What are image bourds actually good for?
If you just want to banter: IRC, tox, telegram, discord etc…
If you want to work on a project: github, hackaday.io, individual project site etc…
If you want to learn: youtube, dozens of coding sites, free university courses etc…
Posting images, that's what image boards are good for. Besides that theres no real practical application. Anonymounity? 90% of the time no body cares anyway, they'll forget your user name in 2 mins, that is, even if they read it in the first place. Sure you can chat, make, and learn on image boards, but it isn't actually conducive to any of those activities. Especially compared to the alternatives. Even look at 2ch/5ch witch you might say has reached the pinnacle of what a image board can be, what have they actually ever accomplished? Is it proportional to the massive amount of time and effort people put into the site? I dont want the above to be true, but I'm beginning to think my affection for image boards has been rather arbitrary.
prove me wrong, please do.
>>3594>Anonymounity? 90% of the time no body cares anyway, they'll forget your user name in 2 mins, that is, even if they read it in the first place.
Anonymity isn't just about keeping what I do today
quiet. It's also about trying to keep it quiet for a good long time. A frequently-used pseudonym is bad for that.
Two years ago, no-one gave a damn about the weird ramblings of PsychedelicWarlord, a founding member of Cult of the Dead Cow. No-one cared about digging up the identity of some kid who did a little phreaking, wrote bad teen angst poetry, then vanished off the face of the earth after a few years.
Nowadays, PsychopaticWarlord, a.k.a. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, is not terribly happy about his past being dug up like that.
Why it's brewing soykaf! You don't have a username so people can't single you out, categorically ignore you or anything similar. You don't have to keep a reputation, you can be absolute batsoykaf retarded trololo in one thread and be serious and constructive in another. In any scenario where you have a username, your genuine effort could be ruined by your fun time, thus you'd feel forced to behave. Besides, half of the places you mention aren't appropriate for either 1 liners or walls of text.
>>3594>If you just want to banter: IRC, tox, telegram, discord etc…
But you need specific chats and contacts and so on. I just log into discord and I dont really see anything, same with telegram.
imageboards however are always there for you, you want to talk - talk, you want to observe - observe. also there's certain timelessness to imageboards, but also ultramodern events are inevitably going to be discussed. if you want "right here right now" discussion or experience, i cant think of a better place than imageboards. e.g. active shooter somewhere, or some other HAPPENING - imageboards are always good for that, especially big ones, which are otherwise soykaf.
to commune with the zeitgeist