An English Guide to 9ch

Where monstrous minds meet.


Introduction

9ch was a set of russian text and imageboards created in 2005, the primary topics included computer hacking, criminal activities such as petty theft, and pornography. There was a small subculture for anime and videogames, dubbed "pavlovs home" (more on this later). It commonly included the slogan "Where Monstrous Minds Meet" and was fairly large throughout the early 2000s. Its believed to serve less than 10,000 posts per day during its absolute peak, despite kuz claiming it was much higher.

Terms

новос домой
Means "novos home" - another textboard revolving around russian prison culture. Considered the grandfather of 9ch.

перо
Translates directly as "feather" - Soviet Prison slang for a knife.

малина
"Raspberry" - slang for a meeting of criminals.

мат
general curse word, similar to fuck

крыша
a protection payment. racketeering.

анон
"anon" - short for anonymous

лытдыбр
a personal internet blog, slang word.

тролль
internet troll.

хз
Initialism of хуй зна́ет - “nobody fucking knows” - english equivalent would be "IDK"

чепок
soviet military slang for a on-base cafe or cafeteria

дурак
directly translates as "fool", but was the most common slang term to adress fellow 9ch users. akin to "/b/tard"

сап /ап/
"sap /ap/" - bastardization of "sup /ap/" - ap reffering to /ap/iru - 9channels board for war & criminality

Кузнецов
aka kuznetsov, aka kuz. Founder and owner of 9ch.

гоп-стоп
"gop-stop" - a sort of mugging. From the word "gopnik" - a low level violent criminal

банг
literally -- "bang". Meaning a drug injection.

няша
"cute girl".

манямирок
delusional people, one who lives in a self-built reality

Subcultures

апиру
Apiru (aka APEX), biggest board on 9ch, about war and criminality, primarily shit flinging ground between ukranians and russians. They call eachother "durak(s)", "durak, pass me the tape" is an ancient meme about CP. The board was very controversial and considered the backbone of 9ch. see: https://bbs.kolyma.org/apiruch.html

/od/ - одесса
Board for odessa, a city in ukraine. Very unique history and culture.

Дом Павловых
Pavlovs home, a set of boards on a 9ch-based website about anime and manga. This is considered a 9ch subculture because it was operated by 9ch and used the same softare, as well as being linked on 9channels front page.

Дом Кузнецова
Kuz's personal board. still alive?

Дом дурака
"Home of fools.", another name for apiru. Though the tor website "house of fools 2" was launched in 2014 after some users became disatisfied with kuz's approach to moderation.