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message board

noun

  1. a website or section of a website that is used for public discussion of a specific topic and on which users can submit or read messages:

    You should post your questions on a parenting message board and get support from other parents.

  2. an online discussion group that is maintained on such a website:

    To participate in the message board, you must be a registered user.



message board

noun

  1. an internet discussion forum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of message board1

First recorded in 1990–95
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Example Sentences

It’s called Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, and it ruled that internet platforms, or message boards as they then were largely called, are not legally liable for false or defamatory information posted by users.

A later post on 9chan — an even more extreme message board — appeared to be from the same user describing how he was probing the moderation on TheDonald, trying to figure out exactly how far he could go without getting his comments deleted.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen convened a meeting Thursday of the financial sector’s Washington minders to discuss how an army of day-traders organizing through online message boards set off wild swings in some stocks.

The SEC already is sifting through social media and message boards for evidence of such efforts, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

Weeks earlier, an anonymous figure, whose views, aired on a Reddit message board, would ultimately rock the establishment on Wall Street and in Washington, had invested $3,030 in the company.

Matson wrote in February on a gaming message board for Warhmmer fans.

“It began as a message board,” the former veterinarian told me.

A solitary commenter on the message board is less impressed, however: 'Seriously?!!!!

“Calling someone Cohen is NOT the same as calling someone priest,” wrote one message-board poster.

“I think he wanted someone to stop him, save him from himself,” guessed one commenter on an online message board.

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