[Culture] Your opinion on the textboard scene outside of Japan (31)

1 Name: Anonymous : Thu, 11 Mar 2021 15:40:18 GMT [Del]

I like that there are and have been so many attempts at making a new textboard, the problem is that they're almost always invariably dead.

2 Name: Anonymous : Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:25:29 GMT [Del]

In the beginning, 2ch-style BBSes failed to take off in the West. This was because Westerners had already established their own, more advanced versions of threaded internet forums before word about Japan's glorified guestbooks travelled overseas

Then the Futaba-style imageboard took off in the West thanks to 4chan. Despite world2ch predating it - and 4chan housing its own 2ch-style textboards - imageboards made textboards seem teh lame, so relatively few users were interested in using them

Then social networks came along (and later; smartphones), and nobody in the West outside of a relatively small and ageing niche was interested in using ye olde interwebs any more

And now we're here - over a decade since the last development - and 2ch-style textboards are still teh deadz0rz in the West, and will likely continue to be for the forseeable future! \(;^Д^)/

3 Name: Anonymous : Thu, 11 Mar 2021 21:49:46 GMT [Del]

I agree with 2-san. The imageboard, let along the textboard scene is sad in English and Polish speaking world. There are almost no new users anymore besides kids who go to 4chan because they saw a youtube video from 2013 talking about the l33t hax0rs. Not sure what I'm going to do when pre 2010 internet completely dies.

4 Name: Anonymous : Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:08:45 GMT [Del]

As long as new (new only in creation date, really) textboards and imageboards keep trying to bring back the past they will remain dead. Nobody brings anything new to the table, they're all "4chan but [more strict/less strict/like the good old days]".
Everyone tries to be the next 4chan too, sometimes without realizing it, like when they start adding mandatory basic ass boards, i.e. anime, games, random. BBS places that try to fill a specific niche tend to fare better, like Lainchan, Wizardchan or Bunkerchan. Until someone in the administration team inevitably fucks up, that is.

5 Name: Anonymous : Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:14:26 GMT [Del]

I think its hard to describe in just one way. Sure, they are dead, but they are still pretty fun. I think that, like all things, a age of renewal will come soon. I think the age at which old things start becoming cool instead of "lame" again is about 30 years old, like how right now 80s-90s era is liked alot, in another 10 years, it will be 90s-00's, and so on. Just wait, and experience a revival.

On the other hand, you could also learn japanese. Then you get to experience a whole new world this way.

6 Name: Anonymous : Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:20:33 GMT [Del]

I think people focus too much on trying to raise users instead of enjoying the group they have!

7 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 06:57:37 GMT [Del]

I just wrote a textboard script and I want to host it because I think its neat and I'm proud of it, but I don't want to mess with the already sparse but fragmented textboard ecosystem. The hubris to even try and start a new board..... like there needs to be another lounge or aa board. Fuck it, I'll make my board about bomberman...

8 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:04:09 GMT [Del]

>>5

Most Japanese people don't even use textboards anymore the Japanese internet now is mostly LINE Twitter and Facebook

9 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:07:10 GMT [Del]

>>8
thats like saying most westerners dont use 4chan. it may be true, but there still are a huge amount of being using them, even if its not most.

10 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:11:51 GMT [Del]

Would you guys post in bomberchan?

11 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:38:39 GMT [Del]

whos bomberban? is it a ted kaczynski forum?

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13 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:48:19 GMT [Del]

>>9

They don't lol or at least the average normal person.

14 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:05:50 GMT [Del]

>>13
thats my fucking point retard. the argument that "the majority of people in x country dont use this site" can be true while the site can still be huge. making it moot

15 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:16:04 GMT [Del]

>>13
2ch still gets over 2 million posts every day and its demographics still range from literal kids to literal grannies.

16 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:17:28 GMT [Del]

>>7
That's a step in the right direction. We need more anonymous forums with oddly specific topics.

17 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:21:41 GMT [Del]

>>15

I bet you think most Japanese people still use Nico Nico too despite the fact that most Nico Nico users moved to YouTube because Nico Nico is not profitable.

18 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:25:27 GMT [Del]

Um, ok.

19 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:29:44 GMT [Del]

>>14

IMO you have to be fucked up in some way to use sites like these because no normal person uses these kind of websites. In its early years 4chans userbase was mostly society's social rejects and a bunch of anime nerds but now it is used by people who are still like that but more semi-normal.

20 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:30:31 GMT [Del]

But we're talking about 2ch, not niconico or 4chan. 2ch since the early 2000s has been filled with "normalfags", for lack of a better word.

21 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:37:51 GMT [Del]

>>20

If you're talking about the original 2ch now called 5ch that place is still semi-active but not that popular anymore if you mean 2ch.sc that place is pretty much dead from what I've seen.

22 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:42:20 GMT [Del]

Duh. 2ch.sc has never been relevant except for the first few months after Hiroyuki deservedly got the boot. Too bad JIM was just as bad as him if not worse.

23 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:47:15 GMT [Del]

>>22

Oh god i hate Jim he is a faggot not only did he ruin 2ch but he also ruined 8chan too but to be fair Hotwheels betrayed us so.... yeah there is that and he became a SJW.

24 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:08:07 GMT [Del]

why does faganon act like you have to be a super edgy fucked up hacker to use the internet

25 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:24:52 GMT [Del]

>>24

You don't? I wasn't talking about the internet in general i was talking about imageboards and textboards and nowhere did i mention hackers on steroids. That being said however back in the day you needed to have at least a basic understanding of how computers worked in order to access the internet however once touchscreen smartphones started becoming more common place the internet and real life became merged together and now even a idiot who didn't know how to use a pc had access to the internet.

26 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:20:35 GMT [Del]

You needed to know how computers worked to access the internet? I didn't know you needed to know how an ALU adds numbers or the intricacies of the mathematical theory behind algorithms to use dial-up internet!

27 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:20:17 GMT [Del]

>yeah there is that and he became a SJW.
Based.

28 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 23:18:59 GMT [Del]

>>27
On what is it based on? I wonder,,,,,

29 Name: Anonymous : Mon, 15 Mar 2021 23:29:57 GMT [Del]

Oh sorry, I meant ´´epic win''.

30 Name: Anonymous : Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:07:44 GMT [Del]

>>28
Two ons

31 Name: Anonymous : Tue, 16 Mar 2021 11:01:51 GMT [Del]

lets not let our discussions overshadow rule 8

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