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28th Sep '17 8:41:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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Most American wakaba boards trace their heritage to 4chan, as alternate boards proliferated when 4chan went offline in its formative years. The successful ones tend to cover more specific niches, like {{Meganekko}} or [[SnowMeansLove sad girls in snow]]. Or [[{{Gorn}} guro hentai]]. Or {{lolicon}}. Or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow]]. Or [[OverlyLongGag guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow weeping profusely over image boards]]. Or... you know what, [[{{Squick}} let's just stop talking about it]].

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Most American wakaba boards trace their heritage to 4chan, as alternate boards proliferated when 4chan went offline in its formative years. The successful ones tend to cover more specific niches, like {{Meganekko}} or [[SnowMeansLove sad girls in snow]]. Or [[{{Gorn}} guro hentai]]. Or {{lolicon}}.LoliconAndShotacon. Or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow]]. Or [[OverlyLongGag guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow weeping profusely over image boards]]. Or... you know what, [[{{Squick}} let's just stop talking about it]].



* [[http://7chan.org/ 7chan]], an imitator of 4chan and purportedly luckless when it comes to actually being recognised. Usually spread by annoyed ex-/b/-tards fed up with the decline of 4chan. Boasts most of the content 4chan does as far as subboards are concerned. Due to lower visitor numbers tends to be less chaotic. '''Really''' doesn't like Website/SomethingAwful or the notion it's a 4chan snowclone. Maintains a {{Lolicon}} board (among other things) but will ban anything that even smells funny of CP.

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* [[http://7chan.org/ 7chan]], an imitator of 4chan and purportedly luckless when it comes to actually being recognised. Usually spread by annoyed ex-/b/-tards fed up with the decline of 4chan. Boasts most of the content 4chan does as far as subboards are concerned. Due to lower visitor numbers tends to be less chaotic. '''Really''' doesn't like Website/SomethingAwful or the notion it's a 4chan snowclone. Maintains a {{Lolicon}} {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} board (among other things) but will ban anything that even smells funny of CP.
25th Sep '17 3:24:54 PM friendlyhand
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The imageboard as it's usually thought of today began in Japan. '''Futaba Channel''', a spin-off of the popular text-based discussion board ''2channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide Officially pronounced "ni channel", and shortened to "ni chan" (2ch) by the Japanese, but most English netizens are comfortable with just calling it "Two Channel"]][[/note]] (2ch), is probably the best-known. Sometimes the blanket term 'wakaba style' board is used (''wakaba'' referring to the board software that runs the board), traditionally allowing anonymous posting with a self-enforcing theme and standard that hopefully keeps it from becoming too mediocre.

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The imageboard as it's usually thought of today began in Japan. '''Futaba Channel''', a spin-off of the popular text-based discussion board ''2channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide Officially pronounced "ni channel", and shortened to "ni chan" (2ch) made by the Japanese, but most English netizens are comfortable with just calling it "Two Channel"]][[/note]] (2ch), "two channel"]][[/note]] (2ch) made when the latter was in danger of being shut down, is probably the best-known. Sometimes the blanket term 'wakaba style' board is used (''wakaba'' referring to the board software that runs the board), traditionally allowing anonymous posting with a self-enforcing theme and standard that hopefully keeps it from becoming too mediocre.



What many imageboard sites have in common is using the same distinctive layout and interface from 2ch: there is a sidebar either on the left, bottom, or top (but never the right) that lists each board on the site in a simple URL theme (usually a contraction of their topic name), and to the right of this is the actual site content. Most boards are also set up fairly similarly to 4chan ([[VideoGames /v/]], [[HumongousMecha /m/]], [[TabletopGames /tg/]], etc.), so you can usually count on wholly different sites to have the same general setup.

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What many imageboard sites have in common is using the same simple yet distinctive layout and interface from 2ch: there is a sidebar either on the left, bottom, or top (but never the right) that lists each board on the site in a simple URL theme (usually a contraction of their topic name), and to the right of this is the actual site content. Most boards are also set up fairly similarly to 4chan ([[VideoGames /v/]], [[HumongousMecha /m/]], [[TabletopGames /tg/]], etc.), so you can usually count on wholly different sites to have the same general setup.



* The aforementioned [[http://www.2chan.net/ Futaba Channel]], a spinoff of the text-only, and far more infamous, 2ch. Take note that unless you live in Japan, you can't post at either board, though you're free to lurk. This is to prevent crapflooding and [=DDoSing=] from foreigners outside of Japan. And even if you could, it is [[UpToEleven much more chaotic, vitriolic,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking somehow more organized than 4chan]] and ''far'' [[UpToEleven less tolerant of newbies than 4chan is]] - for a board already disdainful of newbies. Most of the imageboards frequently have discussions and images (or ASCII art) that are unrelated to its intended purpose and spam is basically omnipresent. It has a lot more boards than 4chan and churns out memes, trolling, racism (to the point where there is an entire subboard on 2ch/an dedicated to bashing Koreans), and .gifs at an even faster rate. Unlike its western counterpart, it still maintains its guro boards to this day. It stopped being more active than 4chan around half a decade ago.

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* The aforementioned [[http://www.2chan.net/ Futaba Channel]], a spinoff of the text-only, and far more infamous, 2ch. Take note that unless you live in Japan, you can't post at either board, though you're free to lurk. This is to prevent crapflooding and [=DDoSing=] from foreigners outside of Japan. And even if you could, it is [[UpToEleven much more chaotic, vitriolic,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking somehow more organized than 4chan]] and ''far'' [[UpToEleven less tolerant of newbies than 4chan is]] - for a board already disdainful of newbies. Most of the imageboards frequently have discussions and images (or ASCII art) that are unrelated to its intended purpose and spam is basically omnipresent. It has a lot more boards than 4chan and churns out memes, trolling, racism (to the point where there is an entire subboard on 2ch/an dedicated to bashing Koreans), and .gifs at an even faster rate. Unlike its western counterpart, it still maintains its guro boards to this day. It stopped being more active than 4chan surpassed them in activity around half a decade ago.
25th Sep '17 3:10:55 PM friendlyhand
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* Bienvenido a Internet (lit. Welcome to the Internet) is both an imageboard and a textboard for all Spanish-speaking people that, in their own words, tries to stay away from the disaster that are *chan culture and social media, and adopts a closer focus on 2ch/Futaba Channel. It was born in early 2010 from most staff members leaving the Chilean imageboard known as 6-chan to start their own project. More than a year later, 6-chan went through some legal issues and [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]], a strictly Chilean imageboard, was born. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. All boards except for /int/ (International) only allow Chileans to post.

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* Bienvenido a Internet (lit. Welcome to the Internet) is both an imageboard and a textboard for all Spanish-speaking people that, in their own words, tries to stay away from the disaster that are *chan culture and social media, and adopts a closer focus on 2ch/Futaba Channel. It was born in early 2010 from most staff members leaving the Chilean imageboard known as 6-chan to start their own project.project, [[TakeThisJobAndShoveIt not before defacing the site they were quitting first]]. More than a year later, 6-chan went through some legal issues and [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]], a strictly Chilean imageboard, was born. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. All boards except for /int/ (International) only allow Chileans to post.
25th Sep '17 3:07:06 PM friendlyhand
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* Bienvenido a Internet (lit. Welcome to the Internet) is both an imageboard and a textboard for all Spanish-speaking people that, in their own words, tries to stay away from the disaster that are *chan culture and social media, and adopts a closer focus on 2ch/Futaba Channel. It was born in early 2010 from most staff members leaving the Chilean imageboard known as 6-chan to start their own project. More than a year later, 6-chan went through some legal issues and [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]] is Nido]], a strictly Chilean imageboard. imageboard, was born. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. It was made by some users unhappy with 6-chan (another Chilean imageboard) when that had legal issues. Most of the All boards are locked for people that don't have a Chilean IP address, but they have an /intl/ (international) board that is open for outsiders.except their /int/ (International) only allow Chileans to post.

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* Bienvenido a Internet (lit. Welcome to the Internet) is both an imageboard and a textboard for all Spanish-speaking people that, in their own words, tries to stay away from the disaster that are *chan culture and social media, and adopts a closer focus on 2ch/Futaba Channel. It was born in early 2010 from most staff members leaving the Chilean imageboard known as 6-chan to start their own project. More than a year later, 6-chan went through some legal issues and [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]] is Nido]], a strictly Chilean imageboard. imageboard, was born. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. It was made by some users unhappy with 6-chan (another Chilean imageboard) when that had legal issues. Most of the All boards are locked for people that don't have a Chilean IP address, but they have an /intl/ (international) board that is open for outsiders.except their for /int/ (International) only allow Chileans to post.
25th Sep '17 3:02:51 PM friendlyhand
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The imageboard as it's usually thought of today began in Japan. '''Futaba Channel''', a spin-off of the popular text-based discussion board ''2-Channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide Officially pronounced "Ni-Channel", but most English netizens are comfortable with just calling it "Two-Channel"]][[/note]] (2ch), is probably the best-known. Sometimes the blanket term 'wakaba style' board is used (''wakaba'' referring to the board software that runs the board), traditionally allowing anonymous posting with a self-enforcing theme and standard that hopefully keeps it from becoming too mediocre.

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The imageboard as it's usually thought of today began in Japan. '''Futaba Channel''', a spin-off of the popular text-based discussion board ''2-Channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide ''2channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide Officially pronounced "Ni-Channel", "ni channel", and shortened to "ni chan" (2ch) by the Japanese, but most English netizens are comfortable with just calling it "Two-Channel"]][[/note]] "Two Channel"]][[/note]] (2ch), is probably the best-known. Sometimes the blanket term 'wakaba style' board is used (''wakaba'' referring to the board software that runs the board), traditionally allowing anonymous posting with a self-enforcing theme and standard that hopefully keeps it from becoming too mediocre.



What many imageboard sites have in common is using the same distinctive layout and interface from 2ch: there is a sidebar either on the left, bottom, or top (but never the right) that lists each board on the site in a simple URL theme (usually a contraction of their topic name), and to the right of this is the actual site content. Most boards are also set up fairly similarly to 2ch ([[VideoGames /v/]], [[HumongousMecha /m/]], [[TabletopGames /tg/]], etc.), so you can usually count on wholly different sites to have the same general setup.

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What many imageboard sites have in common is using the same distinctive layout and interface from 2ch: there is a sidebar either on the left, bottom, or top (but never the right) that lists each board on the site in a simple URL theme (usually a contraction of their topic name), and to the right of this is the actual site content. Most boards are also set up fairly similarly to 2ch 4chan ([[VideoGames /v/]], [[HumongousMecha /m/]], [[TabletopGames /tg/]], etc.), so you can usually count on wholly different sites to have the same general setup.



* The aforementioned [[http://www.2chan.net/ Futaba Channel]], a spinoff of the text-only, and far more infamous, 2ch. Take note that unless you live in Japan, you can't post at either board, though you're free to lurk. This is to prevent crapflooding and [=DDoSing=] from foreigners outside of Japan. And even if you could, it is [[UpToEleven much more chaotic, vitriolic,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking somehow more organized than 4chan]], and ''far'' [[UpToEleven less tolerant of newbies than 4chan is]] - for a board already disdainful of newbies. Most of the imageboards frequently have discussions and images (or ASCII art) that are unrelated to its intended purpose and spam is basically omnipresent. It has a lot more boards than 4chan and churns out memes, trolling, racism (to the point where there is an entire subboard on 2ch/an dedicated to bashing Koreans), and .gifs at an even faster rate. Unlike its western counterpart, it still maintains its guro boards to this day.

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* The aforementioned [[http://www.2chan.net/ Futaba Channel]], a spinoff of the text-only, and far more infamous, 2ch. Take note that unless you live in Japan, you can't post at either board, though you're free to lurk. This is to prevent crapflooding and [=DDoSing=] from foreigners outside of Japan. And even if you could, it is [[UpToEleven much more chaotic, vitriolic,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking somehow more organized than 4chan]], 4chan]] and ''far'' [[UpToEleven less tolerant of newbies than 4chan is]] - for a board already disdainful of newbies. Most of the imageboards frequently have discussions and images (or ASCII art) that are unrelated to its intended purpose and spam is basically omnipresent. It has a lot more boards than 4chan and churns out memes, trolling, racism (to the point where there is an entire subboard on 2ch/an dedicated to bashing Koreans), and .gifs at an even faster rate. Unlike its western counterpart, it still maintains its guro boards to this day. It stopped being more active than 4chan around half a decade ago.



* [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]] is a Chilean imageboard. Even with the NSFW material that pops frequently, it's pretty lighthearted compared with most of the imageboards it tries to emulate. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. It was made by some users unhappy with 6-chan (another Chilean imageboard) when that had legal issues. Most of the boards are locked for people that don't have a Chilean IP address, but they have an /intl/ (international) board that is open for outsiders.

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* Bienvenido a Internet (lit. Welcome to the Internet) is both an imageboard and a textboard for all Spanish-speaking people that, in their own words, tries to stay away from the disaster that are *chan culture and social media, and adopts a closer focus on 2ch/Futaba Channel. It was born in early 2010 from most staff members leaving the Chilean imageboard known as 6-chan to start their own project. More than a year later, 6-chan went through some legal issues and [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]] is Nido]], a strictly Chilean imageboard. Even with the NSFW material that pops frequently, it's pretty lighthearted compared with most of the imageboards it tries to emulate.imageboard, was born. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. It was made by some users unhappy with 6-chan (another Chilean imageboard) when that had legal issues. Most of the All boards are locked for people that don't have a Chilean IP address, but they have an /intl/ (international) board that is open for outsiders.except their /int/ (International) only allow Chileans to post.
25th Sep '17 1:52:26 PM system
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25th Sep '17 11:21:15 AM kcblue
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The imageboard as it's usually thought of today began in Japan. '''Futaba Channel''', a spin-off of the popular text-based discussion board ''2-Channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide Officially pronounced "Ni-Channel", but most English netizens are comfortable with just calling it "Two-Channel"]][[/note]] (2ch), is probably the best-known. Sometimes the blanket term 'wakaba style' board is used (''wakaba'' referring to the board software that runs the board), traditionally allowing anonymous posting with a self-enforcing theme and standard that hopefully keeps it from becoming too mediocre.

to:

The imageboard as it's usually thought of today began in Japan. '''Futaba Channel''', a spin-off of the popular text-based discussion board ''2-Channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide ''2channel''[[note]][[NoPronunciationGuide Officially pronounced "Ni-Channel", "Ni Channel", and shortened to "Ni Chan" (2ch) by the Japanese, but most English netizens are comfortable with just calling it "Two-Channel"]][[/note]] "Two Channel"]][[/note]] (2ch), is probably the best-known. Sometimes the blanket term 'wakaba style' board is used (''wakaba'' referring to the board software that runs the board), traditionally allowing anonymous posting with a self-enforcing theme and standard that hopefully keeps it from becoming too mediocre.



What many imageboard sites have in common is using the same distinctive layout and interface from 2ch: there is a sidebar either on the left, bottom, or top (but never the right) that lists each board on the site in a simple URL theme (usually a contraction of their topic name), and to the right of this is the actual site content. Most boards are also set up fairly similarly to 2ch ([[VideoGames /v/]], [[HumongousMecha /m/]], [[TabletopGames /tg/]], etc.), so you can usually count on wholly different sites to have the same general setup.

to:

What many imageboard sites have in common is using the same distinctive layout and interface from 2ch: there is a sidebar either on the left, bottom, or top (but never the right) that lists each board on the site in a simple URL theme (usually a contraction of their topic name), and to the right of this is the actual site content. Most boards are also set up fairly similarly to 2ch 4chan ([[VideoGames /v/]], [[HumongousMecha /m/]], [[TabletopGames /tg/]], etc.), so you can usually count on wholly different sites to have the same general setup.



* [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]] is a Chilean imageboard. Even with the NSFW material that pops frequently, it's pretty lighthearted compared with most of the imageboards it tries to emulate. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. It was made by some users unhappy with 6-chan (another Chilean imageboard) when that had legal issues. Most of the boards are locked for people that don't have a Chilean IP address, but they have an /intl/ (international) board that is open for outsiders.

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* [[https://bienvenidoainternet.org/ Bienvenido a Internet]] (lit. Welcome to the Internet) is both an imageboard and a textboard for all Spanish-speaking people that, in their own words, tries to stay away from the disaster that are *chan culture and social media, and adopts a closer focus on 2ch/Futaba Channel. It was born in early 2010 from most staff members leaving the Chilean imageboard known as 6-chan to start their own project. More than a year later, 6-chan went through some legal issues and [[http://www.nido.org/ Nido]] is Nido]], a strictly Chilean imageboard. imageboard, was born. Even with the NSFW material that pops frequently, it's pretty lighthearted light-hearted compared with most of to 4chan, the imageboards imageboard it tries to emulate. With a permanent hatred of all the people that commit spelling errors (they have an explicit rule against it, and if you post with any spelling errors you will get banned), it is the most active imageboard from that country to date. It was made by some users unhappy with 6-chan (another Chilean imageboard) when that had legal issues. Most of the All boards are locked for people that don't have a Chilean IP address, but they have an /intl/ (international) board that is open for outsiders.except their /int/ (International) only allow Chileans to post.
10th Aug '17 8:16:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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Most American wakaba boards trace their heritage to 4chan, as alternate boards proliferated when 4chan went offline in its formative years. The successful ones tend to cover more specific niches, like {{Meganekko}} or [[SnowMeansLove sad girls in snow]]. Or [[{{Gorn}} guro hentai]]. Or {{lolicon}}. Or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow]]. Or [[OverlyLongGag guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow weeping profusely over image boards]]. Or... you know what, [[{{Squick}} let's just stop talking about it]].

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Most American wakaba boards trace their heritage to 4chan, as alternate boards proliferated when 4chan went offline in its formative years. The successful ones tend to cover more specific niches, like {{Meganekko}} or [[SnowMeansLove sad girls in snow]]. Or [[{{Gorn}} guro hentai]]. Or {{lolicon}}.LoliconAndShotacon. Or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow]]. Or [[OverlyLongGag guro hentai with underage meganekkos in snow weeping profusely over image boards]]. Or... you know what, [[{{Squick}} let's just stop talking about it]].



* [[http://7chan.org/ 7chan]], an imitator of 4chan and purportedly luckless when it comes to actually being recognised. Usually spread by annoyed ex-/b/-tards fed up with the decline of 4chan. Boasts most of the content 4chan does as far as subboards are concerned. Due to lower visitor numbers tends to be less chaotic. '''Really''' doesn't like Website/SomethingAwful or the notion it's a 4chan snowclone. Maintains a {{Lolicon}} board (among other things) but will ban anything that even smells funny of CP.

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* [[http://7chan.org/ 7chan]], an imitator of 4chan and purportedly luckless when it comes to actually being recognised. Usually spread by annoyed ex-/b/-tards fed up with the decline of 4chan. Boasts most of the content 4chan does as far as subboards are concerned. Due to lower visitor numbers tends to be less chaotic. '''Really''' doesn't like Website/SomethingAwful or the notion it's a 4chan snowclone. Maintains a {{Lolicon}} LoliconAndShotacon board (among other things) but will ban anything that even smells funny of CP.
9th Apr '17 10:03:01 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.desuchan.net Desuchan]], the result of a [[RozenMaiden certain]] [[MemeticMutation meme]] becoming too big and obnoxious for the other imageboards to stand. [[VerbalTic ~desu]] (worksafe) It also has its fair share of spinoffs, mostly as backups during downtimes.

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* [[http://www.desuchan.net Desuchan]], the result of a [[RozenMaiden [[Manga/RozenMaiden certain]] [[MemeticMutation meme]] becoming too big and obnoxious for the other imageboards to stand. [[VerbalTic ~desu]] (worksafe) It also has its fair share of spinoffs, mostly as backups during downtimes.
6th Mar '17 3:09:27 PM Wyldchyld
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* [=GUROchan=]: [[note]]No, we won't link to it, you can find it yourself.[[/note]] The mecca for [[{{Gorn}} guro, guro-manga]] and [[{{squick}} all]] [[BrainBleach forms]] of porn [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction you]] [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels could]] [[TheAristocrats ever]] [[FetishFuel want.]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards Except for real stuff.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Worst of all,]] it's not super active. Not safe for work, school, or anywhere else on Earth. Somewhat notably, a good bit of its userbase is surprisingly friendly.

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* [=GUROchan=]: [[note]]No, we won't link to it, you can find it yourself.[[/note]] The mecca for [[{{Gorn}} guro, guro-manga]] and [[{{squick}} all]] [[BrainBleach forms]] of porn [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction you]] [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels could]] [[TheAristocrats ever]] [[FetishFuel want.]] want. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Except for real stuff.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Worst of all,]] it's not super active. Not safe for work, school, or anywhere else on Earth. Somewhat notably, a good bit of its userbase is surprisingly friendly.
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