How old were you when you first visited 4chan, and what brought you here?
I was 10 years old and came here from the FunnyJunk comment section for the "coconut" song. I'm 19 now.
I was 29 when I first found /b/ in December of 2005. I lurked until March of 2006 and mostly only saved pictures during that time.
like 15 or something
some guy kept going on and on about how his """hacker""" buddies from here were going to raid the nexopia forums(an old canadian social media site)
and then nothing happened
When I was in high school I found a site called encyclopediadramatica and concluded it was full of terrible people and pedophiles.
After I dropped out of college I thought I should waste more time watching anime and remembered this place.
I mass downloaded hentai flash games and one specific creator team caught my eye with forkheads. I went to their site and downloaded their rpgm game which had 4cha as a city one guy went exile to.
Also brought me to ytmnd before that.
This happened in 2010 iirc.
I came here in 2007 and I was 13. I heard of 4chan but I never bothered to go there. But then I was chatting with a friend (who probably posted on /b/) and he sent me a link to encyclopedia dramatica. I spent a whole night on ED and I found 4chan from there.
someone graffitied "GO TO 4CHAN.ORG" on a bunch of desks when I was in high school
I was 16 but I didn't start browsing a lot till I turned 18 and my friends all went off to college but I stayed behind at a community college
Its been 2 years now of living with my parents and using 4chan as my only real social interaction
15, in 2006
i was friends with a weeb kid who talked about 4chan and /b/ memes a lot. eventually i decided to see what all the fuss was about. i distinctly remember thinking that this place wasn't as funny as he made it sound
I heard about 4chan in 2012 when I was 14, didn't have internet until 2014 and started actually using the site because PSN was down and I had just bought a PSVTV on boxing day. Inb4 underage, I turned 18 on January 21. Pic is the first image I saved.
visited for the first time when I was 14 (2008)
started posting on and off in 2010, but still mostly lurked
started going "full time" in 2013
I'm pretty newshit, but whatever. I feel like I've assimilated better than most, apparently.
I don't know how I came across it but I somehow stumbled onto the site in around 2008 (10/11 years old). I only went on it like once or twice due to lack of interest until 2011 when I went on it daily and have since.
I was 14 and saw some sort of greentext, tracked shit down and found /b/. been here 12 years, now I'm mostly just in here and in /r9k/. It's painful. At least I lurked and checked out futaba first, I still use the ramen board in there some times.
When does the ride end guys? I-I wanna get off.
16 or 17. Some people were talking about /b/ in a game. I went and saw that it was a place of utter stupidity. I came back too look at /v/ when I was 18. That was 6 years ago. Now over the last year I can hardly stand it. Something really, really bad started with the Fappening and GamerGate. I have no idea what I should do or where I can go. Send help.
I was 26 and one of the /b/tards that helped DDoS Visa got vanned and it compromised the security of another website that I frequented. I had never even been to 4chan before this, but after that I started reading up on what was happening here and eventually started posting on /b/.
Was 18, appropriately enough.
Learned about this place from another anime/hentai site, DaTorrents which is now down.
Now 28 and still here.
Mine's a bit of a weird one.
It was back in 2005-2006, so I was 14-15 at the time. I used to be somewhat active on a forum called DDRFreak, because I was a huge DDR faggot. There was a thread in the off topic section of the forums filled with image macros and other "funny" images, and numerous mentions of something called /b/. When other users asked about it, they were directed to 4chan. That's the first time I ever heard of this website.
And the rest is history.
I watched youtube poops in 7th grade and in my google searches for memes got on the wikipedia page. Went to the website from there, couldn't find out which board was /b/, and left. A year later all my friends were using it. That was 08 to 09, I'm sad I missed the glory days but /b/ then and 2010-2013 /v/ was fun
I was eighteen and fresh out of high school. I was dicking around on the internet for shit to do when I found /b/. This was in 2007 and I've moved around several boards. I first went to /a/ after /b/ and stayed there since, but I've had a lot of mistress boards. Currently I'm on /int/ as my secondary board.
facebook online friends would always mention the big boogieman /b/ and how afraid they were to go there, that was in 2012
i went on and it was just gore and porn so i was like ok
then i came back in 2013 and havent left