Filename Threads

Filename Threads

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Updated Jun 06, 2015 at 09:18PM EDT by LNH.

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 such as The Simpsons, Futurama, or Spongebob, and change the filename of the image to be a reference or allusion.



Filename threads originally begun with people intentionally mislabeling pictures, but it wasn't until April 16th, 2008, when the earliest archived Filename Thread appeared titled "Subtled Filenames"[1] and was posted on /v/. 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 more often using animated shows screenshots, many threads just use regular images that are re-titled[7].

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Cyber6x Moderator

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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