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|>>|| No. 23601
>Maybe I’ll package that and write that in the future. It was essentially this incredible education. The one very tangible skill I gained was a PhD in large-scale community management.
>One thing I’d go back and do differently was elevate and empower more volunteers early on.
As far as I can tell, 4chan moderation are almost always at their best when they're doing nothing.
|>>|| No. 23602
Does anyone think that his success is based on anything but luck? I can't imagine he's qualified for anything else on that scale. He might have some normal qualifications but I doubt he's got the qualifications to get into anything on the scale he has now, unless some company employ him as a gimmick. Seems a dumb move but best of luck to him.
|>>|| No. 23604
>he sounds like a managementspeak faggot a lot of the time
He's run a startup or two aside from 4chan and yeah, he really does crank it up in that interview. Presumably he's trying to come across as some kind of dynamic, forward-thinking internet entrepreneur, in the hope of picking up a job somewhere interesting, but I'm not sure that "founded and ran one of the most reviled and controversial websites on the internet for over a decade" looks all that great on a CV. Anyway, calling it a "PhD in large-scale community management" is just embarrassing. You don't have a PhD, moot.
One last jab at Snacks.
|>>|| No. 23605
Good riddance. As soon as his mods started banning people for posting tits on halfchan it was clear to those with eyes to see that the thing was unsalvageable. He just wants to be another unbearable internet celebrity.
|>>|| No. 23606
I reckon it was that whole cuckold thing that's made him take his bat and ball home.
|>>|| No. 23607
Of all the things to take off on image boards recently, I find the neo-Shakespearian accusations of cuckoldry to be the funniest.
|>>|| No. 23609
I've always felt sorry for Moot. He has spent years attempting to defend the yeastiest cunts on the internet in a fruitless show of solidarity, because they simply didn't appreciate it and someone actually set fire to his garden. That is simply not cricket.
This is not surprising in the slightest. I'm only surprised that it took him this long, but he explains what he has been up to in his resignation speech.
The irony is, none of the people that complained about him could run a piss up in a brewery and the plethora of chans that will spring up in the wake of this wont last past their first few years because the only thing they have in common is their hatred of Moot.
|>>|| No. 23610
Please explain 8chan, then. It's run by someone who actually has employable skills.
It's the board most users who got sick of the increasingly inept administration switched to.
The second moot kowtowed to the establishment by removing fappening images, a lot of people moved. I don't really give a fuck about gamergate or all that stuff but the joint was clearly going down the pan.
|>>|| No. 23613
>Please explain 8chan, then.
>It's run by someone who actually has employable skills.
What is there to explain beyond that?
|>>|| No. 23614
It flies in the face of
>none of the people that complained about him could run a piss up in a brewery
, especially given that 8chan boards are self-rumning (though admins retain global mod rights to enforce the global rules). In my opinion they're far better run than the halfchan equivalents.
I wonder if this is a prelude to him doing a Pistorius on his girlfriend as revenge for putting horns on his head.
|>>|| No. 23615
So, I assume by your use of this terminology, you are one of the frothing masses who jumped ship to 8chan because of the gamergate thing?
|>>|| No. 23616
>The second moot kowtowed to the establishment by removing fappening images, a lot of people moved. I don't really give a fuck about gamergate or all that stuff but the joint was clearly going down the pan.
|>>|| No. 23618
Let's bring back Snacks and eat him
>Does anyone think that his success is based on anything but luck?
|>>|| No. 23619
I don't think anyone could argue that 4chan was ever somewhere that was out of the "pan". It was born there and found it niche there and now that it is attempting to lift itself out of it people are upset. Which is fine, I get it, but Moot has put up with so much shit from the user base over the years that he was bound to break eventually.
It's a money sink he gets nothing out of but grief.
|>>|| No. 23621
If the blog post is anything to go by, the place has been in the black for a good deal of time now.
|>>|| No. 23622
>but Moot has put up with so much shit blah blah blah
He has spent over a decade masturbating to cartoons depicting the abuse of children. Fuck that guy. And from what I've read, 8chan is full of paedo shit (and probably an FBI trap). So fuck that place too. Oh god, please don't let any more funposters migrate here. Purps? Anyone?
|>>|| No. 23623
>And from what I've read, 8chan is full of paedo shit
Because, of course, images of child abuse have never been posted here.
And I've posted here for fucking ages, long before 8chan, so take your 'oh no evul chan users' routine and stuff it.
|>>|| No. 23624
U wot? Please kindly fuck right off you dreary cunt. And anything even remotely noncey is deleted within minutes. Ffs it's already happening.
|>>|| No. 23625
Would you mind lengthening your fuse? He didn't say anything remotely controversial. Misleading, but nothing you can't politely correct him on.
|>>|| No. 23630
I think I may as well call it a night and quit 4chan. It's been a good run, but it's been losing its touch recently. I did enjoy seeing /pol/ getting absolutely turbofucked tho.
Doubt there'll ever be another cesspit quite like it.
|>>|| No. 23631
Quality post lad, thank goodness the funchan users aren't here to dilute such superb content.
|>>|| No. 23632
I always admired the guy for not selling out and keeping the same formula.
I don't think anything is going to change with him gone.
|>>|| No. 23633
Demanding documentation from the mods and janitors a few days before announcing retirement seems like a bad sign to me.
|>>|| No. 23635
>3. Identity Verification. Your service with 4chan is contingent upon your providing legal proof of your identity and your representation hereunder that you are authorized to work for 4chan. Prior to starting the Moderation Duties, you must provide 4chan with a copy of a government-issued identification document (e.g. a passport or driver’s license) in a form reasonably acceptable to 4chan. You represent and warrant that all information you provide regarding your identity and ability to perform the Moderation Duties, including but not limited to any form of identification you provide, is valid, accurate and up-to-date. You acknowledge that providing 4chan with any false or inaccurate information regarding your identity is both a breach of this contract and a punishable offense under law.
|>>|| No. 23638
Well spotted. Fucking autocorrect. Didn't recognise the word 'pocket'.
Good grief. He can't be serious, even the most hot pocket-crazed doing-it-for-free janitor wouldn't be stupid enough to comply with that.
|>>|| No. 23639
>Didn't recognise the word 'pocket'.
Ok, what is a hot pocket? Some sort of euphemism?
|>>|| No. 23640
Goodness sakes lad just google it. You can't do this for everything that's new to you on the internet.
|>>|| No. 23642
No, but it's not unreasonable to expect you to explain what something is without me having to sully my browsing history with some sort of masturbation reference.
|>>|| No. 23643
This. He's evidently not needed to get a proper job for most of the last decade.
|>>|| No. 23644
Oh, is that it? Never heard of them, but now it makes sense in context. Thanks.
|>>|| No. 23646
It's some kind of pasty, isn't it? An American snack, anyway. I think there's a seppo here trying to fit in, probably the one banging on about "halfchan" and how much better 8chan is.
As far as I can tell, 8chan spiked for as long as all the
completely inconsequential non-issue serious investigation of journalistic ethics, "gamergate", went on, and then has predictably plummeted since everyone forgot about it at Christmas.
|>>|| No. 23647
Uh, no. Not even close, lad. Masturbation doesn't have the same ambiguity or the pleasure of being an Americanism, so it is ubiquitous with it's dictionary definition. Why are you being so defensive about explaining what a Hot Pocket is, did you even know yourself?
|>>|| No. 23649
>did you even know yourself?
Not when I first heard of it, so I looked it up, because that is what anyone in the 21st century should do.
|>>|| No. 23651
I didn't see him reckon that 8chan was dead and not worth visiting, simply that it's user base had declined. Gee wilikers, teenlad. You are a precocious little yank, aren't you?
|>>|| No. 23652
>no one should bother visiting
Nobody but me and the other two. You're fucking up our Alexa rank, it should be lower.
|>>|| No. 23653
Anyone in the 21st should google something that has the potential to be some sort of disgusting lemonparty-esque reference?
m8 i still use luddite, u bumder!
|>>|| No. 23654
>simply that it's user base had declined.
Alexa doesn't monitor user base, lad.
>it's user base
Its, teenlad. Its. Not 'it is userbase'.
|>>|| No. 23656
Look up what 'Americanism' means and stop embarrassing yourself. Hint - it doesn't mean 'anything from America'.
|>>|| No. 23657
So what you are saying is that it could just be 3 people creating all that traffic?
That sounds eerily familiar...
|>>|| No. 23659
I've never quite understood this mentality, i usually drift away from websites, not quit
|>>|| No. 23661
It does mean a word or combination of words exclusive to America though, which a Hot Pocket clearly is. Maybe you should take a step back from the screen, wipe the foam from your mouth, unfurl your vice tight, ape-like fists and relax.
|>>|| No. 23662
>...by your reckoning britfa.gs is long dead and no one should bother visiting
Yes, this! Me and the other two lads were perfectly fine in our own little echo chamber. And now you lot have turned up and ruined it. GO AWAY, GO AWAY, GO AWAY. Please.
|>>|| No. 23663
A "hot pocket" is a branded product. I expect you rage and snarl whenever anyone says 'Hoover' or 'Coke' because those are 'Americanisms' too.
|>>|| No. 23665
>A "hot pocket" is a branded product.
If it's a brand, shouldn't it be capitalised?
If you fancied
googling Googling that for me that'd be ace.
|>>|| No. 23666
No, because they sell those in the UK and, in fact, Hoover is a ubiquitous term for a vacuum cleaner in the UK. Hot Pocket isn't an international brand so why would anyone in the UK be familiar with it... are you brain damaged?
|>>|| No. 23668
Are we in decline, lads? I know last year marked the first time since I've been here (March 2010) that we went an entire weekend without a post and weekend threads, which is the only thing that keeps /b/ going, are certainly less active. I'm definitely making fewer threads than I was. What we need is another Moaty/riot/Jim'll.
|>>|| No. 23669
>we went an entire weekend without a post
Even on the whole of /*/? I don't remember noticing that.
|>>|| No. 23670
>why would anyone in the UK be familiar with it
Exposure to American culture. Or just looking it up.
Funny how being unable to use it's/its is no big deal but a basic expectation for people to conduct basic research is blasphemous.
Fuck this for a game I'm off to 8chan to read something interesting, enjoy your shithouse grammar.
|>>|| No. 23674
In more jubilant news the sentry is reporting one single post by an IP outside Blighty.
Though perhaps this means we only have ourselves to blame for the poor state of the boards...
|>>|| No. 23675
I can't vouch for /*/, but certainly on /sfw/. Is porndumplad still going? Same time of day, like clockwork.
It nearly happened once beforehand, so I ended up posting any old shite on the Sunday evening to avert the crisis.
|>>|| No. 23676
I though we had to block everywhere else because of the CP-posting spambot.
|>>|| No. 23677
He means /b/. I think the site is roughly as active as it has been for years, but with /*/ being the default for the majority.
>Funny how being unable to use it's/its is no big deal
People have been banned for it in the past. Enjoy 8chan though!
|>>|| No. 23678
I use /sfw/ myself but the porn posts seem to have slowed down a lot when I occasionally use /*/.
|>>|| No. 23679
I've always thought the weekend threads were a bad idea, because it tanked the amount of posts on /b/. Usually, if someone had an interesting weekend or something worth discussing happened to them then we'd have a nice thread discussing it because someone would make a thread, but now people post stuff in the weekend thread and it barely gets a response because it gets lost among the chatter, so lots of potentially interesting topics for threads before now fall through the cracks. An alternative name for the weekend thread would be blog thread, because quite often that is what it amounts to.
Who am I to argue though? Other people like it, I just think the board would be more active without them.
|>>|| No. 23680
>I can't vouch for /*/, but certainly on /sfw/. Is porndumplad still going? Same time of day, like clockwork.
No, he isn't.
Didn't metart sets used to get automatically posted on /x/ when .gs started? Did I imagine that?
|>>|| No. 23681
or maybe a special /weekend/ (/wkd/?) board. Has that idea been touted before? I seem to half-remember it.
|>>|| No. 23682
I miss the Russians. Nothing like getting spammed with umpteen pictures of MiGs, together with "SORRY FOR BAD ENGLISH".
|>>|| No. 23685
The concept of a double entendre, and the implications therein, has clearly sailed well over this lads head.
|>>|| No. 23687
I agree. They do sort of vacuum everything up.
I also think /news/ was a mistake. We have /iq/ for threads like >>/iq/51767 and then if it wasn't board specific (usually something involving politics, science or technology) then it'd be fine on /b/.
|>>|| No. 23688
Was there a demand for /news/? I can't remember any more. All I remember is the mods forcing everyone to post news threads on /news/, without actually supporting /news/ by putting it or star in the board list.
|>>|| No. 23689
/b/ had become a kind of /news/ at one point, with a majority of threads starting with a news link. I think that was the impetus.
|>>|| No. 23690
Not really, unless you count the same person/small group of people constantly whining that news threads shouldn't be on /b/ as popular demand. I bet it was that knobhead, who always managed to get in one of the first replies to a thread and would launch an unwarranted attack on the OP, who was behind it.
|>>|| No. 23691
Those threads would often digress into tangential discussion and even go off course entirely and make beautiful thready music.
I didn't really see the problem with /b/ being full of news threads. I've always thought of it as pub talk. Nothing to in depth about any one subject, but a little bit of everything.
|>>|| No. 23692
Yes. It was and is a sensible idea. Having a thread for individual news stories on a 'random' board pushed other content to the bottom.
|>>|| No. 23693
Those threads created discussion that wasn't really constrained by the content of the OP, the OP was simply a catalyst for discussion. /news/ doesn't feel like that at all though. Also, the amount of news threads /b/ got didn't translate over to /news/ as people just stopped making them for the most part.
|>>|| No. 23695
No argument from me. On the imageboards I've known it's always seemed that splitting discussion into more boards ends up with an overall reduction in posts (as an early example here, /g/ originally encompassed all tech/science threads but got split off into /e/ and /lab/, and all felt quieter for it). I don't think it matters as much with /*/ around.
>Those threads would often digress into tangential discussion and even go off course entirely and make beautiful thready music
We're in /g/ right now, so I guess the tradition is alive.
|>>|| No. 23703
Are /emo/ and /iq/ the only boards readily identifiable on /*/sfw/? I know you can tell when it's a /b/ thread from the post number, but the other day I was looking for >>/boo/3587 and it took me a while to click it wasn't on /news/.
|>>|| No. 23710
Thanks for deleting my septuple post, mods. Couldn't be arsed to do it while I'm supposed to be working.
|>>|| No. 23712
>Is porndumplad still going? Same time of day, like clockwork.
I think you might be referring to me. At least, I was one of them but unfortunately I now work 12 hours a day and simply don't have the time for acquiring and dumping more porn. I may be able to resume in a couple of months time.
|>>|| No. 23716
He always seemed like a nice respectful lad to me. He has an ability to absorb abuse very gracefully.
|>>|| No. 23720
Pic related has always summed up my sentiments on 4chan in general. I've been lurking around there off and on since 2005 and while I have experienced some truly epic lulz I kind of welcome this simply because i think we all need to move on.
|>>|| No. 23721
I'm a bit late to the party here and the thread has kinda moved on but I agree. /b/ was never good but I remember when it was a hell of a lot better than it is. I've had good times on there but like everywhere it has its moment in the sun and slowly fades away as the population gravitates towards 'normal'.
It'll be interesting to see what, if anything, takes its place. It was, in its time, the true arsehole of the internet and one of the last bastions of complete wild-west style freedom on the cleartext internet.
In these strange days of people going to jail for writing vaguely offensive shit on twitter the old /b/ of 7-8 years ago with its constant stream-of-conscious style output of offensive, disgusting and downright disturbing content seems like something of a curio to me now. I doubt we'll see its like again, for better or worse.
|>>|| No. 23724
>younger, better-looking cousin
Is that how they spell "retarded little goof ball"?
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