So, what do you think of this?
>Much like how Imageboards have waned in favor of small Discord servers...
>...the people on the original forum have left for their own carefully managed cliques.
As a someone who has been active on the meetup scene of my local chan I've noticed this. People no longer organize shit on the board but things happen behind closed doors and then an invitation message just pops up after the fact almost like an afterthought. I blame the taboo of absolute anonymity on that, people no longer know how to use the name field properly when it would be completely justified; let them locals namefag on the local thread rather than on telegram.
Speaking of that completely justified namefagging, I'm constantly saddened when I see a crisis zone / random 3rd world country thread and immediately multiple people claim to be local. And people just treat it as given and carry on their merry way. Excuse me, what? Is this like some nth level of irony thing of trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls, like demanding tokens of authenticity with time stamp and then maintaining a trip gets on the way of the good stuff.
>On free speech.
>That was the big epiphany I got to enjoy after Trump threatened Section 230. The sheer number of people I saw who have ardently enjoyed this site as a platform to be pro-Trump on, when few others afford that liberty, suddenly turn against it was shocking. It became abundantly clear that almost every single user who joined in 2019 and 2020 would gladly throw this site and everything I have ever done under the bus if it meant ‘getting back’ at Silicon Valley. If they got to call Obama a roody poo on Twitter, it would be worth it to them.
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