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    • #175061
      Anonymous
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      Is there any hope for restoring internet discourse culture to what it used to be? Or at least improving it from whatever the fuck this is?

    • #175062
      Anonymous
      Guest

      actual "discussions" among NPCs take up more RAM

      • #175305
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >among

    • #175063
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Is there any hope for restoring internet discourse culture to what it used to be?
      Anon, most of it was always scrotebrained. But most of it was cordoned off by borders like the border around AOL that contained the AOLtards there.

      • #175178
        Anonymous
        Guest

        phoneposting has definitely increased the number of low effort posts

        • #175381
          Anonymous
          Guest

          more users = higher post speed, shorter lived threads.
          this more than anything*, more than smartphones, causes low effort posts.

          *aside from JTRIG forum manipulation techniques

    • #175064
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I miss late 90s early 2000s internet…

      So pure, so free.

      • #175084
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >baww thread
        >bel air
        >dinosaur

        • #175087
          Anonymous
          Guest

          open the door
          get on the floor
          everyone walk the dinosaur
          >gets candlejacked oh shi-

          • #175254
            Anonymous
            Guest

            dude why tf would you write his name un your post only an idiot says candlejack’s name

            everyone knows he ki

          • #175355
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >baww thread
            >bel air
            >dinosaur

            these are all better then anything these zoomers scrotes come up with

        • #175097
          Anonymous
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          Unironically a better time than the current state of this Mongolian amateur cave diving forum.

        • #175242
          Anonymous
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          the entire internet was shitty mid 2000 /b/ since the late 90s? upvoted

    • #175065
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You get normalscrotes off the internet. You do that by removing the platforms that cater to them (social media, youtube, other lowest-common-denominator shit) Why do those platforms cater to normalscrotes, giving them a reason to be on the internet with all their drivel? Because normalscrotes are consoomers and it’s profitable to gather up a bunch of them and then sell ad space. So to get rid of the platforms doing this, you have to make online advertising no longer a viable way to make money.

      • #175068
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Or just make separate websites for mobile users

    • #175066
      Anonymous
      Guest

      how the fuck is this tech related?

      • #175073
        Anonymous
        Guest

        no one: …
        Anonymous poster on technology imageboard: how the fuck is this tech related?
        no one: …

        • #175234
          Anonymous
          Guest

          not a single soul: …

      • #175075
        Anonymous
        Guest

        YouTube and the internet are technology.

      • #175078
        Anonymous
        Guest

        internet culture and how to improve it is pretty tech related I believe.

        • #175080
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Why, because it’s done over the internet? So is every thing else, it’s just a media. You could discuss politics or agriculture here using the same logic that it’s somehow related to tech (my irrigation system has a circuits board).

          • #175091
            Anonymous
            Guest

            yes.

          • #175092
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >You could discuss politics or agriculture here using the same logic that it’s somehow related to tech
            Exactly. Technology-related politics and irrigation systems are, in fact, technology.
            Discussing the behavior of cattle on social media is no different than discussing social media policies/happenings, which happens every day.

            • #175093
              Anonymous
              Guest

              yes.

              This is now an irrigation thread.

              • #175094
                Anonymous
                Guest

                no it’s not. make your own thread.

              • #175228
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I shall irrigate thy mothers womb with my seed

              • #175307
                Anonymous
                Guest

                psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh psh

              • #175345
                Anonymous
                Guest

                nice setup anon
                is this mexico?

    • #175067
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >me:
      >everyone in the world:
      >big chungus:
      >elon:
      >keanu reeves:
      >nobody:
      OMG lmfao im gonna post this on insta no cap frfr

      • #175069
        Anonymous
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        This post raised my blood pressure

      • #175090
        Anonymous
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        Fukken saved

      • #175096
        Anonymous
        Guest

        why you sussin OMG?

      • #175155
        Anonymous
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        Why does zoomerjack look so happy?

        • #175157
          Anonymous
          Guest

          because hes scrotebrained

          • #175377
            Anonymous
            Guest

            God I wish I was scrotebrained enough to be happy

            • #175384
              Anonymous
              Guest

              kek same here

        • #175158
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I’m not sure if that face expresses happiness or severe brain trauma induced scrotebraination.

        • #175160
          Anonymous
          Guest

          If you didn’t laugh then you’d cry.

        • #175186
          Anonymous
          Guest

          He’s still a child and has yet to see the world for what it is. The bliss of immaturity.

        • #175187
          Anonymous
          Guest

          he owns nothing

          • #175191
            Anonymous
            Guest

            The face doesn’t express the exact same kind of existential horror as the original but close enough

        • #175190
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Looks like brain damage to me anon

      • #175230
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Forgot to append ifykyk

        • #175232
          Anonymous
          Guest

          https://i.imgur.com/VfexCrI.gif

          >Ifykyk stands for “if you know you know “ mostly used on tiktok
          Why did I even bother looking up what that means

          • #175241
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >zoomer slang is meaningless phrases strung together
            earlier generations set the bar pretty low but they still manage to go lower

      • #175236
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I freaking hate this
        it looks so scrotebrained and stupid

      • #175282
        Anonymous
        Guest

        why you being such a sussy baka?

      • #175294
        Anonymous
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        AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      • #175319
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Thank you for the laugh. Top notch.

      • #175335
        Anonymous
        Guest

        absolutely nobody:
        still nobody:
        not a single soul:
        literally no one:
        not even big chungus:
        random incel on LULZ: Yikes sweaty
        [everyone disliked that]
        baby yeed: wait that’s illegal
        brie larson: ok that was lowkey on point
        pickle rick: *slaps roof of car* luke did i ever tell you about the time i turned myself into a pickle? it was an epic moment.
        luke: *is scrotebrained*
        CIA: Bane?
        sans undertale: hey don’t google HP Lovecraft’s cat name
        [OP googles hp lovecrafts cat name]
        CIA: congratulations you got yourself caught!
        stan lee: *flies past in a spaceship* ooooh i dont care what universe you’re from that’s GOTTA HURT
        [everyone laughed]
        keanu reeves: you’re breathtaking!
        area 51 guards:i bet i can take keanu reeves
        keanu reeves: you sure about that
        keanu reeves: kills all area 51 guards
        area 51:wait thats illegal
        Everyone liked that
        CIA: am I joke to you?
        Alt right incels: there’s no way star wars can be good agai….
        Baby Yeed: hold my beer
        Big chungus joined the chat
        Drumpf has left the chat
        LULZlets: ‘Yeah, I’m thinking this is kind of epic woke af pilled, maybe a bit of a coom moment?? Idk think I might post a frog.

        • #175339
          Anonymous
          Guest

          i am now fully educated on the culture

      • #175386
        Anonymous
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    • #175070
      Anonymous
      Guest

      While I’m tempted to say youtube comments 10 years ago were just as formulaic (remember "the dislike bar is the size of Justin Bieber’s penis"?), back then there would be at least a few top comments that weren’t some generic joke format. What’s really disenheartened me is going to videos on really niche subjects and still seing every comment be this me: bullshit.

      • #175072
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Thumbs up if you think x!
        >ONE M0:00RE TIME
        >I can’t believe I’ve watched this (amount of views video has) times!
        >(Amount of people who disliked) are (bad thing)!

      • #175074
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >the dislike bar is the size of Justin Bieber’s penis
        that was quite funny though

        • #175076
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Yeah but like every 9gag-tier joke, it was funny the first time and not the following 5 billion.

      • #175126
        Anonymous
        Guest

        If you see comments like that on niche videos you are not going deep enough normalscrote-kun

        • #175196
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Woke afboy tell em. I haven’t seen a comment like "me:" in a long time because im not a normalscrote

      • #175176
        Anonymous
        Guest

        this though started off post 2016, those were guaranteed to earn likes at the beginning as it was a new format so everyone started doing it, still at it to this day. no way it was as saturated as it currently is back then

      • #175314
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >How does this video have 1000 likes but only 301 views?

        • #175317
          Anonymous
          Guest

          The ones I hate are when you visit an old video, that was incredibly popular back when it was uploaded but you get the shitty comment that goes like
          >2008 youtube: no
          >2009 youtube: no
          …………
          >2021 youtube: now I recommend and make this popular

          It’s always posted by someone who made an account in the last year or so too.

          don’t miss those

    • #175071
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No. There are now literally billions of scrotebrains online. Unless you’re moving to some alt network no one uses it’s a pointless fight that has been lost long ago. In other words: Fuck off we’re full.

      • #175156
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >moving to some alt network no one uses
        Where do I sign up? Seriously that would be great. I can’t imagine single part of normie net that I’d be missing.

    • #175077
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >chantards in charge of "internet discourse"

      • #175107
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >me:
        >LULZ:
        >everyone else the world:
        Runs ancient LULZ memes into the ground instead of making their own

    • #175079
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s not like forums/communities following netiquette have gone extinct
      They are still there, it’s just way harder to find them with all SEO/clickbait shit around

    • #175081
      Anonymous
      Guest

      the moment people on phones could access the internet, it was over

      there used to be hurdles, very minimal, for setting up connections and accessing forums, that meant those who could do the bare minimum effort could only access it…but now that every scrotebrain on the planet has the ability to fling its shit opinion wherever it may land, without any hassle, knowledge, or expertise…it is over

      maybe look into IRC’s if you want good discussion

      • #175085
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >the moment people on phones could access the internet, it was over
        >what was dialup

        • #175088
          Anonymous
          Guest

          im pretty sure you know i mean smart phone

          which allows even a monkey brazilian to have tech that could get him to the moon

        • #175089
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >what was dialup
          Uh, not phones. Phones didn’t have modems built into them. Not sure what your point was.

    • #175083
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Well at least you don’t see the same things posted every single day in every single LULZ thread.

      • #175150
        Anonymous
        Guest

        COPE SNEED OMG this REDPILLED

    • #175095
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What is it with people repeating the same joke over and over anyway? And I don’t just mean the same format like OP’s pic. I mean literally writing the exact same joke again.
      Go to any popular video, read the top comments and then sort the comments by newest, and you will see people just posting the top comments again.
      What do they get out of it?
      And yes I assume some are bots, but not all.

      • #175098
        Anonymous
        Guest

        you know the kid in school that would repeat maymays he saw on 9gag/tumblr/whatever the day before? Same thing, you take content and repeat it to get some percentage of the original’s value.

        • #175102
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Not him and in principle I agree but on the same freaking video? If you repeat the joke at school you’re at least gonna get some attention/reaction if you do it on the same video at best you will get one person saying you stole the joke.

          • #175116
            Anonymous
            Guest

            No, you get upvotes/thumbsup/whatever other scrotebrained form of validation your website uses. You’d expect that to happen, but it doesn’t, people keep updooting the same joke over and over.
            I’ve considered making an account on reddit that will literally only reply variations of the template "That’s a huge red flag, sounds like you dodged a bullet" and see how long it takes me to get to like 10k karma, because that’s something that people will upvote no matter how much they see.

            • #175122
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Just write a bot that scrapes the most popular boards for some keywords and post that and I bet you will surpass at least 20k by the end of the week.

      • #175104
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I think that part of it is imitation, but another part is just that there’s a bunch of NPCs who happen to have exactly the same thought process. For example, I’ve been seeing this comment repeated on my video for years, multiple times a week, sometimes even multiple times a day. It never stops and it never will stop.

        • #175105
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Has Hitler as his pic
          >Is scared to write out Nazi
          kek

          • #175110
            Anonymous
            Guest

            there are certain words that youtube auto-filters. if you say "scrote", your comment will appear to you as though it posted fine, but no one else will be able to see it. he is likely trying to get around that.

        • #175258
          Anonymous
          Guest

          are you one of the woke af youtubers who uploads patriotic Soviet songs and other woke af commie things?

          • #175268
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Sort of. It wasn’t specifically commie things, but like a decade ago I got bored at some point and stared uploading historical songs that I liked, but then I got quickly bored of doing that and stopped after a few vids. Since then I’ve only uploaded a few movies clips that I liked, but couldn’t find on youtube in HD.

          • #175298
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >commie
            >woke af

            • #175362
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Its a twewy wojak!

        • #175382
          Anonymous
          Guest

          meh it happens on LULZ as well.
          there are GPT3 schizobabble bots, and people who imitate the bots
          there are shills, and people who imitate the shills.
          there are smart trolls who satirize it, and there are dumb trolls who only amplify it.
          and then there are the people who are too dumb to tell the difference.

          in general the result is the loss of trust, attention, lower intellectual investement, lower effort, garbage posts.

      • #175366
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >What is it with people repeating the same joke over and over anyway?
        lack of creativity

    • #175099
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Could you outline what kind of discourse you expect in the comment section of a video that is about pretending to eat a piece of sponge? Thank you.

      • #175106
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Pick any ultra-popular 2016 or earlier video that doesn’t get views anymore (so top comments are 4-5 years old) and you’ll find standard, opinionated comments.
        They aren’t deep philosophical debates, but they aren’t formulaic reddit memes plastered everywhere for upboats either. They’re just normal.

        • #175113
          Anonymous
          Guest

          anonkun, that was just the mid 2010s phase of "edgy and hip memer group acts all unique and stuff and everyone wants to mimic them"

    • #175100
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Woke af.

      • #175147
        Anonymous
        Guest

        soul

      • #175227
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Hello you can’t say scrote.

      • #175273
        Anonymous
        Guest

        OMG this lad

      • #175287
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I heard he became a professional cumslut and died from AIDS.

      • #175324
        Anonymous
        Guest

        dangerously woke af

    • #175101
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I feel like it’s improved in most places.
      Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit are just intentionally making their communities shit for whatever reason.

    • #175103
      Anonymous
      Guest

      not as long as likes are thing, no

    • #175108
      Anonymous
      Guest

      anon: can we fix internet culture
      Le me: shop da whoop I’m firing much laz0rs
      anon reading this: epic win x9000
      My CIA agent: holy shit Lois, he said the line.
      Also me: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
      Finally me: the game

    • #175111
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Quality discussions require educated people.
      Educated people tend to spend their time doing more relevant things than commenting a freaking youtube video about some scrotebrain eating a sponge.

    • #175114
      Anonymous
      Guest

      EVERYTHING YOU SAY TO MEEE
      BRINGS ME ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE JEJ
      AND I’M ABOUT TO KEK

    • #175119
      Anonymous
      Guest

      that’s a pretty neat cake

    • #175121
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Me: OP is a scrote
      OP: I am a scrote

      • #175167
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Can we all agree that 2012 was the apex of meme culture

      • #175188
        Anonymous
        Guest

        What does the future hold for clown memes?

        • #175200
          Anonymous
          Guest
          • #175229
            Anonymous
            Guest

            CHARLIE CHALK, WHAT AN ABSOLUTE CUNT AND A BLOODY LEGEND. regards, david

        • #175235
          Anonymous
          Guest

          It’s just going to be progressively more cancerous versions of the wojak.
          Wojak is an evolutionary dead end.

          • #175379
            Anonymous
            Guest

            i like some of the soijacks on /qa/, theyre quite inventive.
            some real gems.

        • #175367
          Anonymous
          Guest
      • #175331
        Anonymous
        Guest
    • #175124
      Anonymous
      Guest

      are you a zoomer or something, it was just as bad in 2006

      >hurr durr repost this in 3 other videos or bloody mary will kill you in your sleep tonight

    • #175127
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Do you mean by like 1980’s standards when it was mostly academics? Anyway, it’s unfixable as a whole, but giving thought-out responses and arguing in good faith usually gets you somewhere. Most people respond fairly to that, and the ones that don’t you can just ignore. Ditching terrible forum (meaning the big ones) helps too. If you do all that and don’t contribute to the problem by posting inane one liners, that’s all you can do.

      • #175130
        Anonymous
        Guest

        DISREGARD scrote, ACQUIRE MEIN DOUBLES

        • #175133
          Anonymous
          Guest

          kek

      • #175136
        Anonymous
        Guest

        sis I would have loved an academic only web. For one it would stop stock bots

        • #175138
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >eight hundred pretentious scrotes who won’t write anything because they are afraid of being judged

        • #175140
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Go on reddit.
          >actually
          >as a computer engineer
          >according to the data
          Trust me, you don’t want that.

    • #175131
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >clicks on video entitled "Edible Dish Sponge Cake ! *PRANK* Easy Illusion Cake!*
      >target demographic is small children
      >all the comments are small children
      >"Man, why are all these comments so idiodic? Its like they’re written by small children!"

      Maybe just dont watch scrotebrained shit then, OP

    • #175134
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >am I the only one that…
      >I love how the doggo just…
      >it’s crazy how…
      >me: you: my mom: pewdiepie:
      >me did this, me also did this, also me:
      just freaking say what you did in first person instead of quoting yourself you idiot

      • #175349
        Anonymous
        Guest

        > Can we take a minute to appreciate….
        and then says nothing about the thing, just points out that others should appreciate it, maybe
        > Why is nobody talking about…
        when every other comment is about it

    • #175135
      Anonymous
      Guest

      god I miss the 2000s internet. epic win, trolling, lelelele, me gusta, nyan cat, just bring it back. i freaking miss it.
      i miss messing around with windows XP themes
      i miss making shitty pivot stickfigure animations
      i miss the old copyright free let the bodies hit the floor 009 sound system paralyzer finger 11 shit
      i miss when equipping a rune platebody was an actual freaking party with me and my sis
      i miss how memes were a specific memetic format that caught wind and not literally anything with a caption
      i miss playing manhut and airsoft with my neighbors and then going inside and sipping a capri sun while showing my buddies this cool new spot to mine adamant rocks
      i miss turning on the TV and watching courage the cowardly dog
      i miss staying up late to watch king of the hill and feeling like a delinquent adult
      i miss watching youtube poops all day and making my own terrible one with windows movie maker

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wnE4vF9CQ4
      i miss when the internet was magical and mysterious and incredible

      everything is now an optimized dopamine injection designed to capture our physiology into a cycle of addiction
      there is no purity, no freedom, no mystery
      kids now are raised with a giant blue ipad glued to their screen absorbing endless hours of randomized colorful spiderman pooping on elsa goku marries mario bullshit.
      TAKE ME BACK

      • #175139
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I completely forgot about Dreamscape and then randomly found a copy of the song sometime in 2019 while going through and chucking out old hard drives and I actually cried.
        Kids don’t even know what we lost.

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        Anonymous
        Guest
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        Anonymous
        Guest
      • #175144
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >there is no purity, no freedom, no mystery
        No escape either. Every search engine and website redirects you further into the attention junkie pit.

        I’m trying to build up my RSS feeds, but the modern web does not make it easy.

        • #175149
          Anonymous
          Guest

          i think this is the real issue- morons have always existed, but finding spaces that don’t specifically cater to cloutchasing/attention whoring or actual monetization with systems like reddit’s upvotes bringing the most popular comments to the top is getting harder and harder. as "social media" goes, image boards and (bizarrely) tumblr are as close as you get. shilling and building up a dumb internet persona still exist on these platforms but it isn’t baked directly into how they work.

          • #175151
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I’ve been thinking about starting up my own community/forum/servers or whatever the fuck you want to call it and should I ever do I can promise you I will do everything I can to make sure it never even gets indexed by Google and co in the first place and I don’t think you could do it any other way. If it’s too easy to find it will get flooded by the swarm of locust that ruin everything they touch aka the average freaking scrotebrain.

            • #175152
              Anonymous
              Guest

              You literally can not stop it. My site with a completely unknoen traffic (ive seriously never measured it or advertised it) gets indexed even with robots.txt
              Maybe IP only?

              • #175154
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Google exclude a lot of stuff like porn from their search results might be good enough to setup a fake front full of porn? No idea. I think the best and maybe only real approach would be exclusively using I2P tor or something similar.

                • #175177
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  just look up how to do SEO, then do the opposite.
                  detect the google robot user agent, and busy wait in js or something so it never loads in js or something.

                  • #175213
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    I did a bit of research into bots for an uni project like a year ago and if you purposefully block or redirect googles robot user agent to a fake site they really don’t freaking like it and completely blacklist you so that might work.
                    So say you have the real site and a subdirectory that you redirect all kinds of bots to woke af on their user agent then you should be able to get yourself blacklisted.

            • #175209
              Anonymous
              Guest

              I’ve heard that if you build within iframes, then the bots don’t know how to index it. but I don’t really know.

        • #175208
          Anonymous
          Guest
      • #175153
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >i miss turning on the TV and watching courage the cowardly dog
        This takes me back. Used to watch this with my grandma. Good time.

      • #175180
        Anonymous
        Guest

        zoomer

        • #175224
          Anonymous
          Guest

          im 22

          • #175313
            Anonymous
            Guest

            zoomer confirmed

      • #175330
        Anonymous
        Guest

        zoomer hands typed this post

    • #175137
      Anonymous
      Guest

      As with everything: Avoid crowds and anything popular.

    • #175143
      Anonymous
      Guest

      a. Stale memes were a thing forever.
      b. I thought you were going to post something actually cancer like somebody saying "have a nice day" and Twitter trying to get them fired for it. Copypasta memes aren’t so bad.

    • #175146
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What sort of meaningful discussion were you hoping to have about Edible Dish Sponge Cake?

    • #175159
      Anonymous
      Guest

      haha yeah 2000’s internet speak was intelligent as fuck *holds up sp0rk of d00mz*

      • #175161
        Anonymous
        Guest

        this but unironically

        • #175214
          Anonymous
          Guest

          5ome 0f ït wuz rëtårded thøüĝh <’33

    • #175163
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The secret clubs that posters are fawning over ITT do exist, you just weren’t invited :^) Not going to share anything here because I don’t want them ruined with chudcopeseethedilatesneed posters.

      • #175164
        Anonymous
        Guest

        And neither were you otherwise you wouldn’t be on this Micronesian amateur coconut carving forum.
        >inb4 more waaa my dad works at Nintendo and is gonna ban you from tf2 scrotery

      • #175182
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Haha scrotetits is dead, instead I’ll go to sites slower than freaking rocks that end up dead in less than a year
        Old story, no one thinks you’re cool anon.

    • #175166
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Honestly, we’re just at the end of an era in internet discourse right now. Everything seems really stale, lame, stupid, etc etc because we’ve basically been using the same freaking memes for the last 3-4 years. This cycle happens over and over again and the language/memes are refreshed with a totally new layer of irony and conceit; usually after the discourse becomes so "normified" that you can’t escape scrotebrained meme formats anywhere.

      The first era I was really aware of was the rage-comics/cake is a lie/advice animals era. I was about 16 at the time and saw the natural growth of these memes from this platform gradually take over the internet as a whole. Eventually, LULZ got sick of the memes they created being used by scrotes but by that point the damage was already done, we had to endure about 2-3 years of "internet discourse" just being scrotebrains posting Rick Astley for "epic trolls" and misusing memes that started on /b/.

      I think we’re quickly approaching the end of this era. Yes it freaking sucks, but I’ll remind you that it also freaking sucked when Adam Sandler was wearing a "YOU MAD?" t-shirt and every freaking moron was shouting "THE CAKE IS A LIE".

      • #175168
        Anonymous
        Guest

        but what do u mean with cycle

    • #175169
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Test

      • #175171
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You’re not banned congrats

    • #175172
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve been thinking about getting into HAM radio just because the FCC loicense filters scrotebrains. I rather talk to rich autistic boomers than coloreds and scrotebrains. Anyone have any good study materials and other resources for this?

      • #175370
        Anonymous
        Guest

        find a local ham club near you and they can probably help you

    • #175173
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It will never improve, the general population is scrotebrained. The internet went scrotebrained as soon as it became popular.

    • #175174
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Can someone tell me why this image is significant?

      • #175175
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You need to eat copious amounts of lemons to reach the path to monke

    • #175179
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Does anyone else hate comments like "who else came here from x" or "wow who else was recommended this by the algorithm"? It just seems really disrespectful to the video creator, as if they’re implying whatever sent them there is more important than the video and its contents.

      • #175185
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It’s the new "who is watching this in [current year]" and my tinfoil hat conspiracy theory is that YouTube intentionally boosts these comments as part of a censorship program.

    • #175181
      Anonymous
      Guest

      […]

      how about this?
      tl;dr

      • #175184
        Anonymous
        Guest

        dam i have been pwnd

    • #175189
      Anonymous
      Guest

      internet discourse peaked before most of you zoomer scrotes slithered out your mother’s poopyhole.

    • #175192
      Anonymous
      Guest

      *permanently breaks old comment chains and tagged replies*
      pshh nothing personnel kiddo

    • #175193
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m surprised more people dont talk about this "dialogue" comment epidemic. I invite everyone to start paying close attention to it.
      These motherfuckers don’t know how to speak anymore, simple one phrase comments are now turned into a dialogue format for no reason.

      • #175197
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Calm down, it’s just YouTube’s version of greentext.

      • #175199
        Anonymous
        Guest

        no one:
        me: I agree with you anon
        For real though, I think the prevalence of this format, especially the common use of "no one:" speaks to the oversocialization of its users. It reflects a need to knowingly recognize something as outside the majority opinion, for fear of being rejected if they express it ardently without that layer of distancing, or more commonly simply to ridicule that idea for being something "no one" else would express.

    • #175194
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #175198
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #175202
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yeah, why don’t they come up with new memes instead of recycling an old meme for the ten kajillionish time. The fine people on LULZ would never do that!

      • #175336
        Anonymous
        Guest

        wojak is still more entertaining than that shit

    • #175203
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I honestly think algorithms are the main issue and there’s probably conspiracy behind it. They literally focused on turning people into glued to the screen idiots instead of giving you quality content. I remember when youtube used to give you recommendations woke af off your likes and subs. Now its just random clickbait shit for the most part. The amount of interesting videos I find in a year went from 100s to 10 max. I don’t even remember when was a last time a subbed to a new channel. All my subs go back to early 2010s. Same trends can be observed in any other "big tech" social media platforms. They had potential to improve human condition intead they only making it worse in any way possible.

    • #175207
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The eternal September will never end. It has been 22 years and it will never end. Only thing we can do is accept it will never end and move on. Its time to move on OP.

    • #175210
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No and we have the same shit over here. The difference is we just post woke afjaks

    • #175211
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I think only on the free(er) internet that isn’t really controlled by corporate spy/advertiser/astroturfing interests.

      • #175215
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Yeah but that free(er) internet puts by association nex to some questionable shit. Is there really no active, but ‘lesser known’ on the CN? I guess that’s a dumb question, since posting it here would immediately risk it becoming shit on. I’ll keep combing but fuck me it’s bleak.

        • #175220
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Yeah but that free(er) internet puts by association nex to some questionable shit.
          What do you think the old internet was? From the age of BBS’ over forums to now. International free speech comes with free speech that someone sees as "questionable", no doubt.

          > Is there really no active, but ‘lesser known’ on the CN?
          Are you looking for the singular cool kids club?

          What is like one part of the old internet is the Debian or Gentoo forums. Also not corporate. Also not really focused on shilling idols and astroturfing products.

          Another part is like Pleroma and the fediverse. Contains everything including aforementioned "questionable shit" to an extent. Maybe some German guy brags about how much he likes freaking his 14 year old girlfriend. And an Asian person might have a recipe how to cook dog liver.

          • #175222
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Yeah you’re right, I’m looking for something that by definition doesn’t exist. It existed in illusion because a larger % of early internet adopters were people likely to be somewhat interested in technology and computers, whereas now it’s free access anywhere, anytime, by anyone.

            Cheers anyways for the responses.

          • #175223
            Anonymous
            Guest

            In my experience the fediverse and anything similar is always overrun by either extremely leftwing or rightwing scrotebrains living out their fetishes. Are there any worthwhile instances? Don’t need to name them for obvious reasons I’m just wondering if I’ve just been looking in the wrong places.

            • #175296
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Japanese internet is generally better. Even Japanese Twitter is good.
              It’s because the kind of people stupid enough to regurgitate memes are too stupid to learn Japanese. The problem is that so am I, and in all likelihood, you are too.

            • #175327
              Anonymous
              Guest

              how’s about not being a centrist? Lmfao. The fediverse is where all the cool commies hang out

            • #175376
              Anonymous
              Guest

              long-lasting personas are always cancer by design. even usenet sucked, and the only thing that alleviated it were personally curated kill lists.
              the community or moderation of the fediverse cannot improve it, for it was always stuck in the mindset of imitating twitter.

      • #175375
        Anonymous
        Guest

        your example is just as cancerous as the garden gnometube comments.
        was that the point you intended to make?

        • #175378
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Yes, you’ll feel more at home in the sheltered corporate burgernet.

          You don’t deserve cancer (free speech that disagrees with you or your morals or doesn’t meet your quality standards).

    • #175212
      Anonymous
      Guest

      1. Take a sponge and soak it in cornstarch
      2. Ball the sponge up, secure with twine
      3. Wait for the sponge to dry and hold shape
      4. Cut the twine, flush sponge down enemy’s toilet

    • #175216
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >He doesnt know that these comments arent real and come from a machine learning model.

    • #175217
      Anonymous
      Guest

      People who whine about this woud call 00’s LULZ cringe and reddit.

    • #175218
      Anonymous
      Guest

      […]

      I saw that scrote

    • #175225
      Anonymous
      Guest

      There’s no need to improve it.
      The reason you’re seeing all of these trash comments is because the videos you watch are all trash.

      Watch actually good videos and get actually good comments

    • #175231
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Not without making a new internet

    • #175233
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no one:
      no one at all:
      absolutely nobody:
      not a single damn person on the planet:
      OP: Today I sucked more cocks than I ever have before, my cum addiction is really getting out of hand

    • #175238
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czkYm-XJRks&list=RDzO0_IDtZ5Xk&index=5

      I think Poland might be the answer. Need to go metaphorically back in time, to a place where they’re still acting with politics and behaviors of the late early 90s..

    • #175244
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Don’t tell this to anyone but I use ‘newest first’, you will find quality comments there trust me.

    • #175248
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >look for information on "thing" on google
      >only brings up websites where to buy "thing"
      >this goes on for pages and pages

      When did it get so bad bros?

      • #175250
        Anonymous
        Guest

        When people started paying google for sponsored result slots and started manipulating their pages to rank hire in search results.

    • #175253
      Anonymous
      Guest
      • #175255
        Anonymous
        Guest
      • #175256
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I mean.

        There is some amusement in just how dumb those comments are and the people behind them. It does go long way to explaining why the world works as it does, except now it’s on display.

      • #175259
        Anonymous
        Guest
      • #175353
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Good morning sirs!

    • #175262
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Nice, didn’t know anyone else that realized there are a ton of bots on YouTube with the same joke pattern. Its not even the fact that its blatantly a 9Gag or Reddit-tier format. Its just how unfunny some of them are to begin with.

      Total scrotes.

    • #175264
      Anonymous
      Guest

      thinkspot

    • #175270
      Anonymous
      Guest

      quality thread bois

    • #175276
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >thread goes quiet as soon as actual sourced material gets posted
      every time

    • #175279
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was here 15 years ago and it was people just spamming shit like the ORLY owl and laughing manicially. You’re trying to restore a past that didn’t exist that was totally cringe. Occasionally I find an account of mine from ten years ago and die from cringe overload, I used to really freaking like smileys like =)

      • #175308
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This.

        Guys, take a deep breath, take a look at yourself and appreciate that we have our own wholesome corners of the internet now where the cringe is almost gone.
        sure there are shills and trolls and we get samescroteged, censored and banned for challenging tptb but we are here together complaining mostly about the same things.

    • #175286
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The problem lies in rating systems themselves, people are dumb and want like number go bigger, well thought out comments don’t lead to like number go bigger, for that you need to appeal to lowest common denominator, and since so many people chase LNGB, it leads to a flood of comments like picrel. Hearts don’t help either, as they lead to people sucking off the uploader in hopes of getting one, further pooping up comment sections. This is why i like this site so much, the lack of ratings means the only thing you can get from a post is a (You), which, unlike likes, aren’t all worth the same, the most valuable (You) is a well thought up reply, least valuable is a l33t h4x0r doxxing you, which isn’t likely to happen, most likely if your post is shit someone will call you a scrote and move on with their lives, this leads to more interesting discourse. The lack of accounts also helps, because since no one knows how you look like or what you’re interested in, they can only attack your post. TL;DR We need anonimity in every type of site to foster interesting discussions

    • #175290
      Anonymous
      Guest

      If they can somehow permanently separate desktop internet and phone internet things would improve a bit.

    • #175293
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >www.youtube.com###comments
      no its never returning, and it will only get worse, literal children are on the internet now.

    • #175295
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Is there any hope for restoring internet discourse culture to what it used to be?

      scrote.

    • #175300
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Drop the voting system. The like-dislike stuff.

    • #175302
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No. You just had to be there and save it so you can reminisce about it later.

      • #175374
        Anonymous
        Guest

        honestly it looks as fresh as any thread posted today or a week ago.
        it wasnt until i saw the anontalk spam that i had to check the year.

    • #175311
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >be me

    • #175315
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i think the problem is so many third worlders now have access to the internet.
      so many youtube comments make absolutely no sense and are always grammatically incorrect.

      • #175383
        Anonymous
        Guest

        wrong, theirs is a pure innocence that reminds me of the early days of the internet.

        SOVL

        […]

        souless

    • #175316
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No.

      • #175321
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >those creepy eyes
        How did they manage to make this art style even worse?

        • #175322
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Come join us for some koo- coffee the master will be home soon

        • #175361
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Cyclopses mang.

      • #175326
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Is the potted plant a youtuber?

    • #175323
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://macrochan.org/random.php

      Go here, click through a few images and tell me we weren’t just as cringe and creatively bankrupt back then as we are now.

      • #175325
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >cringe
        >creatively bankrupt

      • #175328
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >cringe and creatively bankrupt

    • #175329
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yeah, stop censoring half the conversationalists.

    • #175333
      Anonymous
      Guest

      *le me eating *
      friend: "ERMAHGERD derp what is you eating is le dish sponge lolz????"
      me: "nope *roflz* itz a cake trolololoolol"

    • #175334
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >goes on the website that almost singlehandedly made this form of communication popular in the west
      >complains about it
      good move. next make a privacy group on facebook

    • #175337
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no. every comment section has turned into reddit.

    • #175338
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I miss the "under 301 club" thing on youtube. And bob the ascii stickman, who was going to defeat google plus. Good times 🙂

      • #175341
        Anonymous
        Guest

        there was also the "you that read wrong" thing

    • #175340
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Because comments largely went from addressing the creator of the video to trying to get the most likes and addressing the audience of the video. Also your watching dumb kids videos, of course the comments are gonna be dumb

    • #175342
      Anonymous
      Guest

      […]

      Screencapped. Enjoyed reading this.

    • #175343
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #175344
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >implying all the greentext arguments arent just as scrotebrained
      >implying im not being a part of the problem right now
      >be me
      >huge LULZer
      >oldscrote since 2016
      >mfw face when couldnt find a wojak to represent my emotion so complex

      • #175347
        Anonymous
        Guest
        • #175373
          Anonymous
          Guest

          its sad, because its true.
          look at the historic traffic stats.
          over half of nu-LULZ posts and posters came after 2016.

    • #175346
      Anonymous
      Guest

      […]

      thanks for the essay anon, good read

    • #175348
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Watch niche and underrated youtubers. Dont use discord, or Reddit. Twitter gets a pass if you use it to get manga updates from the authors’ Twitter.

    • #175350
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Just disable comments and live-chat on everything.

    • #175354
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Not in the way you’re hoping, anyways.

      Be careful what you wish for. Be thankful you got to experience "what it used to be". And appreciate what little we have right now. It likely won’t last much longer.

    • #175356
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >nuke america
      >nuke china
      >kill americans on sight
      >destroy transatlantic subsea cables
      Internet fixed. Actually, literally whole world fixed.

    • #175360
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I just block youtube comments with ublock origin.

    • #175363
      Anonymous
      Guest

      that yay dessert comment is hilarious

    • #175365
      Anonymous
      Guest

      […]

      >At this point the normies enter. What’s interesting with this previous cycle was that normies didn’t actively adopt Pepe/Wojak memes, since there was an active attempt to label them as "white supremacy". What they did adopt however was the tone of those memes. Despair, clown-world; albeit a watered down bastardization of those emotions, but those emotions none-the-less.
      I disagree with this. I do think that what happens with the normization of a meme is not the adoption of the emotion, but rather the co-option of the aesthetic: normies almost by definition lack the emotional depth to fully interiorize the concepts expressed by the original memes, but they happily latch on the superficial appearance of the meme, strip it down, and wear its skin. I do believe they either just pretend or don’t even understand. I think no other event in recent history demonstrated this as the "nerd" fad fueled by The Big Bang Theory; I won’t spend any word for this or I might start foaming from the mouth, we all know what happened.
      The last phase in the life cycle of a meme is the corruption of the meme to the point that the connection with the emotion is severed, and with the arise of new circumstances this dictates the necessity for a new meme, and the cycle starts again.

      • #175385
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I think the core of the problem is that they lack basic self reflection and critical thinking skills. Else they wouldn’t trust the scientists, the experts, the government, the media, the education system and all the rest of it.
        they have a cognitive dissonance and egoistic collectivist bias so deep that they will basically sacrifice anything in order not to face the truth and have to think and reflect on it. their whole ego is tied up in collective identity and they are completely terrified of the though of standing outside the popular collective narrative, terrified that their peers might be upset and and dislike them, so much that they willingly inject themselves and their children with an unknown liquid with unknown side effects and unknown ingredients made by big pharmaceutical corporations that makes their profits from people being ill.

    • #175369
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Why do indians love Quora so much

    • #175372
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #175380
      Anonymous
      Guest

      eternal september

    • #175387
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no

    • #175388
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No, make peace with this and move on.

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