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Why is this board so dead? There's a damn thread from 2017. Statistically speaking, there should be enough drawfags to keep this place active, and it has an attractive gimmick. There aren't even a ton of beggars.

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Most drawfags who aren't just dumping their shitty portfolio in one thread take time to draw, and show up sparsely. I agree though, I really love tegaki and some of the prompts are fun. It's unfortunate it's so quiet.
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Isn't this a board where it is a good thing that it is slow? So everyone can see artwork that has been done without worrying about a thread going away before the art can be seen by people who dont come here every day?

That's the way i always thought of it. Kind of like the way an art exhibit stays at a museum for months so a lot of people have a chance to see it.
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>>702357
Well said
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Drama crabbing gatekeeping
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>>702366
this
the boar hasn't recoverd from the /i/highschool larp retardation
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>>702375
oh, you saw my meme?
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>>702357
What is the point of drawings staying up on the board for a long time if there is never any indication to the artists that anyone has ever even seen them. An overwhelming majority of quality drawings and posts are made in complete silence and then slowly sink down into obscurity in the catalog. You have to come back weeks later and make even more unwanted drawings to bump a thread and pray like hell that somebody notices them while they are sifting through all the shitposting and drama. I keep telling myself its a donation, a form of community service performed voluntarily to give back to the other artists on the board. But the truth is I am really giving my drawings to is 4chan.org, a for profit corporate entity who benefits from having my original content drive the traffic on their website, and I'm just a fucking chump for giving it away freely.

>jugglers and singers require applause, you are a drawfriend. Do you think I demanded a garland of (you)s every time I posted a drawing on the drawing board?
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>>702354
Avatarfags who care only about being as obnoxious as possible made anyone who actually cared about art leave.
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>>702380
>>702354
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>there isn't 3982482 posts per minute so the board is DEAD
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>>702385
rip emo weed man
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>>702380
you're very insecure if you think there arent lurkers looking at your work anon
the pool of users isnt large enough to sustain the ideal prompt/interactive threads so the name-fags have to do the heavy lifting in bringing personality to the board
also if you truly believe that there isn't any inherent benefit to sharing your work with others then i feel sorry for you cuz that will lead you to either isolation of an echo-chamber
if you're reducing the artform and its passions down to monetary transactions and investment with goal to maximize returns then you've already lost the essence of art

enjoy the board, draw, have fun, noone can stop you
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>>702499
he has a point about this board caring more about drama
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>>702501
true
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>>702499
>enjoy the board, draw, have fun, noone can stop you
Sure but also tell all the puritans who police the board to fuck off.
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>>702354
A lot of people dont know, dont care about i, just lazy and so on.
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>>702354
Majority just wants too see stuff, not create.
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>>702499
>also if you truly believe that there isn't any inherent benefit to sharing your work with others then i feel sorry for you
Upon further reflection I concede the argument and will also add: Sharing my drawings with other people anonymously is great, making drawings specifically for a thread topic is also great, and having free access to other peoples drawings is equally as great. There is no expectation for me to contribute in exchange and running websites ain't free. Contributing to the board at times can still feel isolating, obscure, and meaningless. I'm not sure what I can do to help other than make as many quality drawings as I can, and say nice things to people every once in a while. I would also still rather have more drawings from more artists posted more often, than a very slow board.
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>>702504
their existence is beyond our influence anon our power lies in whether we *choose* to acknowledge or be offended by their meddling they literally can't do anything besides cry and moan and even that gets old in a week or two
nothing discourages dissent quite like complete refusal to reply to their taunts they can only argue so long before the pointlessness becomes self-evident
are we really gonna grace some non-artist discord users with acknowledgment let alone measured responses?
replying it is akin to debating one of those dedicated propoganda bots on /pol/ its pointless you achieve nothing and are worse off for it
ignore them and they will leave, actual artists will always trump dramafags no exceptions you just have to be persistent for that first rough patch

>>702501
its survivor's bias anon the drama is just more active/visible hence seems to dominate the board but thats barely 20% of the board at best
look at the landscape thread or no'body's thread its all kino art with solid replays at a consistent pace
that's what will be remembered later down the line not the the dirty laundry of whoever the target of the month is
you just need to tough out the initial negativity not everyone can but thats what 4chan's allure is all about you stand on your merits not your clout
its a shame emo weed man was run out of the board but is inevitable with a place like 4chan im sure he'll be back in a few years

>>702506
you just described /ic/ anon
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>>702519
thats an admirable goal anon but some things are beyond our control i'm personally content with the current status quo of /i/ but i wouldn't malign you if your wish to search for greener pastures
i completely relate to feeling isolated when noone replies to your posts or retorts o your art but thats a part of the experiencing there's something exhillerating about recieving your first feedback recieving genuine advice completely unprompted being praised when said praise wouldn't earn said anon any favor there is a genuinity to /i/ that has charmed me
im hooked to this place and hopefully so will you be if you stick around or maybe not its all relative from person to person : )
either way i can gaurantee you that despite however insignificant you might think yourself i've noticed your art i've noticed everyone's improvement i lurk every thread and i believe others do so too i can't be the only one
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>>702414
This man gets it.
The fast boards are usually the worst on 4chan, and packed to the brim with Wojack/Pepe anti-creativity, assuming it doesn't become yet another /pol/ colony.
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>>702520
>you just described /ic/ anon

Nah

/ic wants to create but just too stupid to even try learning or even drawing.
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>>702531
you reddit-spacing is showing anon
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>>702532

Im not using reddit. Just looks better that way.
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>>702532

Easier to read also.
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>>702533
>>702535
you need to go back tourist
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>>702536
Ok daddy. Mwah*
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>>702520
>that's what will be remembered later down the line not the the dirty laundry of whoever the target of the month is
wrong this is a drama board first and a drama board second
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>>702540

With faggots like you, sure.
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>its survivor's bias anon the drama is just more active/visible hence seems to dominate the board but thats barely 20% of the board at best

This.
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>>702541
someone got banned for drawing a week ago
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>>702354
i personally blame the rampant pedophile problem. The most active threads are the Stick-chan thread and the lole thread. When people see the pedo shit they just leave.
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>>702545
>t. only browses /i/
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>>702545
> The most active threads are the Stick-chan thread and the lole thread.
This is an illusion really. Yes, they get a lot of posts, the Stick thread more than the other, but it's mostly squabbling and trolling attempts. Even the lole thread is largely fangless, far less aggressively pedo than, say, the lsg on /ic/.
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no common person, not even a weeb knows what a fucking oekaki is. everyone overlooks this board by the name alone. if it was called "doodles" or something in that vein we'd have tons more users.
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>>702551
>t. has no idea what hes talking about
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>>702552
the board would be more popular if we had a name change you cannot convince me otherwise
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>>702551
> if it was called "doodles" or something in that vein we'd have tons more users.
I have to agree. I have been on 4chan since 2010 and I drew shit on other boards all those years till 2021 when I fouond out this was actually a drawing board. I thought Oekaki was some sub genre of hentai or something all those years lol.
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>>702366
i can't imagine memorizing the names of random drawfags

such a disease
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>>702561
i recognize people by art style but i cant be assed to remember anyone’s names
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>>702354
nigger
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This board can only be saved by image requirement to make a post
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>>703027
>says images should be required
>does not include an image

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>>703246
yes retard that's the joke
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>>702354
its a slow board slowed down even further by attention whores causing drama for fun
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I like this board more than /ic/. It's more fun.
>>702551
Honestly, this.
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>>702354
Nigger op, stop shitting my ic /thread.
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>>702354
Oekaki is a stupid name desu
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The best thread /i/ ever had was the THEIR STYLE / YOUR STYLE thread where artists made a giant chain of draws of drawing the previous person's OC while posting their own for the next person to draw. It came out really well, got tons of replies, then stopped
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>>702354
Newfag here, but I've been having a real comfy time here. It's fun. The slower boards are way more tasteful than the high traffic multiple threads per minute boards.
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>>706446
Same brother, just wanna draw the works!
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hello i am /ic BEG tourist, just yesterday i learned of existence of this board. it doesnt even have FAQ pin and i have no clue what oeaki is except its some weeb word for doodling.

so i am asking: what the fuck is point of this place and how is it different from /ic (art) and /trash (art but anti-normie kind)?
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>>706580
>weeb word for doodling
wrong, Oekaki is a nip word for drawing based bulletin board message system. /i/ is a complex board and is home to many different types of threads. /i/ is not purely a drawing based bbs, but that and the tegaki.js bitmap editing applet is it's most unique feature.
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>>706580
Hello, friend!
As far as I know, /ic/ would be a place for art discussion, whereas /i/ is a place for drawn art creation.

You could make a thread to discuss Michelangelo's sculptures or paintings on /ic/ but here I believe it would probably be out of place.
Here there is a special focus in creating drawings using the built-in Tegaki tool, so that others can see a replay of you drawing.
You can discuss and criticize art that is posted here, but personally I think it's cooler if you were to draw your own version of it!
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>>706580
the board has an in-build drawing app that allows recording and viewing of one's art by others through the replay button
hence being able to see the work process is the unique feature of /i/
see : >>706267 >>706213
they're good examples of what one can achieve here on /i/
beware of the OC discord tho its full of dramawhores who aren't interested in actually drawing
otherwise enjoy your stay anon got anymor studies you can post?
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>>706606
>beware of the OC discord tho its full of dramawhores who aren't interested in actually drawing
don't rope him into your drama, let him find things out on his own instead of starting some schizoid indoctrination you desperate fag
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>>706710
literally noone active in thet server is trying to improve their art in anyway
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>>702366
true dat
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>>702354
too much 'micro-celebrity' wannabes
schizo like >>702532
gatekeeping




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>>706717
>>706713
>>706606
>fixated on an OC discord and drama
>praises a random guy
>ESL
>spaces every sentence
gee i wonder who this could be
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>>706719
cope faggot. you just picked three random replies you didn't like and failed miserably.
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>>702354
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Technical quality, creativity, and artistic merit are not required. This is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images. The topic of this board is oekaki which is very specifically an image-based bulletin board where users draw/paint the content of their posts, typically using only the built in tools, but this board is not quite as limited.

https://www.4chan.org/faq#what4chan
https://www.4chan.org/faq#contribution
https://www.4chan.org/rules#global
https://www.4chan.org/rules#i

You can pretty must ignore anybody who tells you what this board is and is not for. I feel like the website makes it pretty clear, anything beyond that is just an opinion.
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>>706719
i had a friend sift through and download delta's art from the server
i was not impressed with the results
i can post the mediocre at best "OC art" and humiliate you but i won't
show some humility : DDDDD
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>>706723
go back to drawing child porn for the stickfags curry nigger
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>>706713
i don't care i'm sick of schizophrenics trying to indoctrinate what little fresh life comes to the board. you're just as bad as the discordfags
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>>706723
>becomes a dramawhore the moment he's identified
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image requirement for posts can save this board
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>>706758
I agree
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>>706776
was gonna post this there as a cheeky retort but the thread 404'd before i could : D
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>>706779
The archive is down kott what did it say
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>>706781
it was the post listing all the major players in the board drama i think
my reply was along the lines of "wow mentioned twice? kott sure is integral to /i/" with the silly kott reaction doodle
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>>706781
>>706782
Kott was mentioned as both a person and a reactive sign for another person. But yeah, just a general call out to the assumption name dropping that's been happening for a while.
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>>706785
the namedropping happens because the discord admits to shit talk
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>>706786
let it go anon
their server wont grow
atleast not through /i/
once a satellite always a satellite
the only winning move here is to not play at all
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>>706786
Tell me you didn't see the post we're talking about without saying you didn't see the post we're talking about.
You unknowingly proved the point of the post Kott and I are referring to. Good job desu.
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>>706580
/ic/ is the "serious business" art board. It's for people who want to either improve their work, or work professionally. In practice this isn't always the case, but this is how the board generally presents itself.
/trash/ is a fetish board functionally. It's draw thread has the same properties of any other draw thread, so a good chunk of it will be requests.

/i/ is a board for having fun via drawing. The mood is casual and loose, and there's no limit on the subjects one can draw, nor any expectation of technical quality, or delivering requests.
If /i/ were like /ic/, people would be too nervous to draw lest the get dog-piled by over eager critics.
If /i/ were like a draw thread, most of the board would be requests, and people drawing would be in the minority.

In both cases, the board would be less fun.

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>>706789
pattern recognition is a real thing, but i agree with kott on not giving those things attention anymore
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>>706779
>>706781
>>706782
>>706785
>>706786
>>706787
>>706789
>>706791
you are all dramafags giving this shit more credence than it deserves. just shut the fuck up already and draw i'm tired of seeing schizophrenic retards derailing drawthreads arguing over who sucks the biggest cock while making no meaningful contribution. you'd think you'd get tired of arguing with the same people after a year. fuck
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>>706862
this we should just start drawing the weirdest porn possible so they have to look at it whenever they try to derail a thread, detering them from posting any drama
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>>706862
bruv complaining about others complaining is just more complaining
let it die in peace
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>>706865
better than staying shut and letting it continue because some retard thinks he's better than a faggot indoctrinating tourists into his drama all while indoctrinating tourists into his drama
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>>706866
kott did nothing wrong
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>>706866
>indoctrinating
sir this is a art board
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Kott your attempts to demonize the discord are obvious. You are so full of yourself despite being one of the worst "artists" on the board and you are also an annoying asshole. I'm not going to suddenly forget that because "discord bad". You couldn't make it on /ic/ so you hang out here and act like your top of the class.
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>>706887
Based. This mans sees all the bullshit drama and instead of falling victim to it and trying to get the last laugh, he draws a sexy man with a cute hat. Look at that pose. Look at that face. This is a man's man. I just know he has a loving wife (or husband)!
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>>706887
Sorry for doubleposting but my god, he's sexy. This is a big beautiful man we're talking about. That tiny hat only makes me want him more. That smirk, that round nose, his body shape, that fucking wink. Unf, he's such a tease it's going to drive me insane. I swear, if I saw his buttocks I wouldn't care how big they were. He can still put that cute little mouth to work.
If this image were colored, I think I'd be too in love to speak.
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>>706896
>tfw wirelessly indoctrinating newfags

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i just ignore the drama and have fun with the prompts, i often find myself getting inspiration when i come to this board and i've been lacking a lot of inspiration for making art so it's nice to be able to come here and have something to inspire me to draw. i do wish there were more prompts being posted though. i've posted one myself a while back and if i get another fun idea i plan on making another but right now the brain juices are dry
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presenting an avant garde depiction of the board drama
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if the board was called doodles instead of oekaki we would have 100% more users nobody knows what a fucking oekaki is they think its a genre of hentai
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>>706989
This is NOT the doodle board this IS the oekaki board. It takes only a moment to look it up what an oekaki is, having one on 4chan is unique and special, and if you take it away from me in exchange for a board about "doodles" I will never forgive you.
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>>706989
They could always just google it.
I think this board is so slow because drawing is a strenuous activity, and a lot of people prefer to only post in places where they can get a large following (twitter, instagram, etc.) rather than an on anonymous imageboard where attaching your name to every post is looked down upon.

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>>706989
Slower boards with fewer users aren't bad.
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>>706989
> if the board was called doodles instead of oekaki we would have 100% more users
You say this like it is desirable. Have you seen what faster boards on this site look like? If you think these potential newbies will all be drawing, then I feel you are mistaken.

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>>706993
>>706992
this board is bad tho
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>>706987
girl this is sad
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>>706987
girl this is based
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>>707003
ynbaw
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>>707004
yeah im a guy
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>>707005
but you use discord?
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>>707006
i dont and you just said im not a woman and now youre telling me i am which is it
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>>706999
I like it. If you don't, why don't you leave?
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>>706990
This is already the doodle board in spirit. We are not as fruitful or unified in skill as actual oekaki websites.
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>>707010
lack of skill does not equal lack of effort. We want to encourage quality not enable laziness.
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>>707009
what do you like about it? because i think it’s half good at best and half unbearble avatarfags
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>>707013
It's slow and comfy so it gives artists time to make threads with a lot of great art (>>686740 >>685128) and sometimes artists stay for many years and they often use Tegaki so I can see the replays
And since it's slow I can browse and post at my own pace, my favorite threads won't disappear overnight and if I want to make a drawing I can wait until the weekend or some other day when I have a lot of time to draw
I like that Anons make high effort drawings during interactions, such as in the collaborative drawings (>>704550), or drawing a characters from other artists of the board (>>699923).
It's so great when someone makes an high effort drawing based on something you drew.
And that we get posts from Japanese artists (>>704824) which I think might stop happening if the name was changed from Oekaki
And while Tegaki is awesome I also like that people use other tools because I allows for things such as the animation thread (>>654861)

There is some drama which I dislike but it's pretty easy to ignore
I don't dislike avatarfags as long as they're drawing
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Just testing something don’t mind me

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>>707020
based. your experience on the board gets way better if you ignore the drama.
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>>707070
Nice digits.
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Board is so fucking dead.
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>>708232
Was it ever anything else?
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What happened to Shikanons thread
>>706887
Handsome
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>>702356
This.



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