so I have been on /b/ since 2005. ever since it started, it has always been just a place where rules are lax about what is "on topic" and "off topic." The very definition of "random." I remember once on telnet someone saying "these chatrooms would be a better place if you could punch someone through the internet." And in a way, I started to think of the random boards on forms like these as being the conduit for said punches. When people would raid or attack others, it was all about the idea that certain people had to learn a lesson about internet etiquette. And at the same time, the attacks were so random that any connection between a DDOS or getting someone fired from their job IRL were merely coincidental to the fact that the target was a douchebag.
The very fact that information was being exchanged between people separated my 1000s of miles was turned into satire by the posting of obscene and otherwise debasing pictures and threads. What started as a place where people came to laugh at things like the callus disregard for human life, the failures of society, and the occasional desu has become about sheltered 12yos with not spine to try and amass a personal army.
And here we are now. It is 2015 and reddit has won the war. Every other cancerous post like this one where a call to arms is announced over some shallow personal neck-beard agenda is either championed by "we can change the world guise" white knight ledditors or aussie shitposting. In either case, this thread gets bumped and gets more replies than a thread about gore or a cat being fine too.
/b/ isn't dead because it was never alive. there were no glory days. the internet was just a lightning rod for human stupidity and shallowness, and this oldfag just wishes he knew in 1995 what he knows now.>tl;dr SAGE GOES IN ALL FIELDS