Board Addition Timeline

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This page is made to catalog all 4chan boards addition dates. This does not cover name changes. Blue means there is a board additon, red means there was a removal, orange means it was frozen (very rare). It will still show red even if it is just a temporary removal or a possible, date uncertain removal. The textboards have less information written on them in this timeline because I've chosen to focus on information regarding the imageboards, but if you really want to have information about them in this page, the next sentence has information about how you can contact me. If you see any dates that look out of place or have any information about these additions/removals, feel free to shoot me an email at 4chansociety@gmail.com. This is mainly for the GET catalog.

2003

October 1

/b/ - Anime/Random

October 2

/h/ - Hentai

October 6

/c/ - Anime/Cute

/d/ - Hentai/Alternative

/y/ - Yaoi

/w/ - Anime/Wallpapers

/i/ - 4chan Oekaki BBS

October 9

/g/ - Guro

/s/ - Sexy Beautiful Women

November 8

/a/ - Anime

/l/ - Lolikon

November 10

/r/ - TRAINZ (test/temporary/unlisted)

November 22

/r/ - TRAINZ removed (moved to 1chan)

December 16

/t/ - Torrents

December 29

/l/ - Lolikon was temporarily deleted.

2004

January 8

/l/ - Lolikon returns.

/r/ - Requests

January 25

/t/ - Torrents was temporarily deleted.

February 19

/t/ - Torrents returns.

/f/ - Flash

February 21

/amh/ - Anime-Manga-Hentai (discussion board)

/bbs/ - 4chan Discussion (discussion board)

February 28

/p/ - Photo existed by this day.

/u/ - Yuri existed by this day.

February 29 - August 16

/amh/ - Anime-Manga-Hentai (discussion board) was removed during this time, probably.

February 29 - October 10

/bbs/ - 4chan Discussion (discussion board) was (possibly) removed during this time. The other possibility is it was removed February 2 - February 18 2006.

March 1

/q/ - Questions (EMERGENCY DISCUSSION)

March 2-8

/q/ - Questions was removed during this time. Last time /q/ - Questions was seen was March 2, although it was probably removed sometime on March 8.

March 28

/g/ - Guro removed around this time.

March 30-31

/cm/ - Cute/Male was created on one of these days.

April 6 - August 16

/n/ - Trains was created during this time.

/anime/ - Anime was created during this time.

/ascii/ - ASCII Art was created during this time.

/game/ - Games was created during this time.

April 30

/dis/ - Discussion (discussion board)

/sug/ - Suggestions (discussion board)

June 1-20

/m/ - Mecha was (possibly) created during this time. The other possibility is it was removed August 9-12 2004.

June 17 - October 10

/g/ - Guro was brought back somewhere during this time.

August 9-12

/m/ - Mecha was (possibly) created during this time. The other possibility is it was removed June 1-20 2004.

September 8

/k/ - Weapons

/o/ - Auto

/sm/ - Shota/Male

September 29

/z/ - ZOMG NONE!!1 was also created around this time.

October 9

/ib/ - Oekaki Random

/ip/ - Oekaki Pro

/v/ - Video Games

/tech/ - Technology (discussion board)

/n/ - Trains was removed.

/i/ - 4chan Oekaki BBS was removed (split to /ib/ and /ip/).

October 15 - December 1

/tl/ - Torrents/Loli was created during this time.

October 31

/l/ - Lolikon was temporarily deleted.

/sm/ - Shota/Male was temporarily deleted.

November 3

/z/ - ZOMG NONE!!1 was deleted around this time.

November 5

/l/ - Lolikon returns (not4chan).

/sm/ - Shota/Male returns (not4chan).

November 15

/g/ - Guro was removed.

2005

January 19

/e/ - Ecchi

/3/ - 3DCG

/g/ - Technology

/n/ - Nature and Wildlife

January 27

/ic/ - Art/Critique

/p/ - Photography

/x/ - General Photo

/p/ - Photo removed (replaced by /p/ - Photography).

February 20 - March 22

/l/ - Lolikon was removed during this time.

/sm/ - Shota/Male was removed during this time.

/tl/ - Torrents/Loli was removed during this time.

February 26

/gif/ - Animated GIF

/hr/ - High Resolution

/wg/ - Wallpapers/General

/x/ - General Photo was removed.

April 1

/fur/ - Furry (april fools)

April 3

/fur/ - Furry (april fools) was removed.

May 12 - June 6

/3/ - 3DCG was removed during this time.

August 28 - December 31

/5/ - Secret (unlisted/secret) was created during this time (estimate).

2006

February 2 - February 18

/bbs/ - 4chan Discussion (discussion board) was (possibly) removed during this time. The other possibility is it was removed February 29 - October 10 2004.

/dis/ - Discussion (discussion board) was removed during this time.

/sug/ - Suggestions (discussion board) was removed during this time.

February 6

/5/ - Secret (unlisted/secret) was removed.

April 6

/co/ - Comics & Cartoons

/po/ - Papercraft & Origami

/sp/ - Sports

April 8

/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL

/ck/ - Food & Cooking

/mu/ - Music

/n/ - News

/n/ - Nature and Wildlife is replaced by /an/ - Animals & Nature (while the /n/ board is given to /n/ - News).

/an/ - Animals & Nature

/tv/ - Television

/ip/ - Oekaki/Pro was removed (merged into /i/ - Oekaki).

/ib/ - Oekaki/Random was removed (merged into /i/ - Oekaki).

/i/ - Oekaki

/yg/ - Danimals (it was possibly named Yogurt. Also, unlisted/secret.)

May 8

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) (estimate).

May 15

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) was removed (estimate).

July 22-23

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) returned on one of these days.

August 19-20

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) was removed (it may have been on August 6. The last link to a /con/ thread was on August 19-20 so it would only make since it was deleted very soon after.).

August 1 - September 30

/j/ - /j/ - Janitor & Moderator Discussion (staff) was created during this time (estimate).

November 1 - November 20

/yg/ - Danimals (it was possibly named Yogurt. Also, unlisted/secret.) was removed during this time (estimate).

December 8

/sp/ - Sports was removed.

2007

February 15

/tg/ - Traditional Games

/x/ - Paranormal

July 19

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) returns (v.3).

July 21

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) was removed.

September 5

/rs/ - Rapidshare

September 24

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) returns (v.4).

September 29-30

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) was removed on one of these days.

2008

February 19

/fa/ - Fashion

/fit/ - Health & Fitness

/hc/ - Hardcore

/n/ - Transportation

/sp/ - Sports returns.

/toy/ - Toys

/trv/ - Travel

/n/ - News is replaced by /n/ - Transportation.

February 20

/jp/ - Japan/General

/r9k/ - ROBOT9000

August 10

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) returns (v.5).

September 3

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) was removed.

2009

November 13 2009 - January 25 2010

/hc/ - Hardcore was removed during this time.

December 21

/fk/ - For Kids! (unlisted/secret)

December 23

/fk/ - For Kids! (unlisted/secret) is frozen.

2010

January 25

/3/ - 3DCG returns.

/adv/ - Advice

/lit/ - Literature

/new/ - News

/int/ - International

/sci/ - Science & Math

July 14

/vp/ - Pokemon

2011

January 9

/soc/ - Social

January 17

/r9k/ - ROBOT9000 was removed.

/new/ - News was removed.

October 22

/diy/ - Do It Yourself

October 23

/hc/ - Hardcore returns.

November 8

/new/ - News was revived (accidental).

November 8-10

/new/ - News was removed (estimate).

November 10

/r9k/ - ROBOT9001 returns.

/pol/ - Politically Incorrect

2012

February 16

/vg/ - Video Game Generals

/mlp/ - Pony

February 16-18

/hm/ - Handsome Men was created during this time (95% sure it was created on the 16th but just to be safe).

June 5

/wsg/ - Worksafe GIF (split from /gif/ - Animated GIF).

August 8

/q/ - 4chan Discussion

2013

March 18

/asp/ - Alternative Sports

/gd/ - Graphic Design

/out/ - Outdoors

/lgbt/ - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender

/vr/ - Retro Games

April 1

[s4s] - Shit 4chan Says

September 18

/q/ - 4chan Discussion was removed.

September 29

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) returns (v.6).

October 7

/con/ - Conventions (temporary) was removed.

2014

February 13

/biz/ - Business & Finance

April 7

The textboards were frozen around this time.

/rs/ - Rapidshares was frozen around this time.

April 18

/test/ - Testing (test)

April 19

/test/ - Testing was removed.

May 1-31

/fk/ - For Kids! was removed during this month.

2015

January 22

/qa/ - Question & Answer

June 13 - July 15

The textboards are finally all deleted after being frozen for more than a year.

October 1

/aco/ - Adult Cartoons

October 31

/his/ - History & Humanities

November 7

/trash/ - Off-Topic

November 14

/news/ - Current News

December 20

/wsr/ - Worksafe Requests (split from /r/ - Requests).

2016

April 27

/film/ - Film & Movies

/film/ - Film & Movies was removed.

/qst/ - Quests

October 4

/vip/ - Very Important Posts

2017

April 1

/can/ - Animals/Cute (april fools, merging of /c/ - Anime/Cute and /an/ - Animals & Nature)

/cock/ - Comics & Cartoons & Cooking (april fools, merging of /co/ - Comics & Cartoons and /ck/ - Food & Cooking)

/fap/ - Fashion & Photography (april fools, merging of /fa/ - Fashion and /p/ - Photography)

/fitlit/ - Well-Rounded Citizens (april fools, merging of /fit/ - Health & Fitness and /lit/ - Literature)

/mo/ - Mecha & Auto (april fools, merging of /m/ - Mecha and /o/ - Auto)

/mtv/ - Video Killed The Radio Star (april fools, merging of /mu/ - Music and /tv/ - Television & Film)

/mlpol/ - My Little Politics (april fools, merging of /mlp/ - Pony and /pol/ - Politically Incorrect)

/outsoc/ - Outdoor Socialization (april fools, merging of /out/ - Outdoors and /soc/ - Cams & Meetups)

/spa/ - Tanoshii Sports (april fools, merging of /sp/ - Sports and /a/ - Anime & Manga)

/vint/ - International Vidya (april fools, merging of /v/ - Video Games and /int/ - International)

/can/ - Animals/Cute (april fools, merging of /c/ - Anime/Cute and /an/ - Animals & Nature) was removed.

/cock/ - Comics & Cartoons & Cooking (april fools, merging of /co/ - Comics & Cartoons and /ck/ - Food & Cooking) was removed.

/fap/ - Fashion & Photography (april fools, merging of /fa/ - Fashion and /p/ - Photography) was removed.

/fitlit/ - Well-Rounded Citizens (april fools, merging of /fit/ - Health & Fitness and /lit/ - Literature) was removed.

/mo/ - Mecha & Auto (april fools, merging of /m/ - Mecha and /o/ - Auto) was removed.

/mtv/ - Video Killed The Radio Star (april fools, merging of /mu/ - Music and /tv/ - Television & Film) was removed.

/mlpol/ - My Little Politics (april fools, merging of /mlp/ - Pony and /pol/ - Politically Incorrect) was removed.

/outsoc/ - Outdoor Socialization (april fools, merging of /out/ - Outdoors and /soc/ - Cams & Meetups) was removed.

/spa/ - Tanoshii Sports (april fools, merging of /sp/ - Sports and /a/ - Anime & Manga) was removed.

/vint/ - International Vidya (april fools, merging of /v/ - Video Games and /int/ - International) was removed.

May 4

/bant/ - International/Random

2020

July 31

/vrpg/ - Video Games/RPG

August 7

/vmg/ - Video Games/Mobile

August 14

/vst/ - Video Games/Strategy

August 21

/vm/ - Video Games/Multiplayer

2021

January 29

/vt/ - Virtual YouTubers

February 12

/pw/ - Professional Wrestling

/asp/ - Alternative Sports & Wrestling is frozen (split into /pw/ - Professional Wrestling and /xs/ - Extreme Sports)

February 19

/xs/ - Extreme Sports

April 1

/qb/ - Quebec (april fools)

April 2

/qb/ - Quebec (april fools) was frozen.