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News Thread

I redid the front page/top of board news to be pulled from threads, so all future site news will be posted here. Feel free to give feedback/responses , since only staff posts will be shown on the front page.

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/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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radio broken!!

Please fix the stupid ssl cert on the radio (or ideally just remove it completely you don't need ssl on a radio stream)

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Hey ranchan, I can't report threads. When I try to solve the captcha it says a captcha is 6 letters long as error even though I input it right and in fact input 6 letters.

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How do you think we're gonna get more traffic around here?

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Hello anons of wapchan! We have been under attack from automated spam for a while now, and I'm not always around to clean it up myself. If you want to keep this board comfy, tidy and captcha-free, consider applying for staff and help make wapchan the best retro board there is!

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Rules are broken for some reason Pic related

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Create /touhou/ perhaps /2hu/ or even /th/, right now

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Hello, wapchan, 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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why is it called wapchan?

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empty thread test


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IRC certificate seems to be expired according to my bouncer. >( [disconnected]: connection error: failed to register: failed to read message: x509: certificate has expired or is not yet valid: current time is after 2022-06-29T00:25:04Z

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pre fortress update server pls

update pre fortress server pls (game got update)

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Text size is too small on the catalog on this board's "style"

subject line and no, I will never change the style.

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Why are wapchan anons so shy? When some anon makes a thread I often see a lot of replies shortly after, but people hesitate to make their own thread for some reason. Go ahead and make threads about stuff you want to discuss and if there is no board for that talk to ranchan my friends.

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Fall Update

Now that September has rolled around, I figure it's about time we'd have another update. Here's whats on the table: >New board approval We're planning on adding a few more boards for certain topics >/cor/ - retro western animation and comics >/tech/ - technology and associated gadgetry >/vr/ - old games, but better than 4/vr/ As always I'll run a poll just to see if people generally like these ideas, if so I'll probably add them over the weekend >Game server restructuring I'm going to overhaul the game servers. Currently planning to remove most of the extra sourcemod servers besides one of each game, just because they've been empty for months. In their place I'll be adding a TF2 server that runs many of the same sourcemod plugins and (finally) a minecraft server, notably on beta 1.7.3 (peak minecraft IMO). We may add another game if there's sufficient interest. This will all be setup sometime this month when I have time. >Community expansion This isn't a new topic but since we had some discussion on it recently I though I'd bring it up again. While I do run a bit of a personal social media presence now for youtube and twitter, those of course aren't directly related to wapchan (topics are sorta related), so I was wondering how the community would feel about a social media presence for the site itself. Maybe a project related to the site? >Streams Planning on doing a stream sometime soon ish. I know I haven't done one in ages so send some ideas over. That's all I've got for now. Keep it real wap.

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Minecraft server thread

I am pleased to announce that the Wapchan Minecraft server is now open! This is running on beta 1.7.3 (peak minecraft), and for the most part there aren't many rules, but try to keep the place looking decent and don't just come on and smash stuff. We're trying to keep things comfy, after all. Recommended launcher is , since it does not require a microsoft account (this server is cracked). Additional info can be found at IP is

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we should do a secret santa

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Wapchan Game Servers

This is a thread to discuss the wapchan game servers. These are currently for the source mods Open Fortress, Pre Fortress 2, and Team Fortress 2 Classic. >Server List >OF Live Map Ratings >[Member] rank ingame and the ability to do !vote Happy fragging!

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modern anime board

hey admin, ever thought about making a modern anime board? 4chan is breaking on a daily basis and we'd appreciate a place to talk about new stuff.

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compatibility mode for browsing on older PCs

A mate of mine has a Win98 rig for older PC games and browsing sites like 4chan. It would be cool if there was a simplified layout option for Wapchan so it could run on older OSes for maximum immersion.

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Technical issues thread

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 [email protected] with your issues.

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New boards

As >>>/ar/ reaches nearly 1000 total posts, I've been thinking about the future of this site. wapchan has always been focused around retro content, and there's no real plans to change that. However, I have heard many who say that while they like the site's design and features (especially the rule against political discussion), that they're just not interested in the topics on the boards. Since people have been suggesting these for a while, I'm proposing that two new boards be potentially added. >/a2k/ - 2000s anime >/am/ - Modern anime This is not to detract from /ar/, but rather to give anons more options with their discussion topics. The fact that anime/manga would be split across 3 boards is a deliberate choice, as I did not want any specific era to feel "second class". I put it up for a vote, if we can get say maybe 25 for each then I'll add them (as in if one gets those votes and the other dosent ill add only one). Just wanted to run it by the community first.

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Classic Server convoy map broken.

The convoy map in the classic server is broken to the point where nobody can join the server and anyone who was already in the server is kicked out. I have no clue why this is but this needs to be fixed as it just locks people out of the server until it restarts. Either or fix it or remove it at least.

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Hello, I am from Tohno-Chan and just wanted to wish this chan well. I'm not a representative of Tohno-Chan, just a user. I had the intention of starting a website with similar goals to Wapchan, so it's encouraging to see that this is no longer needed. All the best.

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Spring Update + April Events

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) - 3/26 (maybe, i might move this one to a different day) - 4/9 - 4/23 I can do them during the week if that works too And some miscellaneous stuff >New WAP-FM songs I haven't added songs to WAP-FM in a while, mostly because I wanted to keep disk usage down. But since I'm probably going to migrate this to a faster server sooner than later, I'll be adding songs from the suggestions thread on the weekend probably. >wapTV I don't monitor wapTV much, but from all accounts it's working well. I might pop in once in a while. There's still a lot of episodes to go with these shows, so I hope you're all enjoying them. >Recruitment This is something I want to try and work on, spreading awareness of this site. We've had ideas here and there but maybe we can work on something more coordinated during the spring. >/ar/ collab video This is something i'd enjoy working on, it can be in the vein of /a/ sings with an /ar/ twist or something more elaborate (one idea that comes to mind was the ill fated UY bong dub a few planned on /lum/ a while back) That's what i've been cooking up, any ideas that you all have would be appreciated. >why is the image sakura I was in DC recently where the national cherry blossom festival was about to kick off, so I thought it was appropriate. If you have the time, try to find some sakura trees in your area. They're really nice and a great symbol of springtime.

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Expansion of Lum 24/7

dont get me wrong i love the 24/7 but how about a little expansion, how about adding IY either on top the UY stuff or as a seperate channel

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I think the /votemenu commands on your TF2C server are broken at the moment. My friend also cannot use them.

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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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let's make wapchan mascots and art! i think we could use a version of trixie turnpike around here, anyone got serious paint skills?

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Hosting an /a/ tournament

Hello, would this site possibly be willing to host an /a/ tournament? We're discussing it here but have concerns the jannies will ruin it.

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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?

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Hey mod. When will Saucenao be integrated?

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I wish things were a little less slow around here...

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Greetings from!

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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Maybe it's too early to ask but how do plan on recruiting members for out community?

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I think a retro tech board (maybe /gr/?) would be a nice fit for the theme of this site.

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Event suggestion thread

This is a thread where you can suggest future event ideas, whether that be content for watch parties (/ar/, /a2k/ or other), game night ideas, or any other board event ideas you have. Also, if you want to host an event yourself related to the site, I can add it to the calendar if you post what it's about here.

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Hello Wapchan, I come to you in my time of need. I'm old enough to have seen all the franchises I've loved get killed and corrupted, but i dont want to give this one up atleast not without resistence. Please help an old man out.

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Why is the wapchan channel on a network that shares your IP?

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I suggest you make a board for mechafags. That is all.

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Odd request (and I don't know if it'd be possible) but I always find that wapchat is empty, I've idled around there for a few days and only ever saw two people join (both of which left right after). Would there be a way to add how many people are currently in wapchat to the board somehow? I imagine people may want to join if there's someone there to talk to, or even idle about in for discussion others might bring. Not sure how many users would want to stick around that place and prefer the slow nature of the boards, but I think if people are bored and want to talk to some other fellow users it might be a good idea to show how many are in chat.

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Gather round ye Torfrens. Board creation is enabled. http://tfrens376pewccasuvtdvzytusseux6avamw2t36ib5tu3zecyrcg2id.onion/

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Greetings from

Hello wapchan! It's nice to see a fellow like-minded imageboard out there and we thought it'd be nice to say hi and introduce ourselves. The goal of 22 is to steer clear from the things that made 4chan cancerous which is why the userbase is relaxed and the site is comfy. We're not a nostalga board but it is an aspect of the community. We hope you guys have a nice day and that everything works out with your board.

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Could you please unban me, I wont spam id just like to make one thread dedicated to sweet Ran and in other threads I wont spam her. I didnt make the thread to be annoying, I just love her very much and she belongs on a retro anime site.

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Proposal for linking Wapchan with Heyuri!

Hello ranchan-san, I am a moderator at, it's a BBS with a Futaba style imageboard, a 2channel style textboard, an oekaki board, a western Ayashii World copy, and cool users At first glance it could seem like an interwebz nostalgia site, but it's more about having fun in the way we used to do in early 2000s, with some rulez to keep nu-4chan AIDS out. I think it's fitting perfectly with this site, and linking two would benefit both sides!

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One month of wapchan!

This site has been up for a month now, and despite some technical issues along the way, things for the most part have been pretty smooth on here. Some statistics >60.23 gigabytes of total bandwidth used >~423 unique IPs (only counted the most recent logs >628 posts >376 media files >493.49 MB of total media stored >18 peak listener count on WAP-FM Some additional thoughts >I'll be adding another board very soon, /br/ for topics not covered by /ar/ but that don't belong in /meta/ like old movies and tech. If specific topics get enough traction on there they may be spun off into separate boards. >I do want to get some sort of chat service working, probably matrix or xmpp based since discord is presumably an unpopular option. >If you've ever seen the site go down with a 502 error, that's me working on the backend in real time. I'm gonna setup a testing mirror of this site so that won't happen in the future >Still looking into the weekly episodic stream idea Almost forgot this >I'll probably be looking for a few jannies to help clean up around here as the traffic increases. More info on that to come I'd like to thank everyone who's contributed to making this place feel like a home for retro anime and manga fans in just the first month. We got valentine's day coming up, so make sure you and your retro waifus/husbandos are ready!

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hentai board doko?

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Greetings from leftychan!

Hello! Some one posted a link to your board on our website and we are more than willing to host your board on our own sticky. All that we ask is for a little space on your meta board as well. We are located @ We also have a text board @ and an onion link located @ http://wz6bnwwtwckltvkvji6vvgmjrfspr3lstz66rusvtczhsgvwdcixgbyd.onion/ We also run the website as an informal democracy hosted on our very own matrix server! you can also come give your two cents about the running of the webpage if you so desire! We hold votes on issues and everything. So come and join us and say hello!

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What does WAP stand for?

Is it wireless application protocol?

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Refresh Button

I like the site, but the refresh button doesn't seem to do anything at all.

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Post well, king.

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Could we increase the size of OP's thumbnail? Would make the board more readable in paged mode

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Please increase the size limit for webms

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