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An imageboard is a type of internet forum[1] that prioritizes image-based content over text. These platforms are organized into distinct forums or boards, each catering to a variety of topics ranging from news to niche interests. Imageboards are fleeting by nature, where threads are often swiftly deleted to make way for new content. A unique aspect of imageboards is the use of tripcodes, allowing users to post anonymously without needing to register. A tripcode is a form of hashed password used for user recognition, with some boards even offering secure tripcodes to deter unwarranted cracking. Imageboards are popular worldwide, with notable examples including Dvach, 420chan, 4chan, and 8chan. Some imageboards cater to specific demographics or interests, like Wizardchan, which is dedicated to incel culture. Imageboards have played a significant role in shaping online culture, with their impact seen in the creation of memes and the fostering of anonymous collective identities.

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1. internet forum. A forum, in the context of the internet, is a virtual platform designed for public discussion. Evolving from bulletin boards and computer conferencing systems, forums are structured like a tree, with categories, sub-forums, and threads. These online sites host messages posted by users in conversational threads. Unlike chat room messages, forum posts are typically longer and can be archived for future reference. Forums often require user registration for posting messages but generally allow open access for reading them. They cover a broad spectrum of topics, from tech to entertainment, fostering a virtual community among users. Key roles within a forum include administrators, who handle technicalities and appoint moderators, and moderators, who manage discussions and user concerns. Forums also exhibit certain behavior patterns, including open discussions, conflicts, trolling, and spamming. Technical features range from file attachments and emoticons to private messages and forum subscriptions. Forums may face lawsuits for libel and damage, with unique features and cultural usage differences across regions.
Imageboard (Wikipedia)

An imageboard is a type of Internet forum that focuses on the posting of images, often alongside text and discussion. The first imageboards were created in Japan as an extension of the textboard concept. These sites later inspired the creation of a number of English-language imageboards.

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