# Out With the Old by N3X15 - 10/29/16 @ 08:46 AM CEST
7Chan was originally formed as a counter-statement to 4chan. We had grown tired of the shitty memes, administrative injustices, and other issues. So, after creating the site, we added rules - written and otherwise - that would help us enforce our own culture and keep 4chan shittiness out.
Nearly a decade later, and the world has changed. Even complete newbies who find us from Google are familiar with the culture 4chan has spread to the Internet at large, and many of the memes they have perpetuated have become common parlance.
We now acknowledge this change and, after a unanimous Administrative Council vote (including Saz), we are no longer enforcing bans on greentext, image macros, and many of the other unwritten rules. I am currently going through the ban list and removing the bans made under these rules. If you were banned for the unwritten culture rules, please contact us in IRC (irc.7chan.org #appeals - highlight an op and be prepared to give us your IP address).
<Sazpaimon_> we lost this battle, and im okay with that