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ranchant Board owner 01/11/2022 (Tue) 05:39:12 No. 13 [Reply]
/meta/ is for discussion pertaining to wapchan itself. please do not use this as a "random" or otherwise off topic board. thank you!

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Spring Update + April Events ranchan Admin 03/24/2022 (Thu) 03:15:12 No. 203 [Reply] [Last]
Hello everyone! First off, I want to thank everyone who came to the second watch p/ar/ty, even if ended up being sort of a mess. Truth was I was super busy for a few weeks and planned on being free that Saturday for the stream, but had to leave after a while since I had other stuff to attend to. In the future there shouldn't be any more incidents like some of the videos having italian subs (didn't have time to check all of them). At the end of the day though it was pretty good, and I'd like to give special thanks to our good friends from heyuri for promoting the event on their site and being such good sports about it all. We'll be collaborating with them more in the future for sure. Now for the events planned for April (I have been taking it easy the past few days since i'm done flying around all over the place for the year, so hope the radio silence wasn't too bad) >Documentary watch p/ar/ty This will be on 4/2 and feature the videos from >>>/ar/877 (plus any other suggestions, always found this stuff real interesting) >Retro game night This will be on 4/16, where i'll startup a old FPS server (probably quake or ut99) and frag the night away. >Game Adaptation watch p/ar/ty This will be on 4/30 and feature the suggestions from >>>/ar/891 (plus any other suggestions) May will probably feature an event similar in concept to the 4chan cup, still working out the details on that one Now for some other events running through spring: >Mascot contest I'll put up a post about this in the next few days, but i'll be starting up a contest to design mascots, both for the site as a whole and each board. While we've used a few anime girls to represent this place, I feel it's important that this site has its own identity, and mascots are a big part of that (especially since our friends at heyuri have a nice one). This will probably run through the months of April and May, with the winners being decided by June 1st. >Fireside chats I was going to do one beforehand, but I'd like to do these pretty frequently to stay in touch with all you wapnons, so on these days I'll be on the IRC (probably at the usual watch p/ar/ty times)

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>>404 nice
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Just a reminder that the game adaptation watch p/ar/ty is today at 15:00 UTC! We'll be starting with the salamander OVA, here's the link as always: https://cytu.be/r/wapparty
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>>424 Did it get pushed back?
>>425 yeah, unfortunately i was unexpectedly busy in the morning. stream will happen tomorrow
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Hope things have been going well for you all. I've been busy with finals for a while but now that i'm free I thought I would give a few updates on the site. >Mod applications are now open Visit https://www.wapchan.org/.static/pages/staffapply.html for more information. >The mascot contest will begin pushed back to allow the following events to occur without too much going on at once (it will happen and you're free to submit ideas in the meantime) >The Wappies Inspired by the failed /a/ tournament, this is going to be a full on tournament to among other things decide who will be the first Wap-kun and Wap-chan, the most popular /ar/ related guy and girl respectively decided by popular choice, as well as some other categories. Will probably start sometime this week and run for a month. And the main content of this post... >The Wapchan Summer Games This is something i've been thinking of for a while. This is going to be a contest of sorts among the boards of this site and potentially the other friendly sites as well. Some of these will use sports simulators with board related characters being the players on the teams (probably hockey and baseball), and some of these will be actual competitions between community members in online games. This will start in June and run all throughout the summer. That's the bulk of the summer plans for around here at least for now. More events may come down the line.

Hosting an /a/ tournament anon 05/13/2022 (Fri) 22:25:34 No. 438 [Reply]
Hello, would this site possibly be willing to host an /a/ tournament? We're discussing it here https://boards.4chan.org/a/thread/237700739 but have concerns the jannies will ruin it.
>>438 id be willing to host, sounds fun.
>>439 Please run the tournament, OP of the thread was outed as a frogposting faggot

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BBS anon 05/04/2022 (Wed) 15:53:07 No. 433 [Reply]
How in the loving hell do I access the BBS? I've found a browser applet for it but I don't know what port to use. 23 doesn't work. what do?
Just write `telnet bbs.wapchan.org` in your terminal emulator.
>>434 The hell's a "full real name" anonfren?
>>433 The telnet link doesn't work sometimes and the browser version is actually broken since I never got the certificate to work over https, so manually executing the telnet command seems to work best >>435 Those are just the default new user values in Syncronet. I always figured people would put in dummy data, but I went in and disabled all of them besides the initial username/alias http://wiki.synchro.net/faq:misc#new_user_questions
Edited last time by ranchant on 05/04/2022 (Wed) 22:53:06.
>>436 ty fren, wapchan seems max comfy as I'm a big fan of retro mecha (and mecha in general) Too bad for the user, I'd actually like to make a permanent account on the BBS. Learn to post like it was the 90s all over again,

jannies anon 01/15/2022 (Sat) 13:56:30 No. 33 [Reply]
even when this site is still quite slow and small, you should think about hiring some jannies; case in point the most recent /ar/ thread
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>>41 cheese pizza
>>35 just so you know, i would like to be a jannie, because i can see the dark clouds on the horizon and i really dont like it.
>>33 Adding onto this, latest post on /ar/ seemed to be someone advertising some sketchy stuff. Was up for 74 minutes by the time of this post (and still up) and if ranchan is the only one who can delete it, he may want to add a mod or two to keep stuff like that under control.
>>430 I will be recruiting a few mods this month, now that the sites getting a bit of traffic, since we do seem to get advertising spam fairly regularly and the site seems to be most active when I'm typically sleeping. More on that to come, I've deleted & banned the post in question.
>>430 Where do these people even come from?

anon 04/30/2022 (Sat) 20:57:32 No. 427 [Reply]
Hey mod. When will Saucenao be integrated?
>>427 Now! (this was pretty easy to implement)
>>428 Appreciated dawg!

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anon 04/28/2022 (Thu) 20:58:06 No. 417 [Reply]
I wish things were a little less slow around here...
Talk about the site in other places to draw more people in
>>417 It'll be like that for a while I guess, even if this altchan does get a lot more users I do wonder if there will be a limit to what we can discuss if we keep it to a certain time period. Not saying we should change the dates by any means, but I do wonder if we'll basically see the exact same kind of conversations in around 2-3 years over the same shows? Enjoy wapchan while it's slow and positive anyhow, I doubt I've seen that many arguments or negativity in general beyond a few posts. Never know when it'll start to look more like a Pre-2000's thread on /a/.
>>420 I think it would be good for the board to branch out into other topics over time. This place has already proven itself to be a much comfier alternative to a lot of other boards out there, so discussing stuff that isn't specifically retro or anime related would be fine for me. I'm just happy to be able to come to a cozy chunk of the web and have a good time.
>>420 You could encourage people to watch more shows. I figure people willing to branch out to altchans would be willing to try other shows they otherwise wouldn't have come across.

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Technical issues thread ranchan Admin 01/30/2022 (Sun) 20:32:47 No. 64 [Reply] [Last]
I know multiple wapnons have been having issues with replying and other aspects of the site. I mainly use arch and firefox, so if you could say >what the problem is >operating system >browser >extensions that you may think contribute then I could test accordingly and hopefully fix these issues. If you can't reply at all then send a message to admin@wapchan.org with your issues.
Edited last time by ranchant on 01/30/2022 (Sun) 20:37:28.
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>>164 you mind putting that file on catbox so i can try to fix whats going on?
>>166 for some reason this file causes the database to spike to 100% cpu usage and crash, probably because its both a complex file and wapchan runs on very low end hardware currently (i had no idea if this site would succeed so this is running on a vps with 724mb ram single core, plan on moving to a better specced server soon enough when the traffic warrants it) i deleted the post so people cant attack the server by spamming it
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>>169 huh, weird. Yeah, best it gets deleted in that case. Congrats on this site getting some traction by the way, it's really good so far.
I get 403 Forbidden when I try to post on the textboard.
>>419 Should be fixed now, just forgot to fix the permissions after the server move.

Greetings from https://www.mootxi.co! Deus 04/25/2022 (Mon) 01:55:48 No. 406 [Reply]
I come to formally introduce ourselves to the WapChan community as a response to our IRC discussion to your greeting and introduction on our site. We are an imageboard born of the honest fun that once dominated the Internet. We rejects the current ironic culture (cringe/based, etc..) of the Internet and instead aim for a more traditional, oldschool approach that we think the Internet is desperately in need of right now. Following our discussions, we will be adding a link to your site on our site and will gladly participate in your future events should we be invited. We are not many right now but hopefully we can both grow to a respectable size together as one in the near future. We look forward to collaborating with WapChan! With honest respect -Mootxico staff
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>>406 very nice to welcome you around here from one like minded site to another >will gladly participate in your future events should we be invited you are always welcome to come to our events, we post them here https://cal.wapchan.org/ let's get comfy together, friends!
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>>410 Sure!
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get COCKed lol!
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>>413 Lol funny The [s4s] Longcat collage square I drew when she died had one in it, along with the sky king.

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anon 04/27/2022 (Wed) 10:31:05 No. 414 [Reply]
Hello, wapchan, 2kind.moe here! Nobody had any issues with becoming friends. Our site is well... kind! We like to take it easy over there. We welcome most topics, so long as discussion remains civil. While we don't have any rules about it, our users don't care for the modern imageboard user. /kind/ might not be as big as it once was, but you won't find such a dedicated userbase anywhere else! Hopefully this introduction is satisfactory. I'll add you to our friends page.
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>>414 thanks for receiving us warmly, friend. i personally just really liked the tone of your board, we could use more of those kinds of places on the modern net. i've added you to our friendly sites page as well, hope to see you all around in the future!