|Type of site||internet subculture and meme wiki|
|Launched||July 30, 2007|
|Alexa rank||2,517 (April 2014[update])|
Russian Lurkmore or Lurkomorye (Russian: Луркоморье, a portmanteau of Lukomorye and the English online slang "lurk moar") is an informal Russian-language MediaWiki-powered online encyclopedia focused on Internet subcultures, folklore, and memes. As of December 1, 2013, Lurkomorye contains 6458 articles. It is one of the most popular humor, as well as internet-memes-related, websites of the Russian Internet.
Lurkomore was started as a knowledge base of internet memes centered on 2ch.ru, the first popular Russian-language imageboard. With time, the project evolved to encompass the broader runet subculture. It was called an "informal encyclopedia" about everything. Currently, Lurkmore contents a wide range of articles, but still a very considerable share of them is about the Internet culture.
Rules and policies
Our rules are very simple and comprehensible.
Blocked in Russia
On 11 November 2012, the IP address of Lurkmore.to was added to the Russian Internet blacklist by decision of the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Mass Media and Communications, making it inaccessible from most Russian ISPs. A Lurkmore.to owner told journalists that he had not received any communication from Roskomnadzor or the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia before the IP address was blacklisted. Lurkmore.to was removed from the blacklist on 13 November 2012 after the website administrators deleted two marijuana-related articles.
- Finalist of the 2008 ROTOR competition in the humor site of the year category.
- Winner of the 2009 ROTOR competition in the humor site of the year category.
- Winner of the 2011 AntiROTOR competition.
- Winner of the 2012 ROTOR competition in the archive site of the year category.
- Winner of four 2012 AntiRotor nominations.
- Winner of the Golden Joker prize, ceremony organized by a humoristic magazine Maxim.
- oal (2007-07-30). "Если Вы ещё не в курсе…". Livejournal. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- aalien (2007-07-31). "lurk moar, Luke!" (in Russian). Livejournal. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- "Lurkmore.to Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Lurkmore: Описание" (in Russian). Lurkmore.ru. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- "Statistics" (in Russian). lurkmore.ru. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
- "RE: lurkmore.ru" (in Russian). PC Magazine. 03.11.2008. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- "Яндекс.Каталог — Энциклопедии". Retrieved 2010-12-09.
- "Lurkmore: Правила" (in Russian). lurkmore.to. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
- Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI): Russian Internet encyclopedia blacklisted
- "Интернет-энциклопедию "Луркоморье" внесли в реестр запрещенных сайтов" [The "Lurkomorye" Internet encyclopedia has been added to the register of prohibited websites] (in Russian). Lenta.Ru. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- ""Закрыть можно что угодно по произвольному набору критериев" Владелец Lurkmore о блокировке сайта" [Anything can be banned using an arbitrary set of criteria. The owner of Lurkmore talks about the website being blocked] (in Russian). Afisha. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
- "Луркоморье исключили из реестра запрещенных сайтов" [Lurkomorye has been removed from the register of prohibited websites] (in Russian). Lenta.Ru. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
- "РОТОР 2008: 21. Юмористический сайт года". EzhE Movement. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- "РОТОР 2009: 21. Юмористический сайт года". EzhE Movement. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- "РОТОР 2012" (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-12-05.
- "The full list (in Russian)". Maximonline.ru. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
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