yeah, lolita threads are noticeably shallower and discussion of most other j-fashions has vanished. In the past there were more tutorial threads but now you can get that info easier anywhere else so dubious activity (coomer threads, gossip/trashtalking) are what's left.>I think in general, imageboards have just become a place for people that fall through the cracks
It's not just me who feels like it used to be less of an outsider thing, right? It used to be that it wasn't be so weird if your slightly edgier/nerdier but otherwise reasonable friend used 4chan, but now normies see it as borderline dark web. On /cgl/ there's the concern of getting outed by your cosplay/fashion community so people are more aloof and hold back from original content.
It disappoints me because I love anonymous posting but IBs are full of unhinged people, and mainstream social media is full of crazies in a different way.