>>X4RKYUVE (OP) Look up Fediverse, and the activitypub protocol. Fchan is based off of ActivityPub and Fediverse is just a collection of various decentralized social media-ish sites
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>>X4RKYUVE (OP) https://activitypub.rocks/ ActivityPub works with inboxes and outboxes. an actor sends a post to their outbox, and an actor that is subscribed to that actor's outbox will recieve their messages in their inbox. boards in fchan are actors, and they subscribe to other board's outboxes. this is basically it, pleroma and peertube use the same mechanism for their posts, and every interaction (including likes and comments) is sent as an activity to the reciever's inbox and the sender's outbox.
>>X4RKYUVE (OP) Yep to go off of some of the replies you got everyone has an outbox and an inbox - so on pleroma and mastodon every "actor" has an outbox and an inbox that posts go to. Fchan has no "users" so the board itself has the outbox which can be viewed for the different boards just change the instance url and board letter to peak through: https://penchan.xyz/g/outbox Further reading The proposed spec for Fchannel: https://github.com/FChannel0/FChannel-Server/issues/9 The actual activitypub spec: https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/ Someone already linked it but https://activitypub.rocks/ is a great starter resource