Q: What is endchan?
A: Endchan is an anonymous imageboard based on LynxChan, an engine designed to be resource-light and easier to scale than older engines such as vichan. On endchan, any user may register and moderate their own board. Endchan also features staggeringly high file size limits, overboard, multiboard, and a staff roster that doesn't suck.
Q: Who operates endchan?
A: Endchan is operated by three faggots:
Q: Doesn't that mean Balrog owns endchan?
A: This is incorrect. Anyone can register a domain and have it point to any website they want it to. By that criterion, anyone can "own" endchan or any website, whether they have control over the site or not.
Q: Where is endchan hosted?
A: Endchan his hosted on a dedicated server with server-grade hardware, located in a data center in Nevada, USA.
Q: Can you post on endchan via Tor?
A: Yes. There is also a Tor hidden service, you can get the onion address on the front page.
Q: Doesn't that cause CP and spam?
A: This is a lie. Tor is actually terrible for spamming because it's extremely slow. In our personal experience with board moderation 99.9% of all CP spam comes from non-Tor IP addresses, most likely the endpoints of VPNs that allow anonymous payment such as PIA. Also, spam can be blocked by the engine and deleted by mods just fine, so there's no need to block a service that protects posters' privacy and anonymity just because of spam.
Q: I tried to make a new thread and I got
a 404. What's going on?
A: Refresh the page. LynxChan sometimes takes a second to update threads and posts because it generates pages one at a time to reduce system load. Other imageboard software generates pages the moment new posts are made, regardless of system load or whether a new post would cause the page to get thrown away in favor of a fresher version. By reducing the rate at which new pages are generated, LynxChan trades immediacy of response for not dying horribly under heavy load.
Q: Where is the source code?
Q: Do you take donations?
A: We have Bitcoin address to help SnakeDude pay for server costs, domain registration, and development costs.
Q: Do you log IP addresses? What about cookies?
A: Page visits are not logged. Period.
Posts are associated with your IP address, unless you post using the Tor hidden service. This is the same as any other imageboard software. Clear IP addresses are only visible within the raw database. Anyone else sees the hash of the IP address and a salt unique to the board. The IP range is hashed as well. Data that may contain IP addresses is only stored within the database.
Q:What is multi-board?
A: Multi-board is a feature that, when enabled, allows the users to see threads for selected boards. For example: the same way /b/ shows you the front-page of /b/, /b+v/ shows you a number of threads from both /b/ and /v/.
Q:How can I claim a board?
A:See our Board Claim Process