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- Known For: I'm so random
/b/ refers to a section of the imageboard 4chan. Among Imageboards, /b/ is typically the name given to the "random" board. The most popular of which is 4chan's /b/. It is home to many inside jokes known as memes, dark humor, and a very large and growing userbase.
—moot, on 10/02/03, http://www.4chan.org/news/?all
/b/ was 4chan's first board. Its creator moot had originally made it as an American version of the Japanese Futaba Channel also known as 2chan. 4chan's /b/ expanded rapidly. Many other boards were added but /b/ is still its most popular.
/b/ is responsible for bringing the anonymous subculture into mainstream light. It has been publicized by Fox News for being a terrorist organization on several occasions as has anonymous by many other media organizations.
/b/ has been responsible for bringing a majority of the traffic to 4chan. The site now has over 700,000 unique visitors per day. The board is known for moving very fast, typically so fast that the main page will have brand new content every few seconds. This fast paced environment makes for a less moderated environment. The anonymous nature of posting also leads to less filtering of the comments that users choose to post. All of this together makes a very open forum for discussion. Its open nature also means that it is filled with NSFW content such as gory images, racism and the occasional illegal post. In fact, it is very difficult to find SFW content on /b/.
Users of the board have taken to calling themselves "/b/tards" These /b/tards tend to be very harsh on one another. There is very little positive community support, though it does exist. There also exists a dichotomy between perceived "newfgs", users whom are thought to be new to the site and not accustomed to established norms, and "oldfgs", posters which have been on the site for a while and know the proper etiquette and history.
Newly-released CGI animated film, "/b/ Movie", from the creators of 4chan
4chan wordfilter for penis.
What now, oldfags?
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4chan staff as of summer 2010
Captain Picard says Goognight sweet prince to /b/