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/3/ - 3DCG

  1. Images and discussion should relate to 3D modeling and imagery.
  2. Remember: This is a worksafe board! No adult content is allowed.

/a/ - Anime & Manga

  1. All images and resulting discussion should pertain to anime or manga.
  2. The use of spoiler tags is highly recommended. To spoilerize text, enclose it like so: [spoiler]spoiled text[/spoiler]. In addition, images may be spoilerized by checking the "[Spoiler Image?]" box on the submission form.
  3. Purposeful spoiling of a series may result in post deletion and temporary ban.
  4. The discussion of "live action" television shows is permitted so long as they are distinctly rooted in, or based off of an anime or manga series.
  5. Japanese visual novels should be posted in /jp/, and Western on /vg/.

/aco/ - Adult Cartoons

  1. All images and discussion should pertain to 2D/3DCG adult illustrations of "Western" origin or style. Images of Japanese/"Eastern" origin and style should be posted on the appropriate board.
  2. Global Rule #3 is in effect. No anthropomorphic ("furry") or grotesque ("guro") images are permitted, and all images should depict "of age" participants. Images depicting bestiality, scat, or generally seen to be "extreme" in nature are not to be uploaded.
  3. All images should be of high quality and high resolution. No doodles or garbage artwork. 4chan's moderation team will be the arbiters of what is and is not high quality.
  4. Please provide relevant information in your opening post where possible (e.g., source material, artist name, etc) in order to minimize requests for the source of an image.
  5. The posting of 'real' images is discouraged.

/adv/ - Advice

  1. All advice threads welcome. Offering or requesting is allowed.
  2. This is the destination for all questions regarding specific personal problems.
  3. All threads are expected to be constructive in nature; BAWWWing and venting is discouraged.
  4. No hookup or camwhore threads! Take that to /soc/.

/an/ - Animals & Nature

  1. All images of animals and nature are welcome.
  2. Posting images depicting animal cruelty is strictly forbidden.

/asp/ - Alternative Sports

  1. This board is for discussion of sports other than the major professional sports. This includes topics such as skydiving, surfing, skateboarding, rock-climbing, bungee-jumping, BMX, wrestling, paintball and other "extreme" sports.
  2. Discussions about professional sports teams, leagues, and athletes should be posted to /sp/. Discussions about eSports should be posted to /vg/.

/b/ - Random

  1. ZOMG NONE!!!1*
  2. Global rules 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are enforced.

Note: "ZOMG NONE!!!1" applies to moderators as well.

/biz/ - Business & Finance

  1. All discussion should pertain to business, finance, and economics related topics. This includes financial markets, securities, currencies (including cryptocurrencies), and commodities—as well as topics relating to starting and running a business.
  2. All political discussion belongs in /pol/. Conspiracy theories belong in /x/.
  3. Absolutely no advertising, soliciting, or promotion of any kind. You may not discuss projects you have an interest in without making that disclosure. We will remove anything that remotely breaks this rule.

/c/ - Anime/Cute

  1. Images should be cute ("moe") in nature.
  2. Ecchi belongs on its respective board. Males belong on the cute/male board.
  3. Heterosexual couples are allowed.

/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL

  1. Pictures depicting those in costume play ("cosplay") and elegant gothic lolita ("EGL") dress are welcome.
  2. Don't bring community vendettas onto this board. Singling out individual cosplayers for the purposes of trolling them will not be tolerated.
  3. J-fashion is allowed. Models can be of any ethnicity, but the fashion should be of Japanese origin.
  4. "What Are You Wearing Today" threads should be cosplay/EGL/J-fashion focused. General fashion threads should be posted to /fa/.
  5. Health threads belong on /adv/ or /fit/.

/ck/ - Food & Cooking

  1. Images and discussion should relate to food and cooking.
  2. Recipes are welcome! Feel free to talk about your favorite dishes and discuss past cooking experiences.

/cm/ - Cute/Male

  1. Images should depict animated males and be cute ("moe") in nature. Shounen-ai images are permitted.
  2. Yaoi belongs on its own respective board. Couples belong on the anime/cute board.
  3. This board is for animated content only. Images depicting "real" people will be removed.

/co/ - Comics & Cartoons

  1. Images and discussion should pertain to media of Western origin.
  2. Spoiler tag use is enforced. Don't know how to use spoiler tags? Read this.

/d/ - Hentai/Alternative

  1. "Alternative" images including: futanari, bondage, tentacles, etc. are welcome. Caveats below.
  2. Images depicting bestiality, guro, scat, or generally seen to be "extreme" in nature are not to be uploaded.
  3. Western drawn/styled ("toon") pictures and fan drawn ("fanart") images are not allowed.

/diy/ - Do It Yourself

  2. Do not post instructions for how to make weapons or any device that might bring harm to a person. Think "Instructables" and "Make Magazine" not "Anarchist's Cookbook."

/e/ - Ecchi

  1. Only softcore nudity is permitted. Hardcore images should remain on the hentai board.
  2. Ecchi material is suggestive and often times cute, however, it should not be mistaken for the cute board.

/fa/ - Fashion

  1. Images and discussion should pertain to fashion and apparel.

/fit/ - Fitness

  1. Images and discussion related to dieting, exercise, healthy living, and workout plans is welcome here.
  2. Relationship, dating advice, and "mental health" threads belong on /adv/.

/g/ - Technology

  1. Images depicting the technology of past, present, and future are all welcome here.
  2. Support threads are allowed, but discouraged. Please consult a search engine before making such threads. "Obvious advice" threads may be removed at our discretion.
  3. You may use [code] tags to highlight syntax and preserve whitespace. To use them, just wrap your code snippets [code]like this[/code].

/gd/ - Graphic Design

  1. This board is for the discussion of graphic design software and computer-aided graphic design techniques (ie. "Photoshopping").
  2. Requests for Photoshopping or any other work should go on /r/.

/gif/ - Adult GIF

  1. All GIFs should be animated—no static images.

/h/ - Hentai

  1. Information pertaining to the artist, character's name, originating manga/doujin, etc. is highly valued. Please provide this information if it is available to you.
  2. Images should depict "of age" participants. Lolikon and shota images are not permitted.
  3. In addition, alternative, ecchi, shota, yuri, and yaoi content belong on their respective boards.
  4. The posting of paysite passwords is forbidden.
  5. Western drawn/styled ("toon") pictures and fan drawn ("fanart") images are not allowed.

/hc/ - Hardcore

  1. Only tasteful hardcore pornography allowed.
  2. No images depicting abuse.
  3. This board is for straight content.
  4. Requests belong in /r/!
  5. No "fakes" or photo manipulations of any kind. This includes "morphs."

/his/ - History & Humanities

  1. All images and discussion should pertain to the humanities: history, philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages, etc.
  2. Discussions about books, poetry, and other forms of literature should be posted on /lit/.
  3. Discussions about politics and current events should be posted on /pol/. Global Rule #3 is in effect: blatantly racist posts may result in a ban.
  4. Please do not start threads about events taking place less than 25 years ago.

/hm/ - Handsome Men

  1. Only tasteful adult male photos and pornography is allowed. Topics relating to LGBT lifestyles should be posted on /lgbt/.
  2. No images depicting abuse.
  3. This board is for gay, male content only. Do not post traps or trans content.
  4. Self pics, cock shots, etc. "Rate me" threads, camwhore threads, and hookup threads should be posted on /soc/.
  5. No "fakes" or photo manipulations of any kind. This includes "morphs."
  6. Absolutely no underage content (under 18) of any sort. Violators will be issued permanent bans.

/hr/ - High Resolution

  1. Post quality high-resolution 2D/3D artwork, scans, photography, and images of interest here.
  2. Do not simply post images because they have large dimensions. If an image would be of interest to another board, please crosspost the image (resizing if necessary).
  3. The high resolution board was created to provide a venue for extremely large images. It is not intended to be a random board.
  4. Non-worksafe images are allowed, however content must be kept tasteful (no grossout images).

/i/ - Oekaki

  1. Oekakis can be random in nature, but please, no "junk" drawings. Quality over quantity!

/ic/ - Artwork/Critique

  1. User-created artwork is submitted for critique, and visual art is discussed. Do not claim authorship of works you did not create.
  2. Only constructive criticism will be accepted. Rude or offensive comments will result in a ban.
  3. Requests for free work of any sort are forbidden.
  4. Discussion of drawing tablets belongs in /g/.

/int/ - International

  1. This board is for the discussion of foreign culture and language. Please be respectful.
  2. Posting in languages other than English is allowed—and encouraged!
  3. All politics and current events belong on /pol/.

/jp/ - Otaku Culture

  1. All images and discussion should pertain to light and visual novels, figures and other otaku paraphernalia, Touhou Project, Vocaloid, doujin works and music, and diverse niche Japanese interests (kigurumi, idols, mahjong, tea).
  2. This is the appropriate board for the discussion of Japanese visual novels and light novels. Western visual novels should be posted to /vg/, and translated visual novels are fine on either board.

/k/ - Weapons

  1. All weaponry is welcome. Military vehicles/knives/other weapons are included, this board isn't just for firearms!

/lit/ - Literature

  1. All literature discussion is welcome, however fan-fic is not allowed.

/lgbt/ - LGBT

  1. This board is for the respectful discussion of LGBT lifestyle and the LGBT community.
  2. Hookup and "rate me"/camwhore threads belong on /soc/.
  3. Remember, this is a WORKSAFE BOARD. Absolutely no nudity or pornography!

/m/ - Mecha

  1. All mecha and mecha-related (ex: pilots, core fighter, mecha girl, hobby model) images are allowed.

/mlp/ - Pony

  1. This is the destination for all cartoon/anime pony related content on 4chan. (Note: This rule has been changed to accommodate Filly Funtasia, and does not override previous rule clarifications that ban certain threads.)
  2. This is a work safe board. No pornographic images or other not safe for work content is allowed (this includes clop).
  3. Topics must be show-related. When discussing people, they must be associated with the show and not the fandom.
  4. No roleplay.
  5. Ponies only—no anthro.

/mu/ - Music

  1. Discuss music, artists, and instruments here. All images should relate to the topic at hand.
  2. Trolling, instigating, or participating in a flamewar will result in a ban.
  3. Please try to keep duplicate topics to a minimum by always searching for an old or active thread before posting a new one. Do not post a continuation of a thread until the bump limit is reached.

/n/ - Transportation

  1. All sorts of transportation pictures and discussion welcome. Trains, planes, ships, bicycles, flying elevators—post 'em all!
  2. Please keep automobiles on the auto board.
  3. Military vehicles should be posted on the weapons board.

/news/ - Current News

  1. All topics and discussion should be about current news articles. The OP must contain a valid URL of an article from a credible news site (i.e., a newspaper, news magazine, or TV channel). Blog and editorial articles are not acceptable.
  2. News articles should be current; no articles older than 48 hours should be posted.
  3. Global rules are in effect. Blatant trolling and racism is not permitted.
  4. Note that you can also discuss news articles on /pol/; /news/ is specifically for current news articles.

/o/ - Auto

  1. All motor vehicle pictures are allowed.
  2. Photos of models and "race queens" are permitted, so long as they are sufficiently clothed.

/out/ - Outdoors

  1. This board is for discussions about hiking, camping, geocaching, orienteering, farming, gardening, etc.

/p/ - Photography

  1. Only upload images that you, the photographer, have taken.
  2. Post only photos that show at least trace amounts of thoughtful composition. Do not upload random snapshots.
  3. Even though EXIF data is made available when encoded, please post as much relevant technical information as possible, such as: camera, kit, lens, etc.
  4. Include a short description with your photograph, such as when and where it was photographed and under what circumstances.
  5. As with the art critique board, only constructive criticism will be tolerated.

/po/ - Papercraft & Origami

  1. Upload your papercraft and origami images here!
  2. Requesting is permitted.

/pol/ - Politically Incorrect

  1. Debate and discussion related to politics and current events is welcome.
  2. You are free to speak your mind, but do not attack other users. You may challenge one another, but keep it civil!
  3. Posting pornography is not permitted. This is a politics board, not a porn board.

/r/ - Request

  1. All requests, be they for content or reseeds, belong here.
  2. Provide ample information in your request. Be specific—requests for "hentai" instead of "Shirow - x Works" may be removed. Link back to existing post(s) if possible.
  3. Check the board for pre-existing and similar requests before reposting.
  4. Do not request or discuss material protected by United States copyright law.

/r9k/ - ROBOT9001

  1. A place for hanging out and posting greentext stories.
  2. Global Rule #3 is in effect—/b/ material belongs on /b/.
  3. Advice threads belong on /adv/, and "rate me," meetup, and camwhore threads on /soc/.
  4. Purposefully evading the ROBOT9000 filter is not permitted.

/s4s/ - Shit 4chan Says

  1. You must check your #fortune in order to post on this board.
  2. Global rules 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are enforced.
  3. No porn dump threads. Keep that shit on /b/.

Note: Moderators must check their #fortune as well.

/s/ - Sexy Beautiful Women

  1. All images should depict women sexy and beautiful in nature. Images should also be relatively high in quality and resolution.
  2. If you know any information about a photo not already submitted, post it! (ex: model's name, where to find the full set, link(s) to more/similar content, etc.). Reminder: Global Rule 4 still applies.
  3. No hardcore or related fetish images allowed. Take it to /hc/!
  4. Racist remarks, trolls, and bump-replies (ex: "moar!") are not welcome.
  5. The posting of paysite passwords is forbidden.
  6. Absolutely no underage content (under 18) of any sort. Violators will be issued permanent bans.
  7. No "fakes" or photo manipulations of any kind. This includes "morphs."

/sci/ - Science & Math

  1. All science and math related topics welcome.
  2. Homework threads will be deleted, and the poster banned.
  3. No "religion vs. science" threads.

/soc/ - Cams & Meetups

  1. All images and discussion should be related to camming and socializing with other users ("rate me," meetup, report in, etc). Photos should be of yourself (timestamps encouraged!)—random porn dumps are not allowed.
  2. No whining (aka "BAWWW") or "life" threads. This is not your personal blog.
  3. Tinychat and Amazon wishlist/begging threads are not allowed.
  4. Soliciting or offering payments for photos, webcam shows, etc is not allowed.
  5. Do not stalk or harass any users. Be civil to camwhores.
  6. Requesting contact info outside of contact and meetup threads is not allowed. Offering your contact info unsolicited is also disallowed. Responding to a request for contact info is allowed.
  7. Asking a user to write on a sign is not allowed, unless said user is actively taking requests. Timestamp requests are permitted.
  8. Please try to keep duplicate topics to a minimum by always searching for an old or active thread before posting a new one. Do not post a continuation of a thread until the bump limit is reached.
  9. Respect the gender of a thread. If the OP specifies women, only women should reply with images (and vice versa for men). tl;dr: Men, don't post pictures of yourself or your nether regions in female threads.

/sp/ - Sports

  1. All sports welcome.
  2. In the interest of keeping this board general, please combine threads related to similar topics (example: specific teams, games, players, etc.).

/t/ - Torrents

  1. All material licensed in the United States is prohibited. This includes music, manga, hentai, artbooks, and anything else protected by United States copyright law. (Note: 99% of what you will find on the internet is probably unlicensed, however first check and make sure it is before posting!)
  2. There will be no "warez" allowed. Warez is classified as: retail software, games, movies, etc. See the above rule.
  3. Content should be Japanese in theme or origin. The torrents board is not your standard anime tracker. As such, no anime of any kind is to be posted on this board.

/tg/ - Traditional Games

  1. Board games, paper games, war games, card games, etc. go here!

/toy/ - Toys

  1. Toys, toys, toys!
  2. Absolutely no Japanese figurines. Action figures are permitted.
  3. No "hot glue" fetish images.

/trash/ - Off-topic

  1. Global rules 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 are enforced.
  2. Don't complain about your off-topic thread being moved here.
  3. Lolikon and shota images are not permitted.

/trv/ - Travel

  1. Post images and information about various locales, places you've traveled, or hope to visit in the future.
  2. Feel free to ask questions about other cultures, and post in native languages.
  3. This board is for all the countries of the world. The more diverse, the better!

/tv/ - Television & Film

  1. Content should pertain to television shows, movies, actors/actresses, film equipment, etc.
  2. All actress and actor discussion should pertain directly to their roles and careers. Off-topic discussion will be deleted.
  3. Global Rule 13 applies—all images of actresses should be accompanied by relevant discussion.
  4. Please make use of the spoiler image checkbox and spoiler tags. Purposeful spoiling of a series or movie is not allowed.

/u/ - Yuri

  1. All images and discussion should pertain to the yuri genre. Yuri is lesbian and/or softcore in nature, and of Japanese origin.
  2. Images must not contain men, and should ideally be of two or more women. The occasional solo image is allowed as long as it's relevant to the topic, but solo image dumps should be posted on /e/.

/v/ - Video Games

  1. All posts should pertain to video games, their consoles, and video game culture. Threads should remain on topic and stay in theme with the board. Don't post off-topic garbage.
  2. Flaming/flagrant "fanboyism"/etc. will not be tolerated.
  3. Threads should not devolve into flamewars. Instigating or encouraging such activity will not be tolerated.
  4. Please refrain from reposting. If possible, try to skim the board for threads pertaining to your topics/info that may have already been posted.
  5. Purposeful spoiling of a game's plot or other details may result in post deletion and temporary ban. Use spoiler tags where appropriate.
  6. "Generals"—long-term, recurring threads about a specific game—should be posted in /vg/. This is not to say threads about specific games cannot be created on /v/, just that long-term, recurring threads belong in /vg/.

/vg/ - Video Game Generals

  1. This board is for the posting of video game "general" threads, which are long-term, recurring threads about a specific topic.
  2. Western visual novels should be posted here, and Japanese visual novels on /jp/. Translated visual novels are allowed on either board.

/vp/ - Pokémon

  1. For Pokémon related discussion.
  2. Please respect global rules 3 and 5—no non-work safe or "furry" material should be posted on this board.
  3. Post all Pokégirl hentai to /h/.
  4. Do not incite genwars. Keep discussions civil and don't let them devolve into flaming.
  5. GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL. This will be severely punished and strictly enforced.

/vr/ - Retro Games

  1. This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games. Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other games on platforms launched in 1999 or earlier. Sixth generation and later consoles are not considered retro.

/w/ - Anime/Wallpapers

  1. Wallpapers should be distinctly anime or J-pop related. They can be real world pictures, just make sure they're noticeably tied to Japanese culture.
  2. Image quality is a must. A minimum resolution of 480x600 pixels is enforced on this board.

/wg/ - Wallpapers/General

  1. Wallpapers may depict anything within reason. Please keep adult-oriented pictures and the likes off of this board.
  2. Image quality is a must. A minimum resolution of 480x600 pixels is enforced on this board.

/wsg/ - Worksafe GIF

  1. All worksafe GIFs welcome.
  2. All GIFs should be animated—no static images.

/x/ - Paranormal

  1. For all your creepy images and stories.

/y/ - Yaoi

  1. All yaoi, unless otherwise noted, is allowed. This includes bara.
  2. This board is for animated content only. Images depicting "real" people will be removed.

/f/ - Flash

  1. All uploaded files should be uniquely Japanese (pertain to Japanese culture). "Run of the mill" content is to be had elsewhere.
  2. Posting retail Flash files or Flash exploits is prohibited.
  3. The tagging of uploaded files is mandatory. Improperly tagged items may be removed without notice. Abuse of the tagging system may result in temporary ban.
  4. If your file is to be tagged as "[?] Other", re-examine the first rule before submission.


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