Hidden Archives in Pictures Saved from 4chan
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For the past few days now, /g/ has been posting a thread about how to search the pics in your 4chan folder for hidden archives.
This mostly applies to people with collections going back 5 years or older (before moot added in all the filters) but anyone can do this out of curiosity.
This is less of a question thread and more of a general announcement for those who do not browse /g/ or /b/.
1. Install 7-Zip to the default location (C:\Program Files\7-Zip\ unless you're retarded)
2. Copy the script at the end of this post, save it as WTF.bat at the root of your 4chan folder
3. Launch the script. Wait while it recursively scans all your images for hidden archives within them
4. Ignore all the errors 7-Zip will throw for each image that isn't an archive
5. See if a folder was created on your desktop: "WTF"
for /r %%x in (*.jpeg) do "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%%x" -o%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\WTF -r > log.txt
for /r %%x in (*.jpg) do "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%%x" -o%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\WTF -r >> log.txt
for /r %%x in (*.png) do "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%%x" -o%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\WTF -r >> log.txt
for /r %%x in (*.gif) do "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%%x" -o%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\WTF -r >> log.txt
the script essentially goes through the pictures in the folder and subfolders of where the bat was place in, it start by going through all the jpegs, then all the jpgs, pngs, and then gifs. A log file will appear with errors, ignore. If more files appear such as folders or files you didn't have before, check the log and search for embed or extract.
You may want to create the WTF folder, some people have reported errors with the script not being able to find the directory.
Report Function Improvement?
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I've been thinking recently. Some rules seem to be a lot more important and more vigilantly moderated than others.
What I'm wondering is, how practical would it be for the report function to be slightly modified. Instead of the usual
there would be 4
>Global Rule Violation
>Board Rule Violation
with the "Rule Violation" ones having a required dropdown list with either global rules or the rules of that specific board.
I imagine that while this would be a mild inconvenience for the person reporting, it would be an immense help to the moderators/janitors/etc. to know what someone's reporting for before they even look. For instance, if someone were to report a post for porn dumping or using an avatar, reporting for that reason can give a mod/janitor the heads-up that there might be more rule-breaking content in the thread.
I'm no website designer or anything, so I'm not sure how practical it is (it doesn't seem THAT hard to pull off, though), but I think it'd be a nice change for both users and staff.