Under the username 'QAppAnon,' Gelinas launched Qmap.pub in May of 2018 under the username 'QAppAnon,' - which boasted over 10 million visitors in July according to SimilarWeb. The site aggregated 'Q drops,' messages posted by an anonymous individual (or individuals) to image board '8kun' promoting the theory that President Trump is part of a military intelligence operation by 'white hat' insiders to take down the deep state - arresting and prosecuting corrupt government officials and pedophiles.
Because '8kun' users often post graphic or objectionable material, Qmap.pub provided followers of the movement a 'clean' platform to follow Q drops.
Over the years, Q's posts would move from the 4chan forum to 8chan, and finally to its later iteration, 8kun. But these forums weren't where most of Q's followers would go to access the drops: most would find them neatly compiled on a site called QMap, now the main platform on which Q's drops are published.