Critical thinking and logic are skills on decline, 80% of /pol/ is compossed of mindless posts and shills. How can we improve our situation?
Cherrypicking posters from /pol/ by creating threads with devil's advocate arguments?
Forget about /pol/, we got everyone worthwhile there already who hadn't already left. Look for people on the internet who aren't total idiots, get in contact with them (without being a creep) and introduce them to redpills and ponies.
>>12331>Cherrypicking posters from /pol/ by creating threads with devil's advocate arguments?
That's the method used by /leftypol/ and fails miserably.
I don't have the fix, but the devil's advocate is a waste.
>>12331>Critical thinking and logic are skills on decline
True, I think the cause is because the blackpill is around.
I believe those already redpilled moved along because the newfags are not worthy, their intellectual level is catastrophic, add to that the shill army roaming freely and then you have an accurate picture of what's going on.
I think /pol/ is a victim of its own success and the comfy board we had c. 2015 has mostly broken apart and drifted to other places by now, just like /b/ of old. 8/pol/ was probably the second largest hub but that place pretty much sucks now too so it's mostly diaspora communities and probably a fuckton of discord servers.
People perennially complain about low post rates here but we've actually done surprisingly well for ourselves as an altchan inspired by a joke that by all rights should have died in six months. Our name is known somewhat in both /pol/ and /mlp/ circles, we have representation in the /pol/eague, we're grudgingly respected by /qa/ and some of the other communities we've had spats with. I've even seen memes and images that originated here pop up on other boards. In terms of post count or user count we're doing at least as well as neinchan or /pone/ and are overwhelmingly more successful than the vast majority of 8chan boards. This place is sustained by powerful meme magic.
As far as obtaining new users, I think our best bet is to wait and see what happens to /mlp/ once the show ends. My hypothesis is that the mods will probably petition Hiro to delete /mlp/ since they hate it, and if he gives in there will probably be a massive breakup of the Ponysphere that will result in an influx of new users into smaller boards. Probably a large number of people will just leave and move on to other fandoms, but I think the core pony fans that have stuck around this long aren't going anywhere and will need places to hang out. Believe it or not we are fairly large for a pony board at this point and I think this board and /pone/ will likely be the two magnet hubs for horsefuckers outside of Discord communities.
I also think we should try to establish and maintain good relations with /pone/. Maybe an embassy thread there and one for them here would do the trick. Most of the posters there are pretty much our kind of people and both places are slow enough that it's pretty easy to crosspost. There's really no reason we shouldn't be friendly with each other.
>>12355>Our name is known somewhat in both /pol/ and /mlp/ circles
And /leftypol/ and /leftpol/ hate us with passion.
I think the mouse utopia experiment shows that life can't actually cope with utopia. A successful environment becomes boring because we are wired to have problems to solve. Therefore success and free time results in a search for, and then the creation of, drama and chaos until things fail.
This is a really nice post, i would even call it a whitepill.
You, what is that pone? I must know, and I must find their owner!
The problem is that they made the wrong environment for life. What they thought a utoipa was not effective.
A utopia (for humans) is technically possible, but it isn't by eliminating problems.