I thought I'd create a thread describing the basics of posting on the board.
To start off with, https:"//"8ch.net/patriotsawoken/catalog.html is the main page and clicking on [Catalog] anywhere you see it will always take you back to this main page.
From there, you can click on threads to enter them and read/post, or you can create your own thread. When creating your own thread, you need to fill out the Subject, which will be title of the thread as it is seen in the catalog. The Comment box is the actual content of the thread. You'll also need to upload an image to create a thread, usually something related to the thread topic but doesn't necessarily have to be.
Once you enter into a thread, you can respond to a post by clicking on the number on the post you're replying to, where it says, "No.xxx" where "xxx" is the post number. The posts are simply numbered in order on that particular board. On /qresearch/, we just hit 3,000,000 posts so if you wanted to reply to the 3,000,000th post (on that board), you would click on "No.3000000." A box will pop up and you can type in your response on the next line after the ">>(post number)." You can reply to more than one post at a time.
On 8chan, it is very highly encouraged to stay anonymous, and leave the name field and email field blank. The subject box should not be filled in unless you're creating a thread. In the reply box, you can also click on "[▶ Show post options & limits]." From there, you can embed YouTube videos by pasting the link to the video into the "embed" box. You can also embed from the following websites (taken right from 8chan FAQ): youtube.com, xhamster.com, vid.me, thegoldwater.com, redtube.com, pornhub.com, vimeo.com, tube8.com, xvideos.com, youjizz.com, twitch.tv, dailymotion.com, vaughnlive.tv, liveleak.com, nicovideo.jp, streamable.com, soundcloud.com, xaniatube.com, vlive.tv, vocaroo.com, hooktube.com, smashcast.tv, and invidio.us.
Next to the post number, on some posts, you'll see other post numbers in blue and underlined - these are the responses to that particular post. If you hover your mouse over the numbePost too long. Click here to view the full text.