YANChan.xyz is an imageboard for discussion of a bunch of topics. For now topics include, art, videos, games, technology and random.

It is available on the large web at YANChan.xyz

=> https://yanchan.xyz

Why is it a thing?

Facebook, twitter and most forums are like-based. This brings about issues of content circulation being algorithm-based and often reinforces uniform agreement and echochambers.

Some forums, and imageboards are bump-based. This means things that see a bunch of discussion are seen more. This means both, agreement isn't needed. In addition imageboards are anonymous by default with opt-in verifiable identities. This promotes discussion on touchy topics, and makes criticism easier to dish out without any significant fear of censorship other than by platform owners(myself).

The issue imageboards suffer from is at scale, they become shocking and provocative as that is what gets discussion. At a small scale for a small community these issues aren't present.

The issues forums also face is down to a lack of anonymity. In convincing a person of an argument, the ethos, pathos and logos are to be considered. Logos being the logical reasoning. Pathos being the emotional string-tugging, and ethos being the credibility and reputation of a person. Forums are commonly filled with pathos and ethos-based arguments, as arguments are easily attributed to a person, so emotions are at risk, and credibility and reputation is also at risk.

As such, I deem the best social media solution is a bump-based system at a small scale.

Go hang out and make some posts if you want. :^)

EDIT: I have since closed this site down, since it wasn't used much

Articles from blogs I follow around the net


ANTIGONE + MAUDE #16 by Stanley Lieber SENTIENT SLIME Ten years of litigation had finally decided the status of the mall. The debts had been acquired by Mold Industries, Inc., an (among other things) predatory lender out of New York. Reps incoming. Bill Fomo …

via I'm not really Stanley Lieber. August 9, 2022

'Based' Paganism vs. Christianity

I’ve been meaning to write about Paganism recently. I will frame it as a response to an email I received within the past day or so: Hey Luke, First off, I would like to thank you for all your efforts in making everything you know accessible to everyone. You …

via Luke Smith's Webpage July 29, 2022


Conciseness is often considered a virtue among hackers and software engineers. FOSS maintainers in particular generally prefer to keep bug reports, questions on mailing lists, discussions in IRC channels, and so on, close to the point and with minimal faff. …

via Drew DeVault's blog July 26, 2022

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