11/28/2018 (Wed) 17:45:22
So, now I tell you Bernd what the Steiß is.
No I don't have that semi-annual writer's crisis and pondering if I should stop entirely. Right now I feel confident we can not just survive but thrive here or as I wrote in another thread to change this place into more than my personal blog. So this will be about not stopping but going on and the thoughts aroused in me in these days.
Ofc we need moar posters. Right now we're liek nine which is surprising to me. On a weekly basis I see the following flags/posters: Ameriga, Britain, Brasil, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan. And me. That's 9. That's really more than I would expect. However some of you guys only post once or twice a week, and frankly our board isn't the poster child of sprawling and sparkling conversations.
Newcomers can face two alienating factor: 1. Endchan's techical hiccups; 2. lack of aforementioned conversations. So if someone new arrives he might get tired fast that for most of their posts I will be the one who gives a reply. I would point to Taiwanese Bernd's thread, it took a while till you guys started to chime in regularly. Tho it's still kinda sporadical.
Now I can't have and don't have expectations towards you guys. Imageboards aren't that type of business. Everyone posts whatever and whenever he likes and frankly not every topic can interest everyone. So I accept this fact as a nature of our board.
Recently however I have the luck to address a poster on Kohl who was disgruntled with the goings of that chan - I won't mention him, you guys know anyway. Maybe he will stick, maybe not, doesn't matter - I would be the most gladdest if he do - but it's a proofs without spamming and with a little human touch people can be encouraged to check out our board at least.
So - without expectations - I would ask two things from you, Bernd. First, wherever you go, whatever chan you post on, don't forget our board and if the situation is right mention it to others. Second, give a little more attention /kc/ and each other, asking questions for example is always encouraging. Tho I have to remind myself too over and over.
I also think it is a good way of advertisement of creating OC and posting it elswhere then drop the name of end/kc in the thread. While I cannot say we gained many posters that way (none all in all) when I participated in the World Cup threads, but I believe it was a good reminder so people won't forget us.
However Kohl ofc is not the world and Ernst cling too much to his Ernsty things, so yeah.
Btw, Ernst. That chan is a good example - seemingly at least - how a userbase can be devoted to it's favoured board, it's something of a enviable thing. I think the Today Threads are something that brings them closer as they tell presonal stuff which gives more substance to posters. These type of threads I wouldn't like to cultivate because while they can build sort of a camaraderie or even some level of friendship but I do believe too much personal stuff doesn't belong to imageboards and not because of the chans anonym nature (well, here we aren't that anonym) but because we can't know who else has access to them and with what intention they will be used.