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I propose that /q/ is open only to users who have a 4chan pass. Everyone else can look but not touch. Almost everyone who comes here is one of the following.
1: People who think that /q/ is the second step in reporting a post. Or worse, the first step, thinking that reporting does nothing.
2: People who refuse to read the sticky and shit up the board with mindless prattle. Despite this being perfectly visible, people appear to be illiterate.
3: People who make snide and snarky remarks to the shitposting, which shoves the shitposts to the top of the page.
4: Changate fags who are making a big deal of the controversy of the week.
5: "Delete /pol/" thread #15,498
6: Someone who ignores actual on-topic posts and suggestions.
7: People who don't ignore off-topic posts and shit suggestions.
8: Countless others who mumble "muh culture" and "u dnt go 2 dis bord" when told why their posts are shit.
9: "moot is le happy holocaust surviving salesman hooknose red sea pedestrian"
10: "HEY GAIZ DID YOU SEE THIS PROBLEM THAT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER 4CHAN?" thread number 20.
/q/ is one of the slowest boards on 4chan, but the quality of it is absolutely terrible. I feel it should either be actively moderated more with shit threads being locked, or should be closed to non-pass users.
Why users with a pass? Because they clearly care enough about 4chan to toss moot a few bucks.
Stuffed animal in BSDM position unrelated.
/o/ confirmed for most shitposts per capita
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>someone starts a thread about a car
>opinionated, neanderthalic tripfaggots come in
>spurt their manifesto while covering their ears and shouting LALALALA
How do you fix this then? Forced Anonymous.
>tripfaggots loose their identity
>they now have to contribute unique pics (in other words, OC) of either themselves or their vehicles to identify
>ID will still allow key people to be identified in relevant threads
Tripfags on other boards have their place. They often only trip when their identity is relevant, and they are unique and far between enough where any regular to the board knows why this person needs to be unique. On /o/, there are hardly any quality tripfags. The few that are worth a shit only really trip up when it is relevant. The other 99% of /o/ tripfags are just summer trips and the summer trips of last year, the only unique factors is how biased and close minded they can be, how often they shitpost, and how long they have been shitposting.
Forced Anonymous would not be the cure-all to shitposting on /o/, in fact for some time after the change there could be quite a bit from backlash. Eventually things will settle down. Part of the problem is that all of these tripfaggots believe they are well known, notable, a common household name within the board. Some are due to the volume of shitposts, but all are just seeking attention and recognition when it isn't relevant to the thread.
Take a look at the front page, if not the catalog. Most threads that get over 60 replies don't get there by relevant discussion, but by the same three arguments repeated over and over:
>automatic vs manual
>big displacement engines (v8) vs small displacement engines (l4)
>tripfaggots at each others throats for disagreeing with their opinions
Dubs on /b/
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Why haven't dubs returned to /b/ yet? Skipping all those posts in the post count makes the Post No. not representative of how many posters are actually on that board. (Then again, /b/'s post number has been reset before, so this is a bit of a, pardon the expression, moot point.) You may say that it got repetitive due to the amount of dubs threads on /b/, and that we have /s4s/ for that now, but /b/ has the same 8 or 9 threads every day at this point, not counting the fucking roll threads. Dubs, trips, etc. have also inspired some good OC (check /s4s/), and epic GETs can sometimes be rather momentous occasions.
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I can't hold my tongue about it anymore, so here goes: Can we please do something to keep /soc/ material off of /b/? I'm seeing at least 4 state-specific hookup threads on the front page every evening, as well as the general hookup thread, and some for Canada, not to mention anons using the place as their personal cragslist. ("where can I meet cute traps in the 949?") And if that's not enough, we have the "favorite X" and "tell us about you" template threads (pic related) that are more at home on /soc/ and are magnets for people who mistakenly think that trying to meet up /b/tards in real life is cooler than meeting up /soc/ users and create no content besides 3x3s of their favorite albums. This shit is crowding out the rare good threads.
>/b/ is shit, all the good stuff is gone. gb2 containment
/b/'s the only place here where I can watch a hairy fat guy put sharpies up his butt, see people threaten to kill themselves on cam, and post blatant bait threads without fear of being b&. I can pretend I have expertise in subjects I know nothing about. I can try to roll 69 in the hopes OP will make a top hat for that frog he caught. Can you blame me for my simple pleasures?
>/b/ is random, so anything goes!
Then why did moot create /soc/ in the first place? Oh, right, so the aforementioned internet activities wouldn't be buried under walls of "rate my tits" and "who has ganja in the 285?"
>something about pissing in an ocean of piss
This is about more than just /b/. /soc/ can be slow and it would benefit from people moving their crap there. And this is more like poring water in an ocean of piss. Stop watering down my piss!
>nobody's gonna do anything about this.
If that's true, I'd like to hear it from a mod so I know to move on instead of wasting my time on a lost cause. Thanks.
Simon, Alex and Jon
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moot posted this interesting interview through his twitter. It is a nice interview, you should read it.
In it he says this:
>Well, [4chan] never caught fire. If you look at my traffic from February 2003 onwards, in those 5 years there hasn't been any real inflection. It's been more slow and steady wins the race. In the early days I found people like Simon through a different IRC channel. I'm still friends with a number of the people who were the first volunteers and helpers, like Alex, one of the guys who's been helping out for 9 years. Jon, this other guy, is still a good friend - he was actually the first person I met from the internet, at a Barnes and Noble in the city..
Who are Simon, Alex and Jon? They are mods I presume, but which ones?