At this point I feel as if this board has its own distinct identity which sets it apart from wizchan and the /r9k/'s. It is interesting that the /r9k/ BO has decided to make it virgins only. I'm not sure how I feel on this however, as /r9k/ was never really a virgin board (or anything other than to generate original posts) that was initially however (I am talking about the 4chan one before 8chan existed) and over time it developed into a place for social failures who shared stories, and attracted a variety of various posters (robot, cyborg, incel, wizard). But then 4chan became famous, and there is was no longer a special place - you had a exponential increase in posts, users and activity, but a dive in post quality.
When 8chan and its /r9k/ was created, it intially was like a step back in time, it appeared that all the newfags and scum that arrived from the normalfagsphere were "too stupid" to find 8chan and since it was a wordfilter on 4chan, it remained that way for a while. However, as evidenced, this obviously is not the case as the shield that once protected 8r9k from most normalfags appears to have failed.
The 4chan version concurrently continued filling up with cancer - normalfags, chads etc. The "moderators" there hid behind calls for the userbase to ban such people with the: "It was never a x board, its only for original posts" and ignored that while it may have initially was that, it developed its own culture and attracted social failures, virgins and recluses. I think that is why a lot of people initially flocked to the 8chan one in the first place. But the first two owners never enforced such rules (the original creator, then pantsu) everyone quickly forgot, and didn't see the need for such rules (due to the normalfags being too stupid to find 8chan, and if they did, in very limited numbers).
I can't make a decision as to whether r9k is a virgin board. I'm torn, but that is the whole purpose why I created this in the first place, so I might look retarded if I made all the time I spent into this board redundant. The thing is though - normalfags drive a lot of traffic, it may not be quality traffic, but neverthelePost too long. Click here to view the full text.