As of May 10, AwsumChan is now 8 years old. For something that started as a really shitty IB4F board, that's not bad at all I guess.
Also I'd like to note that behind the scenes, a lot of work is being done to the underlying Tinyboard (also known as vichan) software, and it seems to be working great. And no, we don't blindly break the site on every update.
[We make sure to see if you can still post on a locally-hosted demo]
Happy Thanksgiving you miserable quiet fucks
After a hiatus that lasted far too long, AwsumChan has returned! I would like to apologize for the time it took me to get the site back up despite having the resources to do so, and I appreciate the dedication and patience that the community had - it surprises me you guys stuck around this long. I would also like to thank the vichan developers for keeping the (formerly) Tinyboard codebase updated. Without that, pushing some of the updated code would have been a lot more difficult, such as reCAPTCHA v2, which is necessary for spam prevention. reCAPTCHA v1 was ineffective and a repellent for a majority of the users when AwsumChan tried it years ago.
In addition to the changes to spam prevention, I've also forced SSL use on AwsumChan to keep up with the ever-increasing necessity for privacy and security. Previously, the site lacked any transport encryption and was fairly insecure in that respect.
I'd also like to mention our IRC channel, #awsumchan, is located on m.ircd.moe, port 6667 for non-SSL users, and port 6697 for SSL users who desire a little more security when they chat.
Finally, I'd like to note that the index of the site will be experiencing several changes in order to bring back the fancy board list that it used to have, even if we don't have that many boards at the moment.
Thanks for sticking around guys.
- Circlepuller and the AwsumChan Staff