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Submission + - Moot retires from 4chan (4chan.org)

vivaoporto writes: Moot bids his final farewell as the administrator of the (in)famous imageboard. The full resignation letter can be read at the site own blog (it's cool, it's SFW) but for those who are not brave enough to dwell in the "underbelly of the internet" here are some excerpts

I founded 4chan eleven and a half years ago at the age of 15, and after more than a decade of service, I've decided it's time for me to move on. 4chan has faced numerous challenges (...) [B]ut the biggest hurdle it's had to overcome is myself. As 4chan's sole administrator, decision maker, and keeper of most of its institutional knowledge, I've come to represent an uncomfortably large single point of failure.

I've spent the past two years working behind the scenes to address these challenges, (...) [T]he site isn't in danger of going under financially any time soon, (...) and while I've still been calling the shots, I've delegated many of my responsibilities to a handful of trusted volunteers, most of whom have served the site for years.

That foundation will now be put to the ultimate test, as today I'm retiring as 4chan's administrator. (...) I look forward to one day returning to 4chan as its Admin Emeritus or just another Anonymous, (...) I'm humbled to have had the privilege of both founding and presiding over what is easily one of the greatest communities to ever grace the Web.


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