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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.
2nd Dec '16 11:47:31 AM rjd1922
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* {{Ponychan}} ([[http://www.ponychan.net/chan/ here]]), an imageboard devoted to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic; Entirely worksafe, and known for being (comparatively) something of a "hugbox". Has a strangely tight-knit community, for an imageboard.
* Website/{{MLPchan}} ([[http://mlpchan.net here]]), an imageboard devoted to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic as well; NOT entirely Work Safe. Was created as an alternative to the relatively "hugbox" nature of Ponychan and the comparative chaos of 4chan's /mlp/.
** As of April 24, 2015, {{MLPchan}} has merged with {{Ponychan}}. In order to accommodate {{MLPchan}}'s different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on {{Ponychan}}'s /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.

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* {{Ponychan}} Website/{{Ponychan}} ([[http://www.ponychan.net/chan/ here]]), an imageboard devoted to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic; ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''; Entirely worksafe, and known for being (comparatively) something of a "hugbox". Has a strangely tight-knit community, for an imageboard.
* Website/{{MLPchan}} ([[http://mlpchan.net here]]), an imageboard devoted to WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' as well; NOT entirely Work Safe.worksafe. Was created as an alternative to the relatively "hugbox" nature of Ponychan and the comparative chaos of 4chan's /mlp/.
** As of April 24, 2015, {{MLPchan}} [=MLPchan=] has merged with {{Ponychan}}. Ponychan. In order to accommodate {{MLPchan}}'s [=MLPchan=]'s different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on {{Ponychan}}'s Ponychan's /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.
14th Oct '16 5:01:45 PM nombretomado
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The best-known in the US is probably Website/FourChan, created in 2003 to serve as an English-language version of Futaba Channel. Especially among [[OccidentalOtaku American]] {{otaku}}[[note]]Or, although the term is used more in a negative sense, [[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship "Weeaboo"]][[/note]], it's quite popular for the [[MemeticMutation generation of memes]] and, due to [[{{GIFT}} anonymous users and loose moderation]], extremely variable quality; for these reasons, one could see imageboards to be the antithesis of social networking sites such as {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}}.

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The best-known in the US is probably Website/FourChan, created in 2003 to serve as an English-language version of Futaba Channel. Especially among [[OccidentalOtaku American]] {{otaku}}[[note]]Or, although the term is used more in a negative sense, [[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship "Weeaboo"]][[/note]], it's quite popular for the [[MemeticMutation generation of memes]] and, due to [[{{GIFT}} anonymous users and loose moderation]], extremely variable quality; for these reasons, one could see imageboards to be the antithesis of social networking sites such as {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}}.
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9th Oct '16 10:14:53 AM Mullon
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The best-known in the US is probably '''4chan''', created in 2003 to serve as an English-language version of Futaba Channel. Especially among [[OccidentalOtaku American]] {{otaku}}[[note]]Or, although the term is used more in a negative sense, [[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship "Weeaboo"]][[/note]], it's quite popular for the [[MemeticMutation generation of memes]] and, due to [[{{GIFT}} anonymous users and loose moderation]], extremely variable quality; for these reasons, one could see imageboards to be the antithesis of social networking sites such as {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}}.

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The best-known in the US is probably '''4chan''', Website/FourChan, created in 2003 to serve as an English-language version of Futaba Channel. Especially among [[OccidentalOtaku American]] {{otaku}}[[note]]Or, although the term is used more in a negative sense, [[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship "Weeaboo"]][[/note]], it's quite popular for the [[MemeticMutation generation of memes]] and, due to [[{{GIFT}} anonymous users and loose moderation]], extremely variable quality; for these reasons, one could see imageboards to be the antithesis of social networking sites such as {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}}.
18th Jun '16 5:38:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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** [[http://lulz.net Lulz.net]], which is sometimes referred to just as /furi/ after the site's main board; it is ''pretty much always '''EXTREMELY'' {{NSFW}}''', and not always because of furry porn -- and not always because of ''porn''. Many of the board's threads are about gore pictures, grossout images, trolling, and extremely vitriolic politics. There's also more furry-hate on the site than /b/ and Something Awful ''combined''. Even the board's regulars will often admit that the site is basically "/b/, but with less furry porn". If you go in without Adblock prepared beforehand, it's also a great stress test for your antivirus application of choice.

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** [[http://lulz.net Lulz.net]], which is sometimes referred to just as /furi/ after the site's main board; it is ''pretty much always ''always '''EXTREMELY'' {{NSFW}}''', and not always because of furry porn -- and not always because of ''porn''. Many of the board's threads are about gore pictures, grossout images, trolling, and extremely vitriolic politics. There's also more furry-hate on the site than /b/ and Something Awful ''combined''. Even the board's regulars will often admit that the site is basically "/b/, but with less furry porn". If you go in without Adblock prepared beforehand, it's also a great stress test for your antivirus application of choice.



* [[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]] (pretty much 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 certain]] [[MemeticMutation meme]] becoming too big and obnoxious for the other imageboards to stand. [[VerbalTic ~desu]] (pretty much worksafe) (worksafe) It also has its fair share of spinoffs, mostly as backups during downtimes.



* [[http://krautchan.net Krautchan]], pretty much THE German imageboard. Became famous in the wake of the Winneden school shooting, when the media fell for an extremely obvious fake post announcing it (a real but completely unrelated post photoshopped). Has an /int/ board. Its humour consists mostly of intentionally bad and literal translations of english memes and imageboard slang. (Beweis mich falsch, fappieren)

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* [[http://krautchan.net Krautchan]], pretty much THE German imageboard. Became famous in the wake of the Winneden school shooting, when the media fell for an extremely obvious fake post announcing it (a real but completely unrelated post photoshopped). Has an /int/ board. Its humour consists mostly of intentionally bad and literal translations of english memes and imageboard slang. (Beweis mich falsch, fappieren)
20th May '16 12:56:39 PM PurpleSmart
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** As of April 24, 2015, {{MLPchan}} has merged with {{Ponychan}}. In order to accommodate MLPchan's different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on {{Ponychan}}'s /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.

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** As of April 24, 2015, {{MLPchan}} has merged with {{Ponychan}}. In order to accommodate MLPchan's {{MLPchan}}'s different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on {{Ponychan}}'s /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.
20th May '16 12:55:55 PM PurpleSmart
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** As of April 24, 2015, MLPchan has merged with Ponychan. In order to accommodate MLPchan's different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on Ponychan's /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.

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** As of April 24, 2015, MLPchan {{MLPchan}} has merged with Ponychan. {{Ponychan}}. In order to accommodate MLPchan's different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on Ponychan's {{Ponychan}}'s /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.
20th May '16 12:51:42 PM PurpleSmart
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** As of April 24, 2015, MLPchan has merged with Ponychan. In order to accommodate MLPchan's different policies on worksafe content, NSFW content is now allowed on Ponychan's /anon/ as long as it is properly tagged with a mature content tag.
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