This is done in the interest of establishing a critical mass to ensure round-the-clock activity, and to avoid unnecessarily fragmenting the community.
So here we are, trying to cram significantly more people into a marginally expanded site, with what is essentially the same software and roughly the same number of volunteers.
The streamed video is available here, and a higher quality video is forthcoming (give us a few weeks). have all been debated for years, but while the questions have remained the same, the 4chan of today is not the 4chan of yesterday.
Last month, 4chan was accessed by 22.5 million unique visitors.
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.
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.
I've spent the past two years working behind the scenes to address these challenges, and to provide 4chan with the foundation it needs to survive me by bolstering its finances, strengthening its infrastructure, and expanding and empowering its team of volunteers. The site isn't in danger of going under financially any time soon, and it's as fast and stable as ever thanks to continued development and recent server upgrades.
I'll need time away to decompress and reflect, but I look forward to one day returning to 4chan as its Admin Emeritus or just another Anonymous, and also writing more about my experience running 4chan on my personal blog.
The journey has been marked by highs and lows, surprises and disappointments, but ultimately immense satisfaction.
It has been a great privilege to serve as 4chan's founder and steward for almost twelve years, and I can't wait to see what lays in store under Hiroyuki's experienced leadership.
I founded 4chan eleven and a half years ago at the age of 15, and after more than a decade of service, I've decided it's time for me to move on.