>>1059>You know what would be a truly game-changing idea? Have the big, normal reply box at the bottom of the thread. Force people to scroll all the way down, expose them to the whole of the thread, even if for a split second, if they want to reply. Now there's a forum quirk that should have stuck. I'm not going to delve on this idea but I just want to let it out of my mind as I've had it for a long time. I am so tired.
Actually, tabamin seems to have thought of that too, and implemented it into his design. Take a look, https://4taba.net/thread/a/266>>1060
New internet is arguably on the whole bad in some ways. It's successful in garnering activity, but not in bringing out the best of humanity. Also on 420chan, it's successs was not simply because it has a unique software, that's just something that complements it. It's arguably one of the best examples of how community is king, since it appeals to a niche audience no other imageboard appeals to, and has seen great success thanks to this. moot even mentioned it in his q&a as his favorite alternative imageboard because of it. 8chan simply got lucky to become as big as it did, but it had ideas beforehand that weren't a radical departure from the norms of imageboards, but a thought on how to do them differently. 4chan is simply too big to fail, and has only been making small improvements on the existing imageboard format, never changing too much. If your idea is to try and innovate on the imageboard formula as 8chan did, since that's the only real example of a more radical change compared to the rest you listed off, then what specific goal do you have in mind?
On the other hand I'm glad that you are actually acknowledging, even if reluctantly, that good points have been made. I hope you use his suggestions to improve upon your design and try to make something better which does appeal to the many.