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Base to Fizzour aka CRAZY LINKS

Ok, there's been enough questions that, I feel like I have to do this. We're gonna leave this stickied for a little while. At this point all the content producers know wtf is up it's not like it's a big secret. Here's the deal. Is base64 worth it? Maybe. Probably...sometimes. The thing is, for sure it prevents direct linkage of the site in analytics and things like awstats. Also, if salted, it can trip up some automated crawling attempts. In the end, it does seem to have become the norm for obfuscating links and while it may only protect them for a few additional hours at best it is for now the way of the land. I would direct you all (on chrome at least) to install this plugin, which allows easy in-text conversion.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/base64-encode-and-decode/kcafoaahiffdjffagoegkdiabclnkbha?hl=en

In any event, you can always use websites as well to do the task, like https://www.base64decode.org/
So there. That's the answer newbs. That's what up with all the 'crazy links'. Some people might double encode ( as seen in this example) or add other challenges to increase the fun. Hope that helps.

R: 15 / I: 1 / P: 1

Let's catch up

Hey guys. Been a bit. Let me fill you in on a few things. First off, about that new admin that was supposed to introduce himself... he went ghost. Hasn't said a word to me since paying for the new server. I don't know what spooked him (if I had to guess, it was lynxchan). So it looks like I'm back in charge for the time being.

About the site. Here are some recent changes that took place today:
Mobile support has been further improved. Dates / times removed from posts, catalog fits more posts horizonally, favorite boards only show on homepage / board list, logo hidden on all pages, few other little fixes.
"Last 50 posts" is back. It's basic, but it was requested, and the best I can do. I tried real hard to get "expand thread" working, but just couldn't.
Oekaki is back.
Contact / Feedback were merged into Meta.
/R/ random board has been added.
Side catalog now properly remembers it has been closed and remains closed until you open it again (finally).
Two proper themes have been added A StufferDB and a Mewch clone. If you are any good at css, I'm definitely looking for more!
Quick-reply box no longer opens off screen on mobile much more usable now.

I know there were alot of posts and threads about the new site and things kind of got lost in the shuffle. If you're still here with us and still have gripes / suggestions, post em here.

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 1

Bumping is ruining the board.

Refresh the overboard every 10-15 minutes or so, and you will find that at least half of the comments are "bump" and one word answers like "wow".

This board is for sharing and for conversation, neither of the above are part of that. It's ignorant, it's unhelpful, it's inconsiderate and it's ruining the board.

Could we put a plan to stop this?
* More prominant display of the rules.
* Display the rules more often, like on posts.
* More bans for those who bump and give one word expressive answers.

Because again, it is ruining the board, and alot of posts are like this. Far too many, if you don't believe me, open the overboard, give it 10-15 minutes or so and alot of the posts will be pointless one like above, no conversations, no content, total begging and bumping, which is the internet equivalent of pointing and staring.

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 1

Is there still a discord?

R: 4 / I: 1 / P: 1

Report vs Global Report

What the hell is the difference between Report and Global Report? Do we need two buttons to report spam?

Also am I the only one finding those captchas damn near impossible to solve? (ATTENTION HUMANS: I AM ALSO A HUMAN, AND NOT A ROBOT)

The crazy thing is there's not even a captcha when posting, but we have to fill out a captcha when reporting botspam? How does that make sense? Can we not get ReCaptcha or some other system that can at least attempt to detect automatically if the thing on the other end is a human like me (as mentioned, I am a human)?

R: 86 / I: 12 / P: 1

Suggestions

Hey, how about a thread for quick suggestions. Mainly on how to better things from the previous bbw-chan. I'll go first: Working ability to hide threads!

R: 13 / I: 0 / P: 1

Site improvement thread

So here we are. It's a whole new world of nodejs and css. Things aren't quite the way the should be. Here's the deal explorers. We all need to pitch in and document / try to fix the issues with the front end for lynxchan.
Here's what's been identified so far:
RSS Feeds break with '&' in post titles: Developer notified
Post form was too big and shitty: combined elements, disabled always-on captcha. Now we just enable automatically if floods happen, and popular boards will early 404 threads that look like spam (not replied to, already deep into page depth).
Mobile support sucks: Yes. Using 'desktop view' on chrome mobile mitigates some of these issues but that's crap solution. Note that mewch.net currently has the best implementation of mobile support for lynxchan, but runs a lot of custom addons. I'm not sure we have the collective programming knowledge to come up with something like that, and I think some clever css will do. But I need help with that.
No post hover: We need someone to convert the old post-hover script we had for lynxchan, but this is coming (hopefully).
No boards on top: You can use the star next to a boards title to add it to the top bar... but we could also just put them up there by default I suppose.
Hashed file names: Yeah... sorry.
Actual other themes: This is low priority but when we have the engine running like we want, certainly it will be easy to get some creative minds together on this.
Thumbnail quality is poor: this should be fixed now

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 1

Scruffy is overstepping again

>>>/bbwdraw/26805
There was never a rule against posting loli outside /bbwalt/; the only thing that's stuck there is the general. The reason why it was never quarantined beyond that is because there's so many that you never really know from Japan having a huge habit of making tiny women and voluptuous lolis and as for the threads; there's been dozens of them since the general being locked away that only really get art for its main characters that a lot of people don't realize are 15 and under.

You wanna prevent something like this, make a rule against single character threads for everyone; they're always about someone that already has a thread for its series.

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Oekaki app no longer works

Hello,

I do not normally post much on here, so forgive me if I am in the wrong section.

I would like to draw in the oekaki board, but the app isn't working anymore. Is it being replaced?

I am not sure if Shii painter is still around... If the current one is getting replaced, may we get one with an eye dropper tool?

Thank you.

R: 6 / I: 0 / P: 1

rss feed for bbw real is broken but works perfectly for tits and preg

rss feed for bbw real is broken but works perfectly for tits and preg

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 2

Thread Hiding

When thread hiding was first introduced, I was all like, "great, now I can go to /bbwalt/ and see the fetishes that arouse me while easily skipping the ones that disgust me, or hide chubby threads on /bbw/ since I'm a supersize-or-go-home man", but shortly thereafter I realized that hiding threads is *completely useless*.

Why? Because the thread will be unhidden the very next time you visit. I don't even use private browsing mode to come here, and I come here at least every few days. It still forgets whatever threads I've hidden.

Please, whoever is going to run this place from now on, can you try to fix things so that hidden threads stay hidden? This has to be something that can be put in the cookie, right?

R: 7 / I: 1 / P: 2

Critique and Feedback thread

Mods I'm sure people would be more inclined to donate something if you listened to your community a little more. From what I've seen in previous threads on /booty, anyone saying something remotely negative is essentially playing with dice as to whether or not they will be banned, regardless of whether it is an opinion or not.

Also some added transparency would be nice, like why are some threads bumplocked and others aren't? And what happened to the AKU thread? Personally I think each board would benefit from some kind of meta thread, but that's up to you I suppose. I'm not even sure how you will take this honest bit of critique, but I hope that you will at least read it and see if you find something you agree with instead of just dismissing it solely on the grounds that it is a critique. It's purpose is to help, not to defame, or attack. I sincerely hope you take this critique, and the critique of others into consideration, as I expect you cannot hope to have the respect and money of the people whom you seldom listen to and respect, if that is indeed the case anyway.

I hope that other's can also express their opinions within this thread, and also discuss their personal opinions and beliefs upon how the site is run themselves, and under what conditions they would consider donating.

If nothing else, you could see who would be interested in advertising on this site, similar to other image boards which are not donation run.

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you were just emailed a desist letter to -help@bbw-chan.nl-we will continue charges if you are not compliant.thankyou

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 2

Could we get a mod message on the boards telling people to stop using files.fm please? The site no longer works, links go down within minutes, and all it's doing is wasting the uploader's time and filling the threads with re-upload begging.

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 2

There needs to be people who actually reads appeals and or give strikes instead of instant bans. I used this site for 2wo years and I accidentally posted about a cat girl gaining weight on a bbwdraw board because I usually go straight to the manga weight gain thread and never read what the first post is about (which is a picture saying don't post a woman/man that is at a certain level of furry that I went back and read after searching frantically for why I got banned) and yeah i'm not even a furry nor did I do it on purpose like a troll but nope a 3 day ban without even reading my appeal or thinking about it. Not to call people out and I know myself how bad some people/trolls can be but yeah just needs to be a better ban system or some sort of leniency system or something. Worse part is another guy responded to me trying to find the manga not knowing the rule like I did and got his comment deleted too so I know for sure his poor soul got banned too in the crossfire which makes me feel bad.

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Is she off limits? I'm totally missing something. All the threads I've either seen or made about her have been within the rules, but are quickly deleted. Not looking for a ban hete by posting another one, just wondering what the boundaries are and why with her.

R: 8 / I: 1 / P: 2

TheDarkMaster

Please ban this guy. He's a namefag, he knows nothing of imageboard culture or etiquette, he constantly samefags threads by removing his name, oblivious to the fact that his ID is visible, and, most importantly of all, he posts garbage content constantly (posting and requesting low quality art of Minecraft, Lego, and Bionicle shit) and derails threads on /bbwdraw/ on a daily basis as a result. Every time he does this, I report it, rather than taking the bait, but apparently nobody else can simply do the same, and whatever mods look at /bbwdraw/ have no understanding of that board, so it's just derailed threads, one after another, and he's never banned for it. None of this is even mentioning the way that he constantly, aggressively white knights absolutely everything and everyone to the detriment of countless threads, or takes his complaints and bitching from one thread to another, where it has nothing to do with the thread, and simply causes it to derail as people call him out on this.

It's incredibly clear that he's underage, physically or mentally, and that he shouldn't be here, or should at least be forced to lurk more until he's ready to post. If necessary, I can point you to at least three threads he's derailed or shitposted into oblivion in just the past few days. This is some serious horseshit and I'm tired of it. There's a lot of things wrong with bbw-chan, and especially /bbwdraw/, but good fucking gravy, how long does it take to get rid of someone who does nothing but shit threads up, contributing nothing of value wherever he goes.

R: 4 / I: 0 / P: 2

Calling the faithful

I'd like to see a dedicated janitor for each of the major boards (bbw, bbwdraw, booty, and tits). Who out there has the passion, the drive, to delete link spam? To sandbag the trolls? To always keep us on topic of celebrating BBW in all it's forms!
I'd also like to see another janitor or two specifically for the array's new thread. Clearing old requests as they fill, etc.
Who among you can serve the machine spirit as it integrates into the board?
Open

R: 23 / I: 0 / P: 2

Sandbagging and you

This sticky will stay up until the 1st and then be moved to feedback for reference.
Sandbagging. It's a credo, it's a state a mind, it's a form of passive resistance. It's what we should all strive for, at all times.
See abusive posts? Racism? Shitposting? Got triggered? Sandbag it.
Don't fall for bait. Don't feed trolls. Cultural shift takes time. Remember when Jess left? The same thing happened.
People testing their limits. Fishing for reactions. Some so blatently obvious it's absurd, but the weak-willed or bored amoung us reply anyway.
It's not worth your time to react to shitposting, and it's not worth anyone else's to read it.
A typical thread only needs 5 replies before the oldest reply is hidden until expanded.
It would only take 5 on-topic sandbag posts to get a shitted-up thread back in a healthy state without mod intervention.
Sandbag them. No validation. No tagging their posts. Mercilessly ignore those desperate for drama and reactionary replies.
Mods are currently (at their discretion) deleting clear trolling/shitposting as a violation of rule #1 - keep content coherent to the categories.
The content boards are for content: not for dick-waving. Take that shit to /penis/.
As people learn to react less and less to shit-posting, shit-posting gets less and less amusing for those who choose to do it.
Remember how bbw-chan used to be? The emperor remembers. We had such a VAST amount of quality anons, trolls just simply couldn't get a foothold around all the top-tier discussion and content.
Let's get back there. Let's reclaim what was ours. Having rules is great, but having the collective will to fiercely stay on-topic is better.

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Question

Is it okay to post pictures of someone from facebook if I hide their face?

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Beggars spamming "bump" without contributing anything at all

R: 23 / I: 1 / P: 3

Furries had to be relocated?

Aside from the fact that I think specific admin and Uknon are one and the same, and the bias towards Loli content compared to Furry/Anthro seems bass-ackwards, why do normal boards still have Loli content? Loli is actually illegal in more places than Furry. We don't like seeing that stuff, either. Segregate the boards fairly, or make everyone risk seeing stuff they don't want to.

Pic is for whoever made the executive decision.

R: 5 / I: 0 / P: 3

Cyclical threads

Since this site is running Tinyboard, is it possible to set threads as cyclic?
Basically, if a cyclic thread has 300 posts and someone makes a new post, the first post is deleted.
I think this could work well for the paid content thread on /bbwdraw/.

R: 7 / I: 0 / P: 3

Webm Support

I don't know if you guys are aware, but webms haven't been working since the site came back a few weeks ago.

Whenever I try to post a webm, I get this error message "There was a problem processing your webm." Regardless of file size, bitrate, audio encoding, whatever.

What gives?

R: 4 / I: 1 / P: 3

Thread Watcher

The thread watcher seems to be broken, it doesn't show when there are new replies on a thread that you are watching

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Increase the length of the report reason field

Any chance that the report reason field can have its character limit extended? I'm sure more detailed reports will help the moderators decide on what action needs to be taken. Assuming you can see the IPs of people reporting posts, just ban them if they abuse the field.

R: 6 / I: 0 / P: 3

Transition from the old site

Sorry if this is the wrong place. Just wondering if it is impossible to post on the old site or not. Because until that happens, I feel like I have to keep checking both to keep up.

R: 15 / I: 4 / P: 3

Separate board for shitposting and drama?

Could we get a /trash/ or /drama/ board to get all of the garbage threads and posts off of the other boards?

I'm really tired of seeing "HEY LETS AIR OUR GRIEVANCES ABOUT THIS ARTIST/CAMGIRL/WHATEVER" threads, which offer zero content and little meaningful discussion, or seeing unrelated threads turn into drama-mongering garbage. At some point, "If you don't like it, hide it" no longer applies when it leaks into every thread on a board. A separate board would also allow for people to continue posting terrible things, just elsewhere, where it's not shitting up other threads that should ostensibly be for posting content.

There's also a difference between good old anonymous harshness and shitposting namefags like Uknon who do nothing but stir up shit in every thread they can. The Axel thread on /bbwdraw/ is a great example. It started out for posting edits, then concentrated shitposting turned it into, "Fuck this artist, I hope they fail and die and never work again," and has, as of the past few days, become a burning garbage heap where a couple of autists are having a pissing contest.

Please consider it, posting quality on the board has already taken a nosedive over the past few years.

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I know this is an odd request. But I need the administrator of this site to BAN ME. Pleaseā€¦ can you ban me please?

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bbw-chan migration

Great work, LtBarclay!
Thank you very much for reviving the chan! Life has meaning again. ;-)

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Male boards

I thought we were getting rid of BHM, Penis, and Futa? They still seem to be there. :(