Encyclopædia Dramatica Dead…. This is the darkest day in Internet history

Encyclopædia Dramatica
December 10, 2004 - April 16, 2011

If you don’t know what Encyclopædia Dramatica was, then I don’t wish to explain it to you. Lets just say that the Internet is less Internet now that Encyclopædia Dramatica is dead. Its successor is a hollow shell of its ancestor.

I feel like Taylor when he sees the Statue of Liberty in the sand… the terrorists truly have won.

Fuck “Oh Inter Net.”

8 Responses to Encyclopædia Dramatica Dead…. This is the darkest day in Internet history

  1. ED dead?

    What.
    The.
    Fuck.

  2. J DeVoy says:


    (the singing portions are still in English – ff to 1:01)

  3. metasonix says:

    If it helps, there’s some commentary about what happened here.

    Including one of the disgruntled victims, Daniel Brandt, and his role in shaming Sherrod DeGrippo into shutting ED down.

  4. tim says:

    Sites come and go – that’s the beauty of the Internet. If there is a need to replace it – someone will fill that need. Personally I haven’t been there in years.

  5. I havent been to Cape Hatteras in years either, but I would still hate it if it disappeared.

  6. Jozef says:

    Behold the power of the Internet: http://encyclopediadramatica.ch

    I’ve been following the story at /b/; there was an effort to recover all that could be recovered from Google Cache and other sources, and this is the result. There are still a few images missing here and there, but pretty much everything’s intact. Currently, anons cannot add or edit articles yet, but that should be coming soon.

  7. m says:

    I’m glad to see it rising from the dead. Sort of like the original dickcream.com reincarnated in different places about three times. And no, I don’t spend lots of time either place these days, but I like to know they are there when needed.

  8. Bunga Loh says:

    A group of anons almost immediately after this happened got together and restored a verbatim copy of Encyclopedia Dramatica from Google’s Cache (also mentioned above) and have even updated it to the new version of Wikimedia’s software. It is NOT DEAD at all.

    Look for yourself. http://encyclopediadramatica.ch – It’s alive and well. Just at .CH now instead of .COM. If you are wondering what REALLY happened, see: http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Ohinternet

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