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FAQ - UnknownOnline.me
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What is UnknownOnline.me?
What is an imageboard?
How is UnknownOnline.me run?
How do I create a new thread?
How do I reply to a thread?
How do I reply to another poster?
Are there any global rules regarding content?
How do I format my text?
What is sage?
What is a tripcode?
What is Alacrity?
A thread has been deleted but I'm still able to open it. Why is this?
A thread 404'd out of nowhere, but it is not deleted. How do I fix it?
How does [Screencap] work?
What are these featured boards at the top?
Is there a way to tell if I'm banned?
Where is the mobile app?
Where is the archive?
What is the best way to contact the UnknownOnline.me administration?
Do you have a privacy policy?
Which boards are global and owned by the UnknownOnline.me administration?
Could you add a new feature?
UnknownOnline.me's onion service is giving me an error. Did you discontinue Tor support?
I am getting infinite captchas when I try to post with my VPN. Did you globally ban it or are you not allowing VPNs to post?
I am getting X error when trying to post, am I banned?
Can I donate to UnknownOnline.me?
I would like to advertise on UnknownOnline.me, is this possible?
I saw an ad that I believe violates global rules, how can I report it?
I created a board, how do I manage it?
How do I add more volunteers?
How do I post as a volunteer on my board?
Help! My board has been deleted!
I lost ownership of my board, what happened?
Help! The owner of X board is doing something I don't like! Remove him!
Are there any publicly available statistics?
I want my board to show up in the recommended board list!
I got an email from an @UnknownOnline.me.co email address. Is that you?
Can I have a list of all API endpoints for getting raw data from UnknownOnline.me?
I would like to contribute a translation in my language.
What is the UnknownOnline.me Nerve Center?
Which websites can be embedded?

What is UnknownOnline.me?

UnknownOnline.me is a website that is focused on anonymity. We are an image board that logs no user data and has no registration, moderators, or any sensorship of anykind.
all users who use this site take full responsibility for their posts. Not the owner or admin.

What is an imageboard?

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.

The imageboard format has several advantages over traditional forums:

There is no registration process, which allows anyone to post what they like without having to jump through hoops;
Users are not required to have names and, thus, feel no reason to build up an identity or reputation for themselves - posts are judged based on their content rather than who made them;
Sharing images and multimedia content is as easy as saving and uploading it to the site.


How is UnknownOnline.me run?

UnknownOnline.me is a service that hosts a large selection of imageboards to browse. The individual boards that make up UnknownOnline.me are maintained by UnknownOnline.me .

The UnknownOnline.me global staff maintains and improves the site and protects it from illegal content and spam. The UnknownOnline.me administration does not enforce any rules.


How do I create a new thread?

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. 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.


How do I reply to a thread?

On UnknownOnline.me, 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.


How do I reply to another poster?

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.

replying_to_someone.png

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.

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Are there any global rules regarding content?

Only one:

Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal.
Because the end user is responsible.

Other than that, you are free to make whatever rules you want on your board.

In short, UnknownOnline.me considers all nude images of children to be child pornography and they will be deleted and the posting address will be banned, if viable. Just who is this UnknownOnline.me person anyway?


How do I format my text?

spoiler or [spoiler]spoiler[/spoiler] = spoiler
italics = italics
bold = bold
__underline__ = underline
==RED TEXT== = RED TEXT (must be on the same line)
~~strikethrough~~ = strikethrough
[aa] tags for ASCII/JIS art (escape formatting)
[code] tags, if enabled by board owner
(((blue text))) to call (((them))) out
< for faggotposting


What is sage?

Posters 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).


What is a tripcode?

Most posts on UnknownOnline.me are made anonymously, but this is not the only way to post. The Name field can be used to establish identity as follows:

By simply entering a name in the Name field. This is not secure, since any other poster is able to use the same name;
By entering one # character and a password in the Name field. Adding #example to the Name field would generate !KtW6XcghiY. This is reasonably secure - however, with increasing GPU speeds, these tripcodes may be cracked in a few days by a dedicated attacker;
By entering two # characters and a password in the Name field. Adding ##example to the Name field would generate !!Dz.MSNRw9M. This is quite secure, but it relies on a secret salt on the server. This means the code will not work on websites other than UnknownOnline.me;
Board owners and volunteers may capcode by entering ## Board Owner or ## Board Volunteer in the Name field, depending on their respective positions.



A thread has been deleted but I'm still able to open it. Why is this?

The thread is deleted but still visible cached because of the way Alacrity works. The thread will properly show 404 in a matter of time, whenever Alacrity catches up. Read the What is Alacrity? entry if you want to know more.


A thread 404'd out of nowhere, but it is not deleted. How do I fix it?

When an Alacrity node crashes, threads and board index pages that were not written to the UnknownOnline.me hard disk will generate a blank page and result in a 404 page. A node may crash when Alacrity is improperly or incorrectly restarted after bugs are fixed or upgrades are implemented (usually, once a day). If Alacrity is not restarted, nodes remain functional indefinitely.

Some time ago, we found that board volunteers could fix threads themselves by using mod.php? and simply making any kind of post in the affected thread. If you are not a volunteer, but you still want to fix a thread, you can do so by using a public account to log in and posting in the broken thread to fix it as previously mentioned. The public account's username is Anyone and the password is 0. After logging in, add mod.php? to the URL of the affected thread (like this, UnknownOnline.me/mod.php?/exampleboard/res/1111.html). Then, post in the thread. This should fix the thread for every user. On most boards, you can delete your own post afterwards. If a large amount of threads are broken on a board, please send an email to [email protected] or create a thread on /sudo/.





There are three different lists that may be displayed at the top (from left to right):

Trending Boards: /dir/ (UnknownOnline.me's directory) plus eight boards periodically selected by an algorithm;
Top Boards: these are the top 25 boards on UnknownOnline.me according to the number of active users, that is, the number of /16 subnet ranges to post on any given board in the last 72 hours;
Personal Favorite Boards: users may create a list of their favorite boards by clicking on the star icon star.png next to a board's name.

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.


Is there a way to tell if I am banned?

UnknownOnline.me has no ban check page at this moment, but we are working on one. To see if you are banned, you must try to post on a board - a ban page will be displayed if you are. Since boards are managed individually, being banned from one board does not necessarily mean you are banned from others. Only global volunteers are able to ban you from all boards and only if you break the UnknownOnline.me global rule.

Here is a public list of all bans sitewide.


Where is the mobile app?

How is it that you want to remain unknown but ask silly questions.

Where is the archive?

An official archive is currently in the works. Previously, UnknownOnline.me used 8archive, an archival website supported by UnknownOnline.me that is currently being worked on and could be up for public usage again in the future. Board owners may opt in or out of the archival feature by clicking on Settings and checking / unchecking the Archive my board on 8archive.moe box. Alternatively, users may create their own archives on an as-needed basis by using an archival website of their choice (archive.is is a popular service).
If you wish to create a third-party archival service, please only archive boards that have opted in to this feature.


What is the best way to contact the UnknownOnline.me administration?

Definitely not IRC. You may reach the UnknownOnline.me Administrator by sending an email to [email protected] Alternatively, you can go to /sudo/ and create a thread to discuss technical issues, report bugs, request features, and chimp out speak with the UnknownOnline.me Administrator.

For more information about who owns UnknownOnline.me, please click here.


Do you have a privacy policy?

We dont track you and you dont register. period.


Which boards are global and owned by the UnknownOnline.me administration?

/delete/ and /newsplus/, the UnknownOnline.me counterpart of 2ch's /newsplus/. For more information about /newsplus/, please click here.
/b/, /n/, and /operate/ used to be global boards, but this is not the case anymore. /sudo/ belongs to the UnknownOnline.me Administrator, but is not a global board.


Could you add a new feature?

To discuss UnknownOnline.me's technical issues and request new features (which may or may not be implemented), please go to /sudo/.

Alternatively, open a GitHub issue. Better yet, write it yourself and open a pull request.


UnknownOnline.me's onion service is giving me an error. Did you discontinue Tor support?

No. If UnknownOnline.me's onion service is not working, something is broken and needs to be fixed. Please create a thread on /sudo/ if you find any issues with the onion service.

Please note: board owners may disable Tor posting in their respective boards if they want to.


I am getting infinite captchas when I try to post with my VPN. Did you globally ban it or are you not allowing VPNs to post?

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 volunteers might ban some VPNs unknowingly, since they cannot see full IPs, only IP hashes. 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. If it still does not work, explain your situation on /sudo/.

If you are getting infinite captchas without using a VPN, the error may be Cloudflare-related. Again, post about it on /sudo/.


I am getting X error when trying to post, am I banned?

Likely not. If you are banned, you should see a ban page telling you that you are.

If you get an error, something went wrong. You can report the error you are getting on /sudo/ if you are able to post there. Otherwise, send an email to <[email protected]>.


Can I donate to UnknownOnline.me?

UnknownOnline.me is currently not taking any donations. If you see any UnknownOnline.me donation drives that are not mentioned here, they are a scam. If you want to financially support UnknownOnline.me anyway, you can do so by advertising on the website. Read the next question for more information.


I would like to advertise on UnknownOnline.me. Is this possible?

No but in the future "maybe", UnknownOnline.me might use a softserve system that makes it easy and possible for anyone to place ads. Go to our softserve page and get the necessary vouchers to place your ads on UnknownOnline.me. You can choose to have your ads displayed on a specific board for USD 5.00 a day or sitewide for USD 20.00 a day. Alternatively, please email [email protected] if you have any questions or special requests or if you are interested in longer advertising campaigns with better rates.


I saw an ad that I believe violates global rules, how can I report it?

You can report ads on the softserve page by sending an email to <[email protected]>.



Are there any publicly-available statistics?

Not at this time



I got an email from an @UnknownOnline.me.co email address. Is that you?

Probably not. Anyone can create an email account under the @UnknownOnline.me.co domain name at cock.li. cock.li is an unaffiliated third party that started to provide this service after an agreement with UnknownOnline.me's creator and former Administrator Fredrick Brennan. The UnknownOnline.me administration takes no responsibility for this service. That said, we have quite a few official UnknownOnline.me email addresses. They are:

[email protected];
[email protected];
[email protected];
[email protected];
[email protected]


Can I have a list of all API endpoints for getting raw data from UnknownOnline.me?

Taking /b/ as an example, they are as follows:

https://UnknownOnline.me/b/index.rss - an RSS-formatted index so that you can watch smaller boards and get updates when they get new posts using a feed reader like Thunderbird or Feedly;
https://UnknownOnline.me/b/0.json - an index of all threads on page 0 of /b/;
https://UnknownOnline.me/b/res/1.json - all replies of thread 1 on /b/;
https://UnknownOnline.me/b/threads.json - a thread index of all 15 pages of /b/.

There are also endpoints for getting information about UnknownOnline.me's boards:

https://UnknownOnline.me/boards.json - boards on UnknownOnline.me (warning, 1MB+);

Just read the data to get an idea of what is exposed and under what attribute names. It should be self-explanatory. Endpoints that are not listed here, like post.php, catalog.json or boards-top20.json are subject to change or removal at any time.


I would like to contribute a translation in my language.

Great! Make a post under /sudo/


What is the UnknownOnline.me Nerve Center?

The Nerve Center is UnknownOnline.me's overboard. It shows threads from all UnknownOnline.me boards in catalog view. The Nerve Center can display up to eight boards of your choosing by adding the board names to the URL. For example, nerv.UnknownOnline.me/board1/board2/board3/boardetc. You cannot create threads or moderate boards from the Nerve Center.

On the Nerve Center, each catalog tile has four capital letters: R (number of replies), S (speed), M (mass), and E (energy). Speed, mass, and energy are calculated as follows:

calculateSpeed :: Int -> POSIXTime -> Maybe Int -> Int
calculateSpeed postCount now threadStart =
case threadStart of
Nothing -> 0
Just st -> if postCount < threadThreshold
then 0
else round $! (fromIntegral postCount) / (fromIntegral $ ((round now :: Int) - st)) * 86400.0

calculateMass :: Maybe [Post] -> Int
calculateMass Nothing = 0
calculateMass (Just p) = calculateMass' p 0
where
calculateMass' [] i = i
calculateMass' (r:rs) i = calculateMass' rs (i + (calc r))

calc :: Post -> Int
calc x = case (_comment x) of
Nothing -> 0
Just x' -> T.length x'

calculateEnergy :: Int -> Int -> Int -> Int
calculateEnergy !v !m !p = round $!
((0.5 * (fi m) * ((fi v) ^ 2)) / (fi p)) / 10000
where
fi z
| z == 0 = fromIntegral 1
| otherwise = fromIntegral z

This is a work in progress and more functions will be added in the future based on community feedback.


Which websites can be embedded?

If the board has embedding enabled, users can currently embed the following: youtube.com videos for now. More comming soon.

[This FAQ was updated on Augest 1, 2018.]



All posts on UnknownOnline.me are the responsibility of the individual poster and not the administration of UnknownOnline.me, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. ยง 230.

We have not been served any secret court orders and are not under any gag orders.

To file a DMCA takedown notice, please email [email protected] In the interest of
transparency, notices of claimed infringement will be posted on >>>/delete/. Most complaints do not have merrit under the circumstance this image board is anonymous.