>Though I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
For me, it depends on the board.
I'm met some anons in person (non-politics 8anon through IRL interest, various former 4anons who left around 2015/6) and they were good people. You could tell half of them were clearly the 'raised-by-the-internet' type but that doesn't bother me. Many webring anons have made my life better and I'd love to chill with them.
There are also many anons I've seen on the webring who I wood... prefer not to be around. I think they are wrong in harmful ways and woodn't mind if they stopped living.
But do you see the delicious poetry in this? Those two types of people may be the same person
. That's the magic of anonymity. You and I could be fighting on another board right now spewing vitriol at each other while peacefully relaxing here and we'd probably never know.
There are good conversations I've had here with people I wood probably hate in person. Your politics, your race, your sex or gender, your attractiveness, your economic class, your academic intelligence, your social reputations, none of that matters until you pull it into the conversation. I'm always surprised by how often girls are on IBs hell, the owner of nanochan (darknet /tech/ IB) was allegedly a 20yo girl from virginia