On ban evading.
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A question/suggestion to devs and m00t. I'm not strong in the ways of kompooter and I apologize if this has been asked before, but here goes.
Is it possible to ban a geographic location rather then just IP? If I recall correctly even dynamic IPs should give enough information, including geo-location. Ban evading is done by simply resetting the IP, but you can't reset your location. If massive amounts of shitposting flows from one location, blocking that particular location should fix the problem. If that is possible of course.
Remember that ominous site some /g/ users found, where shitposters kept track of how much they shitposted? Just imagine how much shit could be reduced by banning their and other malignant users locations.
So, can this work? Not gonna hold my breath bu sure hope it does.
Global Rule #15
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Alright, the topic on all of our minds, why isn't global rule 15 ever truly enforced?
For those to stupid to memorize the rules, or to apathetic to go look at them, Global Rule #15 states "All pony/brony threads, images, and avatars belong on /mlp/."
Also, general non-enforced rule thread.
4chan is not 4chan anymore
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I have been on and off 4chan from the beginning, remember even when it had a loli board and people like BukiBuki.
I have seen it change and evolve over the years, mostly for the worse, mostly due to a larger userbase (according to my opinion) and thus an influx of "normalfags".
And if I had to sum up 4chan in one word it would be: Freedom.
Freedom to post anonymously.
Freedom to post and call someone a faggot without being worried about being banned for being "rude" to someone over the internet.
Freedom to post the most porngraphic and guro pix you can find.
Freedom from most rules that stifle the other 10000000000 other image/text boards.
However, userbase aside, since it can be dealt with, my growing concern is not that but the janitors/mods and thus by extension, Moot himself.
1) Recent focus on cracking down by janitors/mod on posting porn pix in "SFW" boards
If one is to assume that janitors/mods do not act completely independent of Moot's direction, I can only see that this practice and order must come from Moot himself. Thus, to Moot directly, I ask:
When did 4chan become a mature imageboard for mature imageboard owners like yourself?
I am not alone in this feeling to be sure, where as a new 4chan, recurring meme I see recently is: "4chan is now a Christian imageboard" in reference to deleted images on SFW boards.
2) Janitors/mods being del/ban happy (especially so in /jp/) and especially about posts that call janitors into questions about such practices (are we not allow to question their actions? Is 4chan a dictatorship now? Did we have to fill out form /q/-zed-48783-fxk-gov.de.jp.co-4878 no in order to "check" our bureaucracy?)
As the image shows you aren't even allow to question straight up contradictions.
4chan 40 years or so from now.
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Hey m00t, will you be my valentine?
But seriously, where exactly do you see yourself and 4chan years from now, like when your an old man?
Do you think you'll stick around with 4chan till the end, or will you pass the reigns to group of mods?
Also, do you say you don't profit from 4chan, (inb4 jews) so do you actually have a job?
Sorry if this is too personal, seeing how this is an anonymous image board.
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Back in November there was a DDoS hit against the site.
Two days before the DDoS there was a "dub get" thread on /b/. The "get" would determine what website was to be DDoS'd.
I confess. I rolled the "get" and suggested, as a joke, 4chan be the target of the DDos.
I'm not sure if it was coincidence or what, but I sincerely apologize to Moot, the staff, and the user base.
Please don't kill me.