Filtering, Hiding threads, and threads per page.
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So, using the 4chan settings, there are two things I use a lot. Filtering and the "Hide Thread Stubs."
But why don't they work together?
When I manually hide a post, I don't see the thread stub at all and it's as if it wasn't there at all (kind of, read on). But when someone posts and I've filtered them, I can still see the stub, and I don't like that.
Also, it would be nice if hidden thread's don't actually lower the post count you can see on a single page. So, say I hide a thread and there is only 14 threads on a single page. If I refresh and on server side the hidden post is still there and I cannot see it, I still only see 14 posts. If I hide a thread, with no stub at all, the second page threads should roll over into the first page for me, so that I always see 15 threads on a single page.
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Something odd recently happened to me. Usually when I make a topic that doesn't catch on I put silly, random, occasionally shocking images - such as illicit sexual activity with a horse. Of course I don't actually support or condone animal abuse in any way, but it's funny to see people get rustled over it. Occasionally I get the typical 3-day ban, whatev.
But I did the same thing a few days ago using family internet (home for the holidays). It says I have been banned for 90 days for posting ILLEGAL material. Whoa, that sounds like some serious shit. As far as I can tell the act is illegal in US, but not just having pictures of it (and certainly not just a few gifs). I'm not too concerned about the ban since I can clearly get past it (not that I ban-dodge on a regular basis), I'm just wondering if I should be expecting any visits from the police over this.
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in the past few days, /pol/ has been posting conspiracy theories and real debate about gun control. it kind of reminds of old /new/ on its better days, I come to pol to hear stuff that i can hear elsewhere, it used to be a really good place for offbeat news. I think the decision to turn into a containment board for trolls was bad for everyone, I wish fourchan could have a real politics board, or just a news board. maybe if it was split into US and international politics, that would encourage real discussion instead of just stupid garbage.
tldr, pol has been pretty good lately ,and reminds me of how good it used to be. I wish it was called news instead of pol.
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4chan is moving into the circlejerk direction.
/b/ for example (the other big boards are also on the way) get more and more onto the 4th grade playground kind of level and of course that attracts more and more users of that kind
why is that?
mainly, i would say, because of the shitty usability of the site.
the site is somewhat uncomfortable (you have to fucking type in CAPTCHA on EVERY(!!!!) post, you have to use 3rd party plugins to get a fairly convenient interface, you get branded with an ID (on an anonymous board!) etc.
so what do these people? they leave to reddit or quit to use online communities at all.
i just want to say, people get angry and leave MAINLY because of CAPTCHA, there are SOMEWHAT more convenient sites out there,that receive users with open arms, that nobody has to wonder himself why the people that stay here are so dumb, idiotic and aggressive to each other.
it's the rest, that stays, the hard core, the bottom.
/pol/ is degenerating
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The conversation in /pol/ is really getting bad these days. I'm noticing that the entire forum is basically dominated by two kinds of rubbish, for the most part.
a} White supremacist/"OMFG HITLER WAS AWESUM, HE'S MY HERO I WORSHIP HIM!!!!1eleven" drivel, repeatedly constantly, ad nauseum.
b} Melly, and a small handful of other transgender trolls making threads about the "die cis scum," meme, and other related trollbait.
I wanted to ask if anything is likely to be done about the constant white supremacy threads. I will state for the record that I am not going to deny the Stormfags their right to be in /pol/, and sometimes I even find them interesting; but white pride threads making up 50-70% of the front page is too much. The neo-Nazi/Hitler worship stuff at times is also seriously disturbing.
Are we able to possibly strike a balance between allowing these people the ability to express themselves, without them necessarily dominating the forum with their material?