Monday, January 31, 2011

4chan's "moot" launches

23 year-old 4chan founder Christopher Pooke, aka moot, has finally launched the beta of his engimatic "social image website" Poole's claim to fame is the infamous 4chan, which has millions of unique users daily, and is a source of much of the internet culture that many of us know and love, and also has gained media attention for DDoS attacks, hacking and accusations of "cyber-terrorism". Any seasoned user of the internet has been touched, or perhaps violated, by 4chan in some way.

While precious little is known of Canvas, it has been criticized by a sizeable and somewhat outraged userbase of 4chan as Poole's attempts to clean up 4chan's image in recent weeks. Two boards, /new/, a news board, and /r9k/, a board where losers collectively whine about their lack of success with girls, were removed, and 4channers say it was an attempt to mainstream the site's image. /new/ had notoriously offensive content, with a large chunk of it being racist in nature, even if related to news and world events. Moot had previously deleted the board, and then restored it due to demand, but again threatened to delete the board if it did not shift away from its "/stormfront/" nature. Hours after the deletion, mirrors of the boards were put up at, where they carry on their posting as normal.
An actual wordball of the content on the /new/ board
In addition to these board removals, many anons, as 4chan users are called, have reporting being banned on /b/ for racist posting; which is unthinkable for anyone who knows the uncensored and chaotic nature of the /b/ board on 4chan, which moot has publicly defended. Recently, moot has appointed hundreds of volunteer "janitors" from the userbase, whom are essentially hall monitors of the boards and delete rule-violating posts, but lack the power to ban users as do moderators. Disheartened anons attribute this about-face in moot's character to the changing of character as an attempt to clean up 4chan, or perhaps even deform it and change its direction to a profitable and mainstream social networking website.

 In any case, it seems to be correlated with moot's recent business dealings with investors, who have poured $625,000 into his web venture. /new/ predictably viewed this as a Jewish conspiracy, in an attempt to stomp out their deviant views and "exposing of the Jewish conspiracy" in the more free and democratic new media of the internet. White it is empirical fact that there is a disproportionate number of Jews in power positions in the media, this is probably an irrelevant truth to whether a conspiracy to use the media to shape popular opinion and engineer society to Jewish whims.
/new/'s reception of Canvas


  1. That wordball is shamefully accurate. I've never known /b/ to be anything other than racist, but for moot to suddenly take an interest is just weird.

  2. Agree with this 100% completely. Fucking moot sold everyone out.

  3. In reality, moot is a glorified webhost. He fucking stole the concept and code from fucking 2chan.

    Canvas is just a PC version of 4chan where moot can filter out the gore, misogyny, racism and all that other crap advertisers don't like.

    Canvas is not for teh lulz
    Canvas is for teh dulz $$$$