This thread is for Board Owners to get support for running their boards.
How do I create a board?
First, you should see if the board you want to create already exists. Some boards may be marked abandoned, in which case you can put in a board claim.
If the board doesn't exist, you can create one yourself. Create an account or log-in by visiting the lightning bolt symbol next to the CSS dropdown at the top of the page. Once there, make sure you have a verified e-mail address. Then, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and find the board creation section. Enter the URI, name, and a description. After you fill out the captcha and submit, you'll have your very own board.
How do I claim an existing board?
A board will be marked abandoned if the Board Owner has not logged in for a few weeks. Sometimes, this indicates they've gone missing. If the BO cannot be reached then we will hand the board over to a willing replacement.
We recommend sending an e-mail to the administration address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your username on the site and the board you are requesting.
How do I create custom CSS?
There is an upload field on the board settings page for custom CSS. Upload your file there.
Custom board assets such as background images, mascots, icons, music, etc should be posted in the appropriate thread on >>>/res/
. This board is for board assets only. This way, you don't need to clutter your board with a pinned asset, or worry an uploaded image will fall off the site.
This feature is currently disabled. Soon, you'll be able to request custom JS be activated for your board. You can leave that request here.
I am moving my board in from another website. How can I request a migration?
We're happy to move or archive boards from other websites at the board owner's request. Please contact me directly at email@example.com with the name of your board on this site, a link to the board on another site, and some kind of proof you are the board owner. Generally, a screenshot of your board management page or a capcoded post on the board to be imported is sufficient.
Currently we offer imports for boards on Vichan and LynxChan websites. JSChan support will arrive in the near future.
What rules do I need to enforce on my board?
Just the global rules, which are minimal and mostly consist of deleting illegal content. If your board is marked as Safe for Work (SFW), you will need to spoiler any images that show genitalia, scat, guro, etc. Globals will only police global rules on your board. You're welcome to add more rules on top of this, but you and your volunteers are responsible for enforcing them.
How do I label my board as "Safe For Work"?
Leave a request in this thread for a board to be marked as such, or send us an e-mail from your verified address. Your board must be reasonably about SFW content, and NSFW content must be spoilered so it does not show on the front page or overboard. We may label boards SFW or NSFW at our own discretion based on the average content on the board. If you would like its designation changed specifically, then please notify us of your preference.
Why was captcha enabled on my board?
If you set an automated captcha threshold in board settings, then captchas will be enabled on your board once a set number of posts/threads per hour limit is hit. The setting will not undo itself; you need to manually turn the captcha back off again each time. Still, we recommend setting a PPH captcha limit a bit above your usual peak PPH; this helps limit spam attacks.
What if my question wasn't answered here?
Reply with your question and we will try to answer as quickly as possible.