said is accurate, I think. The most damaging thing to any community is lacking a common focal point for discussion. The 8chan diaspora did a number on most boards, but the larger ones were able to survive on bunkers, but many smaller boards like /bane/ and /hypno/ were scattered to the winds.
I think many people who didn't get the memo were willing to wait until 8kun returned, but it returned in jumps and starts, and even when it was online it barely worked. Naturally, given Jim's shady connections to the US military and Mark's desire to monetize the userbase (and fucking gondolas, Jesus), anyone with a lick of common sense realized the website would be crawling with feds and other bad influences even if it did reactivate.
Unfortunately, the only qualification for using /animu/ was a desire to move away from /a/ due to overly strict moderation, and that didn't necessarily mean the users here necessarily had a lick of common sense. You can read the "8kun is back, what now?" thread to see that a lot of the people who used this board were too stupid to live. They had a choice between a small, functional community, and a broken honeypot with MUCH POST VELOCITY and they chose the latter. When that didn't pan out, I'm sure they went crawling back to cuckchan.
The icing on the cake, and what truly made me realize /a/ wasn't totally wrong about us, was trying to get a straight reason why anyone should go back to 8kunt.
>we have a functional website here, why not just tell people to come here and rebuild?
>DUDE MUH POST SPEED
>DUDE DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE WHAT /POL/ SAYS ABOUT THE GLOWNIGGERS
>DUDE IT'S SO SLOW HERE, I CAN'T STAY HERE
>DUDE ALL THE USERS WILL BE THERE, THIS BUNKER SUCKS
>THE BUNKER IS MEANT TO BE A BUNKER, WE WERE ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO GO BACK HOME
It was like watching everyone I knew peel off their faces and tell me they were actually lizardmen and it was time for me to take off my mask and join them in ritual cannibalism. The general level of common sense and levelheadedness on /tg/ has really spoiled me: I assumed that /animu/ wasn't discussing the issue because it was blindingly obvious that 8kun was a bad idea, not because literally nobody here had actually thought about it in the previous four months.
Honestly, I'm reading some old threads here but I don't see much point in posting here. /a/, for all the sticks they have up their asses, has a good bunker and is generally decent for discussing things provided you don't trip Hoihoi (and believe me, Hoihoi catching (((echoes))) and a couple harmless banter phrases makes me fucking livid), so most of my anime posting is there now. If they had a kemono thread, there really wouldn't be much point in me posting here at all.
I don't mean to sound negative, it's just that seeing such a huge suicidal desire from so many faggots all at once really soured my opinion of /animu/. I can no longer genuinely believe that it's just anime discussion without /a/utism if so many people were willing to kill a good thing for absolutely no fucking reason.
I think what he meant was that people should focus on improving this board because it's the best /animu/ board right now.