You are not dumb. I'd be elsewhere if "elsewhere" exists.
>How would you fix it
If only you knew...
<No good /tech/
A good board is the combination of culture(memes, wordfilters, ocs, posting style, general views) and quality(insights, knowledge, arguments, based ideas, actions).
>reddit: controlled, manchild culture, mostly no knowledge
>4/g/: little culture(put him back), low quality(constant spam & ads)
>8kun/tech/: riding on the past culture (botnet, being based), oldfags left, knowledge left
>this: little culture, some knowledge
>speed and users?
Part of the idea. High quality speed == high knowledge/actions => culture generation. Speed is naturally gained through more users. Slow but high quality boards attract high quality posters.
>why no culture & quality
It used to take some intelligence to get on the Internet. This is the eternal summer. Most people are retards. They don't have the focus span nor the will to learn. They will not integrate into existing board culture. They make stupid(ignorant, not fun stupid) threads, where nothing comes out of it except an attraction for more poster like them.
When they exists or even lurk, shills come along for various interests(corps/political). E-thots and e-celebs join as retards simp for them.
There are simply too many of them. Quality and culture dilute.
Normal mods still think they should uphold the free speech high ground as the board is swarmed by shills and trash.
Freedom is not free. Because of those bad actors and retard faggots, mod exists. Complete freedom with bad actors is wolfs in sheeps, with tons of wolfs. Oldfags don't post anymore because no one is upholding the culture by banning newfags (lurk moar) or guarding the quality by banning shills and fags. Less quality and culture input.
It is no longer safe to post anywhere. Glowing crawlers are everywhere. Too out of the line? (((Feds)))
just plant 0-day CP or a MS word manifesto pasta. DDOS protection kicks you off, and site is nuked.
Oldfags fear for their life as they are redpilled. Using Tor instantly put you on a list. Doxing, banning and shills keep their power level hidden. Honestly, this site may be kill after this post. Boards die when their site is killed.
won't last long before (((they)))
come for anyone without a chip.
>Opennic new site
>Based and redpilled mod zomg none
>All newfags lurk or bant
>All shills bant
>All brainlet bant/warning
>All "Femanon" without timestamped tits bant
>Behead those who insult Stallman/Gentoo (without arguments)
>Other custom rules for cultures (wordfilter, instant ban win/mac/dickord fags)
>Gores to scare off normalfags
>Tightly moderated with broad ads to other boards
There can be no complete freedom until the board culture stabilizes with self defense mechanisms (lurk two years before posting, tits or gtfo). It'll take a few full time based and redpilled mods, maybe a year. Hidden real host is needed (in Tor?/with fwknop), with lots of backup frontend proxies. That takes money.
I wish I live off NEETbux.