Five and a half years ago, I conceptualized /soc/ and rallied /b/ for the creation of this board (pic related), which became a reality a couple months later.
I haven't been here in a few years, so share your best /soc/ stories in this thread.
And here's my Skype username for the hell of it: thatguyfrom4chan
one day soc will be good again... one day ;n;
we need trips again and a perma cock rate thread to contain the gay have it wipped once a week and ban cocls that leak outside of the thread
In 2011 there were over 100 tripfags and growing. /soc/ was quickly one of the most popular boards on 4chan. moot then got butthurt there was board culture here so he removed trips.
In 2012 a girl named surf rejected moot and made fun of him so he permanently removed names.
/soc/ then slowly devolved into a porn and camsex board over the next 3 years.
Forgot the worst part. The the camwhores left and it devolved into dudes jacking each other off, literally and figuratively, with the occasional female either basking in the limelight of a thread or lurking, hoping to be someone half-way decent. And now we're here today.
Great post for early years, though.
>meet in lame thread on /soc/ in July last year
>start writing each other on Skype
>start calling each other on Skype talking for 8-9 hours almost every night
>fall asleep while in a call, text each other all the time
>say our first "I love you"s about a month in, no idea what we're doing
>he lived in the UK and I in Sweden so we planned meeting up for ages
>he finally visits for Christmas*
>have the absolute best fucking three weeks of our lives
>realise after he goes back that we need to be together all the time
>he packs his shit and moves here in March
>get married in April
>have a perfect fucking life, get a cat, eat breakfast in bed every morning
That's the magic of /soc/.
*This is kind of a sweet story btw; I felt bad about him having to travel for so long from Scotland via London where he'd have to wait for nine hours so I got tickets to go and meet him in London. i.e. the first we met was on Heathrow and we spent nine hours freezing our asses off holding hands and smiling like idiots at Burger King in an airport and walking 'round London in the rain and making our in the back of the bus into town. Romantic enough for ya?
the worst part is that the male to female whore ratio is so out of whack that these girls have to do nothing but post a pic of them smiling to get the attention they use to have to earn bitches dont even contribute to threads anymore
Does anyone remember this btw?
best regards, former tripfagette.
Yeah... sadly. I'm pretty new, but I've dipped into the archives a few times. /soc/ as it is now pales in comparison to the old /soc/.
It stems from a myriad of things, really. Moot being a faggot being one of the first problems. People giving up on /soc/ being a second one. Tumblr is one of the major newer problems, due to filling people's heads with certain... ideas.
And then lastly, newer generations of people seeping into the board, not caring about quality, just looking for a fuck, which scares off people of any quality and leaves us with a seething pit of shitty degenerates that are worse than /d/ and /pol/.
This board is pure cancer and should be deleted immediately. And all "rate X" threads other than pets should be removed from the site as soon as they pop up with the spam filter blocking the posting of anything with the word "rate" in it. Dick threads should get an IP range ban.
lol i never got people who go on this board just to call it the worst board or people who do that with any board it just seems like autism or weak bait
on a side note remember when soc had good tinychats
What better things? This world has no "better things". It's a prison sentence that only ends with death. Until then, I can only hope to make other people as miserable as they've made me.
Moot's not a mirror.
ok this will be my last word of advice for you we create the world around us there are others with happier lifes whove suffered things that would make you kill yourself its called perception you cpuld live on being a shit person or you could stand up clean yourself off and have a nice cup of tea your choice age will help you understand this not my words but ill say them none the less
>We could make this board great again now moot has fucked off.
You retarded brah? Well, obviously, since you post on Dicks & Mental Illness.
I don't need advice from a subhuman retard. Here's some advice for you: kill yourself and drastically improve the planet.
You used the phrase "fucked off", then implied that only NOW can 4chan get better. As if he was stopping that. I think he just got tired of you cancerous sociopaths and just wanted to disinvest from the place after literal retards and nutcases poisoned the site.
This is the absolute least effective way of doing that. It's like you leave the toilet seat up and walk away feeling like fucking Hitler.
The fact that /soc/ is your target is enough of an implication that you're too weak to make any kind of difference, good or bad, which is why nobody will take you seriously here.
This, and ban users (not just delete threads or warn users, but give good long bans) for the shit-tier threads that are not /soc/-related (the sex advice threads, "kek" threads, etc)
As bad as /soc/ has gotten, it does seem to be getting a little better lately. A few months ago it was worse than it is now. But even now it's worse than it was a few years ago
> complains when there's no moderation
> complains when there's moderation.
I typed the word that starts with c and ends with uck. It filtered to kek.
THANK YOU BASED HIRO/MODS/WHOEVER DID THIS. Maybe this filter alone is partly why /soc/ is getting better.
nigga you dumb
im looking for a revolution not the same old bullshit i complain about the mods becuase they dont do there job and have a record of it and i know new janitors wont do shit because theyll just become new cogs in the machine not am update to it
I think it's nearing two years now.
I've been on /soc/ since the beginning and done my fair share of trolling, I just don't understand how someone can keep doing that same thing for so long.
Ah, in the Wild West Days of /soc/'s beginning, we used to run real camwhore threads, emphasizing meetups for paid sexual favors. This gave kinky anon an outlet to explore their fantasies, but sometimes it got very real indeed. From "happy endings" to ruined lives, but at least it was palpable.
This kik reality we've created is dull.
I think my first /soc/ post number was ~603: day 2 or so.
I'm chatting at the moment with a cute boy from soc who I'm helping to become a sissy. I think soc has become a major cultural actor in legitimising the feminisation of beta males in society. You could spend endless hours conducting sociological studies of this place.
That's neat. If society was different I probably would have ended up on that path, since I was obsessed with feminine clothing and behavior when I was little and never fully grew out of that interest.