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Why was Encyclopedia Dramatica recreated?
Encyclopedia Dramatica was deleted in July 2006. Later, major media began to write about Encyclopedia Dramatica. After a deletion review, this article was recreated in May 2008.

Site moving to .online[edit]

Hello fello Wikipedians,

I am an ED insider, if you want to verify this, please contact me at rock@encyclopediadramatica.se. The site is moving to .online due to a situation, the Twitter account will be updated with the new link as soon as the DNS for one of the old (but better known) domains propagates. If you have any questions or want verification, please feel free to email me or DM the Twitter account. Conradrock (talk) 10:44, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

As ever, the problem is sourcing needed to avoid original research. At the time of writing, the site's Twitter page gives encyclopediadramatica.rs as the URL. Until this changes, the .rs should stay.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:33, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, Once you're ready to change the Twitter URL we'd be happy to change the URL however because of WP:Original Research we can't do it beforehand (If it was reported in news sources then we could). –Davey2010Talk 13:57, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
The Twitter page is now saying .online. Maybe they've read this page:) Anyway, it is now OK to change the URL.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 15:29, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
The site is now saying on its Twitter feed that .online is the new address, and we should go with that. It's unclear what the "situation" is that led to the change, but the Twitter feed is as close to a reliable source as we can get. In any case, the link has a nowiki tag because the page won't save without it, as ED is on the spam blacklist, \bencyclopediadramatica\.[a-z]+?\b to be precise.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:50, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Maybe they did! :), Exactly we're not gonna get any better than Twitter so I obviously agree with changing. –Davey2010Talk 13:37, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Somewhat amazingly, the Twitter feed has gone back to .rs at the time of writing.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:04, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Inclusion of this page in the alt-right categories[edit]

Just like The Daily Stormer (its news counterpart), ED is riddled with tons of neofascism, holocaust denialism, antisemitism, racism, and many more that they share in common. Plus, TDS even sponsored ED[1]. Right now, the article only talks about it being a meme or satire page, but they are one of those platforms that disguise honest hatred as "parody", and, it is one of the alt-right platforms besides TDS that motivated William Atchinson's school shooting. I could not cite anything besides the Twitter post, because ED is on the spam blacklist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SagaGX (talkcontribs)

While after long-term and considered research I believe some of ED's attacks on Wikipedia to be based on wrong-think, and personal vendetta that may not be correct. It seems wrong to characterise parody as if it were genuinely hate speech. This only so far as my research has got at the moment, so am open to criticism. Mrspaceowl (talk) 22:26, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Encyclopedia Dramatica". Twitter. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

New lawsuit in late 2018.[edit]

Melinda Leigh Scott v. Andrew Carlson, Joshua Moon, Sherod DeGrippo in the Western District of Virginia was dismissed by a judge for failure to state a claim. Doubtful it will get any media attention but may be worth including. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.162.196.200 (talk) 08:04, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

You got me on this one as I couldn't find any sources referring to this. It may be something related to cyberstalking but without sources it is hard to mention.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 09:40, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
It's mentioned here: https://kiwifarms.net/threads/2018-12-12-melinda-leigh-scott-v-andrew-carlson-joshua-moon-sherod-degrippo.50975 along with the court documents from PACER (2:18CV47) I've confirmed the case exists in the federal system, but again, that would be original research which is generally not allowed. If it's allowed I don't know how to add it in the most respectable way possible. 75.162.196.200 (talk) 14:45, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I saw this yesterday in a web search, and although it mentions Sherrod DeGrippo as a defendant, it also points out correctly that she has not run Encyclopediadramatica for years; she seems to have lost interest in doing the site in 2011. It's all a bit obscure and the sourcing isn't ideal. It's mostly about a dispute with kiwifarms.net.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:29, 17 December 2018 (UTC)