>>7718517>/bant/ was created to be literal /pol/'s trash can
that's bullshit by the way and not the full story. a big part of /bant/'s creation was influenced by the 2017 april fools joke that merged boards, particularly /vint/ (/v/ + /int/) and /spa/ (/sp/ and /a/) because both boards had flags. after the april fools joke was over and the boards went away, people repeatedly begged for /b/ with flags because talking about vidya and anime with flags was cool and mods caved in a month later. /bant/ didn't get regular imptrash dumps until a few weeks into the boards creation, just occasional imptrash threads.
there even used to be a sticky on /a/ that directed people to /bant/