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Mods, developers, managers, janitors and any other variants go in this article. This is from whatever information I could scrap from many sources. Take all this with pincers and hazmat suits. And don't do stupid shit and try to contact or witch hunt anyone—they will promptly tell you to fuck off. Don't be afraid to edit this wiki if you have extra relevant information that is not already included. Adding references to claims made about a staff member is also highly encouraged, and if you are going to add a reference, ARCHIVE IT.

Mods according to position:

+q: Admin/Rizon Operator | +o – Senior | +h – Moderator | +v - Janitor

Admins and Moderators[edit]

Mostly accurate thanks to many /j/ leaks and some mods just having poor OPSEC. However, remember that janitors come and go very fast. On January 21, 2015, moot mentioned that there are a grand total of 104 4chan staff members. On August 13th, 2018, a fired janitor mentioned that there are a approximately 130 members on the 4chan staff team. About 110 are janitors, and 20 are mods and managers. [1]

Present (Accurate as of February 2024)[edit]

  • Hiroyuki Nishimura (informally referred to as hiroyuki or hiro, and also known as hiroshima or g00km00t in cruder terms) - The current owner and head admin of 4chan. He was the creator of 2ch, and is supposedly good friends with moot despite going against some of his wishes for 4chan. He lost 2ch in a coup among the shareholders. He purchased 4chan in September, 2015. Known for not being very active. Doesn't like to talk about 4chan despite him owning it.[2][3] Known in japan for 2ch and his hot takes, you can usually find him live streaming on his YouTube channel or on his Twitter Account.[4][5] Don't expect him to talk about 4chan in any way though.
  • Mr. VacBob (aka MVB, Alexander Strange) - Main coder, writer of 4chan extensions, and maintains the 4chan servers. Been around since 2004, taking over the maintenance of the text boards after Shii was fired. From certain points of view, the real face behind all 4chan changes. After moot resigned, he became the prime mover of 4chan proper.
  • RapeApe – Janitor and mod manager, former janitor of /r9k/.[6] Approximately got promoted to mod around 2012. Allegedly one of the new heads of 4chan, as moot claimed a moderator manager was going be one of the successors. Caused Naruto Day in 2013 when /a/ got mad at him when he told them to stop complaining and shitposting about Naruto threads, and thought he was actively "protecting them". People then proceeded to try to dox him and thought they found his supposed hidden reddit account, but it wasn't his.[7] Moot defended him by changing the board name to /a/ - "N/a/RUTO CONFIRMED BEST ANIME CHINESE CARTOON OF ALL TIME", with the subtitle "BELIEVE IT (also dubs are better than subs)", embedding a remix of "believe it", changing the posting form and stickying a bunch of Naruto threads. /a/ went berserk and began spamming CP and guro, forcing the mods to take it down. Moot then made this sticky addressing the witchhunt against him. In 2020 and 2023 he was featured in two news articles about his /pol/itical leanings and blamed for causing the entire site to become radicalized.[8][9] One of them even revealed he is one of the few 4chan staff members who gets PAID (with real money).[9] However he was one of the first people to actively delete and take a stance against the GamerGate threads in 2014,[10] and is allegedly friends with with kirt and sparto (420chan owners) who are both known for Hating nazis, and was seen criticizing /pol/ in leaked IRC logs.[11] So it's best to take these articles with a grain of salt. Seems like he wants 4chan to change as little as possible, has a short temper, likes guns, highly educated about vidya game and Warhammer 40K knowledge. He's also Canadian.[1][12]
  • dsw - Moderator (Manager?). Also confirmed to be paid by hiro. Possibly could be desuwa.
  • Desuwa (aka Maxime Youdine) - Coder, "JavaScript Wizard", creator of Yotsuba Catalog, and a helping hand in the HTML5 reworks. He also added most features of the extensions into the main page and coded the 4chan API, and created an inline 4chan catalog.
  • Troid - /a/ centric moderator. Was originally assigned in maintaining the 4chan archives but later had his archive privileges removed after going on a mass deletion spree whilst trying to cover up information about himself that was stored within the archives, despite such he retained his mod rights.
  • kami` - /a/-centric mod, colloquially known as Kinomod among the userbase due to posting Kino no Tabi. Formed a close relationship with /a/ due to taking care of pests like Accelspammer. Posts similarly to Jeremy. Changes name on IRC a lot but always includes the "`" in the name.
  • ALTERNATIVE (aka DAVE and buttly) – Senior Moderator, also a manager. He was the one who suggested the creation of /tg/. IRC Rat.
  • Man of Wax - Coder? He was around since 4chan's revival. In charge of donations during that period.
  • Invisibro (aka SwagLord, gingermod) - Jay Irwin – Moderator. Has a tendency to ban people on /a/ for "inane" posts. Usually moderates /tv/ and /g/. [s4s]'s patron mod, he sometimes goes down there and stickies random threads and used to sometimes post in comic sans. One of the only members of 4chan staff allowed to be open about being a mod.[13][14][15] Has been doxed so many times that he has had one of his addresses text banned from 4chan. Used to tripfag sometimes, but has completely stopped.[16] Wrote right leaning articles for observer.com for a while, but stopped.[17][18][19][20] Likes to shitpost with his capcode on.[21]
  • I_AM_ABIB (aka BLOODMOUTH_CARNIST) - Finnigan T. Yliluata - Previously a Janitor, promoted to mod during '09.[22] Posts on /a/ from time to time, but spends most of his moderation duties on /v/. He has got in a few controversy's, one of the main ones was his deleting of lobcorp threads from /v/ because he considered them to be generals. When someone argued that smash threads that were similar weren't being deleted, he justified it because smash brothers was a "cultural phenomenon".[23] Another tussle he has got into with /v/ was when anons completed a parody of Goodbye Volcano High called "snoot game" before the game is even released, just so they could showcase it for /v/3. The game quickly grows popular on /v/, and then the mods start deleting all threads about it. Someone confronts them about this on 4chan's IRC and receives unsatisfying answers from yournamehere and ABIB.[24] The board gets angry and snoot game threads devolve into mockery of jannies, but mostly about him. Also a IRC rat.
  • yournamehere -Moderator, known for being autistically hostile to people in the 4chan IRC. One of the first people to also go against GamerGate threads in 2014. Was mentioned in a news article where he joked about and seemed suspiciously indifferent with mass shooters coming from 4chan.[9] Possibly the biggest IRC rat of them all, he's on there almost 24/7. Has a short temper.
  • fission -/g/ centric Moderator. Supervises new janitors. IRC rat.
  • Pixel Hotness (aka pixel) – Woman mod. Originally a tripfag from /b/.
  • Kate - Maintains the 4chan servers.
  • Aerolite – Mod. IRC Rat.
  • Zephro – Extremely old guard mod since 2005.
  • BEAM – Woman mod, with a child. Theorized to have gotten NeoGaf discussions banned form /v/ for a short while in 2017.
  • DOTDOTDOT-Moderator and former janitor of /h/. IRC rat.
  • grubermeister (aka gnubermeister, deadlierbender) - Michael Connolly -Moderator and former janitor. /co/, /tg/, /v/ and most likely /g/ centric. Owns a cloud solutions consultancy start up.[25] Twitter Shitposter, programmer, possibly a fan of the v-tuber "Pipkin Pippa" based on him liking a handful of tweets associated with her.
  • admiraltunafish-Moderator. IRC rat.

Generic Mods (No quality worth mentioning or almost nothing is known about them):[edit]

| Halcyon | Walleye | astria | nana_ | jeeh | Ghost | Faust | AnimeDad (aka Spitch) | Purple Pie | Doremy | e7711 | errorname457 | kdel | Aeolian | ChibaKuang | Vertigo | Aero | Islands | kinoko | soups | falalal | Lanboss | DotMatrix | Betamax | chinese | Katsurugisan | rain | Hunter | 4Royals | Aeolian | cygnus | Hydlide |


Per board[edit]

  • /co/ - RubDoctor
  • /v/ - fun
  • /a/ - Mikage Most likely has become a mod or has left by now.
  • /h/ - Mr.Bucketman
  • /int/ - FnFy – Was the one to be contacted by a 8ch.net admin in regards to the upcoming 4chan leaks. Most likely has become a mod or has left by now.
  • /x/ - Kynokephalos | kephra Most likely has become a mod or has left by now.

Generic janitors (no known assigned board):[edit]

  • Cephei – Janitor. Was upset when he was told he had to sign the agreement. It is unknown if he quit.
  • Hox – Janitor. Allegedly promoted to mod.

| Hobbes | casval | CarlitoGo! | rhine | metsu | Chill | klassicjelly | Praketh | Greenman | fellsmere | Gary Oak | bismuth_fishing_lore | SevenEight | lewdchan | m0thman | Jeepers88 | Aliens | BrainSledge | JamesIha | Praesens | Nouz | theomeo | UltraHoss | TheBurnWard | cdnexplorer | Inf | Axism | Bloom | relare | Cryswar | cetpargust | gfairy | akkerzaigts | Arbogast | JustPX | LzK | saku | Nikki (aka Nikkia / Nikka) | MBSL300 | Meadowlark | RocketDrillKick | Arsarkinum | You`reDadsA | MoistNugget | Drae | AZ4 | Caelum | anon-kun | scroton | morobrens | raikoo | badsled | Enamourd | SenatorBufordFunkmuscle | ThinMint | ashpain | badsled | andmoreagain | Sir_Spice | Acidflashback | Thesmothete | trout-senpai | novatoad |Kobayashi| Astroturf | Starfrog| HeavyGear | Axism |


(Also an incomplete list.)

  • moot (aka Robert Bopkins) - Christopher Poole - Admin, Rizon IRC cop, and owner of 4chan LLC. Humble and stubborn to the point of being annoying. When the Rizon 4chan IRC was made, his very first words were "I wish to be the little girl". Somewhat impulsive, which led him to add and remove forced anonymous and IDs from /b/ and other boards on several consecutive times. He dated Maddeth during 2008, and was (by rumor) cucked by an undisclosed someone during 2014. Seems to not want anything to do with 4chan anymore, rejects all press interviews, and according to a 8chan leak he has ghosted and cut contact with the whole moderation team. He has completely moved on. Resigned on January 21, 2015. Mourned by all.
  • KING JAFFE JOFFER - Coder, translated the 4chan Firefox extension to Google Chrome, and refracted the entirety of 4chan's HTML5 code. Resigned circa 2013-2014.
  • Anonymous-san - asan - Josh (Popularly known as modcat) - #rasberryheaven, goon – Mod since pretty much the beginnings on 4chan, who supposedly quit around April 25, 2012 because he was trying to contact a girl in his circle of friends (Which happens to include moot), or a girl from /soc/ (sources vary a lot), and asked for advice on /soc/.[26] He then used the warn function to give his contact info to female posters who were helping, but one flipped her shit out fear of being banned, and another ratted him out with moot who fired him. Some say he asked to have his powers revoked and moot complied. Others say he later asked him to have his mod status back, but moot is the hero 4chan deserves but not the one it needs and denied it. moot later confirmed he resigned during a Q&A on /pol/. He later regained his mod status circa 2017, only to lose it yet again when submitting a politically-charged warning regarding Right Wing Safety Squad threads.[27]
  • Shii – (To this day its unknown whether Menchi is Shii; mods claim they are not) - #raspberryheaven - goon - http://www.shii.org/ - http://aya.shii.org/ - and many more - Biggest English textboard/imageboard personality before Snacks. Tried to take down 4chan due to loli, but quickly had a change of heart. Member of world2ch (posted as Menchi), later helped moot to code the site on its beginnings by further translating 0ch's PHP (Though not flawlessly), and maintained the textboards. Got banned from Something Awful during the loli purge. He was active from 2003 to 2005, when moot deemed him too dramatic to be a mod. According to the Aussie modleaks, still a mod as Menchi. Or at least still retaining his privileges but no longer moderating. He is also a Web Archive admin (And deleted some evidence of his involvement in world2ch and 4chan saved in there) and a Wikipedia admin (where he stored a list of all his loli anime pages). Mod at /dqn/ and /saovq/.
  • W.T. Snacks - http://cookiethievery.com/ - http://snidnightmacks.tumblr.com/ https://midnightsnacks.fm - Admin. Coder. Internet Meme. Started during 4chan's revival and made a lot of vital changes to the futallaby code (reply with an image, quoting, information about posts, being able to see the amount of hidden posts in a thread, and also hiding the post from a thread in the first place). Got fired in 2005 due to being accused of being a lazy coder by moot. Used to browse #4chan and advertise his own radio show, Midnight Snacks, which is hosted on twitch. It's about mini-mixes, remixes and general electronic music. The dude seems to have a knack for it since the Soulseek days.
  • Censored Vagina (aka C_V) - #rasberryheaven - goon - Admin and a sort of bridge between the community and moot during the early days. Made some of 4chan's earliest news posts, as he handled donations in 2004. Convinced moot to restore /l/ - Lolicon when it got taken down due to CP. Active from 2003 to 2004. He was permabanned from SA due to pedophilia/lolicon. Talked about child genitals a lot.
  • 5 - Had his own secret board dedicated to pictures of him, created by WTSnacks as an in-joke. He was and is Snacks' best friend. A few months after Snacks got demodded he stickied a Midnight Snacks thread, which he co-hosted at the time. The thread was unstickied by moot, and then re-stickied. Because of this people believed a mod war was raging and shouted the meme BRING BACK SNACKS. Jokingly, both users called the show "Radio free 4chan" for the night. This and a streak of inactivity cost 5 his mod status. moot later claimed it was a demoddable offense to sticky radio show threads.
  • Dongfix (aka Enumeric) - Imgbear.com - Coder, he has written many scripts for the mods and janitors. IRC rat. Resigned on 2013.
  • Xennon – Flash coder. Admin for one day because of a GET. Supposedly leaked the logs where Snacks was fired by moot.
  • Soviet_Russia (aka SoRu) - 4chan Mod and famous tripfag. Made mod in the legendary board /z/ and attention-whored it to death alongside his brother Dash_Billions. He was eventually banned.
  • Shut (aka John) - #rasberryheaven - goon - Coded around by the time W.T. Snacks was fired (2005), and active as far back as 06/2004 and as late as 2007. He maintained the devblog and fixed a bug that allowed huge files on the site if they were .btm.
  • thatdog - SA/ADTRW goon - http://www.1chan.net/ - Goon that helped coding that PHP around 2003, created the test board /r/ - TRAINZ, and funded the site 1chan to satisfy his need for TRAINZ. His website also contains the original overchan, and an old, outdated list of *chans. Look there for a piece of the past. Made Futaba-SQL and the beta archive futallaby around 2003. Got in an argument with moot and dropped support during early 2004 (moot apparently had great skill when it comes to angering people who help him).
  • Allyson – Underage b& mod from circa 2006. She was kind of a drama whore.
  • Lec
  • Kusanagi (aka KusKus / brbgone2gensokyo / fsdfdsf) – A famous /a/ mod. He was known by everyone for extremely favoring and encouraging /a/ board culture. He was also known for having blunt political opinions on IRC. On December 22, 2014 he got into a fight with yetsturdy on #janiteam and both were fired by moot. The change of mods in /a/ was noticed immediately and let to small wave of shitposting.
  • yetsturdy (AKA thisisacleverpassword) – /a/ and /mlp/ Janitor. Got into a fight with Kusanagi and got fired on December 22, 2014
  • Inspector Redwood (name unconfirmed) – Mod, famous /co/ tripfag for years, who ultimately got ousted during the 2014 aussie leaks and had to stop using the trip. He used to publicly ban people who called others "nigger" and then defend it on /q/ with his trip on. He later returned to tripping and allegedly left the moderation position. Allegedly resigned after sometime after being outed.
  • FrankStallone (AKA dr.wiii) – Mod that retired during early 2010.
  • Alan – Mod.
  • DocEvil – A mod, originally a janitor from /tv/.
  • Mr.Spooky - Ex-mod who spawned the catchphrases "I've never seen so many ingrates" and "You'll receive nothing from me." after a rant regarding donations. He frequently made stickies on /b/ begging for money because he got thrown in jail and needed donations to pay off his court fees.
  • Saber – Hosted not4chan.org along with Censored Vagina when /l/ and /g/ got too problematic to handle. He proceeded to add some boards like /ss/ - Straight Shota. Eventually he left out of disinterest and the site died with him. Now the site came back but with no boards, and a new owner.
  • rabidkimba
  • magz
  • DamageInc – Coded the original 4chan Firefox extension around 2004
  • Jibaku – Mod circa 4chan's revival (2005).
  • Ezzi – Active around 2004.
  • Majnen – Made an unauthorized news post about donations on July 1st, 2005 telling that moot left the project and 4chan would cease operations, followed the closure of a number of boards. He was probably sodomized by moot after that.
  • Souldark – Active around 2004. Scottish.
  • LordVorbis – Active around 2004.
  • Otaku – Active around 2004. Sysadmin? In charge of donations?
  • Spork (aka Dan Levin) – Made the first 4chan IRC (irc://irc.pyoko.org/4chan – dead). Best known for wearing the yotsuba TF2 mask at Otakon.
  • [NPH] – Helped coding around 2003, mainly the main page.
  • niralisse – Helped with the webmail and the fourth server around 2003.
  • hannibal (aka handyball) – Server Admin circa 2003. Helped moot with Linux.
  • Mangoat – Server Admin circa 2003.
  • ichibanMuffin – Paired with moot to revive 4chan, but didn't work (What) circa 2003.
  • hova – Helped translate Futaba code with moot.
  • DJ Lucid (aka Lucid) – Coder, 4chan's old sysadmin during 2003 to 2006 (And beyond?). Admin during 2004. Left (temporarily?) during 03/2005.
  • Shingo – Helped translate the rules into Japanese Katakana around 2003.
  • Scuzzy – Wrote the first anti-leech code during 2003.
  • BigN (name unconfirmed) – Outed by /a/ for not apparent reason during the Aussie Hack 2014. Might or might have not been fired
  • Saegrimir (name unconfirmed) – Outed by /jp/ during the Aussie Hack 2014. Might or might not have been fired.
  • Nemo – Janitor. Outed himself on /b/, fired by moot.
  • Shiren | Nikka | Zenith (Nuked /jp/) | AoC (Became too paranoid on /jp/) | Duade (co) – Janitors that either left or were fired.
  • andonuts – Janitor who leaked the #janiteam IRC logs. Associated with 8chan.
  • Solomon - Former janitor of /g/. Got fired by RapeApe because one day he went on a deleting spree and deleted 3 pages worth of threads in a short period of time. He even got a mod postmade about him. The day after he made a thread on 8chan where he leaked minor stuff and mostly just talked shit about the staff team.[1]

Unknown, mentioned and associated people[edit]

  • Plesk
  • NICH
  • "Bill" - And
  • "Simon" - Mentioned in the leaked logs where moot fired Snacks and according to the 2005 otakon panel was in charge of finances
  • Peter Payne (aka moot's friend from Japan) - Owner of the J-list; has been in an advertising relationship with 4chan since its beginnings, both in the good and the bad.
  • Outernet – Old 4chan personality. Forced the DIAL Soap meme via bot spam.
  • coda – Flash animator. Very active during 2006. Friend of moot; made the 2013 tenth anniversary panel flash. He made 4chan.org/flash/ for moot.
  • Mayhem – Coded the 4chan X extension. He runs swfchan.org, /f/'s archive.
  • Anamanaguchi – Chiptune-Indie Rock band, mutual friends of Snacks and moot. Got their second album advertised by moot, and got him to dress as a furry and make a cameo in one of their music videos.[28] Also known for having one of the most disastrous Q&A's (and probably last) in 4chan history.[29] Has a verified capcode.
  • Tattun - A spokesperson for the anime studio Trigger who posts on /a/ in related threads. Has a Verified capcode.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [1] "I got fired from being a 4chan jani yesterday" 8chan Thread.
  2. [2]"In the U.S., His Site Has Been Linked to Massacres. In Japan, He’s a Star."
  3. [3]"Former UCA student drawing attention for ownership of notorious online message board 4chan"
  4. [4] Hiroyuki's YouTube Channel.
  5. [5] Hiroyuki's twitter.
  6. [6]RapeApe back when he was a janitor talking about /r9k/, also hence his old name "RapeApe9k".
  7. [7]RapeApe explaining why the reddit account was not his in an old archive post.
  8. [8]"The Man Who Helped Turn 4chan Into the Internet's Racist Engine".
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 [9]"Inside 4chan’s Top-Secret Moderation Machine"
  10. [10]RapeApe talking about removing the GG threads.
  11. [11]RapeApe expressing some distain for /pol/.
  12. [12]RapeApe heavily implying he's Canadian.
  13. [13] Jay Irwin's Twitter account mentioning him being a mod
  14. [14]Post showing he has told people in the past without consequences
  15. [15]Swaglord putting 4chan in his public letterboxd account.
  16. [16]Invisibro's time as a tripfag.
  17. [17] Jay Irwin's observer profile
  18. [18]"Why 4chan Isn’t Buying What Bill Nye and Political Entertainers Are Selling"
  19. [19]"#CNNBlackmail: The Press Just Can’t Stop Feeding the Trolls"
  20. [20]"Jay Z and Beyoncé Inspired ‘White Power’ Symbol, Claims Alt-Right Figure"
  21. [21]Swaglord shitposting on a death sticky.
  22. [22]An old screenshot of the Janiteam IRC chatroom during the time where ABIB was a janitor. You might be able to recognize some other names as well.
  23. [23] Screenshot of the infamous "cultural phenomenon" defense.
  24. [24]I_AM_ABIB and yournamehere defending the removal of the threads.
  25. [25] cloudcoyote.com
  26. [26]the warning and message's asan sent to a girl from /soc/.
  27. [27]Archive of RapeApe explaining why he fired asan.
  28. [28]「MEOW」Music video.
  29. [29]The Anamanaguchi /mu/ Q&A thread.