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1000 posts in the old one, time for a new one.
/101/ing cockends who park across your drive when there is clearly a car parked in there.
|>>|| No. 25778
I love .gs, don't get me wrong. But the toxification of 4chan has really left a hole in my life that I used to fill with feeling miserable on image boards.
|>>|| No. 25779
My friend keeps showing off the ~£200 she's spent on half a dozen dresses for her one-year-old daughter.
|>>|| No. 25781
The place was always toxic, lad. If you're talking about /pol/, those people always existed, whether it be on /b/, /new/, or wherever.
|>>|| No. 25782
>If you're talking about /pol/, those people always existed, whether it be on /b/, /new/, or wherever.
Not >>25778, but it's not really correct to say that 4chan always had the degree of far-right, white supremacist toxicity that runs through it today. In 2004 when I first found it (during my regrettable anime phase) it still had a strong Japanophile streak, and many/most of the threads were anime/manga/Japanese videogame-related, or at least would contain references to that kind of content in the form of image macros. White nationalism and far-right politics were certainly not regular topics. Even as the site developed and became less Japan-centric, /b/'s raids included a notorious white supremacist (Hal Turner, if you want to look it up).
The overarching philosophy of the time was that, irrespective of who you were and what you believed, taking yourself too seriously was a crime punishable by trolling, which sort of went out the window with Project Chanology and was absolutely absent with the rise of more serious racist discussion, eventually culminating in mass support for Trump and the alt-right movement. /pol/ had certainly always had racists, neo-Nazis etc, but they didn't own the place.
That's my memory of it, albeit anecdotal and no doubt skewed to my perspective.
|>>|| No. 25783
Yeah, in the early days the racism was mostly ironic. It's only in more recent times that the likes of /pol/ and /new/ went completely to shit.
|>>|| No. 25784
I found it in 2006 from Encyclopædia Dramatica, and while the racism was ironic, it was definitely there.
I think the people who in 2008 were saying 7 JARS OF PEANUT BUTTER xDDDD are some of the older members of the current aut-right.
|>>|| No. 25786
Really makes you think.jpg
I'm sure it has been brought up before but Banksy work is a load of derivative shite that I want the press to start ignoring.
It's not like he even innovates, it's just the same tedious A-level work he was doing in the 00s. Wowzer! Community decay, sinister technology and the police state - what will he think of next? Perhaps he could smear his shit on the wall in the shape of a CCTV camera outside a playground and we can all go have a think about technology.
I agree with the other lads about /pol/ but 4chan has always had an undercurrent of toxic negativity in my experience. It depends on what you mean but it's one thing that separates imageboard culture from other places.
The problem is of course that /pol/ has leaked absolutely everywhere and I suspect a big part of that has been shitposting for a reaction now that teenagers are posting from smartphones.
|>>|| No. 25787
>Yeah, in the early days the racism was mostly ironic.
That's what I had assumed, but, how can one tell?
|>>|| No. 25788
I've been using one of the hobby boards on and off up until even now but while the /pol/ stuff has been a visible presence, it feels like three or four months ago it reached new heights where it has mostly stayed. Maybe I'm losing it to paranoia but it gives me a strong impression of being an organised effort by an organised group intentionally pushing an agenda.
|>>|| No. 25789
Just dawned on me that I don't really include .gs when I lament that imageboards as a whole have become tedious wank that I only use (and even then, generally just as an ersatz blog to organise my thoughts) because I'm too much of a social retard to have my past posts following me. The worst part of /pol/ isn't even the racism, or the repetitiveness. It's how painfully obvious it is when you're talking to a child. I mean, 4chan has always been full of children, but you get into an argument and you suddenly realize that it's pointless. It's not like before, there's no fun in it. These are different children, children with a different outlook and mindset. That's not to mention 8ch, which is a poorly managed shitshow with a few novel boards and a tendency to recall Gamergate as though it was a serious, culture-defining moment. I've got a /pol/itical idea: Bring on the zero child policy.
Regular forums seem to have died a death, so there's no real alternatives anyway. Reddit is a formatting nightmare, acrobat likewise, Twitter is sort of kind of vaguely briefly tempting but too obvious in being a timesink.
|>>|| No. 25790
I've surprised myself that, besides here, facebook community groups have become my replacement for forums. They're usually extremely specific (I'm a member of the Skoda Octavia VRS Mk1 group, for example) but there's often a few hundred active members, and since you're not anonymous it feels a little more grown up.
|>>|| No. 25792
I'm with you in general, I just happen to be on a lot of hobbyist type groups so I'm not really bothered there. I suppose there's nothing stopping you joining under an assumed name either.
|>>|| No. 25793
I've been using Reddit a lot more since I installed the Android app for it instead of using the website, which as you say is a formatting nightmare. I highly recommend Boost.
|>>|| No. 25794
I think the app is fucking atrocious, I have to use it in the browser, desktop mode on my phone, too.
|>>|| No. 25796
Based on your picture I looked into what 'BUGS buddy' is. and I have to say I was disappointed. All it is is a series of txt docs that tell you to say "I'm not a racist YOU'RE anti-white" to 'win' arguments hardly cutting edge psy-ops. I don't think the world has anything to fear.
|>>|| No. 25797
That picture is quite old, I don't think it's 'them' in particular but some other group or network of individuals.
|>>|| No. 25798
Come on lad, what if it's just stupid people fucking about? The threat of JIDF or whatever forces of darkness imperil our world has always been overstated by the paranoid.
|>>|| No. 25799
Who on Earth would be in the mood for a corporation with quasi-police state abilities telling you to rise and shine with happy cartoon toast in the morning?
It's like Facebook wants to fight me.
|>>|| No. 25801
If I go to sleep at nine or ten o'clock I inevitably wake up at about midnight or one-ish. It's properly annoying, and even to stay up that "late" I'll be knodding off by eight. I don't know what's going on but it's been like this whenever I try to sleep right and it's doing my head in.
|>>|| No. 25802
Do you drink caffeinated beverages? Shit like that really fucks your sleep.
|>>|| No. 25805
>Don't we all have a cup of tea before night-night?
Different times and different situations call for different teas. Personally I'm quite partial to a spot of redbush in the evenings which is caffeine free and leaves a lovely malty taste.
Not immediately before bed of course, I'm not fond of getting up out of bed just as I'm drifting off to sleep to take a piss.
|>>|| No. 25807
Tony Blackburn has gone completely fucking mental.
|>>|| No. 25808
One of my friends has finally gone completely mental.
She's into all sorts of conspiracy theories, in particular anti-vaccination ones and that every terror threat is a false flag attack by the authorities; she went into overdrive following the Manchester Arena bombing. Dreadlocks, rainbow clothing, workshy and always complaining she doesn't get enough benefits.
Anyway, she's decided to home-school her children because she's convinced that mainstream education would corrupt them and stop them from being free spirits.
|>>|| No. 25809
I found my old GCSE Spanish book, and I read some of my old work. That was yesterday. Today - I was in south London for work, and everywhere I went, I could hear Spanish. So, is it just me, or are there too many fucking Hispanics in fucking south London?
Fucking hell, what a disgusting language. I kept hearing it everywhere. I became hyper-aware. I could make out a few words here and there, but it all just pissed me off. It was much better when I never took notice of anything like that. Fuck's sake.
|>>|| No. 25811
Education is legal, schooling is not. I don't think home educated children even need to take any exams.
|>>|| No. 25813
How am I racist for not liking other languages?
Fucking Spanish shit maricon.
|>>|| No. 25814
>are there too many fucking Hispanics in fucking south London?
That certainly sounds like text book racism.
|>>|| No. 25815
>Education is legal, schooling is not.
>You can teach your child at home, either full or part-time. >This is called home schooling."
Your statement is such vapid misinformative conjecture feigning wisdom authority and accuracy I despair.
If a person in my real life made such a statement, I'd consider their opinion on all subjects invalid from that point forward as any reliance on their knowledge would risk running afoul of being based on total bullshit that 'sounded right'.
|>>|| No. 25816
education received at school.
It is not a legal requirement to be taught in a school. The statement is correct.
"Home-schooling" is a ghastly American term, like the government trying to replace the term social security with "welfare". You and your creeping Americanisations can fuck right off.
|>>|| No. 25817
Equivocation of accusing the state of not being able to speak the language aside based on staring at a online dictionary really hard.
You've made the statement 'schooling is not' meaning not legal, not that schooling at home doesn't exist. And are now trying to weasel out of your position with mental gymnastics, It is okay to be wrong what isn't is this song and dance where it is everyone else is at fault because you can't admit you were.
|>>|| No. 25818
>"Homeschooling" is the term commonly used in North America, whereas "home education" is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in many Commonwealth countries.
It's an American term, lad, however you want to dress it up.
You can be educated at home, but a home is not a school.
|>>|| No. 25820
I've had many friends fall into this problem and so far I've never seen anyone totally escape its clutches. The cause seems to be a disappointment of youthful expectations which probably explains why you get so many 40-something women reading bible prophesy. I agree that the whole thing is rather infuriating, especially when they adopt an air of arrogance about being so open-minded after taking what some random nutter on youtube says at face value.
However, you can moderate them somewhat by asking questions and getting them to expand on their ideas, essentially just covertly behave like a child endlessly asking 'why'. People eventually realise that they don't actually know anything (or will at least run out of things to say) once you ask them who is behind all of this. Most recognise that extra-dimensional lizard people aren't bad - just misunderstood - and they're all too lazy to read up on the concepts underpinning these theories anyway. It breaks down any kind of zealot.
Although mainstream education obviously does have an element of social conditioning to shape the next generation of workers. It's just not very sinister once you realise the bells break children into set-time based routines like in an old factory.
Stuck it in a letter to the editor, language-nonce.
What if I convert the bottom floor of my house into a dancing school?
|>>|| No. 25821
>However, you can moderate them somewhat by asking questions and getting them to expand on their ideas, essentially just covertly behave like a child endlessly asking 'why'.
The Theroux technique. It's devastatingly powerful if you can maintain a genuine sense of innocent curiosity.
|>>|| No. 25822
I've had one of those nights where I just couldn't get comfortable in bed to sleep. Thankfully it's a Sunday anyway but all that rolling around has me pooped.
It's the little things that you soon forget about that make life so hard.
|>>|| No. 25823
I was the same for a while last night but then I had a wank and put on some slowed down aphex twin afterwards and drifted off like a baby.
|>>|| No. 25824
Where I think I went wrong was in having a quick passionless one before bed to help me sleep when I really wasn't in the mood. It ended up with me getting under the covers feeling all dirty and flustered which couldn't have helped things.
Maybe tonight I will try running a nice hot bath and lighting a candle for some me time. Perhaps I can find something to shove up my arse.
|>>|| No. 25828
I keep seeing ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA stickers when I'm out and about.
|>>|| No. 25830
I've had "Call me Al" stuck in my head all day
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