Unpopular Men, or, モテない男性, is a Japanese Incelospherian community on the Japanese image board 5ch.net
5ch has banned all foreigners from posting on its boards, including Unpopular Men, although they can still lurk.
History[edit | edit source]
The board was established on 21 December 2003. At its peak between then and May 2005, it kept growing until it had about 40,000 posts per day, like the news board. As of April 2023, it typically gets a few hundred posts a day.
On 11 August 2004, a similar board called もてない女板 (Unpopular Women) was created. Men are not allowed to post there.
The words and actions of the protagonist in the adventure game "STEINS;GATE", which was released in October 2009, were posted to the board in February 2005, and later became a widespread copypasta called "the man in the cafeteria". This work was later made into a manga, novel, and TV animation.
On 7 May 2005, a new board created called もてたい男 (men who want to be popular). This was to contain what Western incels would call bluepilled and redpilled posts, which are banned on Unpopular Men.
Rules[edit | edit source]
Japanese[edit | edit source]
7 上記（1〜6）を誘導する・求める投稿 ルール違反者に対する排除の意思及びスルーがされず、ルール違反者に対する歓迎、馴れ合い、雑談が行われているスレッドは
上記に該当する投稿であるかどうかはスレタイ、関連スレのログ、文意、文体、レスの流れ等から判断します ◆ 住民案内 重複スレッドを立てる事は禁止です 叩き･揶揄･煽り等を目的をする投稿は基本的に放置しましょう ◆ 初めて来た方へ モテない男性板は女性の投稿に寛容ではありません イケメン、非童貞、彼女持ち、元彼女持ちの男性は独身男性板へ 妻子ある男性は既婚男性板へ モテたい男性はもてたい男板へ 同性愛の男性は同性愛板へ オフ会の話題は突発OFF板へ
English translation[edit | edit source]
This is a board where men who consider themselves not popular with others can talk to each other. The following posts are strictly prohibited.
1 Posts by women or pretending to be women
2 Posts by men who come under the following, or pretend to.
(have a girlfriend, used to have a girlfriend, amateur virgin (TL: a Japanese term roughly equal to escortcel), have been confessed to, have female friends, popular, liked by a woman)
3 Unpopular men who are positive about wanting a girlfriend and wanting to be popular
4 Posts by gays or pretending to be gay.
5 Ridiculing men on this board with stories of why they are not popular. Mocking posts
6 Chats full of namefags or threads about namefags
(Making the progress of namefags essential, fraternizing with namefags, making namefags the main topic of conversation)
7 Posts that induce/ask to do the above (1〜6). Threads welcoming back, socialising with, or chatting with rule breakers without any intention to exclude or ignore them.
Regardless of the title or contents of one of these threads, it is strictly prohibited and making threads after it is also prohibited. Whether a posts comes under the above or not is judged based on the title, related thread log, sentence meaning, style, response flow, etc. ◆ It is forbidden to make duplicate threads. As a general rule, ignore posts that aim to attack, ridicule, or provoke. ◆ For those who have come here for the first time, is no tolerance on the Unpopular Men board for posts by women. Handsome guys, non-virgins, men with girlfriends, and men who used to have girlfriends should go to the single men board. Men with a wife and children should go to the married men board. Men who want to be popular should go to the men who want to be popular board. Gay men should go to the homosexual board. The topic of offline meetups should be on the OFF board.