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2021-04-20 3:34:42 PM  
It's so weird how all this info is out there, yet the GQP has "no knowledge of it". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2021-04-20 3:40:54 PM  
How old were you when you first encountered 4chan?
I was eleven. The first time 4chan raided, I was with other old users. Well, we considered ourselves old users of this BBS because we'd been there for months, and these 4chan people were new. We were all against them. We emailed the tech support email for Sega and told them, "You need to ban all these trolls; they're ruining our Chao BBS."

The Sega moderators would come on sometimes and do a little cleanup before deciding they had better stuff to do, because this happened over and over. And then I decided that [the 4chan users] were doing something fun.

Where TF were his parents?!
 
2021-04-20 4:08:01 PM  
16 chan is best chan.
 
2021-04-20 4:15:25 PM  

casey17: How old were you when you first encountered 4chan?
I was eleven. The first time 4chan raided, I was with other old users. Well, we considered ourselves old users of this BBS because we'd been there for months, and these 4chan people were new. We were all against them. We emailed the tech support email for Sega and told them, "You need to ban all these trolls; they're ruining our Chao BBS."

The Sega moderators would come on sometimes and do a little cleanup before deciding they had better stuff to do, because this happened over and over. And then I decided that [the 4chan users] were doing something fun.

Where TF were his parents?!


They were probably not computer literate.
 
2021-04-20 4:23:14 PM  
I'm not afraid to ask.  I simply know enough to know I don't want to ask.  All anyone needs to know is that it makes 4chan go "Whoa, dude, too far."
 
2021-04-20 4:26:22 PM  

Geotpf: casey17: How old were you when you first encountered 4chan?
I was eleven. The first time 4chan raided, I was with other old users. Well, we considered ourselves old users of this BBS because we'd been there for months, and these 4chan people were new. We were all against them. We emailed the tech support email for Sega and told them, "You need to ban all these trolls; they're ruining our Chao BBS."

The Sega moderators would come on sometimes and do a little cleanup before deciding they had better stuff to do, because this happened over and over. And then I decided that [the 4chan users] were doing something fun.

Where TF were his parents?!

They were probably not computer literate.



After reading the Wiki about him, I'ma go with he's a classic case of someone whose unfortunate circumstances caused him to become the person he is today. And I'm seriously doubting the "christian" part of his life, unless he's going with the GQP Christianity that's so popular today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredric​k​_Brennan
 
2021-04-20 4:27:03 PM  
Everything you wanted to know about 8Chan

In other words, the null set.
 
2021-04-20 4:35:16 PM  

Geotpf: casey17: How old were you when you first encountered 4chan?
I was eleven. The first time 4chan raided, I was with other old users. Well, we considered ourselves old users of this BBS because we'd been there for months, and these 4chan people were new. We were all against them. We emailed the tech support email for Sega and told them, "You need to ban all these trolls; they're ruining our Chao BBS."

The Sega moderators would come on sometimes and do a little cleanup before deciding they had better stuff to do, because this happened over and over. And then I decided that [the 4chan users] were doing something fun.

Where TF were his parents?!

They were probably not computer literate.


Or even if they were -

"Honey, what are you doing?"

"Oh just on the Sega forums.  Need help with a game."

"Ok, just don't stay up too late."
 
2021-04-20 4:48:57 PM  
Everything I know about 8chan was learned involuntarily.
 
2021-04-20 6:47:49 PM  
The only thing I want to know is when is everyone on there going to be round up and thrown into a deep underground prison away from normal society?
 
2021-04-20 6:56:17 PM  
8chan is just what the assholes on 4chan who didn't grow up wanted it to be.
 
2021-04-20 7:21:22 PM  

BafflerMeal: 16 chan is best chan.


Moore's law of chans. Pretty soon we'll be talking about kilochans.
 
2021-04-20 7:22:22 PM  

Chemlight Battery: BafflerMeal: 16 chan is best chan.

Moore's law of chans. Pretty soon we'll be talking about kilochans.


37chan is the best because it doesn't exist.

This is STEM, I hope one of you gets this.
 
2021-04-20 7:51:12 PM  
...Everybody is enforcing local law - it's called cyber sovereignty, right?

Every contract right now is pursuing a version of that, where they enforce their local laws on websites and websites that refuse to comply. 8chan got banned in Australia, New Zealand, etc.

We are at a big risk of losing our global internet...



About the Interviewer
Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin
 
2021-04-20 7:53:41 PM  
A really interesting article, even if I don't have many good things to say about this guy.

That was the way that they dealt with the wider community in the beginning. Their theory was: "Why are you so afraid of us? The best ideas will rise to the top. Don't you believe in free speech?" And this theory worked. The average 4chan user would have to say, "Yes, we do believe in free speech." So they were able to take over more and more of the board until now. The pull board on 4chan is essentially a Nazi haven. I would say it's 90 percent of the users.

And this is where "free speech" gets you. And it's why Popper was and continues to be right.
 
2021-04-20 8:07:06 PM  
austerity101:

That's what suffering Nazis gets you.

Freedom of speech isn't freedom from consequences. Post some nazi shiat on fark, the mods delete it. That's not censorship, it's a reaction to nazi bullshiat being unwelcome. 4chan should've globally banned nazi shiat instead of magical friendship ponies.

Now, if the state is cracking down on people for what they say, that's censorship. nobody else has to stay neutral.
 
2021-04-20 8:08:04 PM  

leeksfromchichis: austerity101:

That's what suffering Nazis gets you.

Freedom of speech isn't freedom from consequences. Post some nazi shiat on fark, the mods delete it. That's not censorship, it's a reaction to nazi bullshiat being unwelcome. 4chan should've globally banned nazi shiat instead of magical friendship ponies.

Now, if the state is cracking down on people for what they say, that's censorship. nobody else has to stay neutral.


Most other civilized countries have laws against hate speech. I am A-OK with censoring Nazis. Deplatforming works.
 
2021-04-20 8:15:40 PM  
It's dead, an internet boogeyman to scare children with. The internet as a whole has been gentrifying something fierce over the last decade. Even the mythical 4chan is closer to what fark used to be in the old days, before it became the milquetoast site we know it as today.
 
2021-04-20 9:04:28 PM  
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2021-04-20 9:36:05 PM  
It's absolutely farking hilarious that this internet hate monger, who is responsible for so much hate and misery, is a fat dwarf with a little shiat of a teacup dog.

Very untermensch if you want to use some Nazi terms.
 
2021-04-20 10:52:57 PM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: It's absolutely farking hilarious that this internet hate monger, who is responsible for so much hate and misery, is a fat dwarf with a little shiat of a teacup dog.

Very untermensch if you want to use some Nazi terms.


He has like Brittle Bone disease.  To be fair I don't know that Frederick Brennan is a Nazi, though he's definitely fine with platforming them, very no censorship at all kinda guy, but Q, aka, Ron Watkins, is 100% a Nazi white nationalist despite being hilariously half asian.
 
2021-04-20 10:53:12 PM  

leeksfromchichis: austerity101:

That's what suffering Nazis gets you.

Freedom of speech isn't freedom from consequences. Post some nazi shiat on fark, the mods delete it. That's not censorship, it's a reaction to nazi bullshiat being unwelcome. 4chan should've globally banned nazi shiat instead of magical friendship ponies.

Now, if the state is cracking down on people for what they say, that's censorship. nobody else has to stay neutral.


I took terrorism 101 class around 2010 or so and I got the impression intelligence agencies love these kinds of sites because it makes their job so much easier. Most of it was not in the context of the United States, however, since the world is a lot bigger than the United States. The US got one chapter in the main textbook we were reading. The Secret Service must have had a field day with this kind of shiat during Obama's administration.
 
2021-04-21 12:09:24 AM  

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I may have done some light chadding on a youtube thread recently. Should I have not done that?
 
2021-04-21 12:26:37 AM  
/pol/ is having a complete meltdown over the Chauvin verdict tonight.


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2021-04-21 1:27:05 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: /pol/ is having a complete meltdown over the Chauvin verdict tonight.


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That last one is too meta for me to take at face value. "I'm never going to be Napolean?" WTF? Napolean was a general who risked his life for whoever he was working for at the time and shiat, not some random asshole writing I'm-such-a-victim screeds in newsletters or whatever the pol tab was at the time. The only way I can take it at face value is white parents telling their kids "you can be anything!" without bracing them for life's inevitable disappointments.
 
2021-04-21 2:27:50 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: /pol/ is having a complete meltdown over the Chauvin verdict tonight.


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Reads a bit like 11-2016 Fark.
 
2021-04-21 3:09:10 AM  

Korzine: It's dead, an internet boogeyman to scare children with. The internet as a whole has been gentrifying something fierce over the last decade. Even the mythical 4chan is closer to what fark used to be in the old days, before it became the milquetoast site we know it as today.


They got Sports by Brook?
 
2021-04-21 5:00:46 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: /pol/ is having a complete meltdown over the Chauvin verdict tonight.


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That last one...

I'll have to keep a close eye on that one when he's filling up my car.
 
2021-04-21 7:36:20 AM  
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I feel like Vasquez summed up everything we need to know about 8 Chan or 8 kun or 8 minute abs or wherever the fark it's called 35 years ago.
 
2021-04-21 8:25:28 AM  

BafflerMeal: 16 chan is best chan.


Wait until 32 chan comes out of alpha
 
2021-04-21 8:33:16 AM  
1024 Chan FTW
 
2021-04-21 1:20:58 PM  

OhioUGrad: The only thing I want to know is when is everyone on there going to be round up and thrown into a deep underground prison away from normal society?


Not a fan of free speech?
 
2021-04-21 3:44:03 PM  

DumbTrumpSupporter: OhioUGrad: The only thing I want to know is when is everyone on there going to be round up and thrown into a deep underground prison away from normal society?

Not a fan of free speech?


Child porn, planning an insurrection, those are "free speech"?

Sounds like you need to be locked up too
 
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