Editorial: A LEGION OF NAMEFAGS
/soc/ — Moot’s removal of tripcodes in March [note: check for exact date] was widely hailed as a progressive step forward for a tripfag-infested board. But weeks on, has it actually done any good?
There are, of course, the fanatics that believe the original vision of 4chan (>implying 4chan has an original vision —ed.) is a community of purely anonymous users; while vocal on other boards, only a very small fringe of /soc/ posits this opinion. The majority of Social have accepted that tripfaggotry is a fact of life.
There is a culture of tripfagging (Worst Board editorial style prefers the term tripfag over namefag even with the removal of tripcodes) that is deeply ingrained into the board.
Daily /soc/ crush threads make for the worst excesses of this culture. Anons and tripfags alike bask in the stains and stench of reacharound central. It’s mainstream to appreciate tripfags who contribute little other than attention whoring posts and photos. Not even /r9k/, Social’s legendarily shitty predecessor, had reached that depths of tolerance and acceptance of attention whore pandering. (Or did it?)
/soc/ hit its extreme nadir when attention-deprived tripfag konstantine embarked on a project to create a tripfag roulette: essentially a photo board of a hundred known tripfags on the board, for users to roll and crush on. Disgusting.
Every single person who rolls in these threads are faggots. The people depicted within are faggots too, but that goes without saying.
Worst Board is grateful that the tripfag roulette only rarely rears its head — and hopes the /soc/ crush thread goes this path soon — but its very existence is a blot confirming Social’s position as the worst board on the internet. A week of jockeying and jostling and attention-seeking from the worst of /soc/’s users to make sure they had a spot in the roulette: in essence, placing them in the cool kids’ clique of /soc/. Of course, some tripfags were already in a position to not need to jockey: who hasn’t heard of mfw or Captain Hook? Legit cool kids in a schoolyard of poseurs and needy sluts?
That’s a logical fallacy, dear readers. There’s no such thing as a good tripfag. One could even say the only good tripfag is a dead one. (Or a doxxed one, but that’s a story for a later day.)
The point is, /soc/’s culture of tripfaggotry is something that isn’t going to die soon. Most of us would be glad for it to die. Attention whoring, be it in camwhoring, thread hijacking, faux-intellectual discourse, is the reason we’re the leper colony of 4chan. Have some fucking decency, /soc/. An empty appeal by your fellows at Worst Board.