baited out that stale meme. /b/ really was good once.
the whole scientology thing was awesome, the real blame is moot that started alienating certain types of people (insurgents) and by starting a million boards that took the fun people away from /b/.
/s4s/ is a decent example of what /b/ sort of used to be. that board is by far more random than /b/, even /trash/ feels more random. honestly those two boards needs to be killed off and merged into /b/. would be possible with a 6 months long transition period, first 4 months all /s4s/ threads show up on /b/ and last 2 months half of /b/'s threads show up on /s4s/ and then the board disappears. naturally /s4s/ get /b/'s rules for the whole 6 months.