A plan for cleaning up board bloatBalrogBoard owner08/23/2018 (Thu) 21:58:07No.9674del
I've been considering changing the way endchan handles boards. I think it's obvious at this point that completely free board creation and completely soverign BOs doesn't really work; judging from 8chan you just get a massive graveyard of unused boards with none of the independence people were raving about back in 2014. Basically you get redchanit. On the other hand I think it's self-evident that letting users moderate themselves and have input on board creation is a good idea. I want to see what you guys think about it, but here's what I'm thinking of as a broad-strokes plan right now:
>1. Nuke all the zero-post boards so the site looks like less of a ghost town >2. Start compiling a list of boards to keep >3. Turn off board creation for normal accounts, set up a process for topic splitting (where there's enough traffic for a topic to justify its own board; think /tg/ splitting off of /b/ in the ancient days of 4chan) and refugees from other sites to get their own boards >4. Add a "don't be a shit BO or you're getting ejected" clause to the global rules >5. Delete the small and dead boards that didn't make the list from 2, giving plenty of warning so people can archive their favorite threads
I think that this way we'll get some of the promised benefits that the "redchanit" model was supposed to give imageboards (BOs that actually give a shit, a board list that reflects posting activity) and not the bullshit.
NONE OF THIS IS GUARANTEED TO HAPPEN. THIS IS JUST A TEST BALLOON AT THIS STAGE.