>When you say "Win a culture war" do you mean in terms of politics, or in terms of winning back favor from the power players in the gaming industry specifically?
Neither really, it's the average human that matters. In the context of /v/ moreso the average gamer or whatever term you want to use
than any other human.
>If you're talking about the integrity of anonymous discussion platforms at large, they're never going to go away because the internet is a Pandora's box that cannot be closed. Anyone who has willpower and patience can set up a discussion board away from the eyes of people who disapprove, and the more people that disapprove the more it will appeal to disagreeable people.
Setting up a minor board is possible. Running one large enough to have serious influence on wider society consider the influence halfchan had at its peak for example
is far harder and you will not win a culture war without swaying the masses to at least roughly your point of view. My original point was free speech doesn't really exist because private companies control all the infrastructure that would allow you to run an actually influential community and will clamp down on you hard if you move too far out of line. That it's still technically possible to make what are in the grand scheme of things irrelevant communities is as much as anything because the value of having those communities like this one
to point at and say 'see, it's not censorship' is far higher than removing it when the hard core of anons would just fuck off to some darknet alternative anyway.
>whereas people like those you'd find on imageboards wouldn't have much of a chance to congregate without the internet.
The seriously discontent fags would always find a way to congregate even before the internet and we still will even if clearnet options are made outright illegal. The problem is reaching those who are not yet of that mindset or those who never will be but who might at least be sympathetic to the ideas behind it.
Think not so much of people who are using imageboards now but of those who are currently only children and who may grow up entirely within the mainstream areas of the internet. If all they are ever exposed to is the non-mainstream censored points of view most will adopt those viewpoints. Some will certainly ask questions and filter out to other communities and maybe even a few will bother getting out as far as here or even into TOR and the like but that's a vanishingly small % of a %. If you were an edgy underage fag in the past you might wander onto /b/ or /v/ then filter out to more constructive boards and learn. Now the edgy kids have only the modern halfchan and places like reddit and both of those allow certain non-standard topics but prevent other ones from being discussed entirely. Education, both at the school level and at the higher level of universities, is a lost cause and most media is equally fucked so losing visible clearnet communities is pretty much the last bastion of interaction with normalfags and the half-normalfags who might be convinced. We
will survive regardless, the problem is mere survival is never going to change anything and unless you're fine with the status quo even if you are it's only going to get worse
then clearly change is needed.
>The board should abandon it, not the users themselves. You can plan actions on the board and carry them out on the clearnet. For example, Leddit with its social score algorithm is laughably easy to manipulate and there's a bunch of normalfags there. A handful of dedicated anons and you can sway a lot of people. Similar things go for FB boomers.
That's workable but that requires dedicated actions working together rather than the natural recruitment you get from people wandering into a community. Though I'm all for seeing things like that tried, Qanon is retarded but if something that obviously manufactured and manipulative can convince people in significant numbers it's evidently possible.
>Recruitment of new blood could easily be carried out by giving enough clues for anyone that wants to find it on the clearnet, just as I did above for those two darknet sites.
It has to be enough new blood to actually make a difference not just the autistic core who will never be content with mainstream society. The core are not a problem because they will actively seek out alternative places to gather.
>That's my point. There's step by step guides for each of the darknet options. If you can read, you can use them.
And most won't bother unless they're already convinced of the need to do so.
I'm not trying to be a blackpill faggot I'm just saying that we cannot fall back further and further into obscure backwaters of the internet, clear or dark, and achieve anything but simple survival. That's just like moving to the countryside and giving up all Urban areas or opting out of education and letting them become the modern indoctrination centres they mostly function as nowadays. When survival is the only option then survival is the first priority, like setting up places like this site were, but after that there has to be some sort of action that solves the problem that caused the issues in the first place. Getting deplatformed was a symptom and treating that alone won't solve anything because it just ends in an arms race where all but the most extreme avenues for hosting a community like this are cut off.