Australian Shitposters

Australian Shitposters

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Australian Shitposters refers to the commonly held stereotype that Australian 4chan users are responsible for the vast majority of shitposts created on the site, which is often attributed to the timezone difference preventing mods in the United States from regulating Australian submissions.


On March 13th, 2013, former 4chan owner Christoper Poole replied to a thread on the now defunct /q/ (4chan discussion) board asking "Who is hurting your feelings moot?", to which he replied that "90% of shitposters are Aussies" (shown below).

/q/- 4chan Discussion β–‘ moot ## Admin :: 03/13/13(Wed)21:02 No 474304 >474 >Who is hurting your feelings moot? 90% of shitposters are Aussies. They are destroying the site. I hate Australians so god damn much.


On March 16th, 2013, a 4chan user posted a racists on 4chan comic featuring an Australian shitposter interacting with Poole to /q/ (shown below).[3] On April 9th, a post was submitted to /q/ complaining about the increased shitposting volume present during prime hours in Australia.[4]

hey jewcunt, you got enough shekels from your bloody pooftah site yet? p-p-please d-don't h-hurt me i'm n-notj-jewish... strewth, im jus takin the piss m8 cheerio you alright fella? yeah, heh heh... LATER.. /q/ -4chan Discussion β–‘ moot ## Admin :: 03/13/13(Wed)21:02 No 474304。 474300 >Who is hurting your feelings moot? 90% of shitposters are Aussies. They are destroying the site. I hate Australians so god damn much.

On December 5th, 2015, a screenshot of a 4chan post complaining about Australian shitposting was submitted to /r/4chan,[5] where it gathered upwards of 6,500 votes (92% upvoted) and 450 comments prior to being archived (shown below).

File: tfw australian enters thread.png (406 KB, 601x601) O Anonymous 12/04/15(Fri)22:40:25 No.51675344- 51675432 WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH AUSTRALIANS ON THIS BOARD PLEASE STOP WITH THE CONSTANT SHITPOSTING,I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE YOU GUYS ARE LITERALLY RUINING THIS WEBSITE Anonymous l-1 12/04/15(Fri)22:41:26 No.51675378 >> Anonymous -12/04/15(Fri)22:41:30 No. 51675383 Anonymous 12/04/15(Fri)22:43:12 No.51675428 Anonymous 12/04/15(Fri)22:43:17 No.51675430 Anonymous 12/04/15(Fri)22:43:17 No.51675431 Anonymous函12/04/16(Fri)22:43:19 No. 51675432->>51675577 >>51675587 >>51675617 >>51675625 >>51675631 P> You know what? I'm fucking sick of this fucking attitude 4chan in general has against Australians. You know why we "shitpost"? Because the rest of you post such pretentious pseudo-intellectual bullshit the only way worth responding to you is through trolling you dumbarses Did you know Australia is 2nd in the HDI index? That's right, our nation full of people who half-arse literally every aspect of our work ethic is the 2nd best in the world, behind some fucking bjorns who struck oil That's why we're arseholes. Because as stupid as we are, as drunk as we are, and as lacking in seriousness as we are, we know we're richer, happier and more efficient than your shitty country. And we're not even trying

On December 17th, YouTuber Gillian Seed uploaded footage of a man dancing with an illustration of an Australian shitposters superimposed over his head titled "Australia on /pol/" (shown below). On December 23rd, Redditor freyzha submitted a post asking "Why do people on image boards have such a strong aversion to Australians?" to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[1] subreddit, to which Redditor RunninOnStalin replied that it was a "running gag" on 4chan.

On February 8th, 2016, the internet culture blog Age of Shitlords published an article titled "Australian Shitposters are Ruining the Internet." On July 16th, FunnyJunk[2] user thecancerthatkills submitted a compilation of comics and green text stories mocking Australian shitposters.

Canadian Shitposters

During the summer of 2016, many 4chan users began speculating that Canadians had surpassed Australians as the biggest shitposters on the imageboard. On July 21st, a 4chan thread asking "Why are Canada and Australia such virulent shitposters?" was submitted to the /pol/ (politics) board on 4chan.[6] On July 26th, a thread titled "Why are Canadians the biggest shitposters now and how have they surpassed the Aussies?" was submitted to /pol/, which included a graph showing Canadian shitposting exceeding Australian shitposting in 2016 (shown below).[7]

Canadian and Australian Shitpost rate (Last 5 years) 2012 2014 2015 2016

2019 Christchurch Mosque Shootings

On March 15th, 2019, a post was submitted to 8chan's /pol/[1] board announcing a planned attack that would be livestreamed on New Zealand resident Brenton Tarrant's Facebook page (shown below). The post was accompanied by an illustration of an Australian Shitposter and links to his manifesto.

ahem* Anonymous 03/15/19 (Fri) 00:28:41 ID: c800e3 No.12916717 1291671 21291672 212918730 12916954 12916981 12917041 12917103 3212917173 12917219 3312917236 3312917279 312817280 3 1281728s 3312817290 12917301 12917316 12917329 12917330 12917351 312917444 3312917459 312817469 3 1281747 12817480 12917484 212917500 12917502 12917501217553 [Watch Thread] [Show All Posts Well lads, it's time to stop shitposting and time to make a real life effort post. I will carry out and attack against the invaders, and will even live stream the attack via facebook. The facebook link is below, by the time you read this I should be going live https:/l www face book. com/brenton.tarrant.9 It's been a long ride and despite all your rampant faggotry, fecklessness and degeneracy, you are all top blokes and the best bunch of cobbers a man could ask for I have provided links to my my writings below, please do your part by spreading my message, making memes and shitposting as you usually do If I don't survive the attack, goodbye, godbless and I will see you all in Valhalla! Hold still while I glass you Replacement.docx/file https.:// Great Replacement.pdf/file!C80myAZB https.:// https.://

That day, shootings took place at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacks were livestreamed by the shooter on Facebook, which showed the shooter entering a mosque while shooting a shotgun, before switching to an assault rifle and shooting people inside. In addition to the 8chan post, other social media accounts rumored to be created by the shooter used the Australian Shitposter illustration.

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