⚠️ 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!
Rate Your Music
Rate Your Music, affectionately known as RYM, is a website where indiefucks, metalheads and Soulseek users go to, well, rate their music. It was founded by a Muslim immigrant in Seattle on Christmas Day 2000 after being inspired by the grunge movement long after it had died, and the world has never looked back since.
The site basically involves a huge database of every release by every musical artist ever, unless you released it yourself and it wasn't on a real record label. Users can then rate the release on a "marks out of 5 stars" scale. This system is abused, however, by the metalheads who rate every Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth album five stars, causing butthurt to the indiefucks who are autistic enough to rate their music honestly and write TL;DR psuedointellectual diatribes about what they thought of the record whilst maintaining their cool and "hipster irony", instead of "THIS RECORD IS FUCKING BRUTAL. GET IT NOW!" or similar. The other side of the site is composed of thousand of aging faggots unironically giving 5 stars to every album by U2, R.E.M., Fleetwood Mac, and every other release only someone having a mid-life crisis would listen to in a desperate attempt to regain their lost youth. And, of course, Radiohead.
—Typical pretentious music snob that inhabits RYM
There are also large numbers of foreign language reviews, and some of these even get frontpaged (the American admins always frontpage at least one review written in a language they don't understand, because, well, multiculturalism). RYM is also well known for frontpaging the deaths of every musician in every fucking genre ever, even if nobody really cared about them in the first place, meaning that the site always has a morose feel to it.
Users can make their own lists of whatever they want, generating endless cruft and trivia. However the lists of most contention are those involving the best albums of all times. Whilst Crazy Frog has the worst album of all time according to RYM, the greatest tends to alternate between so-called classic albums by The Beatles, Radiohead, Bob Dylan and jazz artists.
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