⚠️ 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!
The banbot is a bot authored by aempirei. It joins every public channel on a given IRC network and proceeds to announce the existence of Bantown. It then /invites every user it encounters to #bantown and adds their nick to its queue.
When a nick in the queue joins bantown, it bans them.
The banbot sometimes leads to interesting dialogue with the administrators of the largest IRC networks in the world:
01:07 <@oclet> 22:05 -!- Irssi: Starting query in mzima with Lindy_ 01:07 <@oclet> 22:05 <Lindy_> my want to stop spamming 01:07 <@oclet> 22:06 <oclet> i am pleading to you 01:07 <@oclet> 22:06 <oclet> to allow us to continue spamming 01:07 <@oclet> 22:06 <oclet> we are sad internet losers 01:07 <@oclet> 22:06 <oclet> and find this to be fairly entertaining 01:07 <@oclet> 22:07 <Lindy_> then find another network 01:07 <@oclet> 22:07 <Lindy_> I bet you do. 01:07 <@oclet> 22:07 <oclet> we're doing it on 3 other networks as well 01:07 <@oclet> 22:07 <Lindy_> just dont do it on mine 01:08 <@oclet> 22:07 <Lindy_> humor someone else 01:08 <@oclet> 22:07 <oclet> we'll let you hang out there 01:08 <@oclet> 22:07 <oclet> if you promise to be nice 01:08 <@sdf-> hhahah 01:08 <@sdf-> promise her +v
root66 was never in Bantown.
You heard me! Never in Bantown. It's a lie!
03:16 -!- mode/#bantown [+b root66!*@*] by RAPETIME 03:16 -!- root66 was kicked from #bantown by RAPETIME [lol welcome to BANTOWN : http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71/sdfromage/tbb.gif ] 03:17 <@LOL-ita> i ate too much cotton candy 03:17 <@aempirei> LOL IS KATIES LABIA FIRM 03:17 <@LOL-ita> lol root66 03:17 -!- RAPETIME [[email protected]] has quit [Killed (root66 (ban this))] 03:17 <@veew> bahahaha 03:17 <@aempirei> LOL BAN THIS 03:17 <@LOL-ita> lol root66 03:17 <@aempirei> everyone /invite root66 03:17 <+HIVlntine> haha 03:17 <@LOL-ita> LOL BANT THIS 03:17 <@aempirei> >>> Inviting root66 to #bantown 03:17 -!- mode/#bantown [-b root66!*@*] by veew 03:18 -!- root66 [[email protected]] has joined #bantown 03:18 < root66> ahahaha 03:18 <@veew> WELCOME TO BANTOWN 03:18 < root66> best 03:18 < root66> channel 03:18 <@aempirei> whats up rape time! 03:18 < root66> ever 03:18 -!- mode/#bantown [+v root66] by veew 03:18 -!- root66 was kicked from #bantown by LOL-ita [WE BANNED THAT] 03:18 -!- root66 [[email protected]] has joined #bantown 03:18 <@aml> What about Katie? Is she curious about Scientology? 03:18 < root66> YOU ARE DEAD TO ME BANDTOWN 03:18 <@aempirei> WHO IS KATIE 03:18 <@aml> Yeah, absolutely. She digs it. 03:18 < root66> YOU HEAR THAT? 03:18 < root66> DEAD TO ME 03:18 <@aempirei> HOW IS KATIES LABIA 03:19 < root66> GOOD DAY SIR 03:19 <@veew> =[ 03:20 < root66> AHAHAH 03:20 <@aempirei> man who wants to see my hard boner 03:20 < root66> OK LOOK 03:20 < root66> LET'S MAKE A DEAL GUYS 03:20 <@aempirei> YOURE LOOKIN AT IT? 03:20 < root66> *I WAS NEVER HERE* 03:20 -!- mode/#bantown [+v root66] by veew 03:20 <@aempirei> i wasnt either 03:20 <@aempirei> ;) 03:20 <@veew> never here 03:20 <@veew> got it. 03:20 -!- root66 [[email protected]] has left #bantown 
Banbot vs Freenode
18:37 <@BearPerson> freenode is a network about open-source software and other projects of peers helping peers 18:37 -%- mode/#bant0wn [-bb *[email protected] *!*@*] by oclet 18:37 <@oclet> i heard it was for warez 18:37 <@oclet> and pron 18:37 <@BearPerson> you're quite welcome to hang out in the support channels and get or provide support 18:38 <@BearPerson> but we're a bit harsh about warez and spam 18:38 <@oclet> yeah me too 18:38 <@oclet> i hate when people dont pay for software 18:38 <@BearPerson> check out http://irc.netsplit.de/networks/ 18:38 <@oclet> it makes me want to slice my dong with a razor blade 18:38 <@BearPerson> that's probably the most complete list of IRC networks out there 18:39 <@BearPerson> I'm sure you'll find a network that is less harsh about this sort of stuff 18:39 <@oclet> sweet. wanna harass quakenet with me? 18:39 <@oclet> it will be teh l0lz 18:40 <@BearPerson> at least, it will be more appropriate ;-) 18:40 <@BearPerson> you see, quakenet is more IRC and "chaos" oriented than freenode, though not as much as EFnet 18:41 <@BearPerson> freenode is neutral territory. We're here to provide a place for friendly support, which you can use or provide if you want 18:42 <@BearPerson> but we can't be that place if we're constantly running after spammers and cleaning up channel wars 18:42 <@oclet> i'm just here for the pr0n and the warez 18:42 <@oclet> i dont know anything about spam 18:42 <@BearPerson> then you're on the wrong network 18:42 <@oclet> are you a furry? 18:45 <@BearPerson> just keep this off freenode please, okay? 18:45 <@oclet> sure 18:45 <@oclet> tell me when you take the ban off of tor 18:45 <@oclet> so i can do it again
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