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09-13-2015, 10:01 PM
#17593 (1)
I'd like to know, Lewd.sx, what is your opinion on 4chan's /a/ board?  Be honest.  What is your personal experience with that board?
How often do you browse it?
How do you post there?
How have you noticed it changing over time?
What do you think of it now?
Past?  Present?  Future?

I have my own observations to make, but I'd like to hear your story with that place, with that community, really...
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09-13-2015, 10:23 PM
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I have been on 4chan for about eight years now. My experience with /a/ is also about that long. I browse there every day; I even have a tab open right now. The content that 4chan offers as a whole has changed a fair bit over the past few years, though the way it is delivered has not changed at all. The userbase seems to have shifted towards people who are a bit more social, or at least more outwardly anti-social. All in all, it's an okay place if you know what you're looking for. I prefer it over Reddit for simply hanging out and talking with people.
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09-13-2015, 10:37 PM
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I don't go on /a/ much. I usually stick to /g/. But every once and a while I will go to /a/ to find cute anime girls. It is good for that so I like it.

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09-13-2015, 10:44 PM
#17601 (4)
It's like the rest of the boards, it's mostly shit, but you can find some gold in there so I still frequent. The Mogra threads (especially on New Years Eve) are usually brilliant, nice to hang out in with a few alcoholic bewerages at hand before you head out into town.
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09-14-2015, 12:25 AM
#17611 (5)
I rarely go to /a/ The few times I went there, most of the posts implied that there were lots of assholes, but I never actually ran into any. Silly weebs....
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09-14-2015, 12:37 AM
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>>17600
> I don't go on /a/ much. I usually stick to /g/. But every once and a while I will
> go to /a/ to find cute anime girls. It is good for that so I like it.

Pretty much this, the only reason I go on /a/. Sometimes they give me good recommendations, too.

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09-16-2015, 09:17 PM
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I've been browsing /a/ for about 4 years now, I've browse quite a few chans (lain,4,8,wiz etc)

How often do you browse it?
  About 2-3 hours a day (and other boards and chans as well)
How do you post there?
  I don't post, I just lurk.
How have you noticed it changing over time?
  Sometimes board quality goes right down, then goes back up (happens with all boards though) (esp when moot destroyed /pol/ and then left)

What do you think of it now?
  Allright, I hope that the quality of posts gets better.

I prefer /jp/ over /a/ because the post quality is alot better in my eyes.
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09-17-2015, 01:56 AM
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(09-16-2015, 09:17 PM)numba34 Wrote: I've been browsing /a/ for about 4 years now, I've browse quite a few chans (lain,4,8,wiz etc)

How often do you browse it?
  About 2-3 hours a day (and other boards and chans as well)
How do you post there?
  I don't post, I just lurk.
How have you noticed it changing over time?
  Sometimes board quality goes right down, then goes back up (happens with all boards though) (esp when moot destroyed /pol/ and then left)

What do you think of it now?
  Allright, I hope that the quality of posts gets better.

I prefer /jp/ over /a/ because the post quality is alot better in my eyes.

/jp/ makes /a/ look like normies.

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09-17-2015, 04:21 PM
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I only use /a/ on occasion, been using /jp/ since it was added.
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09-17-2015, 05:48 PM
#18864 (10)
I don't browse /a/ much now if ever since I migrated to 8chan. I browse the jay, /jp/. Funnier people around there, I only lurk though. Then I mean 8/jp and not 4/jp. The only boards that I watch on 4chan is /b/ and /g/.
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09-17-2015, 06:13 PM
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It has been over  a year since I left that place. I hope here will be much better.
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09-17-2015, 06:21 PM
#18867 (12)
4chan is my most visited site and the only board i have ever used is /fa/

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09-17-2015, 06:23 PM
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(09-17-2015, 06:21 PM)Hentai Wrote: 4chan is my most visited site and the only board i have ever used is /fa/

I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't browse the usual boards that most people know. The most obscure person I remember was one that used to browse /ck/.

That said, how is /fa/?

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09-17-2015, 06:28 PM (This post was last modified: 09-17-2015, 06:37 PM by COUPLED WITH U.)
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>>18869
>  
>  I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't browse the usual boards that most
>  people know. The most obscure person I remember was one that used to browse /ck/.
>  
>  That said, how is /fa/?

/fa/ is something not to be taken seriously because of all the idiots lmao, but i use it a lot to get inspiration for my outfits. Been going on there since 2012 and i'm finally starting to find a style for myself. Have a few designer pieces now but still need to get nice shoes. It's hard when you live in a place with no nice high end stores around to try anything on so ordering things online is always a gamble. I post around if i know about anything but I won't post on the WAYWT board till i'm 18 obv, even though all they do is shit talk everyone's fits. But there are some nice people on there that are helpful.

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hmu if u wana know more about /fa/ or fashion : P

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09-18-2015, 02:44 PM
#18920 (15)
I use to spend a lot of time on /a/ a few years ago but ended up making /g/ my main board. I've been going to /a/ a lot more recently though, I really dig it. Having constant activity is really nice.
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09-18-2015, 07:08 PM
#18940 (16)
(09-17-2015, 06:28 PM)Hentai Wrote: /fa/ is something not to be taken seriously because of all the idiots lmao

Like practically any board on 4chan or any other imageboard, if you get the culture you usually get gist of what people are conveying.
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09-18-2015, 07:44 PM
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(09-18-2015, 07:08 PM)Em. Wrote:
(09-17-2015, 06:28 PM)Hentai Wrote: /fa/ is something not to be taken seriously because of all the idiots lmao

Like practically any board on 4chan or any other imageboard, if you get the culture you usually get gist of what people are conveying.

There's only a few boards that really take its subject matter seriously, and even then, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

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09-18-2015, 11:44 PM
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>>18950
>  and I don't know if I just have bad taste or they do.

I'd wager its them. You should check out the /a/ or weeb boards on other imageboards. They'll be slower than shitchan 4chan, but therefore you won't get too far behind and can probably avoid spoilers. I recommend lainchan, sushichan, 8chan, and krautchan if you speak or know German. Lewdchan is someplace you should obviously visit as well. Overchan is a good way to find a good imageboard that works for you though!
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09-19-2015, 01:44 AM
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(09-18-2015, 11:44 PM)PotatoVodka Wrote: >>18950
>  and I don't know if I just have bad taste or they do.

I'd wager its them. You should check out the /a/ or weeb boards on other imageboards. They'll be slower than shitchan 4chan, but therefore you won't get too far behind and can probably avoid spoilers. I recommend lainchan, sushichan, 8chan, and krautchan if you speak or know German. Lewdchan is someplace you should obviously visit as well. Overchan is a good way to find a good imageboard that works for you though!

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The usual chans I really use are 4chan, 8chan, sometimes lainchan and lewdchan (rip)

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09-23-2015, 01:14 PM
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I think I found 4chan via a post on YTMND about the Habbo raids by /b/, although /b/ didn't really keep my attention as much as /a/ or /jp/ did.
I lurked until I heard about 8chan during that whole shitstorm period, and liked the concept. From 8's /tech/ I found my way over to Lainchan, from there I saw Sushichan.

Part of me feels like /a/'s quality has gone down overall, but that just might be my problem - imageboard culture tends to be ephemeral, at the best of times.
Sometimes it feels like I'm watching the rise and fall of an empire, except instead of watching a city born of brick, made into marble and reduced to ashes, it's just a pit full of shit being filled with more shit.
I haven't posted in a while, but I lurk occasionally. 8/a/ is closer to my pace, anyways. Just enough posts to keep things feeling like they're moving, with the occasional thread that outlives some smaller boards.

I don't go to /jp/ spinoffs as much.
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09-23-2015, 06:33 PM
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(09-23-2015, 01:14 PM)NeonTiger Wrote: From 8's /tech/ I found my way over to Lainchan, from there I saw Sushichan.

I just started using Lainchan a little while ago.  It seems nice, but a bit slow.  How is Suhichan?

I think I'm starting to adopt a mentality of going to many different comunities rather than relying on one big one.  Is that how you guys do it?
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09-23-2015, 06:48 PM (This post was last modified: 09-23-2015, 06:50 PM by NeonTiger. Edit Reason: fucked up my sentences again)
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(09-23-2015, 06:33 PM)CrispyFriedMan Wrote:
(09-23-2015, 01:14 PM)NeonTiger Wrote: From 8's /tech/ I found my way over to Lainchan, from there I saw Sushichan.

I just started using Lainchan a little while ago.  It seems nice, but a bit slow.  How is Suhichan?

I think I'm starting to adopt a mentality of going to many different comunities rather than relying on one big one.  Is that how you guys do it?

It's nice to have somewhere to go when your main site is down, at the very least. I see more and more people mentioning Sushigirl recently (since it had an advertisement partnership with Lainchan, I think), so I'd wager it's growing. While I'm at it, I don't see samachan in the thread, that's another small one I see named here and there.
I'll leave this here too: http://pastebin.com/HNp6NuSA
If you want, go to Sushichan's IRC and ask for Creamy's updated google doc, the one I linked is horribly outdated, and I guess I forgot to bookmark the doc.
Just about every board you could ever want (and many you really don't want) is on there.

One caveat, though - if you think Lainchan's slow, most of these niche, hole in the wall boards are going to look comatose to you.

I like to think of them as cozy, out of the way pubs you can hang out and relax with the regulars in, long as you're willing to get a feel for the atmosphere first.
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09-23-2015, 07:05 PM
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(09-23-2015, 06:48 PM)NeonTiger Wrote:
(09-23-2015, 06:33 PM)CrispyFriedMan Wrote:
(09-23-2015, 01:14 PM)NeonTiger Wrote: From 8's /tech/ I found my way over to Lainchan, from there I saw Sushichan.

I just started using Lainchan a little while ago.  It seems nice, but a bit slow.  How is Suhichan?

I think I'm starting to adopt a mentality of going to many different comunities rather than relying on one big one.  Is that how you guys do it?

It's nice to have somewhere to go when your main site is down, at the very least. I see more and more people mentioning Sushigirl recently (since it had an advertisement partnership with Lainchan, I think), so I'd wager it's growing. While I'm at it, I don't see samachan in the thread, that's another small one I see named here and there.
I'll leave this here too: http://pastebin.com/HNp6NuSA
If you want, go to Sushichan's IRC and ask for Creamy's updated google doc, the one I linked is horribly outdated, and I guess I forgot to bookmark the doc.
Just about every board you could ever want (and many you really don't want) is on there.

One caveat, though - if you think Lainchan's slow, most of these niche, hole in the wall boards are going to look comatose to you.

I like to think of them as cozy, out of the way pubs you can hang out and relax with the regulars in, long as you're willing to get a feel for the atmosphere first.

Yeah, I've seen some anonymous boards that only get two or three posts a day and have some threads in their catalogs from 4 years ago.  Those communities move so slow I don't see why I should contribute to them.  I could keep a tab open for days and not get replies.  I guess I've been spoiled by how fast a community 4chan is, but damn, I just can't "connect" with the 4chan community anymore, it's terrible over there.
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09-23-2015, 07:18 PM (This post was last modified: 09-24-2015, 01:19 AM by NeonTiger. Edit Reason: found the doc)
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(09-23-2015, 07:05 PM)CrispyFriedMan Wrote:
(09-23-2015, 06:48 PM)NeonTiger Wrote:
(09-23-2015, 06:33 PM)CrispyFriedMan Wrote:
(09-23-2015, 01:14 PM)NeonTiger Wrote: From 8's /tech/ I found my way over to Lainchan, from there I saw Sushichan.

I just started using Lainchan a little while ago.  It seems nice, but a bit slow.  How is Suhichan?

I think I'm starting to adopt a mentality of going to many different comunities rather than relying on one big one.  Is that how you guys do it?

It's nice to have somewhere to go when your main site is down, at the very least. I see more and more people mentioning Sushigirl recently (since it had an advertisement partnership with Lainchan, I think), so I'd wager it's growing. While I'm at it, I don't see samachan in the thread, that's another small one I see named here and there.
I'll leave this here too: http://pastebin.com/HNp6NuSA
If you want, go to Sushichan's IRC and ask for Creamy's updated google doc, the one I linked is horribly outdated, and I guess I forgot to bookmark the doc.
Just about every board you could ever want (and many you really don't want) is on there.

One caveat, though - if you think Lainchan's slow, most of these niche, hole in the wall boards are going to look comatose to you.

I like to think of them as cozy, out of the way pubs you can hang out and relax with the regulars in, long as you're willing to get a feel for the atmosphere first.

Yeah, I've seen some anonymous boards that only get two or three posts a day and have some threads in their catalogs from 4 years ago.  Those communities move so slow I don't see why I should contribute to them.  I could keep a tab open for days and not get replies.  I guess I've been spoiled by how fast a community 4chan is, but damn, I just can't "connect" with the 4chan community anymore, it's terrible over there.

It's certainly quite an adjustment to make, but it's not without it's perks - while there's still shitfunposting, there's a lot less of it. When that big group went over to 8chan, the catalog of every board was "why is it so SLOW" for the first week or so, until people adjusted.

EDIT: I found it
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t10V...edit?pli=1
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10-17-2015, 08:38 AM
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Yeah, I usually go to /a/ to be spoiled on ongoing series.