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Q. Certain terms, have a meaning unique to 4chan?
A. Yes.



Q. Like “OP,” what is “OP”?
A. OP means original poster.



Q. Are you familiar these terms, having been the founder and administrator of the 4chan site?
A. Yes.



Q. What would “lurker” mean?
A. Somebody who browses but does not post, does not contribute.



Q. What do the words “caps” mean?
A. Screenshots.



Q. And is there any significance to “new fags”?
A. That is the term used to describe new users to the site.



Q. What about “b tard”?
A. It’s a term that users of the /b/- Random board use for themselves.



Q. What about “troll”?
A. Troublemaker.



Q. “404″?
A. 404 is the status code for not found. It means essentially gone or not found.



Q. Not found on where, the 4chan site?
A. 404 is the http status code for not found, a page not found by the Web server.



Q. In what about “peeps”?
A. People.



Q. “Rickroll”?
A. Rickroll is a mean [sic] or Internet kind of trend that started on 4chan where users — it basically a bait and switch. Users link you to a video of Rick Astley performing Never Gonna Give You Up.

-A hilarious demonstration of the current disconnect between those who understand computers and the judicial system of the United States.