On January 17th 2011, /new/ and /r9k/ were simultaneously deleted from 4chan. Within that same hour, 4chon was born to give these boards a new life.
The algorithm is what prevents duplicate or very similar text from being posted again. Attempting to post unoriginal content will result in a temporary "mute". We calculate mute time using the original 2n method, where n is the number of times you have been muted in the past 2 weeks.
4chon is a non-profit organization funded solely by user contributions. We require your support to stay afloat. All donations are greatly appreciated and will only be used on 4chon. You can donate using a variety of methods listed here.
The official 4chon IRC channel is
#4chon on the DatNode IRC Network.
Click here to use WebIRC.
Regular *chan markup applies, as well as some basic wiki-style syntax. URLs will become links automatically.
Moderators will never divulge anyone's IP address unless they are engaging in highly illegal activities such as distributing child pornography (in that case, we will contact the proper authorities). Furthermore, IP addresses are stripped from the regular backup/dump files.
Your IP address is recorded only in active content. Once a thread expires, every post in that thread is forgotten about entirely. We keep no historic records with personally identifiable information besides basic access logs.
There is no user tracking code except that by IP address implemented in the software. However, 4chon uses Google Analytics for insights into marketing effectiveness and traffic statistics. You may opt-out of Google Analytics here.
4chon often uses CloudFlare, a content delivery network, for short periods of time to evade large DDoS attacks. You can opt-out of CloudFlare's mandatory tracking cookie by installing this script.
You can contact the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4chon is always using the latest development version of Tinyboard, a new open-source imageboard software package. We also use Varnish, nginx, MySQL and Debian GNU/Linux.
4chon staff have never advocated imageboard spam and posters are often banned if they make it known that they've participated in spam. Beware of lies and slander.
No, 4chon is not a hate site; we merely believe in freedom of speech. All comments are owned by their respective posters and their views do not reflect the views of 4chon's staff. It should also be noted that 4chon is well within the law.
The official place to submit Tinyboard bug reports would be at GitHub. However, if you don't have a GitHub account simply send me an email or post a thread in >>>/meta/. You can also join the Tinyboard development channel at irc.datnode.net #tinyboard.
If you haven't requested and received written permission to do so, then no. Email email@example.com for more information.
You can access 4chon over the Tor network using our hidden service address: 4chonl224c6jlqvj.onion. Unfortunately, due to abuse, we do not allow posting over Tor.
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See also: U.S. Copyright Office - Copyright Law: Chapter 5