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moot, and many of you, are opposed to forced IDs, like the ones on this board and /b/.
on all the other boards, it is child's play to ruin a thread by samefagging, if you have any troll skills.
the best scenario is when OP makes a request, and nobody answers readily, so he goes away. you then resurrect the thread from page 5 or whatever, pretending to be a thoroughly pissed off OP. hilarity ensues, especially when OP comes back to find the whole board angry with him.
that's just one example of how easy it is.
so, explain why forced ID on a per thread basis is a good idea, other than enabling samefagging.
A Call for Action
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I know you don't take board requests but you need to take action.
Offtopic shit is rampaging throughout every board. And moderation is not going to solve the problem because these people have nowhere to go and they will keep making these threads. "Oh but go to /b/". That's not going to work. You, me, and everybody else knows that /b/ is a pile of irredeemable shit and no sane person from the blue boards wants to go to it. Its way to uncreative, way too fast, and filled with 14 year old wannabe hackers. It's not a home for anybody these days.
You said it yourself, people want a place to call home, but you're not fulfilling your end of the bargain. A home means that you can discuss your hobbies and have fun with likeminded people, we have that right now. But it also means that you can discuss your daily life, your trials, things that you find funny, try to be creative, all these kinds of things. People are feeling stifled because there's no decent 4chan board that can fulfill that. /r9k/ already has its own community and is certainly not able to take on that role.
We need fresh new ground. I don't care what you want to call it. And yes, like every board, its going to eventually turn to shit, but that doesn't mean we can't try.
And please, if you're going to consider doing it, make it safe for work.
Porn on /b/
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Why the fuck is there so much goddamned porn on /b/? I know it's been like this forever, but come on. /b/ was meant for random, miscellaneous stuff, and it's hard to find those random, interesting things with porn clogging up the entire board 24-7. Shouldn't we have a board dedicated to dumping porn? Now I'm not saying /b/ should be safe for work, but it's getting annoying to see the same old shit fill up a board every day. It's kinda like when pokemon was all over /v/. Yes, it's vidya-related, but there was way too much of it shitting up the board, so pokemon got it's own board. Hell, it even feels like the reason why /vg/ was made: Massive threads about the same shit kept getting made on /v/, so moot made a board for those general megathreads in order to make one board for variety in gaming, and another for the mainstream, flavor of the month, "games everybody knows and plays" type of things. Lots of great, decent or quality threads get ignored, pushed away and auto-pruned due to everyone making and posting in the same old threads and it's obnoxious when you decide to make a nice, interesting, original thread but it hardly gets any replies.
The point is, when one type of board-related subject gets out of hand, it needs to either be removed or suppressed. Just like /b/ and anime, just like /a/ and weeaboo culture, just like /v/ and pokemon, just like vidya generals, and just like ponies shitting up the site.
Functioning of /f/ uploads
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Thanks again Moot for fixing the Captcha "bug" on /f/. But here I'd like to rant and plea for a fix to the serious bug in uploading... of course there is a long expiration for files (4 days?) to prevent rapid-fire reposting of same material. However, the file is recordedd as uploaded and trips the timer whether it was actually uploaded and appears on-board, or not. If for any reason the upload fails, be it a missing tag or a cnnection time-out, it is recorded as "file already uploaded". There is no chance that you can get a mulligan and actually get the file up. I also noticed that a flubbed file apparently counts toward your 4-files-daily cap.
IS there any way this can be fixed so that only files that actually get on the board and are publicly viewable get counted? seems only reasonable, no?
captcha: mastitic discovery