08/06/2019 (Tue) 07:32:34
Chans will never die unless a better alternative is found, since no other website provides the same amount of freedom with the kind of anonymous fun you can have. The whole reason most of us here are here today is due to finding 4chan or 8chan and seeing how fun it is and staying. With 4chan becoming such garbage and so many websites becoming more censored than ever, people are going to look for alternatives that let them express themselves freely online while still being fun. Hell, I only found 8chan back in 2015, and the only reason I went there was that 4chan /pol/ looked interesting to me at the time compared to other boards, but I got sick off all the low quality posts and when an anon said 8chan was where all the good posters went I followed his words. Couldn't find the site at first and had to look up encyclopedia dramatica to find the URL, but when I did I was amazed by how huge the difference was in posting quality and how much anons cared about lurking, archiving, breaking links, and just actually putting an effort in. It wasn't just /pol/ that was like this, /v/ actually talked about fun video games I never heard about, /co/ was full of interesting comics and stories, /k/ was just a fucking amazing community of all things warfare that actually knew their stuff yet were more than willing to tell newfags like me if we lurked enough, /b/ was never good, and /monster/ had one of the weirdest, intriguing, and captivating communities I had ever seen anywhere.
I'm just using my experience as an example, there will be less anons for a time, yet as the clearnet gets more and more fucked, more people young and old of all civilized countries that just want to have fun on the internet or want to have the freedom to say what they want, or just want to do something weird for once, they will all look for something better or different, and eventually they will find this.