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|>>|| No. 441558
New midweek thread: chip butty edition.
Is it even midweek? The days have all blurred into one and lost all sense of meaning.
|>>|| No. 441559
My girlfriend is seriously considering entering one of those house raffle competitions. The location isn't actually listed on the entry page, but I'm fairly certain it's one of those new builds next to Dewsbury Rams stadium. For actual fuck's sake.
|>>|| No. 441560
Perhaps a controversial opinion, but oven chips in a butty I feel are far superior to even the best chippy equivalent - I haven't had one for years (haven't had oven chips for years, actually) but I really, really want one now.
I also have no fucking idea what day it is. I think it might be tuesday?
|>>|| No. 441561
I'd say the issue with a chip butty from a chippy is the bread they use. Chippy chips on bread from my bread bin would be optimal for me.
|>>|| No. 441562
It's Monday and 'editions' is an otherplace thing. This is madness.
|>>|| No. 441564
>'editions' is an otherplace thing
We've been doing it for years. From a quick look in the catalogue:
>New weekend thread. First weekend of the year edition.
>Weekend thread: bangers and mash edition.
>New weekend thread: Highland Toffee edition
>New midweek thread: Let's enter Robot Wars edition.
There's no need to be a poseur and hint we should stop using one of the commonly accepted formats for this kind of thread, that has been used for years, because you've suddenly decided if other places now use it we should stop.
|>>|| No. 441565
That is a tremendous looking chip butty. You've made me hungry and I'm supposed to be avoiding carbs. DAMN YOU.
|>>|| No. 441567
I like how they're all over a period of several months in 2019 for slightly different topics.
|>>|| No. 441568
To be fair, all of the examples you've cited were from 2019. I do seem to remember it going back a bit longer than that but it was almost definitely an import from the other place that was just allowed to slide. Regardless, it's hardly the most offensive thing that could leak over from there.
On the other hand there are plenty of lads on here who would happily get rid of all the "mega-threads" altogether, not just the ones that are posted on the wrong day of the week or whatever.
Personally I think the board is slow enough to warrant their use - I mean I'd rather post about Disenchantment part three in a more recent "what are you watching now" mega-thread than dig up the long dead thread from 2018 when the first part was released.
|>>|| No. 441570
>it was almost definitely an import from the other place
You'd only know that if you went to the other place, and none of the rest of us do, so you're definitely imagining it, outlander.
|>>|| No. 441571
Last time we went properly meta (>>420448) the consensus seemed to be that general threads are a bit shit, but the major issue is that people don't tend to create new threads otherwise so there isn't much of an alternative; they're a necessary evil to keep activity going.
|>>|| No. 441572
Considering the fact that this place was originally built by britchan refugees I would wager that a fairly high percentage of the original users of this site have had exposure to the other place at some point or other.
I'd wager even higher than the majority of newer users (I do believe we get some, even if it's only very occasionally) would have found this place from there. There are the people who turn up from there other place and make a big song and dance about it but I suspect there is a small but non-zero number who find us through there, lurk for a bit, and decide they like it here and eventually more or less blend in, bringing with them things like "XYZ Edition" that eventually merge harmlessly enough with our existing board culture.
The primary crossover boards here used to be krautchan and ylilauta but I'm pretty sure we have more funchan users than you'd imagine. Do you really expect me to believe that all those Warhammerlads never ever take even a peek at /tg/?
|>>|| No. 441575
>the major issue is that people don't tend to create new threads otherwise so there isn't much of an alternative; they're a necessary evil to keep activity going
I've long suspected that the common denominator on here was a shyness.
|>>|| No. 441576
I think I lurked the board for about a year before I first posted because, due to the massive number of bans I saw handed out for things like minor spelling or grammar mistakes, I was convinced that I'd be permamegabanned if I ever tried to post here.
I probably didn't realise at the time that the majority were comedy or relatively short-term bans.
|>>|| No. 441577
I was only joking.
If you want to really despair, search for mentions of britfa.gs on twitter and/or redit.
|>>|| No. 441578
> If you want to really despair, search for mentions of britfa.gs on twitter and/or redit.
Thanks for the nightmare fuel. I'll save that for one of those days where you sit around listening to the Smiths and Leonard Cohen while stubbing out fags on your legs.
|>>|| No. 441579
I think you're right. A lot of the time there's quite a few of us lurking but waiting for someone else to make a post that we can then reply to. New general threads lead to an uptick in posts that, for whatever reason, people wouldn't have made to the previous general thread.
I've just heard that there's going to be another fucking hairdressers in the middle of Beeston so I'll cheer myself up by seeing what has been posted about here on Twatter.
|>>|| No. 441581
It might be just me, but there's a weird thing here where it's anonymous, which is why I like it, but it's also small and niche enough that people start picking things up about you, and there's no sense of blending into a heaving mass like you have on 4chan.
It's both good and bad, in that there's actually a sense of community, but it makes me a bit paranoid at times. If someone was so inclined to they could probably quite easily dox any one of the three of us from the breadcrumbs here.
|>>|| No. 441583
YOU'RE ALL FUCKING WOMEN. I FEEL LIKE YOU'VE ALL BEEN PLAYING AN ELABORATE RUSE ON ME.
|>>|| No. 441584
>If someone was so inclined to they could probably quite easily dox any one of the three of us from the breadcrumbs here.
The trick is to make stuff up from time to time.
|>>|| No. 441585
True. Must go to bed now though, need to be up early to do my hair and talk to my workchums Matt and Chris about this jolly bad virus.
|>>|| No. 441590
I don't like it when people on here mention things like the road I take to work. Makes it all too real, like those tweets up there.
|>>|| No. 441593
Bonkers. They should widen it to a 4-lane dual carriageway and make it at least 50mph.
|>>|| No. 441597
It's a shame kc died, it was an interesting space. I quite like ernstchan but it's even more autistic and geeky than here, kohlchan or whatever is just a shitshow.
|>>|| No. 441600
We're namechecked by Guru Larry in a reply to Ashens, but the original tweet they were replying to is gone. Something about stealing a plate?
|>>|| No. 441601
>It's a shame kc died
Didn't some lad who Columbined his local school get his inspiration from krautchan?
And then there was that other Germanlad on 4chan who knifed his roommate to death or something.
One can only hope that .gs will never have that kind of effect on any of you lot.
|>>|| No. 441602
I think there's a lad here that wants Angela Eagle to bring us up in Parliament. I don't think his nefarious schemes have amounted to much as of yet.
|>>|| No. 441603
Britfa.gs and britchan existed, albeit briefly, simultaneously and wasn't founded or built by britchan refugees. The reason /IQ/ exists was to give said refugees a place to post yubyub memes.
|>>|| No. 441604
I always assumed the Mail would be knocking on purps shed for a quote eventually. I think the embarrassing site name has prevented people becoming card-carrying members like the other places get. I bet we've had a few murderers and war criminals on here, they just never implicated us.
|>>|| No. 441605
She has obviously never met the .gs mods.
On the subject itself, I'm not sure it's fair to lump 4chan together with ISIS. When was the last time chronic masturbators, or even just the average apathetic 4chan lurker took hostages or bombed public buildings.
|>>|| No. 441606
I think it's more the iron-fisted moderation that has prevented this place becoming another far-right outpost of madness, rather than the daft name. Eagle wasn't bringing up 4chan and 8chan because she thought You Laugh You Lose threads were played out or to complain about bait being posted on /mu/.
|>>|| No. 441607
Do we need iron-fisted moderation? It makes it seem a bit patronising, as if the rest of us cannot be trusted to deal with it. I mean, I know we cannot ignore the most obvious of bait as someone always bites but we can still call it out.
|>>|| No. 441608
Most bans still come from reports, so our response is almost entirely community led.
I also clear a lot of reports as not needing any action, so if anything you are the ones who are iron-fisted.
|>>|| No. 441610
Look, it's all well and good saying "ignore it" or "tell them to sod off" when some freak turns up touting some psychopathic neo-Nazi bollocks. But eventually another one turns up, and another, and so on and so on, until the freaks outnumber us three by a factor of 200% and the whole site's knackered. Not only that but as the amount of users on an imageboard gets more and more extreme some of them might end up on the moderation team and as the more extreme faction they're more than happy to sideline and undermine what used to be the norm in favour of batshit irrationality. You can have a neutral "anything goes so long as it's legal" style of imageboard moderation, but eventually those who shout loudest win the day, because unless you ban them for being so annoying and loud to begin with "anything goes" becomes "let's discuss the Jewish question".
|>>|| No. 441611
I should add that I'm not saying this as some kind of thought experiment, but as someone who has watched individual imageboards change in real time in this way, a way in which .gs has thankfully avoided changing.
|>>|| No. 441612
On that note, I think if I told any of my gay friends I browsed a site called britfags they'd probably stop speaking to me.
That or, out of context, assume I was closeted...
|>>|| No. 441613
>Not only that but as the amount of users on an imageboard gets more and more extreme some of them might end up on the moderation team
...you lot got asked if you wanted to be mods at some point?
|>>|| No. 441614
I was speaking more broadly about imageboards in general at that point, but I didn't make that explicitly clear. However, it was heavily implied.
|>>|| No. 441616
He can see you when you're wanking
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.
You better watch out
You better not have a teary
You better not shitpost, I'll handle this query
Santa purps is hiring mods
|>>|| No. 441617
I reckon it's the grammar policing that does it combined with the lack of modern features.
Since the site was founded the rest of the internet has undergone a sustained decline in grammar which used to to quite rigidly enforced by communities. KC had specific bans to catch otherplacers such as using '>TFW' which seems like a shorthand only mobile posters would popularise. In recent years I've seen mobile posting manifest in gradually more heinous forms including a lack of capitalisation.
This isn't to say that posting from a phone is in itself the problem but people who have only used late Web 2.0 and don't lurk will have certain lazy habits. They will also universally have shit opinions but we were probably the same at their age. rudgwicksteamshow.co.uk I'm not too sure on but presume that the lack of ability to ban/doxx anyone who disagrees with you must be an unbearable loss of power.
|>>|| No. 441618
Not sure if I'm only speaking for myself, but I think .gs is also a slightly older crowd, and that seems to have an effect on how crazy things can get on here.
|>>|| No. 441619
Just sounds like you're having a teary again m8. dolphin rape has never been explicitly controlled here but quality has which keeps out the foamy types.
>might end up on the moderation team
Outside of a few specific examples moderators seems to me more left-leaning than the userbase. In fact it's an accusation as old as the internet that moderation anywhere will be accused of a left-wing bias.
I did a poll on this a number of years back. The average age is overwhelmingly around 21 so it's still safe to assume that any opinions you read here are worthless.
|>>|| No. 441620
That's not necessarily the case as seemingly every other over-40 in America went insane on contact with 4chan a few years ago.
|>>|| No. 441621
>The average age is overwhelmingly around 21
That should still be older than 4chan by a number of years.
|>>|| No. 441625
Currently the youngest non-illegal on there and I arrived in 2012; concerning. Hopefully the dadlads will let their kids take over their accounts when they pass on.
|>>|| No. 441627
You mean that britfa wasn't built because britchan was dying a slow and obvious death? Didn't we also used to have an /i/ board back in 2009 when the whole mask of shame thing was still going on? Britchan and, to a an admittedly slightly lesser extent, britfa were still a part of that general "anonymous" scene that was kicking about after 4chan/chanology got popular.
|>>|| No. 441628
>She has obviously never met the .gs mods.
Reckon she's just mad about getting a comedy grammar ban.
Something's wrong here. If the results of this poll are to be believed it would mean that more people post here than me, you and otherlad.
|>>|| No. 441629
> If the results of this poll are to be believed
I've just taken a closer look and it appears that the poll page is protected against poll spamming by means of cookies. Which is somewhat easy to circumvent, and then you can mark it any number of times.
|>>|| No. 441630
>you can mark it any number of times
It's not meant to be scientific, that's obviously impossible.
|>>|| No. 441631
Turns out I actually quite like working nights. It seems my main issue with work is tolerating every other cunt, when it's just me and I can crack on at my own pace without anyone interfering I'm happy as the proverbial Larry.
We'll see if I think the same by the time the sun's coming up and I've still got another hour left, but there we are.
|>>|| No. 441632
What are you doing at this hour? If you're a hitman and you need a partner to get into a horror situation for a bad student film drop me line. I'm always getting attacked by vampires me.
|>>|| No. 441633
The trouble with staying awake through the night is the next morning takes on a strange colour; somehow dull but simultaneously brilliant. It must be the foggy brain.
|>>|| No. 441634
I worked nights every summer and christmas holiday of uni.
I liked the fact there were no customers in the shop and we were generally left to do our own thing. I liked the extra pay as well. I'm a night owl as it is, but there's something different about actually working through the night rather than being up playing games or watching YouTube.
It fucking gets to you after a while. Not just the fact that if you want to do anything administrative with your life you've either got to stay up or get up early, it's been shown that working nights decreases cognition and general health. I am generally a terrible sleeper, but my sleep problems got worse (and, coincidentally, my caffeine withdrawal symptoms were ten times worse for whatever reason whilst I was on nights). Everyone there on permanent nights chainsmoked, and I can sort of understand why.
In winter you never see the sun (though to be honest this winter who has?), and in summer it's a circadian mindfuck as you try and get to sleep in blazing morning sunshine. I'd highly recommend the thickest blackout curtains you can manage for those days. Also, if your neighbours decide to do a bit of DIY or have a domestic and it's keeping you awake, there's little recourse as it's 'normal' time for everyone else.
|>>|| No. 441635
I have to go to live, in person training at work tomorrow, to be trained for something nobody on our team will ever have to do (and in fact will not be allowed to do, because of union rules involving a third party provider that are not going anywhere). It doesn't really feel very 'essential'. The trainer on site is fucking awful, and has demonstrated effectively over the last year that he knows less than even our most junior staff in operations, and his teaching method is to read verbatim off a powerpoint.
Anyway, I made a particularly beany chilli for dinner and I've had it quite late, and am planning a (hopefully gaseous only) dirty protest tomorrow. That room will be thick with the stench of five types of bean.
|>>|| No. 441636
>Also, if your neighbours decide to do a bit of DIY or have a domestic and it's keeping you awake, there's little recourse as it's 'normal' time for everyone else
This is the worst part, I think. You end up furious at someone for daring to drill holes at 11am on a Tuesday, but know deep down you're powerless to do anything about it and they're not actually doing anything wrong. My direct neighbours were very nice and would actually postpone DIY if they knew I had been on shift the night before, but the sound of construction travels so the bloke a street over getting his driveway done would still keep me up, and so on.
Earplugs and blackout curtains help, but I also don't think anyone should really do permanent nights, at least not for more than six months at a time.
|>>|| No. 441637
I've watched the sun come up many a time through all night sessions and psychedelic drug trips, so I'm used to the surreal state of a new day dawning when you have watched the transition in real time. I think it'll feel rather different driving down the motorway knowing I'd normally be one of the people heading the other way, though.
Luckily it isn't permanent, it's a rotation between days and nights, and in theory it's only for three to six months anyway; but that's all up in the air with the current situation.
12 hour shifts though, so I'm living the 3-day week dream technically. Shame the woman in charge of the rotas is an incompetent alcoholic who couldn't make a sensible shift pattern even if you promised her a free bottle of Bombay Sapphire but you can't have everything can you.
|>>|| No. 441638
I think anything with variable shifts is just bound by some higher power to be shit. I worked in a reputable fast food establishment for some time but that didn't stop multiple managers timetabling people on overnight shifts, 1 day off then breakfast shifts where you come in at 6am. Wankers.
|>>|| No. 441639
You pair are going to be green with envy, I just found a couple of loose Mint Imperials in my draw.
|>>|| No. 441643
You can cry foul at my typo all you want, I can feel the jealousy coming off your post.
|>>|| No. 441644
It's not a typo though, is it? You actually call it a draw. The mask had slipped, Northumberlad. I, for one, don't even like peppermints.
|>>|| No. 441646
That mask didn't slip, I left it in my trouser pocket when I put the washing on and now I can't go to the shops, idiot.
|>>|| No. 441671
It's been getting pretty warm in the south. I've barely had to use an extra blanket.
|>>|| No. 441673
Not even any rain here today in central Manchester, though I hear from family it's fairly thick snow in the 01924 2 region. I love walking in the snow, so I hope it does fall.
|>>|| No. 441677
My friend's dad has offered to pay her university tuition fees, going as a mature student. This would wipe out his life savings and he'll never have that kind of money again. Is this a poor person thing? I've seen it quite a few times now where people who've barely got a pot to piss in want to pay their child's uni fees, doing something daft like cashing in their pension or equity release, because they don't want them to be in debt and don't really understand how student loans work.
|>>|| No. 441678
How dare the paupers try to give their offspring the kind of leg up in life wealthy kids had access to? They should know their place.
|>>|| No. 441679
It's pissing their money away. The student loan won't ever be fully repaid and if her dad really wanted to give her a leg up he'd give her the money for a house deposit.
|>>|| No. 441681
It's not a leg up. Student loan is there for the taking, and it's the best loan she'll ever have, and there's multiple ways to avoid paying it, not least dumping future earnings over the payback threshold into her pension, while her dad makes up for that shortfall in salary by way of either an allowance, a trust fund, or a deposit on a house.
|>>|| No. 441682
>not least dumping future earnings over the payback threshold into her pension,
Care to elaborate on that a bit mate? How do you do that if you're on PAYE and the money is just getting taken out automatically?
I'm a thicko with this stuff so please explain like I'm a simpleton (which I am).
|>>|| No. 441683
Not him, but it's only really an option if your employer's pension scheme uses salary sacrifice.
|>>|| No. 441684
>Is this a poor person thing?
Not exclusively - for the genuinely wealthy, £27k is a sufficiently piffling sum that it's easier to just pay up front than piss about with the Student Loans Company.
Most companies offer a salary sacrifice pension scheme. Rather than you paying into a pension out of your salary, they reduce your salary and pay the difference into a pension on your behalf. Doing it this way means you don't have to pay national insurance on your pension contributions.
The Student Loans Company calculate your repayments based on your income, but salary sacrifice pension contributions are classed as "unearned income" and are only counted if they're more than £2000 per year.
|>>|| No. 441690
In what universe can you possibly say giving someone near thirty grand is not a leg up, you bloody carpet-bagger. I don't care how good of a loan the student loan is, not having to bother with it is an advantage.
|>>|| No. 441693
>In what universe can you possibly say giving someone near thirty grand is not a leg up
It's a meaningless waste of money. A student loan isn't really a loan in the conventional sense, it's effectively a graduate tax. You only have to make repayments if you're earning over £25k and the repayments are automatically taken from your salary via PAYE. The repayments are piffling and the loan is automatically forgiven after 30 years, so most people never have to repay the full amount.
If you've got £27k to give to your kids, you'd have to be absolutely mental to pay their tuition fees. Give them fifty quid a week for housekeeping so they don't have to top up their maintenance loan with a part-time job and put the rest in a Lifetime ISA for a deposit on their first house. That is a real leg up.
|>>|| No. 441694
You're not giving them 30 grand, you're giving the university 30 grand to avoid the softest loan you'll ever find. 10k in an ISA would be so much more of a leg up than paying three times that for tuition fees.
|>>|| No. 441695
Why call it a loan at all, or set it up as such, rather than a graduate tax? It seems almost designed to be misunderstood, or maybe to open the idea of student loans up to a public for whom university education was tuition free until a generation or two ago.
I also wonder if it's also American influence adding to that misunderstanding, where their student debts are truly punitive.
|>>|| No. 441696
>It seems almost designed to be misunderstood, or maybe to open the idea of student loans up to a public for whom university education was tuition free until a generation or two ago
Literally yes. "loan" sounds a lot better than "tax", and that's all that's needed. I'm honestly surprised they didn't call it an Educational Advance to further obfuscate.
It is literally a loan though, the way it's set up. The SLC is a company that exists and is the debtee.
|>>|| No. 441698
>"loan" sounds a lot better than "tax"
In the minds of most people, "loan" means you get money, "tax" means money is taken from you.
The fact that they're given money with a loan which will never be theirs is something they conveniently tend to forget.
It's the same with your mortgage. Your house isn*t really your house until the day that you've fully paid it back.
|>>|| No. 441701
>it's effectively a graduate tax
A tax she'll never have to pay,.
I'm not saying he wouldn't be better off putting it into am ISA for her, he would, but it's absurd to say it's not an advantage all the same.
I wouldn't be surprised if she suggested something better to him and he, being old and afflicted with daft backward old people ideals, went "No, bugger off, I'll pay your tuition but I'm not just giving you a hand out, that'd be spoiling you."
|>>|| No. 441705
This sort of branding why they came up with the name Lifetime ISA. One of the main uses for it is for your retirement, but if they put pension in the name it carries a lot of stigma with it that they were worried would switch people off it.
|>>|| No. 441707
In fairness it would be misleading to call it a pension ISA because they're also intended to be used for first home purchases. Help to Buy having had the opposite problem. I'd argue it should go further for 'lifetime' so you can withdraw X amount when you have a child or for upskilling but that would probably be too complicated.
I suppose telling the truth with a 'put yer tokens in this bastard and we'll 'ave ya propping up the UK housing market and (maybe) let you work part-time at 60' ISA would be less appealing. People might look at the price of homes before they open one for instance and instead simply decide to set fire to a landlord.
|>>|| No. 441712
Cabin fever is definitely setting in. I've just had a Teams call with someone I work with, who is unattractive by just about every objective metric there is but because she's obese she also has massive tits. I think it must have been the camera angle accentuating them, but I could feel a stirring in my loins. I don't think I've ever even checked out her tits before because she's a gargoyle.
|>>|| No. 441713
Our Teams calls are usually with about six other people, and one of them also has pretty big boobs, but she's really fit too. I sometimes just catch myself staring at her for minutes, safe in the knowledge that she'll have no idea that I am, but hoping that I won't be doing it when all this corona nonsense is over and we go back to our usual day to day office jobs.
|>>|| No. 441714
Ah mate, Teams has a new set-up screen where you can see yourself and check sound when you click join. You have to click join again to get into the call.
|>>|| No. 441715
I just had a fuck off greasy chowmein with oovercooked crispy chicken balls. Full of salt, fuckers forgot the sweet and sour sauce, now i feel sick as a pig. My pores seep oil.
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