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Encyclopedia Dramatica (ED) is a major and very important Internets website whose Alexa rank sometimes reaches the 1,000~ range, making it among roughly the Top 1,000 Websites on the entire World Wide Web. It is considered a safe site by McAfee. Conservapedia had an article on us, and Uncyclopedia has several articles and a category about us too. ED is recognized as the "Best Place to find the Lulz". Archive today-ico.png (archive)

Last Thursday, Wikipedia was soaked in its own tears when they finally followed their own fucking policies and allowed an article on Encyclopedia Dramatica. Formerly, the only place you could see the version deleted by tearful admins was at Wikitruth here.

ED is known for its biting humor, witty and critical commentary, and all-around greatness. It gets mentioned in the news a lot too:

ED is noticeably more popular than other unfunny websites.
Even Google noticed it.
Some links may be dead because they are so old. It would be really awesome if you went to archive.org or archive.is and found them.
Police.gif Please add {{newspaper|news article url}} at the beginning of the mentioned article(s) by the news



June 2005[edit]


January 2006[edit]

April 2006[edit]

  • ED gets featured in Wikipedia's "Wikizine". See Archive.

May 2006[edit]

August 2006[edit]

  • A German news article is one of the first to mention the craigslist experiment and links to the ED article on the same.
  • The University of Amsterdam blogs about the SlimVirgin article on ED (link).

Further Reading[edit]

August 2006 The Craigslist Controversy[edit]

September 2006[edit]

TV news coverage[edit]

International news coverage[edit]


  • Boing Boing (post by Xeni Jardin) (link).
  • Broowaha (link).
  • Good Morning Silicon Valley (link).
  • Ten Zen Monkeys - "Webzine" (link).
  • Waxy (link).
  • Wired Blogs - 27BStroke6: 1, 2

News websites[edit]


March 2007[edit]

  • Alternet.org, an award-winning news magazine, links to the John Edwards article on ED in their blog.
  • 10 Zen Monkeys "Webzine" - again, on John Edwards (link).

July 2007[edit]

August 2007[edit]

November 2007[edit]

  • A Serbian news source mentions ED whilst writing about the Craigslist controversy. (link).

December 2007[edit]


January 2008[edit]

  • Gawker Archive today-ico.png link.
  • Wired magazine (link).
  • Lestercavestany.com (link).
  • Riight, inc and riight.com. all rights reserved (link).
  • MND, one of the top 75 most popular right-of-center websites for 2007 (link).
  • Online Opinion is a professional Australian e-journal: "Articles are gathered from a variety of independent sources" (link).
  • The Synthesis Magazine blogs about it (link).
  • Wikipedos at wikinews (link)

TV News Coverage[edit]

February 2008[edit]

March 2008[edit]

  • LAist, a news website about Los Angeles, talks about a person who uses the site in a Scientology related article (link).
  • Gawker links to the Rickroll in an article about Rickrolling Archive today-ico.png link.

April 2008[edit]

  • Newteevee cites ED in a blog entry about Rickrolling (link).
  • Citypaper.com writes an article about Anonymous/Scientology which refers to ED as: "A humor wiki, Encyclopedia Dramatica, chronicles various internet pranks, raids, and drama" (link).
  • The University Register of the University of Minnesota cites ED in reference to Chanology (link).

May 2008[edit]

Ninemsn's article.
  • Ninemsn does an article explicitly about ED itself (link).
  • Ninemsn links to the Chin-chan page in another article - "'Chin-Chan', a girl with an unfortunately sunken chin)." (link).

June 2008[edit]

August 2008[edit]

September 2008[edit]

November 2008[edit]

  • ED page about a hacker gets linked to by The Register (link).

December 2008[edit]


January 2009[edit]

February 2009[edit]

  • ED gets linked to in an LA Weekly Column (link).

March 2009[edit]

April 2009[edit]

  • ED is mentioned in a leaked government document "2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment" (on Slashdot).
  • ED is mentioned along with other sites which are used to cyberstalk internet denizens (link).

May 2009[edit]

  • Article about how the craigslist troll was sued. (link).
  • Part of the Jessica Valenti article is quoted in an interview with the subject (in The Guardian and on u.tv).
  • Cracked article cites and quotes multiple ED articles as part of a review of of five wikis other than TOW. link.
  • The Consumerist has an article about car warranty robo-callers which bizarrely mentions ED
  • Wired article cites and quotes Creepy Chan entry on the wiki. Full details located here.
The waifish, wide-eyed blonde’s self-portraits — which she’d posted on the web — circulated in that community in 2005, according to Encyclopedia Dramatica, the canonical record of all things channish.


—From the article.

September 2009[edit]

Study the pages of the Encyclopedia Dramatica wiki, where the vast parallel universe of Anonymous in-jokes, catchphrases, and obsessions is lovingly annotated, and you will discover an elaborate trolling culture.



October 2009[edit]


January 2010[edit]

February 2010[edit]

March 2010[edit]

  • Ninemsn publishes an interview with our classiest of moderators. It makes excellent arguments on the merits of free speech!
Largely the problem with the younger generation is that they've grown up in a bubble of Fisher Price rounded corners and bright colors where costumed animals never tell them anything that could hurt anyone's feelings. It is no wonder that they've grown up stunted and are unable to survive in the workplace. Preventing children from viewing political speech is doing them a massive disservice. ....

If Christ were here again today he'd probably start a website and people would be crying for its censorship.


Ninemsn, Interview with Encyclopedia Dramatica Moderator.

Love or hate ED, actions like this continue to make the Australian Government, and its statutory bodies an international laughing stock.


The Inquisitr, Australian Government Body Goes After Encyclopedia Dramatica In Epic Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars.

a US website accused of breaking Australian law by the Australian Human Rights Commission has told them to rack right off ... rather brilliant ...


The Register, Irate Aussies go after US website.

Evers stressed in his latest blog post that he would not be removing the article.


Ninemsn, Dramatica owner could face charges

the MX article (for what its worth section).

April 2010[edit]

  • Mentioned in Ninemsn in an article about internet trolling.
  • IDG Norway mentions the Aboriginal debacle in a greater article about hackers teaching the elderly to avoid censorship and filtering to learn information about euthanasia.

May 2010[edit]

July 2010[edit]

October 2010[edit]

  • PCMag.com has an article about Anonymous's plans to take down the RIAA which wouldn't be the same without a reference to ED's article on the group.

December 2010[edit]


January 2011[edit]

February 2011[edit]

March 2011[edit]

April 2011[edit]

May 2011[edit]

June 2011[edit]

July 2011[edit]

August 2011[edit]

September 2011[edit]

October 2011[edit]


January 2012[edit]

February 2012[edit]

March 2012[edit]

May 2012[edit]

June 2012[edit]

July 2012[edit]

August 2012[edit]

September 2012[edit]

November 2012[edit]

December 2012[edit]


January 2013[edit]

March 2013[edit]

April 2013[edit]

June 2013[edit]

July 2013[edit]

August 2013[edit]

September 2013[edit]

October 2013[edit]

November 2013[edit]


January 2014[edit]

February 2014[edit]

March 2014[edit]

April 2014[edit]

May 2014[edit]

August 2014[edit]

September 2014[edit]

The Ivy League takes notice

October 2014[edit]

November 2014[edit]

December 2014[edit]

  • BoingBoing mentions ED in an article about *chan culture and claims ED is responsible for hosting dox of people, despite our no-non-public-information/No Dox in articles rule.


January 2015[edit]

  • BoingBoing mentions ED again, claiming that "having an ED article on you means that the page will be filled top to bottom with smears against you or anyone who shares the same name as you, mixed in with hateful slurs against your ethnicity, religion, or (real or perceived) deviation from the sexual norm," and being "the epitome of using the 'lulz before accuracy' approach." Archive today-ico.png Archive 1 Archive 2

February 2015[edit]

  • Archive today-ico.png Jizzabel links to the ParkourDude91 article in a smear piece trying to cover the fact that Brianna Wu is trying to have him assassinated.
  • Archive today-ico.png Vice writes an upset article about the Muhammad Sex Simulator game created by Lolgo.png gizmo01942, a member of the ED forums. He defends the game as satire and is Lolgo.png quoted on the forum as saying "I want to make it clear this is not intended as a serious attack on anyone's faith nor is it meant as a serious critique of any real-life historical figures." Archive today-ico.png (archive)
  • Spanish gaming news site Mertistation writes a short piece about the Muhammad Sex Simulator game, naming EDF user gizmo01942 as its creator but not mentioning the forum it originated from. Archive today-ico.png (archive)
  • Archive today-ico.png Daily Stormer writes an article about Muhammad Sex Simulator 2015, linking to both ED and EDF.

March 2015[edit]

April 2015[edit]

May 2015[edit]

August 2015[edit]

October 2015[edit]

November 2015[edit]

December 2015[edit]


January 2016[edit]

  • SugarFreeSocial.com mentions ED in an article about the controversy surrounding Wil Wheaton's wife Anne Wheaton ragequitting twitter.
  • Time.com mentions ED in an article about Wikipedia. Refers to ED as "the Encyclopedia Dramatica."

February 2016[edit]

March 2016[edit]

April 2016[edit]

  • iTimes.com Archive today-ico.png (archive) some bollywood dirt sheet tells people they should never google "AE Offended"

May 2016[edit]

June 2016[edit]

July 2016[edit]

September 2016[edit]

October 2016[edit]

November 2016[edit]


January 2017[edit]

February 2017[edit]

April 2017[edit]

May 2017[edit]

June 2017[edit]

July 2017[edit]

  • KnowYourMeme writes a special news post about the copyright troll/SLAPP lawsuit.

September 2017[edit]

October 2017[edit]

December 2017[edit]


February 2018[edit]

  • The fucking SLPC "Atchison also allegedly frequented the Daily Stormer, the racist alt-right’s most notorious website, in addition to other known online communities favored by the alt-right, such as EncyclopediaDramatica, Kiwi Farms, 4chan and various videogame forums."
  • Ball State Daily uses an image from our article on the folk rock band Neutral Milk Hotel and is kind enough to credit us!! ARCHIVE 1 ARCHIVE 2

August 2018[edit]

  • StudyBreaks mentins us in an article about so-called "Internet Bloodsports." They describe us as "a completely NSFW version of Wikipedia". ARCHIVE 1


February 2019[edit]

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