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Yotsuba Society

A website devoted to documenting and preserving the history of the imageboard/*chan culture/scene.

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Currently Yotsuba Society is doing two drives. The first one is for historians and archivers for the site, please note that these are not paid positions and are completely volunteer positions:

Yotsuba Society Historians

Yotsuba Society Historians research and analyze the content, culture, and historical events of the Western Imageboard culture. A goal for each historian is to produce one major paper per month, along with a small article once per week based on the imageboard culture, history, or topics releated to or interests related to imageboards (such as anime, japanese culture, general interests, etc). In addition, they should be able to to write a short, one page paper on any thread or material they deem essential to YS for the archives.

In addition, they research the *chan culture and history via the internet and the threads provided by the Archivers or via their own gathering. They also expected to interact and cooperate with other historians and archivers of YS. Historians are not moderators, but they do have access to a private staff board and have access to a ## YS Historian capcode. Historians once hired will be general historians. After six months, they can elect to become a resident historian.

Sparky4 is not only Yotsuba Society’s first Historian, he’s our first Honorary Historian

Yotsuba Society Archivers

Yotsuba Society Archivers maintain the Yotsuba Society Archives, which contains threads from the imageboards, textboards, and irc chatlogs, and anything related to the Western Imageboard Culture. A major requirement is to make research notes and categorize each thread possible for historians to view and analyze to help make their papers. In addition, they receive saved threads and images from the various imageboards from other channers and then store them, make copies of threads they receive from various sources via any means, such as CD or DVD discs, or an external hard drive.

Archivers are not moderators, but do have access to a private staff board and have access to a ## YS Archivist capcode. Archivers will first start off as general archivers, then they can focus on one imageboard and/or site after six months.

Already grey from the Otakutalk.org site has just joined up as YS’s first archiver.

If you’re interested in being an archiver or a historian please shoot us an email at yotsubasocietycontact [at] gmail.com

Here are the requirements and application for each one:

Historians:

Requirements:

  1. 18 years of age.
  2. Have experience with writing and research.
  3. Have a good command of English along with use of MS Word or similar word processing software for the writing short one page papers, and short and long form articles
  4. Has general knowledge or have experience in the imageboard culture.
  5. Use of photo editing software for annotating captures of threads

Historian application 1. Real First and last name* 2. Online username a. Irc nick b. Forum/imageboard username/tripcode 3. Age 4. Why do you want to be an imageboard historian? 5. Any channing experience? If so, which chans and boards specifically 6. Writing samples? 7. Any experience in writing? *Please note that if object to putting your real first and last name for any good reason, we will not count that against your application.

Archivers

  1. 18 years of age
  2. Have some experience with writing
  3. Have a good command of English
  4. Have a external hard drive and/or recordable CDs/DVDs to back up and regularly keep backups of threads and pictures
  5. Has general knowledge or have experience in the imageboard culture.
  6. Use of photo editing software for annotating threads and ms word or similar word processing software for research notes
  7. Previous experience as a archivist.

  8. Real First and last name*
  9. Online username Irc nick Forum/imageboard username and tripcode
  10. Age
  11. Why do you want to be an imageboard archivist?
  12. Any channing experience? If so, which chans and boards specifically
  13. Do you have any secondary storage for the threads you save?
  14. Writing samples?
  15. Any writing or research experience?

*Please note that if object to putting your real first and last name for any good reason, we will not count that against your application.

The second but not the least important, is a important drive. To gather and archive any and all material related to the imageboard culture. It while it can be from 4chan, other *chans and imageboards are welcome. This includes:

  1. Any and all saved threads and pictures from any *chan board
  2. IRC chatlogs from any imageboards
  3. Legendary, historic or notable, pictures and/or screencaps
  4. And other notable material if related to the culture.

Please send any thread and picture packages as zip files, and please do not send us any threads that contain material that is illegal under US Federal or State law.

Again, please send any and all material to yotsubasocietycontact [at] gmail.com