Tripfags are users who choose to forsake their anonymity and adopt a username, or tripcode. Tripfagging is also a verb, to post as a tripfag.
Those who tripfag do so for myriad reasons, including, but not limited to:
- Identifying as a particular poster in a topic (often the Original Poster)
- To be identified as the creator or curator of a certain work (see Falcon)
- Because they are attention whores (the majority of tripfags)
Those who tripfag for the first two reasons are generally tolerable, but may dip into the third aspect. The third type of tripfag can range from hilariously amusing to downright aggravating.
How to Tripfag
Tripfagging on 4chan is a simple affair. In the "name" field, type whatever you'd like the first part
of the trip be, then type the octothorpe key (#), followed by a password. But the actual trip (the part after the exclamation mark) is randomly generated from your password.
For those who want a custom tripcode, there's Tripcode Explorer and MTY Tripcode Explorer Tripcode Explorer can be run via CPU, while MTY can run via the GPU, greatly speeding up tripcode time. The use of both is beyond the wiki page, but more info can be found here .
List of notable 4chan /g/ Tripfags
This list is by no means conclusive and as such will be updated periodically whenever a noteworthy tripfag arises.
- Th !e.FaLconO6 (Best known for the The Falcon Guide, a guide designed to help people pick out parts for a gaming computer based on various price tiers. Remember to use the guide as a base and do your own research)
- Lolicon !RIZZZZZZZE (Well known for posting an image almost daily of Holo from Spice and Wolf asking Anonymous to have a great day)
- McLinux !!num2w4zQDJQ (Known for helping literally everyone with almost everything despite /g/ not being tech support, although his bipolar-ness often dips into random trolling.)
- marshviperX - Most widely known for a famous copypasta relating to hacking. However previously was a "serious poster" his trip was cracked and after spam attacks; for a while resulted in perma-bans. posting under the marshviperX#ubermicro trip now no longer results in ban.
- Sammy !paNTieSxWM - Resident /g/ trap. Notable for frequent "panties" threads. After a 3 month disappearance where /g/ believed he overdosed on Gravol (Dramamine) and died, he resurfaced as a 23 year old Anonymous Canadian user named Sam who has bipolar/generalized anxiety disorder, living in utter squalor in a 1 room apartment with a plush toy chicken he named Charlie, which he posts pictures of in every post he makes as he spends all day on /g/ while still posting trap pics on his blog turned imageboard http://www.meandcharlie.com/ (now defunct). He is not well received, as he acts like a needy attention whore as of late. This has only worsened as he has recently come out as an MtF transsexual. He is currently on hormone replacement therapy.