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anon 05/19/2022 (Thu) 15:57:30 No. 442
How do you think we're gonna get more traffic around here?
Simply by mentioning it more in other places. There are many people fed up with 4chan and other imageboards quality as of late, looking for a place exactly like this. We spread knowledge of its existence, we gain more users, simple.
I think we should try to post a bit more as well, going one day without activity of any kind (beyond a spambot) makes this place feel a little dull. If we had like 3-5 posts per day it could bring some more activity here, we usually get one from what I see. I try to post as well but also try to create longer posts that usually take some time and can only spare a few minutes a day right now.
>>587 You have to keep the right balance though. Less posts but good quality => can make the board seem dead. More posts but less quality => makes the board look like shit Like, I could comment on things I don't know much about, but that doesn't help anyone. I personally expected /clv/ to be more active though, considering the retro rule doesn't apply there and you can talk about whatever.
>>589 I guess, although I doubt a post or three a day would really hurt the quality of the board if they're around two sentences on the given subject. >I personally expected /clv/ to be more active though, considering the retro rule doesn't apply there and you can talk about whatever. Yeah, I was thinking of making a thread there just to ask what all the anon's are doing in their lives but never got around to it. Should probably do it today with random updates on my own life.
>>585 Pretty much this. >>589 I think it would be a long way to go before the board looks like shit. There's probably a lot of topics on here many people don't know much about, but even just giving their two cents may invite them to learn more about it. I should probably clarify the state of the boards more, since there isn't really a "retro rule", just general guidelines for 3 of the boards (for example modern content that is retro styled is allowed). I might eventually make more non retro boards for subjects like tech, music, games, and OC, since the current selection is somewhat limiting.
>>592 > I might eventually make more non retro boards for subjects like tech, music, games, and OC, since the current selection is somewhat limiting. I came from /vr/ so I would like a games board, but I'm not seeing enough demand to justify it as of now.
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>mfw waiting for new posts
>>596 Things around here seem to get randomly fast and then slow. I've been working on making high quality retro related content for youtube partially to get more activity around here. One thing that's nice is that becides the spam bots, there's not many "low quality" posts here.
>>597 Speaking of the spambots, is there a way to add some kind of filter that could delete and ban anyone who tries to post with their name and subject matter being the same thing? It's the most common form of spambot post from what I see.
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>>598 Should work
>>540 Hello this is /m/ anon again, I got banned AGAIN for another post I never made this time from /vg/ and I didn’t even go in that board. I don’t understand why this is a thing, I just want to have some discussion but that’s fine a 3 day break from that site is fair.
>>621 >I got banned AGAIN for another post I never made this time from /vg/ It's probably someone in your IP range. Used to happen to me all the time with a previous ISP I had, I'd get someone else's /vg/ shitposts and even an /a/ rangeban that weren't mine.
>>622 It’s fine, again it’s always alright to take breaks from the site here and there
>>621 4chan is no fun allowed now. I came here because I’m annoyed of /a/ being only generals and soyjak spam. I got banned for off topic when I made a discussion about anime a couple times too, mods there are insane.
>>634 /a/ was never good.
>>637 Yes it was
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Just wanted to point something out with all the discussion on cloudflare: >This site has never used a CDN >This site will probably never use a CDN When anyone comes here, they're always connecting directly to the server, not getting routed through regional nodes or anything. You can check this with curl. I value this sites independence.
>>639 I see, also 4chan is safe anyway as it handles these situations incredibly well, also kiwifarms deserved it anyway, fuck that wretched hive of scum and villainy, should’ve been shut down years ago
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>How do you think we're gonna get more traffic around here? -Allow a Hentai board -All images on the board are automatically spoilered -Posting an image of a real person, regardless if its pornographic or not, results in a temp ban
>>641 >-All images on the board are automatically spoilered Sounds like a disaster. Just keeping the images from being shown on the home page would be fine, otherwise it's like playing russian roulette with giant futa cocks instead of a revolver.
>>642 Lewds bring in views The idea isn't ideal but at least more people would visit and post, hopefully they'd migrate and post on the other boards as well The biggest issue would be bad actors who'd want to hurt the site and not follow the rules hence why I suggested the third line
>>643 >Lewds bring in views Do they? I've never really bothered with porn boards myself. I might use it if one was made though. >hence why I suggested the third line I think the third line is pretty good for any anime-centric board. Though maybe taking it easy with the temp bans, only handing them out if it's just a one off poster or a persistent sperg. Simply deleting should be fine for the most part.
>>643 I agree with >>644 that I don't think they really bring as many views as you'd think. 4chan's porn boards don't seem any more popular than any other board, and even if they do bring more people I don't think they'd be the type of people we would want here. I'd be fine with spoilered NSFW stuff that's relevant to discussion of a retro anime/manga, but a porn board would be a bad idea. There's plenty of sites for that stuff already.
>>641 I'm gonna be honest - I have no desire to make a hentai board. I don't really want to heavily associate this site with degen esque stuff, and trying to moderate that with the tiny staff we have would be a nightmare. As >>646 said, there are many other sites more than willing to host that sort of content. The spoilered NSFW policy has served us well, and there's no need to change it. >Lewds bring in views They probably do, but i'd rather have more high quality discussion threads than literal circlejerks.
>>647 Absolutely , and we all know the fate of every altchan that ends up making a hentai board, it all goes downhill very quickly and I’m glad you’re not caving in and making the same mistakes from happening
I would post more if others did so too. Felt like a schizo talking to myself on /clv/ lol
>>649 Honestly, I agree. I feel most users should at the very least give this place one post a day, make it seem like there's a decent amount of posting around here. I feel wapchan might suffer from a limit of things to talk about as time goes on, but it's really hard to say. It's still pretty small and /vr/ doesn't have this problem but at the same time they introduced 5th and 6th gen into their board over the years (well one day for 5th gen) so who knows if they would've reached that point.
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>>650 The board topics here are pretty niche for the most part. We'll probably add a more general board or two in the near future (probably a /tech/ board and something else media related, possibly /cor/), since many of the board suggestions in the past have been too niche (im not against them, i just dont know if something like /2hu/ actually has enough interest to not just become a ghost town, actually planning on making some videos myself on those games so we'll see) I know there hasn't been a lot of updates here recently, so I'll try to setup something to get some community feedback in the next few weeks.
>>651 If you make another poll I suggest including a retro game board as I saw some gaming related posts and know that some anons post on 4/vr/
>>652 I'll be interested in this too as I tend to gravitate more towards older video games.
I just found out about this website the other day from a CRT thread on /g/, It seems like the best way to increase poster count is by spreading word to other image boards that share interests with this one. Though I'm sure that has already bee mentioned in this thread.
>>442 This is probably just a me thing, but the text style and the all black backgrounds are kind of hard on my eyes. I find regular 4chan easier to look at and it's one of the reasons I only pop in once in a while. I have no idea if that would help overall though.
>>660 There are other themes. Click the box with Wapfriends, and you'll see your options.
>>660 >>661 I realized this wasn't very obvious, so I added "style" next to it.
>>661 >>663 That's more spoon feeding than I deserve. Thanks.
>>442 Maybe a board for discussing tv shows and movies pre-2010/00 will help?
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>>707 Maybe? Honestly the most common thing I see about people being turned off around here is them seeing really old threads, so I'm thinking about giving some of the boards lower bump/time limits. However I've also seen a lot of "there's not enough people there to be worth posting there" which isn't really helpful... Maybe I should organize an IRC/stream event so we can discuss this more.
>>708 > so I'm thinking about giving some of the boards lower bump/time limits. what's the current bump limit? is there any limit to the number of threads possible in a single board? I assumes it's the same for every board. Also, why isn't time and date of posting shown like other chans?
>>708 > I see about people being turned off around here is them seeing really old threads Don't do this you are not fixing any problem just making it worse. There's no reason to push threads that still had potential for a dicsussion to an archive. People are not put off by old threads but rather by inactivity.
>>709 >what's the current bump limit? 500 >is there any limit to the number of threads possible in a single board? Currently not really (it's also set at 500) >Also, why isn't time and date of posting shown like other chans? This was a holdover from the old mobile theme of the site. I changed the CSS to show the full date always, so you might have to force refresh. >>710 >People are not put off by old threads but rather by inactivity. I know... It's just tough because people have been asking about how we're gonna get more users for a while now, so idk what to do really besides wait and maybe do some more cytube streams of old anime like we did in the past.
>>711 All I am saying is that haphazrd solutions like sending a thread with 20 posts to an archive don't address the issue and may do more harm than good. I have no solution to the inactivity problem but I know that definitely isn't it.
I didn't come here for a while, like 1-2 months, as I was busy. I don't know what to say, not sure if there is a solution for this problem. Most people are tired of the shitty moderation on 4chan, so you would think "altchans" would thrive, but they don't. When I was looking for sites where I could discuss video games in a reasonable manner, I found many dead forums, like threads about new releases getting 1-2 posts a week. People don't want that, they go to the sites where they get a hundred replies on the same day at the cost of having hordes of idiots posting there, like 4chan, Twitter and Reddit etc. if you press f5 and there isn't a new reply the place is dead to them I guess. This place is nice, like I can't name anything I dislike about wapchan, it's just too hard to get traffic on smaller sites like this these days. People here usually post in good faith when they reply, what they post just doesn't spark an interesting discussion, like if everyone is in agreement that show X is good well then there is nothing to discuss most of the time. Not that I want people to make b8 threads, but with more people more (also controverse) opinions and stuff gets posted and it becomes more interesting. But yeah no idea how to attract people like that without getting a lot of idiots as well, I guess being a retro and slow board filters a lot of those for now but that might change if we advertise this place in the wrong places.
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>>717 >I didn't come here for a while, like 1-2 months, as I was busy. No problem, I've was pretty busy myself over this past month. There isn't really a direct solution to all of this, at least in terms of what I can do from my end. >People don't want that, they go to the sites where they get a hundred replies on the same day at the cost of having hordes of idiots posting there, like 4chan, Twitter and Reddit etc. if you press f5 and there isn't a new reply the place is dead to them I guess. It's too bad, since I've read "I'd post on wapchan if there was more activity" quite a bit. >This place is nice, like I can't name anything I dislike about wapchan, it's just too hard to get traffic on smaller sites like this these days. Thanks. I always knew this site was going to be quite niche making it, and getting traffic wasn't gonna be easy. With how centralized the net is now many people arent really comfortable posting outside of mainstream sites, including 4chan. >Not that I want people to make b8 threads, but with more people more (also controverse) opinions and stuff gets posted and it becomes more interesting. I don't even mind bait, but I think part of this is the fact that most of the people posting around here have probably been around the block enough to form actually decent opinions unlike the seasonal posters on /a/. >But yeah no idea how to attract people like that without getting a lot of idiots as well, I guess being a retro and slow board filters a lot of those for now but that might change if we advertise this place in the wrong places. I wouldn't want that to happen. While /pol/ boards do get a lot of traffic, I don't agree with the vast majority of those kinds of opinions, and I also don't want to host yet another political hellhole on the modern web. Truthfully, I don't mind the way things are going. This is still one of the few places where you can discuss niche shows without shoving them into a pre 2000s thread. I've floated the idea of giving this site some related social media (mostly on twitter) just to help promote it, since we've probably dried up the well of /a/ by this point. I think focusing on making this site feel unified and having a distinct culture is what we should focus on, since that's what I've always tried to do with wapchan - make it feel like one site that happens to have multiple discussion topics rather than independent boards that just happen to share a site, considering that's what a lot of imageboards are like (especially infinity style ones). I'd personally like to have more ways for the "community" to stay engaged as well, since that's what was always nice about the old web - just little independent communities doing their own thing. (back in the day my favorite fourm was j2 - https://web.archive.org/web/20110726113955/http://www.joe.to/ ) Really, we just need to keep posters engaged more, and then start running OC contests or other similar events to give this place more of a culture of its own
Got banned from 4chins again for mentioning wapchan. Getting tired of that crap
>>718 Don't worry about seeing results right away. I think Wapchan is slowly growing.
>>728 Yeah, same happened to me, too. I think we have one sour janny on the lose in 4chan's /lum/.
>>729 I've been here for a couple of months and I too have noticed it's growth in just that short amount of time.
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>>730 >>728 I've mentionned wapchan, mootxico and other alt-chans a LOT of times and I've never been banned
>>733 I try to mention it when it'd be worth mentioning, so if an anon on /a/ or /vr/ starts talking about wanting a place to talk about old stuff I drop it. I haven't been banned either but I've only mentioned it around 2-3 times.
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I've been around since Jan and I've recently noticed there's been a lot more activity around here so that's a good thing. I personally try to post as much as I can about whatever I'm currently watching and reply to threads just to keep up discussion but I know it's not enough when others also need to give some input. Currently watching Macross for the first time so I'll probably make a thread somewhere around here about that in a few days and my opinions of it. Beyond that I doubt I'll be posting except to respond to other anon's. Wish I was playing more retro vidya so I could post on /vr/ but right now I've been preoccupied with modern vidya.

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