Onion Time!
The onion is live! 

For BOs, if you want to block onion traffic just ban localhost by ip:

Also, the reverse proxies are now caching media files. While we were using like 0.01% of the app server's power level to begin with, this really cuts down on bandwidth use, and eliminates entire classes of possible attacks. The site should also load noticeably faster.
onions and updates
Everything is in place, I will be updating the site + setting up a tor service. Stay tuned, and apologies for any downtime.
Remember the six dollars
Sorry for the downtime, it turns out I forgot about a cheap vps on the same host as the appserver and forgot to pay the $6. This of course fully justifies freezing a separate server that has over 3 months of credit on it. Nothing should be missing, and we should be good to go from here on. Everything is topped up for at least 3 months and I plan to keep a 2 month buffer minimum.  

Also minds is gay and I made a pleroma account. This is now the official account for external announcements:
/fit/ is here

we got /fit/ lads, we're all gonna make it.

HAPPENINGS and some other news
So is down, and this has changed my plans for the site. I'd also like to welcome the refugees while shit gets fixed. I'm not a fan of mark/acid but I hate seeing sites die like this more.

First off, the vanwa proxy is cancelled. I know cloudflare isn't any better but at least I'm not paying them. Vanwa cannot be trusted at this point. I will instead be working on a more long term solution, mainly making my own cdn on hosts that do not give a shit about what I host and can tell busybodies to fuck off. This is going to take time, but we're still secure behind the current proxy setup. The worst that can happen is I have to shift them around, which is cheap and easy. These plans may change as I go if simpler solutions are found.

On a lighter note I am doing away with the round system for board applications. I am now accepting applications at any time, so feel free to look at the rules in this thread and apply!
It wasn't my fault I swear
so as it turns out, the host I had the proxy on is retarded in their handling of ipv6, and this is what was causing the intermittent outages today. I'm happy to report that I've moved to a new host for the proxy and we now have TWO proxies that handle traffic in a round robin fashion. This may lead to posters having up to two id's per thread, I'm not sure but will be looking into it. 
Remember to stop by /meta/ for the bug report and external comms threads.
It's always something
I've set up a minds account and a thread over on You can yell at me there while I try to figure out why the proxy keeps dropping out.
Alive Again
Apologies for the downtime, we are now up to date for jschan. I actually managed to not fuck up with git this time but had some mongodb issues and had to restart the proxy. There's a reason I do this kind of thing on tuesdays.

I am setting up backup means of communication and i'd appreciate recommendations  for anything other than twitter
I will annouce all contingency accounts and will try to have some kind of online schedule. 

Go to >>>/meta/ to discuss.
Updates and future plans
Two updates have been made:
1. We now have grid captcha, which should be the end of the bot spam. 
2. I Have switched the markdown rules to be the same as 8chan, and they shouldn't revert anymore (sorry about that).

With the new captcha I can get back to setting up the vanwa proxy. It's mostly configured I just need to test it, hoping to launch it by monday. We should no longer be dependent on any service for protection against bot spam.

For the board application process, I'm ditching the round system and will just be taking applications as they come in. I have not gotten any applications for /tech/. We will be getting /tg/ and /x/ very soon.

I have also enabled thread creation on /meta/ so feel free to suggest anything there.
being a sysadmin is fun
Captchas are still not working and I may have introduced new issues including normal posters not being able to spoiler files. There may be some periods of downtime in the next few days. 

until captchas are working feel free to global report anything you need deleted/spoilered. I broke this shit so I'll clean it up.

No more bad news
Found the issue with ip-passthrough, IDs should be working again
Good and bad news
The good news is the markdown is now following 8chan rules, I just need to update the faq.

The bad news is I somehow fucked up ip passthrough from the proxy to the app server, so we are all going to have the same thread IDs until I find what went wrong.
/b/ is here, too
I got an additional vol for /b/, so I've launched the board. 

I'd still like a proper BO for /b/ so I am still taking applications. I did not receive a single application for /tech/ either. I am changing the application process to just be open instead of cyclical. You can apply for a board at [email protected]
no recaptcha
Plans to switch to recaptcha have been cancelled. Thanks for all the feedback, I will hold out for a better solution.
Captcha update
I will be making the switch to recaptcha at noon central us time tomorrow. Once everything is confirmed working I will disable cuckflare's "I'm under attack mode".
New boards and some changes
Applications are now being accepted for new boards, go to for the details!

Also, I will be switching the site to vanwatech around noon central time 8/18 as a trial run. If it works out we will stay with it. I will be changing the markup behavior at the same time to match 8chan.

The fish delivered
Welcome to zzzchan!
Please have a look over at >>>/meta/ for an overview of the site and at for the global rules.
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