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
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.
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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.
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Generals on /a/.
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Although this is a new board requests, it's still worth considering.
Currently on the front page of /a/, there's at least two generals up at any given time when you refresh the page.
See for example:
Although this threads are anime and manga related, or at least tangentially so, it's pretty clear that /a/ is becoming increasingly clogged and these threads are therefore best moved into their own board.
It's time for /ag/ - Anime/Manga General.
Any anime and manga will still be allowed on /a/, but anime or manga that ends up having a persistent thread will be moved into /ag/, at the staff's consideration, where it can have longterm discussion and not be limited to the god awfulness that is the text board. I think this shouldn't apply to anime that are still airing, as the discussion is still evolving and therefore is best left on /a/.