What happened to?

6 or 7 years ago this was one of the best travel boards on the internet. Now it's just 80% racism, people insulting countries with no explanation, you can tell they haven't even been there. What happened to the guys who took trains around Africa? The ones who made friends in Afghanistan and got to fire a rocket launcher for free? Where are the "real travelers" gone?

This place used to have really cool people, now it mostly sucks. It's sad

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions happened.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions happened.
      This. A couple of years of much less travel opened the floodgates to a lot more theoretical, idle garbage. Plus leakage from other boards from bored people and trolls who were either unemployed, locked down, or some combination. And people follow one another, so when some racist from 4chan or sex tourist from god knows where (/b/?) got his first (You) from a kindred spirit the shitposts began to snowball.

      I miss the old days as well, particularly since Thorn Tree had its plug pulled—that was my other/main go-to for relevant and interesting travel discussions for years. There were of course shitposts there as well, but outnumbered by real conversations. I never failed to get useful answers to real questions there eventually.

      Is there somewhere else to go?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Is there somewhere else to go?
        There isn't, travel forums are incredibly hard to maintain because of commercial interests from all over the world, things getting outdated quickly, in some cases becoming outright dangerously outdated and international travel quickly attracts political discussions that generally lead nowhere but down the drain.
        There's a reason why they shut down Thorn Tree and the pandemic was just a convenient excuse.

        There are some regional forums that have pretty good discussions, but they all suffer from the weakest moderators in their chain of administrators.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sighsee isn't your sekrit club any more, the main boards have been targeted by various interest groups and sighsee is collateral damage.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened to sighsee?
    invasion of larpers, sighsee memers and 4chan retards who derail every single thread
    coomers who want to jerk each other off with the same story of them fucking some 6/10 thai ladyboy in every thread
    frogposters intentionally shitposting on a slow board because they cant get their kicks on faster ones
    mods who are so completely useless that it makes /b/ look more "on topic"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The worst posters are complainers like who even prepared their own unfunny image macros instead of just hiding posts and threads that they don't like and at worst don't even know how to use age/sage.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not really, the people who migrated into this board to shit it up are far worse

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >people who point out the problem is the problem
        >not the people who are creating the problem
        what faggy logic is that? your apathy is exactly why this board has gone to shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >with the same story of them fucking some 6/10 thai ladyboy in every thread
      You seem not to understand.
      The ladyboys fuck me, their carmel, mohagany shine body moving in rhythmic motions over mine as we entangle our tongues and bodies surrounded by chem clouds

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >frogposters intentionally shitposting on a slow board because they cant get their kicks on faster ones
      Hey modos, is everything ok for you?
      Pic fucking related

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Still not as bad as the spongebob, brainlet and butterfly spammers, after all, most of those threads can be classified as sighsee-related.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The mods here are trash, I tried asking a legit travel question as to where I should spend time during new years in europe but it was deleted. And yet coomer thread number 50 is allowed up. People act like this place is better than Reddit but it really isn’t, both sites is full of pathetic losers these days, mods included.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It went the same way as sighsee -- used to be very interesting with a great userbase now it's filled with Redditors, trannies and gays.
    I live in SEA and married to an Asian and I gave good advice in said countries threads a bunch of times and people will just reply
    >Larp
    >Stop larping you fucking retard
    >Larp larp larp
    >That's not true, I read on a blog how it works
    So why bother trying to help anyone.
    There's a thread for my first world country and people wanting to move here. I gave good advice on prices and stuff, got the same replies.
    >I've watched it on YouTube it's not like that AT ALL
    >Larp
    >Can you creampie sir
    No wonder all the oldfags left and stopped bothering.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >sighsee
      Anyone wanna take bets on how long it will take for sighsee to start wordfiltering "seed oil"?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's sad because I loved sighsee and people used to do cooking tutorials and help each other now it's filled with retarded Americans discussing fast food and just fucking dumb shit. Much the same as this place is spammed with the same nonsense non stop. It drove all the good people contributing away and all it has now are trannies and gays who want to argue over the best frozen pizza for under a dollar.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty much every blue board on sighsee starts with a bunch of people who are really passionate about the topic, then gets ruined by new people who only want to meme. This ruined sighsee, it ruined sighsee, it's ruining sighsee and others.
          You can say, "Just make the rules stricter" but the problem is the new people who would have never visited sighsee 7 years ago, they're just worse users and we don't want them here.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Instead of being a gay, maybe poop out some quality threads yourself

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They should turn it into
        >sneed oil

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >now it's filled with Redditors, trannies and gays.
      Coomers, ESLfags, and travel noobs, too. Remember when we used to bitch about TEFL in Japan threads?

      The powers to be don't want non-commercial forums that they have limited control over.
      Since sighsee has become a useful breeding ground for radiating activities of all kind they cannot just shut it down like a certain fruit farm, but instead have to keep it at a balance that keeps normal people in their walled gardens.
      This board here is a good example: You don't want discussion to become too useful to attract regular people away from Forbes Travel, Tripadvisor or Instagram, where stealth marketing is an integral part of the platform for anybody with a big enough marketing budget.
      By dispatching enough trolls and shills they can ensure that only people already acquainted with *chan culture will continue to use this board.

      >only people already acquainted with *chan culture will continue to use this board.
      I'm fine with that. The Tripadvisor-tier threads are tiresome. We don't have to be a big tent.

      >I am startled to see that it got bumped less than a 24 hours ago!
      I'm not the one you're responding to but I was surprised by this too! This change is only from the last 24 hours, inactive topics were taking almost 3 days to be archived until now
      Does anyone have any idea what this is due to?

      >Does anyone have any idea what this is due to?
      MODS = FAGS who autosage threads like /rwg/ due to

      The powers to be don't want non-commercial forums that they have limited control over.
      Since sighsee has become a useful breeding ground for radiating activities of all kind they cannot just shut it down like a certain fruit farm, but instead have to keep it at a balance that keeps normal people in their walled gardens.
      This board here is a good example: You don't want discussion to become too useful to attract regular people away from Forbes Travel, Tripadvisor or Instagram, where stealth marketing is an integral part of the platform for anybody with a big enough marketing budget.
      By dispatching enough trolls and shills they can ensure that only people already acquainted with *chan culture will continue to use this board.

      .

      It's sighsee, what did you expect?

      His point is correct and the discussion used to be less banal. In that second thread, there's some autistic argumentation about entry stamps vs. multiple entry visas.

      >No wonder all the oldfags left and stopped bothering.
      I've been here since almost the beginning and sighsee turned into my primary board. For me, it's been terrible since ~2018 when the sexpests started flooding in here. Then, we have threads which have massive potential for knowledge transfer, like the Digital Nomad one, that are filled with low info, low IQ drivel.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >For me, it's been terrible since ~2018 when the sexpests started flooding in here.
        Those guys have been around for ages
        What's new is the dudes who seemingly don't travel at all, but post anyway
        Probably because the new generation of adults genuinely believes the internet can be a substitute for real life sometimes
        So if enough tards on 4chan or facebook tell you that X place is a shithole, you start to believe it and you mistake the internet for reality
        Idk how we could even stop this, twitter acts the same way. It's just the way kids' minds are changing that's the problem. Nothing you can do really

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Those guys have been around for ages
          Not like now. The first ~10 years of this board were good. None of the archives go back that far, unfortunately. I've tried to start threads of old sighsee memes, but they don't go anywhere due to this place being filled with unfunny newfags.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This. Every single thread about Paris or London is just "uhhhh this place is a shithole full of immigrants!!!" which is a very clear indication that they've never been

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So what do you suggest current sighsee posters do to upgrade the board quality ?

            well London is minority British, so they're not really wrong ...

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              The best way to fix sighsee would be to delete 4chan. It would give a temporary shock but it would quickly dissipate. The retarded conspiracy schizos would soon find a new home outside of sighsee. With 4chan gone, the worst posters would no longer have a reason to come to sighsee.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                That would defeat the purpose of sighsee as honeypot and scapegoat for various purposes.
                The only time 4chan will be deleted when sighsee as a whole will be shut down, obviously taking down unrelated boards like sighsee or sighsee as well.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This. Just look at /qa/. Yeah you get the odd wojak thread but they're fucking gone otherwise.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >The best way to fix sighsee would be to delete 4chan.
                They tried that already, you complete newfag. gb2/Reddit

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've been here way before 4chan existed. Probably before you were born.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I've been to Paris and this is true though. You must be french because for some reason you all get extremely defensive when people bring up the truth. Paris has public toilets out in the open in the city. Paris is covered in garbage, graffiti and dog shit. The underground stinks of piss and is unsafe. The whole of Paris is filled with Africans shaking Eiffel tower trinkets, fake rolexes and sunglasses. French people are rude, everything is extremely expensive and the place resembles a third world city with a sprinkle of first world here and there. I've only visited Paris once though and vowed to never ever go back. This was in 2004. I can only imagine how much worse it is now.
            There's also the fact that people visiting often get Paris syndrome where they freak out by just how disgusting the city is compared to the dream the french sell it as.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              This sounds like a you problem. Paris has been basically an open air sewer and a sheltering place for human refuse for its entire history. Every city is like this except for a handful of Japanese ones, and even there the dirt comes out in other ways.

              You need that dirt to get anything of worth. Rome was notable for two reasons: it was the only city in the ancient world which would accept any robber, beggar, or piece of human filth
              And it was the one that conquered all of the others.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nice catch 2 in a row

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You can't deny that Paris has some shithole parts that should be avoided and it's not because the locals store their rotten baguettes there.
            You also have to admit that topics like this will only be mentioned in passing in guide books or mainstream travel sites.
            The same applies for London as well, but obviously that doesn't make them not worth of a visit.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you don't believe them, then it's a clear indication you've never been. Or at least, never left the city centre.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >don’t travel and post anyway
          God this is a fucking curse. I’ll add one more modifier. People who don’t travel and post anyway to knock their own country because they have no perspective on how good they have it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >MODS = FAGS who autosage threads like /rwg/ due to

        The powers to be don't want non-commercial forums that they have limited control over.


        Since sighsee has become a useful breeding ground for radiating activities of all kind they cannot just shut it down like a certain fruit farm, but instead have to keep it at a balance that keeps normal people in their walled gardens.
        This board here is a good example: You don't want discussion to become too useful to attract regular people away from Forbes Travel, Tripadvisor or Instagram, where stealth marketing is an integral part of the platform for anybody with a big enough marketing budget.
        By dispatching enough trolls and shills they can ensure that only people already acquainted with *chan culture will continue to use this board..
        Like picrel? They troll us or they janitored a post?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I come here very casually (whenever I am planning a vacation really). It seems like simps, racists, and bots really ruin this place. I get it, I get it
      >freedom of speech
      But just like every board here the simple minded come here thinking they are in good company. It also doesn't help most boards are flooded with literal bot posters. If you got rid of the simps and bots this place would improve overnight. Can't do much about the racists, they won't change their mind. I just think sex tourism should be called out much more.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I just think sex tourism should be called out much more.
        They really don't like when you make fun of them. They insist on everybody buying into their fantasy that they are total sex chads. The boomer coomers on actual sex tourist forums are a lot less retarded and don't feel the need to lie so much. The ones here think they're going to impress non sex tourists by making a bunch of shit up about how they had a different woman every night for free.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >They really don't like when you make fun of them.
          Some of the touchiest people on this site, you even allude to the fact that paying for sex probably isn't "Chad" and the cope and seethe starts spewing
          What baffles me is that they've actually managed to convince themselves it isn't Imagine telling some random normie how much pussy you got on holiday and then having to caveat it with you paid for it all, is that person gonna think you're a chad? According to the sexpats here yes they will

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            *It isn't pathetic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If it makes you feel better I think the entire world is like this now. Everyone is a backseat driver about literally everything because they saw it on da YouTube.

      I'm going to go off for a second. I heard a Russian dude say once "the problem with Russia is every fuckwad plumber thinks they have the soul of a poet, a king, and a saint all rolled into one"
      It seems like lately that way of thinking has spread all over the world.
      But then again maybe this is just how it feels to get older.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s the same on sighsee, you can’t actually give any advice without 50 pajeets, bootcamp grads, and CS “students” jumping down your throat about larping, moron this moron that, retard, etc. every board on this site is filled with losers that try to derail threads and doom post every possible second, while also being “experts” in said field. It’s pathetic, this site fucking blows. I thought this place was better than Reddit intially but now I know they’re just two sides of the same completely shit coin.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's wrong with racism? anyway for me personally, I made money on biz the last years so I replaced biz and pol with trv (mostly interested into cooming tho, travelling is cope) pretty sure there are a lot of other bizlets here

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      and retards like this are exactly why thus board went down the shitter
      fucking bizmorons ruining everything they touch with their reddit tier retardation

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        bizfags are soulless

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2016 election tourists ruined all the blue hobby boards once they found out how easy it is to farm (You)s, then COVID newfags ruined what was left
    At this point just view archived threads from 2010-2015

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sighsee is the sewer of the internet. What did you expect, thought-provoking discourse?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Old sighsee used to have lots of good stuff. Mostly just good recommendations on stuff to see and entertaining trip stories, but once in a while you even had guys who understood the place's culture pretty well and could explain the differences deep down. So yeah, there was actual thought provoking discourse. That's all gone to shit mostly. There was a great series of posts in the Japan general this year that I want to rediscover though

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You still have those, probably even at the same rate but they seem less common now because of higher board activity.

        Not really, the people who migrated into this board to shit it up are far worse

        Not as bad as newfags who cannot sage/report/hide.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You still have those, probably even at the same rate but they seem less common now because of higher board activity.
          I get tired of trying to contradict all the other gays being complained about trying to talk about travel instead of being a retarded coomer. I can make a post that took more than two brain cells to come up with but it's going to be sandwiched between multiple posts that are racist, horny, or more likely both.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            And what's the problem with that?
            You do not need to reply to posts that you do not deem worth of interacting with.
            If something causes you to feel bad you can hide it using the menu next to the post number where you can also report posts.

            >people who point out the problem is the problem
            >not the people who are creating the problem
            what faggy logic is that? your apathy is exactly why this board has gone to shit

            You're on sighsee where you have to sift through piles of shit to get the gold nuggets.
            If you want a more curated experience, you can go to communities like reddit, TripAdvisor or the RS Europe Forums (RIP LP Thorntree), but I suspect that you will come back quickly for one reason or the other.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              They shit up the thread with their low quality posts and drag the whole thing down. Doesn't make it any better or worse than it already is to tell them to fuck off, unless a miracle happens and they take a fucking hint. Some people here get a thrill out of seeing words they typed show up on other people's screens and expect a positive response from everyone. They think they're going to find love and acceptance here. When they don't they throw little temper tantrums. It's a teachable moment for the socially maladjusted and any lurkers that may wish to emulate them. Anybody can post here and that also includes people who want to tell you how much of a dumb gay you are.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              dude you make it sound like there are actually quality threads on here which is not the case anymore. this board is so far in the shit end because every quality thread either gets derailed by coomers or polfags, or it gets instantly archived because of the constant low quality frogposters intentionally shitting up the board

              and dont say just report/hide because that shit is useless when the mods dont do jackshit. call out moron behavior when you see it and especially mods who dont do their jobs; if not you're just as responsible for the shit state of this board

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                If mods do anything about this board they are very slow unless it's the reports they usually respond to quickly like NSFW shit.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >dude you make it sound like there are actually quality threads on here
                Yes, there is still quality discussion going on if you can ignore the obvious trolls, shills and other off-topic posters.
                The good discussions may not start in the OP, but they sometimes start out as replies to slightly OT posts.
                > which is not the case anymore. this board is so far in the shit end because every quality thread either gets derailed by coomers or polfags
                which can be ignored manually or using the native extension by clicking "Settings" at the top and bottom of each page.
                >or it gets instantly archived
                I wanted to refute your point and checked the last thread on page 10 and I am startled to see that it got bumped less than a 24 hours ago!
                That is certainly a change from sighsee 5 years ago, the easiest fix would be to have more pages to have even short threads stay active for longer.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I am startled to see that it got bumped less than a 24 hours ago!
                I'm not the one you're responding to but I was surprised by this too! This change is only from the last 24 hours, inactive topics were taking almost 3 days to be archived until now
                Does anyone have any idea what this is due to?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Within the last 5 years the average number of posts per day increased from 400 to 600, but that doesn't explain the recent speed of thread creation.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It seems to have calmed down and we have a page 11 now.

                Here are some examples of what happened to this board:

                [...]

                [...]

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What is the problem with those posts?
                The first post is somebody giving his opinion about Taiwanese cuisine, the second post is somebody pointing out details in another post.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I have nothing against the answers, it's the whole discussion and why these messages were posted that I have a problem with.
                Read the discussion anons, prove to me that I haven't overestimated this board yet.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's sighsee, what did you expect?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I expect better.
                If there was one quality that could be found on this board, it was the sense of observation and analysis of the anons, even on /b/ not so long ago. Based on the few sentences of a post, they could guess which countries the poster was from, if it was a man or a woman and the age range.
                In the example I posted, the guy doesn't read, doesn't know what we're talking about and asks if she's Korean when he has all the answers right in front of his eyes. Either he's trolling or he's stupid. Either way, it doesn't raise the level of this board. And in the thread about Rome there is one who claims not to have seen a single drinking water fountain.

                >For me, it's been terrible since ~2018 when the sexpests started flooding in here.
                Those guys have been around for ages
                What's new is the dudes who seemingly don't travel at all, but post anyway
                Probably because the new generation of adults genuinely believes the internet can be a substitute for real life sometimes
                So if enough tards on 4chan or facebook tell you that X place is a shithole, you start to believe it and you mistake the internet for reality
                Idk how we could even stop this, twitter acts the same way. It's just the way kids' minds are changing that's the problem. Nothing you can do really

                >What's new is the dudes who seemingly don't travel at all, but post anyway
                That's not new at all. People who talk for nothing or express themselves on subjects they don't understand, existed long before the creation of sighsee and the internet.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I bumped almost every thread rearranging the board until a few I don't like died. Not the first time I've done that to threads but also not something I would do every day.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >imagine bumping multiple threads on the sex tourism section of a Mongolian Yak Shearing board
                >imagine doing it for free and not even being given the honour of a janitorial position with a zero salary

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's more of a form of trolling than actual janitorial work. Those threads were following the rules but they sucked in my opinion. I also extended the life of a lot of threads that were dead. Some of them caught a second wind after I bumped them. It's an effective tactic on slow boards but it's also very time consuming so I wouldn't recommend it.

                Feels like this place is 80% 4chan posters who don't travel and sperg about vaccines and how "pozzed" a country is and jaded boomers who think of you travel for any reason other than to pay for sex it's a waste of time

                There are still plenty of quality posters but they just get drowned out by the other people
                This could of course be fixed if janny just did his job but apparently that's above his pay grade

                Shall be making a trip report on seldom traveled country in a couple of weeks but I don't expect it to get a lot of attention

                There aren't any rules against the kinds of posts these people make. It would be really hard to actually come up with rules to shut them the fuck up without them being overly broad. How do you ban the Negative Nancy ass boomers without also banning all forms of negative comments about travel?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Anyway if you see a bunch of garbage on page 1 consider looking for good threads on pages 7-10 and bumping them so other anons see them. It's easy to reshuffle the deck on a slow board.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Again: One day and 22 hours for the last thread

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Agreed, there were probably gays in 2016 complaining about the board being shit before election tourists too. Just go to Reddit if you want want an actual normal fag discussion on traveling. This is one of the few corners we’re you can talk about cooming and traveling. I hate the biz Larps too but they shouldn’t be lumped with coom generals. Just don’t post in them if you don’t like it and sage the low effort trolls

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >This is one of the few corners we’re you can talk about cooming and traveling
                Except you're not talking about traveling; it is intentionally always about fucking some diseased prostitute in some backwater asian country.
                Even worse when it derails literally every single thread where talking about travel becomes impossible.

                You expect people to hide and sage every thread where they actually want to talk about travel because some coomer doesnt feel the two dozen other threads is enough to talk about his experience getting sucked off by a 6/10 thai ladyboi?

                Your whole "lol just hide threads or go the reddit" is such an apathetic gay response and the reason why boards go to shit. No accountability or sense of self-moderation. You're just as bad as any shitskin or third worlder for the state of their country.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >delete and sage generals dedicated to sex tourism
                >surprised when it spills over into other threads
                Good, reap what you sow. It is travel related and people are allowed to discuss in containment threads. If you don’t like it then stop mass replying to the obvious biz trolls and let the actual coomers discuss things without being derailed. Go to /r/solo travel if you want a detailed itinerary without sighsee autism

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I hate the coomer fags and trolls but at least the seasoned and actual coomers provide travel info. The poltards and biztrolls are much worse

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Agreed, coomers can actually give out good information. The real ones, not larpers. On the other hand poltards are unable to make a single post that has anything useful.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >This is one of the few corners we’re you can talk about cooming and traveling
                There's entire forums dedicated to specifically that niche

                >delete and sage generals dedicated to sex tourism
                >surprised when it spills over into other threads
                Good, reap what you sow. It is travel related and people are allowed to discuss in containment threads. If you don’t like it then stop mass replying to the obvious biz trolls and let the actual coomers discuss things without being derailed. Go to /r/solo travel if you want a detailed itinerary without sighsee autism

                >Good, reap what you sow
                Aside from in the extremely rare chance that anon is a janny he hasn't sowed shit
                All his got is you gays ruining every thread while other people try to have actual discussions

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >There was a great series of posts in the Japan general this year that I want to rediscover though
        Found it. Linking now for posterity
        https://archive.4plebs.org/trv/thread/2214857/#2217033

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This board has something against traveling while trans too. Very strange.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sighsee in general has gone down a lot in quality ever since 4chan grew to become the largest board. 4chan attracts mentally ill low IQ schizos and they spill over to other boards, shitting them up.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"""""Lord""""" Miles is a realtraveler(tm)
    no, he's a retard
    and he didn't make friends there, he took a seat on an airplane that should've gone to a person who truly needed it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's an ebeggar trying to find what made the most money for him. In Afghanistan he was crying like a moron and begging for help on FB, then when they rescued him costing an actual person a seat out, he deleted all the mental breakdown stuff and said it was all so fun and pl0x give him money to spread the word of Jesus.
      It's all nothing more than a grift and he's desperate for a crumb of fame.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That wasn't referring to Miles. It was referring to a story I read like 8 years ago about a guy who went to Afghanistan and some dude there let him shoot weapons for fun near the border

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Before the 2000s, Westerners enjoyed high status everywhere, because of both the financial and cultural clout they had at the time. But as East Asia has become increasingly developed, this has started to be turned on its head, to the point that Westerners who aren't judged "elite" or exceptional in some way are sometimes prejudged as "trash" or bad people somehow.

    This is causing a wave of bitterness from visitors or workers from the West who admittedly might have harboured over-optimistic ideas of how easy and satisfying their romantic and social life would be (the old chestnut of "wanting to be treated like a king isn't entirely baseless in many cases), but definitely didn't expect to be assumed to be lecherous, dumb parasites from the outset.

    It's sort of the Western mirror-image of Paris Syndrome.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol thread case in point, you sound completely delusional and like you’ve never actually traveled before, or you’re an Asian with an obvious agenda. People do not hate westerners besides maybe deep in Asian countries, people don’t even hate Americans like I was led to believe, every single person I’ve met western or eastern has been incredibly kind and happy to meet me as an American. Literally a perfect example of what this thread is bitching about, someone spouting Reddit tier bullshit masquerading as pseudo intellectual thought that has no basis in the real world.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The powers to be don't want non-commercial forums that they have limited control over.
    Since sighsee has become a useful breeding ground for radiating activities of all kind they cannot just shut it down like a certain fruit farm, but instead have to keep it at a balance that keeps normal people in their walled gardens.
    This board here is a good example: You don't want discussion to become too useful to attract regular people away from Forbes Travel, Tripadvisor or Instagram, where stealth marketing is an integral part of the platform for anybody with a big enough marketing budget.
    By dispatching enough trolls and shills they can ensure that only people already acquainted with *chan culture will continue to use this board.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any good threads you have archived from back then ?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can just search whatever you're interested in on 4plebs and set the date back
      The guys who used to solo travel across Africa were probably the most interesting

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Selective perception.

    How can you perpetuate what you say in an OC picture thread?

    If in doubt, request more OC. This is what most people don't get.

    Real resonant OC can't easily be replicated, nor can genuine responses if you got the predispositions towards real human interactions.

    [...]

    [...]

    If in doubt about posts, ask WHY, WHO and WHAT would be gained.

    Lurk more.

    Also bait thread

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Magagays invaded pol and then those same people invaded the rest of the website.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be doing a three month Eurotrip in November so I might make a few threads.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Feels like this place is 80% 4chan posters who don't travel and sperg about vaccines and how "pozzed" a country is and jaded boomers who think of you travel for any reason other than to pay for sex it's a waste of time

    There are still plenty of quality posters but they just get drowned out by the other people
    This could of course be fixed if janny just did his job but apparently that's above his pay grade

    Shall be making a trip report on seldom traveled country in a couple of weeks but I don't expect it to get a lot of attention

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't try to give advice or speak about the quality of countries. I've never traveled beyond a plane trip to the other side of the US. I come here so I can live vicariously through others that tell tales of their travels.
    I rarely if ever post, but I'm sorry if I've ever contributed to lowering the quality of the board

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There use to be a list of nudist resorts that allow children but I haven't seen it since the /rs/ - Rapidshare days where people shared their pics and vids.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This board sucks because 90% of the posters are underage LARPers writing out their fantasies of fucking trannies in SEA. Most of the users have not left their room in months, surrounding by their pee bottles.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The weird thing is the larpers get all their info from old sexpat forums and the information is all years and years out of date. Some dude was quoting bars that hadn't existed in 15 years and giving 1990 prices for hookers. When called out, no reply. But you see him move to other threads doing the exact same thing. I don't understand what you get from lying about this trying desperately to impress random anonymous shit bags. Must be incredibly lonely irl I suppose. Very sad.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I remember seeing those kinds of posts, someone claiming that he was in Thailand and got long time for 500 baht or something ridiculous like that.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also because of the covid restrictions a lot of people haven't been able to do any travelling. Don't have much money saved but hopefully for me I can a trip in 2023, haven't done anything since 2019.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >haven't done anything since 2019
      Same here. I was here most days 2014-2019 when I travelled a lot, but even then it was going downhill after the 2016 election. Threads on Europe became rants about immigration policies and a lot of ppl finishing school wanting advice on the most conservative places to live. That was even before the anti-vax folks. Like a few anons said earlier in the thread, sighsee culture has bascially become 4chan culture and sighsee can't escape that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Reminds me how people on sighsee lately are talking about Kanye wearing a "white lives matter" shirt, and I expected everyone to be discussing Kanye's life and music and stuff like they used to, and how he's doing publicity stunts because he's depressed and can't make very good music now, but instead it's all just people going "Yeah he's based!" or "Fuck BLM" or whatever, no nuance, just people acting like kids.

        It just makes you really jaded to see all this crap. No one treats other people like humans, no one wants to understand. After seeing how shitty everyone has been to each other the last few years, I feel justified in becoming a recluse.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Never too late to shut down 4chan. It would help the entire site a lot.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened to the guys who took trains around Africa?

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bump on topic threads from page 10. Let pepe, coomer, racist, and travel youtuber threads wither on the vine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this is probably the only option really. It would be cool if there was an entire separate website for travel that is easily accessible and has a similar community to sighsee.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Any easily accessible website will either be a barren wasteland or turn int something like sighsee, just check out the travel boards on select other imageboards.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Wikivoyage is kind of like that, has a lot of good information but it's static so you can't have conversations about anything

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s not only sighsee, it’s not only sighsee. The whole internet has become a complete shitter since covid lockdowns. It’s like an eternal summer.
    I barely use the internet nowadays, except for sighsee. Youtube, google, etc have become utterly horrible to use since 2020. Everything is now more or less tied with social media, especially travelling. 1 out of 3 trips are entirely inspired by instagram.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The way you complain it seems you have a anal disease that can only be cured with cum. If you don't like it here I would suggest you to go to reddit. That is a nice community where every wrong think will be banned and you won't get offended there anymore. Then you also don't have to write these "y'all need to behave, I don't like it here"-posts anymore

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cannot imagine the actual specimen who wrote this out and clicked post

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sighsee nowadays is fucked beyond compare. I've been posting here for almost a decade, and there's a night-and-day difference between "old sighsee" and "new sighsee." Anyone who disagrees is either blind or hasn't spent enough time here.

    IIRC, I made my first post here in either 2011 or 2012, shortly before taking a four-month-long trip to Turkey, the Middle-East, and India. I got fantastic advice on every country; I posted throughout my trip, created a detailed write-up afterwards, and have been a regular contributor ever since. However, sighsee started to decline between 2016 and 2017; its degradation only accelerated in subsequent years.

    So far as I can tell, sighsee is a victim of the same 4chanretardation that's swept most other blue boards. We've reached a point where people legitimately cannot discuss mainstream travel destinations without being flooded by morons babbling about bloodthirsty refugees, Islamic no-go zones, and sub-human non-whites. God forbid anyone wants to visit Arab countries, India, or sub-Saharan Africa, because we seem to have reached a point where scarcely any active users have actually traveled to any of these areas. Instead, we get a bunch of blithering morons screeching "poo in the loo!!!!" and "I hope you get beheaded!!!!"

    Personally, I used to regularly make India Generals for ~5-6 years (currently live in India, been to India dozens of times, speak Hindi, married to an Indian, did graduate research in India, etc). I completely gave up at least three or four years ago. There's genuinely no point posting about India on sighsee anymore, because ~80% of the replies are from obvious trolls and meme-posters.

    Fuck--you can't even talk about normie destinations like London, Berlin, and Paris here, since each of these cities has too many "mudslimes" for basement-dwelling 4chantards to handle. morons just want to COOM in 3/10 SEAsian trannies or find muh /trad/ slav waifu.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I used to dwell on 4chan (hell, I was on /new/ even) and even 4chan turned to massive shit since 2016 (not that it was great to begin with, but once in while, it feels good to complain about crap that would get you banned elsewhere).
      But the covid thing was the nail on the coffin for pretty much everything; people just spend way too much on the internet. The biggest paradox for this board is that it’s one of these boards that actively encourage you to go out, and now we’re in a time where more and more people are too scared of venturing outside for whatever reason, which automatically turns sighsee into shit.
      >inb4 go back to 4chan
      I still contribute to countless threads, almost every day whenever it doesn’t turn to shit, and I just came back from a solo road trip in Belgium-Netherlands.

      Anyway fuck this, I will keep travelling on my own, and give some advices when there’s truly some honest intent behind.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Basically this
      I made an Iraq trip report last year when travel there was relatively new, which by in large got a good response so I think if you put effort into a thread it will be received well but if you're just asking about a place don't expect any meaningful replies

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I started in 2014 and can agree with all of this.

      Basically this
      I made an Iraq trip report last year when travel there was relatively new, which by in large got a good response so I think if you put effort into a thread it will be received well but if you're just asking about a place don't expect any meaningful replies

      It does still work, but also feels like you're fighting against the current. Back in old sighsee they were kinda natural because everyone found that stuff interesting, you made the OP and people supported you. Now it's like you have to carry the whole thread. I don't really know who to blame for this change. Mods are guilty to some extent but these people weren't here 8-10 years ago. How do you stop a board from becoming crap when new people don't care about travel? Sad thing is it's happened to other boards on this site as well

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yup, this whole thread basically comes back to this point: sighsee culture is now 4chan culture. So you can't expect to have a decent travel board if you're dealing with angry racists obsessed with conspiracies.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    It's Redditors and trannies actually
    When Reddit banned a heap of subs they all flooded this place

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah its gone to absolute shit, any alternatives? the reddits are shit

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody got old.

    >no more backpacking
    >no more hostels
    >no more adventures
    >no more nightclub hookups
    >just a bunch of old farts telling big fish tales from the glory days

    Never forget that anyone who posted on sighsee in its heyday is at least 35 now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm 39. I came here when I was in the year 2006. I knew the trannies and gays would push me out one day.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    mods need to get their heads out of their asses or make a dedicated sex tourism board
    the whole purpose of this board has been voided by polfags and coomers who already have their own boards to jerk each other off

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This would be all avoided with the sex tourism general but the gay mods delete them every time.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's the comfy afganistan thread from 2019. https://archive.4plebs.org/trv/thread/1692360/#1692360.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sighsee has had periods of 4chantards raiding before and always survived. This shouldn't be different. Almost the whole world is open again and we're traveling again.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That reminds me, at one point frog and wojak pics all used to get routinely deleted. I wonder what happened to that.

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