Originally Posted by Epitope
4chan is the perfect example of everything that is wrong and evil on the internet. Every time I go there I find myself losing faith in the human race...
It's also an example of everything that is right... and everything else in between. It's one of the modern-day melting pots of humanity, where anything goes and anyone is accepted. Of course it does stupid things. It also does illegal things, sometimes because they believe it's the right thing to do (vigilante style), and sometimes just because the can (practical joke style).
I don't visit 4chan very often at all, but it's not quite what the media makes it out to be. For instance, if you go to /tg/ (Total Games), you'll see that that board actually often has some interesting discussions going on. It's /b/ that scares me most of the time.