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(The Atlantic Wire)   The Days of the Internet as the last, wild frontier have officially come to an end as even 4chan insitutes rules for posting in its forums   ( theatlanticwire.com) divider line
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2013-09-20 11:56:21 AM  
They're keeping a public log of messages that cause bans?  I foresee some epic 'challenge accepted's in the near future.
 
2013-09-20 12:08:24 PM  
Rules?  In 4Chan?  *grabs popcorn*

Though, I do have to lol at TFA's assertion that Reddit has somehow risen to some new level in the last year.  Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never found that site to be anywhere close to useful or informative.
 
2013-09-20 12:12:44 PM  
Reddit is 4chan trying to imitate Fark. They forgot to leave 4chan behind.

And compared to both, Farkers sh*t fruit salad.
 
2013-09-20 12:13:20 PM  
Farking newfarks. They ruined everything. I remember back in the day before /b/ started sucking.

/Pool's closed now, huh?
 
2013-09-20 12:15:10 PM  

PainInTheASP: Farking newfarks. They ruined everything. I remember back in the day before /b/ started sucking.

/Pool's closed now, huh?


Dammit, I did the \b\ wrong.  Sorry everybody!
 
2013-09-20 12:23:15 PM  
Fortunately there will be always be ULTRAFAR+++++++++++++++++++carrier lost
 
2013-09-20 12:35:51 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-20 12:37:41 PM  
The posting or requesting of personal information ("dox") or calls to invasion ("raids") is prohibited. Inciting or participating in cross-board (intra-4chan) raids is also not permitted.


I'm iffy about dox/raids - if that includes calling out douches, they dun goofed...consequences will never be the same.

And cross raids were often hilarious.  It's funny when they're attempted them on /out.  Most are too easy going to give a shiat and it usually ends with a "this raid sucks" sentiment.  You don't need a rule against it.  What's next, rules against trolling /adv?
 
2013-09-20 12:39:24 PM  
This...will get messy.
 
2013-09-20 12:50:42 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Though, I do have to lol at TFA's assertion that Reddit has somehow risen to some new level in the last year. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never found that site to be anywhere close to useful or informative.


It's become very popular over the last two years or so. I don't get the appeal.

/Back to TFD...
 
2013-09-20 01:09:58 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Though, I do have to lol at TFA's assertion that Reddit has somehow risen to some new level in the last year. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never found that site to be anywhere close to useful or informative.


The calculation of the value of any given subreddit includes a term that is the inverse of the number of subscribers.
 
2013-09-20 01:10:26 PM  
It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
 
2013-09-20 01:11:45 PM  
/b/ tard revolt in 5....4....3....
 
2013-09-20 01:12:52 PM  
Maybe anon will aim a LOIC at itself and simply disappear?  For the lulz...
 
2013-09-20 01:14:48 PM  

Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.


Nice
 
2013-09-20 01:14:53 PM  
Well, the only old rule was "don't break US Law." California and other states are getting tired of celebrity SWATing, real life harassment and cyber-bullying, etc., so I think they're trying to stay one step ahead of the law.

As for staying on topic, give me a farking break. There is no topic. That's the point, right? Pure, uncut and unfocused insanity, the random imaginative soup that provides a dark muse for the greater internet community at large.
 
2013-09-20 01:15:12 PM  
The banhammer for being off topic??

There would be no Fark.
 
2013-09-20 01:19:01 PM  
Nothing of value lost.
 
2013-09-20 01:20:32 PM  

Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.


You want me to throw this thing into the tub when "Paranoid Android" peaks, is that it?
 
2013-09-20 01:22:12 PM  

Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.


That's my favorite paragraph from the man's entire body of work, fyi.  Paraphrased as it may be.
 
2013-09-20 01:26:33 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Rules?  In 4Chan?  *grabs popcorn*

Though, I do have to lol at TFA's assertion that Reddit has somehow risen to some new level in the last year.  Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never found that site to be anywhere close to useful or informative.


some parts of Reddit are useful. I can't get past the layout, but my wife signed up for some Reddit donation deal for teachers. She just got about $100 worth of supplies for her classroom. And according to the site they've mailed out over 100k in supplies around the country
 
2013-09-20 01:27:14 PM  

Shostie: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Though, I do have to lol at TFA's assertion that Reddit has somehow risen to some new level in the last year. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never found that site to be anywhere close to useful or informative.

It's become very popular over the last two years or so. I don't get the appeal.

/Back to TFD...


The thing that keeps me away from Reddit is that the UI is just abysmal. If you could combine Reddit's content generation and Fark's interface, you'd have a very nice site.
 
2013-09-20 01:27:38 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Rules?  In 4Chan?  *grabs popcorn*

Though, I do have to lol at TFA's assertion that Reddit has somehow risen to some new level in the last year.  Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never found that site to be anywhere close to useful or informative.


Reddit has some decent areas but for the most part if you have a view that isn't that of the majority, even if you can back it up with documentation, you get down voted into oblivion. That's not unique to Reddit. Almost all community moderated message boards suffer from the same thing. Down votes are intended for use against spam or off topic posts but more often than not, they're used to hide information that the majority* doesn't like.

* majority meaning those who take the time to up or down vote. A very small number of people in many subreddits can pretty much squash all opinions and facts that they don't like.
 
2013-09-20 01:27:49 PM  

Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-20 01:28:43 PM  
Oh Atlantic, how far have ye fallen.
 
2013-09-20 01:28:54 PM  
Eh? Hasn't organizing raids has been, at least unofficially, a bannable offense for years?
 
2013-09-20 01:29:25 PM  

js34603: Nothing of value lost.


Damn. No upvote button.
 
2013-09-20 01:30:07 PM  
That ban log... I mean... Can you just imagine?
 
2013-09-20 01:32:27 PM  
Didn't they get wrapped up in some child porn investigation some time ago? I'd be crapping myself if I was their ISP...
 
2013-09-20 01:32:57 PM  
4Chan's always had a rules page. The only thing I didn't like about bans was that they seemed to disappear. I don't remember the last time I saw USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST. If people never see that, they'll continue doing stupid shiat (posting personal info, requesting cp, etc).

As for staying "on topic", I think it's more of a "no /k/ in /o/, not /fit/ in /hc/" sort of thing.

PainInTheASP: Farking newfarks. They ruined everything. I remember back in the day before /b/ started sucking.

/Pool's closed now, huh?


oldfag.net
 
2013-09-20 01:33:48 PM  
4chan has had the anti-raid rule since at least 2005.
 
2013-09-20 01:33:59 PM  

Trocadero: Well, the only old rule was "don't break US Law." California and other states are getting tired of celebrity SWATing, real life harassment and cyber-bullying, etc., so I think they're trying to stay one step ahead of the law.

As for staying on topic, give me a farking break. There is no topic. That's the point, right? Pure, uncut and unfocused insanity, the random imaginative soup that provides a dark muse for the greater internet community at large.


In /b/, yes. But not in other boards. /b/ is the children's table of 4Chan.
 
2013-09-20 01:34:25 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

That's my favorite paragraph from the man's entire body of work, fyi.  Paraphrased as it may be.


It Is one his most beautiful and hauntingly sad  single paragraphs of writing  ever, I think.  It's one that made me hope that all the rumors that he secretly went to Burning Man were true, so he'd know the wave rolled back, but maybe a tidal pool or two lingered
 
2013-09-20 01:36:16 PM  
Some people are over achievers
 
2013-09-20 01:37:21 PM  

PainInTheASP: PainInTheASP: Farking newfarks. They ruined everything. I remember back in the day before /b/ started sucking.

/Pool's closed now, huh?

Dammit, I did the \b\ wrong.  Sorry everybody!


\b\ always sucked, get over it.
 
2013-09-20 01:41:30 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-09-20 01:45:23 PM  

Ed Grubermann: /b/ is the children's table of 4Chan.


Best definition of /b/ I've seen in a long time.

The idea of playing Risk with the post IDs is probably the only worthwhile thing /b/ has ever done.  I wonder how that could be adapted for TFD.
 
2013-09-20 01:46:14 PM  
www.titaniumteddybear.net
text is lame, pictures are shiny.
 
2013-09-20 01:49:37 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: As for staying "on topic", I think it's more of a "no /k/ in /o/, not /fit/ in /hc/" sort of thing.



It's partially that, as some topics are "contained" on certain boards (like My Little Pony is ONLY to be on /mlp/). However, it's also an attempt to curb tangentially-related bs on certain boards. Like people on /a/ talking about their waifus. It's somewhat anime-related, but not really. Same goes for all the cult of personality crap that goes on on /v/ regarding journalists, feminists, etc. It has light ties to actual games, but it really just crowding up the boards.
 
2013-09-20 01:49:43 PM  
Some spinoff site will become the place where all that goes on, and will become more popular than 4chan.
 
2013-09-20 01:50:52 PM  

Magorn: Mr_Fabulous: Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

That's my favorite paragraph from the man's entire body of work, fyi.  Paraphrased as it may be.

It Is one his most beautiful and hauntingly sad  single paragraphs of writing  ever, I think.  It's one that made me hope that all the rumors that he secretly went to Burning Man were true, so he'd know the wave rolled back, but maybe a tidal pool or two lingered


Who is everyone talking about? I'm missing something.
 
2013-09-20 01:53:39 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Some spinoff site will become the place where all that goes on, and will become more popular than 4chan.


I hear ebaumsworld organizes a lot of raids.
 
2013-09-20 01:54:59 PM  

Sim Tree: Magorn: Mr_Fabulous: Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

That's my favorite paragraph from the man's entire body of work, fyi.  Paraphrased as it may be.

It Is one his most beautiful and hauntingly sad  single paragraphs of writing  ever, I think.  It's one that made me hope that all the rumors that he secretly went to Burning Man were true, so he'd know the wave rolled back, but maybe a tidal pool or two lingered

Who is everyone talking about? I'm missing something.


A Fark poster named Magorn.
 
2013-09-20 01:55:11 PM  

Sim Tree: Magorn: Mr_Fabulous: Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

That's my favorite paragraph from the man's entire body of work, fyi.  Paraphrased as it may be.

It Is one his most beautiful and hauntingly sad  single paragraphs of writing  ever, I think.  It's one that made me hope that all the rumors that he secretly went to Burning Man were true, so he'd know the wave rolled back, but maybe a tidal pool or two lingered

Who is everyone talking about? I'm missing something.


Hunter Thompson. It's from the book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".

/And it is some of the best stuff he's ever written.
 
2013-09-20 01:56:36 PM  

Sim Tree: Who is everyone talking about?


Take any sentence form that paragraph and put it in Google.
 
2013-09-20 02:05:09 PM  
Well that sucks, most of the fun of 4chan is when they go after assholes and get them fired from their jobs after sending them 200 pizzas and a load of gravel.
 
2013-09-20 02:05:39 PM  

Sim Tree: Magorn: Mr_Fabulous: Magorn: It's the kind of peak that never comes again. The Internet in the late 90's was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive, in that corner of time in the world... Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction. At any hour, you could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right. That we were winning. And that I think was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense. We didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum. We were riding the crest, of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you go up on a steep hill in Silicon Valley and look west. And with the right kind of eyes - you can almost see the high watermark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

That's my favorite paragraph from the man's entire body of work, fyi.  Paraphrased as it may be.

It Is one his most beautiful and hauntingly sad  single paragraphs of writing  ever, I think.  It's one that made me hope that all the rumors that he secretly went to Burning Man were true, so he'd know the wave rolled back, but maybe a tidal pool or two lingered

Who is everyone talking about? I'm missing something.


Hunter S. Thimpson, the original Gonzo journalist:
i2.listal.com

the Man who inspired the Doonesbury character:

images.ucomics.com
and SOme of Johnny Depp's best acting work:
www.wallpaperzzz.com
 
2013-09-20 02:08:06 PM  

Saborlas: Reddit is 4chan trying to imitate Fark. They forgot to leave 4chan behind.

And compared to both, Farkers sh*t fruit salad.


Yes, two sites with immensely more traffic than Fark are trying to be Fark.
 
2013-09-20 02:10:40 PM  
By the way, mods are asleep.....

i296.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-20 02:10:43 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
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