|Slogan||In lulz we trust|
|Type of site||Satirical wiki|
|Registration||Optional (required to edit pages)|
|Owner||Sherrod DeGrippo ("Girlvinyl")|
|Launched||December 9, 2004|
|Revenue||Advertising and donations|
|Current status||Closed, now at http://www.encyclopediadramatica.se|
Encyclopædia Dramatica was a website that stored mostly articles that make fun of people or things. The pages satirize current events, and many events on the internet. Encyclopædia Dramatica has been described as a " (sarcastic and nasty) Wikipedia anti-fansite".
The site was a wiki that ran on MediaWiki software. The site would often show its content in a disrespectful way and often abusive style. Many articles were written in a satirical way to upset those who take the content seriously.
This wiki has been described as "an online compendium of troll humor and lore". Its articles relate to news, current events, gossip and other "drama" topics from across the Internet, controversial article content, forums, fansites, Internet subculture, users of web services, and online catchphrases are satirized in a manner described variously as coarse, offensive and frequently obscene. Articles at Encyclopædia Dramatica are notably critical of MySpace and administrators of Wikipedia.
It was closed on April 16, 2011, and relaunched as Oh Internet. Not all of the users of Encyclopedia Dramatica liked the decision. Many non-users didn't like the decision either, and hacked and attacked the Facebook fan page with "hate messages and pornography".
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- Dee, Jonathan (2007-07-01). "All the News That’s Fit to Print Out". The New York Times Magazine. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/magazine/01WIKIPEDIA-t.html?pagewanted=5&fta=y. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
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- Douglas, Nick (2008-01-18). "What The Hell Are 4chan, ED, Something Awful, And 'b'?". Gawker.com. http://gawker.com/346385/what-the-hell-are-4chan-ed-something-awful-and-b. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- "2 Do: Monday, December 26". RedEye Edition (Chicago Tribune): pp. p. 2. 2005-12-16.
- Mitchell, John (2006-05-20). "Megabits and Pieces: The latest teen hangout". North Adams Transcript.
- Popkin, Helen A.S.. "Notorious NSFW website cleans up its act". Digital Life on MSNBC. http://digitallife.today.com/_news/2011/04/18/6489864-notorious-nsfw-website-cleans-up-its-act.
- Robert Quigley (2011-04-15). "Encyclopedia Dramatica Becomes OhInternet". Geekosystem. http://www.geekosystem.com/encyclopedia-dramatica-ohinternet. Retrieved 2011-04-15.