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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In some cases, employees do post to internal message boards like the one used by Microsoft employees to voice their concerns, and those don’t always leak out to the press. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "Trump Stokes Outrage in Silicon Valley—But It's Selective," 20 June 2018 In message boards dedicated to the case, true-crime aficionados have swapped theories and ruled out leads on who the killer may be. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "So-Called Golden State Killer Captured, Authorities Say," 25 Apr. 2018 Such toxic exchanges have long been a staple of darker social-media realms, fan-group message boards and comments pages. Washington Post, "Abusive messages show dark side of ‘Star Wars’ fandom," 9 June 2018 The first post from an anonymous user alleging to be a high-level government informant came on October 28, on the 4chan message board /pol/. Jane Coaston, Vox, "#QAnon, the scarily popular pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained," 1 Aug. 2018 Nearby property owners will be notified prior to the road closure, and electronic message boards will be posted to alert the public. David Ibata, ajc, "Roswell’s Pine Grove culvert work delayed till June 18," 29 May 2018 The goal is to post immediate warnings on the big electronic message boards that tower over freeways throughout metro Detroit, and also to get State Police troopers alerted in seconds to intercept wrong-way drivers, Cross said. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "State Police, MDOT target deadly wrong-way drivers on Michigan freeways," 22 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of message board

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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