Incels.net is one of the two surviving
incel blackpill forums from the Battle of Incelistan. It was created in late 2017 as a PHPbb backup board to /r/incels. Therefore it was created way before incels.co, which was created in 2017. It is unknown who first created incels.net, but the 2017+ version was and is adminned by Vcelguy.
A previous incels.net existed in 2016, owned by a separate person as shown on an April 2016 Webarchive, apparenty it used CentOS or RHEL OS.
Incels.net generally ranks the highest on Google out of all the incel forums.
Rivalry with incels.co
The other forum that split from r/incels was incels.co. People on incels.co accuse incels.net of running crypto mining software on site user's computer, which doesn't seem accurate at least in 2021. They also accuse vcelguy of being Russian and married, which may not be accurate. People from incels.net accuse incels.co of being entitled to the 'incel' name and making up accusations of domain theft. It is not known which side is correct about their list of accusations of each other.
Both may be somewhat right about certain things tbh.
Move to Xenforo
After years of almost no activity, incels.net changed forum software from PHPbb to Xenforo, after which they experienced a major spike in traffic and active members. Today, they serve somewhat of a refugee camp from those banned or left from incels.co, although this was not always the case.
User move to Blackpill.club
- Archive of incels.net posts (Not done by us)