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Encyclopedia Dramatica (or ED, for short) is an internet-culture based wiki created in late 2004 dedicated to documenting and categorizing internet memes and other cultural phenomenon. It is famous for having NSFW content that is largely uncensored. Originally hosted at encyclopediadramatica.com, it was turned into a “safe for work” Semantic Mediawiki OhInternet.
Most of the articles were salvaged from the website and are available for download , and a new wiki EncyclopediaDramatica.se (previously EncyclopediaDramatica.ch) has been set up containing most of the old articles, and is constantly being updated with new articles.
Girlvinyl created LJ Drama to document controversies and flame wars occurring in the Livejournal community. Eventually LJ Drama expanded into ED covering the internet as a whole.
Relating to Internet Censorship:
ED brought internet censorship to the forefront of internet discussion when the page for “Aborigines” was removed from the Google search engine, prompting heavy criticism from supporters of Net Neutrality.
Many critics of ED have expressed concern over the site, and it’s content. In 2010, an article on Australian Aboriginals was put in the media spotlight when it was removed from the Australian-localized Google’s search results after a complaint by the Australian Human Rights Commission .
In 2013, a game called “Bullet To the Head of The NRA” was created by an ED forums member, and posted on the website. The game was the the subject of scutiny from various media souces such as The Blaze, and Shawn Hannity.
On April 10th, 2011, ED was taken down and given a front page with a cat saying “hang in there!” with a field to enter your email address for updates. It linked to the OhInternet blog  that had several interviews and posts on various Internet culture related topics.
The ED_Official Twitter account  tweeted the following on April 13th, 2011, “Update on downtime. Move and new installs done by Friday morning. Hang in there. Check the blog  & follow @O_Internet.” (The “ED_Official” account is no longer active, and ED now tweets updates from @ED_Updates.)
OhInternet covers anything related to internet culture from people to memes to websites and more. Our aim is to be a complete guide to the internet’s past, present and future and we want you to participate.
After OhInternet was created, some fans of Encyclopedia Dramatica were not pleased with it. The OhInternet facebook page was flooded with porn by some who were angry with the replacement. IRC network AnonOps opened a channel called “#OpSaveED” to organize those who wished to recreate the site (Encyclopedia Dramatica.) AnonOps and Anonymous launched “Operation Restoration,” an operation devoted to restoring ED by using backups from various sources such as backups/archives made by “Web Ecology Project”, “ArchiveTeam” and Google Cached versions of the website. An url, “encyclopediadramatica.ch,” was bought by those involved in “Operation Restoration,” which was used to host the restored/mirrored ED. Later, after a DNS Block due to the operators of encyclopediadramatica.ch not keeping an address in Switzerland, the domain was changed to encyclopediadramatica.se.
Reddit – Mediafire links (download and torrent) of Encyclopedia Dramatica backup! / 4/15/2011
Web Ecology Project – Archiving Internet Subculture: Encyclopedia Dramatica