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One year of LynxChan StephenLynx##8HkpNt 05/15/2016 (Sun) 13:52:03 [Preview] No. 3974 [Reply]
A couple years ago, I used to use a certain chan. It was the single biggest western chan at the time. And while I knew it wasn't perfect, I thought it was a place outside the corporate control of narrative. A place where bullshit was exposed, not propagated. Then one day, I found an article with some credibility about corruption on the media. I looked at the board's catalog, found nothing about said subject and created a thread linking the article. This board had a history of deep mistrust on the media and the people that usually reported on said media, so I thought other people would appreciate this piece of information. Instead I was immediately banned for 3 months.
At that point, I realized the tentacles of the people controlling narrative on the media could reach way, way further than I thought. I realized that when it comes to information exchange, society as a whole cannot afford to put all of it's eggs on a single basket. Because no matter what kind of basket it is, the people out there to control what people talk and think will always be able to find some way to control which eggs stay on the basket and which ones are buried and forgotten as if they never existed.
I stopped using that chan completely and started to diversify the chans I used. One of them managed to take many of other people moving away from the chan that banned me and at some point, the software it used could not cope with the stress it was being put under. That caused the owner of this new chan to look for alternatives and after looking at the existing software, I thought to myself "I can do better". I knew I could do something faster, easier to manage, more secure, more flexible. Something that would make everything else obsolete and take away this technical hurdle from people willing to run chans.
And so, LynxChan was born. And in just one year, with the help of talented and dedicated people on all areas, it managed to rise higher than I could ever ask for. Now people willing to run chans are not tied to archaic, crippled and unmaintained technology. Now they have something that can serve for any style of chan they want to have, that will handle any amount of work and that can be deployed without issues on a matter of minutes and can be customized in any way. All without sacrificing features.
This represents a huge addition to the chan ecosystem, one of the last shelters of free speech on an increasingly controlled and censored internet. If this ecosystem is to survive, its crucial it evolves and adapts to new scenarios and standards. There is a long road ahead but I am certain this project will become more successful as time goes on. I'd like to thank everyone that not only put their time and energy into helping development, but also people that trusted the software into their servers.

On a different topic, I am dropping support for versions 1.1 through 1.4. I know this is not the ideal way to do it, without a reasonable window, but I feel 1.5 is the oldest relevant version by now and I really don't feel like maintaining the older ones. They will be moved to a legacy repository.
About future plans, I am thinking of focusing on usability for a while. I know that moderation tools are sub-par on this area. 1.6 implemented probably the last big feature overhaul, so there isn't much left to be done besides this kind of polish.
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Anonymous 05/16/2016 (Mon) 07:10:44 [Preview] No. 4059 del
tl;dr lol

Anonymous 05/16/2016 (Mon) 09:57:06 [Preview] No. 4067 del
come on guys, he put a lot of working work into this software. It's his baby's birthday and we wouldn't be here if he hadn't dump all his autism into it. Share the love.

Thanks StephenLynx, keep up the good work.

Anonymous 05/16/2016 (Mon) 14:59:10 [Preview] No. 4117 del
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that's a lot of words fag

StephenLynx##8HkpNt 05/19/2016 (Thu) 12:06:02 [Preview] No. 4169 del
So people don't think I am siting atop an ivory tower without taking in consideration everyone involved on this project.

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:49:20 [Preview] No. 5295 del

FREE YOUR JAVASCRIPT Anonymous 05/09/2016 (Mon) 19:46:57 [Preview] No. 3839 [Reply]
You can learn how to free your javascript below:

I'd like my freedoms to be respected while browsing this chan. I'd appreciate it if you'd release this javascript under a freedom respecting license.

For an explanation of why it is crucial to make your JavaScript free, see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/javascript-trap.html

This script is detected as inline, nonfree, defining functions or methods, and the rest of the page as loading external scripts


This script is detected as inline, nonfree, defining functions or methods, and the rest of the page as loading external scripts
[{"attribute":"onchange","value":"chooseStyle(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value, 'layout')"}]

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Anonymous 05/13/2016 (Fri) 15:44:37 [Preview] No. 3874 del
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Ironically, national socialism is closer to communism than /pol/tards would like to think. Free software is not communist. If anything, it's a free market thing - everyone can do whatever they want with the source code and programmers can be hired to make modifications and the most needed, most efficient and the most cost effective software wins.

Anonymous 05/13/2016 (Fri) 20:04:16 [Preview] No. 3881 del
>posting worst raifu
opinion discarded

Anonymous 05/13/2016 (Fri) 20:20:06 [Preview] No. 3885 del
No, the "Free" as in beer part is pretty fucking socialist.

Anonymous 05/13/2016 (Fri) 20:24:01 [Preview] No. 3887 del
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I bet you think getting invited to a barbecue and eating free food is socialism too.

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:49:14 [Preview] No. 5294 del

odii plz Anonymous 05/12/2016 (Thu) 09:51:25 [Preview] No. 3851 [Reply]
Not sperging autists, so please be discerning.

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:49:10 [Preview] No. 5293 del

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Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:49:05 [Preview] No. 5292 del

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Add bullet list in markdown? Anonymous 04/26/2016 (Tue) 05:43:13 [Preview] No. 3628 [Reply]
Bullet list is one of the best ways to simplify explanation in topics:

What about we add bullet lists to the markdown?

- First topic
- Second topic
- Third topic

If the bullet list was applied to the above, he would automatically indent to 8 tab stops (the standard), and change the "-" to the bullet symbol:

The only problem I see here is that bullet is not us-ascii. So could use asterisk ("*") instead.

Other idea wold be to wrap text when it reach 60 characters per line. According to some research, the best readability is around 60cpl:

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Anonymous 04/26/2016 (Tue) 23:35:31 [Preview] No. 3637 del
Why do you even comment? The functions is based on markdown style (lightweight markup lang). If you don't want people saying it's markdown, care to put some other specific name?

Also, this is irrelevent. The proposal here is:
- Add Bullet lists
- Add [quote] tag
- Wrap text on 60cpl

The 'developers' seem to have just given up of /operate/.

odilitime Board owner 05/01/2016 (Sun) 11:10:21 [Preview] No. 3664 del
No. I think this would mess with the normal text too much. Also I'm not a fan of markdown. Stephen was right not to implement the whole thing.

>The 'developers' seem to have just given up of /operate/.
Stephen's around, though I haven't talked to him in a bit.

Anonymous 05/02/2016 (Mon) 00:15:30 [Preview] No. 3676 del
>I think this would mess with the normal text too much.
How? How can a simple [quote] tag "mess" with text?
Shit, if you don't want to implement, fine, just give a better response and not more stupidity.

odilitime Board owner 05/02/2016 (Mon) 00:18:09 [Preview] No. 3677 del
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Oh, I'm fine with a multiline [quote] tag. I was talking about the markdown bullet point shit.

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Anonymous 04/23/2016 (Sat) 10:06:34 [Preview] No. 3383 [Reply]
what nigger made the darkened_color.css default. shit looks ugly as fuck.
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Anonymous 04/23/2016 (Sat) 12:43:28 [Preview] No. 3393 del
the board list is using the dark theme now

Anonymous 04/23/2016 (Sat) 12:45:19 [Preview] No. 3394 del
With the overboard as well.

Anonymous 04/24/2016 (Sun) 20:30:17 [Preview] No. 3623 del
and account screen.

odilitime Board owner 05/01/2016 (Sun) 11:20:15 [Preview] No. 3668 del
All fixed right?

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:48:56 [Preview] No. 5290 del

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Global Vols Anonymous 04/25/2016 (Mon) 17:31:23 [Preview] No. 3626 [Reply]
𝓘 𝓹𝓾𝓽 𝓲𝓷 𝓶𝔂 𝓪𝓹𝓹𝓵𝓲𝓬𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓰𝓵𝓸𝓫𝓪𝓵 𝓿𝓸𝓵, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮𝓷'𝓽 𝓱𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓭 𝓫𝓪𝓬𝓴. 𝓦𝓱𝔂?

odilitime Board owner 05/01/2016 (Sun) 11:19:27 [Preview] No. 3667 del
We're still completing your background check.

Actually just waiting on Snake to weigh in I think.

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:48:50 [Preview] No. 5289 del

Typo Anonymous 04/27/2016 (Wed) 06:41:34 [Preview] No. 3641 [Reply]
Neveda been better in the USA

odilitime Board owner 05/01/2016 (Sun) 11:12:20 [Preview] No. 3666 del
Yes tks, I typo that all the time. Sorry about that.

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handel has gone too far Anonymous 04/21/2016 (Thu) 18:09:35 [Preview] No. 3366 [Reply]
I have purposefully avoided posting memes that i make oc of because he hate the oathbreaker I get it. I receive a comment about a month ago that this person wished I had made my own threads. I was hesitant to do so because before handel had locked a thread that had over 200 replies because it was "nonsense". Fine.I had provided ample source material in the conspiracy thread including the complete version of a rare book. something that I would see as an act of virtue. He locks it for the claim that i was just talking to myself and not replying to skeptics. This was when not as many people browsed /pol/ so there was few people posting, I would have responded if there where comments
I decide to make a continuation of a thread that Had been banned on 8/pol/ and again it is locked here. The thread should be unlocked at the least and This can not go unchallenged

Anonymous 04/21/2016 (Thu) 22:29:47 [Preview] No. 3371 del
thread was opened it was a communications failure on my end

Anonymous 04/21/2016 (Thu) 22:37:05 [Preview] No. 3372 del
Handel isn't active anymore btw

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:48:37 [Preview] No. 5287 del

Anonymous 04/16/2016 (Sat) 21:47:09 [Preview] No. 3309 [Reply]
I demand a response from odilitime, the global mod and the /am/ board owner in >>3305

TJBK Board volunteer 04/16/2016 (Sat) 23:44:34 [Preview] No. 3328 del
Why do you want a global mod response?
Edited last time by TheJellyBeanKing on 04/16/2016 (Sat) 23:45:20.

Anonymous 04/16/2016 (Sat) 23:47:38 [Preview] No. 3329 del
at one point I thought it's a global mod meddling into /am/ matters, but then the /am/ BO showed his true colors and confirmed that it's him and only him, excuse us

TJBK Board volunteer 04/16/2016 (Sat) 23:50:28 [Preview] No. 3330 del
I have only messed with /am/ when pilbot was a thing

Anonymous 11/28/2016 (Mon) 20:48:32 [Preview] No. 5286 del