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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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>username: rocket >URL: /pro/ >name: Trash Panda Club >topic: coon antics >SFW: yes

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Meta^2 Anonymous Board owner 09/01/2019 (Sun) 02:35:28 No.1 [Reply]
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 2.4.10 (https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/) Frontend: Customised branch of XanderLynx (https://gitlab.com/alogware/xanderlynx)
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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]
UPDATE: instantib.lynxchan version 2.4.10 released. 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 2.4.10 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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Not quite related but I'm getting stuck on setting up a database and random file permissions when installing vichan/npfchan. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
>>13887 Perhaps there is an issue involving your database and/or file permissions.
instantib.lynxchan version 2.4.10 has been made available for public use. As always, InstantIB.LynxChan is at https://gitgud.io/Skyline/instantib.lynxchan InstantIB.Onion is at https://gitgud.io/Skyline/instantib.onion We'll probably move away from CentOS in the next major update, given the changes in its project. We only chose it for its long-term support and similarity to StephenLynx's environment anyway. >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. This never happened, but briefly: >Use domain, DNS, and hosting companies that accept Monero (XMR) or Zcash. Bitcoin is traceable given sufficient interest and resources, and exchange KYC laws mean that your money's point of entry into the system is painted on you. One way to do this might be to buy BTC, send it to a more-anonymous exchange that doesn't require KYC, swap it for Zcash, send the Zcash through an independent wallet running on Tails/Whonix, then send it on for the payments. >Do your homework with regard to what your different providers will and will not accept. For example, NiceVPS will host almost anything, but they are very expensive. Note that some "free speech" hosts specifically exclude certain types of speech in their fine print. >Understand operational trade-offs for different protection. For example, European hosts often don't need to know anything about your identity, but they have much weaker protections for content. American hosts ostensibly receive First Amendment protection, but they are required to know your identity. (A good example is Nearly Free Speech, who have an extremely robust policy protecting speech of the kind they themselves find deeply objectionable, but who insist upon knowing the identity of the single natural person whom the account belongs to.) >Interact with your providers and systems only through anonymised systems like Whonix or Tails. >If you can afford it, split domain registration between different companies in different jurisdictions. Anon.cafe's domains are registered in Romania and a few other nations. >Don't use domains whose authorities have a history of takedowns and other such actions. Anon.cafe uses .co and .org as backup domains, .cafe being a TLD of unknown risk. >Don't build an identity for yourself. Some imageboard admins establish small cults of personality, but we recommend against it unless you have watertight OPSEC and COMSEC. Identity tends to grow until it affects your actions in ways that won't be immediately obvious to you. Imageboard culture values anonymity for a reason.

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>>14030 >Imageboard culture values anonymity for a reason Is that why the imageboard where every BO and admin is a notorious namefag is the most popular one in the webring? I don't necessarily disagree with you but I think many people like to know who rules over them.
>>14030 Thanks the XSEC info is appreciated Admin.

Dolphin poster Anonymous 12/07/2019 (Sat) 20:21:16 No.223 [Reply]
I think he has become a site-wide problem right now, so I thought I'd bring attention to it here. Can he be permanently banned from all boards whenever he appears? Although he appeared in /r9k/, he's begun to spam /otter/ and other parts of the webring.

For those that aren't aware, he:
>Posted links to CP on /r9k/
>Defended the above post
>Continually evades bans
>Avatarfags with a plush dolphin
>Is currently spamming /r9k/ and /otter/

A robot has made archives of most of his posts (first ones missing unfortunately):

Pic related sums him up. You can see the dolphin plushie near the computer screen, the /pol/ shit he regularly posts, and his interest in computing. He has also started posting about sharks too, along with a shark plush toy.
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Someone post comprehensive screenshots of the dolphin antics offsite (imgur or catbox or whatever) so that taking down anon.cafe can't erase the dolphin's PERMANENT RECORD
Archive of this thread, which has links to archives of the other threads. Should be enough.
I wonder if Dolphin is the same faggot that used to be Cheetah nigger when Meguca was still around.
>>14141 >autistic schizo spammer on meguca WEW! Who is the Cheetah nigger? What is his story?
>>14158 Meguca was full of retards too easily triggered. They accused everyone of being cheetah they disagreed with. If they stopped shitting their pants constantly no one would know or care meguca ever existed or their non-existent troll.

The Absolute State Anonymous 02/19/2021 (Fri) 00:48:07 No.14022 [Reply]
This is the weakest justification I have ever seen >You're not all like this. Such posts are usually met with scorn or well-reasoned counterarguments by other posters So why not have the bad-eggs kicked out (easily done, as most will get upset if rules are changed) and not delete 30% of the posts ever made on your site? >but occasional glimpses of /fascist/ from time to time suggest that such content has become more typical as time has passed "occasional glimpses", i.e. the occasional outrageous post that gains controversy, while 95% of the content is mundane and fine. discussion >and that the board has changed from its original tone and focus since we allowed a bunker to be set up here. This is a lie. The board is the same. > we are not willing to engage in intensive monitoring and moderation of the board's content Tell the BO to clean up the problem posters. You have already said that most of the board is not like this and and the problem posters are "usually met with scorn or well-reasoned counterarguments by other posters" Also, it's clear that the BO is willing to negotiate on these matters, and frankly it is quite unprofessional to warn someone that their board is in danger, and not notify the BO on the board itself in some way so you are sure that they know their board is danger.
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>>14113 You lost, racist. Deal with it.
>>14107 You're the one who lost not us
>>14117 Weak bait, ATF fatty. >>14118 > You're the one who lost not us > not us Thanks for the confirmation, ATF fatty.
We need to kill /fascist/ and kill it fast. This board is extremly dangerous to anon.cafe. Are you with me, /k/? Let's shoot the nazis!
>>14117 >You lost, racist. Deal with it. >racist Keep pushing faggot, the harder you agitate the stronger we grow. The more people you radicalize against your infantile equality dogma. Racism is reality, specifically against jews like you and your braindead pawns.

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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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>>14002 That's a slight improvement. At the least you're not the most lazy-assed lebbit-tier nigger on earth. Still, you're not having much impact beyond the sheer mental masturbation of it on your part. Don't you even care friend? Won't someone please just think of the children for once?
>>13911 >>13995 As far as I know, Lynxchan doesn't permit manual bumplocking of threads. It was a surprise for us as well.
>global.css >.catalogCell img Set min-width/height for it, to prevent nigh unclickable threads in the catalog (your announcement that /fascist/ is being deleted using a single pixel image).
Site was inaccessible for about an hour and change after something caused high rates of packet loss. We alerted our provider to the problem and things seem OK again, though we're still waiting to hear from them what the actual cause was, or if they did anything at all.

Community Announcements Anonymous Board owner 05/21/2020 (Thu) 16:31:32 No.13261 [Reply]
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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>>13898 Posted! Thanks for the invite, spee.
>>13782 Update to: GCUP Day 2 - Sunday February 14th, 19:00 UTC https://cytu.be/r/8cup
>>13941 Posted. Apologies for the delay.
>>13944 Last updates for the GCUP GCUP Day 3 - Saturday February 20th, 19:00 UTC https://cytu.be/r/8cup then GCUP Final Day - Sunday February 21st, 18:00 UTC https://cytu.be/r/8cup
>>14065 Posted!

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Considering Fatchan's jschan Anonymous 05/02/2020 (Sat) 09:14:24 No.10737 [Reply]
LynxChan had its advantages, but during the short time that Fatchan was up I saw some things I really liked. It also seems to have garnered good reviews from those anons who posted on it. The questions I'm now asking are: >Is jschan suitable for use yet? jschan's repository README contains a warning that it isn't production-ready. Development is likely to be wilder, upgrades rockier, and behavioral edges less well-understood. I recall that Fatchan also had its share of attacks and the countermeasures seemed to strike a nice balance between being effective and preserving anon quality of life. >How expensive is jschan to run? By "expensive" I mean how CPU intensive, how memory-intensive, and how disk-intensive is it compared to LynxChan? Only someone with experience running both would be able to comment, but we can hope such a person exists. >What options exist to migrate content from LynxChan to jschan? A supported migration path is essential; direct database-to-database transfer would be ideal. Has anyone else migrated content from a LynxChan instance to a jschan instance and if so, how did it go? >Will jschan continue to be developed and for how long? Tom has said that he plans to keep actively developing jschan but given his recent force-feeding of blackpills I'd like to know his thoughts on how long he'll be committing to the software as its maintainer. Open-source projects can in theory be taken over if the original maintainer abandons them but this transition only sometimes goes well. I also see no pull requests having been made on jschan so I don't know how Tom runs his ship compared to, say, Stephen Lynx. >What do our board owners think of switching to jschan? Our board owners love their custom CSS; switching over to jschan is likely to mean they need to adjust their CSS yet again in a more radical way than a normal LynxChan upgrade.

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>>14034 >Lynxchan is a piece of shit though and the animated thumbnails don't always work Case in point. This one should work because I got it from a lynxchan board.
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>>14036 When did that happen and why isn't zzzchan updated yet?
>>14037 Some months ago I think, zzzchan has not been updated for a long time. It is neglected badly by the admin
>>14034 Animated thumbnails work on JSchan, but Tom recommends the FFmpeg version to be 4.3.x and above for best performance.

A collapse function like 4chan? Anonymous 01/22/2021 (Fri) 11:12:37 No.13894 [Reply]
On 4chan there is a collapse function which makes it easier to browse and differentiate between threads. Add please
>>13894 Go ask Stephen Lynx to implement that feature.

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Anonymous 02/04/2021 (Thu) 22:36:48 No.13909 [Reply]
Does /comfy/ seem to be the only board getting routine CP posts? What's the deal with that?
It seems like they like to hit one board at a time. In the past they've posted their CP spam on /fascist/, but now it seems like they've moved to /comfy/. I don't know if it's just a bot that posts it or not, but one thing that would be different is that moderation seems to be slower on /comfy/, and images would appear on the front page if posted there, so that might be a rationale.

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