15/10/2021 - RIP Acrimonie
Actually, I haven't been interested in this site for a long time. Personal problems prevented me from taking care of it seriously for years, and now that I can concentrate again on my personal projects, I realize that concerning acrimonie.com, the worm was in the fruit for a long time.
We were starting from underfoule.com anyway, a community with a humor strangely similar to that of the comics of the type Les Blondes, and memeing around the harassment of a random guy.
With social networks, nobody is really used to anonymity, to maintain a good atmosphere for the sake of it, and to the spirit of netiquette. Instead, virtual identity, reputation, and exclusion are used to regulate toxic behavior. It's not with 10 people posting slowly that you could counteract that, even if those 10 people were perfect.
What I wanted to do was to keep and develop this feeling of being part of a group that was both everywhere and nowhere, defined more by a spirit than by specific people. A place where you can experiment with identity, a way of posting, ideas. It's the exact opposite of what other people find on imageboards: a dumping ground for their anti-social impulses. And I think that with the mutation of online communities, anonymous spaces will only pick up outcasts from everywhere else.
If you're looking for what I was looking for, there are better things out there today. Imageboards and other IRC rooms used to be just a stopgap to get some semblance of social interaction when you feel excluded in real life. I think for example of the amazing number of trans women who used 4chan despite the ethos of that site. If you're over 20, consider checking out what gen Z are doing. They are unfortunately stuck to centralized social networks, but you find that vibe you used to get in communities where you weren't judged the way you were IRL, but at the cost of almost always having to deal with a toxic atmosphere. And in these new communities you sometimes find "old people" who are happy not to be the only ones anymore!
What to do without acrimony? For the more friendly and open-minded among you, I recommend :
associative activities (a pie in the sky, I know)
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