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Can Internet be fixed? Can a bit of its old charm be taken back? Or is already done for?

Even imageboards seem to be in decay


This is and always was the inevitable fate of the internet.


gopher net


First time here lol


>Can Internet be fixed?
not with another shitty brainfart thread like this


We can't, mainly because people are idiots, but we can mantain what's left for us.


I really liked trolling all over webspace back in the day. It starts upsetting me now when the folks I'm baiting in a game chat or something else just give the same canned responses along the lines of "woooow," "really my guy?" Or "oof, you're toxic," in the same droning, monotonous voice, seemingly endemic to anyone born after 1995. It's not like they're not mad either, because they keep responding, when they can simply mute me.
I swear everyone on Earth is zonked out on some mood suppressant now, thus making the internet that much more vapid and boring.


Trolling is a lost art. Too many people are dead inside, just report you and go to the next match made game. No one has any investment in anything except their ranking so you're never getting another BALLS OF STEEL. The only avenue to troll any more is something like VR chat but it's so full of trannies you couldn't even troll there any more. What are you going to say 'You will never be a succubus' and they have a mild freak out and say nothing interesting?

Discord voice chat removed almost all wild voice chatting. Maybe if you tried trolling on consoles you would have more success but they may ban your console from online and you're losing your subscription and possibly games too.


>"woooow," "really my guy?" Or "oof, you're toxic,"
I find the way zoomers talk so fucking irritating. I must be old.


Nah you're just a posing faggot.


Its honestly hard to Believe For me that memes Are dead. I mean innocent little things like ISHYGDDT posting 11 years ago. Theres none of that now. Are they gone For good?


Memes aren't dead you just out aged meme culture. Memes today are all on tiktok and since you never use it you have no idea WTF the memes are.


Nostalgia is just a faulty part of perception


Something like meshnet once things really kick off. But really most non-garbage places will be populated by a dwindling number of old farts and the few young souls who get to witness the twilight.

They're mostly just watered down ib or twatter shit. It's even gayer than reddit was, literally given the userbase.



Nono I mean memes on 4chan


Of course but that's where Meme culture went. The retarded cunts dancing with text over is the new advice dog. They replace generic dog/raptor/penguin with themselves dancing. It's the exact same format used the same way as advice animals. It's advice slut/pedoss if you will.

4chan is nothing but bots and one word replies. The place is entirely worthless now and it's pointless going there. Reddit is unironically superior because you can post anonymous with vpns there while 4chan forces clear net no VPN and you get banned for saying obvious shit as "off topic" is a universal catch all for I don't like something.


>utter horse shit

Memes, at least memes like they were in SA, 4chan and a million other forums back in the web 2.0 days, were inside jokes that formed organically that were sometimes impenetrable to sub-forums or sub-boards on the same website.

Meme nowadays are "what is currently trending?".


>Reddit is unironically superior because you can post anonymous with vpns there
Reddit could unironically eclipse 4chan if it wasn't for the "up-vote/down-vote" system.


Reddit does eclipse 4chan. 4chan's only purpose any more is to be a place to leak things. There's almost no reason to ever go on 4chan.

I 3D print stuff and 4chan was for about six months a great place to find pirate files. There was a spat between tripfags who ran an off site archive and both left the site. As soon as it was discovered telegram channels has piracy for just about everything the 3d print general lost 90% of it's traffic and all that's left is fags posting porn prints. That's how relevant 4chan is today. It's got nothing but losers jerking off to everything and 1 word replies. I don't like reddit or facebook but at least I can go there and get answers to questions.



I hate this stuff like telegram and discord because it is new and I don't want to learn new shit, but I do like that the internet is shifting away from centralized sites. Telegram and discord channels are like IRC back in the day.


Oof, Really my guy? You're toxic.


Expect for the fact reddit is even more retarded and insufferable than 4chan.


Said the drug addict shop lifter calling good people cultists for not wanting thieves around them


neither of them are decentralized, although telegram is more lax


You absolutely do not sound like good person at all.
And if you are fully okay with govt stealing from you, then its okay for to others to steal from you.
Simple as.


The only way to fix internet is to remove normalfags and goverment from it.
But otherwise no and yes indeed, it feels like internet finally died or soon will.


Ah yes bring back trolling which is the best part of the internet. Are you serious? That shit got boring years ago, maybe try something new


Yes let's start with you, good bye!



It's permanently broken, even if for some inexplicable reason normalfags jumped off the internet.


the truth pill is that everyone itt has a different idea of what internet "used to be" that no one else shares


That applies to everything. Everyone lives their own subjective reality, and no two humans ever experience things the same way.


except there are internet historians and documentaries on how it used to be before the 90s isp's seized everything, pre normalfag internet.


>internet historians
Anyway, no one is saying the internet didn’t change, just that individual users have different experiences of the past internet.


Why do you choose to be mean?


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Why do you choose to be a bitch?


computer users are not the same as computer hobbyists, 90s aol and early 2000s 4chan screams newfag


Answer my initial inquiry before assuming I will pay any further attention to you, worm.


I don't get this idealism around computer technology. I understand being nostalgic in a broader sense, like when I was younger it did not suck as much and everything was peachy yadda yadda, but the internet and computers were for control and surveillance from inception. What is there to 'reclaim'? Remove governments and corporations? That's so naive it is sad.


With corporate and political domination of the modern internet, it is inevitable that some super autist will create the first usable decentralized web that is not only a Wild West but also so difficult to use that normal scum and roasties will not bother with it


'net has always been pozzed but it used to be for college-aged middle class whites who could not only afford a computer but had the free time to be on it on day when it wasnt tied to daily life as it is now
ever since the iphone the barrier of entry has gotten lower and lower, now everybody is on the internet. there's no natural filtering or quality control anymore. there are blacks posting on wizchan on their iphones right now.


Shut up, predditor


wake up and look around you.
a majority of the world has over 500 hours of watch time on TikTok, some of them are even on this website and repost the videos here unironically.
when the entire world is looking at retarded whores and niggers doing gay dances as their primary form of entertainment, i think it's time to accept that the world is over and done for, not just the internet. down's syndrome has won.

i'm completely alone in a world of mindless frankenstein nigger golems that smoke themselves retarded, pathologically obsess over succubi, spend 60% of their monthly pay on a car, worship black people, watch advertisements for fun, unironically enjoy minimum wage work and take it very seriously and play primal mind games with their coworkers, and a good portion of the world jacks off to murder and rape. They're all enemies of love, and they laugh and make jokes about animals dying.

and your down's syndrome Welcome to the NHK picture is no better. utter normalfaggot tripe. "just go outside bro" tier platitudes stretched into several hours. A normalfaggot protagonist with a normalfaggot plot. It should be banned here, but so should a lot of things. Extreme gatekeeping is what made this site great, and relaxing on gatekeeping is what's now making this site shit.


I agree with you on some parts but you shouldn’t pretend you’re too good for everything.


>and they laugh and make jokes about animals dying.
Bullshit. Normies on the internet will have more compassion towards a dog than to that asocial creep (wiz)


Smart phones brought the internet to the third world as well. There is an immense amount of third worlders shitting every where up now. Websites like Reddit and facebook are majority third worlders


today on /pol/ jr


No, the internet is dead. Smart phones and a mass influx of succubi destroyed the internet forever.


Only some parts of your post are correct.


Bump we need to save the internet


I think webrings and certain low volume imageboards are nice.
Though even such imageboards unfortunately still have some of the crap wash in from crab sites, 4chan, reddit, etc.


Meme culture isn't dead, it is just that I outgrew it. Young people are still making memes, but I find them absolutely garbage and unfunny because I am not as carefree as I was when I was younger.

Troll culture in gaming is completely dead, though, but is that really a bad thing? 4chan embraced the trolls and now it is just a cesspool of trolls trolling each other.


I bought a happy meal a year or two ago just to find out what they're like these days. They didn't even have games on the box. They're training the children to be bored!


The BK kids meal tie-in with Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back was the most impressive fast food promotion I've ever seen. It made me really want to buy BK multiple days in a row just to get the toys and I have to say that I now have a lot of nostalgia for the taste of their burger patties. Gonna sound soy as fuck, but I wish so badly that they would run that promotion again. The toys, the metal card things, the sheets of cards with movie blurbs or something… Can't recall anything coming close to that level.


>Gonna sound soy as fuck
it doesn't and you didn't have to say that anyhow


I'm not sure which era you're referring to, but the answer regardless is no.


Grown men buying kids meals for the toys is pretty lame, but I agree soy is a shitty meme word.


I think its only possible with powerful magic and sacrifices of normalfags.


Only way internet can be fixed is by building a new one. One of you should try to implement Xanadu


Grown men buying kid's toys *is* lame. And that's fine. It was our thing no matter how lame it was to the normalfags.

The problem is the normalfags have encroached on and occupied geekdom, and are doing the same things we were socially destroyed for AND on top of that are getting rewarded for it.

This soy meme is sort of a scorched earth and resentment and a dose of self-loathing rolled into one concept.


> Grown men buying kid's toys *is* lame. And that's fine. It was our thing no matter how lame it was to the normalfags.
No I meant it was lame because McDonald’s toys are pretty subpar. If you’re gonna buy a toy then just go buy a good one without buying some shitty fast food.

It’s actually strange to me how socially acceptable it’s become though. I had a brony friend a while back and he was looked down upon for buying the MLP toy meals, fast forward about ten years and every normalfag and their mother started buying kids meals for the Pokémon cards and everyone was just totally okay with it.


I really don't think this guy thinks he is too good for everything, that just sounds like more bullshit. People can be frustrated with the world and complain about it and also choose to not participate. We're a little past the point of CHOICE as this nigger-mindset is literally taking over the world thanks to the net.


>"just go outside bro" tier platitudes
sorry you got filtered dude
The main theme in NHK is people find comfort in lies and things they can use to distract themselves from their own failures and how horrible their lives are, but this just makes their life worse and makes them a horrible person. You have to face your misery and issues and not seek comfort in lies to have anything improve.

This is established and demonstrated in all the sub themes and mini arcs: mouse road, the mmo, them making a game, pornography, conspiracy theories, a bit with psychology/religion, psychedelic drugs, and having inflated views of people.
This is a great scene that
shows him getting high and coming up with a bunch of stuff after yamazaki leaves and recognizing he is helpless to actually do anything about it
Another one, that's pretty explicit. The part with him dreaming about being fed then waking up eating trash is pretty direct as well.

Whole idea of the show if so long as you are taking comfort in lies you and your life will keep degrading and you have confront it and be direct in dealing with them to have anything good happen. Ie. him and misaki just being open and honest then holding eachother hostage as the ending.

The lyrics from the big song welcome to loneliness also emphasize this theme.

like my dreams are a tent I'm turning inside out
the pattern made of happier times becomes plain and boring again
just like paper rots and turns yellow
all my words freeze up inside this machine
knock knock knock
embracing a silent space,
hitting the walls uselessly,
leaving everything unsaid
embracing the pitch black night sky,
traveling into the boundless universe…
welcome to loneliness
knock knock knock
>emphasis here
overflowing with the heartbreak of our fantasies
a flood in my mouth and ears and eyes;
the all-pervasive media is soaked up by my brain
knock knock knock
because of the loss of gravity
I realize my empty uselessness…
welcome to loneliness

It's a sad but optimistic song, recognizing how pathetic and alone you are but at least finally seeing past the BS you can do something.


it's still moralistic tripe nonetheless, as are all coming of age stories


The main theme is pretty big in most existentialist philosophers/literature, you're free to not get into it but it is pretty fertile ground for getting some psychological and philosophical insights. It does this better then the majority, more consistently and in a way that effects the whole work then most books, anime, movies etc. One of the rare examples where you can tell everyone working on it were very committed to making it a good work as a whole and viewed the ideas as important. (The music, art, structure of the show, all the characters are all intentional and working together to help bring across the main idea. It's a work of high integrity in that sense at least.)

You're free to not like it that can be for a bunch of reasons but denigrating it as tripe or just a coming of age story is just you being dense (I mean it is not a coming of age story). Very few works especially in anime even attempt to do what it has let alone accomplish it as well. The fact so many people get so much out of it even though it's dealing with a somewhat complex abstract moral/psychological point shows it's at least done pretty well. I assume you just don't like it because it's somewhat popular and you feel like it's reducing you to a character you don't think actually fits or something, which is gay to care about and a very shallow and self-centered way of approaching art.


>Welcome to the NHK

lol fuck you, viewing NHK from an /r9k/ perspective it's a complete fantasy. A 18yo succubus appears out of the blue to latch onto the protagonist? Not to mention the succubus he had sex with in high school.


>Internet is bigger than ever
>Yet is dead as ever

Really makes you think.


NHK fucking sucks and people who think it's some deep philosophical work are pretentious retards


imo the old internet still exist, just tuck away under newer stuff



Well yeah of course. Its escapism


wait, anime isn't real? wtf man you just ruined my day.


Normalfags and jews ruin everything.
They are shitmidases.


Nope, the other anon was completely right. Go onto r/bettereveryloop, a normie website or GIFs and mp4s that get better with each loop. Its all jus the suffering of animals and male humans, probably enjoyed by mostly females, and some male normies.


I literally just went to that subreddit to check and the first page is nothing but cute animals. There's 0 harm in any of these gifs.


my personal experience as for IBs go, normals took over a few that I frequented over the years and I literally physically cannot bear to visit anymore. another problem is that the quality is getting lower no matter what because the average person is getting dumber. maybe you'd think that about my post too.


>itt crabs complaining about not being spoon-fed
If you don't provide value, expect none in return


"The tragedy lies in the eyes of those who behold it"

Winter needs no fixation. Some fruits only grow with their exact season and that's all.
>"be thankful cause it happened instead of crying because blah blah blah"


>Reddit is unironically superior
Then go back to reddit, you fucking redditor


nothing but dumb ass puns and unfunny jokes on reddit sorry


Ah, but imageboards are the paradigm of comedy. Let me post my 40th wojak and make my 10,000th tranny joke.


you're totally wrong. I can scan 4chan archives and find huge volumes of topical information using certain keywords. If I try doing that on leddit I get extremely niche poorly informed discussions on mainstream topics. If I ask a question on leddit I'm guaranteed to get little pertinent information better than a cursory google search, even on the subject matter interest subs.

These people are literally cattle. Their worldview is formed by reacting to years of mainstream media concern troll articles spammed by shills on highly controlled subs. They know no secret information; their best aggregators are shut down invariably and the niche communities have almost nobody posting. Whereas the shitposts on 4chains accumulates into a sentient hivemind with vast knowledge leddit is so tightly controlled the only hivemind going on are msm talking points. Fuck reddit, you have to go back


no comedy is actually better than reddit humor. i would rather have dry autistic wikipeida articles


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Just went and checked again. Starting from the top we have
- a neat little wheel thing
- a clip from star trek
- a shark with a cool looking mouth
- someone knitting their noodle with chopstick
- a kid getting knocked over by a luggage cart
- a dog rolling in snow
- a cat popping a bubble
Need I go on? I guess you could call the kid getting knocked down "suffering" but he doesn't even cry.


You intentionally skipped a cat falling off a roof and a child + dog hurting themselves.
Let's pretend that wasn't intentional
>a kid getting knocked over by a luggage cart
this would still undermine the other posts, proving my point


What you mean this cat falling off a roof? where he immediately rights himself and lands safely on his feet?

Just take the loss friend. There's no shortage of mean spirited subreddits, but you went looking in the worst one for evidence. Go check r/leopardsatemyface or publicfreakout if you want evidence that the normos are out to torture you.


>Go check r/leopardsatemyface or publicfreakout if you want evidence that the normos are out to torture you.
Still proves normos are evil. Because they are. Anyways, happy new years man.


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Happy new years, get off this site and do something fun. I think we both need it.


I wish I had something better to do than to use this site, lol


Start by looking what to do


what if i dont do anything because i lack inspiration and motivation and so i do a local minimum of energy


Well you dont need motivation/inspiration to do things, just pick something you think you could be good at, yes, and try

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