I used to lurk on there on the past, but stopped visiting a couple months ago.
Did it die because of lack of activity or did something else happen?
In retrospect, it wasn't incredible. But it was somewhere that shut-ins actually described their daily lives and troubles. I knew I wasn't alone. I won't deny after a while the quality started to go downhill. Now I don't really know where to communicate except here possibly.>>4547
It died because of low traffic, there was no point in maintaining it anymore.
I just found this site while googling "is hikkichan down"
been trolling on that site for several months till the end
Maybe I contributed to its closing
How do you get addicted to cannabis it's not addictive
Probably because anon feels he must have some sort of addiction to cope with reality.
Some people complain of being prone to become addicted to it. Or as >>4567
On the topic, I never heard of hikkichan, only wizardchan, but haven't been to either. How did hikkichan compare to this board?>>4566
I can testify that it can be addictive if you go too hard. You might know if you ever smoked several times every day for several years, like I have. After the first three years I had no energy or motivation to do anything or socialize with anyone except for an hour or two after each smoke, and eventually that went down to half an hour. I used to have tons of energy all the time. I have quit two weeks ago, and I feel like a potato. Everything gets more boring every day. From the reports I've read it'll take anywhere from 1 to 3 months for the energy I had before I ever started to return. It's such a slow and subtle burn that you are likely not to notice anything is wrong for years, in fact you might just increase the frequency of smoking and never notice. But if you run out for an extended time or try to quit, and if you are susceptible (and it seems like not everyone is,) it's going to suck for months or until you smoke again. And after smoking several times daily for that long, you will notice that even if you stop for several days and go back to it, it feels nothing like it did when you first started out. It goes from smoking for fun to smoking to feel normal. The data is there, but you have probably ignored it because it doesn't seem to jive with your personal experience.
Some people do benefit from smoking every day for their entire lives, and some people don't smoke so often and never get addicted, but others get fucked up. Just take it as a friendly warning.
I have been on hikkichan since 2014. It was like a depressions board without all the incel faggotry from r9k and without the usual anti society militantism you would know from wizardchan. All in all it was just a chill place for people to discuss their reclusive existences.
It had threads about depression or any other topics that you could think of. The atmosphere was just chill and there was no hatred there.
hikki/neet discussions are always the best on small boards. well, pretty much all discussion is better on small boards, honestly
forgot to mention.
A few months before hikichan went down, some guy created a backup board on 8ch/hikki/
it has quite some threads already but still slow.
God. After taking just one look at that place, only one word comes to mind: cesspool.
also found this thread while googling after it,
same way people get 'addicted' to alcohol or anything
it can easily become a dependency
cannabis addiction is a joke and internet friends aren't real friends
Just creating a thread is not intuitive and requires reading the instructions first. Drop the "minimalism" and add a title field for posts. 90% of your potential users will move on instead of researching the syntax for creating a new thread, and they would be well justified. Ease of use takes priority above all else when you are looking for a userbase from scratch. You don't have any content yet to hook users, so you have to interest them with the elegance of the interface instead so that making new content takes no extra unexpected time or energy. Creating a thread is not elegant on your site. Just my two cents.
They said that they don't want images because they, "distract", them. Nobody will be drawn to this site.
Textboards sometimes have a certain charm though.
Too bad its dead, i used to lurk it a few years ago, it was mostly a nice chan, but some of the topics just got to me too hard and i had to quit when i noticed it made my psyche even wrose.
I like the simplicity. Most sites have an abundance of scripts and weird webdev quirks, this is calming in comparison.
I hope it gets a few more visitors. Like 2 or 3 posts a day would be enough already.
>>4545>It's closed now and I feel like I lost my home.
Good rest in piss i am glad its gone that site was cancer and full of people who weren't even real hikikomoris in the first place.
>>4627>Just like here
I don't post here much however i have realized that most of the people on here aren't even N.E.E.T. or hikki most of the users on here are normalfags giving shitty advice to the actual N.E.E.Ts and hikkis who post here.
Nowhere in this place it's stated we are a shut-in/NEET only community, and neither we do promote ourselves as such. On the other hand, you would expect that a shut-in network was composed of a userbase that was, actually, shut-in or NEET, wouldn't you agree?
You're complaining about the worst board anyway so I am not even going to touch the shitty advice subject.
same here. Iknow this place isnt meant for hikis in the same way, so does anyone know of an alternative? Their discord I joined a while ago is equally as dead or only non hiki posters idk..
Youd think there would be an easier to find community since we all live online >>4613
i looked at your site but it was so minimalist i struggled to use it and couldnt see any dates so maybe those lines of text were posted months ago and im speaking into the void and forget to ever return ;_;
why is it so impossibly hard to find a non normie non"incel" community
I see this place has people who claim to be truhikis so can i ask where else you guys go?
hopefully 1 of you will read it.
id make a thread but cbb worrying about checking it and being raged at for looking elitist or breaking the rules or something
You could make a thread and request only NEET/shut-in people's point of view, I'm sure users will respect that since it's fair and common to look for the point of view of a particular kind of people you can relate to.
As long as it stays civil there won't be any problem.
It was alright I guess, but I remember for some reason you couldn't tell people being a NEET was alright or you'd be banned and any encouraging of hikki or neet lifestyles was bannable. I mean, I live on disability for assorted mental and physical disorders, so I don't think it's fair to the non-neurotypical to ban everyone advocating it under the assumption everyone is fit and able.
>>5277>non-neurotypical>mentally ill>mentally disabled>unhealthy
Regardless of mental illness, people should still avoid the lifestyle if they can. Neetdom shouldn't be encouraged, it should be pitied. It's only an option when there isn't any other.
Just look at the people getting mad at others for not being losers like them, like this post: >>4628
Guess they think it's unique. Or maybe, they think living a lifestyle as bad as that of a NEET separates them from the "normies normalfags" (aka. working members of society) and that's somehow a good thing.
Normie normalfag detected.
I don't care. This place has always been filled with norms. I only check in like once every two months and see if there's any relatable posts.
Are you the monster girl guy with daddy issues?
>>5286>Just look at the people getting mad at others for not being losers like them
I don't think its much about getting mad at others for not being "losers" as much as many anons get dissapointed when they come here thinking that its a neet board when it really isn't. I barely come here but I can't say I wasn't surprised when the board called /hikki/ barely had any people being actually hikki or neet and was mostly filled with people critizing the actual neets or being smug like >>5293
Yeah, you can blame the mods for that…
>>5306>mostly filled with people critizing the actual neets
It goes both ways, frankly, I haven't seen a "normie" criticizing NEETs unprovoked.
The elitism is strong in some who feel the need to come and say "mang, oh this place smells like normie hard" or some passive petty shit.
If they didn't come trying to antagonize normies as soon as they learn they exist and are accepted here, things would be easier. I know it's a letdown for some, but come on.
Just having a job doesn't make you a normalfag.
It seems to be a mixed bag. While I agree that some times its started by anons complaining about "normies" I have also read many "advice" that seemed more like a passive agressive insult than trying to be actually helpful, or people just bragging about their lives.
I understand this place not being wizardchan or /r9k/ 2.0, but at the same time there seem to be certain users who get angry at actual neets using the neet board.
I don't know, I guess on imageobards its too much to ask for people to just get along.
I used to frequent hikkichan from 2015 until late 2017, when I was chased off for being a girl, so…that's fun.
Until that happened, I was able to avoid too many shitheads and found a lot of great music and some fairly good friends. I started isolating myself from even the internet for a while until I went to find hikki, and….well, found out that it's gone.
I'm glad I rediscovered this place though.
>>5313>being a girl
You weren't chased for being girl. You were chased because you keep alluding you are a girl, like you did in your post right now.
You don't see males pointing in their posts that they are males.
I wonder why females always feel the need to point out that they are females, even in places where that makes no sense like imageboard.
Maybe for pity/sympathy points ? Attention seeking ? Orbiters ?
>>5316>You don't see males pointing in their posts that they are males.
Are you sure about that?
From what I've seen through the years, it's actually pretty common to see anons mentioning they are male and/or flaunting their dick on most imageboards.
Except for people directly talking about their dicks, I don't really see that happening. Usually that stuff is given away indirectly: clothing, relationship shit, etc. Nobody gets attention for having a dick. I say if it's not relevant, don't mention it. Besides, if one tits or gtfo was enough to, "chase them off", or their panties got in a twist because of one thread, they don't belong on image boards. If people rembember because you chose to tripfag, that's also on you.
I'm a girl too and I understand your feelings. It's the first time I mention my gender on the imageboard so yeah (and I don't actually see the point of it at all, imageboards called anonymous for a reason, you know). But, you know, if the guy mentions their gender — it's okay, and if you mention your gender by any chance — get ready for tons of extremely cringy jokes like >>5314
or "send nudes xDD" (btw that's not offensive that's just really retarded). Or get ready for equally cringy pussy licking by some good guys. Or even worse actually (the thing >>5313
describes can actually happen why not?)
Like… Isn't internet for everyone?
Once again, you don't _need_ to mention your gender in any way, but there are a lot of stories when you need to mention your gender to clear things up etc. Don't forget about other languages imageboards too. English is gender-neutral language, but what about Russian where you can't build even a sentence without mentioning your gender bc some verb and adjective forms are connected to the language? Trust me, people look down on you if write in female gender on Russian-speaking imageboards too.
I don't push the agenda "please respect woman", fuck this shit — imageboards are for everyone, just don't make a big big fuss about other person gender, that's retarded.
The point is: it's logical that you have to be pretend being adult on the internet, or that you prefer probably prefered introducing yourself as FBI agent than loser you are in reality, but why you should pretend that you're a man? Is you being male makes your point more valuable or what?
Talk about equal gender roles in 21 century after that, anon.
Your engrish skills are breaking down, so try not to get so butthurt. The biggest problem with, "femanons", is that they take themselves too seriously and can't handle a joke. See it all the time.
Also, someone who's recently gone 2+ weeks without bathing has no right calling anyone a loser lel.
that's what normalfags think. when normalfags look down the abyss thinking they've experienced real misery the hikkis look back up at them from below.
Yeah, only you have have gone through depression and extreme alienation from others. That's why you're incapable of moving ahead in life. It's because you're reaaaly the most miserable and oppressed. Give me a break, faggot.
that's what hikkis think. when hikkis look down the abyss thinking they've experienced real misery the children in africa look back up at them from below.
leveraging loser dick size isn't a really healthy thing to do>>5287
is right, a job is a superficial distinction, I could be flipping burgers any time now but I would still be in the same cultural boiling pot
on the other hand, pick an average person working at a fab and give them the pink slip. boom, they're fired. they're a NEET now because they're currently unemployed and they're not looking (let's just say they're getting things straight for the month) for a job
does that mean they're not a normalfag anymmore? even though they very likely still remain a normal ordinary responsible person and hold interests compatible with (the already loose) definition of normalfags
some people say ubuu is filled with normalfags, but you have to realize most people here are in their late 20s - mid 30s now, people got a job and moved on. we just don't glorify (not glorifying =/= hating) feels or NEETdom like some other boardsi miss /n/
Interestingly enough, the creator of the site has been found leaving a comment on this retrospective on the website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG8DplmUzAA&t=1s
do not think sadness is a competition, very bad idea
That's what I've been thinking… Furthermore, your 'level of sadness' don't really depend on how high your level of life is, how well you're being treated by other people, your social status etc. I mean miserable hikikkomori nobody cares about can be 100 times happier than rich daughter of some politician or something. I think it all depends on your personal view of life and other extremely subjective things.
With that said, how come person who works be less miserable than hikki? Can this person have social anxiety and depression too? Yes, of course he can, and he's forced to act like a productive member of society everyday. Isn't that sad? That's why sadness isn't a competition.
Everyone's sad in their own way and nobody can have a mental capacity to truly understand what other person feel and why is it that way. I think we should treat each other's sadness equally.
I lurked hikkichan for a long time and posted a couple times. I found this site looking for a replacement. I lurked wizchan too but couldn't post because I've had a girlfriend before. >>4570
sums it up pretty well
Looking at this thread it seems like this board isn't really for hikki / neet users, just for discussion about hikki's from the outside in, so it's not really comparable to hikkichan.
the problem with the 8chan board is that hikki had a separate board for whiners / depression pity parties, and separate boards for interesting topics to discuss. putting them all on the same board is a recipe for disaster because the conversations get choked out by people just there for attention / trolling / screen shotting for reddit / whining / 'advice' / etc.
I may start a new discord-but-with-forced-anonymous chat for hermits / reclusive people instead since it seems there is still no where quite right to go and it's probably time to ditch most of what chan culture has become.