Feedback #4: Bugs, Ideas and FeedbackLast issue established problems with Kissu's software and the need to expand into custom written user interfaces, moderation tools and customization of existing aspects.
Remove the #jp BannerFirst of all (this should come as no surprise to some of you), #jp, an IRC channel that is hosted on the same IRC server as one of our #qa channels, is filled with what we would consider "undesirable" users who post "undesirable" content. If a high standard of quality is to be kept on this site, "undesirable" users must be kept from posting.
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oyasumi-chyuu.funThis is the thread for discussing improvements, fixes, additions and development of oyasumi-chyuu, a site made to house /qa/'s collection of OPs and EDs. Up until now I've been working on it on my own, but it was always intended to become a place that the community can develop together. I haven't asked for any help on it because I wanted to learn how to do things on my own, but now that it has most of the main features that I wanted to add its a good time to open it up. If it seems like a very basic site, thats because it is. I'll make a github soon enough so everyone can look at the actual files and help improve them as needed, but if theres something that you think needs to change and you know how to do it, by all means please help.
On Internet PoliticsRecent discourse shows there is unease around politics. But there isn't a consensus of what politics are.
About thread creationI believe thread creation to be one of the greatest deciding factors of how active a (random) board is. Just for example, take a look at kissu when it's most active (aside from meta shittery), it's always on days in which threads are made that keep the board fresh and the people within it engaged in a multitude of varying topics. So many are content with replying to content when it's created, yet by comparison very few are comfortable with creating threads of their own. What does kissu think of this predicament? I'm not saying that people should step up thread creation to the point of making stuff which is just taking a toll on themselves, that seems to backfire, but how do you inspire the masses to raise their voices on that which they want to talk about?
4/qa/ reviewThere used to be a time in which I'd use kissu, yet still check 4/qa/ wondering if everyone really had left. I'd see some threads that indicated there was a soul on there I may be able to still connect with who still hadn't made the move away. That time is long gone now and I can't remember the last time I even had the urge to look at the board until today. I've got to say it was a completely foreign sight, akin to how I'd view /bant/ back in the days when 4/qa/ was thriving (/bant/ was better but that matters not). A board that seemed to be "alive" in some technical sense of the word while completely unappealing or devoid of what made it good to begin with. I went into the singular familiar thread, The Happenings Thread, only to see that it was not even a shadow of its former self. Rather it seemed to have transformed into some frankenstein's monster that now resembles more a typical general on that accursed site. I'm not too sure what to conclude this with, as these ramblings are a mere result of my curiosity getting the better of me to check on the place I used to call home. If there was any takeaway I'd say this, that it sure made me glad for this place's existence.
Feedback #3: Bugs, Ideas and FeedbackThe site's core features are still good, but the battle against bugs is never ending.
The overboard is a fantastic conceptIt solves the problem people have with /qa/ threads dying too fast, and the issue people have with not feeling that they can create as many threads as they can. /jp/ created threads only bump off /jp/ threads, which are more dumb and people don't care as much about or think will fit all that well or meet the quality standard of /qa/. While on the other hand threads that are made on /qa/ aren't killed off as fast. This was an issue that people had brought up for a while, suggesting all sorts of fixes like half-bumps or semi-stickies for the better threads, but unintentionally they were solved by the inclusion of a secondary board and overboard. Limiting the potential harm that people suggested a second board would cause is also a plus.
Improvements to /all/This is a summary of alterations.
Stupid Meta (Blog) ThreadAs time has gone on, especially recently, I've found myself posting less and less on Kissu. This has been for several reasons: end of the honeymoon phase, gradual user interest shift, moderation which is increasingly incongruent with my own views, and new users. Naturally, each of those bears elaboration. Simply as a matter of course, I've started to post less as a consequence of my honeymoon phase with the site ending. Granted, that was some months ago. Nevertheless, during that phase of my posting, I regularly made in excess of 20-30 posts a day (this was around the time of Kissu having ~200 posts per day in late December). After that, I began to make original threads semi-regularly. At some point, however, the extent of my making new threads diminished significantly to where I was only remaking the blog thread and such. Likewise, over time, the bulk of my posts shifted to the blog thread as well. Perhaps influencing my posting has also been the very gradual shift in posting behavior due to increased thread turnover; previously, Kissu was more biased towards longer threads with some level of discussion as opposed to one-off threads that net less than a dozen replies. That's my suspicion, at least – I don't really have anything concrete to back that up other than a general feel that /qa/ has been much faster in board turnover despite relatively stable post counts. As for the more contentious and abstract, Verm's handling of and opinions on certain matters of community and moderation have increasingly rubbed me the wrong way. I'd be remiss to say that I could point to concrete examples, however. For one, there's no permanent archive, so it's fairly hard to conjure up specific examples on that front alone. Generally, though, among the smattering of meta threads, I've found myself disagreeing with Verm's viewpoints. Admittedly, this could be down to the fact that Verm has a particularly verbose and meandering manner of writing which makes it somewhat difficult to glean what he's trying to say. On the other hand, he possesses a certain brash honesty – which in some respects is worthy of praise – that's entirely contrary to his own stated goals. Nevertheless, when he makes comments such as >>>/poll/179 and >>>/poll/185, I can't help but view these statements negatively. Much less significant, though something which has bugged me for some time that I figure I might as well mention, is the fact that Verm has an reprehensible tendency to dismiss entire walls of text based on a single sentence, or otherwise reply saying that he's not going to reply. Anyways… The matter of new users has bugged me for some time now. Firstly, on the front of advertising, I firmly disagree with the frankly lazy method of borderline spam "Come post here" posts on other imageboards; I'm resolutely on the side of any and all advertising being on the basis of word of mouth. Secondly, I very much disagree with the notion of needing advertising in the first place. As for new users themselves: at best, they've been quite noticeable; at worst, their posting style is obnoxious and/or reaction seeking. Generally, their presence annoys me. I wouldn't fault them for not knowing what GNFOS or ota is, but having to bear witness to repeated over-done reactions or outright posting things that are "non /qa/" is quite tiresome. Is it really so hard to take it easy? /qa/ is pretty conflict averse, so I figure I'm but one of a select few to feel this way – at least, openly so.
FundsI understand that many do not have the money to throw around and if that's the case you should save instead and not worry about me. I don't think anyone expects this to make much money but you can't know without trying and I've got nothing to do with my money anyways so might as well toss it into kissu in the hopes of a ROI.
Captchouli Nominations!As you've probably noticed, Kissu supports a neat CAPTCHA named "Captchouli" that uses booru tags to supply image sources and the correct answer. While we did get some suggestions when it was tested out back then, it wasn't very thorough and didn't last very long. So here's the thread to rectify that!
custom CSS thread!Post your custom CSS! Ask questions! Receive answers!
Salvation is hereWelcome to Edenchan. A place of refuge.
LynxchanHello and welcome to Lynxchan. Please visit if you'd like.
Feedback #2: Kissu Entertainment LevelsAt this point Kissu has gotten all the core features I think are needed to be successful.
Dragonchan updateAs you may have heard, Dragonchan is back.
Dragonchan is backWe have Oekaki and pink text and animated gif thumbnails and other cool stuff. And best of all: no LynxChan shitware.