>>3505>Most of us just want to either learn, share, and keep active with the subject of privacy, security etc>We engage in discussion about different topic to improve our understanding.
I think this is roughly my experience with cyber/tech boards. It is effectively people who want to become elite hackers but who don't organize anything, and seem to be learning over time. The image-board format doesn't seem to be suited mass collaboration on courses, and doesn't ever seem to organize anything in particular. There doesn't seem to be some kind of institutional knowledge base (like a wiki), and the culture is full of what in my mind are absurd /sec/ or /tech/ memes that have little to do with reality, everything from arcane demands about what kind of hardware and programming languages are acceptable, to requirements to google translate all text so as to avoid an unspecified threat from an unspecified actor. There is absolutely no analysis of requirements or suitability or threat models for anything. Frankly, the only thing I do here is anonymously argue with strangers that probably couldn't careless about my opinion or ever change their mind, but like everybody else, I think I am more qualified than others, and hope to spread "knowledge".
>since I know about all this information, I feel better also because I'm capable of protecting myself at a certain extend.
Little to no information is qualified here, and whats posted is sometimes so absurd that I feel bad for the people doing the stuff. There have been posts even about people getting tired of accepting all the negative aspects of being an international spy but gaining none of the exciting aspects. Also the irony, is deploying random countermeasures is not a process that produces security. Depending on your goals taking certain configurations and counter measures could be less rather than more secure. Blindly following advice found here is a role-playing game, not a process that produces security.
>It doesn't give any computer education and it should never replace it
The truth! There is little in these places except fantasy. There is no underground. The best places to learn skills are advertised and well known - just boring. Its far more exciting to learn computer hacking skills and information security by joining and underground hacker community than it is to read "The Art of Exploitation" etc. Its also conveniently, far less work, and easier to simply post your opinion and be right on the internet.
The point of imageboards seems to be their empherality, and lack of organization. And this is exactly what makes it ill suited as a Q&A platform, or a basis of institutional knowledge (Wiki, stackexchange), or a platform for organizing around a common effort to read SICP or w/e.
Perhaps a board per book with a thread per chapter with real time comms like IRC/tox discussion would be suited to operate around. I wonder if there are enough people in the board intrested in a single work to make an effort like this worthwhile.
It would be awesome to have a /cyb/ group organize a core skillset, then organize a reading group around that skillset, and compile a wiki + series of threads around the topic, and operate like this in a sustained fashion.