I've not been here from the start but long enough (2.5/3 years) to decide that moot does not give a FUCK about /a/ and the 80% of its Anonymous, just silencing the vocal few cluttering his inbox.
I can see the need in a /jp/, there are times you want to talk about Japanese literature without a related anime adaptation or Japanese music unrelated to a soundtrack or ricing your civic and when all the other boards are so anti-weeaboo /a/ was the only place but still not neccesarily a good place. /jp/ is a good idea but banning /a/ from discussing related subjects (visual novels, tv dramas, soundtracks...) is fucking stupid.
And fuck moot's stance on ronery/you fap you lose, etc threads. I agree there's too many, /a/ needs some more originality, but it's an IMAGE board and something needs to prompt the posting of images. There's no reason for that to be a specific show so long as the images stay on topic. Just ban the people posting the same sorts of threads over and over.
Is it only me that remembers like six months ago when the mods came down really hard on us for discussion threads light on images?
Just what the fuck ARE we allowed to post on here now?