Isn't it fucking insane how none of the other boards said anything about moot or even had a minor shitstorm? The fuck happened?
apparently /a/ is full of the best posters on 4chan as confirmed by moot
which means we care about this place more than alot of the boards do.
/f/ had a shitstorm, but no one visits /f/ anymore, it was filled with dread. old flashes and crying
/f/, /a/ they both care about how moot brought us this wonderful place, and without him we would have nowhere else to go.
I don't give a shit about Moot.
I only care about muh
My waifu is not insane!
Just a bit chaotic
moot didn't get it. He also wrong about a lot of things. He claimed to be out of touch but he clearly was based on most of the things he said.
What happened with moot was that he took so much criticism and dealt with so much board politics over the years that it took it's toll on him. It got so repetitive that he ends up thinking every problem that emerges is similar to one in the past, and replies with a canned response. He thinks every time people complain about moderation it's a witch hunt over one mod. He also stopped caring about a lot of things including serious discussion, just as a defense mechanism to avoid going crazy. Half of the questions in the Q&A were misinterpreted and misanswered, like the person that complained about a mod deleting things he doesn't like and provided proof, but moot responded by saying that they're users just like us and also admitting that he doesn't keep track of what his mods do all the time.
you guys are autistic, both /b/ and /sp/ the two boards i go to the most have had some good moot threads and sob stories. Then again i shouldn't get mad cuz like moot said " we're all 4channers here! /a/ seems kinda cool.
I'm not sure what you're talking about OP. I browse /tg/, /jp/, and /pol/ and they all had threads about moot.
Granted, I don't think anyone but /a/ put together those sendoff letters and sung Komm Susser Todd. /b/ made a song but it was just one or two guys by the sounds of it, not dozens of people
I haven't been here for the entirely of 4chan's existence (I guess that makes me a newfag) but I've always seen moot as inconsequential to the website. Other than making upgrades and tending to the server the site does not need a "face" and I feel like he should've done this years ago.
If you have an interest in the topic, and are knowledgeable about the topic, you should post on that board. I hate the shit out of /sp/ these days, but I keep posting there because I like sports and I remember what it used to be.
Only you can make 4chan a better site.
I think it's because /a/ Is one of the few boards that really has no equal anywhere on the internet. I'm not trying to insult other boards or anything, it's just that every other anime community seems to be this really special kind of terrible. We've got nowhere else to go, so we appreciate this place a bit more.
>We've got nowhere else to go, so we appreciate this place a bit more.
without /a/ I would have never had any sort of discussion about anime, I would have just been some guy that would watch thing and then quietly lie down with his thoughts afterwards.
He said crossboarders.
I don't think people have a problem with crossboarders. Most of the time any hostility towards them is because they expect to be spoonfed and know nothing of the board they're crossboarding to. You see people asking for recommendations on /a/ and it's clearly their first time posting here.
/sp/ up until 2011 or 2012 was amazing. Had a rough relationship with the mods though, and it eventually just got moderated to hell and turned into a wasteland of shitty generals.
I mean, I'll still watch anime. I just won't have anyone to talk about it with, which will be really depressing.
I'll probably miss out on some great shows too without other anons' threads.
/a/ is the beating heart of 4chan, it makes sense it would feel its creator being torn from it the most. It was always the center of this site, it was the true successor to random/anime, and thus the first board. I always saw /a/ as just as special within 4chan as 4chan is within the internet. No matter what we said about each other, moot loved us, and I think most of us loved him.
I'd still watch anime, I would just enjoy it less,
like when a really good series finishes and you have that empty feeling and /a/ is not there for you to sort out your thoughts, vent and exchange impressions
It would be painful.
Without 4chan, I will literally have nobody to talk with about anything.
I won't be able to talk with /a/ about anime, /vg/ about games, /tg/ about board games, or /int/ about funland shitposting and various types of banter.
I need this site, it is so much to me.
This. I discovered /a/ after I had just really started getting into watching anime online around 6 or 7 years ago and /a/ just clicked for me so hard.
The jokes and the waifu faggotry, the rather zealous discussion and the various fanbases. I would not be able to enjoy anime just as I have for so long without you guys.
I don't think you realize how unfriendly your so-called "friends" in real life are until you spend time here.
I think the reason we have so much trouble connecting with others is that we become used to a level of candor and sincerity that is hard to find outside of this place.
I think moot knows this as well, which is why he feels, as I do, that this place will carry on. It's irreplaceable. End of story.
I just hope that the extent of that camraderie doesn't devolve into shouting memes at each other at the top of our lungs like the other boards, and we can still talk about anime while having a good time.
Holy shit, I've been here since 2004 and just found out that you can post replies on /f/. Always thought it was some sekrit reference to another site that I never caught on to.
Plenty of /a/ hates him too, I think a lot of us are just sad because we're faced with our own mortality.
After today's livestream, I find that any enmity I had towards moot is completely gone. He was completely different in personality than he always seemed to be from his few posts. Now I'm sad that I was only able to know the man the moment before he left.
I guess that might be a good way of putting it.
The way I see it, he did a ton of shit wrong and was also wrong on a lot of issues, sometimes he was even incompetent, or apathetic about things the site cared for.
But it could have been way, way worse. He was at least a sensible guy who tried to preserve the nature of 4chan, and didn't sell out or abandon us for a long time, which is a lot more than most site admins do.