Vertical Posting

Vertical Posting

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Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 01:37PM EDT by Don.

Added Mar 01, 2015 at 01:56PM EST by Z..

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Vertical Posting refers to the practice of writing a message vertically, and sometimes vertically and horizontally, which is typically considered a form of spamming or shitposting in imageboards and comment sections.


The exact origin of vertical posting is unknown. The practice is rumored to have originated with "Bravo Nolan", a sarcastic expression coined on 4chan's /tv/ in July 2010.


On July 17th, 2012, a 4chan user vertically posted the phrase "Bravo Joss" on 4chan's /co/ (comics & cartoons) board, mocking American director Joss Whedon (shown below).

co/ Anonymous Tue 17 Jul 2012 07:44:48 No.38839377 View Report >38838997

On April 30th, 2014, a 4chan user submitted a vertical post of the word "London" to the /fit/ (fitness) board,[8] in reference to the /fit/ meme "please be in London".

/fit/ Anonymous Wed 30 Apr 2014 12:05:50 No.26364138 View Report >>26361005 LONDON

According to the Desustorage archive,[9] there were upwards of 4,600 "London" vertical postings on /fit/ and 3,200 on /r9k/[10] between April 2014 and June 2015. In March 2015, 4chan users began submitted vertical posts of the phrase "Bravo Vince" in threads about the television crime drama series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul producer Vince Gilligan.

Anonymous Sat 07 Nov 2015 16:04:44 No.62522004 Report >>62520203 BRAVO VINCE

On May 26th, Redditor that_random_potato submitted a post asking where the meme came from to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[6] subreddit, where several users cited various 4chan boards as the origin. On November 4th, Redditor guidance submitted another post about the vertical typing practice to /r/OutOfTheLoop.[7]

Various Examples

O Anonymous 03/01/15(Sun)03: 39:43№31 13298 [Reply->-31 13306 >>3113309 Bravo CHICKEN TENDERS Anonymous 03/01/15(Sun)16:34:08 No.3114904 3114881 get over it lol 0 View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO 1412497020721.gif, 461KiB, 350x292 Anonymous Sun 01 Mar 2015 13:51:18 No.16759029 >16755708 TUMBLR BTFO Report 벼00 Report Anonymous Sun 01 Mar 2015 15:05:17 No.95951681 Quoted By: >95951837 AMERILARDS BTFO

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