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4chan is a Forum or a Chat or what?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by erich37, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  2. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Because it's great fun trolling newfags ;)

    And its none of the above, It's a imageboard.
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  3. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    First of its kind in English, and it's pretty much impossible to innovate significantly when it comes to threaded imageboards, so it has no real competition. Even requiring a captcha to be entered on every post had little effect on its popularity.
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  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Even too the bots rofl >.>
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  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    well, I have no clue about anime and stuff :notworthy:

    I was just wondering if this website is doing anything "innovative" which might be a great idea for a mod for XF or something.......
  6. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Oh its much much more than anime :)

    Go there and click /b/ than go cry for an hour or two
    Dam I remmber my first time I clicked that link :sick:

    There are many many many failed 4chan's out there... nothing beat the real one tho.
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  7. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Nothing whatsoever - take 9000 steps back from XenForo and you've got 4chan. :p

    (Other than anonymous posting of course)

    This. Do it.

    You may never be the same again though ;)
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  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    click on what ?
    don´t know what ya mean........

    I guess it is just so popular because of the sexy pics....
  9. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    /b/ is a link at the top on the site ^_^ all letters/numbers are topics, hover over them to learn them and learn them well! wrong click and you could be in trouble :D
  10. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Click on pretty much any section on the homepage first though.

    Would link you directly, but we are breaking rules 1 and 2 enough as it is.
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  11. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    The man is doing something right, he just got funding (VC I think) for a new site that will lead the new era of image boards.
    It's called http://canv.as/, I asked for a beta invite and got in, it's pretty cool, like 4chan on steroids
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  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    let me think about all of this :eek:
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm one of those who just doesn't get 4chan.

    I looked at it once.
    That was enough.
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  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Think about all the things wrong with the world, internet, kids, young adults, and pedophiles...

    Thats 4chan.
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  15. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    What a strange place. Pass the mind-bleach. :eek:
  16. TylerK10

    TylerK10 Member

    I'd rather see 4chan as a forum. I can't stand the way it looks or how threads work.
  17. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    The thing is that 4chan has insane activity, so they must be doing something right ...
    And yet, they are so simple, no massive options, no massive features, no subscription

    At the very least, it's intriguing
  18. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    if it were a forum it wouldnt be 4chan.
    the whole anonymous poster thing has a huge impact on the culture there. it both minimises the effect of ego while encouraging users to speak without fear of being sanctioned and such.
    the thread view allows users to read a huge number of 'threads' quickly, and spam them with content just as quickly.
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  19. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    No way >.> Leave it be please.... as dieketzer says If it was a forum it would not be 4chan anymore.
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  20. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    4chan is 4chan. By now I think we can safely conclude that it's become a category of it's own, especially when it doesn't seem to fit in any other.

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