03/06/2021 (Sat) 08:37:36
>>32843>When this first started it was run by malicious people who wanted to monetize the imageboards
Yes, that happened but as far as i know that was another organization (the so-called Alternative Chan Federation), a would-be webring site entered to check them back in the day (August 2019) and leaked all the reunions seen as a warning. It was a tell tale about a cabal of dudes wanting to control most imageboards to subvert them but after the massive leak it practically fell apart, that's when the current webring idea appeared as even more loose and without interference from anyone, especially those involved there (supposedly, Spacechan was one of them) hence the discomfort between some userbase groups as practically it is so loose many agents they dislike appear on the list.
"Webring" at this point only means a tab that shows a list of "friendly" boards, ideas appeared around moderating what's good or bad but because that practically means someone taking such decisions the idea was kicked out and anybody who complies with the tab's plugin rules can go at it, even some boards with BOs who are suspected to have been part of those ACF reunions.
It is a risk but it is there.>Isn't Mark one a BO/Admin of one of the sites?
Yes, he has been the most controversial aspect of the community along with some other loon, he was interested at first but discarded it as a bunch of dummies, tons of his userbase got away, begged for an existing board be given to him which was denied, vowed to be the enemy of the webring and now he is currently there while being caught campaigning to get users from other friendly boards.
BO and practically co-admin of 8moe which is a cheap illegitimate "reboot" of the old 8chan place without most of its original users hence the discomfort of most of the other sites in the webring. The other admin is almost a confirmed fed or fed associate, it glows to hell and back and nobody with balls goes there but it is the only one with free board creation, hence why many fall for its siren call (confirming many anons are indeed no-balls).
Many others have asked for them to be expelled for the same reason but because they complied with the plugin (forcefully because at first they didn't) they are allowed, even when their vast catalogue shits the entire tab.>they just did a stupid larp/ruse on the media
Curious to know what that was back then