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I have used 4chan almost every day since 7th grade, it is an anime imageposting forum with related hobby boards.

Without it, I would not be nearly as interested in OSS development or RMS' contributions to GNU+LINUX. There are boards which tend towards topics you may consider "incitement to commit violent acts" but this is a function of a website allowing user content. HN or Reddit or any other popular website could have been used for this announcement just the same.

Removing a website will not remove the people who use it, they will find other places.

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