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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Last updated on June 25, 2016.

What is "desuarchive.org"?

Desuarchive is an unofficial archive of certain boards of 4chan.org. Our archives include boards /a/ /aco/ /an/ /c/ /co/ /d/ /fit/ /int/ /k/ /m/ /mlp/ /qa/ /r9k/ /tg/ /vr/ and /wsg/. This archive is not part of 4chan and 4chan rules do not apply here.

Why do you archive 4chan?

Threads on 4chan.org is considered extremely volatile and may be purged from their servers at any given time, we attempt to archive and preserve the content so that users can access and view them at any given time.

How do you archive 4chan?

We use a fetcher software called Asagi to download threads and images in real time. We use software called FoolFuuka for delivering this web front end. Advanced features like search and statistics are also provided with FoolFuuka.

How do I contact you/administrator of this site?

IRC: #desustorage on irc.rizon.net

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Desuarchive

Discussion Board: >>>/desu/

How do I get things removed?


This site has a report feature that lets you request removal of any thread, post or image. Report button is included in all post. Please remember to give a valid reason for removal of content.

Valid reasons for post/image/thread removal:

  • Illegal picture

  • Gore or images for the purpose of shocking a viewer

  • Copyrighted picture

  • Post/thread containing personal information

Images can be removed and then banned from reappearing on the archive. Removal request can also be submitted via email. Removal request and DMCA take down notices can be sent to: [email protected].

"This is offensive! Will you remove it?" OR "This is slander/libel! Will you remove it?" OR "My name is next to some bad words! Will you remove it?"

First things first. We won't bother removing offensive posts or posts that you think are offensive, because if we did we'd be removing posts all day and that's not effective use of anyone's time.

Regarding slander/libel posts it's always best for you to contact us via email to discuss what to do about it. Simply telling us to remove something via the report system is unlikely to work, because we would have to investigate the "slander" accusations made and determine whether it really is slander/libel or even wrong, false or damaging in that context. That kind of research takes a really long time and is not effective use of our time. Therefore we ask that you (the reporter) do some of the work of proving libel and writing up an understandable email about it and sending it to [email protected] and only then we can properly think about fixing the situation.

Lastly please understand that just because something you don't like is next to your name, doesn't mean that we have to remove it. This is especially true for public figures and "internet personalities". Of course posts containing personal information are removed when requested, but please don't use that as an excuse to try to get legitimate posts removed.

When was this archive started?

Desuarchive started archiving (as DesuStorage) all boards on early October 7 2015. /mlp/ and /qa/ were archived in December 2014.

How long do you store full images for?

Our current storage allows us to keep images indefinitely. This may change in the future.

What is ghost posting?

It's a way of continuing discussion after the thread in question has been removed from 4chan. Ghost posts will only appear on Desuarchive and they will only bump the thread up in the ghost index. You can't post images with ghost posts.

Are there any more archive sites like this?

Yes. List of other Fuuka/FoolFuuka archivers here.