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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.
Edited last time by root_admin on 07/29/2021 (Thu) 06:51:39.
>>14310 >cuckchan bogeyman Look, I'm not denying that a vast majority of cuckchanners are cancerous little shitstains but where do you think everyone here came from? If they're making an effort to leave cuckchan then good on them because its undeniable that the webring needs fresh blood. Secondly, I have seen multiple boards across the webring (including /fascist/ when it was here) shill their board on cuckchan and it never works. I've seen cuckchanners straight up say that while webring boards are of a much better quality they won't leave cuckchan because of the pph (even a post an hour is too slow) of they won't leave cuckchan until it dies. When you take a look at the stats shilling on cuckchan genuinely doesn't work because they have a battered housewife mentality and still stick with it despite moaning and complaining about the site getting worse.
>>14311 8ch /gsg/ hasn't been active since 2015, and it was more like a dump board anyway. The regular grand strategy threads have always been on /v/ - you would know that if this wasn't just another attempt to destroy a community with your autism. >>14312 This isn't a case of a small community trying to escape from that hellhole, these are the kind of people who ruined that place. /gsg/ has a long history of control freaks and shitposters spamming and kicking out modders, this new "generation" is full of schizos who for some insane reason refuse to reply to posts and use imageboards as chatrooms. The latest drama started when a modder added more niggers to Africa, which they deemed completely unacceptable. This led to the creation of multiple generals (the latest being /big/) where their autism is out of control. Anyone can check the /vg/ archive if you don't believe me.
>>14284 You could also make a board on zzzchan, 8chan or fatchan, I think they're looking for more
>>14318 Maybe. Fatchan is dead, 8ch is a diaperplay shithole, and every board i know just used zzzchan as a bunker rather than an actual new site, which makes me suspicious on why they didn't stay. So we might just make our own site if we can't get accepted here. We're already hosting one temporarily anyway. >>14317 This is just one seething guy mad that we're leaving cuckchan and dropping the activity of his thread and topic of interest. He makes a victoria 2 mod which we don't like and don't care about. He is not an anon.cafe or webring regular. Please, stop causing drama, we really don't care about you. Fuck off.
>>3 Hikki /hikki/ Hikki A place for hikikomori to talk/share the comfort, struggles and sadness that comes with the lifestyle No
Admin, could you please answer >>14260 ? /toy/ is now going to be permanently located here as PLW is less than reliable and I was wanting to know if migrating all the threads over would be possible, as I have been reposting them here by hand.
>>14239 >>14324 Yes, it is possible to migrate threads from another LynxChan board by scraping them and then importing them into Anon.cafe's database, but it requires that the board being migrated be accessible as a live Lynxchan site, that the existing board on Anon.cafe (if any) be wiped, that the import wouldn't consume too much space, and is done entirely at our inconsistent discretion. Would you be happy to have the existing anon.cafe/toy/ wiped if we do decide to do a scrape and import for /toy/? >>14322 We decline to host this board. >>14284 >>14285 Which of the many different /gsg/ splinter groups would use the proposed /big/?
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>>14325 Splinter groups are roughly half the regulars of /gsg/, since when /big/ was up the activity/IP count between the two was almost identical Overal activity will obviously depend on how many people are willing to migrate. When /big/ started getting deleted, the /trash/ colony had an average of over 50 posters per thread
>>14325 >Which of the many different /gsg/ splinter groups would use the proposed /big/? The last one to splinter (post-2018) under the banner of /v2g/ and later the blood and iron mod (/big/) for victoria 2. The previous splinter (trash gsg) have their own self-moderated image board but have threatened to nuke it if too many "newfags" show up (even though they used to share a splinter thread with us back in the day) I have no idea where the discord group is nowadays, probably died years ago.
>>14325 Thanks for the answer admin. One last thing I would like to know before I can give my answer is if it is possible to migrate threads from cafe/toy/ to another board on this site, and then move back to cafe/toy/. Is this even possible? I only ask it because even if plw/toy/ is fully migrated I would still have to dump over 100 images by hand, whereas if a select few threads could be temporarily located to another board before its nuked and then transferred back over it would be much easier.
>>14325 A recent poll we made in the splinter site got 6 votes, so i imagine we have roughly that many posters, since we are a pretty close community. >>14327 This guy is basically correct >>14326 considering how i was probably 10 of those posters, you can see how dynamic ips and such make that a bad way to count
>>14330 9 votes*
>>14331 Yeah, now i'm starting to think someone voted multiple times, because we had like 8 posters before we made our own site...
>>14325 thanks anyway however Could I ask why the board was declined?
>>14328 >One last thing I would like to know before I can give my answer is if it is possible to migrate threads from cafe/toy/ to another board on this site, and then move back to cafe/toy/. Is this even possible? We can try doing that, if you like. No idea how the post numbering would end up on replies, etc., but we can give it a shot and see. >>14284 >>14326 >>14327 >>14330 Given this information, we've decided to decline to host this board. You might have more success elsewhere in the webring; some of the sites therein have self-service board creation. >>14333 We don't think it'd be a good fit for Anon.cafe.
>>14334 can i also ask why /big/ was declined?
>>14328 >>14334 /lego/ here. If you want to temporarily host /toy/ threads on the board you're more than welcome.
>>14334 Lets give it a go. Could you please move these threads: >>>/toy/88 [Toy Soldier appreciation thread] >>>/toy/10 [Photo Thread] >>>/toy/126 [Forgotten Toylines] >>>/toy/116 [The Incredible Crash Dummies] >>>/toy/4 [Making your own toys] >>14336 Thank you for the offer
>>14338 OK. Those threads have been moved away and /toy/ has been recreated, locked, and restoration is slowly progressing.
>>14363 Restoration is complete, /toy/ has been unlocked, and user Sarge is owner again.
Can we get a /pdf/ board? The one on alog is untrustworthy to me and is really really slow.
>>14853 We don't tend to host boards whose primary purpose is the hosting and archival of files.
>>14860 I'm the BO of /cyoa/ on 8chan.moe and I was hoping I could move. The /cyoa/ board on 8kun has been BOless for over a year so I started one on .moe thinking that'd be a neat place to set up. Then /hebe/ happened and it's been radio silence on .moe if anything is going to happen. So I'd like to request Deepsea /cyoa/ cyoa Min-max wish fulfillment and no, as there are decent lewd adventures that'd get posted. I'd also like to request a scrape, as that'd save me having to set up new threads and preserve the builds in them on .moe and but I understand if you don't want to do it.
>>14913 >/hebe/ What's the deal with that board? Why does it make you cry?
>>14924 /hebe/ is a board for pedo discussion. A lot of people feared that it would attract lots of shady personalities and feds to the entire webring, get it flooded with CP and ultimately shut down, so everyone chose to kick 8moe out of the webring for it. Turns out that /hebe/ is nothing but a dozen of pedos literally jerking themselves off on a board that doesn't even allow images of minors and with a BO that is making a separate site for them due to 8moe's rules.
>>14985 >/hebe/ is a board for pedo discussion I think you meant hebe discussion. Still illegal under romanian laws but whatever
>>14985 So the webring panicked and 8moe turned out to be the chads all along. That's funny.
>imperator >/imp/ >Self-Improvement >LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO >SFW please and thank you
>>14985 >>14991 fuck off mark, go overdose on cheetos
>>3 fatgreasyhutt /sw/ Star Wars Star Wars and other Lucasfilm IPs. Also fuck Disney My question here is if I want to allow nsfw content so long as its spoilered, would that still make us a NSFW board?
>>15019 We'll not be hosting this board at this time. >>15066 /sw/ already exists elsewhere on the webring at Alogspace. We try to avoid duplicating boards where possible. Is there some particular reason you'd like to create /sw/ on Anon.cafe?
>>15068 The CSS at theguntretort no longer works. https://alogs.theguntretort.com/sw/ We also can no longer add volunteers or remove old inactive ones, we also can't add new flags or banners which just end up giving us error messages, the staff over there doesn't give us much attention when we needed help adding features and just slapped a puzzle piece next to our board name and called it a day.
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>>15069 Also every time we try to fix up our board we get messages like pic-related. There's also the issue with guntretort crashing every few months. Its not as bad as it was when it was julayworld but it still sucks to have deal with unexpected shutdowns and loss of pics.
>>15066 >if I want to allow nsfw content so long as its spoilered, would that still make us a NSFW board? Yes, that would make you a NSFW board. >>15069 >the staff over there doesn't give us much attention when we needed help adding features Which features did you request be added? Please be aware that Anon.cafe's staff won't alter the software or support your board CSS either. >>15070 >loss of pics alog/sw/ seems to have a substantial chunk of content posted. Are you expecting to migrate that content here, if /sw/ is created?
>>15068 Can I ask why not?
>>15071 >Yes, that would make you a NSFW board. Would there be any downsides to being a NSFW board? Like being restricted from view or something? If thats the case then we'll be SFW. We hardly post nsfw stuff as it is. >>15071 >Which features did you request be added? Please be aware that Anon.cafe's staff won't alter the software or support your board CSS either. We dont want anything added. Its just that our old css worked fine when it was julay world but now under gunt its broken and the site wont let us change anything or even remove the broken css, among other things. Volunteers cant even login to their accounts anymore. >>15071 >alog/sw/ seems to have a substantial chunk of content posted. Are you expecting to migrate that content here, if /sw/ is created? If is doable we'd really appreciate if you could import our threads over.
>>15071 >>15074 So is /sw/ approved for anon cafe?
>>15095 Yes, but the request to have /sw/'s threads migrated involves extra effort that we simply haven't got around to yet. We'll get it made soon.
>>15066 >>15096 Migration complete. User fatgreasyhutt has ownership, board is marked NSFW. Note that although the board shows 14 pages at the moment, Anon.cafe's limit is 80 threads (8 pages). We suggest that you groom the remaining threads to fall back under the page limit before any automatic pruning happens.
>>15097 Thanks a bunch! btw is it possible to make custom flags mandatory? Like if you post you automatically get the first custom flag with your post? If not, that's fine. Thanks again!
>>15098 Don't think so, but you can poke around in your board settings and experiment if you like.
I'm hosting a livestreaming show and I'd like to open a board here to use as chatbox during my streaming; howecer, when I tried to put a thread from anoncafe as an embed inside an iframe tag it showed a connection error, why is that? Is it possible to fix?
I would like to request the board /l/ (L). Username: NeneSeal Email: NeneSeals@protonmail (I know they are compromised now. VTubers aren't a political topic so I'm not concerned) Board URL: /l/ Title: Virtual Livers/Virtual Youtubers Topic: Fun things are fun. Take care of your Oshi. >SFW? No. The board will be safe for work, but there are some slutchuubas and if anons really want to discuss them I'm not going to direct discussion. >Recreation of another board? Sort of. There has never been a functional VTuber board on the webring. /chuuba/ exists on fatchan, but it was created by an opportunist six months ago who has been squatting on the board without doing anything with it, basically waiting for a controversy to happen to absorb users that bleed off of Smug/PLW. I was the anon offering to help him yesterday, but after sleeping on it and reviewing the meta thread, I do not believe in the long-term viability of that board with him in charge since he will cause a controversy. >Posters There has been interest shown in the creation of a VTuber board from my interactions in the Smug /support/ thread and the PLW VTuber thread over the last three months. I plan to recruit internally inside the webring since I would like to establish a similarly sized userbase to the one I've been nourishing on /k/ the last year through organic means after the glownigger fucked everything up. I don't want to claim credit for preventing that board from migrating to zzzchan, however for several months there were only two or three other anons who were pushing to keep /k/ here. I plan to mostly draw users from the Japanese-centric webring boards (namely Smug and PLW) since the board topic should not cause anime boards to bleed users unless they shoot themselves in the foot. >Overlap VTubers do not directly overlap with anime or Japanology style boards, but those boards tend to have dedicated Virtual Youtuber general threads so I can not in good faith say there is zero overlap. At the end of the day, VTubers are being increasingly encroached on PLW by shitposters who want then gone, and increasingly villified on Smug by purists who want /a/ to be an anime-only board. I am still and have always been of the opinion that VTubers are /jp/ and belong on anime boards, but that mindset is not going to continue to work with the current mentality of Smug and PLW users. I want to establish a comfortable home with a positive outlook on VTubers rather than the FUD and drama currently surrounding them, even if that means a "slow board." That is also why I want to be as honest as possible about my dealings up until now in regards to fatchan's /chuuba/ yesterday. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, I am open to working them out or compromising as necessary.
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>>15135 I realize that I myself appear like an opportunist in this post and site owner probably doesn't know what a vtuber is, so I would like to clarify a few things. Virtual Youtubers are actors and/or entertainers, primarily Japanese in origin but they are international. They became popular due to a mix of 2D/3D animated skits, let's plays, song covers, and other forms of entertainment. While not strictly idols nor anime characters, Virtual Youtubers have a heavy fanbase that overlaps with idol and anime subcultures. They became popular after several members of the idol culture subgenre created a dual idol-comedian routine that engages fans. Generally those on platforms other than Youtube NicoNico, Bilibili for Chinese/Koreans, Twitch for Spanish and English speaking countries refer to themselves as "Virtual Livers." Virtual Livers cover a large range of topics and I intend to keep the board "big tent" if allowed, however I will probably restrict non-otaku livers to designated threads so that anons can hide those threads. I have been following them since about November of 2019, primarily in the form of Hololive and sub-100k indies.
In addition my intention is not to steal users from anime boards, but to coexist and act as a pressure relief valve. I intend to use both the board and the threads on other boards equally. I chose anon.cafe for the request because I want a comfy board, and the boards I have browsed here in the past like /k/ and /islam/ have always been fun. In addition I know how to use lynxchan moderation tools while I know nothing of how JSchans function. Apologies for triple-posting.
>>15135 >>15137 >>15138 We've decided that we'll host /l/. The board has been created and user NeneSeal has ownership. Please note that Anon.cafe's disk space is limited, and as such we specifically avoid hosting boards that are primarily for video or other large file storage. Since your board's topic will naturally involve posting video, we'd appreciate if you discourage your users from uploading swathes of video that have limited merit (e.g. posting entire stream archives) since that will chew up disk space to no advantage and force rather unpleasant choices upon the administration.
>>15140 >Since your board's topic will naturally involve posting video, we'd appreciate if you discourage your users from uploading swathes of video that have limited merit (e.g. posting entire stream archives) since that will chew up disk space to no advantage and force rather unpleasant choices upon the administration. That is perfectly fine. Most of the time videos can be embedded anyways. I'm going to work on getting things set up properly tomorrow, but I will make sure to add that into the sticky as well tonight. If it ever begins to look like we're a space burden, what is it looking like cost-wise to upgrade storage capacity for the server? I'm not rolling in cash but I've got a fairly stable income so I'll run a cost-benefit analysis and either adjust the technical aspects of the board (filesize/bumplimits/rules) or create a bitcoin wallet if we reach that point based on the board's popularity. Thank you for your hospitality.
>>15142 >what is it looking like cost-wise to upgrade storage capacity for the server? Somewhere in the region of US$180 to US$360 per year, though we have an inquiry pending that might lower that. Presently, our main (smaller, faster, non-bandwidth-quota'd) server with 60GB SSHD space is US$15/mo and our (slower, larger, bandwidth-constrained) backup storage & misc. application server with 120 HDD space (so it can fit multiple backups) is US$15/mo. The next upgrade tier for the main server is US$30/mo, which doubles its space to 120GB SSHD space, its RAM to 4GB, and its available vCPU cores to 2. If the LynxChan database grows to the point where we can't keep at least two simultaneous backups on the HDD server, we'd also have to double its space by also going up to $30/mo. We've sent a query to our provider to see if they'll rent us more storage without having to go all the way up to the next tier, since that might be more cost-effective, so we'll see what we have there. Accounting for safety margins, we have about 8GB or so before the worry starts, which we expect should be more than enough for /l/ and other newer boards to establish themselves. >I'll run a cost-benefit analysis and either adjust the technical aspects of the board (filesize/bumplimits/rules) or create a bitcoin wallet if we reach that point Doing either of those would be very polite of you. If you do directly solicit donations from your board, you can pass them on to Anon.cafe as necessary using the Monero or Bitcoin addresses published at https://anon.cafe/.static/pages/about.html (we don't publish our direct server payment addresses because we might need to e.g. switch providers). We don't presently receive any donations - except one kind soul who threw us $10 one time - so we're not reporting on them, but if we do enter any kind of arrangement that involves Board Owners collecting funds on their boards' behalf then we'd naturally report on any donations passed along from them as a matter of transparency. >Thank you for your hospitality. Best of luck with /l/; we look forward to seeing how it goes.
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>>15143 Naruhodo. I more meant making a bitcoin wallet so I can transfer funds to yours, since I do not have one. I've researched my options, and here's my plan: If we grow big enough to require a server expansion, I will pledge roughly 1,500JPY in my local currency monthly to keep anon.cafe online. As the region I am in does not require a business license to start a business-of-one, I will likely make a business paypal account tied to a bitcoin wallet so as to receive donations since business paypal accounts do not include your name in the invoice even though paypal requires your personal information (as a measure to protect those using pen names). I'll then link your bitcoin wallet and the paypal account (for anons who are tech illiterate and also refuse to have a coinbase-style account to still have a means of donating) somewhere on /l/. Any money placed into the paypal business account will be used to purchase buttcoin and transfer it to your bitcoin wallet. I'll then maintain a thread here on /meta/ detailing any donations received through the paypal account (anonymously but with screenshots). This doesn't fall under money laundering, right? It's a two-way transfer to get something from physical cash into bitcoin form, but at least in my country this would still be considered a gift for tax purposes so it wouldn't matter unless someone sends me more than I make in a month.
>>15145 >bitcoin wallet Should you eventually wish to donate, Monero might be more cost-effective if you can access it since the present Bitcoin transaction fee is the equivalent of about US$2.00 as of this post, meaning a donation of 1,500 JPY would deliver only about 1,050 JPY of hosting cost after taking the transfers in and out of our Bitcoin wallet into account. This is bad; we'd like to accept other more efficient coins, but our provider only accepts Monero and Bitcoin at the moment. >This doesn't fall under money laundering, right? It's hard to imagine such a simple chain of custody counting as laundering, which in any case usually concerns money that has been obtained illegally in the first place. But it would of course be wise to check the laws, regulations, usual practices, etc. in your jurisdiction.

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