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No.917  >>949
Hello esteemed board members.

So commences Meeting #1 of our new company.
Today's meeting covers the following topics:

- What are we selling?
- Equity distribution
- Who will keep the books?
- Outside investment
- Location of operations

Please refer to the pamphlet in front of you for further details.

¨ No.929  >>950
Sometimes I wish I knew accounting so that I could enjoy observing the business world.

We might be able to use Salesforce or something to analyze and increase user engagement?
¨ No.949  >>957
>>917
Well, a competing firm just shut down. kind.moe
We need to capitalize on this and reinvest any additional shareholder funds into meme marketing.
We can reach 5 users by the end of the fiscal year.

¨ No.950  >>957
>>929
You have a point about how an accountant has more of an 'observer' position than other roles.
I never thought of it that way.

Unfortunately for imageboards there's no way to get ad money our way because no company wants to be associated with imageboards...

¨ No.957  >>968
>>949
The /meta/ of hikari3.ch has a link to here. There might be friends immigrating here from the link. ranpha001

>We can reach 5 users by the end of the fiscal year.
Iirc fiscal years start in October in US. China and Europe are January and Japan and UK are April.
Does fall make you feel like a new year has come?

>>950
>no company wants to be associated with imageboards...
Nobody would buy merchandise advertised on imageboards anyway.
¨ No.968  >>1016
>>957
>fiscal years
Didn't know about the variance
>Does fall make you feel like a new year has come?
Honestly, I have a hard time even telling it's a new year.
It feels like we're still in 2020.
What about you?

>Nobody would buy merchandise advertised on imageboards anyway.

Maybe it's time to pivot...
Let's mix gacha gaming with imageboards!

¨ No.1016  >>1024
>>968
>It feels like we're still in 2020.
Yeah I still think the covid pandemic started last year.

>Let's mix gacha gaming with imageboards!
Actually the automatic reply feature was my attempt to add gacha amusement.
Many other boards have fortune telling features too.
¨ No.1024  >>1040
>>1016
>still think the covid pandemic started last year
Maybe things will just stay like this forever.

>Actually the automatic reply feature was my attempt to add gacha amusement.
>Many other boards have fortune telling features too.

I think fortune telling would be amusing, but it may also be a bother to add as a feature.

It is fun to think about how to seriously monetize an imageboard seeing as it's rather difficult to make any B2C[1] business. Especially considering the target demographic.

Content-centric businesses are hard to make profit out of in general.
People who want to make more social media are a dime-a-dozen too.

https://www.ycombinator.com/companies?industry=Consumer

[1]: https://www.techtarget.com/searchcustomerexperience/definition/B2C
¨ No.1040  >>1043
>>1024
>It is fun to think about how to seriously monetize an imageboard
If I had to be serious, I would first make an account on ko-fi or something to accept donations. It may not be difficult.
Then I could try to add premium account features where premium users can use special emojis or something. I might open art commissions too.
Selling mod rights as subscriptions might be an idea.
But such money-grabbing features can ruin the essential charm of imageboards and anonymity.

Also, the biggest challenge is that once I start to receive money, I have to bear far greater responsibilities.
¨ No.1043  >>1694
>>1040
>once I start to receive money, I have to bear far greater responsibilities

But what if you get ikouchan at a steady revenue and you can live off of it without working for someone else ever again?
I think it'd be funny to make a chan and call it 'shillchan' where the whole premise is blatant.
People are here to sell you stuff, so let the best shill win.


>But such money-grabbing features can ruin the essential charm of imageboards and anonymity
The charm of imageboards is also its downfall in my opinion.
Money talks; it says, "Value is exchanged here."
Everything has a price...

¨ No.1690  >>1692
I've been learning bookkeeping and I tried to make a financial statement of this site!

⭐️Balance Sheet
Total Assets: ¥0
Total Liabilities: ¥0
Total Equity: ¥0
- Capital: ¥48,678
- Retained Earnings: ¥-48,678

⭐️Profit and Loss Statement
Sales: ¥0
SG&A Expense: ¥48,678
Net Loss: ¥48,678
¨ No.1692  >>1693, >>1722
>>1690
Interesting. I don't know how much I expected running an imageboard to cost, but I suppose this makes sense. I know some stuff about web hosting but nothing about dealing with user generated content.
¨ No.1693
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>>1692
Excellent!
¨ No.1694  >>1695
>>1043
>Shillchan
That's a really funny idea.
>Have a real crypto currency linked purchasable from the site
>If you have the currency you can give it to other users for their post
>A little message will appear at the bottom of those posts saying how much they've recieved for it
>All images uploaded to the site become NFTs, and can be licensed out under terms set by the original uploader.
>You can pay to have posts deleted and users banned.
>You can pay to have threads anchored or pinned.
>You can pay to shorten the amount of time you're banned.
>Features like attatching images per file type (jpg, gif, png, webm, etc), namefield, sage, e-mail, tripcode, colored text, colored posts, post counter, image counter, unique posters in thread, flags, IDs, filters, hide thread button, and emojis are all seperate unlockables that you need to pay for.
>You can pay a large sum of money to make a new rule. New rules can also be removed for a large sum.
>You can pay to add a new global emoji.
I mean, it would be terrible, but maybe a fun social experiment? konata001
¨ No.1695
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>>1694
Smart post!
¨ No.1696  >>1699
These days US credit card companies have been cutting ties with otaku-related online platforms like pixiv and DLsite
I'm considering getting a credit card from a Japanese payment processor just in case because I've mainly used Visa for almost all online payment including the server cost of this site konata002
Paypal and bank transfers are also accepted for the server cost payment though
¨ No.1699  >>1708
>>1696
Why? ranpha005 I'm guessing it's because of Lolicon and or porn.
¨ No.1708
>>1699
Probably yes. Seems like US credit card companies don't want to be associated with business that can be related to porn shamiko006
¨ No.1722  >>1742
Visa and Mastercard cut ties with Pixiv, DLsite and Niconico and yesterday Fantia was hit. Niconico had nothing to do with porn!
The situation is getting worse

I got a new credit card from a Japanese payment processor but I hope I'm just overreacting

>>1692
>I don't know how much I expected running an imageboard to cost
Yeah I don't know how much it's supposed to be either

>I know some stuff about web hosting but nothing about dealing with user generated content.
I'm not paying any additional costs. Just costs for the server and the subscription of the painting software I use
¨ No.1742  >>1743, >>1764
>>1722
>Visa and Mastercard cut ties with Pixiv, DLsite and Niconico and yesterday Fantia was hit. Niconico had nothing to do with porn!
Bad news for people who rely on money from those sites to live.. Or is it I'm not an expert of what cards Japanese people use to buy their hentai with.
¨ No.1743
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>>1742
Amazing!
¨ No.1764
>>1742
>Bad news for people who rely on money from those sites to live
Indeed. The thing is these sites were not porn sites but they just allowed some porn or porn-adjacent to exist.
But US payment processors shut out these services completely so the artists and creators there and their fans were all inconvenienced no matter if they had anything to do with porn shamiko006

>Or is it I'm not an expert of what cards Japanese people use to buy their hentai with.
Currently JCB is the only Japanese credit card company but VISA is most popular in Japan and many Japanese don't have JCB cards
As a joke some people on Twitter put JCB on a pedestal like hentai cards because they are the only cards that seem to be immune to the crackdown by US ranpha003
¨ No.1769  >>1783
So I was going through the numbers for this quarter...
We've had a steady decline in PPD (posts per day).
If this persists, stakeholders may pull out of our stock, leading to bankruptcy. konata002

I'm forming the Daily Post Committee (日常投稿委員会) to tackle this.
Members will need to meet weekly quotas which average out to ~1 PPD

Dismissed!
¨ No.1783  >>1784
>>1769
>I'm forming the Daily Post Committee (日常投稿委員会) to tackle this.
Cool! This could be a tougher task than it looks like konata001
We want posts at a constant rate but actually the rate tends to fluctuate because it's difficult to put thoughts into words or come up with appropriate replies on schedule

I'm always wishing if I could be a good facilitator of conversation
¨ No.1784  >>1785
>>1783
It is quite a tough task... konata002

The spontaneous conversation is the best part about imageboards -- facilitating it may remove that spontaneity

There are many psychological demands of modern life; in this sense, the imageboard is the only place where you are allowed to exist.
To some, that'd be lurking.
To others, that'd be schizoposting.
If we remove this freedom, we remove the essence of imageboards
¨ No.1785  >>1789
>>1784
In this sense, the Daily Post Committee (日常投稿委員会) may be a mistake made by me...
And in another sense, maybe facilitating conversations is, in itself, spontaneous
Who am I to say about anything at all
¨ No.1789  >>1790, >>1791
>>1785
The biggest problem I see with forcing posts on imageboards is that old and worthwhile threads can get bumped out and lost. More an issue with medium sized boards, in large boards it's just inevitable and so not worth worrying about, and in small ones like this tiny place it's very unlikely to be a problem. Though in the most extreme cases I've seen sights get destroyed when a bunch of new users suddenly outnumber the old users and spam threads low effort threads; that site's still up and more active than ever, and boring than ever with everything of worth gone. )-: Then again imageboards are pretty transitory by nature, and simply not the right format for discussion you want to archived forever; so maybe I shouldn't be concerned about this at all. I think the daily post threads that you see often do very well to avoid this issue all together.
¨ No.1790
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>>1789
Smart post!
¨ No.1791
>>1789
I suppose one could measure worth in terms of variety, or effort one puts in a post
But realistically imageboards seems to serve two ends:
1. a place to express oneself when one no longer feels comfortable with their identity
2. a way to cultivate identity, or pass the time the same as any novelty machine, e.g. youtube, news, etc.


¨ No.1801
Nobody needs to feel obligated to make a post!
I myself do a terrible job of controlling my interests or meeting deadlines
We can just set a long-term goal to aim at, like 4 liters of water to drink every day, even if we'll never actually achieve it.

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