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 From there, members connect and work out details of the shopping trip on the message board or through direct messaging. oregonlive, "Walmart and Nextdoor team up to help at-risk customers during coronavirus pandemic," 23 Apr. 2020 Some of the documents are dated as early as Sunday, April 19, but were spread widely on Twitter and fringe message board 4chan on Tuesday, alongside false claims that some major organizations had suffered data breaches. NBC News, "Logins of WHO, Gates Foundation employees circulate on fringes of the internet," 22 Apr. 2020 The same holds for new technology like LED message boards on cars. Lionel Peter Robert Jr., The Conversation, "Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light," 21 Apr. 2020 Those rules have increased plastic waste, stirred confusion and led to irritated posts on social media and neighborhood message boards. Dustin Gardiner,, "Recycling takes a hit in coronavirus California as plastic waste piles up," 20 Apr. 2020 The New York Times found scores of accounts on Instagram and on Reddit and 4Chan message boards where users coordinated to share meeting passwords and derail Zoom meetings. Los Angeles Times, "Is Zoom safe to use? Here’s what you need to know," 13 Apr. 2020 The group thanked volunteers for their 20 years of help and said the SETI@home website and message boards would continue to operate. David Williams, CNN, "For 21 years, millions of people helped a university search for alien life. Now it's time to analyze the results," 5 Mar. 2020 As NBC News reported this week, that means pro-Trump trolls from 4Chan and other message boards were able to mount campaigns to jam up the works. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Security News This Week: Pro-Trump Trolls Flooded the Iowa Caucus Phone Lines," 8 Feb. 2020 Yahoo Groups, a website that hosted online social groups and message boards since 2001, already shut down on Oct. 28. Kevin Wheeler, USA TODAY, "Windows 7, Ford Flex, Yahoo Groups are among products vanishing in 2020," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of message board

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Message board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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