By John Miller
Tuesday the 23rd of January 2017
What do you call an image board which won’t let you post images? 4chan has been called a lot of things before, but it was always a fully functional mess. For the last twelve hours or so, nobody could post images. Except for one tricksy Bong, who was probably a breddy gud haxxor desu.
And now it’s all back again. Just as the government shutdown ends. Hmmmm. Gookmoot, you glow in the dark CIA nigger.
Not being able to Karenpost in the Karenposting edition of bong/pol/ last night and annoy Eddie was slightly annoying. Am I supposed to post all the Karens I found here? They’re all on my lappy FFS, and I’m a low effort blogger.
Not just /pol/, but all the boards were out. That’s 30 million posters or so with nothing to do except use Autist Messenger. It wasn’t pretty. Have you got any idea what kind of beta uprising you could have had on your hands, if this shutdown had have gone on for, I don’t know, another year or so?
Theories about why 4chan imageposting went down range from Hiro not paying his cloudflare bill to a Jewish conspiracy to the site being shut down because /x/ has been publishing images of real aliens again – but it’s patently obvious that the real reason it went down is because 4chan is a Federal government agency.
The collapse of 4chan during the government shutdown confirmed beyond any shadow of a doubt that Gookmoot glows in the dark, and that our mods are Feds.
A complete collapse of moderation occurred sitewide AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME as non-essential government workers were being furloughed FFS.
Hopefully now that President Trump has crushed the rebellion in the Senate, and the American government is returning to work, we will have no further disruptions to imageposting on 4chan.
Full disclosure: John Miller’s IRL name is Frank Faulkner. I’m an Aussie and when I’m not obsessing about Conservative politics or defending Trump I also enjoy various sports and Christian activities. Somehow I ended up in the Anime Right in 2016 because of Trump, and I trade Crypto because I want a Lambo.