/meta/ - Meta and Operations


Upcoming Events

/icup/: Infinity Cup 6 Day 2, Sun August 9th, matches start 11:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 UTC

/loomis/: Weekly /loomis/ Drawpile, Sun August 9th 23:00 EDT / Mon August 10th 03:00 UTC

Want your event posted here? Requests accepted in this /meta/ thread.

Max message length: 5120

Drag files to upload or
click here to select them

Maximum 5 files / Maximum size: 20.00 MB

no cookies?

(used to delete files and postings)

Open file (26.41 KB 300x400 screen.png)
InstantIB.LynxChan + Onion: An Imageboard Host Builder Anonymous Board owner 04/30/2020 (Thu) 17:08:36 No.10678 [Reply] [Last]
I'm releasing a modified version of Anon.cafe's build and maintenance tooling. It is an Ansible role that turns a CentOS 7 server into a LynxChan 2.3.7 host with an nginx reverse proxy in front to handle HTTPS termination and traffic limiting. It is very configurable and includes variable documentation as well as a tutorial to help those unfamiliar with Ansible get up to speed. It's my hope that this will help Anon spin up new imageboards without having to struggle against many of their software's peculiarities and tedium. I've also added a role that will set up Tor hidden services; it permits either hands-off management of the hidden service private key or storage of the hidden service private key in an encrypted Ansible Vault. InstantIB.LynxChan is at https://gitgud.io/Skyline/instantib.lynxchan InstantIB.Onion is at https://gitgud.io/Skyline/instantib.onion The role bundles and builds several pieces of software not available in CentOS repositories (e.g. ExifTool to strip EXIF from images and FFmpeg to generate better thumbnails), may optionally create a special user that can pull remote MongoDB database dumps from elsewhere, ensures that both MongoDB and LynxChan will restart on failure, detects and handles necessary service restarts/reloads, may install and configure the webring/alternate captcha/native image generation addons if desired, supports proper multi-device favicons, provides enhanced TLS security by default, optionally generates strong custom Diffie-Hellman (DH) key-exchange parameters for extra security, allows optional IP range blocking at the network firewall, configures Security-Enhanced Linux to work gracefully with MongoDB, and allows optional use of the notoriously obtuse Sendmail to relay email from LynxChan to an external mail host. If you have some basic GNU/Linux literacy and follow the tutorial then read the documentation carefully, you will be able to use this to spin up and maintain a LynxChan imageboard of your own. You can override and adjust the variables and then re-run your playbook to gracefully detect and adjust only what needs to be adjusted on your server. The role is presently in alpha; although I use it with full confidence on anon.cafe, it is possible that it might not work for some combination of options I've never tried, or I've broken it while adding the latest enhancements for genpop use. I recommend that you try it out thoroughly against a virtual machine before using it on any kind of production instance. Be careful and methodical. Future tutorials will include the Paranoid Admin's Imageboard Hosting Primer, in which I will briefly explain the different privacy and security trade-offs you can make as an imageboard admin for yourself and your users, making payments and taking donations without compromising your identity, understanding how to maintain OPSEC+COMSEC+FINSEC in such a way that a single breach will not be your undoing, how all this might be done in practice, and more. To those who do not have the literacy this tooling assumes and would prefer something a little more intensively hand-holding, more will come. I nevertheless encourage you to muddle your way through with a VM, a CentOS 7 netinst ISO, and a search engine - if nothing else, you will come out knowing a little more than you came in with.
Edited last time by root_admin on 05/16/2020 (Sat) 14:33:46.
48 posts and 6 images omitted.
>>13229 Just use tor, it takes a few tries because rizon blocks certain tor nodes.
>>13255 Ahh, I see. I guess I gave up too soon then. (stopped after 3-4 different circuits using their browser interface) I could try again. Any particular advice about using Hexchat, etc., set up? I tried using both port 9050 & 9051 iirc, but it also didn't work (and I think I gave up immediately on that one).
>>13240 >>13241 sorry i missed these thanks, anons.
Why does the site keep going down Is it just server maintenance or something else? Hope everything is daijoubu.
>>13343 >Why does the site keep going down Do you mean today's downtime? As far as we're aware we haven't been down for months until today, not counting occasional minute-long interruptions when software components automatically restart. >Is it just server maintenance or something else? Hope everything is daijoubu. Something went wrong with the machine our VPS was hosted on. I posted about it at >>13342 after we came back up from the few hours' downtime. That thread is where you should post about this,, rather than here in the InstantIB thread.

Open file (73.38 KB 450x350 jungle.png)
Requesting Boards Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 02:54:24 No.3 [Reply] [Last]
------ ⬇ JULAY.WORLD REFUGEES READ THIS PLEASE ⬇ UPDATE 2020-04-28 1300 UTC: If your board was previously hosted on Julay.world, please keep in mind that Anon.cafe is much smaller and runs on even less than Julay.world's very slim resources. We also don't want to disrupt the feel of this site and we don't want to become bloated like Julay.world did. We will also not be able to accommodate your board if, in our judgement, it poses a threat to Anon.cafe's continued operation or existence. However, we'll be helping in another way by doing what we can to ease the process of new admins setting up their own imageboard instances and joining the webring. Watch this space. ------ Self-service board creation is disabled. If you'd like to run a board on anon.cafe, please create an account and then post in this thread with: >The username you created >Board URL (e.g. /meta/) >Board name >Board topic >Would you like the board marked SFW (i.e. no explicit or other adult-only content)? Please review the Global Rules before you request a board. Please also be certain that you are willing to carry out the duties of a board owner. Boards whose owners do not log in for more than two weeks will be marked inactive and put up for claim. Boards that remain dead for an extended period may be deleted if resources need to be freed.

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

Edited last time by root_admin on 04/28/2020 (Tue) 13:52:57.
378 posts and 44 images omitted.
>>13390 You would be better off with a thread than a board. A board for a small general is how things get cluttered and dead boards every where.
>>13390 clabchan on the webring appears to have open board creation. idk who or what anything about it but looks cool
>>13414 idk this might actually be that dolphin poster's site and if it happens to be that's no good but I have no evidence other than it appearing to wordfilter "dolphin" to a pic of a dolphin. Still I don't want to deride it without more to go on.
>>13415 nevermind it is running belugachan that's definitely the dolphin poster don't use that site for your board
>>13390 Where can I find your discuck?

Open file (43.59 KB 480x320 there's your problem.png)
Meta^2 Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 02:35:28 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
How /meta/ Works /meta/ is a board for discussing anon.cafe's present, future, and past. Please stay on topic. Board meta discussion should be posted on the boards concerned. What We Run Backend: LynxChan 2.3.7 (https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/) Frontend: Customised branch of XanderLynx (https://gitlab.com/alogware/xanderlynx)
Edited last time by root_admin on 04/29/2020 (Wed) 00:36:09.

Community Announcements Anonymous Board owner 05/21/2020 (Thu) 16:31:32 No.13261 [Reply] [Last]
Sometimes boards do things and think that it would be nice for other boards to know about it. Every week - assuming there are events - we'll post upcoming events in the global announcement slot as smaller community announcements. If you'd like your event to be added to the rotation, post here with your: >Board >Event name >Event thread >Event date and time (please provide time in UTC at minimum plus whatever other timezones you'd like included) Board owners may suppress community announcements without also hiding all global announcements if they desire by using custom CSS to hide class "community-announcements-board-owners-feel-free-to-hide-this". I've taken the liberty of making /otter/'s Ottercine otter movie night the first event we announce. Good job, /otter/.
4 posts omitted.
/icup/ Infinity Cup Test Stream #1 https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1.html#913 (just a general, link is to the post that announced it) Saturday July 18th 19:00 UTC 3 EDT 2 CDT to be streamed at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
/icup/ Infinity Cup Draw https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1.html#1080 (just a general, link is to the post that announced it) Saturday August 1st 2PM PDT, 4PM CDT, 5PM EDT, 21:00 UTC to be streamed at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
/japan/ sokunigger tournament 7 https://prolikewoah.com/geimu/res/11765.html today lole, in 1h 30m (2 pm EDT)
/icup/ Infinity Cup 6 Day 1 https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1.html#1233 Saturday August 8th, Matches start at 11:00 AM PDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM EDT, 18:00 UTC https://cytu.be/r/8cup
/loomis/ Weekly /loomis/ Drawpile https://anon.cafe/loomis/res/719.html Sun August 9th 23:00 EDT / Mon August 10th 03:00 UTC

Open file (376.86 KB 1372x1049 changelog.png)
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.
163 posts and 41 images omitted.
>>13455 Afraid not, but we'd happily accept Monero or Bitcoin if you first exchanged them for your BAT. Thank you for wanting to contribute, it helps.
I've just noticed that the aa tags don't seem to work - it wraps the text in <span class="aa"> tags, but there's nothing in anon.cafe's CSS that affects the .aa class as far as I could find. You can fix it with: [code].aa { font-family: IPAMonaPGothic, "IPA モナー Pゴシック", Monapo, Mona, "MS PGothic", "MS Pゴシック", submona; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 12pt; }[/code] and maybe adding https://github.com/pera/submona-web-font to the site, which is a lightweight public domain substitute for "MS PGothic" ("MS PGothic" is the traditional font for Japanese websites and Shift JIS art). Also while I'm here, you can fix the settings window width resize bug (where the CSS and JS textboxes go outside the settings window if you drag them out) by removing: [code]#watchedMenu, #settingsMenu { width: 500px; }[/code] and adding: [code]#watchedMenu, #settingsMenu { min-width: 300px; }

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

>>13469 Also, enabling code tags on the /meta/ board might be a good idea.
Hey lads, Julay fixed their webring entries about a month ago or so but the julay.world domain is still blacklisted. Can you get around to un-blacklisting it? Thanks.
To whoever keeps global reporting posts on /fascist/, please note that our Global Rules and the 2012 Criminal Code of Romania specifically mention threats of violence against specific individuals, which is to say "threatening an individual with the commission of an offense or of a prejudicial act against them or other individual, if this is of nature to cause a state of fear". Also, a board owner who posts about identifying you and banning you based on your IP hash is not doxxing you. Doxxing is specifically about posting the personally identifiable information of others. A salted IP hash cannot be used to identify you as a person and is not personally identifiable information. And no, their referring to 'nuking' your ability to post is not a threat of real-life violence against you. We don't like /fascist/'s glowposting any more than you do, but that doesn't mean that we take kindly to people attempting to spuriously enlist our global administration and volunteers against them.
Edited last time by root_admin on 08/08/2020 (Sat) 09:37:50.

Open file (6.69 KB 261x183 1512050461566.jpg)
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?
49 posts and 3 images omitted.
>>13443 Both of them have gamergate generals so its just that mark owns 1 /v/ and a ni/gg/er also owns the other. They're both the same except Marks excessive moderation. So both are shit. One is just worse than the other
Open file (615.10 KB 1076x526 mark is a sonic fag.PNG)
Open file (272.88 KB 1216x421 Mark 2.PNG)
Open file (179.71 KB 781x509 Mark 1.PNG)
Open file (909.02 KB 2000x3000 mark.jpg)
>>13444 >Marks excessive moderation what on earth are you talking about? kikes don't censor people, that's antisemitic to think they do
why does every thread have to be about Mark?
Open file (260.70 KB 1914x435 ClipboardImage.png)
even advertising on 4chan doesnt seem to help.
>>13485 I'm surprised that they let the link survive; isn't linking to other imageboards forbidden under their rules?

Open file (436.46 KB 1280x720 holding_laughter.webm)
/a/ Got Glowed On Anonymous 08/02/2020 (Sun) 15:07:52 No.13478 [Reply] [Last]
Just as a heads up, /a/ got glowed on last night. https://smuglo.li/support/res/2745.html
>>13478 I'm sorry you're experiencing technical difficulties with anon.cafe, have you tried to turn it on and back off again?
Can someone explain how that pedolarp was a glownigger? I don't know much about IRC. I think they did a check on the channels that banned user was subscribed to but I don't see anything fishy in it, like Christianity or Nietzsche?
>>13481 Nevermind, I think I see some shady channels like meth or mafia. Looks shady but can't figure out confidently how he glows. It's weird because some of the imageboards that get shilled everywhere like 64chan, eggchan are full of pedophiles. Also, I check out lainchan now and then and there's also 420chan. That place glows too?
>>13481 See >>13480 Also: >I think they did a check on the channels that banned user was subscribed to Traditionally on IRC, you'd only be part of a handful of channels. Like 5 or so at most, maybe 20 if you do stuff like web development for different people or if you're a socialite. There's three potential reasons to have that many channels listed: >1) Bot learning >2) Trolling >3) Glowing 1 could apply but is unlikely as there's no reason to reveal your bot if you're just teaching it. 2 Is possible, but trolling any part of /a/ is generally more of a chore than it's worth, leaving option 3 as the most likely candidate. My guess is it's an intern and he decided to shitpost on the wrong channel on accident.

/overboard/ discussions Anonymous 06/27/2020 (Sat) 01:26:22 No.13389 [Reply] [Last]
Should /icup/ be added to the sfwoverboard?
8 posts omitted.
>>13463 The ideology of being mindnumbed, all of them act the same way hence why seem(ed) to be close knit.
No. It should be banned for spamming. Spamming every single board on the webring to come to your board is worse than Zchan ever did.
>>13465 U wot m8? It is (or was) a nation-specific /r9k/, except somewhere along the line the handful of us that remain stopped giving a shit about not having a girlfriend, went through varying levels of self-improvement, and now we just update each other on our lives, hobbies, and interests. It would be more accurate to file it under "Lifestyle".
>>13474 More accurate under sad loser discord.
>>13475 Ah so this is why you decided to "raid" britfeel or whatever the hell it is you're doing with the constant shitposts. Sad.

Open file (74.55 KB 1726x711 zchan shilling.PNG)
Anonymous 07/06/2020 (Mon) 22:59:47 No.13392 [Reply] [Last]
Can we please blacklist Zchan from the webring?
26 posts and 2 images omitted.
>>13445 Proof that mark is spamming? Stop D&C.
>>13392 Sure, why not?
>>13445 >Tom ragequit because he couldn't take criticism or resistance (again) Do you think Zadmin was Tom or something? >>13451 While I agree there is no proof it's Mark, there also likely won't ever be proof if it is him. He was caught samefagging not long ago and when asked about it on stream he first lied that he didn't samefag at all, then when pressured with proof admitted that he "barely samefagged" and said "he didn't want to attention whore". At this point I would absolutely not put such unsavory tactics beyond him and would not be surprised if proof ever came out that he is behind much of the spam and DDoS. He claims he was practically broke after helping fund acidchan, but I wouldn't trust a jew, or Mark even disregarding he's Jewish, to tell the truth about their financial situation.
Open file (178.95 KB 556x308 dab.png)
>>13392 sorry fags but now that zchan's down we're here to stay, get used to it
>>13450 Shut it nigger, we know who's who due to writing style

Open file (67.24 KB 256x256 2020.png)
i don't have time for this shit- point me to the biggest /v/ Anonymous 06/15/2020 (Mon) 19:54:19 No.13365 [Reply] [Last]
i can't be bothered to search some obscure board every week, where the fuck is /v/ now hosted?
7 posts and 2 images omitted.
>>13372 You are pathetic. Trying to destabilize our community. How does it feel be be payed for being a piece of shit? Kek, you'll always stay inferior. You're entire "race" is inferior, because it's not even a real race. piss off Schlomo
starts with z
>>13375 Its awful. those ni/gg/ers can fuck right off. Seems like there is no going back
>>13377 Saw a glimpse of the thread from the overboard, and in my case, i've been waiting for a place that goes for the /vg/-tier atmosphere: Moderated but usually invisible mods/BO, small userbase who have monthly games and that's it. Sounds easy but many alternatives are already stigmatized by the "usual" users, Z is full of shitposters, Smugloli has wicked rules, 9 and 8moe are for fags, Sportschan was a shitpost attempt, Animu has a highly controversial BO and Julay either way of the controversy has been smeared and has new extremely defensive mods that have already banned normal posts who didn't even delve into meta or mainstream opinions. I wanted to make an alternative but i think it would be just like pissing in a sea of piss at this point, so i guess it's just a matter of waiting, i did 2 years at one point so let's see what happens.
>>13378 >small userbase who have monthly games and that's it. i always wanted to try lan gaming via wireguard

Report/Delete/Moderation Forms

Captcha (required for reports and bans by board staff)

no cookies?