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Requesting Boards Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 02:54:24 No.3 [Reply] [Last]
Self-service board creation is disabled. If you'd like to run a board on anon.cafe, please create an account and then post in this thread with: >The username you created >Board URL (e.g. /meta/) >Board name >Board topic >Would you like the board marked SFW (i.e. no explicit or other adult-only content)? Please review the Global Rules before you request a board. Please also be certain that you are willing to carry out the duties of a board owner. Boards whose owners do not log in for more than two weeks will be marked inactive and put up for claim. Boards that remain dead for an extended period may be deleted if resources need to be freed. We don't grant boards to anyone who asks. Broadly, we'll consider boards that aren't duplicated elsewhere on the webring but we weigh up a variety of factors. Being comfy is a plus! But, in the end it comes down to our private decision. Please specify if you are requesting a board for use as a "bunker", which is a board that will remain inactive and only be used in case your main board hosted elsewhere becomes unavailable. We request that bunker boards remain delisted from the board list and top boards so that we do not pollute the webring with many inactive duplicates of boards. To delist your board, go to Board Management > Settings, check the "Don't index on top boards and board list" box, and click Save. Delisted boards can still be read and posted on, so you can still distribute your new bunker's address to your anons. If your main board becomes inaccessible or you want to turn your bunker into your main board, feel free to relist it by unchecking the aforementioned "Don't index on top boards and board list" box and clicking Save. Please note that because delisted boards can still be posted on, their owners are still expected to log in regularly and clear them of spam or rule-breaking content and that delisted boards whose owners do not log in for some time will still go up for claim as normal. If you keep your bunker clear of spam and rule-breaking content, it will remain unlocked so that posts can be made at any time. If spam or rule-breaking content accumulates, the board will be administratively locked and will only be unlocked by request. By the time we see an unlock request and act on it, your anons may already have been unable to use the bunker for some time. A tidy bunker is a ready bunker.
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>>13682 /islam/ BO here, I'll be happy to take your board.
>>13683 Based. Be sure to cleanse it of shirk.
>>13684 By God's permission I'll be fair to them, as much as I can be.
>>13683 I've already been sent the board by the previous guy, but send me a mail all the same. I'm going to keep a list of people that may be interested in keeping it.
>>13703 why tho

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Meta^2 Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 02:35:28 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
How /meta/ Works /meta/ is a board for discussing anon.cafe's present, future, and past. Please stay on topic. Board meta discussion should be posted on the boards concerned. What We Run Backend: LynxChan 2.3.7 (https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/) Frontend: Customised branch of XanderLynx (https://gitlab.com/alogware/xanderlynx)
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/k/ Restoration Anonymous 09/20/2020 (Sun) 22:27:32 No.13654 [Reply] [Last]
Can you restore /k/ to approximately the closest restore point to an hour and a half ago (9PM UTC)? A spammer came through and wiped out the board. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Are loli pedophile cartoons allowed on anon.cafe? >>>/k/7571 >>>/k/7574
>>13693 It's just a cartoon bro
>>13694 /sm/ and /loli/ when
>>13697 Probably never, makes the site an easy target. It's not a board but smug allows loli threads.
>>13697 I’d browse the fuck out of those. They’d probably have to be hidden boards though

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Bugs, Issues, and Changelog Anonymous Board owner 09/02/2019 (Mon) 15:52:13 No.18 [Reply] [Last]
If you notice something wrong that isn't "it's slow", post about it here. If something is fixed or changed, it'll be posted here.
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>>13687 And again. Hopefully we can nail it this time.
>>13699 Glad to see you’re back. I was getting worried!
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>>13700 Same anon, whenever the site goes down for more than an hour I start getting nervous. Glad it's back and at least we know what the problem is.
>>13699 Glad to see your back. BTW, do you have any sort of Fallback.txt file posted anywhere?
>>13701 Nnaa

/overboard/ discussions Anonymous 06/27/2020 (Sat) 01:26:22 No.13389 [Reply] [Last]
Should /icup/ be added to the sfwoverboard?
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>>13661 Seconding this request, make our board SFW
>>13668 Thanks brother
>>13668 I just noticed prolikewoah.com the GO AWAY one.. got removed from the webring here but we're still showing up on their site. Is this because they decided to forget the certificates again? I'm not an anime fan but it was hard to ignore when it had one of the highest PPH
>>13677 For future reference, PLW's certificates had expired. This meant that when our server connected to it to grab the latest webring.json, the untrusted connection was rejected. Think of it as PLW "dropping out" of the webring temporarily. The same happens when hosts go down. When their webring.json files become accessible again, then they re-appear.

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Anonymous 07/06/2020 (Mon) 22:59:47 No.13392 [Reply] [Last]
Can we please blacklist Zchan from the webring?
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>>13450 Shut it nigger, we know who's who due to writing style
>>13466 What happened? Why is it down?
>>13494 >asks 26 days later when it's back up zzzchan.xyz
>>13495 T-thank you anon I feel really dumb right now
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Getting more people on anon.cafe Anonymous 02/26/2020 (Wed) 14:36:33 No.10445 [Reply] [Last]
>20 unique users have posted in the past 24 hours. Seriously, this place needs some more users. It's painfully slow. Other major sites on the webring get several hundred easily. What can we do about this? We have the boards. We have the content. What are we missing?
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>>13577 No, it was because koigoons refused to listen and put their useless essays in the guntstream thread. Read the ban logs, you retard.
So was Julay always shit and it just became more noticeable later or did something happen to it?
>>13580 Wasn't always like this, some bad agents appeared in the staff (or removed their masks) and shit happened. In my opinion it was more around a decent group of anons in a site with some overly lenient BOs and careless administration; everything went good because no pressure happened but when things like subversive staffers (shitposters with a badge) bailing janitors (due to staff's irregular rulings) raid-tier dumbfag migrations (mark /v/, kiwis) and technical problems happened everything went to the gutter because they simply didn't know how to deal with it and had no consistency between their own ideologies. When they took proper measures it was way too late and they still have that paranoid behavior even when the site is almost vacated, there's nobody to inspect upon other than the few who stuck by your side.
>>13515 All of that applies to imageboards aswell.
>>13674 >Getting warned for bumping an old thread >Easy to get banned by an angry mod Go away, Mark

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InstantIB.LynxChan + Onion: An Imageboard Host Builder Anonymous Board owner 04/30/2020 (Thu) 17:08:36 No.10678 [Reply] [Last]
I'm releasing a modified version of Anon.cafe's build and maintenance tooling. It is an Ansible role that turns a CentOS 7 server into a LynxChan 2.3.7 host with an nginx reverse proxy in front to handle HTTPS termination and traffic limiting. It is very configurable and includes variable documentation as well as a tutorial to help those unfamiliar with Ansible get up to speed. It's my hope that this will help Anon spin up new imageboards without having to struggle against many of their software's peculiarities and tedium. I've also added a role that will set up Tor hidden services; it permits either hands-off management of the hidden service private key or storage of the hidden service private key in an encrypted Ansible Vault. InstantIB.LynxChan is at https://gitgud.io/Skyline/instantib.lynxchan InstantIB.Onion is at https://gitgud.io/Skyline/instantib.onion The role bundles and builds several pieces of software not available in CentOS repositories (e.g. ExifTool to strip EXIF from images and FFmpeg to generate better thumbnails), may optionally create a special user that can pull remote MongoDB database dumps from elsewhere, ensures that both MongoDB and LynxChan will restart on failure, detects and handles necessary service restarts/reloads, may install and configure the webring/alternate captcha/native image generation addons if desired, supports proper multi-device favicons, provides enhanced TLS security by default, optionally generates strong custom Diffie-Hellman (DH) key-exchange parameters for extra security, allows optional IP range blocking at the network firewall, configures Security-Enhanced Linux to work gracefully with MongoDB, and allows optional use of the notoriously obtuse Sendmail to relay email from LynxChan to an external mail host. If you have some basic GNU/Linux literacy and follow the tutorial then read the documentation carefully, you will be able to use this to spin up and maintain a LynxChan imageboard of your own. You can override and adjust the variables and then re-run your playbook to gracefully detect and adjust only what needs to be adjusted on your server. The role is presently in alpha; although I use it with full confidence on anon.cafe, it is possible that it might not work for some combination of options I've never tried, or I've broken it while adding the latest enhancements for genpop use. I recommend that you try it out thoroughly against a virtual machine before using it on any kind of production instance. Be careful and methodical. Future tutorials will include the Paranoid Admin's Imageboard Hosting Primer, in which I will briefly explain the different privacy and security trade-offs you can make as an imageboard admin for yourself and your users, making payments and taking donations without compromising your identity, understanding how to maintain OPSEC+COMSEC+FINSEC in such a way that a single breach will not be your undoing, how all this might be done in practice, and more. To those who do not have the literacy this tooling assumes and would prefer something a little more intensively hand-holding, more will come. I nevertheless encourage you to muddle your way through with a VM, a CentOS 7 netinst ISO, and a search engine - if nothing else, you will come out knowing a little more than you came in with.
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>>13343 >Why does the site keep going down Do you mean today's downtime? As far as we're aware we haven't been down for months until today, not counting occasional minute-long interruptions when software components automatically restart. >Is it just server maintenance or something else? Hope everything is daijoubu. Something went wrong with the machine our VPS was hosted on. I posted about it at >>13342 after we came back up from the few hours' downtime. That thread is where you should post about this,, rather than here in the InstantIB thread.
>>13345 Had another blip just now, and I've seen around 3 or 4 over the past 24 hours.
>>13585 Same here, I've been having problems.
>>13345 Reporting the same problem. The site would be up all morning, then after a while pages stop loading or refreshing and it comes up as offline, even when using services like Down For Me. What's going on?
I'm having periodic issues too still. It seems to be less than it was

Community Announcements Anonymous Board owner 05/21/2020 (Thu) 16:31:32 No.13261 [Reply] [Last]
Sometimes boards do things and think that it would be nice for other boards to know about it. Every week - assuming there are events - we'll post upcoming events in the global announcement slot as smaller community announcements. If you'd like your event to be added to the rotation, post here with your: >Board >Event name >Event thread >Event date and time (please provide time in UTC at minimum plus whatever other timezones you'd like included) Board owners may suppress community announcements without also hiding all global announcements if they desire by using custom CSS to hide class "community-announcements-board-owners-feel-free-to-hide-this". I've taken the liberty of making /otter/'s Ottercine otter movie night the first event we announce. Good job, /otter/.
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/icup/ Infinity Cup Test Stream #1 https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1.html#913 (just a general, link is to the post that announced it) Saturday July 18th 19:00 UTC 3 EDT 2 CDT to be streamed at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
/icup/ Infinity Cup Draw https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1.html#1080 (just a general, link is to the post that announced it) Saturday August 1st 2PM PDT, 4PM CDT, 5PM EDT, 21:00 UTC to be streamed at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
/japan/ sokunigger tournament 7 https://prolikewoah.com/geimu/res/11765.html today lole, in 1h 30m (2 pm EDT)
/icup/ Infinity Cup 6 Day 1 https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1.html#1233 Saturday August 8th, Matches start at 11:00 AM PDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM EDT, 18:00 UTC https://cytu.be/r/8cup
/loomis/ Weekly /loomis/ Drawpile https://anon.cafe/loomis/res/719.html Sun August 9th 23:00 EDT / Mon August 10th 03:00 UTC

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/a/ Got Glowed On Anonymous 08/02/2020 (Sun) 15:07:52 No.13478 [Reply] [Last]
Just as a heads up, /a/ got glowed on last night. https://smuglo.li/support/res/2745.html
>>13478 I'm sorry you're experiencing technical difficulties with anon.cafe, have you tried to turn it on and back off again?
Can someone explain how that pedolarp was a glownigger? I don't know much about IRC. I think they did a check on the channels that banned user was subscribed to but I don't see anything fishy in it, like Christianity or Nietzsche?
>>13481 Nevermind, I think I see some shady channels like meth or mafia. Looks shady but can't figure out confidently how he glows. It's weird because some of the imageboards that get shilled everywhere like 64chan, eggchan are full of pedophiles. Also, I check out lainchan now and then and there's also 420chan. That place glows too?
>>13481 See >>13480 Also: >I think they did a check on the channels that banned user was subscribed to Traditionally on IRC, you'd only be part of a handful of channels. Like 5 or so at most, maybe 20 if you do stuff like web development for different people or if you're a socialite. There's three potential reasons to have that many channels listed: >1) Bot learning >2) Trolling >3) Glowing 1 could apply but is unlikely as there's no reason to reveal your bot if you're just teaching it. 2 Is possible, but trolling any part of /a/ is generally more of a chore than it's worth, leaving option 3 as the most likely candidate. My guess is it's an intern and he decided to shitpost on the wrong channel on accident.

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