message board

noun

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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Drawing with a stylus of some sort is a breakthrough in portability and spontaneous expression that can turn any surface into a message board. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Is This the World’s Oldest Hashtag?," 12 Sep. 2018 With many practices completely or mostly closed to reporters, rumors are passed around on social media and internet message boards, as well as in classes on campus. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Like the Rest of College Football, the SEC Is Still Building Its Game Plan for Sports Betting," 5 June 2018 The site hosts live weekly chats with diet and fitness experts, message boards, and a buddy system to pair you with a fellow dieter for more motivation. Good Housekeeping, "Best Diet Websites," 16 Sep. 2010 Organizing efforts first started when an employee, unsatisfied with management’s initial response to the Times report in an all-hands meeting last week, posted an idea for the walkout on an internal employee message board. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Google’s giant employee walkouts are one of the strongest showings of tech worker activism yet," 1 Nov. 2018 The unrest quickly spilled over onto Facebook’s internal message boards, where hundreds of workers have since posted about their concerns, according to current and former employees. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s head of public policy is supporting the Kavanaugh nomination, and some employees are livid," 5 Oct. 2018 From chatty Facebook groups to mesmerizing Instagram pages to deeply emotional message boards detailing mourning rituals, myriad online resources exist for women grieving a pregnancy loss. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 There’s a similar account, posted in 2006, on this kayaking message board. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook: the “boof” joke, explained," 27 Sep. 2018 QAnon began with an anonymous post on the 4chan message board claiming to be from a mole inside the US intelligence community. Emily Jacobs, Fox News, "Reddit bans QAnon conspiracy theory forums," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of message board

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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message board

noun

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

message board

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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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