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  • Catch Phrase:
    • Board-wide
      • Where do you think we are?
    • /v/
    • /fit/
      • Squatz and Oats
      • Do you even lift?
    • /r9k/
      • Beta as fuck
      • She wants to fuck
    • /int/
      • >Argentina
      • >White
    • /sp/
      • I seriously hope you guys don't do this.
      • LGTSS
      • >The city of x
      • Leave x to me
    • /toy/
      • You knoe who needs a figure?
    • /a/ and /co/
      • I had high hopes for this series, but it just gets worse and worse with every new episode.
    • /vp/
      • JESUS CHRIST HOW HORRIFYING.
      • No es fake.
      • HOENN CONFIRMED, usually butchered to match the speech of the "Ermahgerd" Girl.
    • /mlp/
    • /pol/
      • IT'S HAPPENING
      • /pol/ is right again!
      • OY VEY, IT'S ANOTHER SHOAH!
  • Console Wars/PC vs. Console: /v/, of course.
  • Creator Backlash: Inverted. There seems to be increasing amounts of backlash from the users towards moot due to recent events.
  • Discredited Meme: Nearly every meme becomes this after a certain amount of usage and timenote  on every board but /b/.
    • There are some memes that everyone is sick of hearing but persist long past their expiration date anyway; see Shiggy Diggy.
    • Attempting to predict one's post number is a bannable offense, and the classic "dubs" were removed on certain boards.
    • Any meme reddit has gotten its hands on instantly becomes this. If it is still used, it's used ironically.
      • A meme getting used on 9gag gets similar reactions.
  • Eternal September: Summer sees children on vacation, which leads to an influx of new users every year around that time. The problem is that this heavily impacts the quality of the site, and some "summerfags" stay afterwards. Then there's the group of people that believe "summer" doesn't exist, and that the boards were always terrible. The truth seems to be somewhere in between.
  • Fountain of Memes: Many memes that were spread across the internet originated on 4chan themselves.
  • Hypocrite: 4chan complains about Reddit stealing memes, yet a few memes (That Feel) are used on the site that aren't original. Unlike Reddit, however, 4chan recognizes they didn't create the memes and people generally know its origin (Krautchan).
  • Humans Are Bastards: 4Chan and Reddit are most notorious for their hateful vitriol, casual racism, sexism, and homophobia, an uncontrollable amount of cyberbullying, encouraging teenage suicide, and being seen as the nucleus of the most rotten aspects of internet and fan culture. The boards are treated with heavy scorn and disgust by those who do not frequent them. 4chan at least seems self-aware of it's reputation and engages in quite a bit of Self-Deprecation, but apparently prefers complete freedom with a higher than normal amount of assholes to a strictly controlled but nice site.
  • Jerkass: The default tone of posts. Even the nicest 4channer has at least one rude post under their belt. Newcomers do not get any leniency from the old guard; announcing that you're new to the site as if that will make people go easy on you will earn insults and vitriol.
  • Memetic Badass: Anonymous, which has it's origins in 4chan, is often declared to be "the internet's Batman". The hackers and trolls that aren't associated with them fit into Small Name, Big Ego.
    • /tg/ is the only board that everyone seems to universally agree gets anything truly productive done. As the catchphrase goes "/tg/ gets shit done!".
  • Non-Indicative Title: /v/- Video Games. Roughly only half of the posts have anything to do with vidya.
  • One of Us: Given how deeply ingrained 4chan is in the internet and the fact that most 4channers are huge nerds, there's plenty of overlap with This Very Wiki.
  • Sacred Cow: Any work that manages to reach the community's insane standards is treated as this.
  • The Scrappy: You will get a lot of answers as to which board is the worst. These, however, are the most commonly accepted.
    • /v/ is viewed as this by the rest of 4chan due to acting idiotic at best, incomprehensible at worst. It's the only board other than /b/ that has zero real topic (ostensibly it's for video game discussion, but it's rare to see a thread not get derailed two seconds in). Even moot himself thinks it's stupid.
    • /pol/ has a similarly poor reputation due to being pretty much nothing but political bickering and fighting over who's ideals are better.
    • /mlp/ reigns supreme as the king of this trope. Everyone hates /mlp/ but paradoxally agree that it is essential, acting as a 'containment board' for the pony threads. /mlp/ just finds it hilarious.
  • Seasonal Rot: Depending on who you ask, the quality of 4chan as a whole may have decreased with the influx of users from Reddit, normalfags, and people in general who browse for the memes. Then again, you will find people that say that the website was always horrible.
  • Poe's Law: Penis Inspection Day.
  • Rule34: OH JESUS CHRIST YES. 4chan was the site that invented the rule after all.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: Fun is a buzzword on /v/.
    • Averted everywhere else. "For the Lulz" is all the justification most users will need, and all the justification most of his/her peers will ask for.

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