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Imageboards, similar to bulletin boards, are used for discussion of a variety of topics. The primary focus of imageboards, however, is directed away from text posts, and is instead placed on picture posts. The two share many of the same structures, including separate forums for separate topics, as well as similar audiences. Imageboards are much more transitory with content - on some boards (especially highly-trafficked ones), the thread deletion time can be as little as 10 minutes. The most popular English-language imageboards tend to revolve around Japanese culture such as CG artwork of anime. In Japan, where imageboards are more common, topics vary widely, ranging from trains to current news. Imageboards are also different from online galleries in that most of the works posted are not made by the poster, but instead are taken from other online sources: galleries, other imageboards, and edited pictures. Most imageboards and 2channel-style discussion boards allow (and encourage) anonymous posting and use a system of tripcodes instead of registration. Anonymity is considered to be one of the advantages of an imageboard. Some boards have from time to time removed the ability to post with a name altogether (known as 'forced anonymous/anonymity'). A tripcode is a means of telecommunication authentication that does not require registration. Tripcodes are most often used in 2channel-style message boards or Futaba Channel-style imageboards. A tripcode is a hashed password by which a person can be identified by others. A tripcode is the result of input to a cryptographic hash function on the message board server, usually entered in the same field as the name. Readers of the board can identify postings made by the same user by comparing tripcodes. If two people use the same user name, they can be told apart because they, presumably, don't know each other's passwords that generate the different tripcodes. This way, the names and passwords don't have to be stored in a database. As many boards use the same algorithm, tripcodes are usually consistent. If a user wants to reply to a thread but not bump it, they can put the word “sage” in the e-mail field. "Ageing" can refer to either bumping a post or putting the word age into the e-mail field. It is considered polite to sage when replying to your own thread. In Japan, the imageboard is a much larger cultural symbol, with one estimate putting the total number of posts for Futaba's seven Nijiura boards at over 56,000,000 and rising.
About ListFree.org: ListFree.org (http://www.listfree.org) is an English language imageboard based around the posting of pictures related to popular culture and their discussion. Unlike most web forums, ListFree.org does not have a registration system, allowing users to post anonymously. Any nickname may be used when posting, even one that has been previously adopted, such as "Anonymous". In place

of registration, ListFree.org has provided tripcodes as an optional form of authenticating a poster's identity. Tease your brain and make the most out of your time online based on content collaboration.


				
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Description: Imageboards, similar to bulletin boards, are used for discussion of a variety of topics. The primary focus of imageboards, however, is directed away from text posts, and is instead placed on picture posts. The two share many of the same structures, including separate forums for separate topics, as well as similar audiences. Imageboards are much more transitory with content - on some boards (especially highly-trafficked ones), the thread deletion time can be as little as 10 minutes. The most popular English-language imageboards tend to revolve around Japanese culture such as CG artwork of anime. In Japan, where imageboards are more common, topics vary widely, ranging from trains to current news. Imageboards are also different from online galleries in that most of the works posted are not made by the poster, but instead are taken from other online sources: galleries, other imageboards, and edited pictures. Most imageboards and 2channel-style discussion boards allow (and encourage) anonymous posting and use a system of tripcodes instead of registration. Anonymity is considered to be one of the advantages of an imageboard. Some boards have from time to time removed the ability to post with a name altogether (known as 'forced anonymous/anonymity'). A tripcode is a means of telecommunication authentication that does not require registration. Tripcodes are most often used in 2channel-style message boards or Futaba Channel-style imageboards. A tripcode is a hashed password by which a person can be identified by others. A tripcode is the result of input to a cryptographic hash function on the message board server, usually entered in the same field as the name. Readers of the board can identify postings made by the same user by comparing tripcodes. If two people use the same user name, they can be told apart because they, presumably, don't know each other's passwords that generate the different tripcodes. This way, the names and passwords don't have to be stored in a database