Stuff not /tech/ related. At best, it's insanely boring /people/ and /personalities/ trivia. At worst, it's an insanely boring waste of time. There's no way to guarantee this is an actual unedited conversation between the people purported to be having it. I don't care what proof there may be of it. The subject matter is not worth the effort.
What the hell, though. I'll put on my robe and derp hat and roll with it, assuming this conversation to be true. Here are my impressions.
A user name? How (((amusing))).
>"8chan, 8chan, 8chan, reeeeee!"
Fred has an unhealthy obsession with 8chan. He's acting like he sold a house, and two years later that house mysteriously burned down. One might expect him to express some sadness over someone's loss of a bit of real estate with an interesting architecture, and move on. Instead, he's going on and on about how he sold it to a known pyromaniac. Might have been nice to hear just before, or just after the sale two years ago. Gee. Thanks, Fred. Still, his attitude is well documented from public comments elsewhere. Nothing new here.
>"But, they're gonna replace it with a trailer park!"
Ditto response. Boring. Let it go. Move on.
>BOW BEFORE THE WEBRING!
Maybe I'm missing something in the terminology here? Is that someone's user name?
Twenty years ago webrings linking together different sites were all the rage. Except the users didn't cooperate. They go to one site, do what they came to do, and skipped off. Turns out the only people who cared about webrings were deluded site operators desperate for traffic. So...?
>Lynxchan or GTFO!
>PSSST! Hey kid, you wanna make some monies installing Lynxchan for me?
What is missing from Lynxchan is a comprehensive howto installation guide, an administrative and customization guide, and a FAQ. Compare what support documentation is available with Mediawiki's installation and upgrade guides. The only disaster I ever encountered with Mediawiki took about two hours of reading and a half an hour of testing to fix. Lynxchan was a slog to get up and running, with multiple starting over from scratch attempts. But, it's very doable if you have experience with other large web application blobs (like Apache/MySQL/[Perl/PGP] CGI), and are willing to put in some time surfing the learning curve while taking notes. I should have taken more notes at the start.
I'd still like to see more /tech/ discussion of it here. Lynxchan, I mean. Not Stephen Lynx.
>Ignore the software bigots. Users don't care about the underlying system.
Truisms from the dawn of time. IBM knew all about that before Microsoft was a thing.
>Criticism of 8whatever administrative minutiae
More boring boredom.