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BigD doesn't use the board anymore. Once every 4-6 weeks doesn't count...and I like the guy.
I'm pretty sure there's only 3-5 trips that have frequented the board the last 6-12 months as often as me, and still I probably shouldn't be a janitor or whatever. I'm not even sure I would want people to know if it was me simply because they'd assume and project their own feelings like "oh look at him he's feeding on his power trip look at him go" when that's not even what's actually happening.
To be more clear on something others have brushed into; yes it's true that sometimes LionPerson only differs in his/her image choice relative to other blog type posts, and that YES the image alone seals the deal in combo with the reply to label it "too much".
Yes it's partially a popularity contest, but moreso you should know it when you see this kind of thing. There's free speech and then there's ridiculously niche unpopular shit that doesn't jive with the pre existing culture of the board, let alone any sizable portion of the active users. From what I can tell there's like 3 regulars total (including anons with stable IDs) that even enjoy the anime/furry-esque stuff on opi.
It should be noted that it's true the fox furry porn was ultimately posted by Mew, but you'd be an idiot to assume StimPerson didn't set the precedent for Mew to feel comfortable enough to post the damn shit.
>identifying as trans and having a loud personality might be why she/he gets several negative replies at a time, but she/he could clearly be knocked on a rule-basis
>but if we're being honest, half of the shitposting isn't inherently bannable. However, it's more important to point out that we are probably losing new opi curious users at record pace.
>It's like the Craigslist P&P culture shat out a baby into a pool of LGBTQ-esque, identity crisis-related mental illness(es), and after 18 years of marinating in degenerative teenage broth, God said: no family/friend structure allowed, no trustworthy siblings or oldschool friends to rely on, just a mom already tired of your shit and can't be bothered enduring your daily bs, so she sort of hopes you'll disappear for 6 months or a year and come back clean and a new person, all without anyone else's help or hard work (especially the mom's), because I assume she's been there and done that with your previous meth use.
Whether we determine it by the book or as a popularity contest, shit can't continue the way it is. We have to be losing straight normal people left and right when there's literally furry porn that screams I'm gay (or trans etc.), and smoke meth all day, in almost every post, on opi, the drug category that's as cross cultural as weed or booze (more so than any other drug category Id reckon) where such stuff DOES "scare" newer users away from the site and causes long term participants to say "time for a long break from 420chan until so and so disappears one way or another". The net loss is 10-20%+ drop in participation. Just watch the PST and BWN threads; I've been watching their post count gains over time for over a year now. Participation is down significantly I'd wager.
I don't even get why porn is posted on the drug boards. I could understand partial nudity or nudity that's related to the drug, but anime porn, especially "fringe" shit like furry, has no place on drug boards unless there's a specific thread (nudity) so people can hide it. And yes I understand how 90% of your posts don't fall under this, but it's still a problem. I'm pretty sure the avatarfagging can end overnight; LionPerson will eventually get stable housing so those who want to ignore her can, and shit should go back to "normal". When I saw her/him on stims I could always swallow it because it's stim what can you expect, stims make people horny and some more gay, but man the same attitude/personality is just plain toxic within opi's general userbase.
>if we nuke the namefield, /opi/ will die like dis did and the problem people will still avatarfag, so all the good of the board will quickly fade away, and all the crap will likely remain. Sort of like how /dis/ is now.