I don't think you've seen a site small enough, or don't know the situation with our users.
I'll tell you about the relationship between sushichan and a certain board.
This board is only open for a couple hour a day. At closing time each day, all threads are automatically deleted; when the board opens next time it'll be empty. That's the script.
This board also has a somewhat strict posting etiquette, and a very nice community. People see the fruits of it and fall in love at first sight.
So, this board gets linked to sushichan. They seem very similar in a lot of ways, so it might've seemed fitting.
And then people started pouring in and the effects were felt. While previously, the board would make twenty or so posts an hour, now the posting rate was approaching over a hundred posts per hour. Most days you'd see at least one, if not two new people show up and say they were new on the board. And most of them came from the link on sushichan.
This continued until we asked itamae to remove the link, form /hell/ no less. He did, and now the board has quieted down to a manageable rate of growth. A hundred posts per hour in a single thread is no environment for any meaningful discussion.
I know it's partially my fault that sushichan paid so much attention to this board earlier, so I'm not going to name it anymore. But get this, sushichan definitely has the manpower to run over a smaller board without noticing.
The thread is FINE, anything that happens in it will be FINE in my book, as long as people keep up a sense of respect for these sites and don't go full creamy on it. I didn't even think it was an adverstiment containtment thread at first.>>308
Fat Stupid Garbage stream was fine, they had content other than other users.>>309
The webrings and stuff were a thing mostly because the net was more static, if you had an interest you'd kick up a website for that and your friend would do the same. Nowadays, the two of you would see each other on a forum, imageboard, subreddit or discord. The web became more centralized in a way, so to network related sites together was no longer as needed.>>306
I wouldn't say too much, but too fast. Europe's problem too is the bottleneck that the cutting of official refugee routes caused, leading to refugeees coming in large groups and having no chance to adapt to their host countries before grouping with themselves.
Now, what I don't really understand is discord.
Why does everyone run a discord these days?
What's with the competition for users?
All the discord servers are the same. They have the same general channel, channels for music, video games, technology and porn. They all have the same bots and the same content. If they post their links on imageboards, they're going to bump their thread with porn.
I've checked out enough servers out of curiosity to form a general reaction of discord = spam.
What's up with this shit?
I'm tired, can you tell? I can't fit this post on my screen anymore!