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    Angry RIP Encyclopedia Dramatica

    Category: Technology Author : Kim LaCapria Posted: April 15, 2011


    Encyclopedia Dramatica gone for good





    While sites like Know Your Meme have since popped up and given web users a source for internet meme history and general information, Encyclopedia Dramatica’s brash, offensive and not entirely accurate style of meme-cataloging is no more forever, says primary contributor Sherrod DeGrippo.
    ED was not necessarily an unbiased or even readable source of information, but it also distilled the culture surrounding memes and internet humor in all its unapologetic, hateful, dramatic, anti-everything glory. (As it was near impossible to single out the site as being offensive to a single group, as it made horrific fun of everyone from gay people, black people, old people, emo people, Jewish people and fat people equally- it still was the target of some banhammers, big government ones, too.)
    The site that formerly cataloged the wealth of drama and attention whores on the internet now redirects to a sanitized, entirely different site called OhInternet. DeGrippo cites an impetus to move away from the racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and offensive graphic pornography that defined the old site:
    DeGrippo says that the biggest difference between OhInternet and Dramatica is that the new site has moved towards “a more toned down content style and a streamlined design: Shock for shock’s sake is old at this point and we’re looking forward to the future and how things are evolving … when you put user experience first, the language becomes highly important and that’s what we’ve done.”
    ED’s fanbase doesn’t seem to be easily converting to the newer, friendlier version of ED, and Geekosystem reports that OhInternet’s Facebook page was littered with offensive, pornographic comments in response to the new site. Will you be sad to see the horribly offensive site go, or did you have secret lulz when browsing its salacious pages?
    Encyclopedia Dramatica gone for good



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    That site went way too far but that was the whole point. If you don't want your widdle feelings hurt, stay off the internet.

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    Booo! fucking boooooooooooo!
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    They sold out.

    Lame.
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    wtf!
    that sucks.
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    Damn. I loved that site
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    WAAAAAAA!!!! OMG NOOOO!!!

    Jesu some good times had at that place. I learned about Oprah's 9000 pedophiles there.

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    So the GossipRocks entry is gone forever? Damn.
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    awww, bummer. i think that's where i read about the baller08 drama. wasn't his pic up there?
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    So basically they neutered themselves and become a generic site that "tries" to be funny. Failure ED, big failure. :/

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    Mike Sandy finally succeeded in bringing ED down, just like he said he would.

    GR is probably next.
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    Retrieved from the cache before it's gone.

    Mike Sandy

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    “ So what about Dreamhost? Cant we trace the website's IP and I can use my website hacking software to the hack the internet protocol address of the website and server its hosted on (encyclopediadramatica.com), then the site will go down. All someone has to do is provide me with an IP address of DreamHost's webhost or the IP address of the server the website is hosted on

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    lol at the crybabies over at ONTD_Political and Jezebel being happy that ED is gone cause it was "such a racist/bigoted site". Uh hello that's what made it funny was how over-the-top offensive it was you fucking thin-skinned pussies.

    I wonder what other websites are next to be taken over and neutered.

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    You used "pussies"! You phallocentric white priviledged monster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    You used "pussies"! You phallocentric white priviledged monster!
    No, I'm a Puerto-Rican bi-sexual cis-genered male with low-hangers and a sense of humor.

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