Creamy’s Homemade List of Imageboards and Other Sites with Commentary

A homegrown list made with love by Creamy

Last updated: 10/14/16

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  1. Introduction
  2. Imageboards
  1. 02ch.ins
  2. 02ch.net
  3. 02ch.su
  4. 0chan
  1. 0-chan
  1. 0chan.cf
  2. 0chan.esy
  3. 100l
  4. 1337chan
  5. 1chan
  6. 1chan.inach
  7. 1chanus
  8. 1Eden
  9. 10ch
  10. 10ch.ru
  11. 10chan
  12. 13channel
  13. 2cat
  14. 2--ch / Тире.ч
  15. 2-chru
  16. 2ch-an
  17. 2hu
  18. 2so
  19. 2watch
  20. 23ch
  21. 30ch
  22. 314chan
  23. 314n ★
  24. 370chan
  25. 38chan
  26. 410chan
  27. 420chan ★
  28. 4ch (Choice cuts)
  29. 4chan ★★
  30. 4chan.ch
  31. 4chan House
  32. 4clams
  33. 4ct
  34. 4taba
  35. 5chan
  36. 55chan
  37. 711chan
  38. 7chan
  39. 7clams
  40. 8chan ★★
  41. 888ichan
  42. 89chan
  43. 9ch
  44. 929chan
  45. 99chan
  46. A-chan
  47. Acrimonie
  48. Allchan
  49. Alokal
  50. Altarchan
  51. Amychan
  52. Anarchochan
  53. Animuchan
  54. Anoma
  55. Anon-IB
  56. AnonFM
  57. Alphachan
  58. Apachan (Imageboard)
  59. Arabchan
  60. Aurorachan
  61. Ayayayaya
  62. B3ta
  63. Bakachan
  64. Baltchan
  65. Barachan
  66. BBW-chan
  67. Belchan
  68. Bienvenido a Internet
  69. Bitardengine
  70. Britfags
  71. Bounceme
  72. Boxxy
  73. Cable6
  74. Camiko
  75. Chan.type2
  76. Chanon
  77. Chansluts
  78. Chanweb
  79. Chan.org.il
  80. Chlomochan
  81. Cirno
  82. Chaos.cpu
  83. Chiboard
  84. Claire Imageboard
  85. Coolchan
  86. CMWP, LLC. Discussion Board
  87. Cryptochan
  88. CuatroChocios
  89. D3w
  90. Dejimachan
  91. DameIB
  92. Deep Hole
  93. Demochan
  94. Der Photolab
  95. Desktop General
  96. Desuchan
  97. DFwk
  98. Dinky-Digger
  99. Diochan
  100. Dobrochan
  101. Dollship
  102. Doushio ★★
  103. Dramachan
  104. Dreamchan
  105. Dva-ch
  106. Dvach
  107. Dvachso
  108. Ernstchan
  109. Esports
  110. Eternitychan
  111. Everfree Forest
  112. Everypony
  113. Exachan
  114. Fapfapfap
  115. Fchan
  116. Freedollchan
  117. Fighting Amphibians
  118. Fishchan
  119. Flac-chan
  120. Flandere
  121. Footchan
  122. Forechan
  123. Freechan
  124. Fuck Yeah Imageboard
  125. fufufu
  126. Furrychan
  127. Futaba ☆ Channel
  128. Futaba Channel ★
  1. Futaba Channel/Futaba Channel - English Navigator
  1. Futaboard
  2. Gaika
  3. Gallo (Choice cuts)
  4. Gay NEETs from Outer Space
  5. Gemenichan
  6. Glauchan
  7. Gralactica
  8. Gurochan
  9. Hamstakilla ★
  10. Haruhichan
  11. Hatechannel
  12. Hatsune.ru
  13. Helma
  14. Hikkichan
  15. Hispachan
  16. Hivemind
  17. Holmesduck
  18. Horochan
  19. Iccanobif’s Imageboard
  20. iichan
  21. iiichan
  22. Insoft
  23. Iskhodochan
  24. Inach
  25. Inflatechan
  26. Intern3ts
  27. Kanal4
  28. Karachan
  29. Kchan
  30. Key
  31. Komica
  32. Korean-lvl
  33. Krautchan
  34. Krazykimchi
  35. Kurisu
  36. Kusaba X
  37. Lainchan
  38. Lampa Chan
  39. LargeB
  40. Latchan
  41. Lewdchan
  42. Life is Strange
  43. Lolchan
  44. Lulz
  45. Lupchan
  46. Livechan
  47. LynxChan
  48. Macrochan
  49. Magic
  50. Magic Archive Voile
  51. Male General
  52. Maloloschan
  53. Masterchan
  54. Mechachan
  55. Mufunyo
  56. MyKomica
  57. n0l
  58. nahC4
  59. Neboard
  60. Nellchan
  61. Net Stalking
  62. Neuschwabenland
  63. NewFapChan
  64. Nido
  65. Nigrachan
  66. Nijigen
  67. Bobanchan
  68. Nowhere
  69. Old Home
  70. Onahole Discussion Board
  71. Oniichannel
  72. OPERATORchan
  73. Ota-ch
  74. Pawsru
  75. Pekach
  76. Pigchan
  77. Piximcat
  78. plus4chan
  79. Polish Vichan
  80. Ponychan
  81. Ponychan.ru
  82. Ponyach
  83. Pooshlmer
  84. Pregchan
  85. Pr0nchan
  86. Ptchan
  87. Puertochan
  88. Py-chat
  89. Reichan
  90. Rfch
  91. ROTBRC Imageboards
  92. Robotmetal
  93. Saguaro
  94. Samachan
  95. Scochan
  96. Shanachan
  97. Sibirchan
  98. Sichchan
  99. Site de Marde
  100. Snuffchan
  101. SPchan
  102. Spicychan
  103. Stephanielove
  104. Sushichan
  105. Swfchan ★★
  106. Swordgirls
  107. Syn-ch
  108. Tahta
  109. Tasty Llamas
  110. Tea
  111. Tespedia
  112. TF2chan
  113. Tgchan
  114. The Sims Imageboard
  115. Threadic
  116. Time-Telling Fortress
  117. Tinachan
  118. Tohnochan
  119. Tonychan
  120. Topchan.info
  121. Topchan.xyz
  122. Topsape
  123. Toruchan
  124. Touhou.fi
  125. Touhouchan
  126. Touhou Project Imageboard
  127. Traffic Lag
  128. Tranchan
  129. Troll Culture
  130. U18chan
  131. Uboachan
  132. Uchan
  133. Unichan
  134. Virginchan
  135. Volgach
  136. Wakachan
  137. Walpurgischan
  138. Weebs自慰組合
  139. Werchan
  140. What-ch
  141. Wizardchan
  142. xn--2-ztbl
  143. xn--80a0abisu
  144. Xynta
  145. Yachan
  146. Yiff.furry.hu
  147. Ylilauta
  148. Yosko’s Imageboard
  149. Yuchan
  150. Yuri Project
  151. Zadraw
  152. Zchan
  1. Textboards
  1. 2ch ★★
  1. 2ch Navigator
  1. 2ch2
  2. 2channel.ru
  3. 4ch
  4. 4-ch - Channel4 ★★
  5. 40ch
  6. 410chan (Choice cuts)
  7. AAchan
  8. Acrimonie (Choice cuts)
  9. Apachan (Textboard)
  10. Bashorgu
  11. Bienvenido BBS
  12. Copy2ch
  13. Cutechan
  14. CVBla Report board
  15. Dakanya Channel
  16. Department of Redundancy Department
  17. Desuchan (Choice cuts)
  18. Dollars His
  19. Dwulistek
  20. Einchan ★
  21. En Bloc Development Board
  22. Energy Breaker BBS
  23. Emanon Textboard ★★
  24. Esoteric Programming
  25. EXE INTERNET MESSAGING BOARD
  26. Explore Ideas ★★
  27. FanBBS
  28. FC2 Forum
  29. Freechan (Choice Cuts)
  30. Furry One Net Critique
  31. Futaba (Choice Cuts)
  32. Gallo (Choice cuts)
  33. Gopherchan ★
  34. Hotglue Bulletin Boards
  35. Illinois Tech Anonymous
  36. Interrobang Cartel Message Board
  37. Just Curious
  38. Kareha-PSGI Support
  39. Kotori Message Board (Choice cuts)
  40. Kuudere
  41. Lilyphilia
  42. LolChan
  43. Lolnada
  44. Mahjong Message Board
  45. Megaten BBS
  46. MoBTalk temp forum
  47. Nanochan
  48. NEET TV
  49. no1game
  50. Ongoing.ru Support Board
  51. Open2ch
  52. Otaku no Podcast
  53. OtakuTalk (Choice cuts)
  54. Perfect Dark
  55. Pink Channel
  56. PinkGator Message Board
  57. Post Office (Choice cuts) ★★
  58. Progriders
  59. Ruletach
  60. Russian Overchan (Choice cuts)
  61. Savhon
  62. Secret Area of VIP Quality ★
  63. Shachuhaku
  64. Shitstream
  65. Society for the Study of Modern Image Board Culture
  66. TableCat’s Lounge
  67. Textchan
  68. The anonym0us message board
  69. Tohnochan (choice cuts)
  70. Tokiko’s BBS
  71. Tough Life
  72. Treeboard ★★
  73. Tuzach
  74. UK Life in the Woods
  75. Unholy Citadel of 6ch ★
  76. Unnamed
  77. WWEsucks
  78. Wakachan (Choice cuts)
  79. World2ch hideout
  80. World4ct (Choice cuts)
  81. Zchan (Choice cuts)
  1. Talkboards
  1. μBBS
  2. 4ct
  3. Anon Talk
  4. Chan4chan
  1. Chan4chan Archive
  1. DevBBS
  2. Minichan
  3. OtakuTalk
  4. Scatchan
  5. TanoBB
  6. Tinychan
  1. Boorus
  1. 3Dbooru
  2. Adorabooru
  3. Angel HQ
  4. Baron’s Bloody Gallery
  5. Bishbooru
  6. Booru Project
  7. Burrowowl
  8. Danbooru
  9. Dasaku
  10. Derpibooru
  11. Dollbooru
  12. e621
  13. e-shuushuu
  14. Fakku
  15. Gal
  16. Gelbooru ★
  17. Gununubooru
  18. Hentaichan
  19. Imageboard Search
  20. Karabako
  21. Katawa Shoujou
  22. Koebooru
  23. Konachan
  24. Kusobooru
  25. Mechabooru
  26. MSPAbooru
  27. Nihonmaru
  28. One Yukkuri Place
  29. Paheal
  30. Pixiv
  31. Ponibooru
  32. Rate Me
  33. Rule34
  34. Safebooru
  35. Safeponi
  36. Sagubooru
  37. Sankaku Complex
  38. Sexybooru
  39. Shimmie Testbed
  1. Version 1
  2. Version 2
  1. Sickos Alliance
  2. TGbooru
  3. The Big Imageboard
  4. The Doujin
  5. Touhouradiobooru
  6. Tout Visuel
  7. Vectorbooru
  8. Wildcritters
  9. Windstone
  10. Xbooru
  11. Yandere
  12. Yukkuribooru
  1. Miscellaneous
  1. 4-ch Archive
  2. 4ch
  3. 4chan Archives
  1. 4plebs
  2. Archive.moe
  3. Fgts
  4. InstallGentoo
  5. Love Is Over
  6. Rebecca Black Tech
  7. SupTG
  8. Warosu
  1. 4chan Search Engine
  2. 4x13’s Website
  3. 8archive
  4. 9ch (Choice cuts)
  5. All Chans
  6. Anime Princess Island
  7. Anon Sleep Over
  8. Aoi-chan
  9. Arcturus
  10. Arhivach
  11. Chanstat
  12. Chaos Ball
  13. Chuu 3.0
  14. Claire’s Site
  15. Cyber Guerrilla
  16. Dag Ågren’s Site

  17. Dank Memes
  18. Deletionpedia
  19. Dollship (Choice cuts)
  20. Fool Frame
  21. Gallo
  22. Haruhichan (Anime tracker)
  23. ILoveYamada
  24. Itadakicat
  25. Japanese IMG/TXT Board Navigator v.1 ★★
  26. Kotori’s Site
  27. NEETs
  28. Neritic Archive
  29. Nulchan
  30. Monstrochan
  31. Peinto
  32. Pinochan
  33. Port70
  34. Post Office
  35. Russian Overchan
  36. Sheeber Heaven
  37. SSH Chan Github
  38. Stanley’s Site
  39. TableCat’s Cool Free Emporium Warehouse! ★
  40. Tanasinn
  41. Vectorfag
  42. Vichan
  43. Wakaba and Kareha
  44. World2ch Historical Society
  45. World of Text
  1. Site Graveyard

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  1. Introduction

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The reason I decided to make this guide was primarily because I just wanted a reference for myself, but I see no reason not to share it with all of you. Imageboards are interesting, and they’re an excellent example of social media untainted by mainstream sensibilities.

It might be a little presumptuous to put my opinions up on a pedestal, but I couldn’t just list a website without some kind of comprehensible description in order to make you feel a certain way, or else this list would be about as useful as if I didn’t even compile it at all. I don’t consider myself an authority on any of this, and I know that, at some points, my insights will be shallow and really reflect my lack of technical knowledge.. I’m sorry if you find that annoying. I’d be happy to listen to your suggestions, and if you want to submit a website you think should go on this list, whether it’s yours or someone else’s, all you have to do is eMail me.

★         I’ve used a star to denote websites that might be of interest to most people

★★         I’ve used two stars to denote websites that I think everyone should pay a visit to

I’ll evaluate the forums in these criteria:

  1. First Impressions
  2. Navigation
  3. Content
  4. Attractors
  5. Making Contact
  6. Knowledge of Users
  7. Making Contact

I’ve also omitted most of the honeypots and porn, as their decline and being taken down is probably inevitable, and they have no substance, anyway. To expand on that, I’d estimate that there’s more than a few hundred sites comparable to an imageboard made just for porn, and it would be wasting time to list them all and detract attention from actual, worthwhile websites.

Due to how ever-changing they seem to be, I did not put in the effort to include sites accessible by means of Tor or i2p or anything like that.

If you’re not familiar with most these kind of sites, please be aware that the content on anonymous boards strikes a contrast with the rest of internet communities in terms of content and conventions. While I suppose you don’t have to, please visit each site with an open mind and a willingness to afford time reading a thread prior to posting. In addition to that, please take the time to learn and conform to the board's “culture”. And also remember that any sort of idea can be posted, thus it is very likely that you will be offended in some way.

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  1. Imageboards

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02ch

https://02ch.in/

Russian

This site is not affiliated with 02chsu, apparently, except the blatantly similar names. I guess the site owner just liked the name and took it. It isn’t very creative, though -- the name, too.

It’s a shame there aren’t an infinite amount of numbers, or else the site owner could have come up with a name that is new and original.

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02ch.net

http://02ch.net/

Russian

Another attempt at reviving 02ch

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02chsu

http://02ch.su/

Russian

There’s not much to see. This imageboard uses the default template, and it has all the regular boards. I guess there is something to be said about a website with so little personality -- not that I have anything else to say.

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0chan

http://0chan.cc/

Russian

From what I’ve seen, 0chan has a reputation as one of the more popular Russian-speaking boards. If iichan is Wakachan’s Russian counterpart, then 0chan is probably 7chan’s Russian equivalent.

When posting, you can utilize the buttons above the posting field that input the BBcode for you. What you might not notice is that you can cycle through all the banners at the top by pressing the circle icon.

You can see the instant 0-chan script being demonstrated on the /meta/ board. You’ll find that this script is somewhat popular among Russian imageboards.

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0-chan

http://0-chan.ru/

Russian

The former address of 0chan. You’ll find the site is still there, but you cannot interact with it.

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0chan.cf

http://0chan.cf/

Russian

Another site that attempts to emulate 0chan

The front page has an image that represents the 0chan Dynasty.

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0chan.esy

http://0chan.esy.es/

Russian

The site isn’t really an imageboard, as it redirects you to the address 0-chan.ru, but this page makes its attempting to emulate 0-chan much more obvious.

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100l

http://100l.yzi.me/

Russian

Another forgettable site, unless you haven’t seen the script that it employs, yet, but the lack of content makes even that worthless.

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1337chan

http://1337chan.tk/

Russian

On the homepage, you might find that the site has a sort of radio that plays automatically, assuming that noscript hasn’t blocked that feature. The site owner and/or whoever maintains Ghost Anime Radio seems to like J-Pop, anime OSTs, and EDM—typical nerd stuff.

It’s a good thing Russian text doesn’t permit leetspeak, lest there be yet another thing to add to the list of things that make this endless bummer of a forum blow. The site’s posting is similar to that of The Department of Redundancy Department in that the site owner has added an image at the top-right corner, but instead of a flower, the owner has decided to add an anime girl, presumably his waifu.

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1chan ★

http://www.1chan.net/

A really small board made by a train enthusiast for the discussion of trains. The site also has its own little Overchan, if you want to check that out. Pretty sure it uses the futallaby script, don’t think I need to explain why that’s cool, looks like a Fucking Relic.

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1chan.inach

http://1chan.inach.org/

Russian

At first glance, you might notice the upvote/downvote system that the site has, along with the star icon, which I’m assuming is a way to toggle a post as your favorite. It functions like an imageboard, though, as you can add an image to your posts; however, similar to /what/, you aren’t compelled to add a photo to your post, making it more of a textboard with the feature of adding a photo.

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1Eden

http://www.1eden.com/

“Flash is trash,” says one admin to the other, and the admin returns with a counterargument. Another admin chimes in.There’s one thing they agree on, though: “Our site is innovative, really pushing the boundaries,” they exclaim; and they revel in their achievement without a single thought as to why no one else posts in their cozy little bubble of friendship, 1Eden, as opposed to the main competitor for their userbase, Reddit.

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1chanus

https://1chan.us/

What makes this site special is that you have to get an invite in order to post, which you can obtain by going onto the IRC and begging for an invite. However, as you might expect, there is very little that justifies its being exclusive. The moderators, having come from /b/, I imagine, have a very low quality threshold. You may have stumbled upon Anon-IB while browsing this guide, and if you were interested in that, you might be happy to know that this forum boasts the same feature of creating your own board. This one has a slightly larger userbase than anon-IB, so that’s something to enjoy. That particular feature might be the only reason that justifies its being exclusive, as moderation and general quality control on the boards coming through is easier that way. It’s pretty inactive, though.

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10ch

http://10ch.org/gazou/

Japanese and English

What 10ch tries to do is assemble a sort of amalgam of English and Japanese content through a built-in feature that automatically translates English content into Japanese and vice versa. The content isn’t really that good, though, to be honest, but if you want to mingle with some anonymous, Japanese strangers and a bunch of other weebs, then go ahead.

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10ch.ru

http://10ch.ru/

Russian

This site is partly affiliated with a sort of professional blog, and it kind of shows. Well, it functions fine enough, and it’s rather active, it looks like. The site is built off of Kusaba X.

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10chan

http://ech.su/

http://10ch.ru/

Russian

The site owner seems to have nixed the sidebar, but beyond that, there’s nothing to really report about the site. It seems like you can create your own board, the same way that you might in Anon-IB, but I’m unsure as to how true that is.

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13channel

http://13ch.nl/

The site uses its own unique script, but I’m unsure what it’s called. THe most notable feature is that the sidebar is to the left. The site isn’t very active.

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2cat

http://2cat.twbbs.org/

Japanese

The classic imageboard layout with a few modifications in order to to make the board look a tiny bit nicer.

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2--ch

https://2--ch.ru/

https://2-ch.su/

Russian

Weirdly enough, the site’s introduction accommodates Japanese speakers but not English speakers. Note that there are two addresses for this site. Even weirder is the fact that the site has two addresses, which are virtually the same.

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2-chru

https://2-chru.net/

Russian

It’s hard to tell whether this site is associated with 2-ch or not, but it most likely is. Or, rather, both are so considerably vapid that they are identical by not modifying the default theme or content at all.

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2ch-an

http://www.2ch-an.ru/

It seems to be remarkably similar to 10ch.ru, but if that’s the case, then this site is rather redundant. It lacks most of the bells and whistles 10ch.ru boasts and is much less active.

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2hu

http://2hu.eu/jk/

The realm of the Jokermen.

The site is devotedly maintained by a Nicholas Fedorov, who is infamously known for the computer-made videos he’s created depicting himself and his waifu (formerly Yuuko, Nicholas switched to Yuki, because he’s an unfaithful bastard).

His devotion to the art of ironically shitting yourself in front of everyone is praiseworthy.

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2so

http://2so.ch/

Russian

You’ll notice that the homepage is a Lorem Ipsum text accompanied by a stale meme that I speculate was probably popularized on /r9k/, though I’ve reached the scope of my knowledge about memes, honestly (though that isn’t really a bad thing), so I can’t guide you on that. The site is flagrantly unfinished, and the site owner doesn’t even have the decency to hide behind the pretense that it’s in-the-making or an experimental board. Yet, in spite of all that, the site owner manages to create a lazy tribute to himself in MS paint.

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2watch

http://2watch.in/

Russian

It’s evident that the site owner didn’t do much to promote his site. Despite that, he made the effort to make a banner for each board, which is cute, I suppose.

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23ch

http://23ch.ru/

Russian

The site seems to be about cars. Like a lot of these forums, the site manages to look fairly distinct, but it falls flat in terms of weight and elegance. The site appears to have been a modification of the Tinyboard Script.

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30ch

http://30ch.ru/

Russian

This site is a tiny bit more active than most of the more obscure Russian imageboards, but that isn’t saying much. Very little is noteworthy about this site.

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314chan - Site is broken

https://www.314chan.org/314/

You could hardly call this a functioning imageboard. While the vast majority of the site is evidently broken, the site owner has managed to leave at least the boards up. I imagine his reasoning is that this will be for the benefit of future generations. It’s basically the one, static webpage.

Let’s just wait ‘till this guy gets his shit together—or not. Yet another inevitable, dead link to add to this guide that.

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314n ★

http://hii.pm/

http://314n.org/

Russian and English

This is a particularly interesting board in that emulates a command prompt.

Note that you have to register before you do anything. You can do this by typing in the command “REGISTER -u <username> -p <password>.” By typing “HELP,” you can find a list of commands you can utilize. Just fill in the blank, and you’re good to go.

Despite using what appears to be a text-centric interface, you’ll find images can be appended to the post. The images open up externally, however. As far as I can discern, there’s no way to subvert the interface, so expect to spend some time adjusting if you aren’t used to doing this; though, I should think that there’s a good chance that you are familiar with at least the rudiments of a terminal, considering that you are reading this guide.

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370chan

http://370chan.lt/

Lithuanian

The only Lithuanian imageboard, it covers the essential creative interests as well as the standard random and international board/

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38chan

http://38chan.net/

Well, if everything keeps going the way they are, and while you might have your affairs, rest easy knowing 38chan is always there for you, like a homely spouse. While it may be small and slow, at least you don’t need some userscript to augment the experience: there’s inline extension, exlinks, and even a blogboard, all for you. Now, isn’t that nice?

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410chan

http://410chan.org/

Russian

The site looks nice enough, but there isn’t really much going on. It’s associated with iichan, and apparently it also has a radio station.

Probably the most redeeming feature of what’s a pretty average site is how vulgar the users and even the site owner manages to be. That’s not saying much, though.

Notable boards:

/int/

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420chan ★

http://420chan.org/

You’ll find that the site’s interface is radically different from that of 4chan and most imageboards, and the effect was to distance itself from the absurd weebishness of imageboard tradition. While perhaps a bit unappealing, it is distinctly Western. The obvious reference to stoner culture in the name indicates that the site is basically an appropriation of the site owners two biggest influences: the topic of drugs, which you’ll find on the typical drug forum and the casual, meandering discussion of most imageboards, the fusion of past and future content that has been the group’s ideology achieves here its grandest (and perhaps only) statement. Such an interface makes the site look a bit seedy, but the site actually has a lot of integrity: there are very few advertisements and nothing else that could be thought of as malicious.

The site also brags a number of topics that you won’t find on 4chan, but that’s namely drugs. The site’s traffic is pretty considerable. You’ll find this is one of the most active forums for casual drug discussion, and really, the sort of discussion that goes on here is fairly unique.

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4ch (Choice cuts)

http://4ch.mooo.com/+4/

Japanese and English

The site accommodates English users, but the fact is that if you don’t know Japanese, you’ll have no idea what’s going on.

To quote the admin on noko, “You know the noko function that is found in FAGLAND aka 4chan is EXZATcly the same here? also >$no to quote a hole post or >[quote gose here] because >>$no is for the previous thread or just another thread, and not for a reply on the thread.”

Top-tier kusoposting appears to go on over here.

Boards:

/tesuto/ - テスト

/zh/ - zh_TWテスト

/aa/ - AAサロン

/31/ - ゲーム

/4/ - スパーキー(④ ^ヮ^)

/b/ - 二次元裏

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4chan ★

http://4chan.org/

As it is one of the most popular forums, I will not make the effort to discuss 4chan in detail, or else I would have to be fair and afford at least an hour to each and every other one of these sites, which is a toil I would not like to put myself through.

4chan is practically a household name, thanks to the media, and for that reason, there’s actually a half-good chance that your mother knows about the site. For most of us, our relationship with 4chan is easily very comparable to that with our parents. There’s about a sixty-six percent chance, considering at least a third of the *chan population is below the age of sixteen, that you probably learned about that site as a child. If you don’t fall under that criteria, there’s a good chance that you’re mentally stuck in high school. As a child’s mind develops, the child begins to recognize flaws that are fundamental in human beans; the figures which children once idolized, their parents, now become grossly flawed, and so the children reject them.

The fact is that /b/ is wonderful stream of new information combined with a vast userbase that doesn’t have to deal with the constraints of reputation or shame. Or, rather, it would be if it weren’t for the overzealous mods with their arbitrary rules and the fact that you start to get deja vu after a while. Children enjoy repetition much more than adults, so that’s one theory that you could probably ascribe /b/’s shittiness to. It’s one of my favorite remarks that repetition kills the soul, and I don’t think there’s anything more fitting to describe it than with that.

If normies are just too much to handle, and you really, really hate those damn normies, here’s a few options from yours truly that you can choose from to escape those prying bastards: install Aether, browse Usenet (it’s ironic that everyone suggests this, because it’s a running joke that AOL and normies ruined Usenet); emulate the World Wide Web, but make sure that it only exists parallel to the net so that it can't be googled up; try mailing lists, try gophernet, dial up your local BBS; and, if all else fails, revert to technology from yesteryear and just see what sticks. You could also become a hermit, like my father, and cut yourself off from the internet and meditate until you find enlightenment/die.

There’s not much here here that you can’t find anywhere else, topic-wise. What makes 4chan unique, besides its influence over popular culture, is its tremendous popularity.

Notable boards:

/b/ - Without this board, memes probably wouldn’t be so deeply ingrained in popular culture. There are a considerably greater amount, probably about half of all traffic, of users here than on the rest of the site.

/s4s/ - Shit 4chan Shitposts

/jp/ - They like to have meta threads almost as much as they do Touhou

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4chan.ch

http://4chan.ch/

This is another imitation of AnonIB. Though, admittedly, this one is slightly more bearable.

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4chan House (Choice Cuts)

http://shimmie.4chanhouse.org/

4chan house is partly a textboard, and it's partly an imageboard, but, primarily, it's a booru. What all these parts have in common is that they discuss "board-tans" and things related to that, including comics and fanfiction.

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4clams

http://4clams.org/

4clams is the thickest, creamiest English imageboard on the web.

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4ct

https://boards.4ct.org/

The site owner is really desperate for posters, but it looks like he can barely keep any.

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4taba

https://4taba.net/

At just a moment’s glance, 4taba is instantly evocative of futaba. Despite this aesthetic choice, 4taba is actually an English website. Visually, it’s much more appealing than futaba, although its overarching structure is the same. Some very simple decisions have made 4taba infinitely more appealing than what it could potentially have been.

The rules are minimal, having a total of only two global rules (don’t spam, don’t do anything illegal), and, past the surface, it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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5chan

http://5chan.ru/

Let’s ignore that broken <img> with the "Logo" alt tag and the fact that most of the links redirect you to another site, which is just an ad click tracker. Those sleazy, cunning Soviet bastards. Utterly deplorable.

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55chan

http://55chn.org/

http://55chan.org/

Portuguese

A forum made for Brazilians

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711chan

http://www.711chan.org/

Presumably named after the convenience stop.

Unlike 7chan, the userbase here is conscious enough of themselves to act cynical and parody their culture, but they still do nothing about it; of course, the same could be said about pretty much any component of imageboard culture, but 711chan operates at a lower level of quality, which is saying something. The site is slow and relatively passive, but they cater to /b/tards. Shockingly, this site is rather popular, but like I said, it’s more of a sleeper.

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7chan

https://7chan.org/

I’d call 7chan shit, but considering most imageboards are, that’s a given. Pretty much all the boards there are nothing new. The reason anyone would visit 7chan is because they’re so frustrated at 4chan that they couldn’t stand posting there. Ironically, the board is so full of new people, about half the posts, for the most part on the porn boards, and most of the site is just new people asking for sources even when they're in plain sight or they can just search it up easily. It’s like if someone took /b/ and split it up into its own forum.

Notable boards:

/fail/

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7clams

http://7clams.org/

What really distinguishes 7clams from Lupchan as a forum dedicated to ironic posting is the animated background and playful music which automatically streams, two features that are much more reminiscent of what a site’s /z/ would be like; whereas, Lupchan is more devoted to what the community offers. While one might consider 7clams the superior forum initially, the fact that 7clams puts less emphasis on user-generated content makes this forum the more “archaic” of the two.

In actuality, most of 7clams traffic consists of people who like to link the images and music offsite, believe it or not. Despite that, 7clams is much more obscure than the Lup’.

Boards:

/7/ - What

/cccp/ - Советски

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8chan ★

https://8ch.net/

There was a board called AnonIB board sort of had a similar concept. Too bad it’s been taken down.

The site name is sometimes stylized as 8ch, for some absurd reason.

It’s notable that Hot Wheels has developed such a pragmatic, hands-off policy. It doesn’t really change anything as far as discussion goes, but at least he doesn’t consume a many resources as 4chan does trying to mess with its users.

I find it hard to synthesize what I’ve heard about the site and find a reasonable conclusion right now, but if I had to share some speculation, it would be that the main flaw in 4chan and 8chan’s content is because one of imageboard culture’s fundamental qualities is meme culture, so, for that reason, imageboards are inherently senseless. If I can hark back to Usenet, I wouldn’t be surprised if the userbase there that flagrantly disregarded etiquette and flamed each other with absurd non sequiturs is probably is a major part of the people (or at least a part of the culture) that ruined serious discussion on imageboards.

It’s a good site if you want to create an echo chamber for yourself, or something. Pretty much Reddit but for even bigger nerds.

Notable boards:

Heh

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888ichan

http://888ichan.5x.pl/

You may have seen this link spammed on some of the Waka boards. I shouldn’t even list this, but somehow I feel compelled to cover all my bases. Or, at least, some of my bases, until I finally get around to the Jap boards.

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89chan

http://89chan.com/

The selling point is that it’s completely unmoderated (I wonder how long that can last). The site deals mostly with porn.

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9ch

http://9ch.ru/

Russian

The site was formerly very popular among the niche crowd in Russia that likes to consume content through imageboards, the reason being that the site could stand as its own little Overchan. Unfortunately, the site’s catalog is large but not maintained, and a vast majority of the linked boards are dead.

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929chan

http://929chan.us/kusaba/kusaba.php

Presumably for all the people who spend twelve hours every day of the work week working; thus, it’s pretty dormant.

Actually, the site seems to be furry-oriented, There’s a board devoted just to dragons.

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99chan

https://99chan.org/

I heard the literature board was pretty good for books, but from what I can tell, it’s all downhill, now. To top that off, an awful, eye-raping default theme; excessively-subdivided, obnoxiously-specific boards; and several stickies that consume pretty much the whole page on every board. If you haven’t already heard of this site, as far as good content goes, you’ve missed the train, because it’s pretty dead.

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A-chan

http://a-chan.org/

Russian

The “A” stands for Asylum, Autism, and Anonymity, apparently. It looks like a nice enough site, though. There’s a consistent palette, the spoilers work cleanly, quoting works great, and the inline image expansion works out really nicely.

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Acrimonie

http://www.acrimonie.com/

French

Acrimonie is a french imageboard dedicated to general chatter.

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Allchan

https://allchan.su/

Russian

Not to be mistaken for All Chans, this site boasts the same feature as Dvachso, where the amount of new posts made is recorded by the site, but rather than having a sidebar, the new posts are recorded at the top.

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Alokal

http://alokal.eu/

Slovak

Slovakian board

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Altarchan

http://91.222.139.85/

Russian

You can tell the site owner is devoted to his site, because he hasn’t even bothered to purchase a domain. The site does have an interesting way of organising boards. In a way, it’s more comparable to a tagging system. You can toggle any number of the fourteen boards, and you see the content posted under those topics.

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Amychan

http://ba7.ru/

Russian

This is a Sonic imageboard, it looks like, but at the moment, it’s under development.

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Anarchochan

http://anarchochan.comule.com/

I would be lying if I said that the anarchist “ideology” makes sense to me. In fact, “nihilism” or whatever confuses me. Not so much in itself but in the context of those that announce how they subscribe to that idea. It’s very ironic, considering that existentialism purports, but whatever. I just think it’s stupid, but, really, it’s just whatever. Whatever.

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Animuchan

http://animuchan.net/

There’s no telling whether this site will be down temporarily or permanently, but it’s most likely the latter. I’m keeping this up just in case.

It looks like the site owner found it funny to leave us a non sequitur like, “Nothing here but us chickens,” but I’m no authority on what’s funny.

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Anoma

https://bbs.anoma.ch/

Russian and English

In order to see the site, you have to register, but the process is a simple matter of making a password and solving a captcha, and your posting on the site is entirely anonymous. You don’t even have to make a username. I believe the site uses the Orphereus imageboard script.

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Anon-IB

http://anon-ib.su/ 

http://anon-ib.la/ 

http://anon-ib.co/ 

http://anon-ib.ru/

archive.anon-ib.su

If you’re one of those internet nerds who's done some internet wandering, you may have come across some dead links referring you to what was formerly Anon-IB. Well, that’s no matter, now, as Anon-IB has a whopping four domains all directing you towards the same site as well as an entire static backup of this website (that’s the last link, if you weren’t aware). The reason for this change of scenery is apparently because of the high amount of people transgressing site rules. The rules have been modified in accordance with that ordeal.

Anon-IB is basically 8chan if it were ran by a total dunce. Apparently, you can create your own board or something along the lines of that, but there’s no intimation on the site as to how that works. You can figure it out, if you like. The site’s inactive, but come back after a few months, and you might find something new.

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AnonFM

http://anon.fm/

Russian

A forum dedicated to an online radio

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Alphachan

http://alphachan.org/

Russian

Also stylized as αchan, I guess what makes this site special is its slightly-modified template of some popular script out there. The site is sort of a reaction to the poor quality of Apachan, but there really is no discernable difference.

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Apachan (imageboard)

http://www.apachan.net/b

Russian

To quote the home page, “Apachan is a typical example of the democratic dictatorship that manages to be present in most active imageboards, which consists of the voluntary moderation of the founders, taking into account the views of their Anonymous userbase.”

Too bad it’s dead—and in Russian.

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Arabchan

http://www.arabchan.tk/

Sandspeak

The site doesn’t actually seem to host any discussion, though, at the moment. Hopefully Al-CIAda didn’t get to them. That would be tragic. Or am I thinking of a different country? Ah, they’re all the same.

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Bashorgu

http://bashorgu.net.ru/

Russian

It seems to use a similar template as Shitstorm, but it’s hard to tell what this site’s about. I’m tempted to say this is a novelty site of sorts meant to offend those that are easily offended. Though I guess all imageboards are just novelty sites when you think about it.

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Aurorachan

http://aurorachan.net/

The site seems to be mostly devoted to furry and cosplay is what I initially had thought, but that isn’t the case, it seems; though, it might as well be the case, considering the sort of crowd this site pull sin. A Desuchan affiliate.

Notable boards:

/rp/ - Roleplaying

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Ayayayaya

http://bunbunmaru.com/

Also known as Bunbunmaru or /bun/, it’s not really nothing exceptional, but it’s worth noting because, while not the most active board, it isn’t dead, so for that reason I give it an A-.

Notable boards:

/photos/

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B3ta

http://www.b3ta.com/board/

Yet another very nostalgic forum. While very comparable to chan4chan, this community is a bit more playful; however, that doesn’t mean the content is any good.

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Bakachan

http://bakachan.ru/

Russian

Redirects to http://claire.ws/

Besides the front page, which features the Steins;gate characters, the site is uninteresting, using the default insant0ch script.

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Baltchan

http://baltchan.com/

Comparable site to 370chan, what distinguishes it from its competitor is that it’s more disposed to speak English.

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Barachan

http://boards.barachan.org/

Hard gay

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BBW-chan

http://bbw-chan.net/kusaba.php

BBW, of course, is an acronym for Big, Big Women or Big, Beautiful Women; I always forget which one. They’re very careful about not offending the site’s random bypassers, which is very courteous.

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Belchan

http://belchan.org/

Belarusian

It looks nice enough. Nothing really distinguishes it in spite of the fact that the site has what’s a very creative home page.

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Bienvenido a Internet - Spanish

http://www.bienvenidoainternet.org/

The site boasts what’s a blatantly playful air. It’s really quite a shame that the site caters to a primarily Spanish-speaking audience, because it’s a nice site. In the bottom corner, you’ll find that there’s a picture that reads “powered by MITTENS.” That, of course, is a running joke that is also present on 4-ch’s DQN. THe very subtle reference is essentially a preview for what the site is composed of, which is DQN-quality content, all of which is very fun. There is a /z/ board, too (though, under the directory /0/, which seems to be common in the Spanish community).

This site, among other forums, is a major contributor in the argument of the Spanish community being perhaps one of the best online imageboard communities on the web, behind the Americans and Russians, of course.

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Bitardchan

http://bitardengine.w.pw/

Russian

At this point, it’s hard to justify these forums. While the Sacred Dear able to answer your questions is nice and playful, the boards are broken.

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Britfags

http://www.britfa.gs/

Precisely what the address reads. This place is more like a continuation of Britchan, another British imageboard that happened to be shut down. In my mind, if you’re from the UK, then you listen to rave, garage, or jungle music, so I should think that’s probably what most of the site’s discussion consists of. /*/ is the funposting board, though you’ll find that the site owner respects himself too much to deviate far from the site’s typical theme.

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Bounceme

http://195.242.99.71/

Though there happens to be at least two boards on this site, only one, the Cracky-chan board, is listed, Cracky-chan being of course one of the most seminal Cutie-Pies of All Time in the History of the Internet, although that’s not saying much. This site actually has a lot of content saved, all things considered.

Boards:

/eos/ - Edge of Sanity

/cracky/ - Cracky-chan

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Boxxy

http://chan.catiewayne.com/

A boxxy fan board aka a kind-of-pleasant blast from the past when it was somewhat cool, actually, to obsess over random cutie-pies on the internet.

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Cable6

http://cable6.net/

French

Vichan for Frenchies. Come for the fetish porn. Be disappointed. Not necessarily in that order.

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Camiko

http://camiko.org/

Chinese

It’s in Chinese, you’ll notice, but despite that, very little discussion seems to go on.

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Chan.type2

http://chan.type2.ru/

Russian

More than a time capsule than anything, considering how far the posts date back. The site is made to discuss the card game Magic.

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Chanon

https://chanon.ro/

Romanian

A Romanian imageboard

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Chansluts

http://www.chansluts.com/

A site about cutie-pies

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Chanweb

http://www.chanweb.info/

Well this is an awful site. The fact that this is somehow included on All Chans but not other, better boards is beyond me.

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Chan.org.il

https://chan.org.il/

Hebrew

One of the first imageboards devoted to the Jewish populace, if we ignore the viral marketing

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Chlomochan

https://www.chlomo.org/chan/chloe/index.html

The forum consists of content dedicated to an American celebrity named Chloe.

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Cirno

http://chiru.no/cirno/

Yet another site that utilizes the Doushio script, this one is vastly obscure, but it has a number of boards rather than two or one, which makes the site’s script pretty much worthless. It’s pronounced “Chill no.”

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Chaos.cpu

https://chaos.cyberpunk.us/

Russian

A Russian cyberpunk board. Naturally, their mascot is Lain, as though we haven’t seen a site pull that one before.

I never could get into the whole cyberpunk thing. At this point, I could delve into a huge nerd rant, but I’ll save you from that ordeal.

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Chiboard

http://www.chiboard.com/

French

The site is made to host and discuss ecchi and light guro, so don’t expect anything really explicit.

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Claire Imageboard

http://demo.claire.ws/

http://claire.ws/b/

Russian

This site is an extension of Claire’s personal site, and, in that way, it is very similar to 4x13’s textboard, but this one is an imageboard rather than a textboard. Unfortunately, Claire wasn’t as lucky as 4x13 in terms of her userbase, which is very small and seems to have a propensity for sharing CP.

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Coolchan

http://cool-cool.ru/

Russian and English

Yet another bad, Russian imageboard. What makes this site even more deplorable is the fact that the site owner links every board to an adfly link that directs you to the forum.

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CMWP, LLC. Discussion Board

http://ch.cmwp.com/

It’s unknown what CMWP or LLC stand for, but one thing's for sure: no less than two Piña coladas and no loafing.

The site essentially uses the textboard model but features a convenient option to post images. This is the realm of Swordopolis, one of the only fellows that has felt this imageboard is worth investing in.

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Cryptochan

https://cryptochan.org/boards/

Russian

Cryptochan is a website that hosts the discussion of several of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and those that don’t have their own, special board can be discussed on the random board. Note that, in the top-right corner the site records the increase or decrease in the value of said cryptocurrencies, and if you click on the, you’ll see a chart comparing their values to the Euro and US Dollar.

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CuatroChocios

http://www.cuatrochan.org/

Spanish

Despite being Spanish, the boards and even the site motto is in German, which is an odd combination. Their mascot is corn.

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D3w

http://board.d3w.org/

Russian

While the content isn’t exceptional, at least the site owner made the call to only have a few boards, which is rather smart.

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Dejimachan

http://dejimachan.org/

Dutch

Another imageboard made to cater to a specific country. It’s attempt at distancing itself from the traditional imageboard model is laughable. The site owner is hardly—what you might say—a shrewd creator.

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DameIB - Dame Image Board

http://dameib.net/

I’m afraid there’s not much to say about this imageboard. The palette is nice, albeit a tad too bright. The image hovering feature is pretty convenient.

The files board is simply that.

I feel as though the guro board is a bit redundant. As long as Gurochan up, there really isn’t any room or point for competition. On top of that, it’s pretty inactive, and most of the content in there has found its way to GuroChan at one time or another, but I guess it’s an apt contingency plan, considering how the site has shut down twice, now, for no real reason.

It’s very odd, but the site owner seems to have decided to isolate the boards that can be accessed on Wakachan. For example, if you click on the Ghibli board, you will not be able to access the site’s other boards through the site interface, except for four other boards.

Notable boards:

/z/ - Zabaglione

/g/ - Files

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Deep Hole

http://the-deep.hol.es/

Russian

Certainly an interesting address. Overall, the site kind tries to have a sort of esoteric air, but the content doesn’t really match that. The site itself looks pretty good.

In addition to the two boards, the site has a small, little Overchan that takes you to some of the better Russian imageboards and the Wakachan Russian board.

Boards:

/b/ - random

/d/ - site discussion

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Demochan

http://demochan.org/faq.html

Demochan prides itself on taking the act of removing the benevolent dictatorship from the *chan equation. Well, the dictatorship is still present, but it’s hidden behind a collection of brand-new board owners that cycle out every week via the magic of representative democracy, chosen by their online peers, thus the site’s name. It’s very similar to Anon-IB, or even 8chan, if you stretch it enough, but the execution is done fairly well, though one should ask, “why should anyone do this?”

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Der Photolab

http://photo.animepunch.org/

German and English

Actually, the language spoken on this site is primarily English, but with name like that, I felt it would be safer just to say they speak both languages.

The site seems to be associated with a group called Anime Punch. Really, though, it doesn’t seem like they do much besides revel in popular nerd culture.

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Desktop Thread

http://boards.desktopthread.com/

There’s no real set topic.

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Desuchan

http://desuchan.net/

Desuchan, formed by Dark Master Schmidt, exists to sate all your Rozen Maiden needs. It’s been around for a considerable amount of time and is mostly host to fans of the show. It has numerous boards beyond that which is dedicated to the show. forgetaho .

Notable boards:

/ro/

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DFwk

http://chuck.dfwk.ru/

Russian

Yet another Russian imageboard to use the default Took template. This one is devoted to a few RPGs, so at least that’s “notable”.

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Dinky-Digger

http://dinky-digger.ru/

Russian

The site mascot looks kind of like a sex toy. If nothing more, the site has an image gallery, so try that out. Good luc, de.

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Diochan

http://www.diochan.com/

Italian

It seem like every European nation gets a single board for their own language. This site is for Italians.

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Dobrochan

http://dobrochan.com/

Russian

This site is perhaps one of the most popular and active Russian imageboards, among 0chan and Wakachan’s Russian-speaking board.

The sidebar will record how many new posts have been made on the site. The forum uses the Hanabira imageboard script, which is very obscure.

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Dollship

http://dollship.ru/

Russian

If you click on the links at the top, they will direct you to the Volgach imageboard, isitup, and the site’s own imageboard (which seems to be Volgach discussion), respectively. The site also has a collection of the constituents of several imageboards hidden under the /vault/ directory.

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Doushio ★

http://doushio.com/moe/

This is the boards where all the tripfags post.

If the site is active at the time you log on, you will most certainly notice that this site boasts a special feature in which you can see the poster write their post in real time. In addition to that, the site only has a threshold of two pages, so don’t bother making a new thread, unless one of them reaches the post limit. The site’s script seems to be a modification of the TinyBoard script. You’ll find that Youtube links and images open internally, meaning that you don’t open up a new page when you click on them.

While certainly not the most heavily trafficked imageboard out there, the users there basically treat the forum like IRC, to the point where it’s faster than many 4chan boards, in stark contrast to 4chan where moot implemented a delay between posts, partly because of the fact that people had been posting on 4chan like one would in a chatroom.

The sort of content you’ll find on here is considerably similar to that of 4chan’s /jp/ or tohno, so it won’t be too hard to adjust.

Directories:

/moe/ - The actual forum

/cards/ - A shitty clone of a shitty card game remade with /jp/ memes

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Dramachan

http://dramachan.net/

The site has a roleplaying board.

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Dreamchan

http://dreamchan.net/

Discussion about “dreams, spirituality, qualia”

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Dva-ch

https://dva-ch.net/

Russian

eh.

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Dvach

http://dvach.hut2.ru/

Russian

This site should not be mistaken for Dvachso, which is exceptionally substantial in terms of quality.

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Dvachso

https://2ch.hk/

Russian

Apparently the successor to a site that has been shut down, this board pretty much has the same old *chan stuff. The site uses the Instant 0-chan script.

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Ernstchan

https://ernstchan.com/

German

The site owner makes a good call limiting the forum down to five boards, two of which seem to be just novelty boards. The site theme looks good. Nothing exceptionally bad or good.

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esports

http://esportschan.net/

I’ll never understand all these nerds’ obsession with sports: you’d have to be a disturbed person to actually enjoy watching baseball on the television rather than actually playing.

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Eternitychan

http://eternitychan.org/

It looks alright, but considering how poor-quality most of these imageboards are, a half-decent board can sometimes be a miracle.

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Everfree Forest

http://efchan.net/

At the moment, the site is pretty empty, having just the one board. The site owner promises us that there’s more to come, but one wonders whether this site is worth the investment. It’s a board devoted to ponies, but the posting isn’t strictly ponies, like the other forums, which makes the site very flexible and a good amount of potential, though it only really benefits the pony audience.

The site almost makes me think of Bun or Ota with its playfulness.

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Everypony

http://board.everypony.ru/

Russian

Yet another pony board lazily thrown together

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Exachan

http://exachan.com/

Russian

The posting has a few presets that accommodate users unaware of BBCode. The site is a bit dated, considering the front page still quotes the whole “Legion” thing.

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Fapfapfap

http://fapfapfap.besaba.com/index.php?passwd=ba+lans

Russian

you need to have a password to access the site. I wish you could luck on trying to get ahold of that.

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Fchan

http://fchan.us/

This is a furry board, and the site layout looks rather nostalgic, at least to me. This is one of the only English-speaking board that uses the script which records how many posts have been made in the sidebar.

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Freedollchan

http://freedollchan.ru/

Russian

The site is down at the moment

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Fighting Amphibians - Boards are closed

http://boards.fightingamphibians.org/

Fighting Amphibians sounds like a highschool football team, but the only sports that these nerds play is on their computers. They’re a bunch of video game nerds, and this forum is sort of like a frat house for the guild.

There are two interesting features about this site: you can “rep” a post, which I imagine is sort of like an upvote/downvote system, and you can sign into the website through your Steam account, which, if I’m not mistaken, will fill in the name field and append a picture of your Steam avatar beside that.

While all the boards are locked, this is easy to subvert by simply typing in the board you want into the site address.

Boards:

/b/ - Random

/ani/ - Animation

/cc/ - Community Creations

/dra/ - Drama

/fff/ - Food

/meta/ - Meta

/mu/ - Music

/tv/ - Films / Television

/v/ - Video Games

/yt/ - Videos / Flash

/swag/ - What’s surprising is that no one has deleted this board, yet

/newman/ - Supreme Gentlemen

/t/ - Tech

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Fishchan

http://www.fishchan.com/

If you read about that fishing message board on here, then you’ll find that this site is similar but more active. This is legitimately a board for fishing enthusiasts.

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Flac-chan

http://flac-chan.org/

I’d like to think I have sufficient knowledge about digital media and how we might consume them, but considering how many resources indulging in flac rather than just settling for 320kps consumes, the whole endeavor is just absurd. Though, in a case like vectors, I can kind of reappropriate my appreciation for clean edges to the flac-chan endeavor, but I don’t know about you. I would imagine a lot of discussion about merchandise would go on here, as that’s the main issue that listening to flac brings up, but it looks like not very many people have thought to post here.

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Flandere - Posting is closed

http://flandre.us/sh/wakaba.html

This is the message board for a community devoted to translating the lyrics of a band called Sound Horizon. At this moment, posting seems to be closed, and all content has been removed.

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Footchan

http://footchan.com/imgboard.htm

http://xn--4i8haa.tk/

http://🍞🍞🍞.tk/

The site is little more than a shoutbox for the random messages of miscellaneous foot fetishists. Despite being discussion-oriented, we can see that the site’s being so desolate compels the same sort of content as the comment section of a blog. With that said, perhaps shoutboxes and comment sections are made in order to give the illusion of activity than encourage discussion.

The content on this site, I should note, through the effort of devoted posters and passersbys, is particularly absurd and esoteric, making me think of GNFOS but more interesting and funny. The second address, reading xn--4i8haa, represents the unicode character for bread three times.

Footchan certainly does better than Trevchan, in the sense that the site owner is more capable of fucking with the users.

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Forechan

http://www.forechan.org/

Primarily aimed towards the /r9k/ crowd.

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Freechan

http://freech.net/

One might guess that, with a site name like that, the moderator advocates a hands-off approach to moderation.

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Fuck Yeah Imageboard

http://fyib.uselessirc.net/

For yet another pointless, topic-less imageboard, there is a surprising amount of content, though that’s not a very redeeming feature.

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Fufufu

https://fufufu.moe/a/

I find more of these /ajp/ spinoffs everyday. While the /g/ community, naturally, is the most technically skilled, there is no doubt that the /ajp/ community tends to be more self-conscious, which gives these people the impetus to consume and create all these new, redundant boards.

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Furrychan

http://furrychan.ru/

Russian

I found that the /b/ board on this site gives me a bit of deja vu from 02ch and Carissa’s board, so I imagine that what we’re seeing is spam.

It’s precisely what you think it is: a furry imageboard for Russians, and there’s not much more. With a name like that, you’dt nothin, hin’po that this sometime  essled chan faget

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Futaba Channel ★

http://www.2chan.net/

Japanese

Curiously, in contrast with 2channel, Futaba is rarely covered by commercial websites or media or with anything, really. I think we all know about a few of the memes from there, such as Suzuran, OS-tans, and Yaranaika, but beyond that, Futaba is just a world of its own, with its own little board culture, without all the reports and commentary from external sites that 4chan gets.

I’m not sure what they’re up to over there. It’s just about as much of a confusing mess as 4chan is. Well, there’s probably a rich culture of people spamming shift_jis culture and just wanting to become pretty women. From what I’ve heard, Futaba is shit.

If you were really curious, I suppose you could always subvert the bans via VPN, but while there are any number of English speakers happy to engage you, it would be a very difficult endeavor to understand what’s going on with that language barrier. It’s a labor that you’d have to be very passionate about to endure, which is just absurd, considering it’s just an imageboard. Most of the Futaba userbase probably browses the site casually, intent on some quick and easy amusement; you’d have to jump through numerous hoops daily in order to keep up, which is just ridiculous.

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Futaba Channel/Futaba Channel - English Navigator

http://www.bluethree.us/futaba/

It’s okay. If you really want to browse Futaba, this site will help a little bit.

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Futaba ☆ Channel

http://xnmlqiwaio6bg6dtbjqb63rtoznvgeud5acxklccomv5yytefmda.b32.i2p.me/

Russian

The site endeavors to imitate Futaba Channel.The address is rather odd, considering i2p isn’t necessary to access the site. A very conspicuous and overlong address.

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Futaboard

http://board.futakuro.com/

Japanese

I’m not really sure what the site’s about. It’s just some obscure forum for Japs.

Notable boards:

/chat/ -雑談

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Gaika

http://gaika.ch/

Russian

If you’re unaware, Gadget Hackwrench is a Disney character from the Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers cartoon series. What her role in the series is, though, is probably irrelevant. The Russians have manifested a fondness for this anthropomorphised mouse, it seems.

Notable boards:

/int/ - international

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Gallo (Choice cuts)

http://gallo.host56.com/futaba/

The existence of this page is less to serve as a means to communicate and more as a way to showcase the traditional Futaba script. As Futaba is still around, let’s just assume apathetic is being pragmatic and saving this site for when that site and 1chan goes down.

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Gay NEETs from Outer Space

http://gnfos.com/

Also stylized as /gnfos/, or sometimes gnfoes, and trevchan on very special occasions. Imagine if a Warosu poster found /ota/ and then rediscovered Warosu, at which point said poster’s latent affinity for cult films has been realized.

The content is a bit juvenile, but it’s rather unique, and the Trevor roleplay is actually quite funny, I must admit.

If you’re not aware, the acronym GNFOS is an allusion to the cult classic, Gay Niggers from Outer Space, in which a group of alien niggers arrive on Earth from the planet Anus to discover Women. The group eradicates the females and leaves behind an ambassador to educate the male population on the homosexual way of life.

Drive is the film starring Ryan Gosling, if you didn’t know.

Essentially, Trev has established a formula of taking a cult film and kind of bastardizing it in a funny way to fit the air of the imageboard. I am tempted to wonder if GNFOS could have ended up more playful and friendly, like Ota, but then I remember that the central board is named Jewish Pride, and so it was bound to draw in the crude, fractious crowd that likes to act anti-semitic ironically.

The site also has the card game that Doushio has. You can access it by clicking the cards button at the top.

Boards:

/drive/ - Get in.

/jp/ - Jewish Pride

/ts/ - Trevor Death Simulator

/test/ - Test Board

/g/ - Gangsta

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Gemenichan

http://www.geminight.com/

Chinese

I find it funny how many Chinese aristocrats are discovering the opulence and luxury of being an aristocrat. Are forums like this how Chinese yuppies decide to kill time? We can see the Chinese inducting a lot of American culture, while its own becomes stagnant. The same goes for many rich, Eastern nations, which is just tragic, because I’m really sick of listening these nation’s kitschy, American pop imitations, but that’s all that they’ve got, which is downright tragic.

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GlauChan

https://www.glauchan.org/

A Summer Glau imageboard, Summer Glau being the cutie-pie that played in Firefly.

Glauchan uses a very nuanced fork of the typical Vichan script.

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Gralactica

http://gralactica.com/3608

French

You may have noticed the tagging system, which works very similarly to Altarchan, but this site executes that feature de facto much better. Naturally, the boxes at the top replace the need for more than one site page. Along with the boards, this site has effaced the homepage, recording all the new posts at one side and site information on the other.

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Gurochan

https://gurochan.ch/

There’s something really absurd about how much the folks on Gurochan have had to put up with. There’s always some issue with spamming or their ISP.

It’s popular to reject and abase anyone who shows an enthusiasm for sexualized gore for a number of reasons. This can vary from the fact that teens find it cool to be interested in something provocative, like gore, though that’s ironic, because the same thing could be said for pedophelia, which is generally tolerated; or they sincerely find it perverse and revolting, for some reason. Gurochan and /b/ share an overlap in the sort of content there, so that’s another reason why people hate it, but the same could be said about anime.

The former most, to be honest, is probably entirely true. The posts can sometimes read like something written by deviantart users, except with guro, and they start dropping words like “psychopathy” and “insanity,” and that’s always very demanding to tolerate.

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Hamstakilla

http://v2.hamstakilla.com/

Russian and English

If you’re familiar with the rapidshare catalog dojin.co, you’ll find that this site, though not really to my taste, is fairly similar but considerably better-executed. The tragedy is that this site has very little traffic. The site also has a 3D mode, which is a very interesting endeavor.

The site utilizes javascript, so be aware of that.

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Haruhichan

http://haruhichan.tk/

Russian

Not to be mistaken with the tracker/forum/ of the same name, this site just uses Haruhi as their mascot. Naturally, the forum is vaguely Haruhi themed, but hardly enough to deserve recognition.

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Hatsune.ru

http://hatsune.ru/

Russian

This is a vocaloid forum that manages to be halfway good, all things considered.

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Helma

http://helma.us/

The forum is very similar to 1chan, in that the address is similar, and you have to register to post, but the site is actually closer to Anoma, in terms of that feature, as registration is a simple process of filling in a CAPTCHA rather than begging for an invite on the IRC. That feature is implemented, presumably, because that ensures a better quality of posts made. The two topics that can be discussed are Strike Witches and Girls und Panzer, each on respective boards. There is also an off-topic board.

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Hatechannel

http://hatechannel.org/

Russian

A Russian imageboard devoted to random discussion

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Hikkichan

http://www.hikkichan.com/

Hikkichan essential caters to the same crowd as Uboachan, except the crowd whom they’re catering towards is explicitly labeled, which gives me the impression that this forum is more forced than Uboa. The introduction at the beginning informing the site visitors of what an imageboard furthers this impression, as Uboa operates under the conception that the users are already conscious of what an imageboard is and more content-oriented.

To describe Hikikomoris as “extreme,” in my mind, is something actual Hikikis wouldn’t label themselves as.

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Hispachan

https://www.hispachan.org/

Spanish

Like Dollars His if it were actual active. The site looks really nice, but that’s really only relevant if you know Spanish. You can discuss regional stuff here, if you happen to be in one of those countries.

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Hivemind

http://hivemind.me/boards

Russian

Dud.

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Dwulistek

http://dwulistek.cba.pl/

Polish

The forum seems to be down right now, but the main page is still up.

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Einchan ★

ssh einchan@104.238.215.7

(pw: ein)

Only accessible through the terminal. Just type in the command above to connect.

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Holmesduck

http://imageboard.holmesduck.com/

Russian

This is a board devoted to the webcomic series Homestuck. The site mostly links you off site, but there are two boards.

You’ll notice that the site has its own special kind of markup that lets you post what appears to be your zodiac signs, which I imagine is related to the web comic. In the top-left corner there is a recolor of what looks like a recolor of what looks like Butthead from Beavis and Butthead, which is odd.

Something about Homestuck and its content always gives me pause, and I feel really bad about the whole thing. Actually, it’s more like nausea.

Boards:

/hsg/

/ovs/

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Horochan

http://horochan.ru/

Russian

The site utilizes its own custom script called the Mayuri Engine.

Once more, you have the markup presets at the top of the posting field. The most memorable feature of this site is the sidebar, which isn’t like the conventional sidebar that you might see on imageboards: the sidebar is much smaller and simpler. In the top-left corner of each post, you have the ability to search for the image through two services, which is a nice touch. The site seems to sample scripts that you may have seen on other imageboards, but unlike its contemporaries, it seems to find a good balance.

Overall, this site is very through. If it were my site, I would be rather proud of it.

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Iccanobif’s Imageboard

http://iccanobif.altervista.org/sgb/imgboard.htm

Iccanobif, the site owner, is a veteran from before imageboards hit their apex in popularity. This site is one of the only remaining imageboards using the Futallaby script. However, iccanobif has modified it in two notable ways: the theme is changed out, and this site supports webm.

According to iccanobif, despite his site being dead, he likes to keep the site up because the hosting is free. While there are roughly twenty pages of content, most of them are just the same few guys that use the site as an image host, linking the images outside of the forum. This includes iccanobif, who enjoyed taking photographs of his cat before it died.

Ostensibly, iccanobif was an moderator for a particular forum, but he won’t disclose which or what kind of forum it was to me.

I’m not sure if I’m at liberty to divulge some of his online habits to you all, but I’ll say that he likes to frequent Gikopoi, so that’s your best bet if you’d like to chat him up sometime.

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iichan

http://iichan.hk/

Russian

The site uses the Wakaba imgeboard script.

What makes this site notable is that this is one of the veterans of imageboard culture. The userbase, presumably, is fairly consistent in its posting, but I can’t really tell.

Here’s a history lesson for you. iichan had been made as a reaction to Dvach, but eventually, the site had succumb to very strict and arbitrary  moderation, which induced a great deal of the users to leave the site. The site owner, evidently, loves anime, which is evidenced by the fact that there are a great deal of boards on the site devoted to various anime series, which, unfortunately, spreads the site a little thin.

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iiichan

http://iiichan.net/boards/music/

iiichan, formerly foolchan (http://humblefool.net/, if you want to check it out on the waybackmachine), is the former project of a chiptune artist who operates under the moniker agargara or humblefool. Naturally, the one board he hosts is devoted to chiptunes and trackers. In the past years, as he’s put it, he’s lost interest in maintaining an imageboard, but he keeps the site up for posterity. Naturally, as he’s neglecting to preserve the site, there’s spam on there, and the board is fairly desolate. Posting is still open, so if you want to get into making chiptunes, this forum is a fairly good resource.

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Insoft

http://lnsoft.net/bbs/

The forum is more of an extension of the site owners personal site, which seems to be dedicated to their work. The forum is toilet-themed, if you can imagine that. There’s a string which you can pull to bring you back up to the top of the page. Site users have the choice of a few avatars preselected by the site owner, but anonymity is still basically present.

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Iskhodochan

http://outcomechannel.pe.hu/

Russian

Yet another password-protected imageboard. I’m afraid I don’t have any clues to offer you as to how you might obtain a password.

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Inach

http://inach.org/

The site looks fine enough, albeit a bit kitschy. There is only one functional board, and that is /b/. You’ll find that the site owner appropriated the textboard theme for /time/ and stuck it on there.

Notable boards:

/b/ - Random

/fm/ - Some sort of online radio

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Inflatechan

http://www.inflatechan.net/

“Bigger, faster, bigger”

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Intern3ts

http://www.intern3ts.com/

It’s more popular than it should be, but this site has some notable content. If you’re unaware, userbars are the things that you might stick on your signature if you were to post in a typical forum.

Notable boards:

/dolls/ - Dolls

/information/ - Infographics and Information

/userbars/ - Userbars

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Kanal4

http://www.kanal4.org/

Swedish

Along with the fact that it was hard to discern immediately that this site was a forum, the site layout is, while nice, very disorienting, but that fault is not that of the site’s as much as it is my own. It’s the most active Swedish board available, I think.

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Karachan

http://karachan.org/

Polish

From what I discern, it seems like the site has been suspended for distributing kid porn; actually, that’s only a façade meant to intimidate newcomers. There is a notice at the front of the page, but’s it’s in what looks like Polish, so rest assured that, in the scenario that the site was actually seized, which it was not, no one is going to do anything about your visiting this site. By simply appending a “/b/” to the site address, you can circumvent that warning, but get ready for a headache once you do so.

You can subvert this issue by altering your javascript permissions.

One might infer that “Akceptuję regulamin” means “Accept rules” in polish.

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Kchan

http://kchan.kordix.com/

This site’s interpretation of an imageboard is relatively loose, as it’s, in my opinion, more like a guestbook than anything. The posts serve better as a means to showcase the images, which are clearly in the forefront.

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Key

http://www.fluttering-ribbon.net/key/

It might not be easy to discern what this board’s about immediately with a name as ambiguous as Key, but you’ll find that this forum is devoted to the discussion of a cartoon series, Key.

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Komica

http://web.komica.org/

Chinese

Interestingly, there don’t seem to be many *chan boards up in mainland China. Rather, all the boards in Chinese here seem to be hosted in Hong Kong and Taiwan, which is most likely due to the fact that mainlanders are a bunch of illiterate gooks with funny accents and, as a result of the poor living and top-secret Communist, Asian mind control devices, are completely indecent.

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Korean-lvl

http://www.korean-lvl.ru/

Russian

This is an imageboard devoted to the discussion of Korean culture.

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Krautchan

https://www.krautchan.net/

German

Katawa Shoujo : 4chan :: Unteralterbach : Krautchan

It’s such a German thing to get straight to the point without all the flowery, weebish bullshit. Such an admirable thing, too.

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Kurisu

http://kurisu.ru/

Russian

Like Dvachso, this site records new posts on the sidebar. Beyond that, you’ll see while posting that there are some buttons that accommodate users not familiar with BBCode, a feature that I should think emulates what you might find on a typical forum.

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Kusaba X

http://kusabax.cultnet.net/

Kusaba X is an imageboard script, and this forum is used both as a support board and to showcase the script.

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Lainchan

https://lainchan.org/

“I don’t have a boipussy. I have a large, fat dick.”

                -kalyx, Bona Fide Stud and Owner of Lainchan, disclosed to me via IRC

Perhaps the most assertive variant on 4chan (and fairly considerable in terms of popularity) is Lainchan. It’s a 4chan imitation that has managed to reappropriate 4chan once again, all for what is perhaps one of the most unpleasant of all the 4chan communities. All things considered, it’s okay, but the site lacks any air that makes it considerable, which is disappointing, considering how popular it is. The disappointment is twofold when you recall the fact that it was spammed on 4chan, unfairly pulling in a fairly large userbase.

To add insult to injury, the site’s mascot is Lain, a character whose image has been excessively used on all the dozens of tribute websites out there made exclusively for that character. This is the hobby site for technically shrewd men who, like all the other embarrassing men in love with Lain, have an unfortunate surplus of skulls and resources at their disposal.

Though plagiarising the past big thing isn’t necessarily bad, the substance of it all is diluted so much that the site can barely uphold a semblance of itself as something other than a very near parody of the vapid culture it caters to (though that can be said for most forums). Ironically, the stuff that Lainchan does well right now is the content that deviates most from /tech/.

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Lampa Chan

http://lampach.net/

Russian

Their mascot is a light bulb. The site has also accrued a fairly large number of posts, which is rather impressive, considering its obscurity. There is also an online radio associated with the site.

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LargeB - Posting is closed

http://largeb.ru/

The site archives Nulchan/0chan and cannot be posted in.

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Latchan

https://latchan.lv/

Latvian

A forum for Latvians for discussion regarding Latvia.

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Lewdchan

https://lewdchan.com/

Exactly what the name entails

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Life is Strange

http://lifeisstrangeboard.besaba.com/board/imageboard.php

This imageboard is devoted to one of those point-and-click adventure games.

Since this document is pretty much a consumer guide, I might as well say this: according to the trailer embedded on the site, you pay for the game in installments, so, while I don’t know much about video games, I wouldn’t suggest investing in this game.

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Lolchan

http://chandecarton.zz.mu/

Spanish

The forum that Monstrochan directs you to

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Lulz

https://lulz.net/

The site seems to be primarily a furry board, but posting is flexible.

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Lupchan

http://lupchan.org/

Also described as /s4s/’s cool, older roommate. Considering every other forum, including 7chan, has a funposting board, it’s nice to actually see a site that employs those elements creatively, or, at least, is actually devoted to the cause.

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Livechan

https://livechan.net/

Interestingly, the site banner is does not emulate the standard 100 x 300 frame that is standard with imageboards; rather, the site uses an odd combination of 255 x 169, which nicely fills up the bottom-right corner of the site.

While the selling point is indeed that all the posting and, in the case of the drawing board, drawing is live, the site seems to utilize a different script than that of doushio.

Despite the Doushio script being more “live” than Livechan, Livechan is certainly more comparable to an IRC than Doushio. The layout is reminiscent of an IRC client that operates inside a website, like Mibbit. Posts are not seen being written in real time like Doushio, making this site no better than most imageboards running off of the tinyboard script, which updates posting automatically. If you’re into this sort of thing, then good for you, but to me, the site layout makes discussion and even posting less compelling. Despite looking like IRC, to me, the site is very unintuitive.

Despite all that, what the site endeavors to do is very commendable, and the site integrates its constituents together quite well.

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LynxChan

http://lynxhub.com/

The site showcases a special script.

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Macrochan

http://www.macrochan.us/

The site owner has decided to crack down on copyrighted images due to several takedown notices he’s received, which is very odd, considering that issue is very easy to circumvent by simply writing a disclaimer down at the bottom, like most popular imageboards have done.

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Magic

https://gensou.chakai.org/magic/

While this is, indeed, a subdomain of the Tea imageboard, I feel compelled to note it on its own, because it strikes a somewhat notable contrast between the two imageboards. The notable difference in this board would be that it’s considerably less unique; however, Magic matches Tea in its obscurity, and like Tea, magic has a fairly active userbase in spite of all that, but that isn’t enough to make the live posting a really considerable feature. Magic is essentially like Doushio but derived from the Tea userbase, plus a dark theme with no ability to change that.

And once again, I feel mildly pained for sharing this, because it feels like I’m giving you access to the sacred woods that host a bunch of fairies or nymphs (they certainly seem like the types that would love to become a nymphet), despite the fact that nothing profound is going on here, but, quite frankly, I don’t care so much that I would refrain from sharing this site. There have been plenty of new people that have visited Tea and somehow managed to shit all over themselves while making the typical denizens of the site really uncomfortable.

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Magic Archive Voile

http://voile.gensokyo.org/

It’s a forum for what appears to be a fansub group.

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Male General

http://www.malegeneral.com/

A boys-only club that collects links to other erotic forums as well as its own.

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Maloloschan

http://maloloschan.com/

A humble Fillipino imageboard that seems to be really well-made, though not too exceptional. The site owner seems to have decided to list the boards at the top as what they are rather than what the directories are named. The site even has an app for Android. Very nice.

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Masterchan

http://masterchan.org/

When I initially saw the site, I mistook it for a honeypot, if that gives you any impression of what the site is like. Actually, it’s probably a honeypot. It’s hard to tell if the content is ironic or not; I should hope it is. A few people, or perhaps just one, had the audacity to advertise this site on 4chan with stuff thrown together in MS paint in spite of the fact that the site isn’t even complete.

If the childish, uninspired content in the spam is what the site owner sincerely perceives to be the ideal qualities for an imageboard or if this site is what the owner perceives to be the most seductive a forum can be, then his interests and resources are largely misguided.

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Mechachan

http://mechachan.com/

If /m/ wasn’t good enough, or you just want to supplement the experience, Mechachan is your best and perhaps only option.

I have a sibling who liked Robotech. That’s as far as it goes for me in terms of my knowing about mecha. What’s even more beyond me is the animus for a passion like that, but that’s, of course, their prerogative.

I’d certainly never think to eroticize something like mecha, though I don’t condemn their doing that.

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Mufunyo

http://www.mufunyo.net/dic/

This imageboard is featured on Wakachan, and it’s one of those odd boards that deals with a novelty topic, in this case, the topic of dictators. So dump some photos of dictators or just discuss them here, if you’d like.

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MyKomica

http://mykomica.org/

Chinese

The site seems to utilise the Piximcat imageboard script. You’ll find that a good number of the boards look very nice.

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n0l

https://n0l.ch/

Russian

If you look at the very bottom, to the right of the theme selection, there's a link to the site’s image gallery, which records all the images posted on the board. This is not to be mistaken for a catalog feature. If you click on an image in the image gallery, the image will open up in a new tab as the full image. While not exceptional, it’s a fairly thorough site.

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nahC4

http://nahc4.com/

The fact that this site has supposedly been around for so long and yet remains so undeveloped is incredible. With chan4chan, at least the site looked the part in its datedness. The site owner seeks to emulate 4chan, but he is shamelessly ignorant of imageboard culture.

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Neboard

http://neboard.me/

Russian

The site is very cumbersome.

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Nellchan

http://www.nellchan.org/

The site kind of reminds me of Nigra. However, at the moment, the site has no content. The site owner says that he will resolve that issue soon.

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Net Stalking

http://netstalking.ru/

Russian

Personally, this site looks rather nice. There’s a good distinction between the light foreground and the black background that makes it pop. Nothing else is really exceptional, though.

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Neuschwabenland

http://neuschwabenland.org/

German

If it weren’t already evident, this is a German forum.

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NewFapChan

http://www.newfapchan.org/

With a name like NewFapChan, it’s easy to know what you’re getting into. Perhaps the most notable board is its Hypnosis board, in which people can enjoy images and audio that eroticize hypnosis without all butthurt. Beyond that, this site is probably the most feasible competitor against Gurochan with its drawn gore board; however, the site is still rather underpopulated.

Notable boards:

/gu/

/hypno/

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Nido

http://www.nido.org/

Spanish

Formerly known as 6-chan. It’s mostly populated by Chileans, ostensibly. The site looks fairly interesting. In terms of content, it’s very typical *chan stuff. Nothing to write home about.

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Nigrachan - Posting is closed

http://www.nigrachan.org/

I guess you could say that this site is notable mostly for its Beavis and Butthead roleplaying. Not much else to it.

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Nijigen

http://nijigen-futaba.kazumi386.org/

Japanese

Anime

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Nobanchan

http://nobanchan.com/

Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Well, the forum doesn’t really live up to its name, unfortunately.

Apparently this is supposed to be an alternative to /b/ once you get banned, but I’m pretty sure 7chan does just that but is more active than this site.

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Nowhere

http://nowere.net/

Russian

Well, it’s typical *chan stuff, but they’re all pretty nice. More Wakaba-leaning, as far as content quality goes, rather than 4chan. I’m unsure as to whether the name is supposed to be read as “no where” or “now here;” perhaps it’s meant to be read as both.

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Old Home

http://boards.haruhiism.net/abe/wakaba.html

Russian

You may have noticed that this site shares the same address as the Ongoing.ru Support Board.

This is a board devoted to the anime Haibane Renmei, but posting is flexible.

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Onahole Discussion Board

https://boards.onahole.eu/

Onahole appears to be a brand of sex toys largely oriented towards men.

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Oniichannel

http://oniichannel.org/

It has a clever enough name, but this site has absolutely no posts.

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OPERATORchan

http://operatorchan.org/

This site is to /k/ and /out/ community as Lainchan is to /g/. Unlike Lainchan, however, this site is much less active.

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Ota-ch

http://ota-ch.com/jp/

Very little distinguishes Ota posters from Warosu beyond the fact that Ota is much more playful. Warosu posters often come off as harsher than this.

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Pawsru

http://pawsru.org/pawsX/

Despite the name, this is, in fact, an English board. To add to that, this is a board for furries.

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Pekach

http://pekach.pusku.com/

Russian

The most notable feature about the site is the fact that the board selection which is typically written at the very top-left of the page is brought down and lies in the middle of the page. The design is very cozy. The site seems to be mostly dormant, besides the occasional spam. It’s evident that there is no moderation on the site.

Damn these Russians and their jailbait.

The site seems to use a fork of the script used on Exachan, exaba.

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Pigchan

http://pigchan.org/

Pigchan, owned by the former owner of Shrekchan, has one purpose: to be extremely provocative and ironic. It’s very notable in that respect, but its execution is forgettable.

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Piximcat

http://pixmicat.openfoundry.org/

Chinese

This site features a new imageboard script that is currently under development. The site has an FAQ for the features of the script and everything.

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plus4chan

http://www.plus4chan.org/

It’s sort of a rule of thumb that, if a site is just “chan” with a number or a slur nonsense attached to the beginning, it’s going to be a cheap knockoff. This site is no exception. Nevertheless, I should note that the site isn’t quite as cheap as most knockoffs manage to be. At least, the site doesn’t make the mistake of creating a huge excess of boards. It’s barely even notable, though.

The site’s disposition to comics/cartoon content, should apparently be noted

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Polish Vichan

http://pl.vichan.net/*/

Polish

One of the Vichan federation’s international affiliates.

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Ponychan

https://www.ponychan.net/

Not much to say. If you like ponies and want to discuss them, head on over to this site.

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Ponychan.ru

https://ponyach.ru/

Russian

The Russians have a disposition towards ponies, I suspect.

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Ponyach

https://ponyach.ru

Another Ponychan for commies

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Pooshlmer

http://www.pooshlmer.com/wakaba/wakaba.html

Also referred to as Touhou Imageboard, it’s precisely what the name entails. Of course, /jp/ actually pulls off touhou discussion much better than any devoted imageboard. And /jp/ is much more entertaining, to add to that, though neither are really that good, by popular standards, at least.

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Pregchan

http://www.pregchan.com/

A niche board for people who eroticize pregnancy and giving birth

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Pr0nchan

http://pr0n.it/kusaba/

“You’re a fag :)”

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Ptchan

http://www.ptchan.net/

Portuguese

This site is yet another shining exemplar of how the Portuguese are one the crudest and most inelegant nations on this Earth.

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Puertochan

http://www.puertochan.org/

Spanish

The site has a mascot. I think that’s evident.

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Py-chat

http://py-chat.so/board/b/

Russian

Another unexceptional imageboard

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Reichan

http://rei-ayanami.net/

Shinji Ikari of Neon Genesis Evangelion meets teenagers Rei Ayanami, an impassive, emotionless girl and Asuka Langley, who happens to have anger issues. Continuous and heated discussion ensues on 4chan. So much discussion goes on that the type of discussion eventually becomes the static, “who is best girl?” routine. As you might have realized, it’s the characters that dictate discussion on this forum. Unlike its counterparts, these guys manage to get past the whole “who is best girl” conundrum by devoting a board to each of them. Of course, the site boils down mostly to what’s mostly just image dumps and the discussion of said images.

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Rfch

http://rfch.rocks/

Russian

There is nothing special to this site other than it seems to be somewhat active. The iste has an i2p board.

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ROTRBC

http://boards.rotbrc.com/

This is one of the boards that’s in the Wakachan sidebar. As you might expect, it’s dead.

Notable boards:

/mugen/ - M.U.G.E.N. Imageboard

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Robotmetal

http://robotmetal.net/

Yet another Wakachan associate, this one doesn’t really offer anything new to the table.

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Saguaro

http://saguaroimgboard.tk/

The Saguaro Imageboard was made out of a fork of the Futallaby script. The board is identical in terms of aesthetics, but, of the features added, the most noticeable one is that, when you hover over an image, the image will load on the top-right side of the window automatically.

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Samachan

http://samachan.org/

Samachan is most likely appealing to the crowd that uses words like “Normies” unironically.

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Scochan

http://scochan.com/

Russian

Nothing special. The white looks a bit tacky, in my opinion.

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Shanachan

https://shanachan.org/

Another board that’s linked in the Wakachan sidebar. It’s notable for the fetish board, which encourages you to make a thread about whatever gets you off. You can post music files on the music board. You might notice that the name assigned to anonymous posters varies board to board, which is rather cute. In addition to that, it two novelty boards devoted entirely to circles and cityscapes, respectively.

There’s a board for the series Ah! My Goddess, if you’re interested in that. Oddly enough, though, a lot of the stuff on there is just porn. Before knowing about the series, I went on to that board and mistook Ah! My Goddess for an h game or something. I’m pretty sure it’s not, though. It probably isn’t.

It you’re interested in Russian imageboard culture, I would suggest poking around the site’s /m/ board. Aparently, this imageboard boasts some old artifacts from some mundane tripcode user under the moniker of Soviet Russia; however, this can be said for a good number of forums, especially iccanobif’s forum, which iccanobif inadvertently made into a tribute to himself, though I know he doesn’t really want it to be that way. Well, actually, iccanobif seems to be indifferent.

Since we’re on the topic of the /m/ board, we might as well discuss whether the ability to share music so easily (rather than having the users take the initiative to seek out the music on 4chan’s /mu/) fosters or destroys discussion. What does music discussion even consist of? “I like this record,” and then the image is shared. It’s the images that are shared repeatedly that a new user recognizes. It’s the user’s familiarity with a particular record that may compel the user to listen to it.

Notable boards:

/o/ - Circles

/cs/ - Cityscapes

/amg/ - Ah! My Goddess

/m/ - Music

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Sibirchan

http://sibirchan.ru/

Russian

The site owner has made himself a sort of vat intended to contain all the Siberians. There are countless boards, but, like any forum oriented to a province or a nation, it’s probably more practical and worthwhile to utilize it as a means to discuss local events and politics.

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SichChan

https://sich.co.ua/

Ukrainian

Note that Січеш is colloquial for fag and in the phrase “Січеш, хлопче?” essential means, “are you playing with men's anuses, you faggot?”

At least, that’s what some guy online said. I’m not 100% clear on what he meant, but I just wrote what he wrote. I’ll let you do the interpreting.

Notable boards:

/int/ - International

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Site de Marde

http://sitedemarde.org/

French

A French imageboard for random discussion

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Snuffchan

http://snuffchan.com/chan/

The site owner has poor taste, to say the least. At least with Homestuck, they all have some sense of aesthetic, or at least what goes with what, but this site is a hodgepodge of images and sentiments that can only be described as unsavory.

It’s hard to tell whether this is a blog or not, as the “chan” and the blog are almost identical, just written be anonymous posters.

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