AllChans Turns 10!

Today, 8-18-2022 marks 10 years since I started AllChans. This site goes back to the days of shii.org/2ch for me which I visted on a regular basis. When the owner m0hey.p0ri posted he was shutting down I decided to buy a domain and keep things going.

For the first year AllChans grew quick but after that time it seemed like the image board community was dying – major chans were disappearing and with little new support for image board software the smaller sites started popping up less and less while others died. I assume it was platforms like facebook, twitter, and reddit taking over with near instant communication available. It seemed like each year I was removing more sites than I was adding. At some point around 2019 it seems like things turned around. Major platforms started pushing harder and hader to limit speech and put policies in place to ban “hate speech” without defining what that meant. Toss in the media getting caught lying over and over to and the major platforms banning/deplatforming people who noticed and people start looking elsewhere to communicate online. I think this started sending people back to anonymous image boards and got new people into creating new image boards. Today, 10 years later, there are more chans listed than at any point in the past. More traffic too:

Not only are there more imageboards than in the past, they are far more active. I remember back when AllChans was fresh going through and seeing the same content for months on many sites. Many of them would be spammed and the spam would sit for weeks. Today there are a large number of very active boards and it seems the community is growing. From my research I think there is the weakness out there of image board software not being actively developed that ends up being a road block to future sites popping up. I hope that doesn’t become the death of the smaller boards in the future.

Over the years I have hosted a couple image boards along side AllChans, none currently though. I know the time and work involved in moderating, maintaining and dealing with CP spammers. Whenever I have to remove a board that has died after being on the site a long time, I get the nostaligia feels real bad.

I want to say that I really appreciate all that these image boards do to keep running. Most of these boards are ad free and run on donations or just out of pocket for the owner. Same applies to Allchans, I think it’s running at a -$1500 loss by now, but to my benefit the site is fairly static and runs off a cheap VPS. I can imagine the costs are significantly more for an active site hosting hundreds of images.

blurry screenshot from what looks like 2013

I do miss having frame browsing of imageboards on AllChans. As some might be aware from previous posts, frames are a no-no on the internet today. One of the big reasons is the mix of https and http image boards, another is any site with hotlinking disabled would not load within a frame. A third reason is google will punish sites that use the dated frames technology. I have tried for years to find a proper menu plugin for wordpress that would allow me to set a custom “target_” on links so they could open in an iframe. (I like wordpress too much to change over to something else) I could make something somewhat usable doing that but havent seen anything that works yet.

Anyway… Happy 10th Birthday to AllChans, and I hope to keep the site going for many more years.

I tried emailing him a few months ago but the email doesnt exist anymore. I have no idea how his future turned out.
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40 Most Popular Image Boards – August 2022

Below is the listing of the top 40 most visited image boards via AllChans for the past month.

NamePercent
4chan7
8Chan.moe5.1
7chan4.2
9Chan3.3
83Channel3.2
8Kun3.1
28Chan3
U-18Chan2.9
3chan2.7
94Chan2.7
Tinychan2.4
4-ch2.4
1chan.us2.3
4chon2.2
1chan.net2.1
zzzchan2.1
Lolnada2
Anon Cafe2
Plus4chan1.6
2Chan (Japanese)1.5
Onee Chan1.4
Final Chan1.2
wapchan1.2
Bunbunmaru1.2
WrongThink1.2
Perfectchan1.1
TranChan1
Hivechan1
Aspiechan1
Kissu.moe1
Gurochan1
Cuatrochan1
Kind.moe1
Krautchan1
Diochan1
Crystal.Cafe0.9
voidchan0.9
VHS Chan0.9
Intern3ts0.8
Frenschan0.8
Epitto0.8
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WrongThink

WrongThink was created in 2020 using the open source doubleplus engine. It features:
– distributed moderation
– reacts
– enhanced spam / flood tools
– user created boards
– overboard
– decent mobile support
– tor
– free speech

Current boards as of 7-27-2022:

BoardDescription
/boards/ – boardsboards
/B/ – RandomFree for all
/wrongthink/ – Wrongthink Software Developmentpreference posting, bikeshedding, it-works-for-me replies
/pol/ – PoliticsIT WAS A PSYOP THE WHOLE TIME
/pol/ – PoliticsYou can say it here.
/rightthink/ – ORDERBack in line, citizen.
/test/ – testing areafor learning and development
/malk/ – malkaviantalk to things maybe they will reply
/noods/ – Pronographysomeone was going to make this board eventually, and now I have
Screenshot from 7-27-2022
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Soyjak.party

soyjak.party, also known as The Party, and countless other names; and also also accessible via basedjak.party, is an imageboard primarily dedicated to datamining. It was first launched on September 19th, 2020 by Soot in order to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the crash of Turkish Airlines Flight 452. The party has 17 boards, which is way too many, but the majority of its activity is on the soyjak board /soy/, which usually gets multiple posts every hour. – Wiki

Boards as of 7-20-2022:

Screenshot from 7-20-2022
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Top 40 Most Popular Image Boards

This is a list of the top 40 most popular anonymous imageboards on AllChans from the last 28 days:

SiteValue Percent
4chan6.5
8Chan.moe5.7
7chan3.7
16chan (currently dead)3.6
83Channel2.9
U-18Chan2.8
8Kun2.7
22Chan2.7
28Chan2.6
94Chan2.6
3chan2.5
1chan.us2.4
420chan2.3
Tinychan2.3
9chan2.2
4-ch2.2
1chan.net2.1
zzzchan2
Lolnada1.9
4chon1.8
Anon Cafe1.8
Plus4chan1.5
2Chan (Japanese)1.5
Laatste Chan1.2
Onee Chan1.2
wapchan1.2
Bunbunmaru1.1
Kissu.moe1
Cuatrochan1
TranChan1
Gurochan1
Epitto1
Diochan1
Classichan0.9
Krautchan0.9
Kind.moe0.9
Hivechan0.9
https://aspiechan.net/0.9
Crystal.Cafe0.9
voidchan0.9
VHS Chan0.9
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8chan.moe

An independent competitor to 8chan, styled 8chan.moe, that was created in 2020 as a home for dispossessed imageboard communities from around the Internet. It has no affiliation with 8kun or that site’s owners, but offers features similar to the original 8chan such as user-created boards and volunteer-managed communities. The site adheres to free-speech principles, although with a much stronger emphasis on prohibiting illegal content than the original 8chan had. Popular boards include:

/v/ – Videogames
/b/ – Random
/hisrol/ – CYOA
/vt/ – Vtuber General Discussion
/digi/ – Net Hangout
/t/ – Technology and computers
/co/ – Comics and Cartoons
/monarchy/, /liberty/, and /fascism/ – the political trifecta boards
/hispachan/, /arepa/, /mex/, /ac/, and several other Spanish-language boards rescued from the collapse of Hispachan.org in 2022
Several boards for all the various types of artwork and hentai
Niche fetish boards like /tkr/ – Tickling Refuge
The #GamerGate archive – /gamergatehq/
and many, many, many more.

8chan.moe utilizes a powerful, dedicated server running Stephen Lynx’s LynxChan imageboard software, which the site staff have played an active role in developing features for since 2020. The site possesses the most advanced frontend of any website using LynxChan, and the staff have developed several other open-source tools and novel concepts around the site, including distributed administration, custom caching solutions, streaming sites, imageboard database importers and converters, Tor-based video hosting, Tor-network proxies, and custom-coded anti-spam and anti-DDoS protective measures for the benefit of all anons who post there.

The backup domain is located at 8chan.se. .cc is a third fallback. TOR access can be found here, or you can access the TOR portal from the clearnet at Redchannit 2.0

8chan.moe home page 6-26-2022
8chan.moe /b/ random 6-26-2022
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Board Cleanup – Removals

A few dead boards have been removed due to extended downtime.  16chan.xzy, 22chan.org, hivechan.com, frenschan.com, geteso.org

22chan has posted a link to https://livechan.org which is a chatroom for the site.

If anyone has any history on what happened to these sites or know if they have changed domains or plan on relaunching, feel free to comment. No login needed to comment, but comments with links are held for moderation.

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ComfyChan

ComfyChan, (formerly Classichan) provides the classic 4chan experience. Comfychab was born in early may this year when a couple anons were talking about making a new altchan. People missed the 4chan of old, and were getting tired of shadowy mods and politics/coomers on modern 4chan. It got too serious for something that started as a little anime website.

Comfychan is an altchan where politics and pron are banned, where posts are removed and people are temp banned instead of perma banned (because smaller community=more manageable), and which has a far more pleasant and interesting community reminiscent of an older era of 4chan, when it was just anime girls insulting everyone instead of some political/horny [crap]hole. It has an approach of quantity<quality when it comes to community building, so it doesn’t try to have a bigger community than 4chan, but instead a better one

Boards as of 6-6-2022

classic chan home page on 6-6-2022
Comfychan 7-27-2022
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9chan

9chan is an anonymous imageboard that promotes ideas over identity. We provide the best tools to host and manage an imageboard community. You must be 18 years or older to visit this site. This site is actively moderated by our team of volunteers around the clock.

9chan allows users to create their own imageboard on the site.

9chan homepage on 6/6/2022
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Hispachan – Dead

HIspachan was removed from the listing since the site is gone 6/6/2022. Pasting this for historical reference:

Hispachan, chan in Spanish.

Hispachan has closed its doors.
After almost 10 years, exhaustion and the difficulty of maintaining a site like Hispachan has made us decide to end it. Many heartfelt thanks to all those who have collaborated with the project over the years.Here are some interesting links:

• DISCORD : Some anons use 

this Discord server as a meeting point . Perhaps you can entertain yourself there, or they can advise you on new chanes or shelters that are currently hosting the Hispachan community.

• HISPASEXY : The 

world’s largest channel where you can share sexy content in Spanish , for collectors, models and influencers.

• /h/: The board /h/ – Hentai of Hispasexy 

is open again .

• TWITTER : 

Hispachan’s official Twitter , in case any staff member has something relevant to say in the future.

See you always! :3

Spain 2012-2022

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