Other then /qa/, there is another secret board with even less users.
The board was never announced and has been kept hidden since January 1st.
Only a handful of users know the board name, I being one of them; however a stickied thread on the secret board made me swear to keep it a secret.
I really can't tell as its against board rules.
I will say that it was discussed on /qa/ during moots final QA. The link is most likely archived.
The board is also 3 letters /xxx/
Good luck finding it; if you do then make a thread about how you found it. It's kinda like a game of cluedo on there
And these icons:
/z/ (still there)
/test/ (Log-in required)
/yg/ was a yoghurt board and /5/ was a (mod) board where you were only allowed to post images relating to the number of five. (5 ducks, flashing 5's etc.)
Apparently /5/ was baleeted in February of 2006, no idea when it was created though.
/yg/ might have just been a joke board I'm not sure, but it was "created" in (late) 2008 and deleted at the beginning of 2009. At least that's what I recall.
man, I kind of wonder why the textboards were never promoted at all
is pretty neat
even if it's covered in shitposting and reads like /g/ after it stopped taking its meds
Trying to access any board starting in "new" (e.g. /newcocksuckingadmins/) redirects you to /pol/
Probably an ancient leftover from when /pol/ was created and /new/ was revived by accident a day before that
don't forget the text boards:
and don't forget the flash archive:
I wondered, now that email is dead, does anyone have a full list of the things you can do with the "options" field?
I know of
>roll (on /tg/)
>fortune (on [s4s])
you can access the test board by using Ghhp to bypass the modspec blockID pretty easily,
then just add '.html' to the webpage file.
It's not so interesting as the others, but there are a few impossible country flags for /pol/ and /int/
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Oh my god.
[spoiler]The dissapointing part is that barely anyone would be able to appreciate this. Fuck, why does no one know about 4chan's history anymore? It's all right fucking here. http://tanasinn.info/wiki/Complete_History_of_4chan[/spoiler]
>captcha acting up like shit
>type in the correct code
>it says it's fucking incorrect and makes me do it five times until it actually works
>happening on every fucking website that uses recaptcha
FIX YOUR FUCKING SHIT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
If you highlight the text in someone's post then click on their post number it automatically quotes it for you (green text)
I found that out by accident one day.
If you're using swype on your phone and you get a one word captcha and it has a real word(s) in it you can enter in the letters and swype the words and not worry about the spaces in between. Makes it so much faster.
On two word captchas skip the word that is obviously scanned in from a book etc and type the other one and hit enter.
People were complaining about 4chan literally the day after it was created
4chan Was Never Good™
well no shit
people were complaining about "/b/'s decline in quality" since late 2004. all the fucking time. every new generation of newfags brings out cries of how "4chan is ruined!", year after year.
source: there's a place dedicated to documenting 4chan history. some threads there date back to 2005. it's hilarious how there are "what went wrong?" threads opened on an almost yearly basis.
/b/ (and 4chan, and the internet at large) certainly took a hit from mass usage though.
yes, muh sekrit club. (well not secret, so much, i just want relative obscurity. with more posters comes more boring posters.)
>/b/ (and 4chan, and the internet at large) certainly took a hit from mass usage though.
protip: don't believe anything 0037 or shii say. they seriously overhype world2ch and exaggerate its role in anything.
another protip: all "IRC logs" from raspberry heaven are fake
yet another protip: don't believe shit on ED either, ED was written mostly around 2007-2009, way after all these events took place. don't trust the bibioanon 4chan chronicle either, ESPECIALLY when it comes to shit before 2006 and after around 2009.
oh god another protip: there are some very interesting sources about 4chan history out there, if you know where and how to look. shit like the tanasinn timeline, 0037's and shii's wikis are just the tip of the iceberg.
final piece of advice: stop nagging snacks every time he posts his shitty /r9k/ thread, it makes you look retarded
>i consider it better.
it's basically the same shit as what we have today. maybe not /b/ itself but the rest of 4chan, and that's only because all other boards/websites took over /b/'s position.
the final nail in /b/'s coffin actually came only 2 years ago when [s4s] was created. the last real purpose that /b/ fulfilled is being the silly place where stupid stuff happens (a job /b/ failed at spectacularly). but even that was taken from it by the younger and smaller [s4s].
certain things like the use of emotes are just nostalgia.
almost all posts are on topic, the one post against the DS ("just get a fucking PDA") has relevant links rather than being a shitpost.
take your head out of your ass and look around you
the mods are doing an actually really good job on 4chan all things considered. offtopic stuff gets deleted quickly and regularly
the only reason why people miss "old /b/" is because they miss the old memes (or more likely: feel like they missed out on all the old memes). the only screencaps that go through time to 2015 are those extremely funny ones, which is why it feels like the general quality was higher when in reality "old /b/" is pretty much as inane as modern 4chan.
you want to see what "old /b/" really looked like? take a look at [s4s] RIGHT NOW. the first few pages at this exact moment I write this show exactly the sort of shit that filled that place. the only difference is that /b/ also used to get more serious threads about music and anime and politics and movies and vidya and whatnot. but now we have big boards that cover that stuff exclusively and in more depth, so what's the point?
>take a look at [s4s] RIGHT NOW. the first few pages at this exact moment I write this show exactly the sort of shit that filled that place
btw I'm obvious not being literal here. 2005 era 4chan didn't have stupid irony or "le new maymays xD" humor or w/e. but the general spirit of silliness and stupidity is pretty much the same
that reply was aimed at the screenshot "2004 v"
you'll note that's /v/, not /b/.
>all things considered
weasel words doesn't help, they're doing a good job with the huge task they are faced with, but /v/ is basically beyond salvation and /b/ isn't overtly breaking the rules.
my problem with /b/ is that it isn't even inane, it's simply boring , it's what would happen if facebook introduced anonymous posting and porn posting.
agreed that [s4s] is great.
>my problem with /b/ is that it isn't even inane, it's simply boring , it's what would happen if facebook introduced anonymous posting and porn posting.
SO MUCH THIS
Jesus Christ, how much of the /b/ population are there for the random? Seems like everyone's just posting porn and pictures of their faces.
I took the screenshot, the poster you replied to. Nothing redacted, just line the 'pieces' up and stitch them together, nothing is missing; the screenshoting extension I used messed up that particular one.
Holy shit some of the posts are from 2005
The oldest post I saw was from march 2005 https://dis.4chan.org/read/anime/1111418292
10 fucking years ago!
I don't think any posts from snacks are there.
This shit's gonna be hilarious out of context.
I wish they'd bring the textboards back. moot mentioned something about features relating to them when he deleted them. Could they be coming back, but a little more polished up? Or maybe even some textboard friendly features on the imageboard?
>it is part of the wanking-off "community"
Most of them don't care. The only ones who get pissy are people who either take the internet too seriously (yes, including on 4chan, which people seem to have forgotten) or kiddies who get overly invested in one site/are new and need an identity and want the site to reflect that. Shii at one point ran the overchan. So, most of the original fags have splintered off and use more than one imageboard/textboard, because it's the anonymity for most of them and the ability to post freely, not one single site that matters.
And, at the time, those guys were just like the newfags now. Crying and crying about how bad it is only to grow up and see it's not that bad after all.
Yes Snacks never has left 4chan. He's an /r9k/ tripfag and always posts his bad radio show.
It's always funny encountering people who've learned about 4chan from ED and such and haven't browsed /r9k/ for a long while. They all seem to worship Snacks like a 4chan god, whereas /r9k/ treats him as a tripfag they tolerate only because he just uses the trip for his radio program. His threads are mostly ignored and his station has almost no listeners. If one day he stopped posting his show the attitude would likely just be ambivalence.
Snacks isnt the legend he's made into on ED. He's literally just an ex-mod and a tripfag.
It's really funny how /r9k/ was all 'meh' about his threads after all those years of 'bring back snacks' and the place he has in the 4chan culture. /b/ would go nuts if they found out he's still here.
Newfag from '07 here. Can confirm, /b/ was not exactly great then either. One nice thing is your thread didn't 404 in two minutes if it didn't get replies, it wasn't *all* roll threads, and porn wasn't *every* single thread.
I'm not sure about that. He was 'memefied' into a ban-hammer wielding anime girl a long time ago. He was pretty famous. Even after he became irrelevant all the fanart creations and flashes lived on. He's even on the banner.
Let's straighten it up. There currently are:
/new/, which leads to /pol/.
/z/, which is nothing, yet something.
/.%20?/, which is forbidden.
/j/, which is for Mods.
/test/, which is for Mods, too.
/qa/, which is already known to us.
/.%20/ is just a forbidden '. '-dir that exists everywhere.
For example: 4chan.org/.%20/ is forbidden and boards.4chan.org/qa/.%20/ is as well.
So we can quite safely conclude /.%20/ is not a board, just a default forbidden directory.