Encyclopædia Dramatica

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by OakTable, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    So, what's everyone's opinion on it? I love the site. So many hilarious articles, like the one on Chris-Chan, Scientology, and Atheism (which is strangely enough blanked more by butthurt editors more than any other page on ED even though none of it is serious). I have contributed a bit to the Fallout page, Morrowind page, and Starcraft page on it.

    Oh, and this site is NSFW, for those who don't know.
     
  2. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    EDrama is an abomination. There is not a single piece of information on that site that isn't completely useless and mind-numbingly stupid, yet when I start browsing it, I just can't stop! I swear, it should be outlawed and blocked before it ruins us all.
     
  3. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I could spend hours there reading hilarity, and did so once in a while.
    Don't visit much these days, because every time I do, I get security warnings. :s
     
  4. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    It's like TVTropes! It ruins your life! Only instead of making you obsessed with pop culture, it just makes you a douchebag.
     
  5. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    When I first stumbled upon it, I thought it was amusing, but soon I couldn't stand it and other sites like it.
     
  6. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    I've spent hours of my life getting people to see if they can take the "Offended!" challenge.

    And the butthurt page is great.

    But I mean, If I stay there too long I feel like I'm de-evolving.
     
  7. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I never knew laughing at an autistic man-child who claims his Pikachu-Sonic rip-off is not breaking any copyright laws could feel so good before ÆD.
     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Just cheap, schadenfreude-esque laughs with no real value. Who gives a shit?
     
  9. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Then I direct you to the Offended? Page. The best page on there.

    Also, what is schadenfreude? I'm a bit confused here.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I enjoy laughing at the misfortunes of others. What do you consider to be funny, BN? This site has me busting my gut at times.
     
  10. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    996
    Nov 1, 2008
    Because of Encyclopedia Dramatica I discovered /b/, and for that there is no forgiveness.
     
  11. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Oh /b/, bringer of despair, lulz, and mild annoyance.
     
  12. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Never heard of it, don't care.
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Nah. ED is kinda funny, but as I said, they mostly get their laughs by humiliating others, or by going for the Freak Show psychological angle. I'm just not susceptible to that, though I know the populace at large is. And that's ok, whatever keeps ya smilin', go for it.
     
  14. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    True, but hey. Half the people there deserve it. The rest are either joking (I think the goons had a hand in the SA page, and there's an Asperger's Syndrome page even though one of the Sysops has it).

    I'm thinking of fixing the Fallout page up a bit. Needs more Rule 34 and lulz.
     
  15. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I don't have damn clue what the hell you people are talking about.

    And I thought you should know that.
     
  16. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Then go there, and read any article. I recommend the Butthurt page, for starters.

    The best line in the list for butthurt prevention is:
    Take lessons from Kirk Johnson [The guy in Goatse], who has made great strides in never being butthurt, or feeling anything down there really, again.
     
  17. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    The more I think about the site, the more I hate it.
     
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    ;_; But why? You don't enjoy the pain of Internet failures?
     
  19. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Its all that is wrong with the internet wrapped in one website.
     
  20. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    What you think is wrong, I think is awesome.