Talk:Encyclopedia Dramatica

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Wikipedia isn't the place for site status updates. Even if you did your homework beyond assuming "hey it's down for me so it must be down," when you update based on your own experience, that's original research and recentism, neither of which are fitting for Wikipedia. If you have a reliable secondary source that talks about its status in a definitive way, go for it. --— Rhododendrites talk |  21:32, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Currently down in May 2014. According to their Twitter feed, it is something to do with the load balancing. They are also asking for funds.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:51, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Re this edit: The infobox points out that the site is currently offline, and it has been since late April, making this one of the longer outages. There is not much as ever in secondary reliable sources, and nor is it clear if and when the site will be back up again.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 07:21, 4 June 2014 (UTC) (talk) 19:02, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Links to are still blacklisted on this page[edit]

Why is it necessary to prevent this page from linking to the main site? Jarble (talk) 06:08, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

This has been dicussed previously, eg in Talk:Encyclopedia Dramatica/Archive 24. The block is the result of past problems with offensive material and off-site harrassment.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 12:03, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Can someone please add a FAQ question as to why Wikipedia consensus refers to ED as a defunct site when it is alive and active at -bleak_fire_ (talk) 00:37, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

The "is" or "was" description of the site needs a consensus. I'm not entirely happy with "was", because is an accurate mirror of the old Most of the sourcing in the article refers to the "official" version which was created by Sherrod DeGrippo and ran between 2004 and 2011. The version at .es was created after DeGrippo lost interest and the idea was picked up by other people. There is very little sourcing about the "unofficial" version, but the site still exists. Oh Internet is now offline, and has been since late 2013. Ironically, this is not mentioned in the article due to a lack of reliable sourcing.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:30, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
If ED "was", then is not a mirror but a fork. And given there being only one fork in existence, it is safe to say that it's the same thing. There was always only one site regardless of TLD. AC/DC was still AC/DC when Bon Scott died, right? -bleak_fire_ (talk) 06:59, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
This is more akin to Angus and Malcolm Young announcing that AC/DC has been disbanded, and Brian Johnson later announcing that he'll create a new band with the same name but entirely different members. The analogy aside, there have been multiple forks of ED after it went down. I'm not sure if they're still active or not, but simply seems to be the largest. In addition, with its multiple domain name changes and regular stretches of being offline, isn't the most stable site out there. The situation is not as simple as most try to make it out to be. --Conti| 09:55, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
ED today is similar to a pop group which is still going with some of the original members. The .es site did have a month-long outage recently, but the old was also prone to doing this. A look around at the .es mirror/fork (whichever you prefer) shows that it has accurately retained the material.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 11:54, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't think that was consensus; just something reported I ran across and which seemed evident at the time during the outage. Although, I'm currently getting an SSL error following the sidebar link from Wikipedia for some reason, the page does seem to exist otherwise.... -- Kendrick7talk 23:40, 4 July 2014 (UTC)