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Resources & Local Media Anonymous 10/06/2021 (Wed) 20:17:34 No.3
The place to discuss and post our assets like banners, CSS ideas or promo material; due to the site's policy of board meta threads needing to be inside the board itself this will also function, for now and reluctantly, as the place to do so too. Be not afraid to comment.
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Herro anon. So we're doing this on a.c. after all? Notto baddo. Should we try and import some old /vg/ threads from the archive? I remember when /film/ resurrected some guy was able to automatically migrate threads from an archive with some program, even replacing 404d pics. I can ask there for help.
>>4 You can bet on it, it got greelit but we are certainly walking on a thin rope here, i apologize in advance if i have to use the mod tools often, it's instructions. Also heavy files just when necessary, will mention something on it in the rules. Right now i'm finishing a very rough CSS, the banners are there and the basic rule set is probably done, just need to flesh them out and word it correctly to avoid confusion. >Should we try and import some old /vg/ threads from the archive? Some of those supposedly had revivals in other boards and have a sizeable continuity that might feel odd if we backtrack on them hard, but the ones that weren't generals for sure we can try, at least some of them to make the place have something on it. >automatically migrate threads from an archive with some program I can do it manually, the problem are the image files and choosing which threads, but it might be interesting if you do so thank you. And about the board, yeah we can start any time, let's hope we can carefully tell the other two anons that were interested in this. Also please tell me the thread you made with the doggo was deleted by you, i was about to reply to it and i don't want to think this board is also glitched like some of the deleted ones recently
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>>5 >You can bet on it, it got greelit but we are certainly walking on a thin rope here I guess we shouldn't just unpack and relax. >Some of those supposedly had revivals in other boards That was probably me :^) But I only copied the OPs so I think bringing over a few hearty threads is still valid. Again /film/ was in a similar situation and having that legacy is way better than just starting from 0. >I can do it manually, the problem are the image files and choosing which threads Unbelievably this archive has all the images saved, although many threads are lost but still - https://archive.is/http://8ch.net/vg/catalog.html It can then be corroborated with this archive made right before 8ch went down - https://web.archive.org/web/20190805065903/https://8ch.net/vg/catalog.html So a few classic threads can be restored almost entirely. >let's hope we can carefully tell the other two anons that were interested in this But I think maybe better not to post on tvch anymore on this matter. >Also please tell me the thread you made with the doggo was deleted by you Yeah it was me, since this thread was made right after I just deleted that one.
>>8 >I guess we shouldn't just unpack and relax. I would really like to give more specifics but you can probably guess them by the word thin. >That was probably me :^) lel, well in that regard i won't stop you at all although i didn't have the mood to do anyways, you practically kickstarted this. >Unbelievably this archive has all the images saved Yeah i think that's a good place to curate, man look at all that stuff lost in time. Proceed as wished and instruct me where i can help if you want me to. >But I think maybe better not to post on tvch anymore on this matter. Agreed, i use that place almost everyday but it is another kind of vibe entirely and also, schizoposting aside, it is definitely getting raided by something since 4 or 5 days ago. I already namedropped our current name behind a spoiler tag so those who read every post will probably know. >Yeah it was me Thank God, well then this is your playground and i trust your criteria so chips ahoy. I will finish the technical stuff, finish writing the emergency protocol and i guess tell a BO or two if they want to be associate jannies, will probably advertise only after all of these plus a bit more has concluded because i guess we need to lay low for a little while. Cheers bud.
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>>9 Yeah I'll look into what threads can be restored and get the images. Now the autism can actually be applied with purpose. >look at all that stuff lost in time Yeah man, I would often just open the archive and reminiscent about the good old days. But apart from nostalgia there's a fuckton of useful and funny shit in those threads too, accumulated over the years. So it's beneficial to have them for that reason as well. >those who read every post will probably know I also feel that people browse a.c. for new boards on occasion, which is useful. >i guess we need to lay low for a little while Yeah definitely. At least restoring a few threads, having some new ones. Advertising an empty board is pointless since people are lazy, even making a decent new thread is an effort.
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Was able to salvage one more /vg/ banner. Btw I found like 3 jula/v/ banners, think we should use them here?
Salvaged 3 more /vg/ banners. I think we have almost all of them by now.
Okay, so on the subject of threads that can be restored. Sadly there is no correlation between the two available archives – the one with all the images is from 2018 and the one without images is from 2019. It seems by 2019 all of the available ‘18 threads have been pushed off already. Here are all the working 2018 threads with their images intact. What do you think anon, worth restoring? Though they are older, I think this is the surviving link to /vg/ and having them as the foundation of the new board seems kinda right. On the matter of images I think we can just upload the preserved thumbs since there are so many of them and trying to reverse search them would be a tremendous pain in the ass. It’s better than nothing and generally acceptable since a lot of them are reaction images and memes, and in any case are easily searchable if any anon would like to find the original size. So pretty much just ctrl+s’ing the page yields all the thumbs. 6th gen thread - https://archive.is/Ox9Sm Emulation thread - https://archive.is/MTOXW Retro vidya - https://archive.is/pkgRT Hentai games - https://archive.is/fwjgh Licensed games - https://archive.is/tg1iM God of soy - https://archive.is/NgWu6 Novalogic - https://archive.is/Q51wm Advanced war - https://archive.is/LP4dR Flight vidya - https://archive.is/Yr8cm Gamedev - https://archive.is/IanCF Puzzle games - https://archive.is/0NB8U SS13G - https://archive.is/9zafE Open source - https://archive.is/ORlH6 Katawa Shoujo - https://archive.is/ZY4zT Now, alternatively there are a lot of 2019 threads preserved from the second archive that have no images. I guess we can maybe restore/replace the OP pic and have the rest of the thread remain imageless but I don’t know about that. This feels kinda janky to a lot of people. Without context they may think the board is broken or something. Since both 2018 and 2019 threads are lost to the ether anyhow, and nobody even remembers them anymore, restoring the threads with images is probably the better option?
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>>11 Got me in my sleep, i recall that one and for sure we can use along with the others. >>13 >Worth restoring? I think some are, particularly the ones i know are general topics which haven't been changed much unlike SS13, Soy, agdg and Novalogic's everchanging game, but the other ones do have their fair amount of crazy shenanigans, i didn't recall the '18 days being so wild with the shitposting. >I think this is the surviving link to /vg/ Agreed, even if some of those anons are seemingly lost their ideas live on so a bunch of us can build over them and have a good base for the otherwise timid lazy fuckers who don't like empty boards like we currently have. >Have the rest of the thread remain imageless but I don’t know about that >This feels kinda janky to a lot of people I wouldn't have a problem but you know how some feel about that, i agree with your notion the older but "complete" set of threads is a better foundation and more romantic even, it's from the heyday of the board. Very well, i will proceed restoring them manually after i drink the coffee and complete the ruleset, i will confirm which ones i will do: 6th Gen, Emulation, Retro mk. II, Licensed, Flight, Puzzle, Open Source After that i might pull some other but we'll see. I've glanced them and some do have hilarious exchanges about the state of things, it's insincere to restore them without those as the context gets lost but fuck it, i might disregard the really silly off-topic arguments that appear but will link the archive link so anyone who's interested might check them, obviously will comment on how many did i clean at the end of the post along with marking the restore end. Also because i will bloat the numbers of the board and anyone will see the spike in the webring button i guess i will unindex the place until i am finished, just in case because of the lay low thing. Thanks for the links, you can somewhat relax now, if nothing strange happens we should supposedly have a big semblance of "the board back" in a day.
jula/v/ banners, dunno if these should be used but julay was a spiritual successor to an extent.
>>15 Slightly edited to avoid spergs and added, 23 legacy banners plus 6 current ones.
Wait a cottonpicking minute, i just realized there's little use to restore 300+ replies threads due to the bump limit/auto-purge system that might come into effect. I will restore them last if i remember what the exact limit was, i think it was 400 because i've seen threads still get bumped after 350+
>>16 Hmm, I can understand maybe julay ones but why edit 8chan logo out? It's in many banners still, not like we have to avoid copyright :^) These are legacy banners after all. It's nice seeing them in their original state and it actually tells people that this is the 8/vg/ successor of sorts. >>17 But you can set any bump limit, right?/ animu/ has like 750 or something.
>>18 >but why edit 8chan logo out? Better safe than sorry but you do bring a point about some still having them, i'm not fond of cleaning gif's so i left them there. One already busts the reasonable doubt so it's all or nothing, you might have a point in leaving it as in as they are legacy after all. Very well, as long as i don't learn how to clean all of them i'll use the originals but revert back if anything dramatic happens; paranoia was/is running high, pls understandu.
>>19 >if anything dramatic happens You mean like MSM going for hackers on steroid again? I don't think they will get here, there's enough 8coom for them.
>>203 >You mean like MSM going for hackers on steroid again? not quite, i meant things like a league of fag boards doing a crusade on us for pretending :^) to be descendants of a couple old boards. The MSM thing i doubt it, at least in our current state. Also archive-kun, the 6th gen thread is as trollsome as the Retro thread and the others are near the brink of bump limit (400), should we leave it at that and start with our mojo or should i procure doing them here anyways? The fact we have the archive links in this thread seems as good for reading reference material and/or if someone wants to post it again in an OP when running with a succeeding thread.
>>255 Nah, pretty much every community on the webring uses old 8chan banners unabashedly, why can't we. I made a good deal of those. >should we leave it at that and start with our mojo Well, since there are so few anyway ideally it would be nice to transfer them, just 3 look kinda awkward, but do as you see fit. As for bump limit maybe have like 350? It's not gonna be so active as to get to 400 in a while. Also I just read the rules and I think you overdid it a bit. The a, b, c stuff is completely unnecessary and just clutters the whole thing with this sea of text. And some points can be listed under one category, plus some are redundant like explaining what is spam and why it's bad. Having 9 rule points just doesn't look right, feels too rulecucky. The same crucial information can be conveyed in fewer shorter points. Just an example: 1. Follow the global rules, which are based on the Romani 2012 Criminal Code. They can be found at our Home page. 2. This is a vidya board, creating off-topic threads and heavily, belligerently deviating discussions are no-go's. 3. No namefagging, ecelebs and Discords. The blatant dispensation of pills such as the brown, black or heh ones, which don't have WDA approval, is prohibited and their prescribers will be banned on sight. 4. In the meantime Meta content should be posted here >>3 to make things faster and cleaner for all of us. 5. Spoiler gore and other NSFW content if possible because sensitive ones might bug and harass our host's administration if otherwise. We are currently classified as NSFW but some still don't care.
>>256 >since there are so few anyway ideally it would be nice to transfer them, just 3 look kinda awkward OK, then i'll see those getting here >maybe have like 350? I think it's site-wide 400, i don't mind a thread reaching 750 but technically they get auto-purged for memory reasons and can happen at any moment. I can't move that in the panel so that's why my minding over it. >just read the rules and I think you overdid it a bit Yeah it's legalese, i don't like it that much either but it's made to leave no doubts at all about it which then lets me or a vol use the hammer freely without having to write why. >The same crucial information can be conveyed in fewer shorter points. Agreed but i was eyeing that format with the "board rules" sub-page, the one under the posting form above the "More" tab. >They can be found at our Home page. I pulled that info from the gypsy book itself, home page mentions portrayals of minors but not 3D renders which is another game and might probably happen sooner or later. But i get your point, rather have them small so everybody reads them. >No namefagging, no ecelebs lol how did i miss that, that goes right in Here's the sub-site i mentioned: >https://anon.cafe/valis/rules.html I think we can do with both just for the kicks, and not to play the devil's advocate but i find that our "strict" nature without going full-autobot ala Smug can be an attractive point, a sizeable ruleset seems overkill but we saw some (or one repeatedly) at the TV place wanting the old spirit of long-winded posts and comprehensive info. After all /vg/ did ban for short posts and grammar in its early revamp era, something i don't think we will have to do but the atmosphere is there. Will post those other threads here then, i do like reading your suggestions because they continuously help me so don't think i am trying to maneuver them lol.
>>257 No I meant transferring 350 posts for the brink threads, 50 shy of the bump limit. That way they can still be posted in for a while but have the breadth of content. >but it's made to leave no doubts at all about it which then lets me or a vol use the hammer freely without having to write why. See, that's kinda one of the problems julay had, everyone was constantly arguing about the rules, mods arguing about the rules, anons arguing about the rules, ni/gg/ers arguing about the rules. To a point where it was just non-stop meta spergery. /vg/ didn't even have the rules thread, BO/vols just knew what they wanted the board to be, had a strong vision, and that was it. If you didn't like it nobody asked you, stay or leave. And I kinda gravitate towards that approach more. That's what attracted people to /vg/ and /animu/ back then - chill BOs who firmly wanted a board to discuss video games instead of vidya-flavored /b/ like /v/ is. For instance /film/ doesn't have a thread of rules on how not to be /tv/, it's kinda self evident and mods there are just passionate about what they do and not gonna allow it to become one. I think that's the right approach. > wanting the old spirit of long-winded posts and comprehensive info. After all /vg/ did ban for short posts and grammar in its early revamp era That kinda goes into what I meant too. Though grammarnazism is a faggotry extreme, they had a strong vision about the board they wanted and didn't need all the myriad of rules writ in stone. Basically you as a BO just need to firmly lead the board with unyielding resolve, unlike the limp-dicked betas that were in charge of jula/v/. I think we're pretty much locked on that by now so all these rules are redundant at this point. >because they continuously help me so don't think i am trying to maneuver them lol. We will get there one step at a time fren!
>>316 >To a point where it was just non-stop meta spergery. I remember although in my position i considered it because the rules were flimsy due to constant flipflopping and hesitance, in theory rules engraved in solid rock even if dense are subject to predictability, no surprises should come like what happened in Jul but again that's what i saw. It's all theory because just like /film/ the official BO only appears when shit really hits the fan, my idea is to never use the tag unless to correct someone who hasn't been peer-corrected, which bring us to >strong vision about the board they wanted and didn't need all the myriad of rules writ in stone. This is true as we saw it but most anons were also sword wielders, i remember mods rarely having to appear because we just butchered someone for being silly. That in theory should happen here but because we will be but a few and probably get a couple newcomers some stuff might get awry; it's all just done for the sake of prevention rather than continuous enforcement, we can call it a moral insurance to not have outsiders going at our tits for exerting imaginary rules although that is also a hypothetical case. >firmly lead the board with unyielding resolve, unlike the limp-dicked betas that were in charge of julay lol, that one we learned the hard way, that's the flipflopping i tried to mention. Yes the rules are redundant but Redundancy is King, it's the second cold-sided pillow. Also good idea on the cut into 350 replies, will do that. I don't know why these 300+ threads feel so long.
>>459 The thing is, when the rules are in your head and you just inforce them that's fine, but when you have a thread of novel size and complicated text explaining all the rules it might actually scare new people away. And when you start explaining your actions according to the rule points, like for instance how you did in the 6th gen thread, it starts giving off that /a/ rulecucky energy.
>>594 >like for instance how you did in the 6th gen thread You mean the retro thread? or on how i sidestepped the 6gen one? still that's a fair observation on both cases anyway, i didn't think i looked like a hammer aficionado but i might have. Just wanted to make things clear from the get-go to avoid crossing anyone later by seemingly pulling something out of a hat if a situation occurred. I guess i should lay back a bit, can you help me with the other archived threads?
>>595 Oh I mean the retro one, sorry. I didn't mean like a hammer man, just that vibe of constant rules bickering of what falls under what category. I feel like all that shit should be behind the scenes, you know. >can you help me with the other archived threads? What do I need to do?
>>596 >I feel like all that shit should be behind the scenes Yeah, the bickering should at least but because there's only two of us around here i supposed i could think out loud a little but you do have a point of having to act as a ghost rather than point things out constantly. Guess i am too anxious about this one but it is good to get a reminder to relax early on rather than later. >What do I need to do? Give me a hand with restoring one thread, i'll do the other, i think we only have the flight and emulation ones to go but of course if you wish to go for another one after you are free to do so.
>>597 >having to act as a ghost rather than point things out constantly Yeah exactly, that's what I was trying to convey. >Give me a hand with restoring one thread Sure, I meant how do I do it? Like I mentioned before I'm sadly not technically savvy in site management shenanigans.
>>598 >Sure, I meant how do I do it? Just like i did post by post :^) I remember there being an easier way but i sadly i don't quite recall it, admins can do it on a single go but from a live and familiar format, from an archive format i don't remember if they can easily.
>>599 Ok, I'll give it a go today.
Amidst thumbs I found this /vg/ 'file deleted' pic I made it :^)
I've noticed that om 8ch the pic thumb size was much larger, looks way better. Is it something that can be changed here?
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>>788 Herro herro, sorry for disappearing a bit i tried a new mod for a game to see if it was stable and ended up playing for two days, talk about ghosting a board :^) >>755 >looks way better Agreed, in theory it can be made bigger but i haven't seen anyone try it. I guess i can ask at /server/'s CSS thread. >'file deleted' pic Same with this, in theory it can be changed but the board's panel only shows the custom Spoiler Image, which sometimes works sometimes it doesn't. /vg/'s version was pretty cool but i didn't manage to clean it well enough so i guess i will remake it later. Perhaps it works like the board's logo does via CSS. Also how does it feel to restore post by post :^)
>>850 Man, a.c. is kinda barebones compared to a lot of other sites. There's no pink text either which is very frustrating. >Also how does it feel to restore post by post :^) It's manageable but I'm hitting catastrophic levels of spam filter which I'm only able to pass thanks to my VPN. But we'll do it!
>The site has reached its total file capacity uh-oh, what do?
>>940 Got me on time there. It seems the prophesy was true after all and there really was a hard limit, i thought it was 50gb rather than an exact number of files that the front page currently says: 300,000 files. I really don't fathom that many files being around here but old site screencaps confirm it was a natural progression. I guess we'll have to wait and see, should we open for business with new threads and after Emulation and Flight have been restored? right now seems precarious but damn if i thought about it.
>>941 I guess they'll have to expand it now. But fuck, a.c is clunky as all hell, there are no basic functions and now there's also a file limit. >should we open for business with new threads and after Emulation and Flight have been restored? Do you have any plans for advertising and such?
Okay, finished the emulation thread.
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Agh, anon, I know this is a slow board but don't disappear for days when we're in this crucial state of development. We still have many things to go over.
>>1007 Sorry m8, got a stranglehold in college and had to physically move papers maybe for a final time in a long while if this plandemic situation keeps going and today was the last day of going around, fucking pissed too because i was enjoying that mod i told you, i will never enjoy vg's in full form again as long as i have studies at the same time. >But fuck, a.c is clunky as all hell It's Lynx system, when i had a board in Julay it was the same story, supposedly JSChan is better but as far as the little i've read it's not very well understood by anyone but its creator so documentation is not its biggest forte. File limit seems to have been lifted, by basic functions do you mean...? >Do you have any plans for advertising and such? Not really other than the open ad threads to post we are open, but that comes to a halt now that they deleted it here i think so we are left with maybe nitpicking anons from other places or, by brute force, make OC (charts) with the board's name which is tricky because there's only two of us here and that might seem strange because such content should come by inertia rather than a rudimentary ad campaign, or at least i think so. Maybe comment in on friendly boards like /retro/ but other than them i don't recall another with our affinity. And nitpicking people is tough at times if they are in sketchy parts of town, so i suppose the plan will go as: Open board > Set up & Restore > Public Opening and new posts to bump in Overboard (presumably by us) > Advertising in ad-friendly threads on sensible places > "Natural Growth" We are in the second step on the verge of the third one, unless >many things to go over. Sorry sorry, back on track, other than the Flight thread we need a cleaner Spoiler image, see where i can fit the "File Deleted" image, ask how to make thumbnails bigger and that's it or there's something else we need? And if shit hypothetically hits the fan with the "new" board in Zzz we might also have to recruit someone around here to help clean spam/3d-rendered kid porn in my sleepy time along with the pin protocol, vols can do the former but they might get sharp if such thing happens often
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>>1008 Nah man it's okay if it's irl stuff but at least mention that you're busy, everything is dead nowadays and I get spooky scared when people just stop posting for days. >by basic functions do you mean...? Well like no custom images like file deleted pic. No pink text. subject and email switched places Probably some other stuff. >Open board > Set up & Restore > Public Opening and new posts to bump in Overboard (presumably by us) > Advertising in ad-friendly threads on sensible places > "Natural Growth" Yeah I guess that's the best option, I used to do that with a few boards. I guess we have a bit of a premium since we can throw /8vg/ name around with a lot of old anons still scattered about the webring, reminiscing about the good old days. >we need a cleaner Spoiler image Oh I think I have the old MGS spoiler pic I made way back when, it was used before the circular thing. I'll try to find it. >or there's something else we need? Well I was thinking: >1. There's no real mention that this is 8vg related anywhere I understand trying to avoid unnecessary /v/ name attention but the board should at least be somewhat recognizable as vidya related to get any new people. Right now it's probably way too obscure. I remember you wanted to mention that it's 8vg related in board description. Maybe something simple like 8vg mk.II >2. The custom CSS feels unfinished Like there's a notable bug up at the top. I myself use Yotsuba B on every board but since CSS set as default it should probably be a bit more polished. >3. Before opening for business we need to make a few basic commodities threads like what are you playing, OSTs, webms and stuff like that I think the OST thread from archive was actually also live and youtube links still work so I can remake it too There was something else but I forgot in 2 days :^) >And Hopefully it won't come to that. In worst case scenario you can lock the board for sleepy time until they get bored and fuck off.
>>1039 >I get spooky scared when people just stop posting for days It's a lifestyle now lol, someone did a reply to me on truth after 4 months and someone else in Zzz/x/ Bigfoot thread replied to his buddy after 9 months. We are at this point in the stage of imageboards being virtual pseudo-pen pal platforms, anon.cafe is one of the few where posters implicitly understood this and carry on. Not saying the webring is destined to it but damn if it isn't happening already. Back in the OST thread on /vg/, despite being "a popular thread" the strong content replies were far in-between in terms of time. >at least mention that you're busy Sure thing my pal :^), it was unexpected so i apologize, head honchos were told to mobilize overnight and i had to travel and tell them to shove it. >I guess we have a bit of a premium That's by far our best card and probably the only one, the other main one is this being a board where you can discuss bar games and maybe casino tactics but experience has proven me most anons here usually are quite reserved in their homes, hell the pandemic didn't help things either. >custom CSS feels unfinished >there's a notable bug up at the top Oh snap, where? >it should probably be a bit more polished That i can do but i don't know what else to smash it. I remember i didn't tweak some hidden menus but the rest i though it was fly. Send me a cap because it might be an intended feature :^)
>>1048 >It's a lifestyle now Sure but I mean that's kinda the thing, since we're finally organizing we shouldn't succumb to it now while we're still on track. But yeah if it's like irl stuff that's perfectly understandable ofc. >bar games and maybe casino tactics Wait, that's a new one. Why? That's a completely different crowd tbh. >Oh snap, where? In that pic I posted. >That i can do but i don't know what else to smash it. I mean, I dunno, what's that chess pattern thing supposed to be? :^)
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>>1049 >since we're finally organizing we shouldn't succumb to it I want to say the same but one never knows, we did bleed a bunch of people >Wait, that's a new one Part of the Otium et Ludus my friend, we are a general entertainment board ;^). Perfectly legal in Romania too as long as we don't wage money or play here (which we can't anyways) because that's jurisdiction of a bunch of tax men in Bucharest, i checked just to not cross them accidentally. >In that pic I posted. Fuck i didn't see your pic. That's funny, now that i remember i don't recall ever tweaking the Catalog page, i am surprised it even looks half decent there. Right i will get to it when i get bored of the Flight Thread. >what's that chess pattern thing supposed to be? It's the Super Monkey Ball patterns, one of our fav OSTs back in the OST thread and one particular game fond in /retro/
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>>1071 >Knowing the know just makes the challenge harder I suppose. There's a reason this puppy is as fearsome as "the new board" >I never expected this arc to have a plot twist, i suppose you can delete all these Right. Nothing happened here, just beer talk about how to reliably throw dice at the carpet table and win money.
Oh I remembered the other thing. So you wanna go with a lite version of the rules similar to >>256 ?
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>>1120 Yeah, actually have both of them. In theory this is already done: https://anon.cafe/valis/res/rules.html ...or was, it gets Error 404 for me but in the settings page it supposedly done (pic related) and i recall seeing it well once. Guess something broke in the meantime.
>>1122 But I mean the pinned thread that most people will see.
anon?
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Profuse apologies, i did some stuff past weekend and played Minecraft around Tuesday, my hardware failed and i was left without opportunities to post. My ankle connection suffered some mishaps and the machine was left bed-ridden, at least this was somewhat fixed with Indometacin hot fix patches but only today it could somewhat run well enough without the need of an external support. prease understend can post hardware to prove it still i will further look into this problem and tomorrow (i suppose in 12 hours) will resume restoring without delays now that i can run it well in my chair and desk now; Only 100 posts to go as you did a lot of the lifting there. Do you have an additional thread in mind? >>1158 Welp, let's see what happens, old place usually had the implicit culture of long-winded posts so i will stick to its obtuse nature. At least the short version is already written so no worries m80
File Deleted test
>>1282 Funny, i remember seeing a File Deleted icon once or maybe that was another site. Test shows the mod options here gives me "Unlink Files" rather than "Delete Files", our option leaves no traces of someone having uploading something to begin with so can't say if we can add a custom image for that as it doesn't have one to begin with.
Catalog text fixed, waiting on comments about the thumbnail size and... Welp, might as well open the place now, God bless this ride
Oh, sorry anon, I kinda checked out after you were gone for a week, and then I got ill :^( So where do we advertise?
>>1352 >and then I got ill :^( You okay bud?, i got banged too but i feel okay again, drowsy at times due to painkillers but we are there. Played a game again after a while, waiting and not playing often do make the experience more rewarding but time flies fast. >So where do we advertise? I posted on /meta/ a quick ad but no noise yet, the tv place seems precarious and wouldn't attempt it explicitly because i haven't seen someone inquiring about a new place lately, the rest of the anons are just hanging out with silly posts so i don't think they will take it in a serious light plus discord/dramafags roam often. I can't think of anything other than /k/ which had its fair share of crossposters back then, the /k/anteen is a nice thread to leave a message but can't think of anything to post as i don't recall their pastimes other than that radmod thing, maybe the flight thread? And now that i think of it i might tackle the old kong place directly like we said, that should be okay as the BO seems open and nobody bats an eye there anymore. In theory we are currently at the third step Public Opening and new posts to bump in Overboard (presumably by us) so anyone which might or might not be us :^) can make threads now so, chips ahoy
>>1353 Yeah I'm okay now, got hit way harder earlier this fall. >the t* place oh god no, gotta avoid it like plague. >And now that i think of it i might tackle the old kong place Yeah, some anons still check it once in a while to see if anything happens. Also maybe /animu/, it and /vg/ were the two kindred spirits that broke away from the legacy cancer back on the old site. I know they have /geimu/ but since it's dead clearly people aren't satisfied. Honestly, basically anywhere with a general/meta thread that isn't a known cancer place. Also, the thing is, I understand trying to keep low but we have to be more explicit about what this board is when advertising. Maybe something like this? >Just wanted to mention a new board /valis/ is now open. >It's a place about entertainment systems using video or rich visual mechanisms as feedback that may or may not have been put together by a few 8vg anons :^) >Discussion can also range to saloon activities like cue games and card shuffling due to their social and classic nature in the ludic activities of people around the world. >Having or remembering fun and sharing tips and tricks sounds like the goal, come visit sometime
8vg is back? Nice >>1352 The /retro/ vidya thread and the /kong/ julay/v/ thread seem to be a good place to start if you want to find 8vg anons.
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>>1357 hey anon
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>>1354 I sweated bullets hard yesterday when the site went down for hours man, nice that it was only a hardware problem and not an outsider thing. Rocky start with all these time bumps, hopefully it's all lean now. >maybe /animu/ >they have /geimu/ but since it's dead It seems they got a spike in activity since two days ago, checked animu's meta thread to see how to stab in not so obviously but so far i guess it's too disconnected from /geimu/, guess i'll find a way to get into it more subtle. Also now i know more backstory to Neutral Milk Hotel that i think i needed, /mu/ would be on suicide watch if they knew back then. >Maybe something like this? The change is good, don't know why i didn't think of it as it is more obvious yet not aggressive. Very well i will throw them a bone And it was done already, thanks a lot my man, your help is noted. In theory things should move a little now. >>1357 How you doing sir, we are afloat again it seems.
Bit of a newfag here, but how is this board different from Smug/vg/?
>>1364 smug/vg/ is just /a/'s vidya board. No relation to 8vg. This board is kind of like an 8vg legacy.
>>1364 This >>1366, Sm/vg/ was made to encompass most activities done by their main /a/ population inside general threads, the old site had moved a bit away from the general and allowed more specific topics as long as it maintained the usual userbase style which cannot be measured. Also it's general games/ludic activities too :^), if you wanted there's cue games, card games, projectile games, as long as it is specified and not put cryptic in the thread. also no hassle about grammar issues as long as it can be understood, no warnings for spelling colour rather than color
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>>1367 But colour is the correct spelling.
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Are you gonna restore the 6th gen thread or should I just make a new one?
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>>1398 Fuck, didn't recall we had to do that one too. Would prefer a new one just for the kicks. Also got tips in that /server/ thread, just checked it recently. Seems i can make the thumbnail bigger but image doesn't go beyond that size, still need to manage how to move around that (256px width seems like the original place's size), surprised to see it could be done because i don't remember other boards trying to. Will probably change the spoiler image to the original one you posted and,,, there's something i feel i am forgetting
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Late but it seems here it is, newgrounds being buck broken, thumbnails should be bigger but due to the thumbnailer working separately from the site probably not very high res. Right now it's at 220px at width, 256px seemed too big and original worked in % but surpassed some boundaries and technical difficulties ensued; 200px at height stretches out especially in multi-file posts. Replaced the spoiler file because i restored it too low res (128px) and the old version here is good plus better res. Also added a cute unnecessary border around files too because i found some CSS code for it on a small questing IB i found after i engine searched, maybe too unnecessary so if some rather not have it we can take it out.
>>1418 That spoiler pic is super big. Or maybe it's fine that way and I'm just used to tiny ass ones.
>>1419 Tried to be close to the original board/8ch style but 256px seemed too big due to vertical images going a bit too big, if restricted in height it disregards aspect ratio but i think there might be a way to maintain it too as the old site did. Guess we'll look into it later, so far nothing seems that strange.
>>1420 I was actually using Yotsuba. It seems there's a discrepancy in image size between it and CSS.
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>>1426 Hellfire, it seems for some reason i picked the non-scaled spoiler image (the original) rather than the scaled 256 for some inane reason, sometimes the spoiler uploader seems to not respond so you have to upload again, i think your dummy here picked the big one the second time, same happens with the CSS files and banners which upload twice if you click twice too. Also spoiler files sometimes do not update, they preserve the image of its moment (thumbnailer feature) which we can see at the beginning of the thread. Here's a new test, let's see if i nailed it on Tomorrow and Yotsuba.
>>1429 Yeah now it works universally. Though no border on yotsuba.
You alright anon?
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>>1486 Hey there, not really but i am still alive, haven't checked lately until now although i could've done it via phone but... you know, phoneposting is a sin. Things are looking up, thanks for the ads around in the ring, they seemed to work good. Guess i'll prepare/search again some content for a thread i suspect might be opened soon enough, meanwhile is there something that needs to get done? >>1430 >Though no border on yotsuba. It's Custom CSS exclusive so far, stock ones have no variations that lasts after a refresh.
>>1489 Phoneposting is alright if it's justified. Don't die on us now :)^ >meanwhile is there something that needs to get done? Everything seems to be alright. Some cancer posting here >>1478 Btw do we have a vol of any kind?
>>1491 >Some cancer posting here I am almost dead certain it's reviewanon who posted at the very same time someone at /christian/ shitposted them and his post got corrupted as you can see his original two images in the post there, it's an old bug but it's been many years since i last saw it. Perhaps i should repost it to keep his comment clean but i think that second image he tried to post was gameplay so i will wait. >Btw do we have a vol of any kind? Not yet, thanks for reminding me because we are getting a bit of speed. I have an idea, i had two but one is unfeasible now as a BO got himself out. Many have for some reason, boards are starting to get centralized via ownership rather than host site
>>1495 I don't think so, it's a copy of this post >>1363 and like you said it's some autist from /christian/ going and spamming that shit across the site. Just delete it. >i had two but one is unfeasible now as a BO got himself out Hm, want me to be one for the time being? I usually avoid it but since I'm here anyway and you have issues irl I can help out.
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>>1496 >it's a copy of this post >>1363 I think he would understand if we scrap it, very well it is now. Despite reading both and replying to one i still didn't find it to be the same post, i have a severe mental fog it feels like i'm having Groundhog Hours at times FUCK >for the time being? Yeah sure, even if you only cover once in a while it would be great help, i've been getting dumber by the day lately due to the anti-inflammatory meds. Hit me with an account name and it's done.
>>1500 Aw sheit anon, you take good care of yourself. Just as we got the thing rolling this malady happens :^( >Hit me with an account name and it's done. I made one named weebanon.
>>1496 It's not someone from /christian/. They're fags from a raiding site based on wojakposting, and some anons have posted a link to that cancer site to warn them about it. I do wish that the wojak post in here gets deleted because the admin won't do it.
>>1516 >site based on wojakposting sounds like cuckchan
>>1516 Yeah i meant the guys on /christian/ that are obviously giving them trouble, non-locals. The last known BO they had, that i know of, is the guy from /islam/ so you can expect their trademark attention to non-muslims there lol, there's few global vols here due to anon.cafe being relatively niche so a couple of them do all the job once in a while but recently we've been getting more attention due to the consistent numbers and amount of boards. If anything it's a litmus test for some BOs, usually the same boards are the ones getting hit with shit (comfy, meta, k) but from two weeks ago some others have been getting some flack too. It's not that major so no worries, vols might have seen them but they probably don't want to meddle with posts that technically don't break any rules but in custom are universally frowned upon.
>>1517 It's even worse than cuckchan. I'm going to spoiler it because it's just cancer through and through. https://soyjak.party
>>1520 >normalfags discovered a meme and run it into the ground, the site
>>1520 Invite them to the webring
>>1518 >The last known BO they had, that i know of, is the guy from /islam/ That is incorrect.
>>1527 A new one? i've lost count already so i apologize if i got it wrong. >>1523 Many such cases.
>>1528 Pretty sure /christian/ never had a BO from /islam/.
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Should she be the board's mascot?
>>1532 C-cute >Should she be the board's mascot? It might work, one will come sooner or later.
>>1579 I doubt there will be anything better than: >Valis X is an erotic visual novel released for Windows in 2006 on the 20th anniversary of the series. Developed by Eants, it was the last game published by Telenet Japan. Valis X is divided into five episodes that retell the stories of the first four games, containing copious amounts of lesbian acts and tentacle erotica
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>>1584 Well that changes things a bit, i wouldn't mind seeing more of that game if you know what i mean Also here's the spoiler remade, couldn't quite get it right but it seems close enough, more straightforward for even easier ID. Saw one in the webring animated with lights, if i ever learn pixelshit i might do one someday.
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>>1635 Colder gray because i am a OCDfag
>>1635 I like the MGS one, never liked that one at all.
>>1637 wut, both are MGS box ones but one outside its context. Very well, should we stick with the old one or do we go to the polls?
>>1638 Oh I see now. Without 'the orange' meme text it's really not recognizable at first, or even second glance. Looks like some minimalistic modern stuff. I still like the full screenshot better, it's just a perfect "whats in the box" moment just as the soldier is about to pick it up. Thematically so fitting.
Anons?
>>1687 Yes?
y u gone
>>1690 Not him but i've been moving out from my house since friday, also need to get a jobby job soon so i am suddenly crippled by half in terms of time. Soon enough i will go as usual i suspect
>>1691 Just don't get a jabby jab anon.
any thoughts on further board advertisement?
BO u alive?
>>1706 Hello, barely Was offline since the 7th. Independent life is not very cool when not having a job, got a half-time job for 6 bucks the day so i am having some difficulty at the moment (it's "livable" money if you don't pay rent which is my case lol). In one more week i will probably get things stabilized so i will post more often, today was the first day i got my internet up and running. >>1704 I can't think of anything other than organizing and playing very basic easy to run stuff like chess or some other board game, perhaps some poker. Right now there's some stuff going on with the drama niggers according to the sitewide advertisements so perhaps not the best time either unless it's just between anon.cafe, which i wouldn't mind at all if it is within my now normal cattle time frame
>>1714 >stuff like chess or some other board game, perhaps some poker I thought that was just a front we use. I don't want to play/talk/see any of that stuff here.
>>1714 Hey BO, no rush, hope things work out. This is a cool board. >if it is within my now normal cattle time frame In theory all you need is a thread here, which also keeps things within the cafe. >>1715 Why not anon? Board games are fun too.
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>>1714 What's wrong with the webring-wide Christmas event? I think it could be a good idea. And zzz/v/ is also considering joining it.
>>1717 >And zzz/v/ is also considering joining it. So a reason not to join it.
>>1718 Understandable, but still sad. You guys could benefit from it honestly.
>>1719 Not really.
>>1715 >I thought that was just a front we use It's a game after all, of course we can pick another, more complex video game but i thought a board-based one could be used as an ice breaker and get to know our common computar machines and then plan another more refined outing. >I don't want to play/talk/see any of that stuff Come on now, cards are games too if visual novels are :^) >>1716 Thanks for the words, now probably some will go to that event so making another one will probably just mess with some anons so i will probably plan/suggest it for later. Also was it the 14th? that's way gone now, thought it was later due to the ad still being there. >>1717 It is directly organized by a group that was originally responsible of our direct ancestor board's demise, it would be silly to be participating openly in it despite us totally not being related to any of it l-lol >zzz/v/ Can't say that's an incentive to be fair, they talk similar things but use a different approach to it which might flat out dissuade some other anons. There's a couple of good folks there however.
>>1721 It's okay, I just saw anon talking about more ways to advertise the board and thought that the Christmas event would help. Nothing wrong with not joining, and my bad for bringing that /v/ as it was the only board that had plans too I don't browse /geimu/ or smug/vg/ too much
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>>1723 >I don't browse /geimu/ or smug/vg/ too much Nobody does.
>>1721 Some event is good since then we can shill the board without remorse. I doubt many people will be thrilled because of chess. Maybe something retro?
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anons...
So are we doing something or it's over? I'm so tired of using zzzigger.
>>1733 I haven't been a happy chappy in this last month due to work and now sudden lack of it so i stopped posting as often but i still check. Plus the threads i promised i wouldn't make on my own haven't been done so i cannot proceed to post on those if the opportunity arises :^). Would be reposts as i never finished the three projects i had, the "easiest" being Vince Pontarelli, but they still can be done. >I'm so tired of using zzzigger They waned too which i didn't expect, wonder if the second/third wave anons returned to their hole or switched to .moe
>>1737 Anon, nothing will be made here if you don't make it on your own.
rip
ded place rip
>>1742 Made a little too late i suppose but at least it was tried, from my part i am too busy trying to find a job to device some quality posts because i can't think of anything, i honestly forgot how to post in a video game board after years of not doing it consistently.
we can still do it
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anons...
BO u still around?
>>1798 Barely, this wageslaving in pandemic times is killing me, but a man's got to eat. Haven't played anything lately either but i did work selling video games a month ago, not cool at all to be fair but the banter was nice.
>>1801 You have my sympathies my mang :^( But what do you think about more aggressive board shilling on occasion?
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Nice shilling of your "secret board made by the original creators of the awarded /vg/™!!!" that last bit really sold it for me. I can't wait to post on "I can't believe it's not v/™", "I'm sure that "/v/ except it's good this time I swear to God™" will be completely different from "that other /v/ that really sucks and we are completely different from, trust me™"! I'm also glad the typical elitism of mongoloid drama babbies took 5 picoseconds to manifest itself even in a place as tiny as this, it really makes the place feel like home. I'll tell you though you better watch for me, because if you upset me I'm gonna make my own /v/ and advertise it as, "not secret /v/ board that is NOTHING like the previous ones especially those /valis/ TRANNY CUCKS". With such a premise, everyone will flood it, I know it in my heart.
>>1856 wat
>>1856 >secret board How is it secret if it was shilled and it's on public tracker. >typical elitism of drama I don't see it, the only drama made has been from your part but i doubt anyone will take the bait from a frogposter. >>1802 Boggles me, thing is the few who said they would post here did, it's just that not many are posting in most places and not interacting that much with the content makers. Zzz has it running well but they seem to have a lot of beef between each other aside from some threads fancy wording to say they shitpost a lot and fling their emotions often, Animu has its side users posting from time to time while both do have the weekend and monthly dynamics, and we are practically at the same number level as Smug, Sperts is rarely used. We are in the game as far as i can tell thanks to those who said they would come, i think the cards are settled in terms of numbers as i can't see many coming aside from a catastrophe in some bigger side, hell someone just for the heck of it bought expensive ads promoting these sites and not a lot came of it, dastardly shilling is not that useful either as some have tried it earnestly. I suppose there's two things movements we can do, first is not imitating and just doing what we did back in the day which was specific threads focusing on either archiving or advanced knowledge, former is planned while second comes naturally and has been; this step is already being done so it's okay. Second is the controversial part but seems to be the trend in these last years, certainly was in the beginning of the old place which was part of that archiving thing: Long-spawn content posting which would be posts done once every medium to long while but presents strong info, something like reviewbro is doing or what the old music threads did, the other is building upon something like the raddev mods. This gives incentive to keep coming after long pauses but has the trick that lack of feedback makes it seem desolate, most of us already do it but doing it in a present-minded way might make things more interesting, content will probably be what sets us apart, it did back then along with our demeanor which already is here. If numbers are gone we might as well play with what we have, it's not like people here don't read long-winded posts... right? From my part i guess i will tell the admin that i will/want to make some threads leaning on the heavy side of filesizes.
>>1856 >cuckchan frog didn't read the blogpost
>>1858 All the other vidya boards existed for years, since the webring's establishment. Valis was made just a few months back and isn't using blatant /v/ visage so the issue of letting people to know this place exists is still an open one.
>>1856 Imagine spending time to write this seething meta diatribe instead of posting about games. All because your designated /v/'s feelings got hurt? You're part of the problem why vidya boards are shit and why people continuously try to make new ones to avoid cancer like you.
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Would it be ok to make a "games you've played recently" thread?I fear it would be too similar to the "games you've finished recently" one/just be a low quality thread, but I play a lot but don't really finish and I want to contribute with activity but I'm a lurker not a poster less so a thread maker. This seems like a nice board, hope it stays that way.
>>2097 Well, if it was up to me i would say post in that thread no problem as long as you specify you are a backlog babby or why you haven't finished it ('tis a preview/it's shit/i find no joy anymore/etc) but to avoid crossing anyone you could ask the OP first (while posting your subject to test). If he abides then i can edit the OP message at his requirements, if he doubts then go ahead and make the thread as game previews or something to clearly separate it. Like quick posts shining on the experience of the game while that other thread is more around full-length summaries with pros and cons. In my opinion both can be on the same thread but don't really want to step over what the OP wished initially, perhaps he can be open about it if you are nice/write something interesting. >hope it stays that way. Thanks, we are talking about certain subjects that always sooner or later get fags around that ruin the party so it's probably a matter of time, hopefully we sail peacefully for a long while.
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>>2097 >>2098 I edited the thread title to played, "finished" was just a phrasing really, naturally you can post about games you didn't finish.
>>1862 Why don't you shit up smug instead of the actually decent boards
>>2132 No actually decent boards were shitted.
Failed board, rip in pieces
>>2200 lol, not a lot of activity overall, even the fastest related board is a dozen posts per day and half of them are drama. Anons just seem to have reached that low-point, now the question is what are we going to do, centralize as at this point it is viable due to low numbers or something else.
>>2200 >>2201 Maybe making yet another /v/idya-related board wasn't the best idea after all. Right now on the webring there's: zzz/v/ sports/v/ animubunker/geimu/ smug/vg/ cafe/valis/ There are now also threads about video games on other boards not related to them on /a/ and /animu/, so the problem with very low activity on boards such as this one will only continue to grow, unless somehow a swarm of cuckchan or/and altchan refugees suddenly decides to lurk and post on the webring in a way that doesn't bother the original posters and moderation.
>>2203 >wasn't the best idea after all I mean it was free and it still is here for everyone, and it served to gauge interest as we got very briefly better movement than some of those despite maybe not the same continuity but for this last point i think it's an overall thing in recent days and not so much a lack of "interest", it's more of a lack of impetus or just not running that much content to talk about it, in fair honesty i only play once a month and they are old stuff i mostly talked about already so nothing new to bring into the table. >unless somehow a swarm of cuckchan or/and altchan refugees suddenly decides to lurk Even in the big places like the 4 activity has taken a hit and the things that still move are mostly surrounding the humor or meta rather than the content itself, they are becoming more of humor aggregators rather than discussion places albeit there might be exceptions in general threads but those succumb to classic circlejerking which isn't bad but the "classic" implies inside humor and antics that filters even users on said threads. At least back then, nowadays i haven't peeked at those general boards. And we are not including the PPH thing which scares most of the denizens in said big places. We are becoming pen pals which isn't bad but certainly not very in line with the imageboard stream of content, we will probably need to centralize again but who knows who is going to make the first move, those who usually do are the ones more prone to be subject of drama.
>>2204 >not including the PPH The PPH stat (when it even works) generally seems like a bad idea to me, especially on smaller chans. Anons should check out boards that interest them and post in the threads that catch their eye, rather than look at the PPH figure and write it off by default.
>>2200 >PPH! go back to cuckchan >>2203 >Maybe making yet another /v/idya-related board wasn't the best idea after all. Right now on the webring there's: It was made because all those boards are fucking shit. I don't have time to be active right now.
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BO. Change the board name to /vidya/, remove the awful custom CSS, have the board description as "/8vg/ muster place" or something. This is the only way for the board to gain traction. Webring is barely alive, this ain't peak 8chan where clandestine boards could fly, it's either direct as possible or bust.
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>>2213 >Change the board name to /vidya/ Can't change the name after it's been created AFAIK >remove the awful custom CSS I like it :^), you can always change to Yotsuba or Tomorrow in the top bar or perhaps give me a schematic to try a new one, we can always try. >have the board description as "/8vg/ muster place" or something Can be done but some anons have very explicitly supported the board by advertising it like that and those who could have been remotely interested came and posted, i don't think there's really that many of us left or they settled in other boards in their own general threads. For them moving out doesn't seem to be crucial. I don't think the description would change anything, many simply don't read the board listings, but sure let's put it for a while to see what happens. >Webring is barely alive Yes, but going direct as possible really hasn't given that much results for others, and said "clandestine" nature seems silly but fact remains we haven't got a drama outburst like the other places historically did, place is low activity and tranquil but without the constant bickering and attacks. I might've jinxed it by saying that but it is true, we are small/vague enough to be ignored although that applies to both sides. Seeing other board tactics, in my opinion, only one has given results to attract new people by their own ideas which is /christian/ and they have been getting pummeled by shitposts all the time. I don't know well how they did it apart from showing themselves often, we also had some of that spotlight (overboard i mean) and with good posts but interest isn't there that isn't already in other places. Steal or snag anons from other places doesn't seem cool, only brings animosity unless it's done to places with questionable administrations who don't give much thought to their userbase to focus on others. Despite the memes the other places seem lenient to the users if a bit attention whore at times, the exception for which this place was made is Smug's /vg/ but the main users there are used to that kind of filters and culture so seems pointless to attempt something. The only thing that comes into mind is inviting niche general threads here as a sign of goodwill, but those kind of places already feel at home in their boards as the users are mostly from the same spot so coming here might seem disjointed for them. Really i can't think of much anything that hasn't been tried by us other than as explicit as possible /vg/ pandering from all sides or tactics that aren't remotely annoying to any side, in my view i try to be as neutral or as non-belligerent as possible to the other places and their admins, our hosting site is explicit about this factor in its day to day culture and behavior but also without attempting to bring people from shameless places. I know you didn't say anything related to it but imagine if i advertised to the angry in halfchan's /vg/ or /vr/? we possible could land 4 or 5 users but at what cost, if they shat on the other boards here like /christian/ or /k/ we would get immediate repercussions as we would be rumored to have brought them. An extreme example that one, now let's say if we went to Smug and repeatedly said fuck the janniebot and the rules - come have fun here, we might land one or 2 but we would be seen as the faggots, that kind of attitude degrades names and i know that's opticsfaggotry but we can see the results of that: Zzzchan is still seen as spammers and markfags by many users in the ring for their destroyer antics in Julay and PLW, Alog is still seen as Julay/cow/ with shit admins despite not hearing any controversy from them since its foundation and those original guys being just a part of what the site was (italians, /vg/ anons, star wars/trek anons, /retro/-/f/), many refuse to use either site for said reasons so imagine if little by little we fucked anon.cafe over. Obviously our actions wouldn't be as widespread to get quick hate but after all the ring doesn't have many anons left like back in the day, you cross one constantly posting anon you might as well cross 10% of the ring activity. Part of this board's idea is ignoring all previous drama surrounding the history of video game boards and their protagonists, going to advertise often in established video game boards with activity is starting anew with said things that ended up in spams, jewish mods and shitflinging pingpongposting. Getting acceptable numbers by acting neutral is hard in dangerously low-number places but at least we are not derided yet which is good because i can sleep a week knowing i don't have to clean any kind of spam or attack the next monday :^)
>>2214 I'm the BO of /robowaifu/ . You are perfectly welcome to come and introduce yourselves to us in our Embassy thread. Feel free to invite anyone on our board to visit you. I think you'll find there is a fair amount of crossover interest in a few subareas. Good luck with your board /valis/ . Cheers. >t. Chobitsu
>>2214 >I like it :^), you can always change to Yotsuba or Tomorrow I'm not saying to delete it. Just don't make it a default one. It hard to read with it and it's just taxing on the eyes. Don't forget that most people are lazy fucks and not gonna bother with switching themes. A theme is often identified with a board so some people not even gonna bother checking the board out if they dislike the theme. I strongly recommend using yotsuba as the default one. >hose who could have been remotely interested came and posted >i don't think there's really that many of us left >I don't think the description would change anything No, no anon, that's entirely not true. I still to this day see people finding the webring and their old specific boards after the 8ch meltdown. Many anons got scattered around the internets and only now, sometimes accidentally, discover the webring only to find that it's indeed the last glowing ember of 8ch. I believe maintaining that identity is very important. Certainly not everyone reads board descriptions and whatnot but we're not counting to get everyone here, right? If even one anon reads it and finds the board this way, that's already good. He may then tell about it somewhere else and we got the ball rolling. >Yes, but going direct as possible really hasn't given that much results for others, and said "clandestine" nature seems silly but fact remains we haven't got a drama outburst like the other places historically did, place is low activity and tranquil but without the constant bickering and attacks. I might've jinxed it by saying that but it is true, we are small/vague enough to be ignored although that applies to both sides. Most other boards are legacy boards and are easily identifiable. Hence why they're still at all active. These are desperate times anon, we need to abandon the whole "laying low" thing, at this point it doesn't matter - it's either being easily identifiable or just 100% dead. >Seeing other board tactics, in my opinion, only one has given results to attract new people by their own ideas which is /christian/ and they have been getting pummeled by shitposts all the time. I don't know well how they did it apart from showing themselves often, we also had some of that spotlight (overboard i mean) and with good posts but interest isn't there that isn't already in other places. Steal or snag anons from other places doesn't seem cool, only brings animosity unless it's done to places with questionable administrations who don't give much thought to their userbase to focus on others. Despite the memes the other places seem lenient to the users if a bit attention whore at times, the exception for which this place was made is Smug's /vg/ but the main users there are used to that kind of filters and culture so seems pointless to attempt something. Don't think of it only in terms of the webring. There are very few people here and they are mostly aware of every active board on the site anyway so there's indeed no big point in shilling super hard. Sure we can snatch a few anons here and there, but the larger picture is just being identifiable enough so that stray anons from other places can find this board. Maybe some thread will get indexed for google search, maybe someone will link it somewhere, they may find other board and they browse through the catalog to find this place. Slowly people will siphon in if they can instantly understand what this board is. But if it's all cryptic as fuck most people won't even bother, I for instance don't check weird boards with names and descriptions I don't understand. >I know you didn't say anything related to it but imagine if i advertised to the angry in halfchan's /vg/ or /vr/? we possible could land 4 or 5 users but at what cost, if they shat on the other boards here like /christian/ or /k/ we would get immediate repercussions as we would be rumored to have brought them. It doesn't matter anon, everything is dead, imageboards are dead. What's the point of a board if nobody posts on it. It's impossible to have some activity and not expect occasional spam, that's how imageboards are. I'd rather have to deal with some shitposts once in a while but in the meantime actually talk to people about video games, than have a dead board with one other anon who will eventually disappear and than it's basically over. It's been 3 years, I haven't seen any significant spam or raid anywhere on the webring, even /b/s are barely alive. What you refer to with /k/ and /christian/ are like 2 people barely shitposting for a few days, it's absolutely nothing like what it's been on 8ch during its prime. Those days are long over, nobody even has the energy to spam here.
>>2216 >Just don't make it a default one I think we can only have a default one or none unless you paste it via settings. Otherwise i would've made more than one option. >most people are lazy fucks Sadly true but we got to start hitting them in the head at some point :^) >If even one anon reads it and finds the board this way, that's already good I guess you got a point, very well there we go then, i was going to do it anyways but at least know i do it with more confidence. The initial gracing period like my bud said in the beginning of this board has certainly passed. >at this point it doesn't matter Okay then, if we cause trouble to anon.cafe i will say this, i won't hesitate if they chop us down in an instant because we cannot risk being the reason other decent boards get the slap. So might as well check for other places as bunkers if something happens, no /v/ alternative has gone without being spammed and attacked other than Sports/v/ due to being allegedly founded by said spammer group and /vr/ because they lay very low. >I haven't seen any significant spam or raid anywhere on the webring You haven't seen enough then but i can understand that, let's hope even the special shitposting group is serene at this point of history within the webring.
i concur for removing the default theme it's kinda ugly
>>2212 I dont give a fuck about pph, a board that doesnt have any posts for a month is simply dead. But it all changed after I made that post so you're welcome.
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>>2319 >a board that doesnt have any posts for a month is simply dead Imagine being this new. Even back on 8ch a lot of boards outside of top 20 would often only get a few posts per month if not even less often. But they were still alive, 8ch was full of small communities. Ultimately not everyone has time to post everyday or even every week, though here's hoping this board continues to grow.
>>2323 Yes because /vg/ and julay/v/ were small niche boards with one or two posts a month huh? Don't be ridiculous. A vidya board needs some activity to stay alive. Julay/v/ had like 25 users and daily or at least weekly posts, that was perfect imo - of course that means nothing without quality posters, and I doubt there are many of them left unfortunately.
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Hey BO, can you also change tags since we're doing this more openly now? I think the way they are now they'll only confuse people.
>>2311 sadface.jpg Very well, what scheme or idea should we use? if someone makes one i don't mind implement it to test if people are okay with it. >>2360 Forgot about that, very well then.
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>>2325 >Yes because /vg/ and julay/v/ were small niche boards with one or two posts a month huh? Imagine being this new. That's exactly what /vg/ was before somebody namedropped it in a /v/ feud and an exodus happened.
>>2367 Just use yotsuba b anon, no need to change perfection
should we try hosting something?
>>2368 You keep posting these cats everywhere, don't think i don't notice you popping up on every site on the webring and 8moe
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>>2405 Never posted on moe even once, or much elsewhere. Failed cope, try again. also >going to moe It's all clear now.
>>2407 >>2405 Samefagging mohammadean dogs, why don't you accept christ you filthy saracens?
>>2408 what did he mean by this?
>>2367 i was implying using the defualt one anon. CSS are gay anyway.
What's the deal with this place?
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>>2414 It's a good place.
BO, you alive?
B-BO?
>>3022 Is that you BO?
>>3024 Part of me yes, life's rough but we are still kicking, at least i post more often and clean some spam, for some reason phony link bot threads reappeared a day or two ago. Can i help you
>>3027 Oh thank God, I thought you left us for good. Seeing those owner inactive ghosts on the boards page made me nervous.
BO, want me to take over? (vol, original idea goy). Now is a critical time, wouldn't do good for the board to be stuck in an ownerless limbo if anything happens.
>>3030 Relax buddy, if anything happens to me the default action for the admins is to give it to one of the vols unless someone claims it, in this case you are the only one. And i agree so having said that in written form you are the one if i don't ever return for some war/shit-hits-the-fan/VAIDs reason, unless you want to do something with a BO power? i am open to hear, i haven't changed the CSS mainly because no one threw me a bone with another CSS theme and i want to filter darkthemephobics that don't know about the theme button in the top bar :^)
>>3031 Nah I just worry something might happen when we're in a BOless state is all.
>>3031 I'm probably the only one who likes this CSS
>>3033 It does grow on you, nice color scheme.
This CSS is dogshit I just switch to Yotsuba B every time I'm here, unreadable mess
>>3031 >because no one threw me a bone with another CSS theme Just use yotsuba. >i want to filter darkthemephobics that don't know about the theme button in the top bar We can't afford to filter anyone. There is a tomorrow dark theme already if somebody wants to use it. The problem isn't with the darkness of the CSS but that it's just ugly and hard to read. Also it's completely broken on phones.
>>3033 We are two now :^) >>3035 >unreadable mess why, i still don't get it, is it the contrast levels? >>3038 >We can't afford to filter anyone I want to agree but someone who cannot click two times or doesn't want to lurk to know it might not seem like a constant poster to begin with BUT clicking two times every single time he comes by is another story, i would suppose those browser options save over time but i might be wrong unless they use private window for some reason. That constant clicking at every visit is my only gripe with this theme if it is so, i wouldn't know as i don't change it nor close my browser at all. >Also it's completely broken on phones. >Phoneposting Come on now, phoneposters are not human but i will entertain the idea, it breaks due to the wood squares in the left? or is it something else?
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>>3042 >why The blue text on blue background is stressing on the eyes. The reply window is even more blue on blue and even harder to see. The orange of 'Anonymous' and 'No.' is butt ugly and jars with green an blue in an ugly way that's stressing on eyes also. The floating Top panel is barely visible and blends into posts. The CSS window hangs in the middle annoyingly and obstructs posts. Anon, it's just a mess of a theme. It's nothing like the tomorrow dark theme that's well thought out. Don't take it personal or anything, it's just ugly. No need to defend the theme tho, just change it to yotsuba, it's gonna be better this way. >Come on now, phoneposters are not human Nobody said anything about posting. When I'm away at work I browse on phone and it's completely unusable, forcing me to fuck about with trying to switch the theme on a phone.
If you wanna dark theme just make tomorrow the default one, I implore you.
>>3044 For the love of me i still cannot see the big deal, i consider myself with bad eyes but i see everything perfectly clear, the CSS window in my case also hangs comfortably in the top bar, perhaps resolution problems are at hand there along with bad CSS code somewhere. Very well, i am going to appease you and your lurking at work antics because it costs me nothing, hope the (very) few who liked the theme understand but there's always the CSS tab in the Settings menu up in the bar so they can paste the theme they like. >If you wanna dark theme just make tomorrow the default one I am going to use Yotsuba B as instructed and because i think someone else did want that one too as default.
>>3046 Thanks BO.
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horrible light theme for a vidya board :/
>>3058 best theme
>didn't have to change the CSS when I came here I am glad
I really enjoyed the CSS gave off a comfy vibe, people can't be bothered to post unless it's to try to make the BO cave in to their demands and anecdotes, and look at that, it worked. Now it's just like all the other /v/'s except even slower. Meh.
>>3066 Oh yeah, it's the ugly CSS that was the only good part about this place! Give me a break. Nobody cares about CSS, neither 8vg nor jula/v/ had any unique CSS. Now everything is at least easily readable and there's nothing to complain about on that front. Go post about vidya if you want the board to be faster, be the change you want to see.
>>3066 Yeah i really don't like seeing the place like any other board and i tried to stall it but there's 2 or 3 anons really wanting the light look/not the CSS so welp, board should be a matter of all of us rather than only a BO. Now 2 (or 3?) of us have to wait for someone to make a custom CSS that's better. Also we are not that many and the numbers kinda fit around the anons posting (5 to 7) so i trusted it's not outsiders wanting to fuck around just for the sake of it like it happened back in the old place when the BO had that silly thing around the news thread or not, phoneposters reading in heavily illuminated offices or not. >>3067 >Nobody cares about CSS I disagree, it makes a place stand out immediately although for good or bad reasons, you might say it's a cheap tactic but it gives a special touch if done in a way the majority agrees to. Also somewhat conditions some users to remember where they are and to post in a different way, or at least that's what i feel when i go to certain places, like /retro/ for example. >be the change you want to see. Can he convince the BO to put the CSS back in :^)?
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>>3068 The problem with CSSs is that most people don't like them and switch to Yitsubas anyway. Yotsuba B was the default 8ch look so it's appealing to many people for that reason. And also it's just optimal in every possible category. I'm not against a CSS but it has to be something well thought out or just copied from somewhere. Speaking of, 8/vg/ did have somewhat of a unique look, it looked like this. What do anons think, we can go with this again.
Maybe there's a compromise to be made? Yotsuba plus the old color scheme (with issues like contrast being fixed of course) might be a good mix.
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>>3070 Nah, it'll likely be just as contentious. However, customizing Yotsuba might not be a bad idea. For instance, I was thinking about board mascot and using Yuko from the Valis game series. Maybe putting her in the background kind of like how /animu/ does. And maybe something else of the sort, to give the board look a bit of a unique spin.
>one retard doesnt like the css >changing to yotsuba or tomorrow is 2 clicks >but no lets just force the BO remove it lol Bravo
>>3073 >one sure thing, buddy
>>3066 >just like all the other /v/'s except slower >the only reason he came here was for the custom CSS You are an embarrassment.
>>3069 While I prefer yotsuba and would probably switch back to it, this is probably a fine default
>>3073 I couldn't read this fucking board with the blue theme without hurting my eyes, it basically made the board require javascript because it was unusable without switching the theme.
*the dark blue theme
>>3099 >it basically made the board require javascript >Not just switching the theme The hyperboles are starting to make me believe this was a psyop, just switch the theme you neurotic yid
>>3105 >having to switch the theme every time How about you switch to the ugly theme every time and leave yotsuba the fuck alone
>>3105 I've literally avoided using the board outside of replying to posts I see from the frontpage because the CSS made it not worth scrolling over the index. If you're aiming for a cyber style then you'd have light (usually green or white) text on the dark background, not some low contrast nightmare. >switch the theme There's no such thing, mistah cattle-kun. If you mean roll your own CSS/use a text browser that has it's own formatting then sure, >you could do that.
>>3108 >Not wanting to use the default Yotsuba theme is being cattle Do you even proof read before posting?
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>>3110 Running every executable on the internet makes you cattle, yes >Do you even proof read before posting? You've abused quote formatting to imply I've made a claim that appears nowhere in this thread or any other, so perhaps you're just projecting your own dyslexia. Pic related is how the topbar appears to ~90% of users. If you're keeping a persistent session and running random executable code you're not just cattle, but a literal lobotomite that's been hit with the stun gun already.
>>3112 So allowing custom CSS makes me cattle, i take you don't browse boards with custom themes then and also discourage anyone from doing so >Pic related is how the topbar appears to ~90% of users I haven't seen that mentioned by anyone, it doesn't seem the case by the two different caps around here
>>3112 the icons show up as small boxes. that's odd. is this a firefox issue?
>>3113 <If I keep misquoting him maybe someone will miss that fact that I'm obviously wrong! Allowing the entire internet to run javascript on your machine makes you cattle and a cumdump for middle aged indian men. I don't use boards that require js, for obvious reasons (obvious to everyone on the planet other than you, maybe). If a site is gimped without js then I'll use it less. You can't really expect a site with a black/black layout that's been spammed everywhere like a patchchan to have new users not expect it to be a tired circlejerk between 2-3 dramafags. Whining and hitting the ground when the majority of standing users say the borderline unusable CSS is shit doesn't really dispel that illusion to anyone checking the frontpage either. >>3115 It's a font issue. This is basically stock TBB (maybe actually stock TBB now that they edit config settings like js directly), which is the development target for imageboards since it's what any retard will pick up and use. The characters aren't in the list of fonts that firefox ESR 91 comes with and for obvious reasons nobody's out here downloading every font some asshole pushes on you.
>>3120 >Trying to pink text At least now we know you are not a local >Misquoting I am just using your own words and the last one isn't even aggressively used, just a mere quote to point out the context for the next comment like i am going to do next >the majority of standing users say the borderline unusable CSS is shit Again you have no proof like the "90% of users can't see the top bar well", so far this seems like a polarizing issue with clearly two sides just as vocal, i can make a supposition and count 3 in a place and 2 or maybe also 3 in another. That clearly is not "majority of standing users" you stupid cunt, go ahead and make the same exercise, or not and just hang from a libre tree
FWIW I think custom CSS can help with board personality (and potentially put people in the right mindset to post better), Yotsuba isn't a bad theme but it's so burned into our retinas it would be nice to have something that's unique without sacrificing readability.
>>3124 Personally I'm tired of seeing Yotsuba B on every board. The problem is that it just werks and usually when someone tries to make custom board CSS it ends up either very ugly or less readable or both.
>>3134 So let's use Futaba >>3069 It's basically the same as Yotsuba but not Yotsuba.
>>3144 I concur, Futaba is pretty nice.

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