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

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One distinct thing: Admin Jill Betters founded the group in 2013, largely as the Facebook answer to, a longtime neighborhood message board. Anna Orso,, "From pizza to personal attacks: What it's like to manage a Philly neighborhood Facebook group," 30 May 2018 Hoaxes, conspiracy theories and fake news reports have spread like wildfire in our digital age, often blossoming on message boards like 4chan or platforms like Reddit before being picked up by far-right news sites. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Fake Facebook accounts, misinformation spread quickly in wake of Santa Fe school shooting," 20 May 2018 Stewart said the city likely also will experiment with the plates as message boards. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "California debuts ‘digital’ license plates. Here’s what they’ll cost you. | The Sacramento Bee," 28 May 2018 This allows traffic operators to quickly warn other drivers on overhead message boards. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "I-17 warning system detects first wrong-way driver on travel lanes," 5 July 2018 And some of the workers have spoken to their managers about the issue or called on internal message boards for their chief executives to respond. Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, "Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration," 19 June 2018 The controversy has prompted anonymous chatter on the company's message boards and prompted its unions to issue a statement demanding Cho's resignation amid a scandal affecting the company's large workforce. Matt Stiles,, "Korean Air heiress throws tantrum and triggers police investigation, in latest antics of sisters," 17 Apr. 2018 Unlike CompuServe, Prodigy had tried to monitor its message boards. Michael Fitzgerald, WIRED, "The Court Case that Enabled Today's Toxic Internet," 8 July 2018 The same goes for any Caucasian who still uses message boards. Michael Harriot, The Root, "10 Wypipo We Need to Call the Cops On," 3 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of message board

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

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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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