It's good that 4chan still has the OCCASIONAL original and silly thread so that people will still come here to see something besides the generals. But granted, prior to mods taking over a bunch of the boards, silly threads used to dominate the website. Well, that and spam, but captcha did a way with most of the spam.
Let me tell you, when old /tg/ was purged, they wrote poetry about it. There were a lot of artists there back in the day, and their reaction was probably the biggest, most colorful resistance to moderation I've ever seen.
/tg/ had trolling to an art form. You couldn't troll that place if you weren't a regular, because if you didn't post on /tg/ your trolling was weak. Real neckbeards are some petty, one-upping motherfuckers.
The difference between that and what we wound up after the mods took over is drastic and extreme. The /tg/ I called my home is burned to the ground. The place now is built on the ashes. There's remnants of the history, but the culture is gone. /tg/ fell.
I still haven't forgiven the mods for it.
But here's the thing. In places you look, there's plenty of clues and little screenshots that all indicate the mod on /tg/ is really proud of himself. He thinks he did a great thing. All those silly, confusing people are gone, and now the baord will help the mod build his prattling little pet projects.
Or in other words, the mod got what he wanted. He got a board that was on his level. That would do what he wants to do, because all the vibrant, lively, lovable personalities there before have been torched and banned from the place.
Nothing brings a board to a point like that but a bad mod. It's not the size of the site increasing. It's not that everyone is getting younger. It's that the mod destroyed everything he didn't like until the only stuff that remained is what he wanted to be there.
That is too much power for I guy who'd accuse of being a rather "average" personality.