Top 10 Things To Do/KNOW before You Go On 4chan
So maybe you're heard of stuff on the internet, heard of a dark and scary place
called 4chan. People may have told you not to go. You didn't listen though, you
went anyways, perhaps in search of lulz and/or things to fap to. This is to
help you, to save your sanity.
- Don't do it. Seriously, it's a bad idea to go to 4chan. You don't
know what you're getting yourself into. There should be a sign saying "Abandon
hope all ye who enter here". I've warned you.
- Find the site. If you're too dumb to use google, you're perfect
recruiting material for /b/. If not, then this step should be trivial.
- Read the FAQ. Once you're there, please don't just jump in and ask
stupid questions. There is a link on the front page that leads to the FAQ,
which will unsurprisingly tell you all you need to know. It will also tell you
the rules for the site. Most denizens don't know them. It makes me cry.
- Know what you want. There is a front page. Topics are listed on
said page. They will link you to a forum based on that topic. If you want
pornography, go to the 18+ boards. If you are there for randomness, there is a
board for you. I am of the opinion that the users of said board need to be
sealed inside the Wikket Gate.
- Use a virtual machine. This is an image board yes, and you can
download things from images. Be careful. Use protection. Safe surfing is happy
surfing. Some people spout hatred and want to harm you. Don't be dumb about
it. Alternatively you can believe in virus protection software, but that is
- People will call you a fag. Regardless of your gender or
orientation, you will be called a fag. If you are offended by this, leave.
Note that there are homosexuals who do peruse the site. Clearly they aren't
offended, so why should you be?
- DO A BARREL ROLL! TO DO A BARREL ROLL, PRESS Z OR R TWICE!
- Anonymous may raid. The above provides an example of dumb things
anonymous may do on the rest of the internet thanks to 4chan. Please don't be
a part of this.
- Run away if you're a furry. You will likely not be welcomed with
open arms. You may even be attacked by people who believe you are a complete
imbecile, who can't fathom their own stupidity.
- Don't do it! I can't emphasize this enough, so I will repeat it. You're making a bad
choice. The entrance to the cesspool of the internet, it is a murky bog that
should not be traversed.
An addict who needs help