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4chan splintering into two different sites, 4channel (sfw boards) and 4chan (nsfw boards)

Oct 25, 2017
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Essentially, Hiroyuki, the current owner of the site, is splitting up 4chan into two different websites. Apparently, the worst parts of the sites are advertising poison, so he's splintering off those bits.

One website will be 4channel. This will have all SFW content, and be comprised of the best parts of the site.

4chan will be the NSFW site, and contain such hellholes as /pol/, /r9k/, and /b/.

This seems like the beginning of a civil war between users. I've already noticed many 4chan users shitting on people from /pol/ and trying to evict them from infecting the rest of the site (and, sadly, failing over the years.)

Thoughts? 4chan has been around for about 15 years now, and this may be a turning point in cleaning out the infection of neo-nazis. I've been browsing the site myself for about 12 years, and I do remember when the vast majority of the userbase was edgy and counterculture, but it certainly wasn't flooded with Republicans and Stormfront posters, and often they would take the opposite position to whatever the GOP did. Remember, it was never cool to be a Bush supporter, but it's 'cool' now and 'counter culture' for many to be a neo-nazi Trump supporter.
 
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torre_avenue

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
8,363
Behind you.
If this is an attempt to contain the rot, I don't think the site owner knows just how rotten everything is.

You'd be a fool to believe that creating a containment site would be enough to save 4chan.
 

Kevers

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
7,276
Syracuse, NY
I mean I used to love /mu/ /v/ and /tv/ but the worst parts of that place eventually merged into every board and the entire place turned to shit, I can't see that getting turned around because they're split up.
 
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Dio Over Heaven
Oct 25, 2017
1,604
If this is an attempt to contain the rot, I don't think the site owner knows just how rotten everything is.

You'd be a fool to believe that creating a containment site would be enough to save 4chan.
This is more about advertising revenue than anything else. Hiroyuki doesn't give a shit about anything on the site as long as he gets his revenue.
 
Oct 27, 2017
13,739
Lol, good luck. Even the SFW boards still have enough questionable content that they really aren't SFW on inspection. It's just that they're reserved for the actual text comments and moderation is quicker/harder on them
 

ILikeFeet

Banned
Oct 25, 2017
22,852
If this is an attempt to contain the rot, I don't think the site owner knows just how rotten everything is.

You'd be a fool to believe that creating a containment site would be enough to save 4chan.
he knows. last I heard he was actually run off the site he made due to some of his policies.

I had a feeling this was coming. the increased exposure of 4chan through happenings like Trump becoming president has been making the site more toxic. it was only a matter of time before something hit the fan
 

chaobreaker

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,063
No point. Damage had already been done. Moot and Hiroyuki should have killed /pol/ before it got too big.
 

JCG

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,002
Too late, maybe, but points for trying.

They should have done this over a decade ago.
 

krazen

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,395
Gentrified Brooklyn
LOL. Unless there’s a time machine to go back a decade or so...good luck with that. The virus has gotten so bad forget the site, a large chunk of the internet itself is infected by it.
 

Bonefish

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,078
This has probably has as much to do with advertising as it does with isolating /pol/ and gradually trying to disinfect the rest of the site. Most boards are sick of /pol/ shitting up the place.
 

caff!!!

Member
Oct 29, 2017
1,454
Honestly, the split seems less about politics and more of "I can't fund my website off porn ads alone."
 

Darryl M R

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,938
A few years back I thoroughly enjoyed fa, fit, v, vg, and some other hobbyist boards. I stopped visiting right before the site went downhill. Just nuke those extremely toxic boards. Better yet, put the site to rest.
 

FaceHugger

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,482
Moot thought /pol/ was a good idea because he's dumb. Now what could have been a nice money generator for a lone owner is instead a white nationalist and incel haven.

Make your bed, sleep in it.
 

Sou Da

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,580
Hiro needs to make that fucking money

Shout out to them begging Notch to make an imageboard

 

Calles

Member
Nov 1, 2017
4,075
Best of luck with that, it's going to be all out war.

Whoever gets pol loses the most.
 

PogChamp

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
5,736
Instead of doing that, they should do a draft and auction off each board.

Also this isn't going to work out the way he wants, all advertisement on 4channel is going to be indirectly funding the neo nazi board. Advertisers still won't touch it.
 

Sou Da

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,580
So the shitshow-racist-homophobic side vs the actual probably terrorists side?
Best of luck with that, it's going to be all out war.

Whoever gets pol loses the most.
For the record anyone telling you this is about "saving the culture of the site" or whatever is blowing smoke. Hiro wants 4chan to be profitable and he's doing it from different fronts, in a few months expect to see 4chan's virtual YouTuber all over the place.
 

signal

Member
Oct 28, 2017
19,006
Would be interested to see how some of the boards turn out (or would have turned out since I don't think this will change much) if there wasn't so much crossover from the more garbage boards. Every like 5th post on every board is some racist shitpost unrelated to whatever is being talked about.

Also wonder if they mean "safe for work" as in literally just no extremely explicit shit or if they actually want to tone the porn down. Video Game Generals could be good if every post wasn't some derivative ero pixiv garbage image about whatever the game in question is.
 

Slayven

You probably post about me on another board.
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
36,827
I wonder how much the ads dollars dropped?
 
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Dio Over Heaven
Oct 25, 2017
1,604
For the record anyone telling you this is about "saving the culture of the site" or whatever is blowing smoke. Hiro wants 4chan to be profitable and he's doing it from different fronts, in a few months expect to see 4chan's virtual YouTuber all over the place.
Yeah, like I said, Hiro isn't doing this because he cares about the actual content of the site. It's money, in the end.

I do, however, want this to lead into potential driving off of the nazi fuckers.
 

Sou Da

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,580
Also wonder if they mean "safe for work" as in literally just no extremely explicit shit or if they actually want to tone the porn down. Video Game Generals could be good if every post wasn't some derivative ero pixiv garbage image about whatever the game in question is.
I imagine if he gets advertisers interested he'll tell the mods to actually enforce the sfw global rules on 4channel.
 

jelly

Member
Oct 26, 2017
10,087
Why don't they just delete the crap until they get fed up and leave. Is there already some even greater cesspool out there they can go to.
 

InfiniDragon

Member
Oct 25, 2017
857
...Yeah separating the channels won't stop the fuckboi antics from the people that already frequent that place.

It'd need to be a scorched earth clean break with new folks to even kinda have a chance at being reputable IMO, much like this forum's beginnings.