Encyclopædia Dramatica

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Encyclopædia Dramatica
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Type Private
Founded December 2004
Location OTI
Key people Joseph Evers (Owner)
Girlvinyl (Queen)
The Sysops.
Motto {{{motto}}}
Industry Drama documentation
Products Lulz
Website here.

Encyclopædia Dramatica is a central catalog for organized reference pages about drama, memes, e-pals and other interesting happenings on the internets. ED is also the final arbiter of truth and human destiny, and can be used to settle any dispute, anywhere, evar.

Origins

ED's version of Wikipe-tan is rich and beautiful like Mediacrat, and classy like ED's content.
Not a dickgirl or supreme slut as were suggested, but this works also.
 
 
That isn't Wikipedia, but the Encyclopedia Dramatica. It's that infamous site that's been made by a**holes who got kicked out of editing at Wikipedia so they made their own Wiki where standards of good taste, common decency, and the avoidance of NSFW pictures do not exist. They made pages for about a gazillion people whom they deem unfit to live, including myself.
 

 

David Gonterman, on Encyclopedia Dramatica[1]

Encyclopædia Dramatica was created on December 9th, 2004, while girlvinyl was impatiently awaiting the delivery of her ibook. ghettofinger and girlvinyl were outraged and amused by the ill-treatment of internet celebrity jameth by the moderators and idiots at Wikipedia, and girlvinyl decided it was time to present an alternative to the fascist hold they had over information on the internets.

The site's title was coined by 33mhz on jameth's journal. On the inaugural install and first operational night of ED, scarlet and jeremyjx were added as moderators, with others following. Once the site was posted on LNN, its audience and content grew exponentially.

Like all websites with user-generated content, ED quickly degenerated into a forum for unfunny revenge attempts by butthurt individuals of every description -- bigots, banned website users, trolling victims, failed trolls, and virgins rejected by hot girls. 99.9% of all ED articles are tl;dr ravings about things the person dislikes, or unknown and uninteresting LiveJournal or deviantART users who made someone mad by existing. The other .1% are archives of dead YouTube embeds.

All users are welcomed to create and modify content to more accurately reflect the internets and help archive the never ending supply of e-drama. Please continue to add articles so that the encyclopedia will provide answers to questions like "What the hell is mediacrat?" and "Where are the lulz?"

Not to be confused with Dramapedia, silly pedophiles.

What's with the æ ?

A very good character

The proper spelling of Encyclopædia Dramatica includes the little æ; however, those characters are not allowed to be registered in domain names, so we used the mundane spelling. Feel free to use alt+145, alt+0230, or alt+z (option+' on OS X) if you'd like to experience it. As æ is confusing and mysterious like ED itself, it became the mascot for the site. æ is also a normal character in the Danish, French, and Norwegian alphabets.

Is ED racist/homophobic?

No it is not. While there is a lot of material on ED that many find upsetting, the admins come from a variety of backgrounds, races and sexualities. These people all understand satire and lulz, even when the minority group they are a part of is targeted, they know it was not a serious attack on them.

If you are part of a minority group and are offended by ED take note from PCBIZNUSS in the below video and try to understand we stand for free speech however threatened you may feel by that. After all, without free speech, no minority group would have ever received rights to begin with.

See also

Encyclopædia Dramatica
is part of the iDrama Suite
Encyclopedia DramaticaLJDramaFriendittoGhettodittoNarcopoloAudioLJAnonymuncule

Related People
Crayolacrime | Girlvinyl | Jameth | Kevn | Quasidan | Samia | Scarlet | Weev

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