Encyclopedia Dramatica is Gone: What Happened? (UPDATE)

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Encyclopedia Dramatica, the Wikipedia-esque site associated with Internet pranksters Anonymous, seems to be gone. The Twitter and Facebook pages of E.D. suggest that it's over for good. Where did it go? And why is it gone?

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As a commenter on the Daily Wh.at put it, "I have a PhD in Internet, and I call trolling." A quick scan of 4chan's /b/ board, awkwardly conducted in a public coffeeshop, shows that the anonymous /b/ people are talking about it:


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And according to a /b/ user in Florida we just spoke to, the rumor on the boards is that Encyclopedia Dramatica ran out of funds. He doubts that it's just a troll; apparently "there had been rumors about them being low on funds. I mean that many pages with so many uploads is bound to cost a lot."

So the Wikipedia of offensive memes is gone for now. It's unclear what kind of agenda whoever removed it has, or whether this means more nefarious troll-related things are coming. If you have any details on what happened to ED, get at us.

Update: Encyclopedia Dramatica is...back? That was easy. But, they've put up a post soliciting money from users, supporting our source's theory that the problem was funds. Then again -- why go away at all, if you were only to come right back? Strange.

They also just tweeted this:

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Update: Gawker's Adrian Chen, who spoke to ED's founder, confirms that it was actually just a technical error that put the site out of commission for a while. How...anticlimactic.

via @mattchew03

[Rosie Gray] [@_rosiegray]


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Dislike. In the back of my mind, I still keep some small spark of hope that this is all one big troll and ED will be back tomorrow with front page covered in Troll Faces. ED was fantastic. The world is losing the ability to laugh at itself. Hell, I'm a chick and I loved ED. And though yes, you can't take a lot of it seriously, but when it came to certain stereotypes and Mary Sues and more that I can't even list, it was TRUE. And it was true because WE wrote it. WE edited it. With no fear of censorship or having to cite because we're lazy fucks. I'm a chick and I loved the articles on wimmens because by God, some of it is true. Encyclopedia Dramatica was quite possibly the greatest compilation of Internet and IRL lulz I've ever seen. And I admit, it was my guilty pleasure. I used it to feel better about myself, reading about furries and gurro and God knows what else crawled out of the deep pits of humanity, resurfacing through the connection of the Interbutts like a floating turd. But you know what? That's exactly what keeps ED running. We had no shame. The Random Page button was my friend. It gave me hours of entertainment to share with my boyfriend. And now it's gone, to be replaced with this Oh Internet nonsense. A toned down, spoon-fed drivel that ED evolved to combat in the first place.

tl;drFUCK YOU, GIVE US BACK ED.

Pedro Gomez
Pedro Gomez

Better; it satanized Fetishes too much.

moot
moot

 And nothing of value was lost.

Anon
Anon

Fucking morron. Rule 1&2 seems nothing for you? FAGGOT!

Troll2
Troll2

OH NOES ENCYCLOPEDIA DRAMATICA IS DED

OhMan
OhMan

Ew, goldline ads on ED? Glenn Beck owns it? -_-

yhyhyh
yhyhyh

gimme back naaaoo

Mike753
Mike753

that stupid bitch owner of the site did a big sellout. Shes not even the person who made it awesome. I guess she did the typical fucking thing that every woman does when they try to think they can better themselves and self idolize. Fuck that bitch, in fact NO nobody would fuck her disguising cunt! because it's filled with maggots and spiders with a webbing around her cervix!

Chemo
Chemo

so what the newfags can't search ed to feel like oldfags well shit guess they'll have to LURK MOAR

Fags
Fags

The butthurt brigade got upset about all the racism, porn and what have ya, completely failing to realise that that was the whole point of ED. Facepalm.

Troll
Troll

Noez!!! My pr0n!!!! All my rule 34 pr0n!!!!

dan
dan

put .ch at the end of encyclopediadramatica, and find the new ED. This beast has grown beyond the control of girlvinyl.

mike skehan's mom
mike skehan's mom

LOLZ...those mudkips all were losers...ED is DEAD...let the party begin...YT clan falls next

ED DA BEST! BITCH!
ED DA BEST! BITCH!

Oh internet is bullshit. Just another pussy site.ED is where it's at.

Dsgsg
Dsgsg

OldDirty/b/tard must be shaking his head wherever he is.

Littlehey5
Littlehey5

I liked that site... it was like trying to figure out what bug your windshield just killed while driving a semi.

Littlehey5
Littlehey5

im glad they still have the documented evidence of Sean Hannity's quite friendly relationship with crazy ass Hal Turner who reminds me of Lahey from Trailer Park Boys.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Anonymous is laughing at the butthurt going on here.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That's not crescent fresh. I don't think anonymous will react well to this.

Herpderp
Herpderp

ED was a GOD TIER site, and its cunt of a creator took it offline and put up the sunday-morning Nick Jr. pussy edition..i hope she and all her followers rot in hell for defacing the internets...im just glad some Internet Moses's backuped up ED to mirror sites..

Nunya
Nunya

DDOS that pos OHI crap. Maybe if the site in unaccessible for a week they will get the point. Anon is not happy!

Fuck_ ohinternet
Fuck_ ohinternet

Sellouts. ED was hilarious. Yeah, it was racist, homophobic, and pornographic, but that's what I loved about it, how it had no censorship. Oh Internetis boring and unoriginal. Give us ED back

Anonymous
Anonymous

fucking censorship. everyones trning into pussy moralfags who complain to the fcc whenever they see something they dont like. be adults faggots and let us laugh at jews blacks nazis asians italians and everyone else. fuck you world.

Tigermeet2142
Tigermeet2142

I hope it will be back soon if not, FUCK YOU WORLD DRAMATICA WAS COOL AND IT GAVE ME HOPE TO HAVE A FABOLOUS EXISTENCE o.O wtf im saying???, just bring it back!

fuck you
fuck you

encyclopediadramatica.chits the best dramatica so farbut not as good ofcoursethere are some copypasted articlesbut not that much picturesthe good thing about this one is its not run by a jewim not sure about how long itl last because of copyrightdoes copy right apply to this?

Ty
Ty

Rosie Gray, how much did you know of ED? Did you witness the Painseries? Awwright? The "babyfuck" meme? Were you aware that ED was littered with hentai, pornography, nudes, and lolis abound?

I think you find it convenient to write about the wiki after it goes away, but had you the courage to explore such concepts as the aforementioned back when it was around?

Mwgarr
Mwgarr

Oh Internet looks like Know Your Meme for the elderly.

RR
RR

Have you tried going through random pages?

after about 20 pages I started to see the same ones again...

Fuck this Oh internet shit... Need ED ._.

A817226
A817226

OhInternet? It's like a shittier Uncyclopedia

Ty
Ty

Not really, Uncyclopedia addresses a broader range of topics. OhInternet is meant to specialize in internet memes, much like Wikichan had specialized in chan memes. There's certainly ovelap of course due to the breadth of information on Uncyc, which means there is a high requirement of detail and specialization to offer something unique to draw back the old crowd from ED who may not be inclined to come back with the new censored lack of nudes and lolis and such.

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