⚠️ 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!
Chanmongler (formerly known as 4cGet) lets you download and/or search through threads from a range of *chans. Chanmongler is no longer developed, and support for most chans is broken. Another program called Chan Thread Watch works as a good replacement, and works with most chans without chan files.
Getting started is fairly simple. Download it, extract it, start it. The only obstacle would be if you don't have .NET Framework installed. Don't give up though, there's a link to it at the bottom of the article. Once you've started mongler, you have a couple of options. You may use the GUI like some guiwhore, you may control it using the tray icon (the thing down where the clock is), or you may use hotkeys (the manly option).
Speaking of hotkeys:
- Press Alt+1 to add thread from your browser (works with Opera, Failurecox 2.0, IE6 and IE7, although not when viewing *chan through frames)
- Press Alt+2 to add thread from clipboard (for framefags)
- Press Alt+3 to check for (and download) any new files from added threads
- Press Alt+4 to bring up the search function
You may also minimize mongler to the tray by doubleclicking the tray icon. Combine this with the Alt+4 hotkey to use it like some searching front-end. Note that the application may also be used for regular websites - this includes directory listings, sites with music downloads or embedded videos. Your imagination is the only limit, which is also why the creator had to stop adding chanfiles.
Furthermore, it's probably worth to mention some of the newest features. Due to popular demand, the creator has finally added some new features.
- Sorting function for the threadlist
- Thread thumbnails and stats
- Automatic checking for / downloading of new content
- Removed the nagscreen on startup (thanks to a generous anon)
There's built-in support for the following *chans:
- 4chan Archive
Additional chans can be added by creating a .chan file with the proper configurations. As this might seem horribly difficult, the creator will add new *chans on request. Use the "Contact me" button to nag him about that.
Note to imageboard owners
If you don't want Chanmongler to work with your imageboard, just do a simple modification of the board's design. I will not try to circumvent any attempts to block Chanmongler, as that is not the purpose of this project. For ideas of what to modify, have a look at the chanfiles. This won't stop the odd anon from making a new chanfile himself though, but I doubt that many are capable of doing so. Stopping most of the users could be as simple as just adding a space somewhere critical.
- Chan Watch
- Chan Thread Watch
- xChan Directory Dumper
- Project website (info, etc)
- Direct download link- May throw a trojan warning from Norton, but site says it's clean.
- .NET Framework
- Mirror | v1.0.1
- Mirror | v184.108.40.206 - clean
- Working python based clone
Chanmongler is part of a series on
Visit the Chans Portal for complete coverage.