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Encyclopedia Dramatica (or ED, for short) is a satirical 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, the original page was turned into a "safe for work" Semantic Mediawiki OhInternet.
Most of the articles and images were salvaged from the original ED website and are available for download , and a new wiki site Encyclopedia Dramatica (previously EncyclopediaDramatica.rs, .es, .se, and .ch) was subsequently set up containing most of the old articles. In early January 2020, the .se site went offline and the site was subsequently relaunched at encyclopediadramatica.wiki by several ED staff. After a split between the owner of the .wiki fork and the ED community, a large amount of the ED staff and community switched over to a new domain/site: dramatica.online. The site currently is hosted at encyclopediadramatica.online.
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 its 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 Encyclopedia Dramatica Forums ("EDF2" at the time) member, and posted on the website. The game was the the subject of scrutiny 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 Encyclopedia Dramtica now tweets updates from @LulzWeTrust.)
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.
The OhInternet site has been offline since October 14, 2013.
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. A URL, "encyclopediadramatica.ch," was bought by those involved in "Operation Restoration," which was used to host the restored/mirrored ED. The site has had to switch domains several times, similar to The Pirate Bay. The first time was after a DNS Block due to the operators of encyclopediadramatica.ch not keeping an address in Switzerland, after which the domain was changed to encyclopediadramatica.se. The second time, the .se address was seized by the registrar, resulting in ED being down for over 5 days in September 2013, before moving to encyclopediadramatica.se, an address previously used to experiment with translating ED into Spanish. In October 2014, the .es domain was social engineered and hijacked by an unknown party, and ED moved back to the .se address. In early 2020, after a series of ownership changes, and various server troubles, the .se website went offline. In February 2020, the website was resurrected at encyclopediadramatica.wiki from various image database and mediawiki dump XML backups. However, in November of 2020, after various quarrels between the .wiki incarnation's staff (who for the most part had come over from the .se incarnation), the site community split off into two sites: the majority at encyclopediadramatica.online  and the separate .wiki site. As of 2022, encyclopediadramatica.online is the only official domain/community for ED.
 Reddit – Mediafire links (download and torrent) of Encyclopedia Dramatica backup! / 4/15/2011
 Web Ecology Project – Archiving Internet Subculture: Encyclopedia Dramatica