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Board spelunking Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 01:19:01 [Preview] No. 23385
ITT: we explore small boards to find cool stuff and for curiosity's sake and then report on our findings.

My search area consists of non-porn 8chan boards with a poster count in the 10-100 range, but other boards are also welcome.

How do conversations proceed? Which memes are appreciated? Is any OC produced? What kinds of threads are made? What are the board's collective opinions on its subject matter? What is its relationship to other boards? What is the userbase's ideology and outlook? How is the moderation? These are some of the questions that can be answered.

I'll start with /doomer/. At 80 posters it's second on the list, just behind /ausneets/ with 84. The subject matter and the name are one and the same.

Most threads belong in one of three categories:

-Aesthetics threads on topics such as somber art, music and architecture. Art thread had this peculiar picture. The first page houses a good thread on brutalism, though it got derailed into a conversation about women. Even the board's CSS has this feeling.
-Sincere expressions of how posters are nihilistic, feel they've fucked up in life and dislike the people around them. Often start with greentext personal experiences. Drugs and family relations are common themes.
-Venting against society at large.

There's a lot of hate against people, but not much between individual posters. Ideologies span the whole ecosystem of online radicalism, with anarchists, fascists, primitivists and the like.

I'll post more findings later.

Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 06:19:06 [Preview] No.23388 del
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I dig the title, /kc/-tier.
Not sure how popular this thread will be but we are all interested in imageboards - otherwise we wouldn't be here - so I say we have breddy gud chances, and I think any one of us can do this. Lurking a board for a while and put here our findings doesn't need other resources (except time, and not too much that one).

Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 13:31:16 [Preview] No.23391 del

one board per site

there's also bunkerchan but its crap

Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 16:16:56 [Preview] No.23394 del
I see 1 is about trains.
Do they have any memes?

Bernd 02/22/2019 (Fri) 16:38:09 [Preview] No.23395 del
i guess trains themselves are a meme

Bernd 02/23/2019 (Sat) 07:36:04 [Preview] No.23407 del
Well I saw "mods are sleeping, posts some trains" in the past. But it's the theme there.

Bernd 02/24/2019 (Sun) 19:35:14 [Preview] No.23435 del
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forgot to mention: /doomer/ has a modest interest in Gondolas, with a thread dedicated to them.

/ausneets/ is where 'Strayan NEETs congregate and have small talk.

Board aesthetic is the generic 8chan one. The only unique things are the banners. Moderation seems to be strict, judging by the pinned board rules, which include standards of conversation. Two of the rules are of interest:

>14. No posts which infer, either seriously or in jest, that the board is monitored by the Government or intelligence agencies, or which infer that any individual poster may be an agent of the government or an intelligence agency. These jokes are not funny and have a track record of stoking paranoia and chilling the free sharing of information on the board.
>16. All new NEET General Threads must contain an image which includes Pepe the Frog. This image must be visible from the Catalog. Non NEET General Threads may only be created after being suggested, considered and approved in the NEET General Thread. Non-approved Threads will be deleted.

Precisely as rule 16 implies, all threads except the rules are NEET generals. The current one is #301, started today. The first was made in November 2018 and contains hints of its past: it's mentioned that the community was exiled from somewhere else and "Monk"/"warehouse" (probably a major namefag or BO; one of the other generals mentions him) got doxxed. Several other namefags are also mentioned or appear. Every single one of those threads starts with a Pepe image, proceeds to 700+ posts and gets locked, producing a stale and bland catalog.

Userbase is 99,9% Australian but a single Brit appears in the latest general.

I examined thread #301. Most posts are short, hardly going beyond a single line and few have images. Some of the images are photographs taken and posted onsite. Actual conversation i.e. chains of replies to other posts are short and rarely go beyond 10 replies. Topics include food, abos and NEET/wagie lifestyles.
There's nothing deep or unusual about it: it's petty chatter and nothing more. It could be comparable to a pub because posters act like they're drunk, but a physical pub has longer interactions. A better comparison would be a group in a chatting app: posts are either some minor comment about life or a short, meaningless, low effort shitpost, and in either case other posters have very short interactions and then move along.

Overall this board is harmless and irrelevant, with no interesting things.

Bernd 02/24/2019 (Sun) 19:42:00 [Preview] No.23436 del
>November 2018
11th of January

Bernd 02/24/2019 (Sun) 21:15:45 [Preview] No.23439 del
Good review. Boards centered around being a NEET tend not to be very interesting, at least in my experience.

Bernd 02/25/2019 (Mon) 16:33:54 [Preview] No.23446 del
Both this and /doomer/ seems to be a peculiar subculture. One is superficial the other shows deep feelings but both kinda egocentric.
Interesting read. I think your reviews will be good basis for future ones.

Bernd 02/26/2019 (Tue) 00:30:33 [Preview] No.23455 del
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Whenever I saw /animus/ while scrolling through 8chan's board list, my mind immediately recalled ânimo -the spirit of action- and the kinetic, dynamic meaning of that word's root. That's certainly more exotic than just the plural of "animu". Though a banner has another take on the board's name.

The board's subtitle is "Avatarfag circlejerk", and that sums it up well. Every single poster is a namefag, tripfag, avatarfag or a combination thereof, and all of them are weebs. Flags are on, and most of them are predictably from the Anglosphere, though a Jap and an Israeli (possibly using VPNs are also present).

They interact in a similar manner to the userbase of /ausneets/: huge threads for general discussion, most of which is about weeb stuff and video games, but it can wander off into conversations about all sorts of things; there's this guy talking about cars and political discussions happen sometimes.

This conversation is fast, producing a PPH of 60. Only the top five boards have more activity! The community seems tight-knit. Insults are sometimes traded, but not in an angry spirit. The "dialect" is standard imageboard English rather than the strange Aussie lingo in the previous board.

Thread structure is looser: there's no standard format for thread openings, creating a more diverse catalog. Two threads sometimes overlap with each other for several hours. Some duplicate threads are maintained and used. The lifespan of a thread in terms of total replies varies wildly.

Moderation seems lax.

Overall it's still mostly light chatter and thus meaningless if you're not part of that small circle.

Bernd 02/27/2019 (Wed) 00:50:59 [Preview] No.23456 del
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its not just boards
every shithole now looks like this, even somewhat-good-in-the-past linux boards/sites

its like these wide jeans of the 70s (or brain eating amoeba)

fuck normies

Bernd 02/27/2019 (Wed) 18:44:44 [Preview] No.23460 del
Anima and animus is what's came to my mind first. But I'm prepared for disappointment.

>wide jeans of the 70s
You mean those with wide ends at the feet?

Bernd 02/27/2019 (Wed) 22:30:32 [Preview] No.23475 del
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You mean avatarfagging, or circlejerking within a closed community?

/mde/ has 105 active posters, placing it just barely outside my scope. But its population was right for a while and /imouto/ just dropped into the <100 threshold. /imouto/ is, for an outsider, almost a carbon copy of /animus/ and thus there's not much to say about it, so instead I'm covering /mde/.

The first thing you'll notice with this board is the atrocious CSS. The only conceivable explanation is that they're using it to ward off people who can't change the CSS.

/mde/ was formed by Redditors exiled from r/milliondollarextreme, an ayy right community banned for being too bigoted and intolerant.

As the name suggests, it's all about Sam Hyde and people around him. Most of the threads on the first page obssessively cover the tiniest details and news of their lives and art, such as this mention on Chapo Trap House (who they accuse in another thread of lurking the board). But shitposts and threads about the board itself and politics are also made.

The userbase are anything but fanboys and constantly criticize Sam's life choices and behavior, like being too greedy with his content's monetization. If anything, they hate him.
Their conversations are informal, with little use of capitalization. Insults are traded on a regular basis; it's not a happy community. Reaction and OP images can be very diverse. Ideological alignment is far right but not /pol/ tier.

The board is useful if you want updates on Sam or his friends, but -in large part because of its subject matter- is otherwise not a very nice place to be.

Bernd 02/28/2019 (Thu) 06:35:38 [Preview] No.23478 del
>The only conceivable explanation is
Some people just don't have taste. Maybe they like it as is.
>If anything, they hate him.
I noticed similar somewhere on 8 when just clicked through randomly the "recommendations" at the bar at the top of the page. I got the feeling the subject matter of the "hobby" was more hated than liked. In general on the internet (where comment section is available or it is a forum) haters are always all over the place and on many occasion they are well informed, ergo they spend much to study the object of their hate. But this type of congregation of haters who spend a considerable amount of time on their "hobby" is surprising.

Bernd 03/03/2019 (Sun) 18:23:11 [Preview] No.23538 del
/x/ is the catch-all board for the obscure, supernatural, abnormal and bizarre, and as such, its scope is very wide. Though it's all spookbait, it has the potential to be interesting.
I haven't found any information on its history, but I presume it was formed as a splinter of the original /x/ when 4chan migrants settled the site.
CSS is dark, with humorous banners. One suberb detail is that default names are constantly changed by the BO. As you check older and older threads, every poster will be called "Uncaring Cosmic Abomination", "Reptilian Overlord", "Nosferatu", "Kelpie", "Skinwalker", "The Master of the Monolith", "Kraken" and so on.
Rule #3 states that /x/ is an apolitical board. Conspiracies about shadowy elites and government tyranny are discussed but ideological themes only appear insofar as they're relevant to the board's topic.
Language and levels of politeness are standard, not different from any regular board. Despite the board's tone, many posts and even entire threads are made in either a realism-minded or a lighthearted mindset.
Threads are made about all sorts of things. I'll list a few I've examined:

">tfw no vampire gf" thread. The finer aspects of romance and sex with vampire women are discussed. Later on someone talks about killing vampies with stake-firing shotguns and holy water cannons, and the question of wheter vampires are material or metaphysical beings comes into fray.

A supposed Serial Experiments Lain-themed suicide cult imageboard. A link is actually given:
I checked it out and there are still living posters, so I guess they didn't kill themselves. I've earmarked that board for later examination.

Men in Black. Someone says they are supernatural but only exist in the viewer's mind, and are merely omens or messages.

"Reality glitches", small events in day-to-day living that don't make sense. Very banal.

Bernd 03/03/2019 (Sun) 18:27:09 [Preview] No.23539 del
"The Suicide of Saul was painted in 1562 by the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Do you notice anything weird about it?" Someone makes an edit, see pic related. One savvy poster then points to the camel-like creatures being ridden by the figures emerging from the water just below the mountain with the buildings in the background and cites Marco Polo to claim they are dinosaurs/dragons:
> "Leaving the city of Yachi, and traveling ten days in a westerly direction, you reach the province of Karazan, which is also the name of the chief city….Here are seen huge serpents, ten paces in length (about 30 feet), and ten spans (about 8 feet) girth of the body. At the fore part, near the head, they have two short legs, having three claws like those of a tiger, with eyes larger than a forepenny loaf (pane da quattro denari) and very glaring."
>The jaws are wide enough to swallow a man, the teeth are large and sharp, and their whole appearance is so formidable, that neither man, nor any kind of animal can approach them without terror. Others are met with of a smaller size, being eight, six, or 5 paces long; and the following method is used for taking them. In the day-time, by reason of great heat, they lurk in caverns, from whence, at night, they issue to seek their food, and whatever beast they meet with and can lay hold of, whether tiger, wolf, or any other, they devour;
But someone else says they're just poorly drawn camels. And a third poster cites "The Life of Apollonius of Tyana" by Philostratus (40-120 CE) which speaks of dragons in India. That's covered in another thread.

Flat Earth. Lots of boomers who can't format their posts right and are likely sourcing their images from Facebook. One of them even copies what appear to be tweets verbatim. At the end, in a banal but down-to-Earth twist, a poster claims he's been to the shores of Antartica on a cruise and personally saw the midnight Sun.

Atlantis. A Chilean rambles on about ancient Aryans. Someone makes an interesting point about how the Richat structure ("eye of the Sahara") looks similar to ancient descriptions of Atlantis if its lower elevations were filled with water, but then shoots himself in the foot by claiming sea levels were higher in the last Ice Age and that this somehow translates to the water level of inland seas.

Freemasons. Some posters share their banal and unrevealing experiences on the subject. One of the first posts says they're just a seekrit club with no mysticism like some imageboards. Near the end, P2 (powerful Cold War Italian lodge) is mentioned and an Argentine says Péron was a member.

OP claims he and his father went spook-hunting on a graveyard and got a picture showing dimly lit amorphous shapes in the tombs, in which his father allegedly could see a child but he couldn't. This boring image somehow caught the attention of other regulars and got a lot of replies.

Greentext thread. Lots of /k/ screencaps I've seen before.

The board sometimes hosts cool content but it's buried among boomers (at least they're a minority in the userbase) and bland threads.

They wouldn't be on the board if all they felt was hate. At the very least, they have an active interest in the subject. Those people found something of value in Sam's work and that's what kept them interested.

Bernd 03/04/2019 (Mon) 20:51:27 [Preview] No.23575 del
Oh /x/. That was the first board I visited semi seriously beside /b/ when I was a beginner chan-user. It was on 4 ofc not 8.
>">tfw no vampire gf"
That's silly. They aren't interested in sex, they are dry as Sahara - unless they let some blood leak into their vagina, eww -, and the sucking also ain't what it should be. Can be platonic tho.

>dinos or camels
If they are camels they should be Bactrian ones and not dromedaries because the first is native along the silk road, the second can be found in Arabia and Africa. But Bactrians have two humps, dromedaries have only one.
Hate implies some level of interest. It can be paired with obsession.

Bernd 03/05/2019 (Tue) 20:51:34 [Preview] No.23597 del
End/horror/ needs more people.

Bernd 03/06/2019 (Wed) 14:15:03 [Preview] No.23605 del
>That's silly. They aren't interested in sex, they are dry as Sahara - unless they let some blood leak into their vagina, eww -, and the sucking also ain't what it should be. Can be platonic tho.
They actually mention this, aswell as the fact that vampiresses would transmit both physical and spiritual diseases.

>End/horror/ needs more people.
From what I can see that board has longer, more kc-tier posts, a more ideological theme and a sadly short catalog. Otherwise it's similar to /x/.

Bernd 03/06/2019 (Wed) 16:24:53 [Preview] No.23606 del
How can we kidnap some dudes and force them to use /horror/?

Not sure about that. This is a little vague.
I don't like the css. It should be dark but a little more... slick I guess? It's kinda rough now. Tho whole Endchan looks unpleasant.

Bernd 03/06/2019 (Wed) 18:26:19 [Preview] No.23611 del
>From what I can see that board has longer, more kc-tier posts, a more ideological theme and a sadly short catalog. Otherwise it's similar to /x/.
Which is why I like /horror/.

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/argentina/ is /b/ for the Platine basin. Once the foremost Hispanophone board, Chileans in /choroy/ have overtaken it and are now 6 to 7 times larger. There used to be several Anglophone boards as "recommended boards", but now the only other boards advertised are two satellites: /uba/ for university students and /cybar/ for tech and cyberpunk aesthetics. Several other Hispanophone boards are also likely populated by Argentines. /argentina/ has been on 8chan for a long time and I can find no trace of the userbase's previous location, so for all intents and purposes it's an "autochtonous" community. By contrast, /choroy/ seems to have been populated recently by a large migration from some site called nido.org. A small population of foreigners -Americans, Dutch, Brazilians, Italians and Uruguayans, though the last aren't true foreigners- sometimes appears.

Default user name is "Barón" (apparently some Internet celebrity or namefag) and used to be "Feminista en el fandom", but regulars call each other "choris".
I thought "Observatorio del INADI" was a reference to surveillance from an intelligence agency, but INADI is actually the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism. A few other details single out /argentina/'s aesthetics.

Choris are quite similar to their counterparts in anglophone boards. They make a lot of threads about how they've lost in life, can't socialize, can't get a gf, can't make a decent living, feel sad and so on. Many are weebs. Disagreements in threads are common.
There's an above average interest in food, Flat Earth and Varg Vikernes. The latest Flat Earth thread features a Hollow Earther, proofs of ties between a famous Third Positionist movement and Flat Earthers and some random poet being a Flat Earther.

There's a lot of political discussion. Choris were once enthusiastic about Macri but now despise him. They also hate Kirchner. Some follow offshoots of Péronism while others are less populist, and they have no consensus on who to vote in the next elections. There's a consensus in favor of private firearm ownership. They feel desolate about the state of Argentine society. Bolivian immigration is a major concern.

There's also a thread complaining about Argentines being portrayed as blacks in some anime. And another one criticizing therapists.

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 06:30:42 [Preview] No.23631 del
Can you tell if Schizo Argie frequents there?
>Varg Vikernes
No doubt they're saving the White Race with the lead of his wisdom.
What choris means Has anything to do with /choroy Is it like call each other nigger of faggot?
Is there an American country (minus Canada) without presidential system?

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 06:31:59 [Preview] No.23632 del
What choris means?
Has anything to do with /choroy/?
Is it like call each other nigger of faggot?

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 11:45:23 [Preview] No.23634 del
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Chori comes from chorizo and informally means a thief or a scoundrel. Choroy is obscure: all I can find is that it's the popular name for a parrot species.

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 12:02:58 [Preview] No.23635 del
Several parliamentary systems exist in non-Latin America: many former Crown colonies in the Caribbean, and Suriname has a President elected by the National Assembly.
Brazil was parliamentary from 1822 to 1889 and again from 1961 to 1963. Under military rule Presidents were chosen by Congress, which was still democratically elected. I presume Hispanic America had its own experiments with parliamentarism.

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 17:04:17 [Preview] No.23636 del
The parrot is their mascot I think.

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 17:15:04 [Preview] No.23637 del
Can have some relation with Pinoy? Philippines were Spanish colony at one time.

Bernd 03/08/2019 (Fri) 21:16:14 [Preview] No.23641 del
Choroy is a Mapuche loanword. Pinoy is just the two final syllabes of filipino + the common tagalog suffix -y, and its earliest recorded usages postdate Spanish rule. But curiously enough, Wikcionário also lists "Pinoy" as a completely unrelated surname of Mapuche origin.

Bernd 03/09/2019 (Sat) 08:43:53 [Preview] No.23646 del
Thought it came from Chilero or something.

Bernd 03/10/2019 (Sun) 00:10:00 [Preview] No.23650 del
Chileno. -ero is almost nonexistant as a suffix in Spanish country-level demonyms. The exception is brasilero, a valid but not mainstram alternative to brasileño. -eiro is simlarly rare in Portuguese, but the two suffixes do appear with some regularity in city demonyms.

Bernd 03/10/2019 (Sun) 03:22:42 [Preview] No.23651 del
>Chori comes from chorizo and informally means a thief or a scoundrel
Sometimes choro is just used, but that can also refer to clams. IRL I hear choro being used more than the other.

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Finally did a little board spelunking myself. Dipped into the depths of 8chan for a look see. I found my topic, /voros/ not long ago, but it's a young board (I think was set up in last October) so yeah.

But first let's take a look at the first screenshot, red marks Hungarian boards, they all have 4-3 users, I think they are mostly the same everywhere, our language sets a hard barrier. I'm not sure if other boards were made on 8 by my compatriots or only these. I think /kocsog/ and /turul/ are kinda usual random boards with assorted contents, /cicachan/ is animay and /feri/ us furry. Everything is infested with animay ofc, the few numbers of posters allow long dumps of similar contents in themed threads.

/voros/ is the most exciting among these, it's Hungarian politics viewed from far left angle. Voros, or correctly vörös means red, the crimson color of the workers' movement. The tone of discussion is half serious, half ironic, basically every political group gets it's fair share of bashing, even the Munkáspárt (Worker's Party) even who one banner was created out of it's logo.
One thing to note, the poster name is just simply Anonymous, no elvtárs (= comrade) or nothing (tovarish would even more better), it seems these commies can't do anything right.
Tho they sometimes call each other elvtárs during conversation.
Since it's a slow new board I was able to skim it through on one sitting, the whole Catalog comfortably fits in one screenshot. Most of the posts are short (just like the threads), there are some with a longer breath. The three most popular threads: about books, links to a far left news portal, shitposting general. The board also features a thread with assorted links to depositories of leftist literature, writings. Very useful. If you speak our language. But what's the chance for that?
Additional information: the great Hungarian philosopher, Stirner Miksa, is a popular meme there.

Bernd 03/15/2019 (Fri) 19:31:19 [Preview] No.23756 del
>/feri/ us furry.

Bernd 03/17/2019 (Sun) 01:16:55 [Preview] No.23810 del
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They even have a NazBol thread.

>I'm not sure if other boards were made on 8 by my compatriots or only these.
You can search boards by language. As you can see, there are a few more but they're even deader. /voros/ has its language registered as English and therefore doesn't show up when doing this search. It is possible that other "English" language Hungarian boards exist, but they'd be hard to find and dead.

Bernd 03/17/2019 (Sun) 14:16:26 [Preview] No.23816 del
>They even have a NazBol thread.
They are very thorough.
That thread is about how the "national" party sold the country to the German capitalists. I think it's an opinion of the Munkáspárt (the Labour Party). It's not wrong.

Bernd 03/17/2019 (Sun) 16:19:19 [Preview] No.23818 del
Nice word play. The leader of the Hungarian Soviet of 1919 was called Kun Béla. With the routine of seasoned weeaboos they made Béla-kun out of him.

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