Moderators are individuals selected to perform general sitemaintenance. They may delete posts globally, ban users, sticky andclose threads, etc. There is no publicly available list ofmoderators. Since 4chan is primarily an anonymouswebsite, the moderators abide by that same mindset.
Why is "on-topic" discussion so important anyway? It's important to remember that on 4chan every time a new thread is created, one thread is removed. Put another way, for every 10 "culture" threads that are posted, 10 potentially board-appropriate threads are automatically pruned.
Another big change came in the spring of 2010. In May I decided to take a leave of absence from school and start a new project, Canvas. I began working on Canvas to answer the question "What would forums look like if they were invented today?" The form, function, and aesthetic of the modern message board hasn't changed much since the days of Usenet and dial-up BBSes, and I wanted to take a crack at doing something new and different. What we ultimately launched is a community site with the concept of remix culture at its core, something I came to love after years of poking around 4chan MS Paint threads, and /b/ when it was still a fountain of original content.
Still, there are things that Team 4chan could be doing that we aren't, be it due to a lackof resources, or just plain apathy. Moderating is often a demanding, unrewarding,and thankless task. Trolls constantly hound the moderators for doing too much, or toolittle. It seems almost impossible to strike that perfect balance that our users seek, and it'ssomething that's eluded us for some time now. Part of the problem is that there are so manyof you, and too few of us. Having thirty people policing almost three million createssome pretty unfavorable odds. We've given users the ability to help moderate the sitethemselves, with the report button. While this feature has played a crucial role in increasingour response time to problem posts, it's been a nightmare dealing with the sheer number ofthreads that require review. The internal tools we have at our disposal are showing their age,and major changes are coming in the future to help curb the various issues we're facing.Over the next few months, we hope to expand the janitor staff considerably, while also pickingup some fresh moderators along the way. The goal is to keep the site relevant to theinterests of our loyal userbase. I don't think countless pages of one-word responses andregurgitated memes are relevant to anything, even on /b/. Keep in mind, our intent is notto suppress the voices of the users, but rather to foster the type of quality discussionthat has been lacking for quite some time.
Awsome. I whole heartedly thank those who have e-mailed me voicing their opinions andconcerns (to date: 0) regarding 4chan. Furthermore, posting threadson another board is the best way to attract my attention, keep at it. (If you haven'tnoticed, this is the "sarcasm" I was talking about earlier)
An obvious moderator of 4chan. swaglord is always posting threads in different fonts or font sizes, making auto play videos, threads with no pictures, changing stickies, or even raiding other boards like /v/ and /b/ with the full use of mod powers. It wasn't long before users connected that swaglord was the moderator 'invisibro', the infamous moderation responsible for giga puddi being played on /b/.
A refugee from /tv/ who began storytiming Golden Age Superman stories, coming up with the unfortunate acronym GAS to save time on typing. Now posts good comics every other day, with a specific theme for each thread, those threads first being under the moniker of /co/mmunity /co/llege, then simply /co/llege. Has a movie-related blog, but is loathe to advertise it on 4chan, as the last time he did so it was hacked.
Uses the 4chan Firefox Extension to hide threads. This is okie-day, but he likes to tell everyone he's doing it every time he does it. A common example is "Thread hidden [because my fetishes are better than yours]". Doesn't like to use punctuation. He is a fag.
Another /m/ tripfag, usually he would flood trolls with his Role-playing faggotry to the point where other trolls would just give up and leave. Kamille is also known for being /m/ number one deliverer when it comes to promotions and finding rare mecha related hentai. He was permanently banned in early 2007 when he posted Tokusatsu (Kamen Rider, Power Rangers) ever since that incident, a huge shitstorm occurred where it was declared that Tokusatsu is /m/ material. Although the tripfag Kamille has tried to evade bans the new 4chan banning system have made it so that he can no longer evade bans. He was a great man and a hero to all of /m/ he shall be missed. Specially his promotions.However he found a hole in the system and has been able to return back to 4chan's /m/ board. He came back with a force of vengeance striking fear in newfags. On his return to /m/ he invaded every thread Metal Gear Solid 4-style as he shot down each topic with a bang. Might Gaine and others tried to stop him but Kamille returned and now currently posts on /m/ often trolling at a greater level than Black_Knight and starting threads that often lead to shitstorms. One good thing though he always makes posts that are mecha related, often being gunplas.
A tripfag thought to have popularized the practice of spamming threads with porn in an attempt to derail the thread's topic. His choice of porn is usually loli and/or shota, although he occasionally posts futanari. This has earned him both the respect and hatred of many /v/irgins, some of which refer to him as "The new Conan (O' Brien)" or a "threadshitter". He is usually passionate and very defensive about his pedophilia and beliefs, and frequently gets into arguments with other /v/irgins for hours on end. His constant spamming of porn has led to him to be namebanned numerous times, so he uses variations of his name, such as 'mikey' and 'miki'. He apparently doesn't care about being banned, usually goading the mods to ban him and delete his posts and the thread he is spamming. He's rumored to be either takehiro or YQII since he is knowledgeable about hentai and doujinshi, but since he is very secretive about what he does outside of 4chan, this has not been confirmed. Is generally on good terms with many of /v/'s tripfags/namefags, inclduding qnqnx and Conan O'Brien, although he and Donkey Kong apparently share a mutual dislike for each other. Has a considerable knowledge of manga, anime and comics, but is content to stay in /v/ and post about them there, because he thinks that /a/ and /co/ sucks. Is also a closet furry. After being permanently IP range banned several times, he comes back to /v/ occasionally, but gets permabanned again, so he's probably reverted to using another name. 2b1af7f3a8