⚠️ 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 user-picture for a member of any LiveJournal/JournalFen, Deleterius, FandomWank, or other online forums. Most commonly used in the expression Icon Love, denoting admiration for the 100 x 100 maximum picture.
The accepted way to create an icon is to crop a section from someone else's photograph or artwork without permission and add blinking text in a font you haven't paid for, using one or more pieces of software you either pirated, or that still flash up their annoying shareware nag whenever you load them up. This magical incantation gives you the inalienable right to scream "Icon theft!" at anyone who then uses your stunning original creation without permission.
Massive amounts of ridiculous and ultimately pointless drama have stemmed from icons, and their perceived theft. Many LJews who make icons demand "credit" be given for their squares of annoying flashing handiwork. So many of these people exist that there is a community to rant about it and try to force others to credit, . In one of the most visible instances, nearly drove one of the members to madness by using an icon she made.
Several LJers have been suspended over icons and icon theft, as in the case of Rose Quoll. LJ Abuse must take action with any valid DMCA requests by law, but as always are quite overzealous in the process.
General Icon Evaluation Guidelines
- If a female user has no icons which are actually pictures of herself, she is almost certainly fat or a guy or both.
- This probability goes up exponentially when many of the icons involve Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, LOST, Firefly, Buffy, Angel, Naruto, or Supernatural fandoms. Research is inconclusive regarding whether the effect is magnified with multiple fandoms at once.
- If they have a cartoony-looking character in at least half of their icons (with the only real difference being the character's moods and shit), they're probably a furry on top of being fat.
- Remember - anyone can look cute at 100 x 100. See misleading thumbnail.
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