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Anonymous 11/06/2021 (Sat) 19:50:24 No.15236 [Reply]
I remember there was once /fit/ on the webring but I don't remember where. It's gone now, is it hidden?
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>>15256 >>15259 Then either use zzz/fit/ or don't bother.
>>15260 Was it really necessary to state the obvious?
>>15263 Well if they're just going to complain and do nothing then yes

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Considering Fatchan's jschan Anonymous 05/02/2020 (Sat) 09:14:24 No.10737 [Reply]
LynxChan had its advantages, but during the short time that Fatchan was up I saw some things I really liked. It also seems to have garnered good reviews from those anons who posted on it. The questions I'm now asking are: >Is jschan suitable for use yet? jschan's repository README contains a warning that it isn't production-ready. Development is likely to be wilder, upgrades rockier, and behavioral edges less well-understood. I recall that Fatchan also had its share of attacks and the countermeasures seemed to strike a nice balance between being effective and preserving anon quality of life. >How expensive is jschan to run? By "expensive" I mean how CPU intensive, how memory-intensive, and how disk-intensive is it compared to LynxChan? Only someone with experience running both would be able to comment, but we can hope such a person exists. >What options exist to migrate content from LynxChan to jschan? A supported migration path is essential; direct database-to-database transfer would be ideal. Has anyone else migrated content from a LynxChan instance to a jschan instance and if so, how did it go? >Will jschan continue to be developed and for how long? Tom has said that he plans to keep actively developing jschan but given his recent force-feeding of blackpills I'd like to know his thoughts on how long he'll be committing to the software as its maintainer. Open-source projects can in theory be taken over if the original maintainer abandons them but this transition only sometimes goes well. I also see no pull requests having been made on jschan so I don't know how Tom runs his ship compared to, say, Stephen Lynx. >What do our board owners think of switching to jschan? Our board owners love their custom CSS; switching over to jschan is likely to mean they need to adjust their CSS yet again in a more radical way than a normal LynxChan upgrade.

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>>14178 Board owner settings without Board name, Board Description, Tags, Moderators, Announcement, Theme, Code Theme, and Custom CSS fields Post actions as BO
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>>14262 more stuff, should be evident
>>14263 Banners are still set to a hard 300:100, though I mentioned this to Tom and he said he'd remove the limit, but it hasn't happened yet. I can't think of anything else to show, but if you think of something I'll screenshot it for you. I can only show what is allowed for a BO. Not a mod anywhere, nor an admin. Hope this information is useful.
>>14264 They aren't.
>>14264 i'm a bit late yeah. Honestly the 3:1 ratio was more restrictive than anything when I was uploading some banners on 94chan >>14263 I hope your eyes fucking pack up and leave you for using that theme.

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Getting more people on anon.cafe Anonymous 02/26/2020 (Wed) 14:36:33 No.10445 [Reply] [Last]
>20 unique users have posted in the past 24 hours. Seriously, this place needs some more users. It's painfully slow. Other major sites on the webring get several hundred easily. What can we do about this? We have the boards. We have the content. What are we missing?
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>>13443 >Im pretty sure thats run by acidman. Nah, they're run by the remnants of Fatchan's staff after Tom pussed out from Esther's deplatforming.
Invite leftist political imageboards to join in.
why can't i say n1gg3r5 on /comfy/?
>Invite leftist political imageboards to join in. yeah, no, the entire mainstream internet is your safe space fuck off
>>15112 you can

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Anonymous 07/06/2020 (Mon) 22:59:47 No.13392 [Reply]
Can we please blacklist Zchan from the webring?
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>>13710 >>13711 >>13713 How'd these norms get here?
>ZZZchan was brought online by the feds once Zchan died. It was an ideal replacement to monitor IPs and track anons posting there. If you posted on /fascist/ or /dup/ among the same times you posted on any ZZZchan board you are being monitored and tracked. Writing style, time of posting and IP tracking are all in place. Don't trust Lynxchan's security, it's amateur compared to the feds tracking abilities. >They are on the ring and they are taking up positions so they can track more anons. Trust no one and nothing. The feds run game nights to catch your Steam username, install keyloggers in the pirated games and capture player IPs, they have cytube channels to track you across multiple platforms and get your IP if your VPN hiccups. Cytube had a problem with IPs leaking to images hosted else where, which is how many of the Gunt stream got doxxed, feds are still using it on many channels. When feds raid email servers like cock.li or visit people like Mark they aren't always looking for specific people or threats. They build a giant data web using alternative image boards, streaming websites and e-mail providers. Webring admins are compromised and silenced, warrant canaries don't exist on the webring because of this. >My friend was just arrested under suspicion of domestic terrorism. He was shown posts he made on ZZZchan and alog.space. Gahoole isn't the only one getting fed visits. You have been warned..
>>13711 >>13710 >>13713 >4chiggers >>13900 >baseless conjecture God damn do I feel like I dodged a bullet not using this site. If I wanted 4chan schizo cancer I'd be on 4chan.
>>14179 >bumping a dead thread to reply to lies and shitposts Why?
bump

The New Imageboard Charter - A Webring Microcosm Anonymous 07/16/2021 (Fri) 08:10:34 No.15025 [Reply]
For too long the webring has been influenced by the whims of /tech/ wizards and xenophobia rather than by those who wish to have fun with like-minded individuals. The purpose of imageboards has always been a gathering point for discussion and creation of OC, and yet increasingly we see the webring eroding away as boards find themselves unable to retain users as bad actors continue to abuse the naturally reclusive nature of anon to force those who hold out into tighter-knit communities that continuously eat away at their own userbase in the hopes of maintaining the illusion of an organized state of affairs that simply no longer exists, and shutting up any dissent to this status quo. 8chan is dead. 4chan is controlled by the enemy. The anonymous alternatives outside of the webring are generally cancer, and the deep web and peer-to-peer websites will always be too niche. The old gods of lulz have lead to a warlord-like state that is not conducive to generating discussion, while the bastions of culture and historical precedence we have held up as the new gods of the webring have failed to provide us with a means of retention as they cannibalize their own and grow increasingly corrupt. We talk of fallbacks and archives, and yet in the midst of a new season of anime boards like /animu/ and /a/ are at all-time lows during the cusp of a new season, with core members of the old 8chan stronghold being chased away from even engaging in the webring over technicalities and us-vs-them mentalities. Some even go so far as to violate the essence of the webring at the mere mention of outsiders appearing, while others actively stab their counterparts in the back to hold onto these few users that still hold out for a brighter future. What do we have to show for our preservation of the old guard? Absolutely nothing. A dying userbase across a scattering of websites where even those who considered themselves defenders of this status quo are unable to come to grips with the reality that they are a dying breed, or who try to stand stoicly in the face of death when they could so easily roll out of the way of the death blow because they lack the courage to face the future head-on. When others notice these things and address the elephant in the room, they are smacked down by their peers like crabs in a bucket, or the /tech/ wizards who lord over their serfs look upon them with disdain and cackle about how they can always start their own imageboard whilst smacking down any attempts by the serfs to rise above their masters with ridicule and scorn, as was seen first-hand by many after the fall of Julay last year when several attempts at a better tomorrow were snuffed out, entirely ignored after pledging technical support, or mocked by the "elite" in charge of the most popular webring websites. I'm not here to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt, but I won't play around with formalities and putting on appearances to suck up to the current "heads of state" as they be either. If I thought this was a problem that could be fixed by money I'd be more than willing to throw four figures worth (USD) at the problem, but the only solutions money can buy require time and investments, as well as a willingness on the part of either the acting front-runners of the webring (something they would never agree to given the radically different approach I propose) or third parties that would naturally not be trusted. The fact of the matter is, when an organization of any kind is faced with a looming, imminent death, they have three choices: 1) Surrender. 2) Die like dogs. 3) Adapt.
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>>15043 >Time will tell, but something similar is going to have to be absolutely necessary at some point unless you want the Internet to be gatekept by hostile companies and governments. /thread.
>>15045 >Also, ultimately you'll always be at the mercy of some infrastructure, because routing is a bitch. At an even more fundamental level, electricity itself. While we'll all certainly have more immediate problems on our hands once the globalist kikes/Marxists literally pull the plug on us all, still, comms will be a near-the-top-of-the-list agenda item. Anons expertise with encrypted, low-bandwidth, shortwave and other RF spectrum technologies will be vital to bootstrapping a People's Global Meshnet or similar. But power itself is the fundamental prereq for such a thing.
>>15050 >actually I magically blank out meme pics as soon as they enter my sight >this is why I can't recognize an overt insult that has been popular for half a decade >I'm totally not a newfag, I swear >look, I say nigger nigger nigger, that's what imageboards are about! Lol
>>15053 Thank you for proving my point
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The project is currently off. After gathering responses, I believe that the time for such a website passed about a year ago and that the current environment is not conducive to what I could consider my "end" objectives. As it stands I was first and foremost looking to create a new Japanology board free of the current restrictions of the two most prevalent webring options, but I believe interest has leaned away from "a new /a/" and more towards "not smug" or "not PLW." Trying to not be something is not the culture I seek, and while fracturing a userbase further would surely accelerate what I consider an ongoing issue, it would ultimately not bear the sort of fruit I aim for and would attract the malicious sorts of anons I don't want rather than the creative freedom for OC to flourish that I do want. I will continue exploring the options available, but it's not worth the time, effort, doxxing, etc. that would inevitably take place given the current cultural climate. There is definitely an interest in something new, but it's not the sort of interest I'm looking for. Still, I promised an anon I would respond on Wednesday/Thursday so in spite of that I will address anon's concerns. >>15030 >moderators who moderate the wrong things because they try to ban malicious intent but insist on writing it down as objective definitions of things someone might do. I tend to be fairly fluid with moderation to attack intent over form, but I do like to have as objective of a system as possible since I do not trust others easily, nor expect others to have the same standards as me. >You're also implying some kind of new-4chan which is returning to a single point of failure the same way markchan does by being wannabe-8chan I didn't think I was implying something like that. Perhaps it could be interpreted as a "new /b/" in the sense that /b/ was largely a point of entry for many people into other parts of the website, and similarly I was envisioning a website that acted as an Ellis island to pull folks into the webring as a whole. I planned to explicitly host a page (with pictures) dedicated to teaching anons how to start their own imageboard from scratch. >2: don't post in a malicious way, and take it easy. I fundamentally disagree with your second rule and would replace it with "have fun" since that phrase has been disgustingly twisted to fit the malicious demands of others. I'd also addlurk more, but I don't think we're in conflict on this point though. At least not directly. >>15031 >What I've learned in the nearly 5 years of the board is that you simply have to have moderation of some kind if you want a board to survive. Same as with a town. You have to have the sheriff, or the townsfolk will be severely abused by bad guys. As someone who has moderated over the last 5-6ish years as well not saying where since I still moderate for a couple boards and don't want this pet project tied to them, I've learned almost the opposite. You need law and order of some kind in the sense that someone must have the power to shoot the criminal in the face since the criminal of the internet can't be subjected to a lynching the way a small town or large city can (outside of doxxing, which the current userbase of the webring is not inclined to do properly), but I see moderation as equivalent to the sheriff that inevitably and openly abuses his authority, and thus by default must be shat on at every turn to prevent him from ever growing an ego. And thank you for your service with /robowaifu/ as of this time. >>15033

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Bugs, Issues, and Changelog Anonymous Board owner 09/02/2019 (Mon) 15:52:13 No.18 [Reply] [Last]
If you notice something wrong that isn't "it's slow", post about it here. If something is fixed or changed, it'll be posted here.
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Random video test. Seem to be having issues with >R9K prevented you for posting an item.
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Hallo there, i wanted to mention that in the board /x/ a meta thread i made to post some of the assets, like the board's logo PNG image, disappeared. Early in the board's life some other threads and posts also puffed out in thin air and while i joked at some point that the board was haunted, there really is some sketchy things going on. Might be some memory problems or something? because i can now confirm 100% it's not users deleting their own posts or images not loading, the threads and posts i made are simply not there anymore.
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For some reason recently on Tor when ever i try to compete a captcha i get an error that says "Wrong answer or expired captcha" every time! i can compete a captcha on a clearnet browser on the first try.
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Is there some problem uploading higher resolution images? After several attempts I cannot post this image. Upload progress gets to 100%, then it hangs for 15 seconds and I get the "Connection lost" error. At best the post displays with a broken image. https://anon.cafe/.media/beb96cd33ed3ab1020ec69478affd9c3affd476fa6ff412dcca43de199399460.jpg I uploaded it to julay on the first attempt https://alogs.theguntretort.com/.media/beb96cd33ed3ab1020ec69478affd9c3affd476fa6ff412dcca43de199399460.jpg Also this thread probably shouldn't be bumplocked
New thread at >>15218

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What's happening on smugloli? Anonymous 05/23/2021 (Sun) 17:04:46 No.14812 [Reply]
Pic unrelated
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>>14836 >WTF why is there so much meta in /meta/? Where you dropped as a tar baby?
Is the NTR cuckold again shitting or is something else happening?
So anyone?
>>14981 From the IRC: >appears to be an upstream malfunction with the hosting provider, we'll be back when they've fixed it
>>14983 Oh. The provider fucked up. I thought it was something worse.

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leftypol wants to join the webring. Anonymous 06/11/2021 (Fri) 05:54:30 No.14926 [Reply]
Hello, anons. Leftypol is considering joining the webring. I am curious to get a little feed back from some of the community here about the situation and what everyone thinks about it? Obviously they are leftists, however, they are a rather large board in comparison to the other boards that are floating around the net and I am curious as to everyones opinion here is on this.
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>>14926 They will cause problems, whether it be through drama or subversion of other boards. /pol/acks shitting up discussion is tiring, but at the very least, right-wing political boards tend to shut up and stay out of the way more often than not. It will be more trouble than it's worth.
>>14975 >make all left leaning topics a bannable offense on non political boards That seems a bit extreme, assuming assuming all political based topics aren't also banned.
>>14968 How did you miss the whole Qtard drama? Imageboard culture is dead and buried among newcomers.
>>14968 >threads and replies with images VS >threads and replies with images Wow!
We will not be federating with the site in question at this time.

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WebRing Invitation Kev 05/22/2021 (Sat) 13:05:25 No.14797 [Reply]
Hello Gentlemen, 4kev.org here. Thanks for the invitation. How can I join the WebRing?
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>>14903 So you conclude that anon is a liar?
>>14904 If Anon continues to tell lies then he will become a liar, because telling lies is the attribute of a liar.
>>14880 >smug doesn't have an onion Take a guess
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Hey friends, https://83tan.org here, we just installed the plugin and we'd like to be referred back. Could you add us?

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Site Performance Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 03:23:57 No.4 [Reply]
If you have observations about the site's performance and speed from your connection, please post it here. The server has been sized for our initial needs but if need be it can be expanded. Please only complain about the speed if it is slow compared to other sites you visit, so we won't have a false positive from your own connection speed.
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>>100
Oh I'm dumb. logos and logo not icon(s)
>>100
>They won't until robi fixes the add-on to list the icons under the icon key instead of icons. Only smug's implementation is correct.
Had a feeling that would be the case. Fixed it here and submitted the one-character merge upstream.

>You mean the pop-up with the logos? I don't think he's published that yet.
It looks like he's published the webring alterations now. There still seem to be some rough edges. We'll adapt it for our own PenumbraLynx fork in due course.

>>101
Thank you.
Everything is buttery smooth here on my end. Wish there was a dark theme tho'
The overboard doesn't have a banner, it would look nicer if it had one.
>>97 still good

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