Hello once again, fellow young progressives
and secular humanists
1. I don't think a rescue ship is coming
Early on when this website was created (made possible from the beginning only with help from a mysterious stranger
) I'd solicited for further assistance-but I don't think we're going to get it. I don't like to keep bothering people or pressing the issue-even if I'm extremely intermittent with it. I estimate that much of the good will we may have had with the remaining diaspora community more or less evaporated within hours of the site going live in its present dilapidated state.
2. Dead bort
It's no secret that the competition for people's social media
time and attention has never been fiercer-nor have the stakes ever been higher. With reliable software such as Discord and Telegram or websites like Reddit and Ebaum's World being supported by armies of experienced developers and financed by Ch*nese venture capital, it is a difficult time for imageboards in general. The only option forward for 4chon is to become something competitive with the many alternatives within reason, and to give people a compelling reason to socially distance
themselves from the CIA and the CCP as much as possible.
Over a decade ago I had (somewhat successfully) experimented with server-side web development as well as experienced the misery of web design in all its browser-dependent inconsistency, and it seems that time has come again where I will not only have to learn to code to some degree, but will have to further my understanding of the relationship between webhost and client, and all other related subjects in tandem. I have plenty of ideas to modernize and streamline the format that I'm surprised aren't in use yet, and I'm taking more notes all the time.
STI, the lovable fella that he was, had created the venerable and revered "Tinyboard" software over a brisk 5 month period starting in early November of 2010 and ending with a beta release in late March. Even with all of the tools available today and all of the tangentially-related problems solved by developers past and present I doubt I will be able to accomplish a similar feat in anywhere near as expeditious a period-but I will be working towards it. In short, we're stuck with this clunker for quite a while. I am still accepting help and suggestions from trusted lads in this endeavor, but I don't Post too long. Click here to view the full text.