Korean Netizens Labelled as Losers Upload Proof of Life Success


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From MoneyToday:

A parade of users using their university IDs to confirm their identity on online community ‘Ilbe‘ (The Daily Best) has caused a stir on the South Korean internet.

Ilbe’s en masse school ID parade has been seen as a reaction to the popular perception that Ilbe is frequented by ‘the lowest of the low internet losers collective.’ Netizens often refer to Ilbe users as ‘Ilbe bugs’ but the Ilbe denizens often countered this claim by popularizing Ilbe-bushim [Ilbe-Pride].

Professor Chin Jung-kwon voiced his thoughts on Twitter: ‘This is practical proof that there is no high or low in terms of education level when it comes to online losers.’ Other netizens expressed dismay saying ‘I am really shocked to see such a turnout. SKY universities are common and there’s a large number of students from Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, etc.’ Others wished that these so-called cream of the crop would do something useful for the society rather than spend their spare time on Ilbe.

The long list of university verification postings still continues unabated, and has gained a new lease of life following wider participation from medical and legal professionals and MENSA members. Others simply flaunted their personal asset and wealth. Some suspect that even non-Ilbe users participated just to jump on the bandwagon.


Translation of above:
‘Ilbe, $300 million (USD) balance verification, Believe it bitches!’ [balance below, bottom right of photo]

Clockwise from left: A plaque of ‘congratulations’, A certificate of commendation from the Busan Regional Public Prosecutor’s Office, A business award, A Medical Doctor Specialist Certificate and, lastly, a Seoul National University student ID card.

Translation of above: ‘Billionare’

Translation of above: ‘Billionare

Translation of above: ‘Position: Producer, KBS [Korean Broadcasting System]’


Translation of breast doodle: ‘Ilbe’



Translation of above: ‘Pharmacist’


Medical doctor license


PGA Pro Golfer


Translation of above: ‘Ilbe, 39th entry pool, you see this? We were in the same year!’


Translation of above: ‘I hereby certify that the above person has passed the 5X bar examination.

Comments from Nate:


If you got a problem, go to an elite university. Saying anything otherwise makes you look like having a yeolpok


ke ke ke ke ke ke, you retards go on, I am fucking enjoying you guys having yeolpok, ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke


It could be from a member of their family


Dig your grave wide and deep. So they go to an elite university, so what…. This is why this country is in this kind of shit hole —


Fake verification postings may be a few but they are all discovered by other Ilbe bugs. Unlike brainless leftie-zombies who get easily led by deceitful demagoguery, Ilbe bugs actually pursue the truth.


In conclusion the Ilbe bugs that you treated so contemptuously actually lord over you in real life. Women who dismiss Ilbe bugs actually have to spread their boji and beg them to marry them ke ke ke ke.


So I am actually disgusted that people with good a education are up to that kind of shit ke ke ke. So if you go to good university your dirty shenanigans are all alright?? ke ke ke


So what, they are still scum of this society.


Most of their verification was supposedly done with their family or friends’ borrowed ID.


Beating up elementary school students, jerking off to their sisters’ panties, bragging about rape and plotting gang-rape, they say this is just a minority among the Ilbe bugs, and now with a few elite university IDs they think they own this country. Being obsessed with an online community with a wide array of people is just not a good idea.


Regardless of websites, if you pick the top 1%, isn’t that what you get? A pile of garbage is still garbage, ke. Kim Gil-tae after his graduation from Harvard is still a garbage.


Oh I am so ashamed, I am merely a Dongguk University student….


This is the reason why TodayHumor, with their low-level education is a left-wing site. They haven’t got any ability so they blame society, rather than themselves. Their low ability is something that they should blame themselves for.


Wow~~~ After all that study and effort, you lamers are same as me, a bunch of keyboard warriors ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke. I am in awe of such high personage ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke


Sure they went to an elite university, that makes them even lamer.


If you’re making big bucks, why would you support the Democratic United Party or Democratic Labor Party? People with real dreams cannot be on the progressive side. Real generous people may donate some to the other but they do not force others to do the same.


So what. Since when did we judge someone based on which university they graduate from. I don’t need fancy school ID to have good friends with generous heart. I am saddened though that people around me are so calculating about who they meet. Even when they befriend someone, they do that on the basis of supposed benefits. That’s just not right.


I graduated from a top non-Seoul university but I could not say a word on Ilbe today. I felt so small and insignificant in front of dozens and dozens of people who attend schools that I could have only dreamed about. What could I say, I could only pretend to be a president, king and Confucius but in reality this society is strictly divided along the line of school and class. The Ilbe members that I saw were not the losers I always thought them to be but the winners among winners.


All those learned people sit around and talk about how to rape and not get caught, this is a fine world we live in.


Elite university people are being like that, this is why this country is in such a mess.

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  • qtp

    so is ilbe just korea’s 4chan? i’m not condemning the population of 4chan itself, as i visit it nearly every day, but surely most of it is a joke (on ilbe)?

    • I Am

      man it’s old comment i know it but i gotta say this. if you do ilbe joke IRL i bet you’ll be get handcuffed by cop in one min. lolz

    • dog

      It’s more like Reddit, it started off as a ripoff of Dcinside and is full of athiests and political radicals and 15 year olds

  • The website’s demographic profile, according to Alexa.com.

  • Digitalsoju

    You know the same loser geeks you went to high school with? Yeah, well some of those guys ended up at good schools. Same thing going on here.

    Also have you ever met someone who was at a top university, yet lacked even the basic common sense. You know people who are only book smart, but as dumb as a rock? Well that also applies to a lot of those people on Ilbe.

  • Kate

    I didn’t know this site existed….I visited and from just randomly clicking around and having my husband translate, it seems like a bunch of people posting random stuff then being assholes to each other. ….I guess like 4chan but probably less child porn.

    • Sillian

      Another site that has a horde of weirdos is DC Inside. Many Korean internet memes were born in there.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    -rolleyes- not snobbish at all. Perhaps I’m being biased, but at least 4chan’s residents know what they are / how others see them.

    Feels like ilbe doesn’t even know that.

    • Sillian

      Being an a-hole is the point of Ilbe and I have to admit they are doing an excellent job.

      • lonetrey / Dan


        Personally, I feel like they’re either not trying or doing the trolling/playing the asshat poorly.

  • MintyBadger

    Considering how many degrees have been stolen from English teachers to feed the market for forgeries…damn near anyone could get an Ivy League diploma or several diplomas from reputable schools. Just because someone has a degree from a foreign school just means like many people, they’ve faked their credentials.

    You know how much people lie right to your face…imagine how often they do it online….

    A degree from those places in no ringing endorsement anyways. Hey guess what…Romney went to Harvard. Bush went to Yale and Harvard Business school. Those guys are imbeciles of the lowest order. You think these rich people that go to SKY unis or Ivy League all qualify as Mensa candidates or continue rocketing upwards on the coattails of their rich parents? Sounds like more projection and wishful thinking done by people who never had those advantages.

    None of these guys are winners, that’s why they have so much time to spend online. Think about it…if you actually had any money…would you really spend your free time trolling the internet instead of using your money to actually enjoy life? People spend all their time online because they don’t have a pot to piss in…most of these guys are just unemployed trolls that sit in PC bangs all day harassing people to take their mind off their own depressing reality.

  • Often the most disappointing thing about people who flaunt their success is that the measures of success are not always good measures of merit.
    Being a student at an elite university only means that you did well on a test. Having millions of dollars usually means that you had a great inheritance (although it can mean many other things, so it is an even worse measure of merit). If they don’t want to sound like complete snobs, they should write more about how they got to where they are, and less about where they are.

  • Ruaraidh

    Who cares, it’s not exactly a representative sample of Ilbe users. It’s like a survey where only self identifying high achievers responded, it doesn’t tell us anything about the ratio of high achievers to low achievers, or really anything useful at all.

    • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

      It also doesn’t really say if any of those are real.

  • dim mak

    >proving shit to random people on the internet

    • Pressbyple? R you joking? pressbyple??
      저게 제대로된 미디어냐? 너 여시지?

      • ddd

        일게이야.. 여기선 한글쓰면 안대지;;

        I’ll translate for you guys. “Is pressbyple even a proper or reliable website? I bet you are a fan of a website that is against ilbe”

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          Are random people posting random pics online any more reliable?

          The last one with the tits, she may have big tits but could be butterface or/and fat. How reliable is one than the other?

    • sayya

      nah it says 10 out of 1000

  • Roihu

    So, um, guys,
    What’s Ilbe?

  • bultak23

    being smart and being a good person are two different things.

  • Sillian

    There was a live internet debate between Jin Joong-kwon and some Ilbe user named 간결. Would be fun if Koreabang covers it

  • Only losers have the itch to prove something to anonymous readers on internet… LOSERS!

    • dk2020

      Koreans love calling each other losers .. or is that all East Asians?

    • sayya

      they usally called themselves as a loser.

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  • expatrick

    I don’t know why Koreans are so obsessed with status and money. They all flock to American schools not to learn, but to impress other Koreans. Really pathetic.

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  • Melon

    Who has $300 million in cash sitting in an account? I call bullshit.

    • John Snow

      maybe trying to move out of korea and live in the USA. just saying.

  • mauve

    so there aren’t any losers attending Harvard? are there no billionaire losers? having breasts makes you exempt from being a loser? i don’t see how these are measures of success. if anything, resorting to flaunting material success on the internet is (ironically) a pretty unsuccessful thing to do.

  • noiha

    being in a top university means you did well in your test, graduated from a top university means you have some skills for your professional work, but none of them guaranteed someone to have a good character and personality. those losers are just losers in life, no matter where they’re come from.

  • I Am

    well even if you’re Harvard student that doesn’t mean you can make bad joke on a rape or humiliate the president’s death. so that’s the funny part where ilbe people humiliates their work, univ, college as they try to justify their deeds and words while people call them scum bugs.
    if i were one of them i would have hide my standing even i am freakin’ awesome badass like Christian Bale…

  • This sort of crap is exactly what “Gangnam style” criticized: superficiality, feeble attempts to display “status” regardless of whether or not it’s true.

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  • 야필소굿

    제가 뭘하면 돼죠?

  • 야필소굿

    으따 양성님들 자기네들은 권위고 그런거 중요시 안한다는듯이 와그라냥께

  • Ilbe

    The reason for this massive verification outbreak was because Ilbe was regarded as a ‘low life-community’. Through this, it was verified that just because you are a user of Ilbe, doesn’t make you a ‘loser’.

  • 곰재하♬

    There has something wrong. I also thought they are crazy. But if you think a little more, Korean society makes them crazy, dirty, insane “Ilbe bugs”.
    Of course, some people do the something wrong. But it isn’t most of people do that.
    Let’s take some example.
    There are some little girl who is Ilbe user(Just look at some article). If the people around her knew she is Ilbe user, what would happen??
    She can’t get her normal life. The other people though her as a criminals.
    I thought this crazy happening is belong to resist of unreasonable oppression.
    I think they shout “We are the people who you ignore”.
    I don’t know why this funny thing is happen.
    The guy who loves their country makes insane murderer, rapist, and psycopath..
    I’m shame the guy who loves their own country can’t get their own right.

    • Bechung

      재하 일베하니?

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  • PerrierandTonic

    Because Koreans are obsessed with status and nothing else. Any attack on them is met by them proclaiming their status far and wide. People outside Korea don’t give a crap, so this is all for internal show. Not to mention some people probably used their friend’s or family member’s creds, because all identifying information was blacked out. I could have made one and posted it. Not impressed.

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