is a popular imageboard
, based on a Japanese idea. An imageboard
, which itself is short for channel) is a specific type of an Internet forum that revolves around the posting of images.
are similar to a bulletin board, though they are focused on picture posts instead of text posts; they share many of the same structures, including separate forums for separate topics, as well as similar audiences. However, imageboards
are much more transitory with content.
are also different from online galleries in that most of the works posted are not made by the poster, but instead are taken from other online sources: galleries, other imageboards
, and edited pictures.
hosts a myriad of boards, featuring topics, such as: politics, animals, anime, music, movies, the arts, games, and of course, pure randomness (/b/
Unlike many other English-based imageboards
takes an active role in fighting illegal content that is posted within its boards. They maintain a strict policy and expect posters to abide by their rules and regulations.
411chan, an English-based imageboard, has on-going discussions and debates featuring a variety of topics.