I don't really have a connection to the people here, and they don't even know me, but I like the atmosphere of this site. This place is like my internet home. I don't really have any online "groups" so when this place is done I won't really have anywhere to go. I'll visit 4chan on occasion but it really isn't the same.
Well, I already assimilated the fact sooner or later plus4 will be kaput, gone; and I'm ready for that. But still, it's gonna hurt. Also, I miss Coelasquid, Miley, Junk-sama, Kit Hate, comrade, MOE, Hellstroem, and many, many others.
A lot of regular users either wandered off during one of our month-long downtimes or was driven away by the onslaught of CP early last year. The new boards have more-or-less done away with both, but there's not been any heavy reason for users to return en masse.
Anonex and I are doing a slow hand-over of stuff during my transition into god, which should be done in the summer. I'd like to say that once it's done I'll try to freshen up the site, but to be honest I'm quite lazy.
If anyone has ideas for site improvements, I'm all ears, but I promise nothing about implementation.
>>397541 I'd say focus efforts on /draw/, that was Plus4's biggest advantage and draw over other sites as it provided a space where artists could all at once relax amongst friends with a stupid doodle and seek legitimate critique, a couple of events would help, I think with mod powers I could surely put some stuff together at least once a week for /draw/ and once a month for /baw/ with the return of gold memberships as prizes and such.
>>397545 Well for starts /draw/ is REALLY GROSS, it's literally NSFW, It needs cleaning out, mind you not a banning of porn, just to use NSFW tags and no porn images for starting threads, a sticky thread outlining how things go would help, then events and such coupled to a positive experiences free from GODDAMN PEOPLE COMING LITERALLY FOR ONLY PORN REQUESTS and depending on what you can do to give people silly fun name colors as rewards it should revive pretty easily, really all of plus4 should be able to live again with a little investment of time which I can do pretty easily as a mod.
As for board layouts have you tried "i am gay" at the bottom of the page? I dunno why it's called that but it makes things stomach-able for me.
>>397546 >/draw/ is REALLY GROSS It's in a fucked up state; I'm sure that about half the posts are some twelve year olds that got lost and are asking for porn. Anoher is asking for GamerGate porn or some shit. The rest is (somehow) deader than before.
I should note that any changes that do happen will be gradual things. (We're still celebrating Anonexmas, after all.)
>>397542 Our hugbox is too tight for that for that right now. However, if the posting rate increases, there could be a change like "/baw/ - Random" with forced anon and "/gen/ - SFW General" would be created.
>>397545 Anonex had a different layout in the works, but it was never completed; I'm trying to get that as well, since my graphical prowess is lacking.
>>397546 >I dunno why it's called that Because secret was annoyed with all the complaints about the layout
>>397547 >OH, we need subject headers back really badly. Absolutely in the plans. Of anything that possibly would be done, this is the most likely.
>And if I go mod I will devote a lot of my time to figuring out some way to resurrect /radio/. /radio/ will not be resurrected because MP3s can be uploaded to many boards (and, eventually, most boards). However, a radio is on my "would be nice list", something like the old +4 radio where it's a frame along the side/top and will pull MP3s from all boards.
Also, as long as we're discussing nebulous plans, is there any interest in the archives? Right now it's a huge draw from google searches (for porn) and could be useful for more posters (interested in porn), but I don't know if any regular anons care about it.
Options are: 1) Do nothing, leave them alone 2) Get rid of them entirely 3) Clean them up (get rid of any remaining spam, empty threads) but otherwise don't touch them 4) 3, and merge the archives into one archive (yes, we have two archives) 5) 4, and get rid of all non-image-containing posts 6) 5, but keep only images in a booru-like manner
>>397552 You've got my email now at least, like I said I can get lots of events running and especially get /draw/ back in order since it was a lynch pin in old plus4's community.
Do you have the ability to do anything like the gold memberships anymore?
>>397553 If we had anything going on I'd say 2) Scrap them, but right now it's enough of a graveyard I don't think that's an option, so 4 I'd say would be for the best.
>>397554 That's really good to know this will be wonderful, also the sidebar idea is pretty great.
I know Anonex was somewhat averse to porn, they acknowledged it but didn't seem to want to perpetuate it, from the sound of things you sound a little like you want to push it a little more? I mean obviously not outside of it's boards but let it bring in a little more activity?
/draw/ is not gross, it just lacks seriousness, there aren't serious study or criticism threads and that is what makes it worthwhile for artists.
>As for board layouts have you tried "i am gay" at the bottom of the page? With a new layout I mean that I want to press the replay buttun and be taken to the thread instead of having the replay box open. Plus I don't like the open box on the lower part of the page or the fact that clicking on the post's number dosn't make me replay to it. This layout is the special snowflake of imageboards.
>>397553 The archives are fine I just think they need to be accecible from the front page but a booru sounds cool.
>>397560 >Do you have the ability to do anything like the gold memberships anymore? koba has a "VIP" system; dunno how much it's like the Gold Member system, but it's something I can look at
> from the sound of things you sound a little like you want to push it a little more? I like porn, and it's always a huge draw for users (not necessarily posters). I have no inclination to get rid of any promotion board, but I don't want to push it harder, either. If it brings in more activity, that's fine, but I'm not going to set up anything more particular than the three we already have with the current post rates.
>>397561 I have similar complaints about the current layout, which will be changed at the same the Subject field is added back.
>The archives are fine I just think they need to be accecible from the front page but a booru sounds cool. Yes, the front page would be updated to include archive links, as well as individual boards to their respective archive.
>>397562 >/draw/ in it's current state is both dead and filled with uncensored NSFW I don't want to make /draw/ SFW. I like the idea of artistic freedom, so if someone wants to make a post where all they do is draw multi-colored dicks, well, so be it. An alternative SFW board would be possible, if there was sufficient demand for it.
>>397563 I think the one /draw/ is fine NSFW and I am also down with porn, but I think /draw/ should use NSFW tags, it would just make the board a lot more welcoming if you wanted to just jump on it for a minute and throw down a doodle, it's not like it's even getting any real activity in it's current state.
Continually restarting the site with varying levels of satisfying interface, starting projects only to drop them a month later, and not really providing anything new or worthwhile in comparison with the 'competition' will do that.
And this is probably the ugliest it's ever looked from my perspective. Also we whine a lot.
And I would also like a bigger file size limit, for mp3 specifically, but larger webms are fine too. And is /a/vatar going to be deleted? I know it's classic and I use to post anonymously on it back some time during book 2 and 3 of the original series, but it's effectively dead weight now that Korra is over.
I'm happy that the radio side bar is coming back. And I feel forced Anon, even if it's on just one board, for such a small community seams a bit useless. I would like /durp/ back though.