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What is 08chan?
08chan is a decentralized imageboard on Zeronet.
It was not made by the original 8chan owner, however - contrary to popular belief - even safer
than the original 8chan as it is open source and decentralised!
It uses torrenting technology and is therefore impossible to be shut down or censored.
Is it anonymous?
Many news articles are claiming it is unsafe to browse 08chan.
This is completely false and a desperate attempt at keeping us on the clearnet.
You are completely anonymous if you browse 08chan via TOR. The download provided here is preconfigured with all TOR settings.
What if there are unwanted files like CP?
By default, you only seed thumbnails and the boards you choose.
You can mute (delete) content you dont like and even if you forget to mute something you still have 100% anonymity via TOR.
How can I contact you?
Come visit my board, /tay/!
Or write me email, I'm afraid the adress will get spammed to death though. Remove all special chars. (j§a$r/e!d means jared)
Someone posted something that I do not like! Can you delete it?
No, it is impossible to do so. Only you can control the content that you're seeing.
There are tools for filtering content that you do not want to see/seed. Use them.
Which filetypes are allowed?
gif png jpeg webm mp4 ogg mpeg pdf epub+zip
Your files have no size limit, however they must not take longer than 10 seconds to process.
Also, keep in mind that no one will seed your very large files.
Follow these instructions if you plan on downloading the preconfigured Zeronet installation.
It is much faster than setting it up by yourself, however some people will prefer to do it themselves. Follow the advanced instructions then.
Download the premade 08chan installation This version features the proper TOR settings, a trackerlist and will blacklist questionable content.
Verify the Zeronet settings. TOR should be set to always, Proxy connections disabled, TOR bridges disabled
an there should be a trackerfile.
Trackerfile, if you need to paste it: data/15CEFKBRHFfAP9rmL6hhLmHoXrrgmw4B5o/Syncronite.txt
You can access site settings by sliding the button on the top right to the left.
We recommend to set the site size limit to 100MB for now.
Do not select "help distribute files", as this will download content from all boards, including questionable ones.
Instead, click on the names of the boards and select "Seed small files"
Seeding the big files is always appreciated!
Why seed? 08chan needs that people seed the posts and images to work. Do your part!
The biggest benefit of seeding is that you will have all the files already on your computer and won't have to download anything when browsing threads.
Things to know
The first load is very slow, as your PC is syncing all posts ever made. Browsing the site is fine, but refrain from posting
as there might be some issues when replying to posts. Once the sync is done feel free to post.
You can check the progress on the left side of your homepage
You can't check 'em on 08chan. This is because 08chan is decentralized with no central server to determine a post ID. Sorry.
Your ZeroID username is shown to everyone
You can hide everyone's username on the top left. Everyone will be shown as "anonymous" then.
As 08chan is decentralised, there is no autosage.
Anons are working hard on improvements and the site is getting better by the day!
Blacklist questionable boards by default in the preconfigured build
Mute questionable users by default in the preconfigured build
More detailed guides
Feel free to help out, your help and feedback is always appreciated! Contact options are in the FAQ.