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This Internet related article has been awarded BRONZE status for quality. It's getting there, but could be better with improvement. See RationalWiki:Article rating for more information.


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4chan splits to further contain /pol/[edit] In order to appease their Corporate Advertising Overlords, Hiroyuki Nishimura has split the site in two as of late last year: with all of the "SFW" boards being contained in To further contain /pol/, they added a racism/political option in the report box.

As a user of the site, the general assumption there is that it's less to do with /pol/ and more to do with trying not to scare away the advertisers that are wary about advertising on a site that's NSFW; in practice, things are more or less exactly the same as they were before but the new report option is much appreciated by the users who would prefer the /pol/ natives stay on their hellhole of a board. --Logos (talk) 05:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

4chan was not pro net neutrality.[edit]

4chan was not pro net neutrality, many people of 4chan found suspicious that pro net neutrality posts were made by many of the huge subreddits of reddit and they were not censored by downvote bots and the owners of those subreddits. Thus thinking, if they are allowing this thing to go on, it must be bad.

This is just one of the reasons that made people complain about net neutrality. (talk) 20:18, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Many people? The conspiracy theories of an unhinged, oft mocked anonymous minority from red boards do not reflect the opinions of the rest of the site's users any more than anonymous flat earth champions do this place. If you meant particular blue boards, that's still outlandishly different to how I remember it. In any case, people who want unfiltered, forthright discussion, seldom find themselves yearning for an opportunity to do so under the shadow of a guillotine. Demoncard (talk) 12:37, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Has J.T. Sexkik's video aged well?[edit]

On May 14th, 2014, J.T. Sexkik uploaded a video on why he left 4chan [[1]]. J.T. recollected on how toxic the 4chan community was at the time (many of these critiques seem to also apply to current year 4chan). Their video also predates was probably a "Why I left x" fad within the past two or three years of youtube or so (but then again, so did PragerU's vid on Greanpeace, along with some viral vids (at least by 2013/2012 standards) by SSundee, ThroughThe Grace, and wgby) Boneless (talk) 16:12, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Can I give it bronze?[edit]

Can I nominate the article to bronze?--Alola, my name is Delibirda! (talk) 11:28, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Nominations for bronze have not been necessary in the past; any Sysop can make an article bronze by fiat. Nonetheless, there are some criteria for bronze articles: RationalWiki:Article rating#Bronze-level articles. Bongolian (talk) 18:49, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Should we mention He Will Not Divide Us?[edit]

Remember when /pol/ trolled Shia’s shitty artwork He Will Not Divide Us? That was actually impressive at the end. Should it mentioned?

Also, when isn’t NUMBER 15 BURGER KING FOOT LETTUCE mentioned either? 2607:FB90:17CF:9BAE:49E2:95AD:FF59:DC11 (talk) 13:32, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Should we add a section on /g/?[edit]

You won't have to look too far into this board to find dashes of antisemitism, transphobia, racism and conspiracy theory drivel. Also there are several posts claiming video games are only for children.--DoomTay (talk) 03:26, 12 November 2023 (UTC)

Almost every board on the site is full of right-wing culture warriors now, and so /g/ is not too exceptional in that regard. I still think they're impactful enough to write a section about at some point. Chillpilled (talk) 05:40, 12 November 2023 (UTC)