4chan (AKA The Internet Hate Machine and Cuckchan[1]) is a Futaba-style imageboard that is based on 2chan's software. Their mascot is Yotsuba_Koiwai; moot quote: "I want to be the little girl [meaning Yotsuba]."

History Edit

In 2003, it was founded by Christopher Poole when he was a 15-year-old.[2] His username there was moot.

In October 31, 2004, "/l/ (Lolikon) and /sm/ (Shotakon) are deleted due to threats of legal action. On November 5, moot registers [(currently a dead website:] and moves /l/ and /sm/ there instead. On [2004] November 15, /g/ (Guro) is deleted as well due to threats from YowCow to seize 4chan's donations account due to guro being against YowCow's ToS."[3]

In August 2010, its userbase has acted as internet detectives for justice.[4]

Around October 2010 it 4chan catalog was created;[5] it's catalog is named "The Yotsuba Catalog".[6]

In August 2014, a screencap of a post there was sold for $100,000 as art.[7]

In September 2014, users posted celebrity nude images which broke the law.[8]

In January 21, 2015, moot, after being admin there for 11 years, quit and Hiroyuki_Nishimura (AKA, "Mook"; founder and admin of 2chan) took charge.[9]

Throughout its history Edit

It has been archived by many websites that failed because they suck balls.[10][11]

4chan X was once a web browser plugin to improve it.[12]

All pages of threads that 404 have a favicon of a green 4 leaf clover with a "?" in the middle and a transparent_background.[13] All NSFW boards have this favicon (one green 4 leaf clover),[14] and all SFW boards have this favicon (one blue 4 leaf clover).[15]

If you get banned you will see artwork.[16]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. - due to moot being cuckolded one time; that caused a happening at /pol/
  6. - "4chan catalog"
  9. - "News - 4chan"
  11. failed:
  12. - "4chan X"

This tag sometimes implicates imageboard.

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