War.... War never changes
The end of /a/ occurred pretty much as we had predicted... Too many newfag threads, not enough ban and sage to go around.
The details are trivial and pointless. The reasons, as always, purely human ones.
The board was nearly wiped clean of life... a great cleansing, a /jp/ spark struck by modfag hands, quickly RAGE'd out of control. Spears of vitriolic flamewars rained from the posts. Boards were swallowed in flames, and fell beneath the boiling anonymous. /a/ was almost extinguished, their memes becoming part of the background radiation that blanketed the internet. A quiet darkness fell across 4chan, lasting many years.
But the scars left by the rift has not yet healed, and 4chan has not yet forgotten...