⚠️ 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!
Also referred to as being "slashdotted", the Slashdot effect refers to the consequence of being listed on the "News for Nerds Blog" Slashdot and receiving a "flash flood" of hits from basement-dwelling nerds. This can cause server crashes, immense growth in personal wealth or becoming the laughing stock of the internet. The Slashdot Effect is likely the first, and most well known effect causing crashed servers and extreme bandwidth charges. It can be a postive or negative event, but is always extreme in its result.
LiveJournal was once featured on Slashdot and announced it on their news page, ironically flooding Slashdot's servers with immense amounts of traffic.
Encyclopædia Dramatica gets slashdotted
On the 19th September of 2005, The Other Other Wiki and Wikicities were slashdotted. Even though Encyclopædia Dramatica was linked in the discussion, the Slashdot effect was no match against ED's rock-solid FreeBSD servers, obviously.
How to troll slashdot users
Here's a terrific way to troll Slashdot users:
- Steal a website about a cool looking case mod
- Mirror it on your server
- Submit to Slashdot
- Once the story gets posted, replace the case mod site with