4chan ASCII Triforce Fails

4chan ASCII Triforce Fails

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About

4chan ASCII Triforce refers to a frequently posed challenge on 4chan for call and response threads. The threads typically feature the original poster challenging 4chan newcomers to create a correctly formatted ASCII Triforce, originating from The Legend Of Zelda video game, also referred to as as a Triforcii. The posters who simply copy and paste the Triforce will fail to post a correctly formatted ASCII Triforce:

Correctly formatted Triforce:

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Incorrectly formatted Triforce:


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It is commonly associated with the phrase "Newfags Can't Triforce," which is used to mock new 4chan users for being unable to format the triforce correctly.

Origin

The origin of the meme is unknown. On January 29th, 2009, an anonymous 4chan user posted the earliest mention of the phrase "newfags can't triforce" in the /a/ imageboard. They wrote, "/b/ moves too fast. Even with that time between posts (flood detection) is still moves too fast. Make a new thread, wait 60 seconds, reload, 404. Then only thing you'll see on /b/ are; hook up threads, boxxy threads, newfags can't triforce threads and report threads."[1]


Anonymous Mon 26 Jan 2009 07:48:35 No.18336368 Report >>18336300 b/ moves too fast. Even with that time between posts (flood detection) is still moves too fast. Make a new thread, wait 60 seconds, reload, 404. Then only thing you'll see on /b/ are; hook up threads, boxxy threads, newfags can't triforce threads and report in threads. That's /b/ b/ should be removed from 4chan and given it's on website

Spread

A search for "newfags can't triforce" brings up over 1,200 results on fgts.jp[2], 170 results on Desustorage[3], and 140 results on 4plebs.[4] On June 10th, 2014, YouTube user ThatOneStuff posted a video of an angry child getting angry over trying to post the Triforce. The video has since gained over 130 thousand views.



How to Triforce

The correct method of posting the ASCII Triforce requires use of non-breaking space characters for various operating systems:


Windows: [alt-255] [alt-255] [alt-30] [enter] [alt 30] [alt 255] [alt 30]
 
Mac: [option-space] + [option-space] + [option-J] + [enter] + [option-J] + [option-space] + [option-J]
 
Linux: [Ctrl+Shift+U + a0] [Ctrl+Shift+U + a0] [Ctrl+Shift+U + 25b2] [Enter] [Ctrl+Shift+U + 25b2] [Ctrl+Shift+U + a0] [Ctrl+Shift+U + 25b2]

Various Examples


Man I hate newfags on 4chan, They are the cancer that's killing /b/ Triforce File 1312927904 ipg-(16 KB, 400x400, efgrainbow.jpg) Anonymous 08/09/11(Tue)18:11:44 No.346520456 Anonymous 08/09/11(Tue)18:12:58 No.346520690 bahahahahaha! !MudkipyA42 08/09/11(Tue)18:13:25 No.346520762 10/10 they say newfags can't triforce! show /b/ I gonna F--- Submit
AmongPigeons HOW TO TRIFORCE Step I: Put on NumLock Step 2: Hold down Alt and press 255. Step 3: Repeat Step 2. Step 4: Hold down Alt and press 30 Step 5: Press Enter. Step 6: Repeat step 4 Step 7: Repeat step 2. Step 8: Repeat Step 4 YOU NOW HAS TRIFORCE Suck it, oldfags. PSST Now they all know, dumbass! alt255 alt255 alt30 enter alt30 alt255 alt30 And use the number pad.

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