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 4chon.net, 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|