Filename Threads

Filename Threads

Added May 05, 2012 at 02:55PM EDT by Chris.

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Filename Threads are threads common on the imageboard 4chan, in which the posters post out-of-context images, often of animated shows like the Simpsons, Futurama, or Spongebob, and change the filename of the image to be a reference or allusion.



The Earliest Archived Filename Thread was a thread Called Subtled Filenames[1] and was posted on /v/ on April 16th, 2008. Unlike later filename threads, the pictures weren’t based around a specific show, but instead tended to be re-titled reaction images.


The threads have become popular on multiple 4chan boards, such as /v/ with the Simpsons[4][5][6] and Futurama[2] threads as well as /vp/ with Spongebob[3] threads and /a/ with anime.

Although Filename Threads are the most popular with animated shows, they can also be used with any image that is re-titled[7].

External References

[1]ChanArchive – Subtle Filenames

[2]ChanArchive – Futurama Filename Thread

[3]ChanArchive – Welcome to the Elite Four, How Tough Are Ya?

[4]ChanArchive – Simpsons/Videogames Thread

[5]ChanArchive – Simpsons Vidya Thread

[6]ChanArchive – Simpsons Filename Thread

[7]ChanArchive – My Aunt Went to Prom with Gabe Newell

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Oh man, I love these. Although personally, I like it better when you get the description first and then see the image. Adds a bit of suspense and generally makes you laugh harder.

Eg. Australian_game_censoring.gif

Better, no?


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