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Being rammed by larger ships since 1914
Author(s) Site Founders: Filthy, Jay, Spud
  • Administrators: Leonfox, Anon123212321, Marker, Spud, Trapper, Gilbert, Akamaru
  • Super Moderator: Virtualfox
  • Moderators: Etheral, Doridiand, Kit, Silver, Rick227, MetroSexual Hipster, Caid, Echofox, Rokoji
Status Online
Launch date June 12, 2009
End date present
Genre Adult image board
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U-18Chan is a mature furry imageboard hosted in Europe. Its name comes from a German submarine from the First World War.[1]


The site boards are split into five categories: Furry Related, The Basement, General, Indices and Misc.

Furry Related

The Basement




The lounge board is a board for general chatting and random threads, while the discussion board is for discussions, debates or arguments. The most popular of the furry boards is Gay Furry Comics, with double the number of threads of any other board.[2]

/r/ - Recent and Search had to be removed after security concerns.[3]

The Indices section is simply links to the Catalogues of the first five boards in Furry Related.


U-18Chan's first mascot, a cat in SS uniform, was taken from the German imageboard Krautchan. The second and current mascot, a sergal in SS uniform, was drawn by Yuuri and then named Valkyria through a competition held by Jay. Further drawings of Valkyria have been done by SpazzyKoneko including different versions for each holiday so far. Every drawing of the current mascot is hosted in full resolution on a special page.

Software switch[edit]

Due to the limitations of Kusaba X, U-18Chan was forced to switch over to the more efficient ImageBoard4Free software, which was provided to U-18Chan by Infinitus of ib4f.com. U-18Chan successfully switched to ImageBoard4Free during summer 2011[4] and was able to clean up some of the bugs created during the switch. U-18Chan has worked on new site software in the past but with the departure of the sole coder[5] there has been no further progress.

April Fools[edit]

For April 1, 2012, the website's main page had an upside-down announcement that read "U-18Chan is now hosted in northern Australia. Edit: We have had some reports of the site appearing upside down for some users. This is most likely due to upside down packets coming from ISPs running outdated firmware. Please contact them and ask about Australian compatibility if you are experiencing this issue."[6] The site was not actually moved to Australia, but the news post has remained on the front page with the April 1st time stamp and upside down text.

2012 data loss[edit]

On or before 2016 July 8, the website was reduced to a mainpage that said "Hello fellow users, we have unfortunately experienced a catastrophic failure at our datacenter we host at. As such we are working to recover the site as best we can with limited resources, we hope to see you all soon. -Sincerely LeonFox."[7]

On or before 2016 September 14, a News announcement (with incorrect date of "24/09/12") was posted to the homepage that something had happened at the datacenter that U18 had used, and the website data had been lost.[8] Leonfox wrote that U18 "have moved to a new datacenter on hardware we own instead of renting. This way we have full say and control over the server and the drives in it. We are also implementing a 3rd party cloud storage service to be used for offsite backups of our content."[8]

External links[edit]


  1. FAQ Etymology of U-18Chan
  2. /gc/ - Gay Furry Comics Compare the number of pages on /gc/ to other boards
  3. U-18Chan News post 28/03/13 Recent and Search Removed
  4. U-18Chan News post 28/07/11 'Things Are About To Get German'
  5. U-18Chan Owner's Blog Thoughts about closing U-18Chan
  6. U-18Chan News post 01/04/12 'Server Migration'
  7. u18chan.com mainpage, archived 2016 July 8 at archive.org's Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2017 February 9.
  8. 8.0 8.1 u18chan.com mainpage, archived 2016 September 14 at archive.org's Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2017 February 9.

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