4chan Inline Extension + Catalog Feedback Thread
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Last Fall we introduced an inline extension and native catalog.
The extension is 4 months old and reaches all of 4chan's ~24 million monthly visitors, and the catalog is 2 months old and has already served more than 1.5 million unique visitors.
Both have come a long way since their introduction thanks to desuwa, who has generously donated his time to these projects.
We'd like to know what you all think is missing from them, and what we can do to make them better.
Both desuwa and I will be monitoring this thread for feature suggestions, bugs, etc.
Administrator Reply: >>408606
Stormfront & 4chan (Specifically /pol/)
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OK stormfags, many of us have seen the evidence and many have seen your weak rebuttals. But the facts still stand; stormfront has a web spam/propaganda team. stormfront has and currently is still spamming on /pol/.
A. Gallery full of screenshots supporting the following:
B. "We should recognize our power and start infiltrating these groups. Do a google search for Anonymous and begin reading about them. Begin making connections. Begin infiltrating them. We could, over time, take them over by our sheer numbers. Or we can find out where they are and retaliate for their attacks against us, or both." -http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t863802/#post9953315
C. StormFront has a sub-community called SwarmFront (http://www.stormfront.org/forum/f214/), which is basically a neo-nazi version of the JIDF, except much, much more active with significantly more members.
Their sole purpose is to disseminate neo-nazi and white-nationalist propaganda on as many websites as possible, including 4chan (http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t854096/). They call this spamming drive 'BUGS' and call their asinine talking points 'Mantras'. They routinely pound the shit out of discussion boards everywhere.
They even use helper applications like BUGS Buddy (e.g. 1. http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t878206/ 2. http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t856144/ 3. http://www.whitakeronline.org/blog/forum/bugs-swarm/) to make sharing their retardation with others, that much easier.
They also have guidelines, plus IRL and online training for helping them to spread their ridiculous agit-prop (e.g. 1. http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t860368/ 2. http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t872878/ 3. http://www.whitakeronline.org/blog/).
D. Read the threads in these 2000+ results (Many of them specifically mention establishing a presence on /pol/ [or in older threads, /new/]): https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=4chan%20site:www.stormfront.org&safe=off&num=18&filter=0&pws=0&as_qdr=all
VC estimates 4chan worth $1.2 billion
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So /q/ friends, I've been involved in many VC deals in the past and I've estimated the worth of 4chan at $1.2 billion dollars. Let me tell you why.
First off how much revenue per year? From https://www.4chan.org/advertise 550,000,000 impressions a month at $1 CPM, we have $550,000 a month in revenue which is $6,600,000 a year. Of the 22,000,000 unique visitors a month, about 2% of those will convert to paying users and buy a one-year pass at $20, bringing in another $8,800,000 a year. This totals $15.4 million a year. Given the business model similar to Craigslist http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2283-ranking-tech-companies-by-revenue-per-employee I'd estimate 5 paid employees, mostly mods to handle CP, at $150,000 each plus hosting, travel, business expenses give about $1m a year in total expenses. This means about $14m a year in profit before taxes.
How much cash does moot have now? $6m a year in solid ad revenue profit since say 2005 to 2012 is $48m now, after high NYC taxes around $30 million is left.
How much is moot worth? Assuming he owns 100% of 4chan, if he took it IPO at a facebook 85 P/E ratio, it would be worth around $1.2 billion dollars. Could be substantially less than that, say between $300m - $600m given the market conditions, but I'd put $150m as an absolute floor.
Given this, I'm not sure why moot continues imply he's a pauper running the site on shoestrings. At a bare minimum he is making millions a year in cash profit from 4chan. I mean I have acquaintances (even a Cohen) who are public with the millions they are making a year off their small businesses, so moot's reticence is a bit odd. But to each his own. He is, after all, according to my calculations, a billionaire.
Administrator Reply: >>403500
Addition of a /jv/ board for Japanese Video Games discussion
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Would it ever be possible to have a sort of /jv/ for the discussion of Japanese and Japanese-related video game content? It's becoming nearly impossible to discuss them on /v/ without a mountain of idiots obliterating the discussion for no reason.
Want to discuss a JRPG with any anime themes to it?
>DURR WEABOO PEDO MOESHIT GO BACK TO /a/
Want to discuss a JRPG without any anime themes to it?
>DURR CLOSET WEABOOS FUCK OFF BACK TO /jp/
Want to discuss a game with samurai in it?
>Cue European Medieval Weaponry VS Samurai Weaponry shitflinging
Want to discuss a SHMUP that isn't Dodonpachi or Raiden?
>FUCK OFF TO /jp/ YOU FUCKING WEABOOS
Want to discuss any non-Capcom fighter?
>FUCK OFF TO /vg/ FIGHTANFAGS
Want to discuss any Capcom fighter?
>FUCK OFF TO /vg/ CAPCOMFAGS
I understand that /v/ already has spawned far too many separation boards. /vg/, /vp/, and /v/ are already cutting that board into three chunks. But dammit, it isn't conducive to proper discussion. The only advice we're ever given is "Ignore the trolls", but that doesn't fix shit when they spam sages and shitposts until the threads are gone, or until the other idiots reply and arguments explode until 404. Not to mention with the constant influx of new posters, they see all the anti-Japanese sentiments and will wind up assuming that's what is acceptable there.
Is there any particular reason outside of lack of staff available that this board would not be possible?
How to make 4chan better
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Mandatory $1.00/month Pass to post. This will solve everything, moot. Who's going to shitpost, post illegal content, spam, and break the rules when they know money's on the line? No one! Who's so addicted to 4chan that they'll be willing to pay you to post on 4chan, just like they're willing to post Captcha (even while they whine about it)? Everyone! It's a win-win situation:. You get more money to pay off your debt, 4chan gets less shitty and has less ads to clutter up the boards. You could even still have the regular Pass for people who want different payment options.