|Epic Wins||Being a 4chan alternative when dead.|
What it used to be
It is now a man and woman text posting page that makes an image for each post using the first image found searching the post on google images. Since you can't post as a trap or an alien many manifestations worldwide and in the universe have occurred.
It was unlike most normal chan imageboards in that it did not use the futaba image board software, and as a result suffered from frequent site crashes and slow load times. It attempted to cater to many kinds of sexual fetishes by having a stupendous amount of different boards, most notably, a furry board, which no other *chan at the time had catered to, but ultimately ended up failing for generally not being as no-holds-barred and chaotic as 4chan.
Rise and Fall of Popularity
5chan did not really gain any popularity until 4chan died for a 4th time in 2004 due to moot running out of money and a huge flood from the GNAA. These events were multiplied when 4chan's now non-existent /l/oli board caused the PayPal donations account to be locked, thus forcing nearly all subsequent donations to require the use of a credit card.
As a result, many 4channers flocked to 5chan, expecting a 4chan clone. Instead, they got a /b/ which they couldn't flood with 4chan faggotry, as they would get b&. They were also greeted with a furry board, a shitty substitute for the futaba software, that was not only ugly but slow, and, being affiliated with Hentaikey, the feel of being on a pay-per-view hentai site with really shit content, like the "Yuri and Friends" doujins that everyone has read already, and "CLICK HERE FOR MORE HOT ANIME SLUTS" plastered all over the site. In other words, shit.
5chan's problem was, perhaps, that it was too user-friendly. It did not have the same massive faggotry and chaos that 4chan did, and that upset many 4channers. Most of them jumped ship to iichan/idlechan (now a collection of hosted futaba-based boards known as Wakachan), a board run by Thock, which was originally intended to be a placeholder board for 4chan until it's return.
A /b/itchfest ensued between iichan and 5chan (not helped by the fact Thock and Zabadab, 5chan's second owner, both hated each other's guts). Iichan generally maintained the upper hand due to a larger userbase and frequent DDoS attacks on 5chan (which Thock claimed was not the doing of iichan users). However, iichan's PayPal account, with $540 worth of donations, was suddenly locked, suspected to be the work of Zabadab.
Thock was pretty pissed off at this, and proceeded to act like all real men do and had an INTERNET ARGUMENT with Zabadab. This eventually resulted in 5chan being taken down in August of 2004 after Zabadab had his period. 5chan returned one month later, but Zabadab had a tiff with his bum chums at Hentaikey, and the site went down a month later. A few returns were attempted, but because of the site's dangerously high levels of furfaggotry, it was never possible.
Due to lack of money and patience the 5chan overlord put the site for sale. A relevant message has been in place since December 2011. This to misfortune of its fans that loved the chan for being a very deserted place where one could post and wait for hours, days or weeks for maybe someone else to post.
The last time anybody lurked the chan it displayed a small webchat box on the corner, leading to a chat room of some random chat site http://www.chatbored.com/. Frequenters of this chat include over-excited kids linking to junk and acting all tough, so don't bother trolling. (Notice the emoticons in the chat are 9gag "memes").
Ask the admin for how much would he sell the site at firstname.lastname@example.org.
after a lot of down time and death its actaully back it seems like a joke though at 5chan.org there is a real chan it has a few boards
/r/ religion-no mods just about 2 idiots posting stuff
/CP/ Chriss pratt/cat pics/corn people same as /r/
/edg/ Edge "Edge board for edgelords"
/gfe/ the girl friend experience just comments on a weird sounding piano clip
/5cf/ 5chan films apparently the revived this.
on the homepage is a very very weird video http://www.5chan.org/ called the sniffer.avi which involves a man breaking into a house to sniff the clothes in a guys closet on the faq it says a bit about the new admin:
On Saturday, September 29th, 2012, four young men purchased what they believed to be prime e-real estate - 5chan.org. They each knew in their hearts that they were soon to become Internet Kings. Use the rest of this space to write out your personal hobbies, interests, or whatever else you feel is appropriate for your website's "About Us" section. Then click "Save" when you are done!
His hobbies are film making, judging others, writing serious fan fiction and making sin.
His hobbies are fishing, rollerblading, children's clothing and being respected.
Secret Perfect Master
He has no hobbies.
His hobbies are reading, drawing kung fu, Rob Reiner films and disappearing.
its current slogan is
"Youve made a mistake!"
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