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8Chan existed long before the latest developments. It is in no way a new site, and heralds back to the big memey *chan days....though it was a bit late to those.
It is essentially a *Chan board where anybody can make their own subforum. I say good riddance though, personally.
Unlike other chan sites, however, 8chan was created directly in response to a ban on hard right content. As I recall, when 4chan cracked down on the gamer-gate harassment, a bunch of the fuckers made 8chan and set up camp there.
 

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Unlike other chan sites, however, 8chan was created directly in response to a ban on hard right content. As I recall, when 4chan cracked down on the gamer-gate harassment, a bunch of the fuckers made 8chan and set up camp there.
Gamergate sounds more like massive Incel content to me, but I guess that's in the end just semantics.
I wonder where, in the end, the site will find a new home. One can only hope that this whole ordeal doesn't continue to give it more attention. See: Streisand Effect.
 

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Gamergate sounds more like massive Incel content to me, but I guess that's in the end just semantics.
I wonder where, in the end, the site will find a new home. One can only hope that this whole ordeal doesn't continue to give it more attention. See: Streisand Effect.
Well, the specific incel content was "doxxing" women and such -things that 4chan was afraid would bite them on the ass legally; for that reason they banned it (if I remember correctly).

I don't think we have to worry about the Streisand effect though, unless some bad actors decide to fan the flames...



Oh.
SHIT.
 

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As I recall, it grew out of Gamergate -- they got kicked off Redditt, and then out of 4chan (Achievement Unlocked: Too vile for 4chan) and that guy spotted a business opportunity and took it.

I think I remember reading that the name was partly a nod at 4chan -- 8chan being twice what 4chan was -- and also a bit of a pun, on HateChan.
 

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Gamergaters moving their doxxing and harassment boards from 4Chan to 8Chan certainly brought the site to prominence, but the site itself had been around for a year or two beforehand.
 

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Gamergaters moving their doxxing and harassment boards from 4Chan to 8Chan certainly brought the site to prominence, but the site itself had been around for a year or two beforehand.
I heard the reason it FIRST started was when 4chan kicked out the pedos and child-porn traders. And all the gamergaters went there when they got banned later because 8chan was like "completely freeze-peach here we promise".
 

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What is this BS from him, though? 8chan hasn't "gone dark". It is exactly as dark as it was the day he created it. It hasn't changed at all, in any way.

Don't let this guy try to act like 8chan didn't used to be like this back when he was in charge.
To give Brennan his due, he's only about 25 or so, which means he was 19 or 20 when he conceived of 8Chan. Just reading his history as reported on Wikipedia, I imagine it's less that he thinks the board has changed and more that he's changed.

He reads like someone who was a very angry teen/youth, who with a few years experience and growing up, has come to better terms with life. Not condoning his views and actions from his 8Chan days, but if he's since grown up enough to recognise how poisonous it is, good on him.
 

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8chan? Well the name speaks volumes: the 8th letter of the alphabet is H. 88 is a common insider abbreviation of Neo Nazis for HH, or Heil Hitler.
I'm pretty sure it's just an approximation of "h8" ("hate" in l33t speech).


ETA: and the discussion in this thread highlights one of the things Nazi trolls like this crave above everything else: plausible deniability.

The name is a dog whistle, don't fall for it.
 
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And the only real reason for 4chan to do it was because of concern about "legal issues." Not that they were in the slightest bit offended in any way.
4chan is not all bad any more than Reddit or Twitter is all bad. 4chan is not all /pol/ and /b/.
 

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8Chan existed long before the latest developments. It is in no way a new site, and heralds back to the big memey *chan days....though it was a bit late to those.
It is essentially a *Chan board where anybody can make their own subforum. I say good riddance though, personally.
Yes, they were kicked out of 4chan. It makes sense they would want a name that makes it look like they are affiliated but superior.
 
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4chan is not all bad any more than Reddit or Twitter is all bad. 4chan is not all /pol/ and /b/.
If anything the mods are a bit overzealous there. From what I remember the game of constantly going OT here would not fly on 4C unless you really wanted a ban. Which is probably why I ducked in and decided it did not feel like a good place to be.
 

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Yes, they were kicked out of 4chan. It makes sense they would want a name that makes it look like they are affiliated but superior.
4chan was a more crazy version of 2chan, 8chan was a more crazy version of 4chan, apparently 16chan quit again early on... will we see 32chan now?
 

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4chan was a more crazy version of 2chan, 8chan was a more crazy version of 4chan, apparently 16chan quit again early on... will we see 32chan now?
From what I remember (only seeing the LGBT boards for the most part) 4chan was a huge place. A friend tried to get me to use it but after deciding the moderation policy was not my cup of tea I just wandered off.
 
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