Background about 8chan
>Why is 8chan down?
In principle, nobody knows. Officially Its owners have taken it down voluntarily after the perp of a mass shooting has posted his manifesto on a very declined /pol/. Think of it as 2014 neo /v/ but in love of mass murder. Before that there was another spree killer who is definitely a /pol/lack who has announced his intend on /pol/ and then live streamed the massacre on facebook. This has put 8chan in connection with at least two mass shootings. The reason why nothing happened to 4chan although there were 2 4chan murders is a media campaign by its founder Fredrick Brennan, AKA HW_BEAT_THAT, copypaste or simply Hotwheels.
>Founder? Wasn't Hothweels its admin?
Yes, until he stepped down out of his free volition in May 2016. Until he simply stayed absent from his Job in November 2018 and got his privacy violated by Jim Watkins, the owner of 8chan's and 2ch's mother company, he was only a technical adviser who has advised Mr. Watkins to close 8chan. He had quit the job on his own.
>Who the fuck is Jim Watkins?
Some boomer who runs the very tech company behind 8chan and 2ch. He was his former business partner.
>So the 2chan guy. What was the nature of the partnership?
8chan goes into 2ch's fold as its international division while Hotwheels get employed by the Waktins. He stays admin, which means he has to do the administrative work himself except the parts he hands to volunteers. The main domain 8chan used was his old one while 8ch.net was intended for the official Japanese instance. Since January 2015, Jim's domain was used.
>What happened then?
The vichan base couldn't power 8chan and soon posting became impossible due to load. Hotwheels decided to reject the offer the creator of the Software we are using now in favor of what Joshua Connor Moon, better known as Null, the admin of Kiwifarms had in mind. It was called Infinity Next and it failed because
1) PHP is not suitable for the task
2) Null wasn't that good at Database design
3) Null assumed some common pitfalls of IB development would take care of themself
After two failed migrations and 3 failed attempts to switch to Next, Hotwheels simply gave up being admin. It also came out that he wasn't using his own website since Summer 2015. After months without any new software, the Server infrastructure was upgraded. During this Job Hotwheels has insulted his coworker in front of all the Anons lurking in the meta thread and then simply gave the entire thing away to Jim.
>Who is the Administrator now?
CodemonkeyZ or Ron Watkins. He is coordinating all the administrative work going on there. So far he was way better than Hotwheels which must have chapped his ass.
Well, let me put it this way: After the second killing spree, he was severely molested by the press who still think he runs the place. Instead he decided to let the long standing grudge over the botched business deal and months worth of molestation from Jim to explode and gave any journo coming by a ride, leaking Company interna left right and center. The entire shit show lead to him to start fights with any well known 8chan staff, especially Codemonkey and Jim.
Edited last time by ppaperman on 07/18/2020 (Sat) 13:28:23.