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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On message boards, some have suggested more-robust algorithms to flag likely e-bike entries, or a requirement that users must wear a heart monitor to qualify for leaderboards. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Ready, Set, Cheat: Electric Bikers Zoom Past Mad Pedalers on Cycling App," 4 Jan. 2019 As a teenager in the Seattle area, Teigen—the daughter of a Thai mother and a American father of Norwegian descent—became a regular on, of all things, message boards for the city’s baseball team (as Marinersgirlchrissy). Gillian Laab, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen on Kanye, Getting Blocked by Trump, and Actually Caring About Her Comments," 16 Oct. 2018 Who Scott chooses isn’t as telling as the shock felt by some viewers — there’s actually an old message board conversation about it — that the movie featured a character known as Boof. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook: the “boof” joke, explained," 27 Sep. 2018 Silicon Valley, however, was embroiled in a much pettier conflict: an angry message board scandal. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Happy birthday, Google: this week in tech, 20 years ago," 8 Sep. 2018 When talking with some other women about it recently, one described being sent a message board discussion of people who wanted to rape her. Washington Post, "Maryland attack tells journalists to take threats seriously," 29 June 2018 Shortly after the three recent bridge strikes, the Oak Park Police Department placed a message board trailer just south of the viaduct to remind those driving north of the clearance height. Steve Schering,, "'It's a giant safety problem': Ridgeland Avenue bridge hit three times in a week in Oak Park," 22 May 2018 Another client wrote excitedly about her pregnancy on the family message board. Tate Gunnerson,, "After her sons' deaths, Chicago artist put her grief and joy on canvas," 30 May 2018 Even as the company grew into a multibillion-dollar giant, employees were encouraged to debate openly on internal message boards, meme generators, and mailing lists. Nitasha Tiku, WIRED, "Google Tries New Rules to Curtail Harassment of Employees," 27 June 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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Kids 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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