>>58927>I straight up think it is some form of memtal illness that causes it.
Oh I'm 100% sure each and every one of them is severely mentally ill. But there also seems to be a malicious element with most of them. No matter how severe their lack of self-awareness is, they all have to know how disliked they were given how frequently others explicitly tell them how annoying and unwelcome they are, but it seems many relish in their infamy and actively try to be as annoying as possible.
My guess is there are two types of these shitposters:
1. Extreme mental illness + scathing bitterness + lack of empathy + lack of hobbies + lack of any other purpose in life.
2. Extreme mental illness + scathing bitterness + extremely zealous dedication towards an ideology + lack of hobbies.
But either way I can't comprehend how anyone can have motivation that intense for that long, especially towards something that yields zero tangible benefits. Whatever their mental illnesses are, depression sure as fuck isn't one of them. Nobody with depression could have that level of motivation.
But regardless, a good imageboard would have zero tolerance towards such posters. Since you can't gatekeep them out, you'd need a moderation team that would permaban them, which would likely require banning proxy use and many ip range bans.
I would go as far as to say any poster that is highly identifiable should either be temp banned until they change their behavior to not stand out, and permabanned if their behavior didn't change after maybe like 3 temp bans.