Wizchan is a website focused on wizardry. It is the successor of Wizardchan. A 'wizard' in the incelosphere refers to a joke which describes how an adult male virgin transforms into a wizard with magical powers after age 30.
Wizardchan was a website created by someone named "Mr.Pacific". The most famous admin of Wizardchan was Fredrick Brennan aka "hotwheels" or "Copypaste", who later went on to create 8chan. Wizardchan was started as a copy of 4chan and 2chans bulletin board software, except designed only for adult virgins.
When Wizardchan went offline in 2014, its moderators and its admin Glaive created Wizchan; and some of Wizardchan's users created other websites with the same imageboard style as Wizardchan, such as MagicChan WarlockChan, or MerlinChan, to replace Wizardchan. The /wizchan/, /wizard/, /wiz/, boards on 8chan were also created by users at that time (or they may have already existed before Wizardchan went down). To this day, only Wizchan remains. It is possible Wizardchan closed due to unwanted attention brought by GamerGate.
Hostility to incels[edit | edit source]
Though still part of the incelosphere, the forum is pretty hostile to incels who express that involuntariness. The forum was mainly defined by it's role in various e-drama like Gamergate, and therefore is more filled with culture-warriors and astroturfers rather than actual incels. This site owner is also hostile to incels, filtering all mention of the word incel to crab.
Wizardchan[edit | edit source]
Copypaste/Hotwheels[edit | edit source]
At one point, Copypaste became the sole admin of Wizardchan. The second admin of Wizardchan was the eventual creator of 8chan, a paraplegic named copypasta or "Hotwheels". A parapalegic dwarf in a wheelchair. He eventually got laid by an emotional and abusive weeaboo with a fetish for disability. It was later revealed she was abusing him.
Wizardchan had a rule that no one can post on it if one is not a virgin, which implies a non-virgin cannot hold any power within it. Therefore, after Copypaste lost his virginity, he gave in 2013 the adminship of the site to his co-admin, Glaive; Copypaste then asked Glaive to ban him, which Glaive reluctantly did. This was revealed throught the leak of an IRC conversation which one could access on an URL on 8chan, the website of which Copypaste was the admin and creator at the time.
Gamergate and Zoe Quinn[edit | edit source]
Wizardchan is notable among cultural critics for being a central drama hotspot of Gamergate, a controversy surrounding a woman named Zoe Quinn allegedly cheating on her boyfriend and sleeping with multiple game industry people, including her boss, to get her game Greenlit on Steam, promoted, and well reviewed.
One of the starting events of Gamergate involved a thread on wizchan where users posted about Zoe Quinn's game Depression Quest when it was released in 2013. In the thread many users described how the depression portrayed was nothing compare to theirs as well, insulting the game, and comments that women can't experience depression like men do. The attitudes at the time showed how Wizardchan used to be more incel-friendly (perhaps even primarily incel) because there were comments about how women had an easier time finding sex. It was not like neo-Wizardchan of the late 2010s where the board purity-spiraled into LARPing about being purely asexual volcels.
Quinn posted a screenshot of the short thread claiming Wizardchan users had been doxxing and calling her phone while masturbating. One of the screenshotted posts included a photo with the filename "my_picture.jpg" leading to users claiming it was a false flag, as well as the admin hotwheels claiming the posters IP address had never posted before. There were threads on the website Kiwifarms mocking and attacking the Wizardchan thread days before Quinn tweeted about it. Quinn had previously tweeted how she participated in the doxxing subforum "Helldump" on somethingawful.com. Quinn made a tweet thanking an anonymous person for informing her that the thread existed.
The amount of conflicting information as well as later evidence of Zoe Quinn's lying cast in to doubt the claims of Wizardchan users being behind any abuse of Quinn, if it ever happened. These events started the conflict on larger chans which had the same criticism of the game and a claim it was only on steam greenlight because Quinn was female. Games journalists starting covering the wizardchan thread as evidence of harassment and abuse of female developers. These events expanded to the gamergate claim around Quinns sexual relationships relevance to the reviewers and supporters of her game in the gaming industry.
Gamers made the story of Gamergate to be about the gaming industry being corrupt and the entire industry bending at will to things as minor as a borderline woman offering sex. The media made it about gamers not wanting strong female video game protagonists, as if Zoe's game, Depression Quest, would have been an asset to humanity.
Although, some gamergaters did see themselves as reasserting masculinity back into gaming.
Honestly Incel Wiki doesn't have time to document this autism, which is documented to death elsewhere.
Anachronos/Archmage Anachronos[edit | edit source]
Anachronos was the alleged admin owner of Wizardchan after Mr. Pacific's departure. One thing is sure: it is Anachronos who paid the costs of the server. One day, at the end of 2014, Wizardchan shut down, and no one was able ton contact Anachronos; it is possible Anachronos roped. Thus began the migration of the Wizardchan users to Wizchan and various imageboards.
Vocabulary[edit | edit source]
Wizchan has its own vocabulary which is not used or is rarely used anywhere else on the internet. Before its closing, Wizardchan also did.
- 3DP: for "3D pigs", designates women
- Normalfilth: equivalend to normies
- Chad and '-chad': "Chad" is used as a grave insult, not a compliment; -chad is used as a derogatory suffix (e.g. 4chad for 4chan)
- Crab: pejorative tem for "incel"
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wizardchan Admin FAQ -
- https://8chan.co/wizchan/ or https://web.archive.org/web/20150125080950/https://8ch.net/wizchan/index.html
- https://8chan.co/wizard/ or https://web.archive.org/web/20150308040329/https://8ch.net/wizard/
- Something like https://8ch.net/reddit.txt, but I cannot remember the word used instead of "reddit".
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- Encyclopedia Dramatica article ; Glaives considers it as "75% accurate" when it comes to the history of Wizardchan