⚠️ Encyclopedia Dramatica is currently being restored by automated scripts ⚠️
There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.
Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically) Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
.onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)
Currently we are nearing our annual LLC renewal fee ($650) as well throwing the funds required for these other changes and aspects. If you would like to support Æ consider purchasing a copy of The Hustler's Bible or securing some Merch. Donating is also appreciated however I would rather give something back as per the two options above.
If you have any questions you can join our public Telegram chat to DM me privately or @ me in chat.
You can also email me via [email protected]
Merch notes: Thank you to all who have purchased merch. We will ship late January or mid February depending on our provider's speed.
Here's to setting the world on fire in 2021!
Allmusic.com, also known as The Music Hugbox, is a source of information on music of all genres, and is used to power Windows Media Player's handy "randomly and obnoxiously adding annoying asterisks, hash symbols and irrelevant information to track titles" feature.
Allmusic has one overarching review philosophy: Everything is great, no matter how shit it is. Their ratings system goes from three stars all the way up to five! If a CD is ever shamefully bad enough to warrant a bottom-of-the-barrel 3-star score, this will invariably be accompanied by a disclaimer such as "it is difficult to view this album as a failure" or "die-hard fans will likely appreciate this album".
Of course, this rule is only exaggerated by music being old, or supposedly 'important'. A good example of this is the Beatles album, Beatles For Sale. Quoting the review, by Steven Thomas Erlewine,
- "...feels like an admission of defeat or at least a regression. (It doesn't help that Lennon's cover of his beloved obscurity "Mr. Moonlight" winds up as arguably the worst thing the group ever recorded.)... ...leaving the impression that Beatlemania may have been fun but now the group is exhausted. That exhaustion results in the group's most uneven album..."
Current Day Allmusic
While the allmusic covering the bands and artists of the 1800s-1990s would give the perfect score to an album at the drop of a hat, Anything from 2002 and onward suffers quite the opposite problem. Allmusic never, ever, gives a perfect score to a new album at release. It doesn't matter if the reviewer compares it to Led Zeppelin, or if it's acclaimed to the point of statements like "One of the best albums of the year", the highest rating they will give an album out of the game is a 4.5. And those are extremely rare.
Some argure that the last album to get a perfect score was Fred Hersch's "Leaves of Grass" in 2005, but that was a jazz album so who fucking cares. Also, it was the only one that I could find. Compilations and re-releases don't count.
- Perfect example of a near-perfect album (4.5/5)
- Another great example (4.5/5)
- All music guide is known for it's open mindedness and fair scoring system. No, this is not a joke link. (4.5/5)
- They have a sense of humor, too! (4.5/5)
- THE FRESH PRINCE! (5/5)
- An album made "for a film extolling the virtues of Lucifer" released by a Charles Manson family member? 4.5/5!
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