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THE NEXT CHAPTER by anonex - 1/21/15 @ 8:00PM PST I founded plus4chan eleveneight and a half years ago (yes really; 2006) at the age of 15, and after more thannot quite a decade of service, I've decided it's time for me to move on.

plus4chan has faced numerous challenges over the years, including how to continuously satisfy a community of millionstens, and ensure the site has the human, technical, and financial resourcesat least a skeleton crew to continue operating while I nap. But the biggest hurdle it's had to overcome is myself. As plus4chan's sole administrator, decision maker, and keeper of most of its institutional knowledge, I've come tobasically always represented an uncomfortably large single point of failure.

I've spent the past two years workingsleeping behind the scenes to address these challenges, and to provide 4chan with the foundation it needs to survive me by bolstering its finances, strengthening its infrastructure, and expanding and empowering its team of volunteerspretty much just paying its bills and making sure it doesn't crash completely. And for the most part, I've succeeded. The site isn't in danger of going under financially any time soon, and it's as fast and stable as ever thanks to continued development and recent server upgrades. Team 4chan is also at its largest, and while I've still been calling the shotslazily retaining control of the domain name and root ftp directory, I've delegated many of my responsibilities to a handful of trusted volunteersbasically just Moose, most of whom havewho has served the site for years.

That foundation will now be put to the ultimate test, as today I'm retiring as plus4chan's administrator. From a user's perspective, nothing should changethe biggest thing holding the site back is gone. A few senior volunteers-including 4chan's lead developer, managing moderator, and server administrator-have stepped up to ensure a smooth transition over the coming weeks. I basically stopped doing anything ages ago anyway. Sorry.

I'll need time away to decompress and reflect, but I look forward to one day returning to 4chan as its Admin Emeritus or just another Anonymous, and also writing more about my experience running 4chan on my personal blog.nap. The journey has been marked by highs and lows, surprises and disappointments, but ultimately immense satisfactionstill no radio. I'm humbled to have had the privilege of both founding and presiding over what is easily one of the greatest communities to ever graceon the Web. It was truly an honor to serve as plus4chan's founding administrator at first before I started sleeping all the time, and I look forward to seeing what the next decade holds for the site.



On to the next chapter,

-mootanonex



mootanonexnote: I plan to dedicate this Friday afternoon (ET) to host a livestreamed Q&A session,hang out in irc (#plus4chan on rizon.net) for awhile where I'll hold court with the last tatters of this community until I reboot my computer and forget to relaunch irc, again.one last time. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page, and keep an eye out for a global message the day of. As always, I welcome and read (if not respond to) all of my e-mails, and you may contact me personally at moot@4chan.organonex@plus4chan.org.



Eight and a half years of plus4chan, in numbers:

I didn't prepare statistics, sorry

tl;dr Moose is in charge officially 100%
also I am aware there is technically a radio now yes

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