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9916172 No.9916172 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Do you remember the good times?
If you are a real /jp/er/oldfagg than you should know what this is.

Post nostalgia /jp/

>> No.9916215

I haven't been here in years. First day back. Last big thing I remember was Japanese Bird Cooking Spaghetti like three years ago.

>> No.9916220

Upvotes if you're a strong, independent dog who don't need no hoops.

>> No.9916245

Wow...........I can't believe how many are gone......Only like two people, not including myself, are real /jp/ these days?

>> No.9916247

Yeah............The good old days.......... are gone.....

>> No.9916250

No one gives a fuck about proving your time on /jp/.
Whenever I see threads like this I see unfunny screencaps of threads that are really not humorous but people respond saying "I remember that LOL so hilarious! My sides! lol!"

>> No.9916257

I didn't come here till a year after the split, but I've been on 4chan since a month after it was created. Maybe people don't want to post in a meta-thread, either that or try posting it in the middle of the night on a weekday.

>> No.9916267

Misusing ellipses like that only a few people I know do that, dude sean is that you bro, respond dude.

>> No.9916289
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You mean this faggot? Ha

>> No.9916291

My hobby: reposting old threads and posts just to prove to myself how nothing has changed.

>> No.9916296

Yeah dude thats sean, hes such a bro. Dude sean if you're there dawg respond, come on sean.

>> No.9916389

Do you remember that thread where we posted pictures of the pets we had murdered?

>> No.9916394

We will always be able to tell the real from the fake when it come to tou-bros.

>> No.9916395

Who says he didn't already kill himself after the pictures were posted?

>> No.9916404
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wow, take it easy dude.
Why are you acting so edgy? Go play some monster hunter to take your edge off.

>> No.9916409

He would never kill himself before the Brasil meetup!

>> No.9916493

Yes, but I never saved the photos.

Does /jp/ want to post their murdered pets again?

>> No.9916499

Sure, but I don't have any of my old ones.

Let me get my dog.

>> No.9916508
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ho god someone save him

>> No.9916528


>> No.9916531

>9-tailed Kitsune
>old age

>> No.9916544

She died of /ll/ heartbreak because her shiki got old. Just like Humbert at the end of the book.

>> No.9916591

He posts anonymously now with images labelled Hayashibara, IIRC.

>> No.9916601

Hayashida*. Just keep an eye out for filenames.

>> No.9916671
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There was nowhere else for us to go when we didn't have /jp/.

>> No.9916678
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Here is a better edit

>> No.9916693

You don't capitalize the jp, Moran turdburglar

>> No.9916704

I started browsing /jp/ just for the /vn/ threads

some of the pictures that have been posted here like OP's and other flash back in my mind again

>> No.9916711

i <3 Jaype

>> No.9916712
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>> No.9916726

The first thread i replied was the "no love for doujin flight sims?". I thought /jp/ was a good place back then.

>> No.9916772
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Sorry but /jp/ nostalgia sucked.

In the beginning, it was just /a/. (2008- early 2009)
Then it turned into tripfag wars. (late 2009-2010)
Then it became just pure boring (2011-)

>> No.9916787 [DELETED] 

Where is Yama?
Where is Disability-san?
Where is King OF /jp/?

>> No.9916800

Remember when /jp/ was good?

Me either

>> No.9916802


i know its not a /jp/ thing, but when did anons start writing greentext stories? all i know is mods were very active in discouraging them

>> No.9916805
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They didn't even existed back then. It was all about Jones.

>> No.9916808

Those people are all new.

>> No.9916811

Hard to know exactly. I'm not sure if it came from /v/ or /b/ but I think it was as late as 2009-2010 that we got those really long stories. I know greentext was abused before that though.

>> No.9916819

that laughing gaijin

>> No.9916823

The idea of greentext "abuse" is completely new.

>> No.9916831


their called me>me>arr>ows

>> No.9916864

Probably would be /b/

>> No.9916870
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that out of the way, when did ironic shitposting become a thing?

it was around long before 2012, right?

>> No.9916913

After announcing thread reporting was outlawed

>> No.9916956


i could have sworn i saved images like these years before announcing reports became illegal

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testing to see if my perception of time is fucked

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>> No.9917383

>tripfag wars

That's sad that you cared about those, but for those of us who didn't it was the most enjoyable time.

Also, /jp/ was /a/ when /a/ wasn't. It was an old /a/, and, for all its faults, old /a/ was good /a/.

>mods were very active in discouraging them

Oh really? The bans I've gotten for requesting citations would suggest they were very active in protecting them.

>> No.9917400

By requesting citations you mean spamming a catchphrase that you know gets deleted.

>> No.9917444

I don't think you know what spamming is. And no, I didn't know it "gets deleted" before I got banned. One can't really anticipate every idiotic behavior of others.

>> No.9917481

Nope. /jp/ was /a/ when /a/ was /a/. Stupid memes for the sake of posting stupid memes.

All around people trying to have fun. Get threads and daily doses galore. Sorry you want to pretend otherwise.

>> No.9917582

The posting quality on /jp/ when it started was equivalent to the best /a/ had at any time in the past.

We could really take it easy back then. Its really too bad how things have become.

>> No.9917591

It is all the tryhards edgy bloggers that are trying to stop all the fun. It is sad how /jp/ is slowly turning into blogspot and counseling center.

>> No.9917601

Better post quality he said. Limit of one NEET/blogging thread for the whole board he said.
Man, fuck /q/. And fuck moot.

>> No.9917616

I personally don't mind the one neet thread thing, I just wish they were actually all neets posting in them, not employed normals or kids at uni.

>> No.9917630

Stop posting classic images for all of the newfaglets to use.

>> No.9917632

I don't post in those threads precisely because of those people.

>> No.9917637

I know the good old days weren't that much better, but I do miss them. I was going through threads from 2008 and early 2009 the other day, and it made me kind of sad.

>> No.9917709

Same. I don't even read the threads anymore.

It was a nice thought, anyway.

>> No.9917962

>All around people trying to have fun.


>> No.9918482

I've been here since 2008, close to when the split happened. There were a lot more pedophiles, and the whole NEET/hikki thing was more interesting (still is but those threads get hijacked by faggots), but that was really it. We'd be the refuse of 4chan anyway (although I know of boards that are worse).

>> No.9918487

When i first came to /jp/ there was a sticky with a Pagoda in it with something about your sister caught you masturbating.

It was no different from /a/

>> No.9918490

>The bans I've gotten for requesting citations would suggest they were very active in protecting them.
Nice euphemism for W R U Q.

>> No.9918516

I remember the Dynasty Warriors shop of this, that was more amusing.

>> No.9918541
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Not a particularly old example, but does anyone remember the walking sleeping bags?

That was a fun one.

>> No.9918543

All I can remember from those heady days is hoopdog, and JBCS being the first frame in a Videodrome-style montage that would have us watching women being whipped against an electrified clay wall and loving it.

>> No.9918547
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Remember? These things are -still- awesome.

>> No.9918566

Was that naked Japanese guy thing really the same year /jp/ was created? I can't help but think /jp/ had been around some time before that.

>> No.9918574
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I miss Fascinating.

It was basically the Cool story bro/Please respond of it's time, but I liked it a lot more for some reason.

>> No.9918585
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People don't use Promotion anymore because everyone posts R18 stuff these days.

>> No.9918588
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It was better, can't think why.

Indeed I wish I'd saved them.

>> No.9918589

I can start posting it again for you if you want. I used to be the only one who forced it, and I only stopped because I joined the military.

>> No.9918595
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Please don't

>> No.9918596

I like the shop with his face of Arc's body

Shiki saying "I love you, nigga"

>> No.9918599

Please do it.

>> No.9918610

Make sure to use the Kermit the frog one too.

That one was my favorite because I would always read it in his voice.

>> No.9918612
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So /jp/ was created in 2008, what month? I have this thing saved from early October 2008.

>> No.9918619
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i agree, fascinating was way better than those new, tryhard versions.

>> No.9918634

Then I've been stuck here for the full length of this purgatory.
Why I still come after almost every topic of interest has died is what I don't know.

>> No.9918641
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As the old saying goes, don't forget you're here forever.

>> No.9918656

Thanks for the reminder aniki.
Gonna start using sugoi monogatari aniki again.

>> No.9918737

Hey, I remember the first demo of that "Molest-a-Maid" AR thingie.
We don't get near enough of those things now. Or maybe I don't look hard enough.

>> No.9918796
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AR girls are very rarely discussed. The closest thing that /jp/ gets semi-regularly is 3DCG or Artificial Academy.

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The old ones joked forever about 4chan GOLD PASS. They joked about Infinite Summer. They joked about the heat death of 4chan.

Well, who's joking now? Everything I and others said came to pass.

Also, you wouldn't frost a Ren.

>> No.9918813

I can't recall but I want to say Feburary.

Also does anyone have the /jp/ class room picture? That was early /jp/, a picture of an empty lecture hall that had /jp/ characters photo shopped into it.

>> No.9918839
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I know the one you mean, but don't have it.

>> No.9918875

Will post it after I wake up if no one does. shitposting on my bed with a phone now. pic is elsewhere.

>> No.9918915
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i was since then in here. that were good times without too much touhou shit

but i didn't knew it was born in these times. i'm rarely in here anymore though

pic related: this is me back in the good old times

>> No.9918941

this thread sucks balls. go be nostalgia on /bun/, faggots

>> No.9918997
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Good old day, lots of things happened when I think about it.

- Are you frustrated DELUXE editions
- Am I kawaii uguu + disformed eyes persistent spam (crossboarding, lasted a good month I think)
- Glory of Bawson
- First japanese bird cooking spaghetti
- Chen honk honk spam (world cup)
- Japanese bird evolution
- The Rin Tohsaka glorious days - Constant spam! (lasted 6 days)
- General crossboard war beetween /a/ & /jp/ (they really wanted to delete us, moot officially declined the possibility if I'm correct)
- Umineko screencaps theories spam engaged (/a/ suspected, but somehow it lasted long enough to make this memorable)
- Beginning of Autism threads
- ( ... )
From there cannot remember, to be honest /jp/ hasn't been real fun those last 2 years. Well, the new generation is taking over, this board starts to feel like a common board from there.

I cannot pinpoint the exact time for the persistent tripfags :
- /jp/ Police
- /jp/ Quality Control
- White Ren (glorious days - viral)
- Jones
- Yukari
- Moetron

>> No.9919001

I'm not a /jp/ "oldfag," I only came a year ago.

Can somebody tell if if the OP's image supposed to be related to Enigma of Amigara Fault?

>> No.9919006

>- Beginning of Autism threads

Wasn't those the WALFAS threads?

>> No.9919018

It became too mainstream and took over /jp/ at some point. I don't really know all the details of what I listed, most of the time it just happens like that.

>> No.9919023
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I'm from way before /jp/ was even created. Granted, the tripcode began on /jp/, but it's not like that's important.

Nobody probably even remembers the first days of /jp/ or the year before /a/ went straight to hell. Those were the actual good days, not the autismo spam, or ZUN!spam and sion's sissy slap fights.

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Everything has come full cycle.

Even the most horrific and ironic jokes of the past are now faced as a hard reality. This state of affairs has left the newposters of today to face a board based on the speculative horrors of the past.

I feel so out of touch that I don't even know what the equivalent set of terrors would be for the modern users. Reddit, I guess? Facebook integration? Live chat attached to every board utilizing skype mass-webcam chat?

>> No.9919056

>Reddit, I guess? Facebook integration? Live chat attached to every board utilizing skype mass-webcam chat?
Knowing that internet is going this way at full speed, it's safe to assume that things will only get worse over time.

To be honest, that's a bit scary.

>> No.9919057

plz go hoem

>> No.9919061

>King OF /jp/
fuck off king of /jp/, we all know you go on /cgl/ and do nothing but whore your omega jewish ass out.

>> No.9919063
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Well, I can't say I'm not glad I left when the leaving was right. I came back to /jp/ expecting to find how it was when I left.

Now, it's just... dead. Not even autismo dead. Just... dead. I guess even the worst of the SO IRONIC shitfriends got tired of being here.

Requiescat in pace, /jp/.

>> No.9919069

we still have some flanfly left XD

>> No.9919072

>Requiescat in pace, /jp/.

AC2 was a fucking shitty game.

>> No.9919077

It was ok, I've finished worse games.

>> No.9919084

>King of /jp/
Oh god I almost forgot them. Thanks for the reminder.

>> No.9919104

You do realize that Latin existed before video games, right?

>> No.9919117


Can someone get this nerd a tissue?

>> No.9919122

why, he is funny guy

>> No.9919294
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>> No.9919313

>still thinking that White Ren IS.

>> No.9919405

I give it a week until the get. Things will really heat up in the last 20,000 posts. Do you think other boards will visit us?

>> No.9919525

I hope KoG organizes a massive raid that ends with /jp/ being deleted.

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Here you go. Now you can be an elite oldfag too!

So any idea to bring back our fun?
They are all being labeled as shitposting by our /q/ overlords now. What can /jp/ do?

>> No.9921127

is that megwin?

>> No.9921134

In the event of something like that occuring people will form even more tight knit counter culture groups, as they always have. Stop trying to present an air of intelligence if you can't even take into consideration such an obvious outcome.

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>In the event of something like that occuring people will form even more tight knit counter culture groups, as they always have.

There's no such thing as counter culture. There's only a branching point. You can't beat cultural changes. You can only diverge. And divergent culture groups are always swallowed up once they prove to be weaker. They always die out with the generation that reveres the culture, to live on briefly in the memory of the generation that follows.

Or, they don't have kids, and their generation, as pure as it is, is the last one to embrace the culture. Disco dies for a reason. Punk is left behind. Beliefs, no matter how awesome, are replaced.

The only way to fight it is to literally stamp out the other divergent culture that arises, which we failed to do.

>> No.9921163
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Good times.

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I think you missed the point of my post.

The newer kids have their own sets of ideals which I don't have a good grasp on, and surely have their fears of the future. And then yet again in turn, the next set of kids after them will bring their fears to life. Circle of life yo, shit is DEEP.

I'm not "counter-culture". I'm just still here after my expiry date, and /jp/ is the closest thing to the deep freezer on 4chan.

>> No.9921220
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That face.

>> No.9921224

When you actually sit down and talk to someone who is younger than you, you mostly just realize how much stupider they are than even you are. Their "fear" is more a matter of ignorance than knowledge. I'm afraid of the world, because I understand a great deal about how fucked up it is. They don't have a goddamn clue, or a map of where to start trying to find one.

It's a subtle sense of despair, realizing that those who will be caring for you in your old age are completely fucking dumb. And I'm talking about the ones that are literate. I can't even imagine having an extended conversation with the trash that is coming out of American schools now.

And you Eurofriends don't start yipping about "American schools." Your countries are a breeding ground for illiterate, indoctrinated welfare roaches. You might have an intellectual advantage in the previous generation, but you're all basically chavs and fodder now.

At least I'll get to watch the world finally burn!

>> No.9921237

You are suffering from some serious delusions of grandeur.

>> No.9921239 [DELETED] 

Isn't White Ren the gloryhole spammer? Why the fuck is this nerd trying to act so high and mighty?

Get back to suking cocks!

>> No.9921244

>He thinks white ren is one person

>> No.9921250

You are insufferably new, and were probably born in the late 90s or early part of this shitty new millennium.

My greatest regret is that the yen gains daily against the dollar, thereby discouraging international sale and shipping.

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Being the little girl has always been a part of /jp/ culture

>> No.9921259

>Isn't White Ren the gloryhole spammer?

Oh, is that what they're doing now? That's really lame, actually. Even the autismos had more grace than that.

How do you guys do it? The ones who are actually from before /jp/ was created. Do you all drink heavily?

>> No.9921260

Wrong across the board, I've seen people like speak nonsense such as this time and time again. Each and every time nothing has changed drastically, just take it easy and try to get a little less worked up.

>> No.9921264

Still not old enough to legally drink.

>> No.9921273

Oh, you.

So, correct on all counts. Well, what can I say.

>> No.9921274

I consider /jp/ extremely late in 4chan history, the place was already mostly dilute before the split even occurred. How we do it is try not to get so worked up, theres nothing you can do about it so take it as it is.

>> No.9921275 [DELETED] 

>>Isn't White Ren the gloryhole spammer?
Your quote
>>He thinks white ren is one person
The post you're quoting.
Does not compute.

>> No.9921279 [DELETED] 


>> No.9921282

Hello and welcome!

Go be a counter-culture half-African half-North Korean transgender cissexual hedgehog-in-past-life Judeo-Christian elsewhere.

>> No.9921284

Sorry, I came to the site initially when I was massively underage.

>> No.9921288 [DELETED] 

For every sage in this thread I will give it one bump.

>> No.9921301

Where have you been, Alabammer? Posting anonymously?

>> No.9921313
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There is only one, true White Ren.

But winter during summer only lasts for one night. Oh well.

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Did anyone else save almost entirely pointless porn and porn gifs and from the early days of 4chan and not anything memorable?

It's kind of depressing to have nothing cool saved, even though 90% of the most amusing shit can probably be found on knowyourmeme or whatever the fuck all the kids use these days.

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>Where have you been, Alabammer? Posting anonymously?

I have no idea who that is, and I've not been on 4chan. It really became so depressing that I stopped coming here or to any other board. I watch anime, I play games, I download most of the internet in a given week, and I try to stay alive. I've been more productive ever since leaving about a year and a half ago, or whenever that was.

I don't even recall why I stopped by today. Wish there was some way to keep up with everyone from old /a/, but there's no way that I could do that without it being really awkward and intrusive, so I'm content with letting history meet its end. /a/jp/ was the best and worst thing I've ever been a part of.

Through the looking glass, fairy tale transparently.

>> No.9921341

I'm slightly interested why you thought I was a millennial or later to be honest. I don't even think I wrote enough to get any approximation of my age, which showed in your estimate. Just curious if you wouldn't mind humoring me.

>> No.9921347

I didn't start saving images till around 2005, but yeah all my early ones were hentai. This makes sense I guess as thats what I used the site for up until around late 2004 early 2005.

>> No.9921348 [DELETED] 

So you're just a fake
Fuck, and I was really getting my hopes up too

>> No.9921362

Fake? No. Just consistent. There has never been anything before White Ren. And if there has been, there hasn't been. Consistency, my friend, is next to godliness, if god wasn't an evil asshole or nonexistent.

I really miss the old days.

>> No.9921364

There were a fucking White Ren legion back then.
I wonder how many people here still know about it.

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>White Ren

>> No.9921375

I don't know who any of those things are. The only IRC I ever did was mulling around with Jones for a couple of weeks and playing Ages of Empire 2 once with him before he went completely hobo.

>> No.9921379

I love how trip users seem to always think that anyone cares, even if its a public tripcode. Meanwhile the actual contributors to the board are off posting in their doll threads, discussing figurines, or posting their favorite idols.

>> No.9921380

Classic nonsensical White Ren post.

>> No.9921383 [DELETED] 

It's really depressing how Tokiko tries to force himself everywhere. I am glad /a/ accepted him though, his efforts finally paid off.

>> No.9921389

Nobody is doing those things.

>> No.9921391 [DELETED] 

>or posting their favorite idols.
Stopped reading there.
>Implying idolshits is /jp/

>> No.9921397

>Stopped reading there
No shit, it was the end of his post.

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>> No.9921416

You are very epig contragutations

>> No.9921422 [DELETED] 

>Thanks dood

>> No.9921427

This is what I'm listening to while I read this super epic thread. The bass intro is a little over a minute long if you're not into it.

>> No.9921428
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We fought the idolfriends in the early days, but they turned out to be better neighbors than what came after. The idolfriends kept to their own threads, at least.

Alabama persists. The Keeper is aware. But, as it turns out, we shall not rule again.

>> No.9921435
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Mine is pretty much solid porn with the odd break for someone posting tsukihime pictures all over the place until I migrated to /a/ around 2005.

>> No.9921439 [DELETED] 

>Alabama persists. The Keeper is aware. But, as it turns out, we shall not rule again.


>> No.9921474

Back in my day a pack of gum only cost a penny.

>> No.9921485

Fucking Carthage, we'll show those barbarians who commands the world.

>> No.9921513

the drunk gaijin terrorizing japan is that old? what the fuck have i been doing all this time

>> No.9921538

Is there some montage of this white boar?

>> No.9921567
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Huh, the original Rainbow Girl video is no longer available. That's a bit sad to think about. Although that was more a carryover from pre-split /a/ now that I think about it.

Regardless, it's what comes to mind when I think of early /jp/

>> No.9921573

Gods used to lurk here, not anymore.

I'm not sharing my old images with you faggots.

>> No.9921595

/jp/ is pretty decent now. A lot better than 1 year ago when there was no moderation at all and sudo, liberty, tokiko, yama and the cocksucking faggots were shitting up the board 24/7.

These days I have only noticed an influx of people from kratuchan /int/ but it's not really bad.

>> No.9921604

As long as you just take it easy you'll find threads and posts to enjoy throughout the day. I don't like some of the spam we get but I try not to get to worked up. I've also enjoyed how we have less tripcode circle jerks, as you pointed yourself.

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It sure has glad it has settled down now.

>> No.9921638 [DELETED] 

But those were the good old days!

>> No.9921639

Where the fuck is my time.

>> No.9921641
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My old images are probably cooler anyways, nerd.

Can you even compete with shit like my "Atorie Gust" folder? I doubt it. My kana reading skills in 2004 were a force to be reckoned with. I've got an anime folder called "FullQ" too since I couldn't figure out what the fuck it said. I'm the best.

>> No.9921667

The newer generations are getting dumber? I don't think that's the case whatsoever. I'd place the blame on the mainstream advances on the internet and the sensationalizing culture that is become dominant througout the first world. The retards have always been retards, but they've stayed inside their own circles and haven't touched anything that's too complex for them. It used to take patience to get things done. Now? The internet provides a quick fix for the stupid and naturally they explore by clicking on links that take a fraction of a second. "Nerds" are completely avoiding the internet because it's just a place for social networking, right? Hell, every single hobby has been infected with the normal. They just ignore it all and get a high paying job like the government wants them to do. Weed out the intelligent and critical thinkers and create a generation of pleasure seekers with no mind to oppose. Then there's the retarded showoffs that brag about their endeavors on the internet and their involvements with 4chan and reddit- the two sekrit clubs that make you internet supergeniuses. This kind of trash has always existed, but it doesn't help that they attract attention to the sites and turn them mainstream. There will be no recovery, but don't place the blame on people getting stupider. Last time I heard people are becoming more autistic by the day. Must suck to be part of the older generation that likes to talk.

>> No.9921691

Did anyone else feel like /jp/ drastically changed after a certain event?

I remember feeling a distinct difference in /jp/ after taking a leave for a week or so, and I was told that we had a series of /b/a/v/ invasions but things should go back to normal after they get bored. But a lot of things changed forever after that, I don't remember the exact period, though.

It was like the rest of 4chan was 2 years ahead in "modernizing" with memes, and /jp/ was holding on to old values until that point.
I can't be the only one that felt this, right?

>> No.9921697

Well the board seemed to get a little more attention after the whole /q/ deal, but I'd say everything is roughly the same if you ignore obvious shitposters.

>> No.9921700

You mean the puddi shit?

>It was like the rest of 4chan was 2 years ahead in "modernizing" with memes
This is where you are wrong. /jp/ was actually ahead of the curve. I ventured out of /jp/ after all the /q/ shit and I all saw outside were /jp/ memes and image macros used unironically.
The best example of this would be shit like madopuke, who x here?, which x would you fuck?

>> No.9921707

Puddi is very recent to me, I mean earlier on in /jp/ history. This probably happened the year /jp/ was created or the year after.

/jp/ had a lot of unspoken rules that were upheld for some time after creation, but I started seeing them being broken left and right (with little, no, or less criticism than before)

>> No.9921714

Choose one.

>> No.9921718

It's best to just forget what happened to us during 2011 and move forward. Things got pretty bad then, with shitposting becoming culture and the atmosphere changing into a resigned acceptance of forced stuff like "Madoka a shit" being one of the things that represented our board.

Now we have more of a chance to stumble into the same problems we had before, namely of determining our own identity and what's the balance between taking it easy while having some relaxed fun, and just turning into 2D/Random with all that implies.

Only events that changed us in the first years I can recall is both the meetup threadban, and the blanket ban on all CYOA threads

>> No.9921724
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fasntnig was my favorite.

>> No.9921726

I can never come to call myself an oldfag, I still feel like I need to be a 2003 user to even consider it.

As someone from 2005, I feel like an eternal newbie.

>> No.9921732

/jp/ was ruined the moment people started coming from off 4chan to be butthurt at hotglue for Aika and then even more when Cosmic Break.

/a/ and /v/ where the original posters, this board being a containment for refugees from both. /jp/ is mainly the one raiding itself, along with /sp/ and /prog/. Well I shouldn't lie, a lot of /v/ shit has flooded into the board, like all these faggots/dicksucking/trap posters.

/jp/ is also bad because it's the last ground of people frustrated at 4chan, slowly giving up and becoming shitposters. It's just that more and more give up every day, so the quality lessens and lessens.

>> No.9921733

People from 2003 would have problems using the term fag as anything other than an insult anyway.

>> No.9921734
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More recently, what seems to have happened is Reddit stole the entire slew of "mainstay" memes on 4chan, and thus all of the boards had an allergic reaction to the hijacked memes and completely rejected them.

Meanwhile, these boards create almost no content of their own, and haven't for ages, while /jp/ produces loads of "ironic shitposting" things. These, in turn, were hijacked by the rest of 4chan to replace their own stolen memes.

Maybe the people like me ruining it. I only half-browsed /jp/ for ages after it was created because, honestly, I thought the board was utterly horrible and I had little interest in talking about Touhou since I had done on that /a/ on-and-off forever, not to mention having seen at least 50% of the fanart thanks to the endless touhou hijacks. It felt worse than /a/. Worse than /v/. This sure didn't last though, I don't know how or why, but the other boards took a nosedive straight into the marina trench maybe around 2009 and perhaps everyone ran to /jp/ like I did.

Sorry dude. I probably helped ruin it.

>> No.9921742

I was going to mention the "remember when x-fag was a sign of being new?" but that's played out at this point. I figured I didn't even need to mention it.

>> No.9921744

While on the topic, I've always dislike the newfag/oldfag separation. One of the things that make anonymous imageboards any special is that every poster is meant to be on the same level. No post counts, no join date, no levels. Just your current post to be evaluated and replied to on it's own standing.

I say that if you think the date you found 4chan has any difference in what sort of poster you are, then you missed the whole point of this place.
And yeah, I still feel new after 2006. There's just too much that I missed out on.

>> No.9921748

To true, I really dislike using those terms for new posters and tripcode users and essentially never have. It always seemed to me that it was a newer generation of poster that coined them in the first place.

>> No.9921753

'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

>> No.9921756

I agree, that's another reason that I don't feel like I can call myself an "oldfag" (i.e. something superior)

Though, on the other hand, I kinda feel like I'm outgrowing 4chan recently. I've been here for 7 or so years, but I'm finding it harder and harder to relate to the newer userbase. It might be time to just stay on 2ch forever, since I've long mastered moon.

>> No.9921758
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For me, it was somewhere between the board name change, the addition of the CAPTCHA, and the linking to /prog/ on /g/. Kind of screwed up my two favorite boards.

I still enjoy 4chan to this day, but /jp/ doesn't feel the same anymore; I barely visit, and never for very long. Oh well, I hope all the real /jp/easies are out there, well, taking it easy.

>> No.9921764

I've been meaning to do the same. The only thing holding me back from going to 2ch is the inability to post (without a proxy) and my lack of familiarity with their slang and catchphrases. And I also feel out of place being from from outside of Japan when everyone else there is Japanese.

>> No.9921765

FBI finally considered /jp/ a threat and gave it the same treatment as the rest of jewchan. No one even gives a shit anymore and there's no resistance to the corruption of the image board culture. All attempts at any civilized conversations are shortened to stupid sentence long answers that have no meaning. Memes have no value and belong in the threshhood of retards who can't reply without attempting to fit in.

>> No.9921784
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Don't get me started on that. I see "pls respond" and "you're mom lol" being used without a trace of irony now and it hurts my soul. These are the people I've chosen to hang around with? Then I convince myself I'm being elitist for no good reason and try to find a thread I can enjoy peacefully.

Have tried to leave plenty of times already, burning bridges and the whole thing. Always come crawling back. Not really sure what keeps me here since I hate most of the recent culture. Guess it's like a bad household. It might be terrible, but it's home, you know.

Still optimistic the /q/ attention will play in our favor in the long run. But at the same time I worry since even with 24/7 moderation we still need an active userbase willing to fill the voids left from all the deleted threads. Otherwise it's slow stagnation for us.

Sorry, trying to stay optimistic somehow and it's nice to see some old faces here, but this thread is really cementing the fact that our time has come and gone for me.

>> No.9921794
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>One of the things that make anonymous imageboards any special is that every poster is meant to be on the same level. No post counts, no join date, no levels

Well this would be fine if posters didn't stratify themselves by their actions. Hell, I remember on /a/, first "everyone" talked about how they hated Gaia, then about how they hated ANN, then about how they hated Animesuki, then about how they hated MAL.(order might be wrong) It always had this feeling that huge groups of users would come from these communities and then start talking about how much they hated them for 4chan cred.

Every time 4chan has interacted large scale with another community, it has brought waves of new posters who do act distinctly different.

I am so glad those autism-buttranged pictures didn't catch on as much as I feared they would. They were like metahumor of metahumor and completely pointless outside of /jp/

Speaking of them, I thought /jp/ couldn't take it easy anymore but thinking again, /jp/ takes it easier than ever. People don't seem to get mad to the extent they did in past years. I remember not being able to understand how some people could be so angry.

The constant spam of certain things has started to wind down too. Even those flan threads. And that stupid Sanae and her two asses meme is nearing it's end.

>More recently, what seems to have happened is Reddit stole the entire slew of "mainstay" memes on 4chan
What are they, anyway? Other than /v/'s silly faces from their comics, I don't even know what kind of memes 4chan was using outside of /jp/ at the time.

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>>9921733 >>9921742 >>9921744 >>9921748 >>9921756
I used to whine about the term "newfag" on /a/ when it showed up (It was April or so when it reached wide-spread use I believe, but I can't remember if it was 2006 or 2007. Whatever year Nanoha was airing again. It was probably on /b/ for ages prior but I never visited there at that point.)

I'm sure I posted "newfag is a newfag term" more times than I should have. That was terribly misguided and counter-productive of me, in hindsight. Luckily, I gave up on that pretty quickly when the term spread into all manner of -fag titles and was beyond anything I thought I could accomplish.

Was oldfag used before newfag hit wide-spread use? I can't even remember. "Newfag" really got out of control, either way. Kind of like the "lol I troll you" / trollface thing that followed some time later, and more-or-less identical in bastardized usage.

>> No.9921802

Somewhat unrelated to /jp/, but why do you think moot still keeps this site around? He says he loses money running it, and I can't see him enjoying spending time on this site. He still moderates /b/ right? I have no Idea how he can stand even spending time on a board in which the same old jokes,porn, and meetup threads are being posted day after day.

>> No.9921808

Its a huge convoluted mess trying to arrange 4chan history.

>> No.9921810

Considering this myself is what led me to the conclusion that I should just enjoy my time on 4chan and take it easy.

>> No.9921821

>Don't get me started on that. I see "pls respond" and "you're mom lol" being used without a trace of irony now

Wasn't "pls respond" semi-serious before it became a meme/macro?
"you're mom lol" was always either intended to troll people into pointing out the misspelling or just as a pointless insult. It's part of /v/'s intentionally renaming file names, and mis-saying figures of speech.

I think you might be becoming unnecessarily angry at nothing, like those people who are starting to be angry at things like using the quote function for things other than quoting, or using spoilers for anything other than spoilers, both of which have been going on for years.

>> No.9921828

That probably would be for the best. Still, I like to Imagine what would happen if 4chan just shut down for good. Would we all go make a knockoff or just wonder out into the other existing but not as popular chans? Would posting quality increase due to smaller communities or would it remain the same?

>> No.9921832
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One time I asked him to actually go ahead and delete /jp/. To do as he said in >>1 and simply get rid of it as it was a hassle to moderate.

He was strongly against. I actually had never seen him so opposed to anything since he's actually pretty easy going most of the time. No way, not as long as there were thousands of people enjoying it. Which I think revealed to me why 4chan will stay around as long as he's capable: He's unable to remove the place that makes the day of so many people. The idea that millions of users will suddenly have to abandon the imageboard and look for a new place in a web that is increasingly about identity and marketing is repugnant and so we get to yell at each other for another day even if we are a mess to handle or burning through server money.

He never speaks ill of any board by the way. He just recognizes people having fun, or enjoying things that can't be found in other places and that makes him happy.

Anyway, that's why 4chan will never die as long as there people interested in it.

>> No.9921834

If anything, I'd say the constant meta threads are what's killing /jp/.

Maybe I just never noticed them, but they seemed to really pick up around when I left (early 2010), and don't seem to have shown any signs of stopping.

I think you've all forgotten the real meaning of taking it easy. I'll give you a hint: it involves not getting so agitated over people misusing your jokes.

>> No.9921841

/jp/ has had meta threads since day 1, literally. This part of /jp/ culture whether you like it or not.

>> No.9921846

His point remains: just take it easy.

>> No.9921854

We are taking it easy, we're just having a little moment of introspection. when this thread dies we'll all go back to doing whatever.

>> No.9921859

I admit my part in that. I just can't stop the meta, it's practically a craving that I need to feed regularly. But even the meta was better formed back then when most interested parties congregated in easymodo /ghost/. Now we have /q/, but that's more of a "NSJ sucks" ground than anything.

Yeah, that's why I try to breathe and take it easy. But it does get to me on first sight though, seeing what could be potentially a nice thread about an often ignored topic being marred by therearenoreplies.jpg. It shifts the dialog towards the banal and threads die before they even get a chance that way. But you know, not all the time.

I just worry. This is the stuff that is constantly posted, new people coming in that actually lurk and try to adapt find themselves copying the dominant actions. And those are the ironic shitposting. Just hope that the things that made /jp/ interesting and special don't get forgotten by the time 4chan is 10 years old.

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I tried to reply but it decided my post was spam and I gave up after editing it 10 times.

I am also glad those images never found widespread usage, unfortunately there are a lot more than anyone would like to believe could exist.

>> No.9921865

Do you want to shitfuck with me. You can even be the girl. We will do it in our own bedrooms, without cameras, or typing to each other. Yet only you and I (and all of /jp/ of course) will know we shit fucked.

Please post me a bottle of your sweat.

>> No.9921866

This metathread isn't even a bad one anyway. We're having a civilized conversation. I almost feel like I'm back on old /jp/.

>> No.9921871

>Whatever year Nanoha was airing again.
Nanoha aired in 2004, As 2005, StrikerS 2007. Newfag was well in use before then(Strikers), mostly being used as "newfag summer" so probably ~2006.

>Was oldfag used before newfag hit wide-spread use?
Defiantly not.

Fag was just an insult, I don't remember when newfag started but it was definitely an insult then, probably spawning from appending fag to tripfag. (or the other way around, I forget*) Oldfag didn't appear until people started using -fag as a descriptor of themselves rather than a hostile insult.

*upon checking saved threads, tripfag was being used at least in 2005, so it came first

>> No.9921875
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From a different perspective, this kind of metathread is the ultimate fast-forward button on getting someone to "lurk moar".

>> No.9921876

You seem to have been born in the 1980s. I've got hugs for you, I've got love for you, but fuck off Eternal September.

>> No.9921878

It's funny, one of the few things that we can still discuss in a calm manner and it's directly increasing the entropy that we suffer.

I'm glad to be relaxed here for a bit. More often than not I feel like I'm the only one that was here during the split. I know it's meaningless, but it's like a playground that is being overtaken by vegetation. It's nice, it's just another scenery, but it isn't the one you had so much fun in.

>> No.9921880

But the person he was replying to, me, was born in the 80s too. I want a hug ;_;

>> No.9921889
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I'm the best at remembering things. I wonder what happened when StrikerS was airing that I am remembering as a big deal.

Or maybe it had been around for ages but that spring was when the newfag spam really got out of control for a while. I can't imagine I'm mistaking Strikers time for As time, but maybe my brain is that retarded. It is quite a mystery.

>> No.9921900

there was a lot of lucky star shit going on at that time.

>> No.9921902

Please take it easy~

>> No.9921910
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I like Konata because she is a otaku like me, except she has friends. Oh god I wish I had friends too ;_;

Konata also likes videogames and she is kawaii. And there are lesbians in the show and that's good because I like lesbians and I will never have a girlfriend. Why am I such a loser?!

Konata is like my dreamgirl she has a :3 face I love that. She is also nice why aren't real girls nice!? I got dumped a lot of times but I love konata and she wouldn't dump me because she's so nice and cool.

We would play videogames all day and watch Naruto and other cool animes on TV, and I would have sex with her because sex is so good. I wish I could have sex with a girl.

>> No.9921915

too young, too lewd

>> No.9921917
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Oh right, that.

I think I had buried those memories.

>> No.9921917,1 [INTERNAL] 

this is pretty depressing

>> No.9921937
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Not an oldfag myself, but I'm curious how many of you guys have watched Rozen Maiden.

>> No.9921942

I'm sorry to tell you this, but only losers and homosexual poofters watch Japanese Cartoons and only weird spooky foaming anoraks import Japanese Games.

Once a friend told me he had a fuck doll from Japan, and I shoved a can of cider up his arsehole and cracked the tinny. He transferred schools that week.

>> No.9921948

Watched it back in 2007. I had just gotten a decent internet connection and I was catching up with a lot of anime then.

It was alright. Certainly missed something from the community experience of people watching it together back then and my personal issues were not pronounced at the time so I couldn't relate to Jun at all. Guess I'd feel differently about it now.

But yeah, watched it in part to understand what the deal with ~desu was. Only episode that I still remember is the alligator of truth.

>> No.9921951
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I tried linking it earlier but read Tennyson's Ulysses, contemplate its meaning for a bit, then pull your head out of your asses.

>> No.9921957
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I feel so left out. I didn't watch it until 2012.

Do these bring back any memories?

>> No.9921960
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Didn't watch it at the same time /a/ did, was a mistake.

>> No.9921961


>> No.9921965

That's one wild drift man.

>> No.9921974

I'm not good interpreting verse. What is it you're trying to say? That we are meant to go quietly into the dark and let new life take over, that we are not meant to sit idly recalling in a better light days that will never return?

>> No.9921980

I don't want to help to much, as its quite a beautiful poem, but theres no harm in looking up other's interpretations.

>> No.9921989
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It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honour'd of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!
As tho' to breathe were life! Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this gray spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

>> No.9921991

This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle,—
Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil
This labour, by slow prudence to make mild
A rugged people, and thro' soft degrees
Subdue them to the useful and the good.
Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere
Of common duties, decent not to fail
In offices of tenderness, and pay
Meet adoration to my household gods,
When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.

>> No.9921993

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toil'd, and wrought, and thought with me—
That ever with a frolic welcome took
The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed
Free hearts, free foreheads—you and I are old;
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

>> No.9922017

/jp/ - /jp/ culture

>> No.9922026

>Do you all drink heavily?
I rarely drink.

>How do you guys do it? The ones who are actually from before /jp/ was created.
With age comes the realization that change is inevitable, and most of the changes i have experienced have been negative with no recourse for further change. Even though I miss my old hikki lifestyle greatly (between jobs currently), choices in life often boil down to "fight or die". I think its the same with the old culture. Unfortunately it is my belief that we are far past the point where we could have fought to any reasonable degree to win success, and, even if we had, we lacked the authority to be successful long-term.

A lot of people like to pretend that we can change /jp/ into something that it used to be, but a lot of our old contributors have either left, portaled, or just shitpost now. This board and many others have been getting progressively worse over the years due in no small part to the popularity of the site. Some years its more obvious than others, but the overall quality level is the elephant in the room for 4chan. Even moot acknowledges this quality issue, but it always seems like we are left out in the cold. Likely there will need to be a new site created or an existing site nurtured to take the place of what used to be. I haven't found that place yet.

Just for perspective on the opinions written in this post, I have been browing since 2003. I would very much like to hear the opinions of those who have been around a long period of time.

>> No.9922037

Serious answer, how about bunbunmaru?

>> No.9922041

Tried and nope, verse will always elude me.
I think I see what you're going for though. To keep going forward in the face of death because there's more to life than to sit and just breathe.

>> No.9922050

Thanks for posting it like this, I hope people take the time to read through it. Both the poem itself and the possible interpretations are quite relevant to this thread, in addition to how beautiful it is.

>> No.9922058

I watched most of the first season back when radios and tvs weren't banned from /a/. Someone would show some shows sometimes and I watched it along with some others. I didn't like it enough to pursue season 2 on my own, but I did watch Overture when it came out.

>> No.9922063

>Likely there will need to be a new site created or an existing site nurtured to take the place of what used to be. I haven't found that place yet
This is how I feel as well.
Sometimes the sheer amount of shitposting brings me down and I have to stay away for a while, but I always come crawling back. I don't feel that it could have been prevented, or that it can be corrected, but I can't just roll with it either.
I've been browsing since 2004.

>> No.9922076

Your memory is completely failing you. /jp/ has had metathreads since day one, and they were at their worst throughtout the 2008 (first we wanted our /a/ back; then, we settled and tried to decide what /jp/ is and what's its direction). They did help to shape /jp/, but by the early 2009, most people have realized they're the worst thing about the board, and they started to be shunned, which gradually led to them being completely eliminated from /jp/ somewhere around 2010. This is the first one I've seen in months, and the first one taking things this seriously in more than a year.

And no, ">/jp/" threads and moderation complaints aren't metathreads proper. They're just spam, or clumsy ineffectual trolling at best. Without replies and with frequent enough moderation that we've now gotten, they may as well not exist.

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>> No.9922092

What ever happened to BOOF?

>> No.9922096

I find that bun has too little discussion, personally.

>> No.9922097

I am well aware of the entropy and how the easy, no-thinking-required posts dominate the board. Not just for us but all of 4chan.

It is indeed sad how most of the old users leave or outright turn into shitposting themselves, but like I said before I want to think that even if all the old posters suddenly disappeared it wouldn't mean the end to our cultural legacy since the ideas are what lives on and just because the newer posters came later on it doesn't really mean they're worse or they have nothing to add in turn.

You mention the lack of authority to achieve anything long-term, but from being on the other side of this I can tell you, it's even more frustrating to have the power to remove everything negative from the board and watch as nobody tries to fill the gaps with good content of their own. A lasting solution to the ever increasing entropy must come from both the moderation upholding the rules to guarantee some quality, and the userbase itself throwing content to the wall and see what sticks. Risks need to be taken, expand the topic pool and reply to posts with more than a single sentence. We're a small, slow board after all. The time that you take to reply to a post doesn't mean that the topic will have galloped out of reach while you were typing.

By the way, what you mention is the only reason I haven't entirely retired by tripcode even if I prefer this much more. Figure that there must be someone out there taking some comfort that someone from the start of the board is still active, even if they're a major prick.

I don't think a new site is the solution since we've discussed this plenty before. It sounds like a good idea, but it only fragments us. I'm sure that a lot of the old posters are out there in between sites, boards and blogs. Because we never organized now we have a diaspora of the otaku with no good place to call all of us with some minimum requirements of quality

>> No.9922111

>Do you all drink heavily?
Yes. I am a high functioning alcoholic.

>How do you guys do it? The ones who are actually from before /jp/ was created.

I was from before 4chan was created. GET OFF MY INTERNET YOU KIDS.

>I would very much like to hear the opinions of those who have been around for a long period of time.

I do not feel I can express myself freely here—but briefly, a new media form will be the location where the arsehole of reality cannot be wiped, and a new haemorrhoid will form there. Trying to form an "off board old-/a/ || old-/b/" doesn't work.

>> No.9922123

>Likely there will need to be a new site created or an existing site nurtured to take the place of what used to be. I haven't found that place yet.

I'll just probably keep jumping on 4chan myself. Every time a new serious board is made, it's great for a while unless/until it becomes popular. I've been ignoring them for a while now, but /wsg/ may be the best board on 4chan for all I know.

My major problem was the eternal flood of new people and the increased board speeds, but 4chan seems to be declining nowadays, and may return to a peaceful state and gain a new culture.

>> No.9922125

I've seen the decline. You don't want to be there.

>> No.9922134

You guys are all lamers. /jp/ is and always was one of the worst boards on 4chan. Non stop whining. There isn't enough content to discuss so everyone just shits around in meta threads like this. Of course, of the little content there is to discuss, /jp/ doesn't want to discuss it because it's for newfags and has been "discussed to death". Which just means they don't like things that are popular.

Overall this board makes /a/ look amazing. And that's the irony behind the fact that everyone on /jp/ spends all their time criticizing the other boards.

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It's too hard for me know where the dissonance between me and the current state of the boards came from. I know I'm far from the only person who thinks they've gotten progressively worse as years go on, but I've also gotten progressively older. I'm sure there are plenty of people across the boards these days who are half my age. At the same time, I've never been very fussy about board quality, the testament of such being that I'm still here. I have been browsing much less recently though.

I've always thought of /jp/ of as "old /b/ 2.0" after seeing what happened on the board after the split cooled off a bit. Some people surely loathe this mindset, but it's great for me. /jp/ may not be quite as entertaining lately but it's still alright.

In the end, I've never taken any of it very seriously and I still hang onto that attitude, even if my grip is a bit shaky now.

Also I have no idea when I got here, I've got a file named 1055133825145.jpg but I'm not even sure 4chan was open then and I'm unsure if I knew about futaba yet back then (probably not) and moe.homelinux.net used a different file name structure (20030628012941.jpg etc). It is a mystery.

>> No.9922146

I'm a somewhat new user (6-7 months). I frequent the boards /a/, /b/, /c/, /f/, /int/, /jp/, and /q/. And whenever I come across threads like these I always feel really sad, like I missed out. Sometimes I get this guilt because I can't help but think I'm being detrimental to 4chan's quality without realizing it. I'm a fairly anti-social person and it makes me sad that 4-5+ years ago this site would've been perfect for me. I found it too late. God damn, I get so depressed when I think about this site. Was it that much better back then?

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But /jp/ can't be old /b/.

Old /b/ has fun and did stupid shit for the sake of being stupid.

/jp/ hates fun. /jp/ hates memes.

This is old /b/

>> No.9922150

The irony is that not even this thread criticizes other boards. You're literally the only person criticizing any board here.

Unless you're referring to "critique" as in review and discussion - but I doubt it, since that's more of a praise for everyone involved, which would clash with the tone of your post.

>> No.9922151

No, we would have convinced you to visit Gensokyo.

boo hoo.

4chan was always shit. If you missed USENET before the great renaming, if you missed Fidonet and bangpaths, you missed it. You missed out on scatknifes on primitive 120 pixel webcams.

>> No.9922153

Don't let them convince you otherwise. The site has always been shit. A lot of it is the same and a lot has actually gotten better. Pretty much nostalgia as the OP says.

>> No.9922161

The thing with retrospective threads like this one is that everything looks far better since you do your best to only remember the good parts. The fun times spent together, not the hours spent refreshing the pages waiting for a good thread to pop-up.

In other words, cherish this time and do your best to contribute now. And if you ever want to see how things were back then, check the archives. /jp/ is the oldest board that has its whole history archives. Every shitpost, the raids, the great threads that could only be created in that time and board.

In other words, never wish you were in a site before your time because whatever the old posters tell you is heavily biased for one. Just do whatever you can to bring the image of those days into the present.

>> No.9922174

While I'll agree that I thought 4chan was a lot better back then, I'm still getting roughly the same amount of entertainment out of it as I did in 2003. A lot of these people seem to be to ignorant to let go of their idealized past and move on. People from the past didn't all leave we just got over ourselves and that ideal and learned to take what we can, and enjoy it. These people are trapped holding onto a past that existed only in their minds, if they want that to hold them back then thats on them.

I tried but it doesn't seem like some of you even want to enjoy yourselves. Thats alright I suppose, I'll continue lurking and enjoying the site for what it is.

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I'm well aware of what old /b/ was like. I'm staring at a folder full of porn and Tsukihime pictures, which I'm fairly sure are right off of there.

People here still do stupid shit for the sake of doing stupid shit. The difference is it gets deleted too fast for the post rate, and unfortunately a lot of stuff that is both stupid and completely retarded ends up clinging to the board like a parasite. Beyond that, there is a sizable number of people who seem allergic to fun. There also isn't as much OC unfortunately, that's the shit that really keeps things moving.

>> No.9922181

I don't want to wait, for /jp/ to be over.

>> No.9922186

Thanks /jp/. I'll do my best to contribute. Come to think of it, I'll probably be missing 2012 4chan in 3-4 years or so. Guess I should try to enjoy it while I can.

>> No.9922188

fuck jp, what about the loli board? The first step moot took to suck up to le normals

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>> No.9922195

>Was it that much better back then?

In objective quality, it probably wasn't, but we were younger and easier to entertain, and many things really were fresh and groundbreaking for its time.

You'll just have to learn to live with some grumpy oldfags who've seen it all already and will quip something cynical now and then about how they can't have as much fun as before. Don't let them stop you - but listen to them carefully, since sooner or later you too are going to realize that the things they deride truly are shameful and/or boring. I know I did.

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I just like to think of it as:

4chan was always good.
4chan was always bad.

I mean there's always been times when things go fully retarded and some tripclown or camwhore (guess that was limited to /b/) shows up to dance around or some fresh new meme floods over the board like a typhoon. There's always been times where some funny shit is going down or there's something super interesting to talk about. Gotta take it all in stride.

>> No.9922209

I've been here since before there were camwhores.

No I'm not talking about cracky.

I'm talking about _before there were camwhores_.

Some things change. Some things don't.

>> No.9922211

>It is indeed sad how most of the old users leave or outright turn into shitposting themselves, but like I said before I want to think that even if all the old posters suddenly disappeared it wouldn't mean the end to our cultural legacy since the ideas are what lives on and just because the newer posters came later on it doesn't really mean they're worse or they have nothing to add in turn.
I agree to some extent. What I've been concerned about most has been the balance of old vs new. New posters can certainly be good, but it feels as though there are barely any of our old contributors around. From what I have seen of the ones that return periodically (myself included), quality control has been the primary reason cited for any of these posters to leave. Self-policing is certainly important, but there is only so much you can do as an individual poster to make things better.

>You mention the lack of authority to achieve anything long-term, but from being on the other side of this I can tell you, it's even more frustrating to have the power to remove everything negative from the board and watch as nobody tries to fill the gaps with good content of their own.
I can imagine this is very frustrating. Even moreso when the gaps are filled quickly with more low quality content. However, posters and mods/janitors/admins alike will eventually put their hands up in frustration.

to be continued...

>> No.9922213

Continued from
>A lasting solution to the ever increasing entropy must come from both the moderation upholding the rules to guarantee some quality, and the userbase itself throwing content to the wall and see what sticks. Risks need to be taken, expand the topic pool and reply to posts with more than a single sentence. We're a small, slow board after all. The time that you take to reply to a post doesn't mean that the topic will have galloped out of reach while you were typing.
I agree, and my reference to "being left out in the cold" was primarily aimed at the lack of moderation /jp/ has seen in the past. I think this was the breaking point for a lot of people, and results in a lack of contributions once things start to get cleaned up a bit.

>I don't think a new site is the solution since we've discussed this plenty before. It sounds like a good idea, but it only fragments us. I'm sure that a lot of the old posters are out there in between sites, boards and blogs. Because we never organized now we have a diaspora of the otaku with no good place to call all of us with some minimum requirements of quality
I'm not sure what form a solution would take, but I believe the key is quality control. Anonymity is a vital part of 4chan, but I can imagine that, because of the anonymity, this must be a very frustrating issue to deal with.

>> No.9922217

I can point you, right now, to boards with functional self-policing, high quality posters, high quality posts, and flourishing cultures. I am not going to because you'd shit them up. But they exist, and they exist on 4chan.

>> No.9922230

The thing I miss the most from /b/ were things like the stories of the men's warehouse man having ludicrous love affairs with his huge harbl. I mean /b/ had its short catchphrases and stupid memes but they also had actual effort, with long stories and retarded poems and the like. The best people can do nowadays is parrot each others memes while nudging each other with their elbows.

The greentext stories from /v/ were the closest to old /b/ type writing, before they went from bears and dinosaurs to spawning /v/ - Spaghetti Culture. /v/ is called /b/2 but it really was /b/2 in the way that MTV 2 actually played music videos for a while there.

>> No.9922231

Don't mind our more delusional posters, I find its best to just ignore them.

>> No.9922239

When was the last time you did a grand tour?

>> No.9922247

Oh sorry I was agreeing with you, not some sort of passive aggressive message to other posters.

>> No.9922248

I can point you, right now, to functional portals to Gensokyo. I am not going to because you'd shit it up. But they exist, and they exist on this Earth.

>> No.9922253

To what extent would the following improve 4chan?
It seems a bit tryhard/extreme to me, but I'm wondering what would happen.

- Temporary, yet heavy moderation on /v/, /a/, and /jp/. Rangeban the worst offenders
- Immediate rangeban application to the entire population of /b/, /soc/ /adv/, /hc/, /r9k/, /pol/, /gif/, /mlp/ and a few of the other worst boards. I don't want to use the word 'normalfag' but I find that best represents the kind of poster we would want to remove from 4chan. For this reason I'd be leery about leaving boards like /sp/, /fit/, or /fa/ up, but I'd give them a chance to improve.
- Remove /soc/ /adv/, /hc/, /r9k/, /pol/, /gif/, /mlp/
- Forced /a/non on all boards. Trip users aren't Satan incarnate or anything, but they seem to be universally a force for ill instead of good. Add an optional 'OP' tag for the OP of the thread. Disable the 'Name' slot.

I wonder if this would be a net good or bad for the site.

Depending on how much of the cancer crossposts, it may destroy the site entirely.

>> No.9922254

this. No chance of it happening now thanks to /q/. I have no idea why does so many people blame everything on shitposting. there is basically no difference between shiki can kill servants to flan/saten/homu daily dose. I guess you can consider me as someone that turn to a shit poster.

>> No.9922256

I apologise, it is hard to tell who you are agreeing with and who you're insulting online, unless you're very specific. Yay good boards!

>> No.9922260

I can point you, right now, to functional Touhou labia. I am not going to because you'd shit them up. But they exist, and they exist in Gensokyo.

>> No.9922267

That's great. Would you be kind enough to give us examples of what you are talking about? These places are self-policing, so that should be no issue. Maybe you give us some reasons why the culture is flourishing as you would define it? If there is a workable solution for /jp/ to this issue I think we would all love to hear it.

>> No.9922277

I fail to see your point. I don't think anyone claims that /jp/ never had shitposting before. If you claim that it wasn't just as hated as the new one is, however, then either your memory fails you or you're being intentionally dishonest.

>> No.9922278

For one, the boards I am thinking of are externally regulated by cultures that inflict discipline. They have rigorous systems of detecting "bad posts," with external verifiability. While they deal with new posters on a regular basis, they are able to encultureate them, or effectively ignore them, due to possessing systems that are based around enculturation.

They have topics capable of extensive and exhaustive discussion at a full depth that can satisfy human thought, and the posters who are capable of arguing at such levels.

Their main posters eschew the name field and eschew the use of trips and securetrips. Their main posters are capable of disagreeing with courtesy and continuing to examine topics.

Finally, they benefitted from some early severe moderation, especially during raids.

>> No.9922279

The solution is for people like you to take it easy and relax for awhile, maybe then the board wouldn't be filled with constant bitching.

>> No.9922286

But you're the one bitching here.

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>> No.9922288

I think there's a difference. People actually liked Shiki can kill servants for one, and there was varied, active discussions over powerlevels every single time. Retarded, you bet, but far different from the recent flanfly threads or homu homu and saten with ice. The content is always the same, the only fun being in performing the callbacks properly. I argued for the deletion of flanfly even if it's harmless fun because it does nothing. It's just the exact same thread every single night. But it's part of our culture now and what can I do about it.

My point is, shitposting is most of what gets deleted and you can check that by yourself. Yes, it does harm us as a board when it's allowed to go unchecked and we end up with a board dedicated to gloryholes and cocksucking like we did last year without a janitor.

It would be best if we could all just take it easy like in the first year of /jp/, but we require overseers for the shitposting while it remains an issue. Hopefully there will be a time when they won't need to be there, and actually we are making progress towards that. It is now a rare sight to see a missing page when it used to be up to half of the board was deleteable shit.

>> No.9922292

While I understand the position that turning 4chan into a barren wasteland would be an improvement over the current state of affairs, I do not fully agree with it.

>> No.9922294

board_s_. I'm not going to mention the one I frequent. I can see /fit/ not sucking. I can see /ck/ not sucking. I can see a number of other boards with non-suck potential.

We don't need indulgent Meido. We don't need NSJ. We need a fucking Stickyecstacy Yabbadabbadoo around here to kick heads and sentence sinners.

>> No.9922297

Oh, want to go on a date with me, I'm thinking thursday.

>> No.9922303
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I fail to see the difference between a heavy handed Yamaxanadu and the current instance of Meido

>> No.9922306

I agree about taking it easy, which is why I rarely post at all.

>> No.9922313

How many pages do you think /jp/ deserves at the moment? I think about _three_. And I'm being generous.

>> No.9922324

Ways to fix 4chan: Stop being a fag.

I mean mods = fags, but some users = fags lately. 4chan isn't that bad that anything needs to be deleted. It just needs a little more moderation. Also the banning of anything involving the words Trap, Autism, or MLP(I know I said things shouldn't be deleted but really it's only brought up to troll)

>> No.9922328

For those of you who were uncertain upthread, /jp/ began on 02/20/08 along with /r9k/. Hard date courtesy of 4chan's blotter.

Not that anyone remembers the blotter.

>> No.9922334

Nobody remembers the special videos section.

>> No.9922338

I think we have a few users that seem to think /jp/ is their personal playground, which really doesn't bother me to much, its just when they spill out and derail other threads.

>> No.9922341

Ok, I see what you meant now.
First off, wow. Yeah, I can see us go down to 3-4 pages if following global rule 6 strictly and get rid of the imagedump threads for starters.

The issue here is that I tried this approach before. Repeatedly. What I found was that people don't take it as a sign to try to improve the quality of threads and seize the opportunity of blank pages to be filled with good threads. No, they spam harder just to fill those gaps, like ocean rushing into a fresh crater. Not only that, but by being so overt with moderation you create a hostile environment. People are no longer able to take it easy and have some fun because they feel a massive eyeball judging every thread and post. Faced with that, they'd rather lurk rather than take the risk, which helps to raise the percentage of total shitposting among new posts.

The best way is to have consistent and constant moderation that is effectively invisible. Unfortunately, that means focusing on only the obvious shitposting while leaving the borderline and possibly low quality threads.

>> No.9922348


It might actually work.

It would certainly kill off a lot of the undesirables, but I'm unsure whether it would start generating good again, which is what really needs to happen.

>> No.9922358

That's really what it comes down to. It's a shame there's just no way to magically make people into quality posters.

I've always been of the view that all you can do is do your best yourself, but obviously that's not going to fix the whole world, you know?

>> No.9922383


There is some gold left, and I'm of the mind that it might help with the gold to clear away some of the shit.

>> No.9922387

Forced shit-thread autosage?

>> No.9922393

I guess I can give it a shot for awhile.

>> No.9922406

It feels like a lot of you come here for something more than simply "posting images on an image board". I think you will never be satisfied if you are like this. If you want nice events to reminisce about and quality discussion, then... go make some quality friends and talk to them already. Far away from 4chan.

You will never find such good things here, only memes, trollshit, or delusional people who somehow think any of this passes as a valid social life substitute. I've always liked you /jp/, but I'm not a fool and I never expected you to deliver something that you're incapable of delivering.

>> No.9922433
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it feels like youre a gigantic faggot

>> No.9922474

Should I use corks or the original lids on my bottles, I'm using PET bottles and find that they shrink and the smell starts leaching through the PET after about twenty days. Would natural cork help?

>> No.9922536
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>People actually liked Shiki can kill servants for one
And yes people actually like flanfly, saten or whatever. Please do not associate these threads with cocksucking. /jp/ was always built on silly images with silly remarks.
May I direct you to images like >>9916172, hoopdog, japanesebird, tetodailydose, mouikkai, >>9916404, >>9921111, >>9921163, ransmirk, ohayou, gununu, madopuke, anzuchang, retardmaster and etc.

You can choose to not like these and turn /jp/ into a nazi moderated board with 100% on board topic filled with blogs or new touhou discussion every 6months. Dont expect other people to agree with you.

>> No.9922571

I would suggest that vigorous but capricious moderation is of greater benefit than any other kind. Life in wartime.

>> No.9922583

>people actually like saten
>people actually like spam
It's not even a daily dose retard bullshit, Kuroko/Saten were an actual fucking spam.

>> No.9922664

Daily doses are also spam just because people don't know when they stop being funny, and there's far too many people trying to force their own.

>> No.9922700

While it's apparent that some people do in fact like spamming (for if they didn't, the spam would not be posted), it should also be apparent that it's not what "people" means in this context. Please cease being intellectually dishonest, Anon.

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You guys can reminiscence the good old days together with goodolddays-kun. I meant what I said when I said that there is actually no difference between now and then.
Only difference is spam that you like last time compare to spam that you hate now.
The people that have stayed since 2008 doesnt pretend that /jp/ is a bastion of quality last time and just go with the flow.
You can try to change /jp/ with /q/ but in the end it is all the same shit. Actually no I believe it has become worse with all the blogshit. You cant even tell them to get the fuck out with /jp/ is not your blog anymore.
Good job guys.

>> No.9922908

>spam that you like

We don't like spam of any kind, and you most probably know it. Let me repeat it once again, Anon: stop being intellectually dishonest. You're not achieving anything with this.

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>> No.9924347

What is autosage?

>> No.9924459

a miserable little pile of krautchan

>> No.9924499

Instead of Meido deleting bad threads, she sets them to "autosage" so that they never bump and slide off page 10

>> No.9926100

>A British tourist
>A British tourist
>A British tourist
>A British tourist

>> No.9926100,1 [INTERNAL] 

After reading this thread, I have to agree with AoC:

>You mention the lack of authority to achieve anything long-term, but from being on the other side of this I can tell you, it's even more frustrating to have the power to remove everything negative from the board and watch as nobody tries to fill the gaps with good content of their own. A lasting solution to the ever increasing entropy must come from both the moderation upholding the rules to guarantee some quality, and the userbase itself throwing content to the wall and see what sticks. Risks need to be taken, expand the topic pool and reply to posts with more than a single sentence. We're a small, slow board after all. The time that you take to reply to a post doesn't mean that the topic will have galloped out of reach while you were typing.
But I think that even if it suceeded on filling the gaps with new content, large influxes of new users from other boards (especially /v/) ultimately could end up being more detrimental to the board that the entropy effect due to quality decline and speed increase.

>> No.9926100,2 [INTERNAL] 

The board is already full of users from other boards (see every post with le, xD, lel). If anything, the amount is lower today than it was in 2008.

New users aren't a bad thing. Only users who are unable to lurk and adapt are detrimental to the board. However, it's easy to tire the latter type out. I think everyone should take a more relaxed stance and try to become less paranoid of other posters.

>> No.9926100,3 [INTERNAL] 

>users from other boards (see every post with le, xD, lel)

I post those things and I don't visit any other boards. In fact, I'd argue the opposite:
The users from other boards are fine. They're here because they want to be, and even the most impatient and ignorant want to fit in to an extent.
The users who sit on /jp/ for 10+ hours a day for years, we're the ones ruining it. If I could take a break from /jp/, not only would /jp/ get better in my absence, but I'd be a better and happier poster when I returned.

>> No.9926100,4 [INTERNAL] 

More reasons of why /jp/ is shitty: >>10326507

>> No.9926100,5 [INTERNAL] 

Fucking this, it's weird saying this but we need to find a second hobby, preferably something creative and slightly board related like drawing, programming and writing.

It's a shame western fanworks are so shitty in general.

>> No.9926100,6 [INTERNAL] 

Increasing volume through broader topics considered harmful. Diamonds are born in heat and pressure. Art and pain walk hand in hand.

>> No.9926100,7 [INTERNAL] 

Westerners just have less incentive to master those types of things in general (for the purposes of fanworks). It won't net you big money or prestige here.

It does in Japan though, hence the big focus on fanworks over there.

>>The users who sit on /jp/ for 10+ hours a day for years, we're the ones ruining it.

Those are always the worst posters, especially the ones who hang out on /jp/ 16 hours a day simply because they have nowhere else to go.

>> No.9926100,8 [INTERNAL] 

Why are you still here?

>> No.9926100,9 [INTERNAL] 

Please don't sage when the thread is still on the very top of the page. That's not really how it's supposed to be used.

And what's so bad about visiting ghost every few days and commenting on the threads that people bump?

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