message board


Definition of message board

1 : a board or sign on which messages or notices are displayed an electronic message board
2 : a public electronic forum that allows users to post or read messages or to post or download files and that is accessed by computer over a network (such as the Internet) Even as bullpen problems loom …, they haven't spawned the typical degree of urgency and panic on Internet message boards and sports radio shows.— Bill Simmons

Examples of message board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Google didn't respond to a request for comment about the message board's contents. Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News, 23 June 2022 Early last year, investors on a Reddit message board highlighted shares of GameStop, a flagging video game retailer, and drove them to $347 from $17. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 Early last year, investors on a Reddit message board highlighted shares of GameStop, a flagging video game retailer, and drove them to $347 from $17. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 19 June 2022 Kilcher posted on the message board asking for direct evidence on what harm was being caused by the bot and then responded to Oakden-Rayner. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 10 June 2022 World asked him to respond to a thread on an internet message board about his future as coach on Tuesday during the pre-meet news conference. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 11 June 2022 An unmoderated message board used by more than 8,700 South Asian workers at Google is home to attacks and disagreements, as well as discriminatory statements about Dalits, staff members said. Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News, 23 June 2022 One store manager requested on an internal message board that Starbucks shut down the mobile-order function for the day, given the problems, and asked company leaders why there had been so many technology issues lately. Heather Haddon, WSJ, 17 June 2022 That was a malicious rumor born in the fever swamps of the message board 4chan. Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of message board

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of message board was in 1795

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9 Aug 2022

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“Message board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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: a public computer system on the Internet that allows people to read and leave messages for other users


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