/int/ – No shittings during wörktime
„There is no place like home“

File (max. 4)
Return to
(optional)
  • Allowed file extensions (max. size 25 MB or specified)
    Images:  BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, PSD   Videos:  FLV, MP4, WEBM  
    Archives:  7Z, RAR, ZIP   Audio:  FLAC, MP3, OGG, OPUS  
    Documents:  DJVU (50 MB), EPUB, MOBI, PDF (50 MB)  
  • Please read the Rules before posting.
  • Make sure you are familiar with the Guide to Anonymous Posting.

No. 23322
102 kB, 393 × 393
thinkign bout dat kc
>>
No. 23323
Boy can think!
>>
No. 23325
great website
great moderation
>>
No. 23326
Imageboards 2005-2018ish ruined my life by filling my brain with toxic material, not sure why you're so eager to have it back. I think we're suffering something similar to battered wife syndrome where we miss the only thing we know even if its shit that stole our best years
>>
No. 23327
>>
No. 23330
>>23325
Shit moderation
>>
No. 23331 Kontra
>>23326
I'm getting less and less interested in posting here, stopped KC 1.5 years ago. Better read a book or deal with something else. Most opinions aren't relevant to me anymore. Still frequent EC everyday but I don't feel the energy to engage, even here, a lot less.
>>
No. 23334
>>23330
best website ever made
>>
No. 23335
I hope kc will never come back.
>>
No. 23336
Anyone know what happened?
>>
No. 23337
>>23331
Same here pretty much. I've really enjoyed posting here last fall and winter but for a while now I've been posting less and less.
>>
No. 23339
I find myself in a strange purgatory imageboard-wise. As much as I like KC, I think I'm too assburger for the community and users respond less positively than they used to. My music threads don't enjoy the reception they once did. Also, a good swath of the decent users aren't there anymore.

Conversely, I'm too casual for serious discussions demanded by EC. I don't feel compelled to post at length about any particular topic other than music. Considering there aren't too many people who share the same passion I do, I stay away.

As to the others, Vierkanal is only good for shitposting. 8ch is an insane asylum. 420chan is full of drug-addicted fuck ups. Sadly, nobody used 7chan or 99chan anymore.
>>
No. 23340 Kontra
>>23337
Yeah, I noticed the other Germans don't post much either. I don't have much to tell anyway, I cannot sum up most books I read since my English is not sufficient or I don't understand them well enough. On the other hand I want to debate a few things but my own knowledge is rather small in these areas and thus it feels pointless, that's what I mean with all the imageboard opinions, most of them are not deep enough or interest is not really shared by others it seems. EC is different to KC but the small base makes it difficult sometimes.
>>
No. 23358 Kontra
It's online.
You all have to go back.
>>
No. 23402
>>23401
Sad!
>>
No. 23403
>>23358
talking about the real KC not schizochan
>>
No. 23407 Kontra
KC is dead. Ban the heretic!
>>
No. 23441
>>23403
>Up on Monday, down on Tuesday, up on Wednesday, down on Thursday, etc.....

Oh, you mean Elevatorchan.
>>
No. 23471
This stuff is quite artificial and laborious. What is required is the fresh breath of sweet savory random. To be frank, most of the high-brow discussions are very local and narrow and almost nobody can participate or feel as if the other contributor is actually participating in a legit discussion, for the definition of that word implies a conference around a common subject with inputs that reference each other, at the very least. Now if we could export our culture elsewhere and have it accepted as a standard in the more regular venues, that would be useful.
>>
No. 23475 Kontra
>>23471
The problem is we just have too few people, which has always been a sort of tension within the chan communities. At the extreme opposite end you have the 4kanker: incredible amounts of posters to the point of boards being almost unusable, and almost every single last one of those posters are garbage. It's like explosive diarrhea in text form, with never a single thought out response.

Here we have the opposite problem, where there's so few of us that one thread will take literally months to even hit autosage and we still have threads up from early 2018, as opposed to the cancer where a thread dies in literally hours even if it's popular, and 15 minutes if it isn't. KC2017 was largely the result of US politics shitposting but it had been a long time coming and by the end was indistinguishable from vierkanal. I had completely stopped even using anything other than vidya threads by then.

All that being stated yeah you're right and one big problem I noticed is it often feels more like people talking past each other rather than having an actual discussion. Like in vidya it often feels like Russia will be talking about some obscure game or Magic again, while Australia is talking about flight sims.

But this lack of engagement is really just because it's so niche. Like i don't even play either of their interests, and a good number of people here don't play mine. This can be a good thing however as it exposes you to lots of new material.

The main problem is trying to get it so we don't have the absolute most mouth breather bydlo and retarded fucking boomers from 4kanker invading us. I haven't seen a problem with Slav bydlo but really the problem is the worst sort of shit is now endemic to the internet thanks to combination of phones and everything else. Vierkanal is quite literally mainstream normies and everyone worth hating you'd normally want off the internet and our biggest problem is the moment more than a few people find out about us they're the first to try and ruin this place. I wouldnt mind if we got a lot more people here but the moment it turns into another 4cancerous shitclone it's dead.
>>
No. 23479 Kontra
>>23475
>All that being stated yeah you're right and one big problem I noticed is it often feels more like people talking past each other rather than having an actual discussion. Like in vidya it often feels like Russia will be talking about some obscure game or Magic again, while Australia is talking about flight sims.

This. There is some shared interest but we are too few to share broader fields of knowledge to really get a discussion going often enough it feels.
Sometimes I think reddit would be the best, since the tone seems decent and the base is big, even for niche topics. But then again I don't feel like posting there. Maybe too big already again.
>>
No. 23759
suddenly kc doesnt work anymore. it now takes me to encyclopedia dramatica
>>
No. 23760
>>23475
I have a problem where I have to restrain myself from posting too much. It feels like I could shit up this entire board with walls of text, turning it into my personal blog, because nobody would have the time or care to post replies to my admittedly cryptic and often nonsensical ramblings. In fact, last year or so, this board was pretty much "Brick and Aussie: collaborative diary writing experience". Sometimes I write up a long post, get the satisfaction of organizing my thoughts through writing, then simple close the tab without posting.

But overall, I'm quite satisfied with the state of EC as of right now. I have found my niche in the draw thread (as have others, in other threads, I presume), I sometimes venture into other threads when there is a discussion that I can contribute to (as others do), and for all inconsequential posts, there's the today thread. I think it's a pretty good system, all in all. This is pretty much my "main" imageboard at this point, and anything that I deem worth posting, I post here.

And yes, there's not much of an overlap in the interests of the posters here, but that's not a bad thing in itself.
>>
No. 23764 Kontra
161 kB, 1292 × 544
6,0 MB, 720 × 576, 1:51
What KC? The one that was good and turned to shit or the one that was never good?
>>
No. 23765 Kontra
>>23479
The format and mindset of the place is irritating and it's basically just a bunch of niche boards with no central hub is the problem. Reddit is often superior just in terms of being a base where for example every single vidya related question I often find a thread on reddit before even finding the answer on steam. Problem is /b/ on the 4kanker ruined me. I then went to /int/ a decade ago. Reddit is like, if every single generals thread got split into smaller generals, where each single game gets it's own board. It's effective for what it does, but horrible for the general discussion and community. The mentality also reminds me too much of like American middle or high school. It's hard to put into words but it's almost like people try social grandstanding and bullying there and try to form almost, cliques, but not, or something. Hard to explain. Like they will try to find a way to make you look socially bad rather than addressing points in an argument. One of the last times I was there for a discussion someone tried that, and I forget what it was about but being kind of dumbfounded and I probably thoroughly insulted them and their intellect and the pettiness of what they were trying to do then left and never bothered coming back. At least channers when they're being vicious cunts tend to insult your intellect or basis of the argument, not trying to turn things into a popularity club, which I fucking hate with passion.
>>
No. 23779
>>23760
Good post.
I enjoy reading your posts, brick, still remember you from KC , you were part of the reason for me becoming a kazakhboo.
However, I don't post here often. I just can't invest so much effort in posts. I can't just light-heartedly post about whatever like on KC. People here are invested in things I lack time for.

It's too Ernst :(
>>
No. 23785
83 kB, 481 × 448
>>23760
Last year was still nuEC wasn't it? This place was fairly busy from day one due to being born after a major exposure to new blood. I say this because I remember talking about the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson as either recent or upcoming events, and those posts being made right at the end of EC's life (shortly after a discussion of the Mexican 201 Squadron). Considering that they were in February, that makes me think maybe mid to late January, and it was certainly not just this new year. So the slowest point of old EC is at nearly 2 years ago I'd say. It has not felt like that long.

t. deducer

I also realise that it's kind of sad that I remember a lot of what I talk about over the last three years (I still haven't forgotten being called moe, and I still disagree), but EC is my social life, so I feel that it's as good an excuse as any :-D
>>
No. 23820 Kontra
>>23816
What is it even like there nowadays? I can't help but think it really is just a honeypot because we keep getting refugees on almost a consistent enough basis for it to be the feds doing some weird server forensics on a routine basis, and I remember this guy coming here to complain about there being CP and the mods pretty much being okay with that. When I last looked there a year or more ago it was basically the worst shitposting imaginable, all the shitposters and pedos I hadn't seen in ages like Italy and pedobrit who I thought must've been arrested by now, and absolutely fucking terrible moderation. The whole place made me feel bizarrely sick being there, like it had some incredibly creepy, sad, mentally ill vibe in a way KC never did. I think the last straw was some faggot mod actually banned a guy for making an IWO thread so so far as I'm concerned it's either a completely anti-bernd shithole run by the feds, or possibly worse, run by actual 4kanker and fucking retards from cripplechan.

The reason I like this place is it basically reminds me of KC when I first started posting regularly almost a decade ago. It has the same comfy feels although minus the IWO comfiness probably partly because we are so low pop. I think, a Peruvian? Someone tried making an IWO here then abandoning it because the board isn't fast. It's probably still in the catalogue too.
>>
No. 23833
>>23475
>>23479
>All that being stated yeah you're right and one big problem I noticed is it often feels more like people talking past each other rather than having an actual discussion. Like in vidya it often feels like Russia will be talking about some obscure game or Magic again, while Australia is talking about flight sims.
That Russian dude just writes walls of text about obscure 30 year old games, it's his thing, I think if I ever tried to talk to him he'd just correct me for having wrong opinions or something. That being said there is some chit-chat in the videogame thread, it's just that people are posting their own experiences and their current games in the hopes of finding someone to talk to about it, which is hit-and-miss

>>23760
>Brick and Aussie: collaborative diary writing experience
this is why I left the place back then, it felt more schizo than KC did back in those days

>>23820
>I remember this guy coming here to complain about there being CP and the mods pretty much being okay with that
I also got a perma-ban for objecting to CP-jacking of threads, which the mods are perfectly okay with, the threads there were lower than r9k-tier the last time I looked
>The reason I like this place is it basically reminds me of KC when I first started posting regularly almost a decade ago
It does at times but EC has had more shitty moderation, at least the old EC that got shut down, is this place run by the same people?
>>
No. 23836 Kontra
>>23833
> is this place run by the same people?
Nope.

>I also got a perma-ban for objecting to CP-jacking of threads, which the mods are perfectly okay with, the threads there were lower than r9k-tier the last time I looked
...Jesus
>>
No. 24627
>>23765
>It's hard to put into words but it's almost like people try social grandstanding and bullying there and try to form almost, cliques, but not, or something. Hard to explain. Like they will try to find a way to make you look socially bad rather than addressing points in an argument.
Reddit has a "feature" called voting per post, which means that any post can be down or upvoted this allows a group of people to mass downvote other posts on the basis that they just don't simply like this poster for no particular reason or they are hindering their specific agenda or just for trolling. It is no wonder that plebbit has a culture where only a certain type of discussion is allowed because a group wants to control the flow of discussion as to what is allowed or not, effectively creating a second partially visible form of "moderation" or as you described already a clique which is pretty much what it is. It is for this reason alone I never lurk on plebbit as it is even worse then a average Phpbb forum as they have a reputation for strict rules or power tripping moderator/admins.

>At least channers when they're being vicious cunts tend to insult your intellect or basis of the argument,
Most Imageboards and/or boards have much less strict moderation so a poster can call you a faggot in a long winded or short winded post and since the only way to "gain points" is having a lot of referenced post which is the only margin of popularity one can have which is a stark contrast to reddit voting system, so for a anon there is nothing more to gain as his post will vanish soon to the void as many other posts and thredas happened before him.
>>
No. 24629
>>23833
>I also got a perma-ban for objecting to CP-jacking of threads
Pedoposting is worse than ever. They seem to think that the material is okay to post so long as the images don't feature any nudity when, in fact, US statutes regarding such material say nothing about it.

Even discussing body types of adult women you're into are impossible now because they just keep shitting up threads. And yet, the mods do absolutely nothing about it.

God, it's so fucking tiring.
>>
No. 24663
>>24629
I haven't been there in 3 or 4 months but I had a look today after reading your post and yeah, the catalog was all CP and trannies. I would honestly report that shit if it were possible to report CP without becoming a suspect yourself.
>>
No. 24668
194 kB, 1280 × 720
>>24663
Why would it make you suspect? It only does if you have a history of frequently using it I'd imagine. Which I guess for the people who chose the false idol of cabbage that would indeed be a problem.
>>
No. 24686 Kontra
I don't wanna steal traffic from Ernst but I see there is a demand for a board with lighter atmosphere. For those who got enough of Kohl but find Ernst too... heavy for most of the time I offer our board, /kc/, on endchan.xyz (please check other access options on the home page). We're featuring both casual chat and serious discussion, quite a few OC, and encouraging to express your own opinion instead just copypasting what you read elsewhere. It is a slow board which allows plenty of time to browse and post on Ernst too. Actually it's you who decide where, when and how much you post.
Thanks for your attention.
>>
No. 25210
>>24629
>>24629
>And yet, the mods do absolutely nothing about it.
mods are the ones encourage this shit. look at the banners for example. the place is either honeypot or some dark nazi pedo meeting site for retards.