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About ED

Fashioned in the spirit of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, Encyclopedia Dramatica's purpose is to provide a central catalog for the e-public to view parody and satire of drama, memes, e-pals, and other interesting happenings on the Internets. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, reference-style parody, to poke fun at everyone and everything. You can read more about the origin of Encyclopedia Dramatica in our About section.


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TJC Archives


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$wgUseInstantCommons

hi: the wiki is currently configured to display images from Wikimedia Commons when the file is missing locally. for instance a link to File:112.jpg (a file that is either missing or was never here) uses a Commons redirect to a picture of a Volvo. pls see this page at MediaWiki.org. apparently $wgUseInstantCommons is currently set to true. i presume it needs to be set to false. :) Hipcrime (talk) 11:07, 10 December 2020 (PST)

edit filter II electric etcetera

hi: the edit filter is tripping me up again:

Error: The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site. The following text is what triggered our spam filter: mywikibiz.com

is there any way to just do away with the entire edit filter? Hipcrime (talk) 12:14, 14 December 2020 (PST)

  i don't control the blacklist thing, you might just hit up umk for that

skipcaptcha rights

At the moment, only bots and administrators have the skipcaptcha right. This makes editing slow and tedious for everyone else. Can the skipcaptcha bit please be to granted to Autoconfirmed users, Automoderated users, and EDitors as well? --Ld3105 (talk) 12:45, 2 March 2021 (EST)

I have contacted the Webmaster about the issue and it will be done after the Image issue is fixed and the script imports are done. Meanwhile please wait Tabby-icon.png  Conciërge Kapitein-Commandant Tabs æ 13:14, 2 March 2021 (EST)
Understood. Thanks. --Ld3105 (talk) 21:17, 2 March 2021 (EST)
  • Yeah, and while we're at it, get rid of that arithmetic problem gate bullshit whenever we add new external links to articles. Deceptive GC.png 10:24, 3 March 2021 (EST)

Update to Progress

To: Ld3105 Conciërge Kapitein-Commandant Tabs Deceptive Hipcrime

I would like to give an update to our progress and what we have left to do.
Our first priority is to fix the images. I am happy to report a solution has been found and is being implemented. We are waiting on the webmaster to download the sorted files.
In the meantime, LD3105 and others should hold off uploading images. First, the files will not overwrite when using mass uploader, or when caught in the mod que. Technically the files are not in the right directory, but the wiki does not know that
Second, it may be redundant. The fix we are working on should be done by tomorrow, so most of these files should be there. We will have broken files primarily from 2018 onward. Those should not trigger the overwrite flag.
Once that is done, we will work on the Issues hipcrime and Co. have laid out. (commons linking, spam filter, skipcaptcha, moderation, and increasing the size of forum icons).
I thought Admins can modify the whitelist and blacklist, I think it's a wiki page? I will check. I will also ask for the localsettings.php , with the server info redacted and allow you guys to suggest changes to it. I will DM hipcrime, Tabs, and whoever else on the forum.
I'm not a wiki guy, so excuse my lack of knowledge. I will try to get this fixed ASAP, or point you to the right direction. Hopefully this week we will be at 99%. --Umkemesik

  • Yes, the blacklist and whitelist pages (examples given) are in fact wiki pages, under the "MediaWiki:" namespace, however I don't seem to have editing access to them, so I cannot modify them. Deceptive GC.png 10:08, 4 March 2021 (EST)
  • Oh, and @TabbyGarf: You don't need to superprotect pages under the MediaWiki namespace, as only admins can edit those pages by default. That's just a completely redundant step. Deceptive GC.png 11:31, 4 March 2021 (EST)

Archive page

Regarding the archive page: Does ED even want to provide public archives right now? If not, the page might as well be flushed or at least removed from Sitenotice --Maysam (talk) 05:38, 11 March 2021 (EST)

  • Not sure, but TabbyGarf seems to have put his own links in there, and based on what I've seen, they lead to some useless, static HTML pages. Unless he needs to fix something, these links are completely useless. Deceptive GC.png 13:39, 11 March 2021 (EST)
  • Oh wait, these are XML files, and my browser rendered them wrong initially as static HTML. These archives seem to contain a lot of data from ED, so not useless lol. Deceptive GC.png 13:49, 11 March 2021 (EST)
These are raw XML files. You can copy paste it. I'll put a download link later, i'm quite busy with other shit. Tabby-icon.png  Conciërge Kapitein-Commandant Tabs æ 14:58, 11 March 2021 (EST)
  • i'm quite busy with other shit.
  • Of course, you're making a Sports portal. (Yes, I do lurk the forums occasionally, not a big fan of forums though.) And it also appears that a particular individual, who shall not be named, is getting another chance at editing the wiki, provided he doesn't fuck it up in the process. Deceptive GC.png 15:13, 11 March 2021 (EST)
  • Yes, Maysam, let's keep the archive page. We should generate another XML backup at the end of this month, and every quarter thereafter. I also am requesting a backend copy from our new webmaster. UMK UMK.gif 02:11, 13 March 2021 (EST)
  • Okay, thanks everyone. I just wanted to check that the Archive link in Sitenotice makes sense and isn't opposed to some "archives are secret insider stuff" policy or whatever. My pet project of cleaning up Sitenotice is pretty much finished then I guess. Unless we want to try and draw more people to the forums or pisscord. In that case I'd suggest making those symbols larger. But that's another topic. Maysam (talk) 10:02, 17 March 2021 (EDT)

Logo Change

I think we should change the main (restoration) logo on the main page. We can keep the restoration logo in all other uses. But I think it's time for ED to finally use the default logo. The crossing saber logo on discord (inverting the colors), or maybe this one should be the our main one. What say you? UMK UMK.gif 02:13, 13 March 2021 (EST)

  • We should also set the browser favicon as well (is this handled by LocalSettings.php?), as right now it's just a standard web globe icon. The first one (crossing saber) could be used for that. As for the actual wiki logo, I think we should have a completely new branding, and make a new logo from scratch. I'll make a few renditions, and post them here when I'm done, and see what you guys think... Deceptive GC.png 11:45, 13 March 2021 (EST)
  • Yes, forgot about that. We do plan to change the favicon ($wgFavicon), I will shoot that to our webmaster. Excellent idea, I am very excited to see what you come up with. The restoration logo that we are using looks great, but for the main site I want something a little more traditional, at least the color scheme. I have had several request to change it.UMK UMK.gif 12:28, 13 March 2021 (EST)
  • I noticed you're trying to upload a favicon. I've uploaded an HD (super-sampled) favicon with trimmed edges to get as much of the æ symbol in it as much as possible. And favicons are always 16x16 pixels. I've noticed that you use a program called "ImageReady" (based on image metadata) to edit/resize images. However, I recommend you use Paint.Net, as it's very versatile and easy to use. You can also download plugins for it here, no need to torrent anything. I recommend you check it out as an alternative to what you use now. Deceptive GC.png 13:53, 13 March 2021 (EST)
  • This is what I've made so far. I'll make more later, but here is the list. This is a template, so the raw code is here. I plan on updating the list with new ideas periodically, and they will show up here.


HF or TS

https://www.deviantart.com/tellosimian/art/The-Lion-King-Honeyfur-Urban-Dictionary-Definition-868722512

I'm not really sure what's more interesting here, the admin that's being complained about or the complainer. DotOnline (talk) 03:53, 24 April 2021 (EDT)

Dont know what to do?

Help Restore! Check out Special:Wantedpages. Many articles in here may be lost forever, check the wayback machine.

Bored? Check out Special:Lonelypages. These pages have fallen into the dustbin because nothing links to them. There's a lot of crap but many gems that might need a bit of polishing. And especially something on another page linking to it! .wil Gondola.gif 09:15, 29 April 2021 (EDT)

OGG handler

hi the Luka Fagnotta porn was moved to an extension which only plays the audio. the original file is a video. is there some way to make .ogg files play video? i have imported it here and uploaded it here: File:LUKA MAGNOTTA GAY PORN.OGG Hipcrime (talk) 17:25, 3 May 2021 (EDT)

Requested Kaizen to add Extension:TimedMediaHandler Tabby-icon.png Conciërge Kaptein-Commandant Tabs æ 17:36, 3 May 2021 (EDT)

ty. :^) Hipcrime (talk) 19:04, 4 May 2021 (EDT)

file upload size limit

hi, i found a video from the Mewen redirect that is hosted by Wayback, but it is 9.1 mb, and the limit is apparently no longer 100mb but now it is 8mb. would someone please download this from there and upload (hopefully via Special:Upload instead of any wiki trickery but i will take what i can get). orrrrr someone could assign rights to allow larger uploads (100mb never worked for me, and i think the MediaWiki limit is/was 32mb) for the appropriate group. plzkthx. :) Hipcrime (talk) 23:07, 12 May 2021 (EDT)

  • I've configured the webserver and mediawiki backend to accept 32MB for file uploads. Please let me know if anything's missing. Kaizen (talk) 11:35, 14 May 2021 (EDT)