Report on /hgg/ Bunker:
Domain is being discussed. There's two options I purchased, but some disagreement over which to use among the staff. Once I get the test site working so I have evidence that I CAN host the site, I'll ask anons which they'd rather go with (though I have a very, very strong preference and will use that one for the test site).
Purchased. We've got a dedicated slice.
1 Core @ 3.50+ GHz
4096 MB Memory
80 GB SSD Storage
From what I've been told this is comparable to what Smug and Julay use so it should be more than enough with the exception of storage down the line. I imagine we'll need storage down the line, but storage is pretty cheap so I can throw some on at a later date as needed and we can just delete duplicate threads. The server is located in Las Vegas, but the company is based out of California. For all intents and purposes this means that, at least on the server end (which right now seems the most vulnerable after the operator's end), California law (which is loli-friendly) will apply 99% of the time. Technically
Nevada law would supersede California law, but only if a subpoena is physically issued from a Nevada court.
Currently debating between NPFChan and Lainchan as the base. Both are vichan forks, but are a little different than 8chan/8kunt.
NPFChan: (Used by mlpol)
Lainchan: (Used by lainchan)
Someone suggested fatchan's software: https://github.com/fatchan/jschan
Anyways I'll be figuring that out over the next week. I'm a tech retard, but a dedicated one so this should be interesting.
Don't worry about it. I can pay everything out-of-pocket. If I ever need money, I'll tell anons in advance. I work a trade that pays the bills so while I'm not rich by any means, I'm not broke either. If we need to fundraise, I'll do something silly like start a "patreon to take a picture of me eating a burger" and then take a picture of a half-eaten burger once a week while using the money for the server.
Domain: About $1.50/month (yearly renewal)
DDoS Protection: $3/month
Total cost: About $22/month rounding up.
If I have to slap on storage, I can get a 256GB block storage slab thrown onto the server for like $1.25/month but at least initially the 80GB SSD should be plenty. It's not like /hgg/ is gonna be uploading 80MB webms to the server in a dump thread. I have a maximum budget of $50/month before I'd ask for shekels, so it's not a big deal if/when we have to upgrade either.
Will we be part of the webring?
Unless situations arise that make this impossible, yes. A contingency plan to temporarily disconnect from the webring in the event of a media incident somewhere else will be in place. When I can figure out how to do it, I'll put a splash screen PLW-style on the home page as a retard filter to keep out boomers/soccer moms.
The server's dedicated to /hgg/ but I'm planning to host a couple small side-boards that will compliment /hgg/. Namely...
Doujin discussion board to compliment /hgg/ (I'll put our old ally board from 8chan in charge of it if he's still around, otherwise I'll see if one of the volunteers would like to have it). Will have a Japanese doujins only rule (no western H-comics since this could be abused).
It will basically act like 8chan's old /dmca/ board. If I get a legal email, it will be posted here along with as much information as I'm legally allowed to divulge (first name and email in most cases since those are considered publicly available information if a legal notice is filed), and whether or not it was complied with. I might try to keep a warrant canary on the board as well.
It's just going to be a locked board with copy-pasted information from https://pedo.help/
I don't plan to let in outsiders since most of the porn boards outside of /hgg/ are actually porn dump
boards rather than discussion boards (sorry /loli/), and in addition those porn dump boards tend to paint big red targets on the back of the rest of the website. I don't want to waste money on storage/waste time dealing with abuse complaints filed against us just to host someone that the website isn't catering to. Best to turn them down now rather than later. If a board that serves a purpose
(like a hentai board actually dedicated to discussing hentai/JAV english sub releases, or a translation group or something along those lines maybe?) beyond dumping porn wants on to our bunker, doesn't already fall under /hgg/ or "/panda/", and the /hgg/ staff is alright with them, an exception might be made.
Who will be in charge?
BO will be in charge of the board so long as he can remove any CP spam and the staff hasn't turned against him. Otherwise if he doesn't want it I planned to stick Oilrig at the helm. I'll have a vol account, but I'm probably only going to use it to remove illegal content and fulfill DMCA requests. I'm "retired" in that aspect and have been for like a year and a half now.
Similarly /hgg/'s rules will be made and interpreted by the /hgg/ staff outside of the global rules with one exception that I'm going to add to prevent shitstorms (it will be a global rule anyways though).
Global rules will be as follows...
1) We're required to apply US federal law and California state law (which lolicon DOES NOT fall under)
2) No real images of kids. Period.
In practice I don't care about fully clothed kids. Japan has an entire industry dedicated to kids in swimsuits posing in ways that scream CP. However, as soon as you make an exception for clothed children, the pedobots and bad actors swarm in spamming them along with ACTUAL CP to get your shit kicked in. It's better to not allow the problem to begin in the first place.
3a) No "realistic" 3DCG.
3b) If your 3D project does not pass the "pornhub standard," you must get a staff member's permission before hosting a thread on it.
If there is a video of the game featuring sexual intercourse, that has been on pornhub for a week or more, with at least 1000 views on the video, you don't need permission to post it.
Plausible deniability. Pornhub allows 3DCG loli content (at least in practice, don't know about on paper), so if they haven't deemed it CP by then, we can point to pornhub as an "industry standard." If/When pornhub starts mass-deleting loli 3DCG one day, we'll just remove the pornhub standard and keep a whitelist and blacklist for 3DCG games and anon will have to ask to be on the whitelist before posting. Considering that the majority of kuso "dev on patreon here's a link to my patreon with no description of the game" OPs are 3D games, this could arguably be a win-win.
Today's my resting day so I'm gonna go watch some anime and read some manga. I'll start working on getting everything up after work tomorrow. Best-case scenario the bunker will at least be in "trial mode" by tomorrow night. More-than-likely scenario since I'm a cautious individual, I'll have it up next weekend because I'll be nose-deep in documentation figuring out how to do shit. I'm /tech/-illiterate, but I know how to read manuals.