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mk  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moot retires from 4chan

Curious, why do you say so?





user-inactivated  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Because he kept trying to make 4chan into something that it isn't. He was trying to make 4chan more people-friendly, and that's like putting flowers on a cesspit. I'm glad to see him go, but I don't know how the new owners will treat it. The site is too big for its own good.

flagamuffin  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I did not get the impression that there will be new "owners," per se.

user-inactivated  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

New "administrator," I guess. New head of everything. Maybe owner wasn't quite accurate.

flagamuffin  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In any case, moot has in the past attempted to make 4chan more people-friendly for the very good reason that when something especially bad happens on the site, it's moot that gets dragged in to talk about it in court.

That website has been lucky to have him. Unfortunately. Because without competent leadership it probably wouldn't still exist, which would be great.

am_Unition  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd heard he wanted to make it profitable. Not just cam-whore banner-ad profitable, but a legit social media site, the route of twitter, facebook, etc.

Here's where I'd make a list of the issues in facilitating that kind of a transition, but I don't really know where to start.

Curvol  ·  1950 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not profitable, he wanted to bolster the funds for 4chan in general so they never had to worry about keeping servers up ect. It all stayed in 4chan which has rather decent funding now.

flagamuffin  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's not probably a good idea, but it's perfectly understandable. reddit is profitable, finally (I think), and 4chan certainly could be. Plus moot has gone into debt in the past to pay server bills (again, I think).

am_Unition  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    (again, I think)

Right? It's cracking me up that the only actual news source of 4chan is 4chan, which doesn't bode well for truth in general.

But yeah, he provided (past tense???) an actual service. Unfortunately, the very nature of this service has been proven unprofitable, right?

The real question is "When will mk accept my money?"

mk  ·  1951 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Soonish.

flagamuffin  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The realer question is, what's up with notifications these days? I almost missed this one.