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FAQ

What happened to /r9k/ and /new/ on 4chan?

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.

What is the R9K algorithm?

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.

What is the official 4chon IRC channel?

The official 4chon IRC channel is #4chon on the DatNode IRC Network. Click here to use WebIRC.

What is the markup syntax on 4chon?

Regular *chan markup applies, as well as some basic wiki-style syntax. URLs will become links automatically.

Do you care about privacy?

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 and log files are regularly erased.

Do you keep information about me?

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 temporary access logs.

Do you track users?

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 may also occasional use 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.

Who is the administrator and how can I contact him?

You can contact the administrator at admin@4chon.net or on IRC.

What software does 4chon use?

4chon is always using the latest development version of Tinyboard, a new open-source imageboard software package created by the administrator here. We also use Varnish, nginx, MySQL and Debian GNU/Linux.

Spammers!

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.

Racists! 4chon is a hate site.

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.

I found a bug!

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.

Can I archive and/or publish large sets of data scraped from 4chon?

If you haven't requested and received written permission to do so, then no. Email scrape@4chon.net for more information.

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent only to:

4chon.net
c/o Omega Software Dev. Group
PO Box 6703
San Jose, CA 95150
United States of America

To be effective under this subsection, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

See also: U.S. Copyright Office - Copyright Law: Chapter 5