I'm humbled to have had the privilege of both founding and presiding over what is easily one of the greatest communities to ever grace the Web.It was truly an honor to serve as 4chan's founding administrator, and I look forward to seeing what the next decade holds for the site.For comparison, during that same period five years ago, the site was accessed by 3.2 million unique visitors.Rules 1 and 2 be damned, 4chan has grown dramatically over the years.I met Hiroyuki in 2011 and we became fast friends, bonding over our shared passion for creating and managing online communities.He is one of few individuals with a deep understanding of what it means to provide a digital home for tens of millions of people for more than a decade.On to the next chapter, mootnote: I plan to dedicate this Friday afternoon (ET) to host a livestreamed Q&A session, where I'll hold court with the community one last time.Be sure to subscribe to our You Tube page, and keep an eye out for a global message the day of.
4chan sits on the eve of two great milestones—its 2 post and 12th birthday.
Team 4chan is also at its largest, and while I've still been calling the shots, I've delegated many of my responsibilities to a handful of trusted volunteers, most of whom have served the site for years.
That foundation will now be put to the ultimate test, as today I'm retiring as 4chan's administrator. A few senior volunteers—including 4chan's lead developer, managing moderator, and server administrator—have stepped up to ensure a smooth transition over the coming weeks.
As always, I welcome and read all of my e-mails, and you may contact me personally at As I said when I announced our 10th anniversary panel, I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate 10 years of 4chan than to spend it with more than 1,000 of my closest friends.
A big thanks to everyone who attended the panel in person, to Anime Weekend Atlanta for hosting us, and to all of you who joined us via livestream.
4chan has faced numerous challenges over the years, including how to continuously satisfy a community of millions, and ensure the site has the human, technical, and financial resources to continue operating.