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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.

Æ Roadmap

  • 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! - aediot



    Advocacy

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    Advocacy can take many forms.

    Advocacy is a kind of singularly dull, perpetual flame war carried on exclusively by nerds.

    It all starts when a nerd extends their sense of self to encompass their favourite operating system, programming language, open source license, or anything else they have may have developed a certain strong digital addiction to. Because the nerd's sense of self is involved, advocacy is, in fact, a particularly retarded form of shameless self-promotion.

    Once their ego is firmly attached to their chosen fetish XYZ, an advocate lies in wait until the subject of XYZ comes up on an unrelated or distantly related Internets forum, newsgroup, or mailing list. Only at such a point will they begin to actively advocate XYZ. Beginning with what they consider to be eminently rational arguments for why XYZ is teh g00dz, they progress through various stages of persuasion: benchmarks, anecdotes, opining, rhetoric, sophistry, ad hominems, whining, and finally quitting XYZ forever.

    While the internal drama level of advocacy is very high, the external yield is nearly nil, since XYZ is inevitably a piece of shit anyway.

    History does not record a single person changing their mind due to exposure to advocacy on any subject whatsoever.