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Requesting Boards Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 02:54:24 No.3
Self-service board creation is disabled. Anon.cafe doesn't grant boards to anyone who asks, but perhaps we'd like to host your board. Broadly, we'll consider boards that aren't duplicated elsewhere on the webring but we weigh up a variety of factors. Being comfy is a plus! But, in the end it comes down to our private decision. 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 and/or demonstrate a failure to thrive may be deleted. 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, even behind spoilers)? >Is your board brand new, or a re-creation of a board from the past? >Do you have posters already eager to post on your new board, or are you hoping to attract them after it is created? If the latter, where do you expect to draw them from? >Does your board substantially duplicate or overlap with any other board on the webring? If so, what is so different about your board that you want to make another one? Please specify if you are requesting a board for use as a "bunker", which is a board that will remain inactive and only be used in case your main board hosted elsewhere becomes unavailable. We request that bunker boards remain delisted from the board list and top boards so that we do not pollute the webring with many inactive duplicates of boards. To delist your board, go to Board Management > Settings, check the "Don't index on top boards and board list" box, and click Save. Delisted boards can still be read and posted on, so you can still distribute your new bunker's address to your anons. If your main board becomes inaccessible or you want to turn your bunker into your main board, feel free to relist it by unchecking the aforementioned "Don't index on top boards and board list" box and clicking Save. Please note that because delisted boards can still be posted on, their owners are still expected to log in regularly and clear them of spam or rule-breaking content and that delisted boards whose owners do not log in for some time will still go up for claim as normal. If you keep your bunker clear of spam and rule-breaking content, it will remain unlocked so that posts can be made at any time. If spam or rule-breaking content accumulates, the board will be administratively locked and will only be unlocked by request. By the time we see an unlock request and act on it, your anons may already have been unable to use the bunker for some time. A tidy bunker is a ready bunker.
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>>15307 >wants to take over /k/ >name "light bringer" Oh, (((you))).
>>>/pro/294 >>>/pro/295 Can such an idea be realized? I'd like to see more cool animal boards here on animal.cafe.
>>15310 Multiple different animal boards is a little much, but we'd certainly be happy to turn /pro/ into a more general board like /animal/, provided that /pro/'s owner is amenable to it. If they post with their role capcode on /pro/ to this effect then we'll get the transfer rolling.
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Hello, I would like to step up as BO of /christian/, because it appears that the BO is inactive and lacking proper moderation. Username: christbo
Theoretical question, can board URIs use special characters? After all they are just directory names, right?
There should be a music, programing,and a botanology board. Also what happened to the otter board? That was as comfy as a cocoon made from blankets!
>>155 It's a thing where people turn anything they want into a cute anime girl. BTW nothing is off limits to be turned into a cute anime girl.
>>15357 Sorry the raccoons took over, no more otters here.
Hello. Smug/a/ is having a bit of a kerfuffle right now, and some of us were considering splitting off into a board over here. Before putting in any kind of application though, I'd be interested in some clarification, mostly regarding the global rules as they relate to lewd loli content, as it's a clear dealbreaker for a lot of anons. It seems to me that under the current phrasing of the global rule, loli as in typical 2D "anime" style is okay, yet I've also heard that /hgg/ left due to a problem with this rule. For context, the board in question would be a general /a/-related, off-topic discussion board. If that's not something you'd be interested in hosting in the first place, please let me know. I guess it might conflict with your /comfy/ board. Nothing is written in stone though, since it's more about a community of anons looking for a home rather than a specific topic. I guess I'd like to know if the global rule is all there is to the loli policy or if there's something else we should know. And in either case, would there be a problem with having an /a/-themed board that might see the occasional lewd loli posting or maybe a rare dump?
>>15362 >guess it might conflict with your /comfy/ board Just come to /comfy/, we have tea and blankets for everyone!
>>15363 Appreciate the offer. We'll definitely consider it, but anons have also made it clear that they don't want to impose anywhere we're not wanted and wouldn't want to cause any trouble for anyone we don't have to. Having our own board might be better logistically, is all.
>>15362 >Smug/a/ is having a bit of a kerfuffle right now, and some of us were considering splitting off into a board over here. Anon.cafe tries not to poach users or boards from elsewhere on the webring, so we generally don't usually duplicate boards that already exist elsewhere. However, we understand from the thread in /shelter/ that this involves a particular type of general thread on Smugloli's /a/ that the moderation there no longer wishes to host, so we don't think this is poaching so much as it is accepting refugees. >It seems to me that under the current phrasing of the global rule, loli as in typical 2D "anime" style is okay That is correct. See >>7 where we stated: >Regarding the global rules, we asked a few hosts with servers in Romania about the anime-style loli matter and they responded that “cartoon” (I.e. 2D) loli was not considered child pornography under their policies. So one might naturally conclude that 2D is not included under the Romanian law unless it “credibly simulates” a juvenile or has been produced as a derivative work of actual abuse material. We couldn’t find any clarification beyond that. Naturally if we receive takedown notices from Romanian law enforcement then we have to comply. Regarding purely textual stories, we don’t know, but it seems a great stretch to call a story a “credible simulation”. >I've also heard that /hgg/ left due to a problem with this rule. Not quite; /hgg/ moved their primary board to PLW because they also wanted to be able to post 3DCG rendered videos from Artificial Academy, Koikatsu, etc. that involved underage characters. See >>10609 where we considered the question and concluded that these might be too close to a "credible simulation" for comfort: >Our global rules clarify that we consider that "This includes, for example, realistic 3D renders of juveniles". Do the depictions of fictional juveniles in Koikatsu and Artificial Academy “credibly simulate" a juvenile? We do not know what the Romanian authorities and courts consider "credible" for these purposes and this is not something we're able to advise on. However, it does seem to us that a full-motion 3DCG rendering of a child's body with slightly exaggerated features that includes generated animation and includes sounds of moaning etc. is a "simulation". The legislation explicitly points out that it applies "even if not presenting a real person". A still picture of this simulation is a derivative work of that simulation. >Fulfilling one half of the "credible simulation" is too close. No 3DCG of juveniles engaging in explicit sexual activity may be posted. Because 3DCG simulation was integral to several of the games they discuss regularly, /hgg/ therefore decided to leave their board on Anon.cafe as an unlisted bunker. >it's more about a community of anons looking for a home rather than a specific topic. We host other "single-thread" communities like /britfeel/ as well as other specific-community boards like /f/ and so on, so this is well within Anon.cafe's remit. >I guess I'd like to know if the global rule is all there is to the loli policy or if there's something else we should know. The big one that might cause confusion is our global rule on advocating or assisting real pedophilia or child abuse, which isn't directly based on anything written in Romanian law. The rule reads: >Do not post, link to, or request content that advocates for, plans, advises, or otherwise assists real paedophilia or child abuse. Do not create boards for the sole purpose of spreading this content. This means, to use real examples we've seen, that posters on Anon.cafe may not advocate for real-world child marriage, encourage real-world "loli wives", discuss soliciting underage prostitutes, etc. (Appending "in Minecraft" etc. obviously does not automatically make something not real-world.) It is our experience that allowing this sort of thing encourages actual paedophiles to slip in, believe they're in good company, and then fester. We expect board owners and moderation to take measures to ensure all global rules will be respected, including this one. We're not keen on boards that get cutesy about this and create additional work for global staff. Indeed, failure to deal with chronic posting of this type was one of a few reasons that /fascist/ was asked to seek hosting elsewhere.
>>15350 /christian/'s Board Owner is not inactive and is not otherwise doing anything that would make us consider removing them. If you disagree with a board's policy then you should discuss that with the owner and staff of that board.
>>15370 Thank you for the reply! It sounds promising. I'll consult with other anons and iron out what everyone actually wants in a board and put in a formal request at that time. In the meantime, a couple of things I forgot to ask but probably should have from the start: Would it be easy to expand from something like an unlisted, single-thread board to a fully-fledged board serving a broader topic? What are the things we'd be "stuck" with since creation that can't be modified without remaking the board? Is it just the board URL?
>>15372 Once you have a board, the only thing that cannot be changed later is the board URL. A board's owner can list or unlist it at will using the board's settings. Additional rules, board staff selection, etc. are all up to the board itself. If you plan to change or expand your board's topic significantly later on, we'd prefer that you disclose it at the time you apply so that we have all the information available to us when we make the decision. For example, a single-thread-style board that's trying to replace a style of /a/ general thread is quite different from a fully-fledged /a/-style board. The former does not duplicate anything else presently on the webring, whereas the latter is already served by /a/ and /animu/. The former has quite light long-term space requirements (assuming past threads are deleted) whereas the latter has heavier long-term space requirements. We're not going to insist that a board sticks strictly to the vision outlined in its application, but it helps us to know what we're accepting when we approve a board.
>>15373 Understood. Thank you.
/l/ and /shelter/ seem to be undergoing some sort of bot spam
>>15377 Yes; we assume it's just the usual suspects throwing a fit over whatever it is they throw fits about.
Sorry about the spammer. Niggers will be niggers. The situation on /a/ has evolved such that the BO is planning to create a separate board on smug for the cafe, despite there being a majority desire to just accommodate the cafe on /a/ like things have been pre-Christmas. Due to general mistrust in the administration and the way they're going about this, I would still like to humbly request a bunker board on anon.cafe. >Username Puutarou. >URL /otk/ >name Otaku Circle >topic Otaku interests general discussion >SFW No. >Everything else This board would be intended as a fallback bunker for /a/ and more specifically for the cafe subcommunity of /a/. An unsatisfactory result with the current plans on /a/ would theoretically lead to it becoming a single-board general discussion topic, similar to /britfeel/ but centered around /a/ culture. https://smuglo.li/a/res/1102217.html is an example of the type of threads we had until now, obviously barring the meta derailment near the end caused by cafe threads being removed. It would housing several dozen anons which would presumably be excited to have a stable board to post on, and hope to passively gain new posters as long as their contributions are positive. In extreme circumstances, such as a major disruption on smug/a/, I would also like to allow for it to expand in order to serve as a broader Japanese media and otaku culture board carrying on the same spirit. Naturally, this would be communicated in advance to the staff here. In either case, the board would be heavily-moderated to ensure quality. I have nearly 4 years of experience as a moderator on /a/ and I'm familiar with the cafe and its culture so I feel confident I can serve the users well. I endeavor to find the necessary number of volunteers to achieve this, depending on what the situation and number of users on the board requires. Given the current turbulent situation and the fact that there might be a future for the cafe on smug, the board would initially be locked for all intents and purposes to prevent spam and only opened in case it is required. I believe having a fallback available and ready to use at a moment's notice would be useful for maintaining cohesion of the community and be greatly appreciated by the users. Thank you for your consideration.
>>15380 Done. Please make sure to set up the anti-spam parameters in your board settings before you lock it.
>>15382 Thank you very much! Could you please tell me how capcodes work on lynxchan? I can't seem to find that anywhere. Also, is there an IRC channel or some other means of communication with the site staff that I should be joining?
>>15384 To post with your capcode, put #rs in the name field while you're logged in. You can find that, and more, at the info link in the top bar or by going to https://anon.cafe/.static/pages/posting.html >Also, is there an IRC channel or some other means of communication with the site staff that I should be joining? We do not presently have any kind of chat or other private virtual space for site staff/volunteers. We specifically avoid having one to avoid the possibility of a cabal or the appearance of a cabal forming. (This is not to say we do not appreciate our global volunteers, who are doing an absolutely sterling job. If you're reading this, thank you!) If you want to contact the site administration privately, you can use the email address at https://anon.cafe/.static/pages/contact.html - but be advised that we are not necessarily going to check or respond to emails with any speed. Please make sure to use the same email address you registered your LynxChan account with, so we know with whom we're corresponding.
>>131 >>URL: /pol/ >Name: Poetry and Lyrics lol'd good job 2019anon
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>The username you created naturalselection >Board URL (e.g. /meta/) /aco/ >Board name Adult Cartoons >Board topic The west can also /h/ >Would you like the board marked SFW (i.e. no explicit or other adult-only content, even behind spoilers)? No. >Is your board brand new, or a re-creation of a board from the past? Sort of a recreation. I used to run /hentaiclub/, but I figured, after some time and other happenings, that focusing on western art. Also, lolis. >Do you have posters already eager to post on your new board, or are you hoping to attract them after it is created? If the latter, where do you expect to draw them from? A friend of mine is making a Steven Universe lewd game. Due to the nature of the game, posting lolicon or shotacon is kind of pretty limited in most places, even in his own Discord (Which I also administer), so we wouldn't only have a place to talk about western art in general, but also western erotic games, and talk about goddamn lolis. >Does your board substantially duplicate or overlap with any other board on the webring? If so, what is so different about your board that you want to make another one? Maybe a bit with /hgg/, but our focus is not solely games, despite most people expected to come from the game to focus on it and other western games, that are also generally frowned upon /hgg/ anyway. Here are some of the old banners, but should probably make new ones.
>>3 >The username you created ausneet >Board URL (e.g. /meta/) /ausneets/ >Board name Aussie NEETs >Board topic Neetlyfe Forever >Would you like the board marked SFW (i.e. no explicit or other adult-only content, even behind spoilers)? No >Is your board brand new, or a re-creation of a board from the past? It's a split from the Endchan board >Do you have posters already eager to post on your new board, or are you hoping to attract them after it is created? If the latter, where do you expect to draw them from? Yes, already have posters: https://16chan.xyz/r9k/res/2591.html >Does your board substantially duplicate or overlap with any other board on the webring? If so, what is so different about your board that you want to make another one? Yes, endchan/ausneets/. The Board Owner is a Discorder and gives preferential treatment to his Discord buddies. He applies his convoluted rules to some posters but not others and he even has a rule stating he can do what he wants (why even have rules then?) He has ruined the community
>>15409 Also I want to add that the Endchan servers are shit and constantly down and their code sucks ass
With faggotcord trannies spamming their shit all over the webring and jannies doing nothing about it, one can only come to the conclusion that the webring is compromised. Boards like /kind/ and others are openly bragging about the other far more restrictive platforms they shill here and spread the faggot koolaid of, completely negating the whole point of the webring in the first place. No one ever asked or expected anyone to be monitoring things 24/7 but its fucking ridiculous that there are actual months that go by where staff does not show up and are completely oblivious because they don't read reports. 5 minutes to clear the shit out is not the monolithic task these retards make it out to be.
>>15398 We decline to host /aco/. >>15409 We decline to host /ausneets/.
>>15409 Have you tried hosting it on 8chan? They allow board creation without you needing to ask permission first.
>>15431 >Have you tried hosting it on 8chan? Apart from it being dead? Why would you ever go to that shithole? And the alt chans that got crapped out and where dedicated to it are even worse somehow. >They allow board creation without you needing to ask permission first You mean like the majority of imageboards nowadays?
>>15431 >Apart from it being dead? Why would you ever go to that *Apart from it being dead, why would you ever go to that
>username utopian >board URL /antisocial/ >board name Antisocial >board topic art and high standards for originality and about expressing how you feel through music and images Well I made a board on 8chan.moe but only as a concept for how I wanted the board to look, if it gets approval here it will be delete on 8chan.moe. https://8chan.moe/antisocial/ Also it is created in the response of /loomis/ and the monopolizes of boasrds that exist of the board that are just copy&paste and neglected and don't cater to webring users. I am the only one keeping that board alive by posting on it and getting no response from the board owner. I want to cut my losses and separate myself and my interest and passion for the beauty of art by making a board that sets a standard of an appreciation for art and the antisocial notion of isolated artists and individuals who have been left in cold an opportunity to shine again and feel apart of something that they can look back on for the admiration of art expressed by one another to be seen as a piece of art in it's self by setting a standard for artist merit.
>>15479 We decline to host /antisocial/.
>>15480 why?
>>15479 >>15481 kill yourself nigger
>>3 >username AntichristHater >board url /empire/ >board name The Empire >board topic Christian politics (politics from a Christian point of view) >SFW? no >is your board brand new too my knowledge >>Do you have posters already eager to post on your new board /Christian/ is a large board here and the threads relating to political issues are immensely popular. So yes >Does your board substantially duplicate or overlap with any other board on the webring? somewhat (as ive already explained)
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>>15497 i guess i should have included some banners.
uh mods you gonna respond?
>>15497 >>15498 >>15501 We decline to host /empire/.
>>15502 ah, i see. if you dont mind me asking, why?
>>15503 We do not think it would be a good fit for Anon.cafe.
>>15504 understandable, have a nice day.
You said in the past that if someone was willing to stand in as BO that you would let them so I'll shovel shit if it means cleaning up /k/ and establishing different rules to play by. >Sure just post your username and- No. That can be on a need-to-know basis if it comes to /k/ since I don't need the sperges shitting up my board in addition to /k/. Just tell me if I should send an email to the usual airmail place or somewhere else with my already-existing credentials if you agree to the proposition or want to know more first.
>>15515 /k/'s board owner is presently active; if you would like to ask them to hand board ownership to you then they are the ones to contact.
>>15516 I was under the impression you are the Board Owner and that hadn't changed, but I'll drop the subject matter then.
8chanmoe has a tool to migrate board from a different imageboard, does this place have a similar tool?
What does Owner Inactive means?
>>15558 We are able to scrape boards from some LynxChan and Infinity versions, but this isn't something that should be expected automatically. >>15560 Owner Inactive means that a Board Owner hasn't logged in for two weeks. This isn't necessarily a sign that the board itself is dead or that the owner has disappeared.
>>15565 if BO goes AWOL can a vol take over?
>>15568 Yes, although we first attempt to make contact with the existing owner through the email address associated with their user account.

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