It's amazing, really
Taken as a whole we've survived the complete destruction of this board's founding website, we've survived having the board completely wiped on a weekly basis and we've survived downtimes and catastrophic software failures of the sort that would cause a commercial website financial ruin. One thing that's been more effective however, is dividing us.
As far as I know Nagant and BEWS were among the first post-exodus users to go, with some bizarre and completely unsolicited doxxing attempt being made on the former and the latter having decided he'd suffered Smiley's banter long enough. Tik-Tok made his own board /fash/ almost immediately after the initial exodus and disappeared entirely shortly thereafter. When /fringe/ expat Gipetto made the tinyboard-based website forechan during 8ch.net's "Infinity Next"-era debacle it took with it several good posters by the time it was shuttered.
This has also happened to some degree with the exodus I'd initiated myself. When we moved from 8ch.net to 8ch.pl we lost Ozymandius Drakes and Soldier of 4chon permanently, as well as Milo for a long stretch of time which ultimately left us with most of what comprises our current roster.
This recent attempt at dividing us could very well leave this board with barely over 5 regular posters, and I cannot in good faith allow that to happen. I will be taking a more direct approach to moderation to begin in a few days. No one's getting banned, but we will be dealing with recurring problems in a judicious manner, and I will be hiring moderators to aid me in doing this. Try as I might, I can no longer put libertine principal opposite a dwindling userbase in this never-ending trolley problem.
Thank you for your understanding.
(apply for an OFFICIAL 8ch.pl/4chon moderator position at: email@example.com, today! Your anonymity is assured.)
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