01/06/2016 (Wed) 04:25:48
Well look at your biggest sources for users:>4chan
Bans any post speaking of other chans, nearly every user is fine where they are at.>8ch
Varies on a board to board basis but most of the userbase are comfortable on the niche interest boards they are at now (having only an active /pol/ and /v/ would pigeonhole this site into masterchan syndrome of 1-2 super active boards while the rest become barren.)>420chan
Dislike talking about any other chans unless looking down upon them, very happy where they are at.>7chan
Ded due to the extreme lengths they went for "quality".>Various small chans
Tight knit groups of users who like where they are at or abandoned.
It's the struggle every new spin off chan faces, hell 69chan was the newest one I witnessed this happen to, tried getting their name out, got a few people but many ignored it due to high quality control. Over time the few people there left to find more activity and the owner repealed his so called "cancer" rule but now it languishes as getting a few posts on /b/ while every other board is dead.
Alt chans don't last or get popular unless they offer a board or service no other has (420chan with /wooo/ and taima streaming), features others don't have, or a controversial event (7chan, 8ch, some of those ones that popped up when the Scientology shit was going on).
That's just my opinion on it.