A GET, as defined by PonyGET, is an attempt at guessing a certain element of one's own post, usually involving the post number in some manner. Both Dubschan and GETchan have an affinity for GETs, with the former having every post end in doubles.
Origins
When asked where GETs originated from, people often claim that they originated from 4chan. This is actually incorrect. GETs have existed since the conception of chans. While our current concept of a GET is very different from what they used to be, the ideas are essentially the same. The changes made in GETs over the years can be seen as a sort of evolution. From the original GETs, to the GETs we know today, to the fairly recent "GET Battles", many changes have been made to GETs since the beginning of their existence. Though GET history had not been recorded until around 2007, GETs from before are still remembered by many, and some evidence of them still exists. Some of the GETters of today are also educated in the subject of GET history, thus the memory of these old GETs still exists in them.
First GETs
GETs originated on 2chan, the first chan. However, those familiar with chan history would know that 2chan began not as an imageboard, but as a text board. Text boards work quite differently than imageboards when it comes to post numbers. On text boards, every thread has its own post numbers, with the OP starting as 1, and consecutive posts ranging from 2 to 1,000, where no more posts are allowed in the thread. But how did GETs work in a situation like this? Easy. People would try to get a certain number, just like they do nowadays, while proclaiming "GET!" The most desirable numbers were 2 and 1,000, the first and last posts in the thread, respectively. Though this seems extremely simple compared to what we have now, this was just the beginning. With the invention of imageboards with constantly increasing post numbers, our current concept was born. The old version of GETs was split in two different games. The first game is obviously our current version of GETs, and the other one is also very common, even on non-chan websites. This is the game of First, where the goal is to be the first to post in a given topic, thread, or just about anywhere, really. GETs took the timing and post number factors with it, while First took the factor of trying to be the fastest at something, and they became different games. Today, both games have spread throughout the internet, with GETs being extremely popular on chans and First being popular on forums and the like. Unlike First, though, GETs would undergo many changes and become somewhat of a culture.
4chan
When 4chan was created to be an English equivalent of 2chan, GETs came along with it. However, the concept of GETs at the time was a bit different from ours. Doubles and such were popular mostly for rolling games, but people usually would not attempt to get repeating digits otherwise. The only occasion in which people would rush to get a certain post number was for a Million GET, a sextuplet GET with six zeroes. Million GETs were seen as the only true GETs, and all others were nothing of value. Even the sextuplet nines before the Million GET were seen as a failure. This tradition carried on for four years on 4chan’s /b/ board, the only board in which they were popular, due to /b/ being one of the only boards to have post numbers high enough for million GETs, and the fact that people, at the time, were generally not interested in GETs on other boards. However, both the Million GET tradition and the containment of GETs in /b/ would change in 2007, with a revolutionary leader by the name of 4chan's King of GETs.
Kings of GETs
4chan's King of GETs is possibly the most influential leader in the history of GETs. His spreading of GETs throughout all boards on 4chan, not only /b/, has left a mark on those who use them. In addition to this, 4chan’s King of GETs has popularized both Cirno and the "Doubles Guy" meme. To this day, 4chan’s King of GETs still attempts GETs on his home board, /a/, and sometimes others as well. Opposing the mods who want to rid 4chan of him, he continues to do his best for the game he loves. Do not be fooled, however. Though 4chan's King of GETs was indeed important, he is not the only King of GETs to exist. There are multiple Kings of GETs throughout the chanverse. Within the United Chans, GETchan, Lunachan, MLPchan, and Ponychan all have a King of GETs.
Types of GETs
Huge list of normal GETs:
• Called Singles or Declared GETs – A post number where the user correctly guesses the last digit. |
• Doubles or Dubs – A post number ending in 2 of the same digit. |
• Triples or Trips – A post number ending in 3 of the same digit. |
• Quadruples, Quadruplets, or Quads – A post number ending in 4 of the same digit. |
• Quintuples, Quintuplets, or Quints – A post number ending in 5 of the same digit. |
• Sextuples, Sextuplets, or Sexts – A post number ending in 6 of the same digit. |
• Septuples, Septuplets, or Septs – A post number ending in 7 of the same digit. |
• Octuples, Octuplets, or Octs – A post number ending in 8 of the same digit. |
• Nonuples, Nonuplets, or Nons – A post number ending in 9 of the same digit. |
• Decuples, Decuplets, or Decs – A post number ending in 10 of the same digit. |
• Undecuple, Undecuplets, or Undecs – A post number ending in 11 of the same digit. |
• Duodecuple, Duodectuplets, or Duodecs – A post number ending in 12 of the same digit. |
*The following GETs are purely hypothetical. Most are likely to never happen.* |
• Tredecuples, Tredecuplets, or Tredecs – A post number ending in 13 of the same digit. |
• Quattuordecuples, Quattuordecuplets, or Quattuordecs – A post number ending in 14 of the same digit. |
• Quindecuples, Quindecuplets, or Quindecs – A post number ending in 15 of the same digit. |
• Sexdecuples, Sexdecuplets, or Sexdecs – A post number ending in 16 of the same digit. |
• Septendecuples, Septendecuplets, or Septendecs – A post number ending in 17 of the same digit. |
• Octodecuples, Octodecuplets, or Octodecs – A post number ending in 18 of the same digit. |
• Novemdecuples, Novemdectuplets, or Novemdecs – A post number ending in 19 of the same digit. |
• Vigenuples, Vigenuplets, or Vegens – A post number ending in 20 of the same digit. |
• Unvigenuples, Unvigenuplets, or Unvigens – A post number ending in 21 of the same digit. |
• Duovigenuples, Duovigenuplets, or Duovigens – A post number ending in 22 of the same digit. |
• Trevigenuples, Trevigenuplets, or Trevigens – A post number ending in 23 of the same digit. |
• Quattuorvigenuples, Quattuorvigenuplets, or Quattuorvigens – A post number ending in 24 of the same digit. |
• Quinvigenuples, Quinvigenuplets, or Quinvigens – A post number ending in 25 of the same digit. |
• Sexvigenuples, Sexvigenuplets, or Sexvigens – A post number ending in 26 of the same digit. |
• Septenvigenuples, Septenvigenuplets, or Septenvigens – A post number ending in 27 of the same digit. |
• Octovigenuples, Octovigenuplets, or Octovigenuples – A post number ending in 28 of the same digit. |
• Novemvigenuples, Novemvigenuplets, or Novemvigens – A post number ending in 29 of the same digit. |
• Trigenuples, Trigenuplets, or Trigens – A post number ending in 30 of the same digit. |
• Untrigenuples, Untrigenuplets, or Untrigens – A post number ending in 31 of the same digit. |
• Duotrigenuples, Duotrigenuplets, or Duotrigens – A post number ending in 32 of the same digit. |
• Tretrigenuples, Tretrigenuplets, or Tretrigens – A post number ending in 33 of the same digit. |
• Quattuortrigenuples, Quattuortrigenuplets, or Quattuortrigens – A post number ending in 34 of the same digit. |
• Quintrigenuples, Quintrigenuplets, or Quintrigens – A post number ending in 35 of the same digit. |
• Sextrigenuples, Sextrigenuplets, or Sextrigens – A post number ending in 36 of the same digit. |
• Septentrigenuples, Septentrigenuplets, or Septentrigens – A post number ending in 37 of the same digit. |
• Octotrigenuples, Octotrigenuplets, or Octotrigens – A post number ending in 38 of the same digit. |
• Novemtrigenuples, Novemtrigenuplets, or Novemtrigens – A post number ending in 39 of the same digit. |
• Quadragenuples, Quadragenuplets, or Quadragens – A post number ending in 40 of the same digit. |
• Unquadragenuples, Unquadragenuplets, or Unquadragens – A post number ending in 41 of the same digit. |
• Duoquadragenuples, Duoquadragenuplets, or Duoquadragens – A post number ending in 42 of the same digit. |
• Trequadragenuples, Trequadragenuplets, or Trequadragens – A post number ending in 43 of the same digit. |
• Quattuorquadragenuples, Quattuorquadragenuplets, or Quattuorquadragens – A post number ending in 44 of the same digit. |
• Quinquadragenuples, Quinquadragenuplets, or Quinquadragens – A post number ending in 45 of the same digit. |
• Sexquadragenuples, Sexquadragenuplets, or Sexquadragens – A post number ending in 46 of the same digit. |
• Septenquadragenuples, Septenquadragenuplets, or Septenquadragens – A post number ending in 47 of the same digit. |
• Octoquadragenuples, Octoquadragenuplets, or Octoquadragens – A post number ending in 48 of the same digit. |
• Novemquadragenuples, Novemquadragenuplets, or Novemquadragens – A post number ending in 49 of the same digit. |
• Quinquagenuples, Quinquagenuplets, or Quinquagens – A post number ending in 50 of the same digit. |
• Unquinquagenuples, Unquinquagenuplets, or Unquinquagens – A post number ending in 51 of the same digit. |
• Duoquinquagenuples, Duoquinquagenuplets, or Duoquinquagens – A post number ending in 52 of the same digit. |
• Trequinquagenuples, Trequinquagenuplets, or Trequinquagens – A post number ending in 53 of the same digit. |
• Quattuorquinquagenuples, Quattuorquinquagenuplets, or Quattuorquinquagens – A post number ending in 54 of the same digit. |
• Quinquinquagenuples, Quinquinquagenuplets, or Quinquinquagens – A post number ending in 55 of the same digit. |
• Sexquinquagenuples, Sexquinquagenuplets, or Sexquinquagens – A post number ending in 56 of the same digit. |
• Septenquinquagenuples, Septenquinquagenuplets, or Septenquinquagens – A post number ending in 57 of the same digit. |
• Octoquinquagenuples, Octoquinquagenuplets, or Octoquinquagens – A post number ending in 58 of the same digit. |
• Novemquinquagenuples, Novemquinquagenuplets, or Novemquinquagens – A post number ending in 59 of the same digit. |
• Sexagenuples, Sexagenuplets, or Sexagens – A post number ending in 60 of the same digit. |
• Unsexagenuples, Unsexagenuplets, or Unsexagens – A post number ending in 61 of the same digit. |
• Duosexagenuples, Duosexagenuplets, or Duosexagens – A post number ending in 62 of the same digit. |
• Tresexagenuples, Tresexagenuplets, or Tresexagens – A post number ending in 63 of the same digit. |
• Quattuorsexagenuples, Quattuorsexagenuplets, or Quattuorsexagens – A post number ending in 64 of the same digit. |
• Quinsexagenuples, Quinsexagenuplets, or Quinsexagens – A post number ending in 65 of the same digit. |
• Sexsexagenuples, Sexsexagenuplets, or Sexsexagens – A post number ending in 66 of the same digit. |
• Septensexagenuples, Septensexagenuplets, or Septensexagens – A post number ending in 67 of the same digit. |
• Octosexagenuples, Octosexagenuplets, or Octosexagens – A post number ending in 68 of the same digit. |
• Novemsexagenuples, Novemsexagenuplets, or Novemsexagens – A post number ending in 69 of the same digit. |
• Septuagenuples, Septuagenuplets, or Septuagens – A post number ending in 70 of the same digit. |
• Unseptuagenuples, Unseptuagenuplets, or Unseptuagens – A post number ending in 71 of the same digit. |
• Duoseptuagenuples, Duoseptuagenuplets, or Duoseptuagens – A post number ending in 72 of the same digit. |
• Treseptuagenuples, Treseptuagenuplets, or Treseptuagens – A post number ending in 73 of the same digit. |
• Quattuorseptuagenuples, Quattuorseptuagenuplets, or Quattuorseptuagens – A post number ending in 74 of the same digit. |
• Quinseptuagenuples, Quinseptuagenuplets, or Quinseptuagens – A post number ending in 75 of the same digit. |
• Sexseptuagenuples, Sexseptuagenuplets, or Sexseptuagens – A post number ending in 76 of the same digit. |
• Septenseptuagenuples, Septenseptuagenuplets, or Septenseptuagens – A post number ending in 77 of the same digit. |
• Octoseptuagenuples, Octoseptuagenuplets, or Octoseptuagens – A post number ending in 78 of the same digit. |
• Novemseptuagenuples, Novemseptuagenuplets, or Novemseptuagens – A post number ending in 79 of the same digit. |
• Octogenuples, Octogenuplets, or Octogens – A post number ending in 80 of the same digit. |
• Unoctogenuples, Unoctogenuplets, or Unoctogens – A post number ending in 81 of the same digit. |
• Duooctogenuples, Duooctogenuplets, or Duooctogens – A post number ending in 82 of the same digit. |
• Treoctogenuples, Treoctogenuplets, or Treoctogens – A post number ending in 83 of the same digit. |
• Quattuoroctogenuples, Quattuoroctogenuplets, or Quattuoroctogens – A post number ending in 84 of the same digit. |
• Quinoctogenuples, Quinoctogenuplets, or Quinoctogens – A post number ending in 85 of the same digit. |
• Sexoctogenuples, Sexoctogenuplets, or Sexoctogens – A post number ending in 86 of the same digit. |
• Septoctogenuples, Septoctogenuplets, or Septoctogens – A post number ending in 87 of the same digit. |
• Octooctogenuples, Octooctogenuplets, or Octooctogens – A post number ending in 88 of the same digit. |
• Novemoctogenuples, Novemoctogenuplets, or Novemoctogens – A post number ending in 89 of the same digit. |
• Nonagenuples, Nonagenuplets, or Nonagens – A post number ending in 90 of the same digit. |
• Unnonagenuples, Unnonagenuplets, or Unnonagens – A post number ending in 91 of the same digit. |
• Duononagenuples, Duononagenuplets, or Duononagens – A post number ending in 92 of the same digit. |
• Trenonagenuples, Trenonagenuplets, or Trenonagens – A post number ending in 93 of the same digit. |
• Quattuornonagenuples, Quattuornonagenuplets, or Quattuornonagens – A post number ending in 94 of the same digit. |
• Quinnonagenuples, Quinnonagenuplets, or Quinnonagens – A post number ending in 95 of the same digit. |
• Sexnonagenuples, Sexnonagenuplets, or Sexnonagens – A post number ending in 96 of the same digit. |
• Septennonagenuples, Septennonagenuplets, or Septennonagens – A post number ending in 97 of the same digit. |
• Octononagenuples, Octononagenuplets, or Octononagens – A post number ending in 98 of the same digit. |
• Novemnonagenuples, Novemnonagenuplets, or Novemnonagens – A post number ending in 99 of the same digit. |
• Centuples, Cetuplets, or Cents – A post number ending in 100 of the same digit. |
• n-tuples or n-tuplets – For any post number ending in more than 100 of the same digit. n = the number of repeating digits in the post number. Example: 101-tuplets. |
Various other types of GETs:
• Combo – Technically not a GET. One tries to get multiple posts in a row in a thread. Combos are usually accompanied by an image that will come together once the combo is completed. |
• Consecutive GET – A post number ending in numbers that are in order. Examples: 591234; 596543. |
• Double/Triple/Quad/etc. Singles – A post number ending in two or more sets of singles. Examples: Double Singles- 114747; Triple Singles- 37565656; Quad Singles- 38383838. |
• Double/Triple/Quad/etc. Doubles – A post number ending in two or more sets of doubles. Examples: Double Doubles- 134455; Triple Doubles- 37229966; Quad Doubles- 33774455. |
• Double/Triple/Quad/etc. Triples – A post number ending in two or more sets of triples. Double Triples- 24333888; Triple Triples- 222999666. |
• Double/Triple/Quad/etc. Quads/Quints/Sexts/etc. – A post number ending in two or more sets of the same regular GET. It is unlikely that anything past Double Quads, Double Quints, Double Sexts, and Triple Quads will be possible. Examples: Double Sexts- 444444888888; Quad Quads- 4444333355559999; Quint Quints; 2222288888333337777755555. |
• Called Post Number GETs – A user guesses their entire post number correctly. |
• FailGET – A GET where one tries to fail. Examples: Calling 01-99 and getting 00; calling singles and getting doubles. |
• Image Derp GET – The user tries to predict that the system will glitch and their image will be switched with someone else’s. |
• Image Number GET – A GET where the user tries to match their post number to the image number somehow, or alternatively, just get a specific image number. Examples: A 9 with XXXXXXXXX9.jpg; XXXXX99999.jpg. |
• Million GET or M GET– A post number ending in 6 or more zeroes. |
• Mixed Number GET or “Only Certain Numbers” GET – A post number containing only two or three different numbers. Example: 55959995. |
• One-Off GET – A GET where one tries to be off by one. These GETs are usually accompanied by a Cirno image. |
• Palindrome GET – A post number that can be read the same backwards as it would be forwards. Example: 1357531. |
• Shrublet GETs or Shrublets – A post number ending in 3 zeroes. |
• “Singles GET” – Not to be confused with called singles. A post number where the last two numbers do not match. While technically a GET, not something to be proud of unless done in bulk, due to the 9/10 chance. Example: 49572386. |
• Time GET – A GET where the user tries to match their post number to the time somehow. Example: 555 at 5:55. |
• Triple Threat GET – A GET where the user tries to match their post number, image number, and the time somehow. Example: 555 at 5:55 with XXXXXXX555.jpg. |