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online/offline[edit]

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)

https://twitter.com/ED_Updates/status/478056860935663616--Craigboy (talk) 19:02, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

POV check[edit]

This article is full of contentious statements and covers events that don't have a wide consensus, because of these BLP issues the article should be reviewed for NPOV and reliable sources.Dramaticafanatica (talk) 18:33, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Please give some specifics.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 08:21, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
The official site doesnt need two sources about gay porn murder!! Cryptome page is a daniel brandt repost, what about Wikipedia:No_original_research#Reliable_sources? There's a long quote at top of page about ae is wikipedias evil twin! This is bad bias!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dramaticafanatica (talkcontribs) 12:16, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
The problem with bias is that it can be in the eye of the beholder. The "evil twin" quote comes from ninemsn, which is a reliable news source. Comments from other users welcome.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 16:03, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Unfair characterization from ninemsn which is entertainment not news! You didnt respond to other bias either like the gay porn murder citations for the official site addres! or the unreliable sources from brandt who IS biased about an issue that no real news covered because isnt even notable!Dramaticafanatica (talk) 16:30, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
  • a quick look at the history reveals recent vandalism from low contrib disposable accounts. one of them recently uploaded the current screencap of the front page, which looks like the user zoomed way out before taking the screencap, so the screencap is mostly blank blue space. also, is this sort of file allowed on commons? i thought they don't host fair use items there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 172.56.38.18 (talk) 01:13, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

The ROFLcon videos cites no longer exist.[edit]

The ROFLcon videos cited in citation #55, #56, and #57 no longer exist. They should either be replaced by different videos with the same content, or see if the videos have been copied anywhere else. 104.193.236.43 (talk) 18:25, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. These videos were on YouTube but are now producing "This video is unavailable. Sorry about that." It is unclear why this has happened; it isn't the message given when a video has been removed for a TOS violation, so maybe they were deleted by the uploader. I've watched these videos in the past and they consist of Sherrod DeGrippo speaking in a hall with an audience. There are some ROFLcon videos on Vimeo [1] but not the DeGrippo ones. So we have a problem, Houston. Can anyone find the videos mentioned elsewhere on the web?--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 19:55, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
Sherrod appears in this final panel of the ROFLCon Summit, entitled "Internet Underground" [2]DeXXus (talk)
OK thanks, I haven't had time to look through these videos, I just found the links on Vimeo. This one is 54 minutes long so the citation would need to give the timing of what she says in the article.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:40, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Joseph Evers who is he in relation to Encyclopedia Dramatica?[edit]

"Joseph Evers" redirects here but there is no mention of his name anywhere in the Wiki article. Who is he and shouldn't there be at least a mention of who he is if his name redirects here? 208.44.84.138 (talk) 10:11, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

There are numerous discussions of Joseph Evers in the talk page archive. He is a man of mystery, so mysterious that he probably never existed other than as a trolling prank by the folks at ED. At one stage, this image of Theo de Raadt was said to be Mr Evers.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 10:44, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for responding. 208.44.84.138 (talk) 11:28, 25 July 2016 (UTC)