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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Participating in internal message boards and engaging on corporate social channels shows commitment to the company and makes communicating more natural when the challenging assignments and promotions roll around. Kristen Ruttgaizer, Quartz at Work, "How to make an impression when you work remotely," 26 June 2019 This is especially true if that message board had a movement-tracking camera that tallied your movements around town and sold that information to third parties. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "What Is Facebook?," 25 June 2019 Over the massive stage hangs one of those institutional message boards, welcoming us to Westphalia High School and the Class of 1992 (Westphalia being the fantastical point of embarcation). Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in ‘Candide’? I had to go to Philadelphia to catch this.," 21 June 2019 When a Black girl wins, comments on Instagram and message boards show the darker side of our experience. Glamour, "For Black Beauty Queens, Natural Hair Is An Act Of Defiance," 6 May 2019 On the Linux message boards, meanwhile, TAB member Olof Johansson has asked community members to trust that the board will act in good faith. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "With Linux’s founder stepping back, will the community change its culture?," 21 Sep. 2018 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

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

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