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News:
We now have a Discord server!
Please read the rules! Update to rule #6: 08/23/2017

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Discord Anonymous Admin 364[Reply]

We've received word of users sending out invitations to Discord servers.
If you receive or have received an invitation to a crystal.cafe Discord, please know that it is not in any way affiliated with this site.

Anonymous Admin 1106

Update: We now have a Discord server!

You can join here:

https://discord.gg/66HwWqt

Anonymous 1112

>>1106
can we do something about the literal sperg/obvious tranny on the server? me and 2 friends are probably leaving…

Anonymous 1113

>>1112

Is that the guy who left?

Anonymous Admin 1114

>>1112
>>1113
If you have reason to believe a certain user is male, please feel free to DM me anytime. I do not know which user you are currently referring to.



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Board mascot Anonymous Admin 223[Reply]

We're looking for a board mascot! As is traditional for imageboards, our mascot should be an anthropomorphic representation of our community. You're free to interpret this in any way you like, as long as it results in a visually cohesive character design.

All submissions to this thread will be put up to vote in 10 days. We'll vote on the design of the character, not the artwork itself. Have fun!
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Anonymous 1096

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Screw it, I'll post my past-the deadline design.
I never submitted it, but I figured you all might like it anyway.

Anonymous 1097

>>1096
I diggy. Reminds me kind of Clarissa

Anonymous 1098

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>>1096
Omg anon this is so adorable! I kinda want to nag you for not posting it on time, but at the same time hug you and squeak about how awesome it is.

Anonymous Admin 1100

Since the poll results were so vague, the deadline is extended until further notice! See >>987

Thank you for all the new contributions!

Anonymous 1111

>>1096

This is so cute! I love the cartoony approach <3

>>1094

Mirror cakes topped with jewels?
Cheesecake with a crystal crust?
Iridescent iced tea with gems as the ice?
Magma looking hot chocolate?
Geode ice cream boats?



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crystal.cafe Mastodon Anonymous Admin 614[Reply]

Hi everyone!

We're currently considering setting up a Mastodon instance for crystal.cafe.

Mastodon is a social media network similar to Twitter which everyone can host as a smaller self-moderated community, each called an instance. Users from all instances are able to communicate with any other instances unless they are private ones.

Some perks of Mastodon:

- adjust the privacy of each post (like Facebook)
- customize your feed by using different columns for a private and a global timeline, excluding languages you don't speak, and so on
- spoiler options, 500 character post length, gif support

The big disadvantage: Mastodon is still young and the userbase is small. (Like us!) Some might be discouraged from exploring it because it caters to a specific group. However, since we'd host our own instance untouched by the global community (unless you choose to curate your timeline differently), it really would be whatever our users make it. By bringing your friends along, you can help it grow into a small community of just what you want.

If we can get enough users to state their interest, we will get a domain (your personal url would be something like crystal.cafe/@user) and host an instance. Please let us know by replying to this post!
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Anonymous 1086

Is anyone still interested in this?? It sounds neat, but I fear if I did join I'd forget about it much like I did with Twitter for a time.

Anonymous 1088

>>614
Mods, I know I might be acting rude here but why use these social networks instead of creating a discord channel (which is widely used already)? I mean, I'm not sure but I think even amino is more popular.
I know the consequences that come with crystal cafe becoming more popular but still, I don't really see a reason not to use discord.

Anonymous 1090

>>1088
Ohhh discord would be nice!!!

Anonymous Admin 1105

>>1088
>>1090
This is true. I wanted to try Mastodon for the novelty, but it seems like it will not be feasible in the long run. So I am currently setting up a Discord server. I will add the invite link to the site when I am done setting up privacy and roles.

Anonymous 1110

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No. If you are going to run a GNU/social instance, do not use mastodon social. They have blocked nearly half of the network and will not syndicate with instances that use non-mastodon software in an attempt to get a monopoly over the protocol. If anything, set up a https://gnu.io/social/ instance and then use Neo-quitter or something similar. I can assist in setup if you need it, but my guess is if you managed to host this you don't really need the help getting it running.

Also some experience from doing GNU/social stuff, you need a valid ssl cert to syndicate. Else it won't work right. Turn on fancy urls. It is annoying to set up sometimes if you are using nginx but you also need it to syndicate. And join the GNU/social axis. You might get groups in with nepfag and his crew but it is a lot better than being at the mercy of Gargon's astigmatism gang (A small taste of the astigmatism: gargon once called a guy "literally hitler" when he asked a different instance owner details about the protocol).

In all honesty, you are better off not getting involved with Mastodon/gnusocial in the first place. Tons of drama is attached to it.



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Comments & Complaints Anonymous Admin 4[Reply]

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Anonymous 1103

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>>1101
Huh, i tried hiding one of the posts here in /meta/ to see if it happened and it doesn't happen to me at all. Weird.
Maybe it's the browser you guys use? Or some add-ons you might have installed?

Anonymous 1104

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>>1103
hmmm weird now that you mentioned that I noticed that it works just fine on safari
but safari is poop

Anonymous 1107

can we just ban like all body posting in general? i don't think thinspo or anti-thinspo should be allowed at all. we have diet/exercise threads already no need to post weird stockphotos of ana-chans or fatties.

Anonymous 1108

>>1107
I actually agree with this. I think it's okay if someone voices their opinion on a photo or voices their opinion on their preferred body types, but I don't think it's okay for people to slam a certain body type with excessive hate. It doesn't unify.

Basically, I think there should be warnings for excessive hate towards certain body types. I'm not saying I don't want people to not explain why they don't like x body type, they can't be vicious about it.

Anonymous 1109

>>1108
I agree too. It seems most of those kinds of posts are of intentionally unattractive people trying to gross others out. It's really unhealthy for people to be seeing and posting.



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Anonymous 546[Reply]

You guys can be kind of mean. (Not the staff but many of the people who post here.) You're not going to have a totally new and comfy place on the internet to hang out if you keep bringing around the same bitter attitude you picked up from other imageboards.

Before you comment just think for a second, is what I'm posting helpful? Is it kind? Is it charitable? Is it respectful? Maybe you should reconsider what you have to say or how you're saying it if it's none of those things unless you want this place to be just like everywhere else online.
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Anonymous 1072

>>1071
>So what were the raids from other boards if not bringing drama?
Those were just trolls. Lolcows, on the other hand, pretend their content actually belongs here by insisting that they're not as bad as raiders. Like you're doing now. Maybe you just can't handle an environment where inflammatory comments are discouraged?

Anonymous 1076

>>1072
not that anon but i think you're missing the point. you also don't seem to realize that this chan-style board isn't well received by people who don't use chans, they will automatically associate it with 4chan. some of my normie friends have asked me if that's what this site is when i have it on my computer.

i don't think the issue is people from lolcow (who aren't called lolcows btw) coming here, i think it's that all of these boards attract people like that, and your opinion is generally the one that's shut out.

Anonymous 1077

>>1076
sorry for samefag, but i just realized the irony in your post.

>complains about inflammatory posting

>is being a passive aggressive bitch

i hope you can see how silly you sound.

polite sage

Anonymous 1081

>>554
Super OT but what anime is this

Anonymous 1089

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>>546
I don't mind rudeness, I don't think it's a problem as long as it's not something unjustified. I hate hugbox communities because of their fake behavior (deep down people don't really care).
I think as long as it doesn't develop into a stupid argument where 2 anons are just cussing each other then I don't mind it really.



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Raids and such Anonymous Admin 377[Reply]

I wanted to avoid a thread as to not give them more attention, but it is easier to discuss in one spot instead of having scattered comments here and there.

As you've surely noticed, Robots and /b/tards are invading because they are pathetic and water is wet.

I have hidden the friend finder thread temporarily because it contains contact info that they are apparently trying to take advantage of. I am also hiding the selfpost thread, Insta thread, let me know if I missed anything.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused by the invasions over the last few days and staff and I are doing our best to keep crystal.cafe clean!
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Anonymous 1029

>>916

what wikipedia page is this? ily btw

Anonymous 1067

>>1029
>>916

nvm found it while browsing aimlessly lol
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum

Anonymous 1078

Is the selfpost thread ever gonna be restored?

Anonymous Admin 1082


Anonymous 1083

>>1082
Cheers



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Anonymous 989[Reply]

Just want to let other users know that if you see a troll post child pornography here or anywhere else online, you can report it to the FBI at https://report.cybertip.org/
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Anonymous 1056

>>1054
Still worth tipping the FBI anyway. My country is a shithole for the most part but it's not unusual for me to watch the news and see someone was arrested for looking at/distributing that type of thing here.

Anonymous 1057

>>989
has this site actually been targeted like this in the past

Anonymous 1058

>>1057
nvd… just scrolled up… faith in humanity reshattered

Anonymous 1059

>>1054
that's just untrue tho.

Anonymous 1060

>>1059
>t. asshurt burger



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how do i appeal a ban? Anonymous 979[Reply]

made a thread during the event yesterday & got banned on my pc. how do i appeal it?
new here btw

Anonymous 980

Email admin, I think the contact is somewhere in meta or the FAQ. I think I saw your thread and thought it was bait lol. Good luck, anon! I'm sure you will be unbanned.

Anonymous 982

>>980
thanks.~



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Social Media! Anonymous Admin 888[Reply]

We are looking for someone to help maintain our Tumblr blog to keep spreading the word.

https://wwwcrystalcafe.tumblr.com/

If you are interested and you have experience in maintaining Tumblr blogs, using third party extensions for queuing and tagging, and communicating with followers, please let us know by filling this short survey!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyvbN2kZV385P6RgJ_e8eia4IK2OA-wMnILu9dB0vm7YBDkg/viewform

If you are interested in running any other social media profile for crystal.cafe, please comment below.

Anonymous Admin 894

We found some great additions to our blog team already, thanks and stay tuned!

Anonymous 896

I looked at our Tumblr and it's still empty, when can I follow?

Anonymous Admin 897

>>896
I temporarily redirected it, please check back now!

Anonymous 908




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User Survey #2 Anonymous Admin 276[Reply]

It's time for another survey! Let's discuss the future of crystal.cafe. Please post any questions you'd like to vote on in this thread and I'll add them to my points.
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Anonymous Admin 278

>>277
Thank you, I am planning for this to have a write-in section for an alternative name.

Anonymous 280

I didn't initially like the name back when it was chosen in that thread on lolcow. But it's grown on me. I still think that a survey is valid though! It's definitely a good idea.

Anonymous 581

I didn’t know where to contact you but I wanted to say I really miss our little talks. Sorry if this is not the appropriate thread or place, feel free to delete it if it’s not the right place!

Anonymous 716

Hi, Admin!
I know that you owned Girl Talk back when 8chan was going to crap and I'm really happy to see that you created an alternative community. It was pretty difficult during that time to have any place for femanons that wasn't rampant with d&c and politics due to the whole gamergate fiasco.

Anonymous Admin 717

>>716
Hi there, I had nothing to do with Girl Talk, sorry! crystal.cafe is my first board. But thank you for the kind sentiment.



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