16chan Alternatives

    16chan is described as 'imageboard using the Laravel Framework. It was conceived as a way to replace existing free imageboard software that have aged poorly. 16chan is completely free to use, but modifications to the source code must be made open source as well' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to 16chan for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, MySQL Community Edition, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and PHP. The best alternative is Reddit, which is free. Other great apps like 16chan are 4chan (Free), Twincl (Freemium), Amuzament.net (Free) and TBPChan (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    1. Reddit (stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.
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    2. 4chan is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images. There are boards dedicated to a variety of topics, from Japanese animation and culture to videogames, music, and photography.

      Warning

      4Chan is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Twincl is characterized by forum (including link sharing), Q&A, review and blog sites, using CommonMark as its writing format. Twincl features innovative Markdown editing, topic trees, voting/remarks, selected posts, senior authors, logarithmic scales, and more.
    3. Amuzament.net is a global news company specializing in breaking news stories and major world events. Check out AMZ now!.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      TBPChan is a self-hosted website that promotes free speech on an anonymous message board similar to 8chan. Running off of Vichan, it is based off of 8chan software.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Kusaba X is open source imageboard software written in PHP, a continuation of the kusaba imageboard software, which Trevor has quit supporting.

      Discontinued

      Website returns 403 forbidden error, SourceForge repo not updated since 2013.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • MariaDB
      • PHP
      A modern, full featured and actively developed imageboard engine (similar to Futaba, Kusaba and 4chan). Based on (and compatible with) Tinyboard.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Wakaba is an image board script very strictly modelled after the Futaba and Futallaby scripts. Wakaba borrows quite a bit of HTML code and translated text from Futallaby.
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    4. Saguaro is a small branch of the image board software futallaby.

      Discontinued

      Last update seems to have been from 2018. See https://github.com/saguaroib/saguaro

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • NGINX
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      FoolFuuka was designed to serve two different purposes: (1) as a front-end for Asagi, a 4chan fetcher, and (2) an image-based bulletin board.
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