8kun is an imageboard running OpenIB. 8kun consists of many different boards, most of which are run by independent Board Owners unrelated to the 8kun administration.
An imageboard lets you post text and images anonymously (without a name) about any topic - or no topic at all. Unlike forums, imageboards do not hold or store old content permanently and old threads are pruned as new ones are created.
8kun is a platform that hosts a large selection of imageboards to browse. Most of the individual boards that make up 8kun are maintained by their respective Board Owners, who are not affiliated with the 8kun administration.
The 8kun global staff upholds the 8kun Global Rule and protects it from illegal content and spam. The 8kun administration does not enforce any rules other than the 8kun Global Rule. Any complaints about the content, management, or moderation of a board should be addressed to the Board Owner of said board, unless it violates the laws of the United States of America - because that is where the servers are located - or the 8kun Global Rule.
Navigate to the board you would like to post on, fill out the post form, and click on New Thread. On most boards, you are required to upload an image, but, if you do not have one, you can also draw a picture by using the oekaki applet ([Show post options & limits] > Show oekaki applet). No board requires you to provide a name or email address. By clicking on [Show post options & limits], you can also choose a flag (if available on the board where you want to post), embed video links, choose not to bump, and spoiler images.
On 8kun, threads are ordered from newest (top) to oldest (bottom), while replies are ordered from oldest (top) to newest (bottom). To reply to a thread, click on [Reply] on any thread on a board's index page or, from a board's catalog, click on any thread tile. Enter your reply in the Comment field. Once it is posted, your reply will be highlighted in the thread.
Click on the number of the post you wish to reply to. A Quick Reply box will pop up automatically, prepopulated with the post number you are replying to. Enter your reply under the post number and click on New Reply. When someone replies to you, you will see (You) after the post number as a hint.
If you wish to delete a post you made or an image you posted, you can do so by clicking on the triangle on the left side of your post. Board Owners may disable self-deletion, so it might not always be an option.
You can also report, hide, or filter other posts by clicking on the triangle.
Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal in the United States of America and do not create boards with the purpose of posting or spreading such content.
Other than that, you are free to make whatever rules you want on your board.
For more information about the Dost test, please click here.
In short, the 8kun administration does not tolerate images of real children and Global Volunteers will treat such content as either child pornography or a Dost violation. Such content will be deleted and the IP address that posted it will be banned permanently.
Users may reply to threads without bumping them to the top of the index or the catalog by entering sage in the email field or checking the Do not bump box in the reply window (Show post options & limits > Options > Do not bump).
Most posts on 8kun are made anonymously, but this is not the only way to post. The Name field can be used to establish identity as follows:
Please note: on 8kun, Board Owners may disable the Name field by clicking on Settings and checking the Forced anonymous box. Additionally, users are able to anonymize all posts on any 8kun board by clicking on [Options] (top-right corner) and checking the Forced anonymity box under General.
There are three different lists that may be displayed at the top (from left to right):
All lists are optional. You may disable the Trending Boards and Top Boards lists by clicking on [Options] and unchecking either the Show top boards box or the Show trending boards box or both. By default, only the Trending Boards list will be displayed.
8kun has a first-party archive. It only archives threads that are automatically pruned from a board's catalog, that is, no deleted threads or posts are ever archived. Users may find the link to a board's archive on said board's index page or catalog. Each board has its own separate archive, which, in turn, categorizes archived threads by year, month, and week of creation. Currently, the 8kun archive has no search function and users cannot post in archived threads.
The use of VPNs is allowed on all boards. Unlike Tor posting, Board Owners cannot opt out of posting through VPNs. However, Board Owners and their volunteers might ban some VPNs unknowingly, since they cannot see raw IPs, only hashed IP addresses. If your VPN has been banned, a ban message will be displayed and you may appeal the ban.
If you receive infinite CAPTCHAs without being able to post after switching to a VPN, restart your browser and try again.
Likely not. If you are banned, you should see a ban page telling you that you are.
Yes, please email email@example.com if you wish to advertise or if you have any questions.
Click on the gear icon in the top bar or the manage board link on 8kun's front page to reach the login or dashboard page.
There, you have access to the noticeboard (messages from the 8kun administration), your personal inbox, the report queue, the board-specific ban list, the ban appeals (if any) for the Board Owner and / or Board Volunteers, a page where you can edit your profile, and the recent board-specific posts.
If you are a Board Owner, go to your board settings and click on Edit board volunteers. Then, add a username and a password for the Board Volunteer account you wish to create.
Make sure you are using the Board Owner or Board Volunteer interface to view your board. The URL of your browser should be http://jthnx5wyvjvzsxtu.onion/mod.php?/
If you are the Board Owner, enter ## Board Owner in the Name field.
If you are a Board Volunteer on the board, enter ## Board Volunteer in the Name field. Create your post and click on New Reply. It will appear with your capcode.
On 8kun, any board may be automatically deleted if it receives no new posts for four (4) weeks. A board may also be deleted, blocked, or banned by the 8kun Administrator if the board is found to have been allowing and / or encouraging illegal content under United States law, per the 8kun Global Rule.
Alternatively, at the discretion of the 8kun administration and in compliance with promises made to the United States House Committee on Homeland Security in 2019, the board in question may be set to read-only mode or restricted by the 8kun Administrator during an emergency.
You may lose access to your board if you fail to log in for two weeks. Furthermore, you may lose access to your board if it is reassigned as a result of noncompliance with one of the conditions for board reassignment.
If the Board Owner is not doing anything illegal, the 8kun administration cannot and will not help you. The 8kun administration does not dictate how Board Owners or their volunteers should manage their boards.
However, a few conditions must be met:
If the Board Owner fails to comply with any of the above, you may report the board to the 8kun Administration by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (backup: email@example.com). The board will then be eligible for reassignment, at the discretion of the 8kun administration.
For a list of boards that are available for claim, click here.
Your board will be restricted by the 8kun administration if you allow illegal content on your board or in some way neglect your moderation duties. If no moderation is done on your board for two weeks and your board's reports are not being taken care of, your board may be restricted regardless of your account's login activity as Board Owner.
On 8kun, before deleting, blocking, or banning a board, the 8kun Administrator may choose to restrict it as a warning. On a restricted board, users are not able to post or view images, post through Tor, or link to other websites. Furthermore, the board is unindexed and CAPTCHA per post is enabled. This restricted status may or may not be removed later, at the discretion of the 8kun administration.
On 8kun, specific boards or the entire website will be set to read-only mode in the event of an emergency, including, but not limited to, posts that announce imminent lawless action that is ultimately consummated. When read-only mode is enabled, users will be unable to post.
If the board has embedding enabled, users can currently embed the following: youtube.com, xhamster.com, vid.me, thegoldwater.com, redtube.com, pornhub.com, vimeo.com, tube8.com, xvideos.com, youjizz.com, twitch.tv, dailymotion.com, vaughnlive.tv, liveleak.com, nicovideo.jp, streamable.com, soundcloud.com, xaniatube.com, vlive.tv, vocaroo.com, hooktube.com, and smashcast.tv.