Do 4chan image links 404 with the thread?
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We all know that threads 404 in a matter of minutes if they have bad material, and at most, a successful thread stays active for at most (at least in /b/) 2 hours.
My question is, what about image links? Do you happen to know if image links 404 along with a thread? And if image links stay longer than thread links, how long do they stay as active links? (i.e., lets say I copy paste an image link from 4chan because I don't want to download the image directly to my computer. If I try to open up this link at another time [whether a few hours from now, a few days, etc], would 4chan still have that link active to let me view the image? Or does it 404 after a specific time?)
I've gotten mixed responses from /b/ and this forum should obviously help me out better. Some said that only threads 404, but image links do not. But why would a website like this (http://www.4chanlink.org/) exist if 4chan images DIDN'T 404? That website downloads the image from the direct 4chan link and "mirrors" it on their site for around 14 days.
Curious because this is obviously an image board, and it seems like undue stress on the servers if image links stayed active longer than threads.
>mfw I'm searching for the answer to this question
You Rage You Lose threads
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Hey /q/, /b/tard here.
I recently saw a new yryl thread for the tenth time today, and this time I noticed three things:
>there are the same images posted over and over, and I don't mean "meme-like", but "ow man it wasn't funny/ragewothy three months ago"-type. Kinda like bad reposts on 9fag or facebook.
>there is almost no oc in these threads. sometimes some nigger is posting something from facebook of what he thinks is rageworthy. that's it.
>there is no actual discussion or conversation in yryl threads. Only some fag dumping an assload of pics, and then just more fags replying with angry gorillas.
It's just like a day on 9fag, just an endless stream of unfunny pictures and some fags masturbating all over them.
I believe these threads are started by the same people who create that shit. They want to come off as edgy oldfags by "raging" over these pics while doing the same shit as always.
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I am SICK of seeing this ugly whore's face and a 300 reply thread everytime I go on to /v/
I am SICK of the endless tfw no gf, stoner, deminist and all offtopic threads
I am SICK of the obnoxious use of greentexting and "Le XD trol u Epic Maymay2 ironic shitposting that is passed off as "v culture when called out"
I am SICK of this Reddit obsession /v/ has had for the past two years
I am SICK of how accepting this bard has been to ignorant cancerous normalfags
And quite frankly, I am SICK of all the limp dick /v/ mods
So I propose this. A harsh and sustained clampdown on /v/. This shit has been festering for so long, /v/ is incapable of self moderation, due to the vast numbers of posters happy to wallow in their own shit. outside intervention is the only way of getting /v/ out of the shitter and so far, outside intervention has been pathetic.
And don't give that "B-but /v/ is too fast a board!" bullshit. There are plenty of ways to overcome this. Mods make their bans count by dishing out long public bans, (None of this 3 day ban rubbish) with the occasional mass public banning to set an example.
Ironic shitposting and anything related to feel, feminism or reddit is now a bannable offense.
Shitty overused words like XD, Reddit, lel, le, Maymay are now wordfiltered.
Anyone bumping or contributing to an off-topic thread is instantly banned, zero tolerance. And when I say banned, I mean BANNED. Not a three day ban. A weeks ban or maybe even a month long ban.
How to make /mlp/ a slightly less terrible board
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Alright, folks. The hiatus is coming to an end, our spaghetti is tucked firmly within our pockets, and our drawfags are waxing their tablets. It's that time of year when MLP is on air again, and that means quality discussion, a renewed sense of camaraderie, and gigabytes of more porn to choke your dick to.
Looking at /mlp/ right now, we need some fixing up. Here are some consistent issues I've been noticing:
Personally, I hold nothing against tripfags; holding a concrete presence has its own merits, as many as anonymity. However, the effect they're having is something we need to fix. Tripfags can quickly degenerate a thread, given enough time and space, into a circlejerk not unlike the fortunately departed /b/read. In addition, tripfaggotry is outlawed by the global rules of the site; so it's about damn time we do something about this.
2. Formulaic threads
"I want to cum inside Rainbow Dash", "Best pone thread", and any other threads in the same vein are bad for the board. The biggest reasons they need to be dealt with is that they clutter up the board while offering no new content; they're a waste of space, and there's really no argument against this. In addition, threads devoted entirely to image dumps of a certain character also cause problems. While some discussion may be had, these threads drain possible images from a given anon's utility box, and an image already in one of these threads can often go somewhere where it would be more constructive.
3. Pony porn
/mlp/ is very divided over the subject of its delicious horse vagoo; some say it's the cancer killing the fandom. others whip out their dicks and fap like madmen at the mere sight, and others stand on the sidelines laughing at those bickering over something that's hardly unique to MLP. Regardless, some sort of compromise much be reached that pleases both the puritans and the horsefuckers.
/gsg/ needs help
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Grand Strategy General on /vg/ is in desperate need. We need our own mod or janitor or something, it's fucking disgusting. It's so /pol/ and troll infested at this point that if you post a game of Victoria 2 (a game set in the 1836 - 1936 period) with socialist pops or as a socialist government in it, the thread turns into a 500 post shitstorm about socialism vs capitalism and hurr durr obama. If you post a game with Rome in the picture or mention Rome, a huge shitstorm begins.
Ironic shitposting is through the roof, spamming is not unheard of. The thread is seriously burning, it's almost 90% ironic shitposting. Because of Deep & Edgy shitposting, previously accepted games like Civ and Alpha Centauri can't even be posted anymore because if you do a contingency of 3-4 sperglords spam the thread with ironic shitposting because they think if you post the games there will be shitposting. Yes, that is the reasoning they gave the thread a few months back when it reached critical mass. I shit you not.
It's basically the worst parts of /pol/ (incessant racism, copy pasta, derailment into making everything political) and /v/ (off-topic shitposting, ironic shitposting, spamming). I mean look at this post
This guy has been posting shit like this, full caps LE IRONIC SHITPOSTING and XDDDDDD faces for about half an hour to an hour now. It used to be just during the weekends a few months back that it was like this, but now it's like this ALL THE TIME.
I know that a lot of /vg/ threads are burning right now, most notably the likes of Starcraft 2 but Grand Strategy General is in some really dire need right now of help. It's a never ending cycle. Shitposting about random bullshit all day, and then people start spamming the thread to "stop" the shitposters, and then the spammers leave and we get more shitposting.