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Satire clarification[edit]

According to public belief, ED is supposed to be a satire of "how people on the Internet exaggerate everything when they write about certain things" and whatnot, but I'm pretty sure that to anyone who takes a look on their website is more than likely to not find what they thought they would find. Which leads to the question: how can people know what ED allegedly satirizes? Because more than many people like me can't think of it as satire when it sounds serious in what it does. Satire is supposed to point out someone's stupidity, not copy their stupidity. Otherwise people will think you're the one who's being stupid. Tjdrum2000 (talk) 00:58, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

It seems to me you don't fully understand whom ED's satire targets. 217.91.160.59 (talk) 13:21, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

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March 2017 - site is down[edit]

Re this edit: the site is down at the moment, as confirmed by ED's Twitter account. In the past, events like this have had people running around like headless chickens shouting "ED is dead!" This time, it looks like a problem with the domain, which may take a while to sort out. In the absence of reliable sourcing, the article should avoid WP:OR about what has happened and how long it will take to fix.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 19:56, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

  • The site is back up, but it is no longer at encyclopediadramatica.se but at .rs. I tried to make some edits to the article, but Wikipedia auto-blocked the changes. So if someone else with the authority can make the changes for me, that would be awesome. Thanks!
  • official tweet announcing the new URL -- 2600:387:6:80F:0:0:0:AF (talk) 00:17, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
  • I've also done some edits (mainly mentioning the new domain on the page), but it appears that Wikipedia has blocked the new .rs domain, thus preventing any links to be changed. Hope an admin could fix that up. Kobepedia (talk) 03:30, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, it isn't possible for Wikipedia to give a link to ED because of the rule \bencyclopediadramatica\.[a-z]+?\b at the MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. This blocks anything like encyclopediadramatica.xx. The new .rs domain is Serbia, by the way. According to the Twitter feed, the site was offline for around three days.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:21, 23 March 2017 (UTC)