[#] Comment system update, impending purge
10:59pm UTC - 11/28/2013
Hi all, it's been a while. I never did complete the purge I began in my last update, but with Black Friday and nothing much to do, I'm going to likely spend the majority of my time tomorrow removing the remaining crap from 2013 and putting up downloads for the archives. It's been a while coming, and it'll be nice to make sure at least someone else has a copy. I'm still likely going to do it via torrents, but we'll see what's easier.

Also there was a ton of spam showing up in the comments, so I went through and cleaned it all out with the help of new moderation tools that I'll likely never need again. You're going to have to solve a very difficult riddle to post from now on!

~Lord Licorice


[#] Archive Cleansing
05:56pm UTC - 7/25/2013

Howdy folks, it's that time again~

I've taken this week off to get some shit done that I just haven't had the energy to do. This means getting my car cleaned, license and registration renewed, and a variety of other crap. But you don't give a shit, do you? You just want to know what horrible quest threads I've removed this time. Here it is!:

Completed: January 2012, February 2012, March 2012, April 2012, May 2012, June 2012, July 2012, August 2012, September 2012, October 2012, November 2012; January 2013
Total: 964 culled threads, ~7.3G
Full Listing


Actually Good Threads:

Special Mention: Live With Your Shame

I was debating on whether or not to call out this particular archivist, because he's made a habit of adding the worst of the worst /tg/ threads to the archive. Whether deliberate or ironic, shitposting is shitposting, and I'd prefer this not happen. However, I do have to say at least he's 1) made it much easier for me to remove this garbage and 2) he's actually fairly funny with his descriptions.

Special Mention: Troll archival

I realize there are a number of people that really despise quest threads, and after cleaning literally hundreds of non-starters out of the archives, I can certainly see where you're coming from. However, by mis-archiving quests with shitty labels, you're only serving to accomplish two things: one, you're taking all of thirty seconds out of my day to fix the tags, and two, you're training quest creators to immediately archive their threads to avoid mis-labeling, which just exacerbates the issue. Post-It Quest is a prime example, it had all of twenty replies, but was archived as soon as the author could refresh 4chan after posting it.

The only way you're going to stop quest threads on /tg/ is to stem the tide at the source. Shitting up the archive isn't helping anyone's cause. For the record, I am not, have never been, and, saints preserve me, will never be a janitor or moderator on 4chan. I have no power, authority or influence to stop quest threads from existing on /tg/; I'm just an archivist. By definition, by the time it reaches me, it's already too late. You're going to need to change the community's mind, and that can't be done with goofy labeling.

More coming.

~Lord Licorice


[#] Literal Viral Advertising
11:08pm UTC - 4/12/2013

I'm not really sure how many people actually visit the front page, but Viral asked me to link his Engine Heart Kickstarter, so here it is!

From the site:

Engine Heart is a game about little robots. When the humans were around nobody paid any attention to them, but now the humans are all gone, and they're on their own in a world that's falling apart.

You can download the game completely free here if you're interested, but the Kickstarter will get a physical copy in stores. Go check it out!

~Lord Licorice


[#] Server Move part deux
03:36pm UTC - 3/05/2013

Hey guys, sorry about the downtime earlier, they moved the server to another location in Luxembourg and I totally missed the announcement. Everything's back to normal~

~Lord Licorice


[#] Server Migration
03:10am UTC - 12/07/2012


So I was going to make a post about how we're migrating to Luxembourg at the end of the month, but my VPS provider decided I'd forgotten and just moved the whole thing for me. So, as of last week, we're in Europe now. Amerifags may see some latency while Euronurds will undoubtedly have a better connection; however, overall it should be far more stable and bandwidth-friendly than it's been in recent months.

If you notice any severe fuckups or shit getting crazy, please let me know, but otherwise enjoy the newer, faster, farther server!

~Lord Licorice


[#] Archive Culling
08:32pm UTC - 11/26/2012



I'm finally getting around to culling the archive of low-rated and useless threads (e.g. image dumps). I'm going to do one or two months' worth tonight and press on until the content is cleaned down in preparation for a server move in December. Someone's also working on getting the older archives' files up as torrents for me so it doesn't get messed up if I switch servers while seeding.

As usual, I'll be keeping the killed threads in a separate graveyard archive for a while so I can recover anything I may need or provide threads to any interested parties. On a related note, I've still got the graveyard files from last time, so if anyone needs them, now's the time to ask. (I was going to make a full torrent out of them as well, but I think the interest is low enough that I can simply FTP it at whoever really wants it. Yes, anon from like a month ago who was looking for a particular story thread and had no idea what it was called, hit me up on the IRC again and I'll give you the files.)

I've put this off for long enough, so with the deadline of jumping ship to the hosting provider's new datacenter, it's given me the incentive to finally get off my ass and do this thing. I'll keep this post updated with a running record of culled threads in a separate page so you can see what was removed.

Thread deletion progress

List of deleted threads

Total threads removed: 705
Total data: 5.3G

Completed: June 2011 (152), July 2011 (121), August 2011 (90), September 2011 (96), October 2011 (119), November 2011 (127), December (105)

Notable entries:

And now, some actual cool threads!

~Lord Licorice


[#] Regarding Quests
03:42pm UTC - 9/19/2012
Dear autistic fuckhead at UMass,

Resetting your dynamic IP address over and over and downvoting quest thread series you don't like is pretty fucking obvious. Stop it. I realize you probably have a whole lot of time on your hands given your shitty school, but you can probably find better things to do with it than bother me. Switching over to some IP ranges with Hurricane Electric doesn't help, either.

No love,

PS. You do realize there's a checkbox for hiding quests, right? Or is your education that poor? By the way, I arbitrarily raised each affected thread by 10 to offset your shenanigans. Congratulations, you've made them better-rated!

PPS. And to the egregious shitclown in San Francisco that thought it would be a good idea to deliberately add the latest Sorceress Quest with obviously bad info to the archive while I was actively watching it, I'll answer your question: "Who peed?" You peed. All over yourself, because you're a helmet-wearing, windowlicking ball of broken chromosomes, definitive proof of an uncaring and absentee deity.

~Lord Licorice


[#] Archive Error
07:00pm UTC - 5/15/2012
Whoops! So I thought I'd made the necessary changes to prepare for the new CSS on 4chan, but apparently I made a mistake that ended up breaking it. There are several threads without pages now, unfortunately, but on the bright side, links to the OP in a thread now work! Small favors and all that. Sorry everyone :(

If anyone has copies of Mahou Shounen Quest 112, NearFuture Cyborg Quest 18, Mahou Shounen Quest 113, and anything else that got killed (about a dozen threads or so) just shoot me a link or a .zip or something and I'll replace it manually.

Update: It broke again; apparently moot wasn't done fucking around with the CSS. I've made the sanity checking much more lax, so hopefully this won't be an issue in the future. Thanks to everyone that emailed me. I'm on vacation this week, so I haven't been exactly glued to my inbox. I'll see about downloading copies from other archive sources to replace the missing threads.

Update 2: I've replaced a couple threads and am working on removing all of the entries that have no accompanying content. Here is a list of what I've removed:

(Cut for length)

If anyone has replacements for these broken threads, or can just link me to another archive, I'd be much obliged.

I've also added a more helpful 403/404 page, so if you click a badly-archived thread, it should give you a proper message instead of just an empty directory with some barren folders. If anyone notices valid threads doing anything weird, let me know and I'll fix 'em.

~Lord Licorice


[#] Happy April!
05:03am UTC - 4/01/2012

April Fool's and shit! I hope you enjoy the stupid pages I've put together this year! There's only two so far, I may do more but it's 5am.

Links to past years:

April 2008:
April 2009:
April 2010:

April 2011:
April 2012:

*how was I supposed to know this would become a real board, goddamnit

~Lord Licorice


[#] ohgod
02:30am UTC - 1/26/2012
I'm not dead I swear, I just don't update unless I have something useful to say. AND I NEVER DO

oh well I guess I'm going to be purging the archive at some point, hopefully by the end of January. I'll post more info as I finalize plans. I'm so bad at housekeeping.

~Lord Licorice


[#] Slice Downtime
05:27pm UTC - 9/28/2011
(oh god has it really been that long since my last update, jesus)

We had a few hours' outage today as the VPS provider had to reboot the cluster containing sup/tg/ and perform some work and monitoring on it. It's a little shaky right now, but otherwise things seem to be back to (ab)normal. I'll keep an eye on it, and don't expect at this point to see any other issues in the near future.

~Lord Licorice


[#] Farewell, old friend
04:17am UTC - 7/13/2011
The old sup/tg/ server has been officially powered down. I'll definitely miss it, but users likely won't even notice the difference. One plus is the plethora of space, which has allowed me to copy over the graveyard and drawthreads as well; I thought they'd be deleted forever, but with so much extra room, I figured it'd be safer to keep on-hand. I apologize to anyone that panicked about favorite threads being lost, but I have them in massive 7zip files if I need to recover something.

~Lord Licorice

[#] Apropo of Nothing
08:23pm UTC - 6/21/2011

Suddenly, Muju Little Ponythulhu: Ftaghn is Magic:

~Lord Licorice

[#] Welcome!
10:31pm UTC - 6/20/2011

Congratulations! If you're seeing this, you're at the brand new site. I'll add more notes here as I continue to migrate, but for now, you're at the right place. Note: IRC is at; if you were using, it'll time out, so check your settings.

The IRC and website migration went off without a hitch, which is a pleasant surprise given my usual track record with this sort of thing. As far as I'm presently aware, the entire archive should be moved and available, so you can start browsing, voting and adding new threads. If you run into any weird issues, please post them here, along with the URL and full error message. (Yes, the game, player and hamachi listings are all down right now, but I need to clean out the spam that got into them first...)

Reminder: July 1 is when the old server goes down permanently, including the graveyard. LIST OF GRAVEYARDED THREADS If there's a good thread you want saved, make a case for it in the comments here, otherwise just save a copy (I suggest DownThemAll!) or transcribe the content onto 1d4chan.

Once I'm satisfied that everything is working correctly, I'll be hosting torrents and direct downloads of the entire archive, from October 2007 through June 2011. I already have the files, I just need to make them available without taxing the server too heavily. Fortunately, I've got more hard drive space and bandwidth than I know what to do with now; I don't know what the pageload speed will be like under the new provider, but you're welcome to let me know if it's faster/slower, I'm curious.

And now, as it's 6am, I'm going to sleep. There's a couple other services to migrate (TeamSpeak, icecast, etc.), but it can certainly wait. Let me know if anything breaks.

Edit June 22: I just found a config error that prevented threads archived in the past 24 hours from being correctly updated; you may see some threads with incomplete content. If you happen to have the full HTML for these threads (likely quest authors) let me know and I'll update the thread with your copy.

Edit June 29: Per popular request, I've resurrected LoliQuest from the graveyard (and even grabbed the very first entry off Easymodo, which apparently put the /tg/ archives back up). I'm adding them back to the database and uploading the files as I type this. For anyone that wants the graveyard 7zip, PM me on the IRC and I will give you the download link for the file. The graveyard and old server are going away on July 1 or shortly thereafter, so you've got two days to get it if you want it!

~Lord Licorice

[#] Graveyard
01:25am UTC - 6/10/2011

I've started graveyarding. See LIST OF GRAVEYARDED THREADS. Completed: June 2010, July 2010, August 2010, September 2010, October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, January 2011, February 2011, March 2011, April 2011

I've also found a VPS provider and set up a box, so it should actually be a pretty simple process now to just move shit over. I'm going to finish the graveyarding within the week, move files, and have everything done by June 20. The old server will remain online until the last minute on July 1. After that, at the new host, I'll begin offering downloads for the entire archive piecemeal (e.g. August-September 2010 in a single file, torrents probable).

As before, if you see a thread you think should be preserved, name the thread number and make a case for it. Nine times out of ten, instead of it being preserved in the archive, you should rip the content out and throw it on 1d4chan. And there's always... uh, hm. It looks like Easymodo took down its /tg/ archiving service. Whoops! I guess it really is all up to me now.

Current Stats: 842 threads removed (6.3 GB), plus 57 drawthreads removed (3.8GB)

~Lord Licorice

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