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|Encyclopedia Dramatica (logo).png|
|Type of site||Wiki, forums and parody|
|Registration||Optional (required to edit pages)|
|Created by||Sherrod DeGrippo|
|Launched||December 10, 2004|
|Revenue||Advertising and donations|
|Alexa rank||22,982 (As of 28 April 2019[update])|
Encyclopædia Dramatica is 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 "snarky (sarcastic and nasty) Wikipedia anti-fansite".
The site is a wiki that runs on MediaWiki software. The site often shows its content in a disrespectful way and often abusive style. Many articles are 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". But now, ED is back open.
- "About Encyclopedia Dramatica". Encyclopedia Dramatica. https://edpublic.rockenhaus.com/ED:About. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- "EncyclopediaDramatica.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools". WHOIS. http://whois.domaintools.com/encyclopediadramatica.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
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- Dee, Jonathan (2007-07-01). "All the News That’s Fit to Print Out". The New York Times Magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/magazine/01WIKIPEDIA-t.html?pagewanted=5&fta=y. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
- Chonin, Neva (2006-09-17). "Sex and the City". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Communications): 20. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/09/17/PKG6BKQQA41.DTL&type=printable. Retrieved 2008-05-14.
- "Privacy". Warren's Washington Internet Daily. 2006-09-12.
- Davies, Shaun (2008-05-08). "Critics point finger at satirical website". ninemsn. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=459249. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- Peckham, Charles (2008-02-01). "Encyclopedia Dramatica". Chico News & Review. http://www.newsreview.com/chico/Content?oid=620760. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- Schwartz, Mattathias (August 3, 2008). "Malwebolence". The New York Times Magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?pagewanted=all. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
- 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): 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. 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.