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Tell me: How DID you discover 4chan anyway?

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Tell me:

How DID you discover 4chan anyway?
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>>31582
through the legends, like many others.
also looking for a site that combined all my interests into one, big, smoldering, hot shit mess.
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>>31582
WoW OffTopic
it was just /b/ lite
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>haha this is a funny image, let's see its source
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I got lost and never came back
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I remember renting 300 right after it came out on DVD and thinking it had some pretty funny moments. After googling said moments, I discovered ED, and obviously, that led to /b/.

I regret not finding it sooner and missing out on the real "good times."
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>>31582
Uncyclopedia.
I can't believe I once thought that shit was funny.
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>>36343
same
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>>36343
I remember WoW OT. Good times.
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Anima RO forums. In a fit of off topic posting, a direct link to /b/ was posted.

Been here since 2007.
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>>31582

I have no idea, I just somehow found it while browsing the web.
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Was a poster on Relicnews. Someone dropped the name. I investigated.
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Heard about /b/ somewhere in 2008, visited it two or three times a month until 2009, stopped browsing this site and decided to check /a/ in 2011.
Been here since then.
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I was having a horrible day, the kind of day where you contemplate suicide and wish you didn't exist. I tried to get out of my funk by porn, anime, video games, but there was nothing. I was a 13 year-old hothead, and I decided to type in the address bar god.has.forgotten.me

And I never left.
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Found some fetish chan called iii.chan or something and found /b/ and /d/ through it.
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I heard about anonymous on that news report and thought it sounded funny.
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funnyjunk
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Was high with my friend and he showed me gore on /b/
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>more than a year ago
>decided to learn about internet stuff more
>found "rules of the internet"
>"what's /b/?"
>ooooh
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>>31582
It was around 2007/2008.
Someone talked about /b/ in an obscure video game website.

I came to check out, loved it, stayed.
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>>31582
Back in late 2003 or early 2004, back when it was still 4chan.net, I got linked to /u/ in a porn dump on an old yuri forum. I've been here ever since.
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>>31582
when I was a yougun, I searched gifs on youtube. Most of the videos mentioned "4chan" in the title so I thought that's where gifs came from. One day I searched 4chan up and the rest is history
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>>31582
guy at my school
was certifiably insane
became friends, because why the fuck not
showed me the site
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>>31582
I've always knew about it but I never bothered coming here until the fappening
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>>37970
Corey?
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2k4, ytmnd is boring, sa never updates, the forums are shit and cost money. High school gives me lots of free time to post on anime forums and be a total weeb. the rest is histoly
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>>37888
Same with me. The "cool guy" in my game design class with tattoos, zero gauges, and piercings kept talking about shit posted on /b/. I remember shoop da whoop was big at the time.
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>>31582


some time around 2007 I stumbled on encyclopedia dramatica thinking it was something like Wikipedia, I slowly started noticing something was off about it.

I didn't actually go on 4chan yet, I spent my time basically reading about it. I became enamored with the myth and history of 4chan, anonymous, and similar sorts of 'boss of the internet' groups (like gnaa). the raids, the jokes, the culture, the whole shebang. I think it made me something of a zealot for imageboard values, I started getting upset by things like 'newfags' before I even knew the word (I didn't count myself since of course I was so much better informed than those plebs).

I didn't actually post on 4chan itself until sometime in 08 because I was paranoid about doing anything online (the interest in raiding didn't help) and my browser settings wouldent let me post. it wasn't till later that I realized I needed to enable js, but till then it was a sort of involuntary lurking period (I think it actually did good).
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I heard about 4chan somewhere back in 2009, scoped it out but didn't find it too interesting back then. In 2011 or so I decided to come back, found /g/ and officially started my ride
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yahoo answers
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>>31582
YTMND, as sad as that may be, a lot of the stuff that came on there was stuff that started here so then I went to the source.
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>>31582
I came here through [spoiler]ponychan[/spoiler]
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>>37685
>god.has.forgotten.me
wow i just tried
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>>31582
I've seen way too many sites become shitty over time or just grew out of them.

>failblog
>9gag
>memebase

Then I went to imgur. I've been lurking there for maybe 2 years, but always hated that "circlejerk" culture that apparently came from reddit.

About 15 months ago, there was a huge influx of "best of 4chan" images. I knew 4chan before, but there was no catalogue function and the design took some time to adjust. Those best of images were always much better than the whiney bullshit and children stories. They were so much fun and I had to laugh so goddamn hard, since the humor was just like mine and so unconventional for reddit, that I had to check the source.
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>>37685

Holy shit what?
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>>31582
4chan went hand in hand with z0r and I was bound to check out the origin of the many shitty gifs that found their way into z0r. Needless to say I wasn't surprised that /b/ turned out the way I have imagined it.
But it was so shit and random that I immediately felt at home, pressing F5 every once in a while. I went there once a week, then twice, thrice, once a day, daily, using 4chan as my starting browserpage, migrating into /a/, /f/ and /x/ whereas nowadays I am only active lurking on /a/ and /x/.

Though I visit 4chan since 2006, I still consider myself a newfag and I have no problem admitting it.
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>>37685
>god.has.forgotten.me
WHAT?
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This page:
http://www.lolwut.com/pics/
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Some guys in Programming in high school broke rules 1 and 2. I'm glad I ended up here or I probably would have ended up somewhere even shittier
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>hear a lot about 4chan in like 2009
>check it out
>see a shitload of gore
>nooopeee
>come back like 6 months later
>gore
>fuck no
>bored
>go back once again
>filter out gore
AND HERE I AM
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>>36813
this
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>>31582
>be 16
>googling "nerd porn"
>find pic related
>clicking the image takes me to an image archive from a demotivational thread on /b/, with all the pictures mentioning 4chan and/or /b/
>google 4chan /b/
>life was never the same, this website has been a pretty big part of my life ever since
Thanks, moot.
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A passing reference from Ghastly on FARK, I think.
Long before that site turned to trash.
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gamefaqs
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>>37685

how long has this been possible??
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>>31582
I used to hear about it on GameFAQs and eventually came over to /v/.
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>>37685
Dude what
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>>37685
That's... disturbing.
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>>31582
Got dumped so I lurked ED and /b/ I found. Was I in for a surprise.
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>>37685
...I literally never knew about this.
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>>37685

jesus fucking crhist ive been here for three godamn years and i never knew this
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>>37685
I guess /b/ is LITERALLY the capital of fedoras.

Reddit has been usurped.
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Encyclopedia Dramatic around 2006
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>>37685
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*turd drops into toilet*
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>>31582
>started looking at lolcats when ichc was really new and had only a few pages of stuff
>searching for more funny cat pics
>eventually run into encyclopedia dramatica page for lolcats
>after exploring ED and familiarizing myself with the 4chan stuff I came here
>probably started browsing regularly in '08
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>>36343
This, in 2007.
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>>39783
Also went to a summer camp in wisconsin where a counselor had written a song about the habbo raids, it was pretty good and I had it written on a piece of paper way back when.
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>>38678
but that's the best part anon ...
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At first I heard rumors of the site, saw images generated from it between 07-09, then finally I decided to check it out but was disgusted with /b/. I went to encyclopedia dramatica and for a summer absorbed all that filth... then I felt ready. I went to /b/ and now... I wear my life jacket whenever I post, because I am a nigger.
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Came over from TOTSE in 2004 cause they said you were a bunch of weeaboo faggots.

They were right but I stayed.
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>>37685
how the actual fuck
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Wanted a place to discuss Darker than Black when it was airing and hated LiveJournal too much. Also my friends were fans of YTMND.
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>>40051
I can actually recall some of the lyrics, now that I think about it.

>There's a well dressed black man
>by the swimming pool
>saying "pool's closed
>due to aids,
>and there are stingrays"
>..
>stingrays with aids are in the pool!

There's more but that's all I'm reasonably sure about. Sung with acoustic guitar it sounds pretty good.
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>be 12
>hang out on a vidya-forum all day
>some guy mentions 4chan
>some other faggot goes "uh thats disgusting dont talk about it"
>go to 4chan
>8 years later i'm still here
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>>37685
that's pretty cool, but this isn't

>>>/z/
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back in 2011, I was looking up some 40k related shit, and found /tg/'s wki 1d4chan, from there i found sup/tg/, and after about a year of reading great threads, I decided to plunge into /tg/ proper
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Linked Mai Hime and hentai threads from AnimeSuki Forums and Aeriesdies forums.
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>>36813
Is that still up?
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>>42058
Last time I checked it still was. It was (probably is) one of the biggest on wikia.
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boxxy fags invaded the GD board on gametrailers and I wanted to know who the hell she was and found /b/ that way
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>>31582
Chanology.
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>>31582
My Little Pony.

A jock at my old highschool introduced me to the show and I later found /mlp/ somehow.
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Gamefaqs, hear about it on CE/RI/TO etc. I was such an idiot kid back then.
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>>31582
Googled a thing, /tg/'s wiki poped up and I was in love.
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guy in middle school
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Through some users on a video game forum talking about some "secret club" back in 2007-2008 or so.

Think I was about 15-16. Cant remember my initial reaction to 4chan and especialy /b/, but I dont think it was very positive at first.

I guess I have a pretty normie life, school, friends etc, I just browse 4chan while I do alot of other stuff on my computer, it's just there in the background.

I probably wont leave 4chan, dont see any reason to, unless some major alterations take place. It's one of the few last bastions of unfiltered information.

4chan is like an old friend, he has his bad sides at times, but you stick together because you've been trough alot and despite everything, you have a good time together.
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>>37685
ayy lmao
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>>31582
Neopets
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browsed a lot of SA in the early 2000s. came to /h/ and then finally normalized to /b/ with cp and all in 2006
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Spent a lot of time on YTMND, heard people talking about it there, checked it out, been here since ~2007
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>>41744
Holy shit are you me?
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I was looking for hentai.
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>>31582
A buddy of mine showed me back in 05
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Someone talking about the Rules of the Internet on IRC. Further inquiries led me here, about a year before chanology kicked off.
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I heard it mentioned a few times on the GOG forums, it was mostly derisive but i decided to check it out.

Also will this Q&A be downloadable at some point?
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I originally found 5chan through hentaikey in my quest for porn, then it went down i found out it was based on 4chan and tried it out. Found /b/ after fapping for hours and it's been part of me since.
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Indoctrinated in to /v/ by a friend during the beginning of the last gen's console wars.
Served my lurking sentence on /b/ for the better part of 2007-2008 before making my first post almost two years later.
I really wish people urged others to lurk more. That shit seems lost on most these days.
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looking for fucking BLASTOISE pictures, ended up in /a/ a long time ago, came back (to /b/) a few months later and boom, 8+ years have passed...
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I used to browse a Runescape forum, needless to say I found 4chan via it.
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PTS.
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>>31582
In 2008. I was on Pokemon World Online, and someone posted a link. Remember, you're here forever.
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>>45543
Similar to this. Found out about 5chan in hentaipalm forums, then found about not4chan, which then linked me to 4chan.
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h, hc, and gif brought me here as a teen. then I found fit, and now I mostly reside on tg and g.
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Chanology
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I used to troll the fuck out of Myyearbook Mymag forums.

Some girl told me to go back to /b/, but I had no fucking idea what it was. Googled it, found it, thought it was a stupid website.

A while later, I returned and was hooked and never looked back.

Thanks, MYB fags.
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>>31582
Sanicfag I was giving the dick to showed me the chans around the time burichan was a thing. I lurked for a few years until I wasn't underage and had something valuable to say and haven't left since.
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I've been part of internet forums sinces the age of 9. I found out about /b/ in 2005, but only started coming here more than once a day and browsing other boards in 2007.
It's weird how time flies.
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>>31582
eon8

I didn't actually use it until years later though
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Where have all ye ancientfags and old oldfags been all this time? This place has been shit ever since eurofags learned to speak proper english.
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knew of it for years, never went there until like early 2010

I probably first heard of it on forums or some shit.
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A friend got pissy at me for making him lose the game, so he showed me a screenshot of some guy on /b/ who got trips and said the game was over.
I decided to browse later when I was bored :^)
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>>31582
420chan/wooo/

heard how shitty /sp/ was so decided to have a look

haven't been to /wooo/ in three years
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Referred through a friend who was talking about some fucked up shit on /b/.

Six years and standing.
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Sometime in the first half of 2005
I saw my sister browsing wallpaper threads on Wakachan, took and interest in it, and quickly found my way to 4chan

How do I remember this?
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>>48362
awoo?
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Some moron on another forum I still post on tried to hotlink an image from 4chan and I got the 4chan.org image instead.

This was eight or nine years ago.
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RayWilliamJohnson
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Sometime in the mid-2000s from a podcast, but I didn't start to seriously lurk until a few years later when a friend brought it up.
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My curiocity was peaked after my older brother started senting me gifs of giant futa girls raping buildings, saying he got them off of 4chan.

That was 6 years ago, I don't even know if he comes here anymore, never asked.
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>>48291
I'm from a non-english speaking country and been there for 9 years
m8
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You know, I don't actually remember. I've been here since I was 13.
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I saw it here and there on youtube videos back in 2009.

Six years, man
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Can't remember exactly, in 05-06, probably from something awful or go-gaia (huehue all you want)
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my best friend showed me /b/ when i was 14, I'm now 24
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Got linked to some unrelated ED article when I was 13, thought it was funny so I looked around the site a bit more, found the 4chan article and 8 years later I'm still here.

Of course I started with /b/, then I moved to /a/ and /v/ after a few months, then dropped /a/ for /g/ and started going to /ck/ and /vp/ when it was created.
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I found it through an IRC chatroom based around a yuri anime imageboard I found through google searching hentai. This was back in 2004, I think. Most of my long time online friends and groups all came from that IRC room.
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>>31582

>used to lurk FYAD on SomethingAwful
>mostly to laugh at how awful GBS was
>get linked to 4chan naturally, moot was a SA user

I can't believe he's gone.
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Heard stories about it when I was young. Now i've been stuck here ever since.
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Brother heard about it from YTMND forums. That was like, 7 years ago.

7 fucking years......
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Some /b/tard in my class was talking about it. I went on it. Gay porn everywhere, so I left. Came back 3 months later, found that /b/ wasn't the only board and stayed. Nearly 9 years later and I'm still here. Thank fuck for that /b/tard. Love you cunts.
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>>31582
I had just discovered hentai and was looking around for more.
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This dude who made youtube poops featuring Chadwarden, back in 2007.
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I was on Newgrounds in 2006 and people kept talking about the place on the forums. So I came to /b/.
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I think it was through the news actually. I read something about 4chan, got curious, and decided to give that place a shot. Didn't understand it and left.

Came back a year later for curiosity and suddenly I'm here forever.
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2007 from some idiots on Destructoid, 8 years later and with all the stormfront newfriends taking things way too seriously and unrepentant normies on 4chan, and the SJW pest all over any geeky sites I've been forced to move on and make an actual life. Fuck me, but I'll always love you guys.
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I was 13-14 years old and a freshman in high school. After school, a bunch of friends were playing YGO and I started to look some info up for them on my Motorola Razr. I ended up finding a hentai pic of dark magician girl and being a horny little fuck I followed the link and found myself on Encyclopedia Dramatica. Naturally as a little edgy 14 year old kid I found that shit hilarious and started to consume every bit of content on the site.

Obviously, from there I found out about 4chan and decided to browse /b/. I thought that was cool for a few months before I found out that /v/ was a thing and I decided to post there. Then I started getting into anime so /a/ and /jp/ became my thing, /b/ just sort of disappeared into the horizon and I visited /v/ less often.

That was back in 2007 and after 8 years, while I don't browse as much as I used to, I check in at least once every day. Mostly on /g/ now, but I check out /a/, /vg/, and /co/ on occasion.

God I got really emotional and nostalgic over the past eight hours. It was fun remembering all the good times.
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When Stage6 died at the beginning of 2008 I was looking for a new place for anime and I found 4chan
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>>37685
Oh my god, fuck, this is golden.
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Got back into anime around 2007. Started watching anime uploaded on Youtube and went to plenty of anime websites. Eventually arrived at Lurkmore Wiki. Since most of the stuff from Lurkmore Wiki came from 4chan, I got interested and took a peek.

I've never left since.
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I found In the Aeroplane Over the Sea a while back, and I found out about /mu/ since everyone discussing it seemed to be a /mu/tant.
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>>48526
Doesn't change the fact that most of the people outside of 4chan standard time used to have some italo-disco level english.
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>>48942
What is it? I'm afraid to search it.
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I remembered it from a news article and decided to visit. To say it was an eye opening experience is an understatement. I live in Philadelphia so I might buy Chris a drink some day.
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>>48989
Literally just brings you to /b/.
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>>41538
oh my lord livejournal.

I was on deadjournal in 8th grade in 2000 until like 2002. I forgot that shit existed.
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I heard about it somewhere and decided it was my kind of place. Must have been 18 or so first time I came. Visit /pol/ almost daily ever since.

Ended up posting my dick spontaneously. Feel kind of dumb about that now, but it obviously doesn't matter.
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>Skyping some slut around 2008
>"You're such a troll, I bet your spend at least 8 hours of your day on 4chan"
>"y..yeah of course.."
>Checked it out right then.
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used to hardcore browse youtube allday e'erday
round 2007ish
start watching /b/ compilation videos
rea
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>>48989
It redirects to /b/.
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>>31582
From a shitty anime forum that got raided, and the anons were more interesting than the people there. 2008 or 2009, I think.
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I started fapping to /d/, which i found off google, probably at the age of 13, somewhere around 06, im not for sure on the dates, heh, i was such a newfag i didn't know how to open threads, and just fapped to the op posts

I then found out about /b/ through ytmnd and posts about the habbo raids in 09

good times indeed, i miss them
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>>31582
Typed 4 in google when I was bored in 2010. It just appeared at the bottom of the list and caught my attention.
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>>49155
>Started fapping to /d/ at 13
You never stood a chance in society, did you?
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My buddy showed me /b/ in 2005. We'd fuck around on there during a typing class in highschool.
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>>49148
>shitty anime forum
Which?
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>>31582

Funny thing is, I came here from Tumblr to investigate the claims of misogyny on 4chan, especially the so-called "B" board. It was at about this time that some male pig killed his girlfriend in an act of masculine autism. Of course, this act was praised by B's largley male user-base. So now I visit 4chan daily in order to report Anti-Feminism, female abuse, gore, and CP threads.
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>>49256
Beats having a taste for /sm/.
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>>31582
I think it was 2007 or something. I lived in an apartment with two friends, a girl and a guy. One day the girl was not home and we were home together with the guy, smoking pot and watching some documentary on the TV about some guys who had plastic surgery to ridiculously enlarge their dicks and balls. Somewhere in the midst of that, I think he came up with the idea of measuring our penises, for fun. Since I was high enough to think that was a good idea, I agreed. Next thing I remember, we went to his room, he turned on his PC and went to this site, 4chan. I don't recall which board he found the porn at, but I do remember asking him what the fuck this site is, and started visiting it myself, as well. I browsed a lot of boards at the beginning, then kind of got stuck on /b/ for a short while, maybe a year or so, then after that mostly /v/ and /a/. Now it's almost exclusively /a/.
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>>37685

How in the fuck did I not know about this?

I've been here for years.
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>>31582
My friend was a poster in middle school. I tried it and didn't really like it.
But in senior year, I stumbled across 1d4chan and by extension, /tg/. Never looked back.
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>>31582
moot wrote that he's making an ADTRW official forum
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>>49304
>typing class
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The first online community I ever really took to was the Newgrounds BBS (I was big into flash animations and games back into the day). I was probably active on there from 2005-2006, wherein I was AWARE of 4chan, but I preferred the traditional forum format of the BBS to 4chan's anonymous imageboard format. I remember one of my reasons for disliking 4chan at the time was that I wouldn't have a post-count or anything to indicate how long I had been browsing, and thus, couldn't wave my e-peen around.

Anyway, as 4chan started to gain popularity around that time, I started to browse around mid-late 06' or so, and found that I really enjoyed /b/. I was a /b/tard for a long time, but I later branched off to other boards like /k/, /v/, and /a/. From there, it's just history. I wish I still had all of the images I had saved from those days.
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Second Life.
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>Be me
>About 3 years ago
>Major SJW
>Guy online tells me about this place
>Find out all the fucked up shit /b/ and so on
>Decide to never come here again
>Come here every now and then anyway
>Decide to stay here less than a year ago

You saved me 4chan. Thank you.
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>>48926
>13-14
>high school

What in the actual fuck? Do you live in some ass backwards country with 9 years of education, or something?
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I came here from urbandictionary of the /b/am to behold a public bulletin board... thing. I was like 10 then. I literally had an "I'm 12 and what is this" moment. Came back a few years later to stay.
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>>31582
I found it online
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>>31582
thanks to SPUF, since a lot of people there were from /v/
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>>49256
funnily enough, i do really well for myself, not sure how exactly
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Someone in the irc for the swedish one piece manga forum I frequented posted that one manga page of a girl laying an egg, haven't seen it in a few years
I love you mootles
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>>38054
Pour me another, me brutha, them was good times, ed bred my love of your hate mongering assholes.

Those days are gone forever now, sadly. First ED(then it's shameful resurrection as a tard bowl of morons and unfunny articles even worse than uncyclopedia), Now the future is only uncertain.
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>>49449
That's the average age of a freshman, anon. Subtract from 18 and see what you come up with.
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2008~09.
Reading an article about Rickroll, Raptor Jesus and other stuff at a Tibia forum.
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the "when you see it you will shit brix" page
i dont remember its name

godspeed moot
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>>36343
This. People were posting duckroll and I had no idea what it was until someone linked here.
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>>37685
Capped
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>>49449
USA, NYC specifically. Birthday in December. So I guess I was 13 and like 9 months.
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>>48848
>tfw in 2000-2004 I spent my days in my high school's "internet cafe" playing games with my friends on newgrounds
>tfw I was a freshman and all of the upperclassmen let me play with them

Man, its been a long time.
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I was a Junior in high school when I saw my friend's older brother on /v/.

I'm about to graduate college here in a couple months.

I've been here almost five years now. Am I an oldfag? I don't feel like an oldfag. I know things have changed. I know they were different.

But I'm still here, and moot isn't. Never thought I'd see the day.
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I started visiting 4chan regularly right after my parents broke up at the end of december 2008, merry christmas and a happy new year to me kek. but I already knew about /b/ for maybe over a year from reading ED pages religiously, studying internet culture like I was prepping for finals.
I remember that day well, I hopped on the /b/andwagon smack dab in the middle of all this boxxy shit. I've never missed a beat since and it's been six years and a little over three weeks since I've regulared 4chan.
Somehow I managed to find a picture of bueno excellente wayy back in 07, must've saved it from a page on ED I guess. I've been lurking 99% of my time here and today I've probably shat out half as many posts I've ever put up on 4chan.
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>>49609
I've been here 8 and I still think I'm a newfag.
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>>31582
There was this guy in my class in highschool that told me it was breddy good.
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i found out about it somehow around 2007 or 2008 and i lurked every once in awhile but i didn't become a regular until 2012
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>>37685
I've been here for SEVEN FUCKING YEARS and not once have I never heard of this.
Truly this is a secret of the oldfags.
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Around 2005-2006 I was a notorious shitposter (10-11 at the time) on a Yu Gi Oh tcg forum. At some point someone will have mentioned 4chan and I will have viewed it. Didn't come back properly til 2011 unfortunately.
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>>49659
>Lurking for 6 years
Good man.
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Evangelion. I discovered 4chan in early 2005 (January). It was in-line with the airing of Evangelion on [adult swim]. I fell in love with the series and found /a/ shortly after.

Asuka4life.
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>>49517
13-14 is junior high, not highschool.
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middle school, a huge /b/tard friend of mine told me to visit /b/ back in 2009
and here I am today
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>>37947
I heard about 4chan from friends in 2006 and the first board I spent time on was /u/. And 8 and a half years later, it's still my home.
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>>49504
Finding ED for the first time blew my mind. I spent all my time on places like Newgrounds but ED introduced me to the real internet which was full of amazing and crazy things. I hope we start seeing better days.
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I was around 13 and founda thread on go-gaia about how horrible 4chan was and that nobody should visit that site. My curiosity got the best of me and here I am.
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My parents always watched fox news, so when I was younger I thought of it as a dangerous site inhabited by pedos. Eventually in high school, I heard some edgy friends bragging about browsing /b/ (only for porn and laughs of course), over the course of a year or two I started browsing it more and more and realized how unique the culture was, been here for a while now
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Around 2008-09. I came here out of curiosity because of how much people said this place was horrible.

I went to /b/ first, then /v/, then the rest of the boards. Lurked for a few months to get the hang of things. And then you guys became my friends and the rest is history.
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YTMND
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My dumbass friends wouldn't shut up about chanology. I eventually visited the site out of boredom, and started browsing /v/.
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>>49748
>not misato
It's like you don't know how to handle a woman and just want to fap over her comatose body
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I have no fucking idea. I know I was looking for pr0n somewhere in 2005 and grabbed some off /b/ and /h/. That's it. I only started visiting on everyday basis in 2010.
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>>49669
It's funny, I remember when I got here in early 2010 people were going on about how they were true oldfags, here for three years. Now I've been here longer and the place still surprises me.

I remember the first image I ever saw on 4chan was an ultimatum on /v/: "You must choose one of the following: Claire will let you lick, suck and fuck her armpits for 24 hours, or a lifetime supply of choco tacos." I'll never ever forget that.
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An image led me to /b/ in 2006 or so. It was similar to this, though I can't say for sure if it was a demotivator because I don't know when those kicked off.

I think the OP was a sunrise or something and the post was something like "It's another beautiful day /b/, what should I do?" and the response was obviously "kill yourself".

I remember the pre-captcha days so well, red squares and all.
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Was around 2006, /b/ raided the forums of some BYOND Naruto game. Ended up spending about 8 months there then lurked on /v/, /a/, /m/ and a couple other boards.

I only really browse /m/, /ck/ and /fa/ now.
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>>49828
I came here in 2009, and I remember seeing threads on /b/ with people from 06-07 saying they were oldfags
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Somewhere around 06 or 07 I was on Something Awful reading a discussion about how terrible and awful 4chan was. Out of curiosity I decided to check out how bad it was.

I've stayed longer than I meant to.
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ED in the Spring of 2008, then helping a bunch of /b/tards raid some shitty game called Ikariam and then finally beginning to post on /tg/ in late summer and /a/ in early fall around the time Code Gayass ended and Ledouche finally died

It was all a mistake because every year that passes this site becomes worse, but I think at this point it's less of a fall from grace year after year and more like shit on top of more shit and thus "becoming worse" just means more reposts of old and stupid memes that are no longer funny by teenagers who were born after January 1st, 2000

Other chans created in protest of moot's faggotry and the declining quality of this website are a nice window to the past, but ultimately futile because those too will either fade away as oldfags give up or turn to shit as more post-1990s teenagers move in to those places thinking that they're being so edgy for shunning mainstream sites like 4chan

It was all ogre a long time ago, we are living in a twilight age
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