Encyclopedia Dramatica's evolution

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  1. ExplosiveDiareah

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    ED has changed a fair bit in subtle ways over time.
    For one thing most new articles are redundant, it appears that ED as a means of generating lulz over mere documenting it, is not so common now, but there are always wannabe celebrities on the internet, we just have to find them, and then ED craps all over them.

    It seems that ED is no longer just an encyclopedia but is now more of a news site, one with a very unique perspective on things and will always be an invaluable resource for learning the history of internet culture from the days of 4chan in 2003 to now, and hopefully in the future it will become something that will really make Girlvinyl wish she disowned.

    One thing is clear the revival is not just preserving ED as it was, but improving and expanding it, selling it out for profit (Ohinternet) is wrong, but i am not sure that there is no way to make money without compromising content,
    perhaps the unique creative content that some of the EDiots here produce if done with more serious effort could be tapped to provide content for a subsidiary site of ED that generates revenue, kind of like newgrounds, except it doesn't suck.

    All we have to do is look at what those mindless fucking idiots on the internet like and capitalize upon it.
     
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  3. ExplosiveDiareah

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    OOOOOH Interrrrrnet!!!! Our home and native laaaand!!!! It-Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................
     
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    how about a series of ED books,like "A SERIES OF TUBES: the encyclopedia dramatica guide to the internet" or "LOLDONGS: The encyclopedia dramatica joke book" ? I can see that being pretty popular and I know I'd buy them.
     
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    Pop out book, help deliver scat porn through the series of tubes to petey the pervert.
     
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    I can see it becoming a new childrens best seller! but in all seriousness, I think books, apparel and other small bits of merchandise would be great ways to boost funds.
     
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    Books are out of the question.
    But Ebooks are not.

    Especially since the Encyclopedia of Dramatica is never complete.
     
  8. ExplosiveDiareah

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    But anyway, a handy 'How to spot furries' guide would be a big seller.
    it would teach you the signs to look for when trying to find out if there are any furries amongst you during your day to day life.

    and what ED really needs is a separate website that can be either completly (seemingly) unrelated or related using the ED name for cashing in, but the point is, it doesn't have the problems with finding servers with "sanitzed" content, but all the revenue left from paying for the upkeep of that site goes to ED and if ED has it's bills up to date, the the excess from that can go to the pockets of Zaiger and whoever does the work of keeping up the site.

    Kind of an investment, it might work, i need to study more jew tactics.
     
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    ED did that. It was called WhatPort:80. It didn't work.
     
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    My idea is more realistic for spotting furries using actual facts not general stereotypes.

    Like a kid who snaps his book shut angrily if you ask him what he is drawing (and happens to have cartoon animal characters in his book)
     
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    I was referring to your idea of making a separate more SFW website whose profits would run ED.

    But let's move on to your next idea. Your furry spotting book. Do you really think anyone would buy that book if they didn't already know what a furry is? And further, why would they buy that book if they already know what a furry is? Most people don't know what a furry is and will simply walk by the book thinking it's some kind of weird animal spotting guide with anime in it. It's a dumb idea.
     
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    Spotting furries in real life is not simple.
    the majority of them of them go undetected so until we pass a law requiring all furries to a star with the word "Pelzig" on it it might be a very good guide for people who want to find out who is a furry and avoid them.
     
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    >complain about profit seekers
    >come up with ideas for profit
    Now come on guys, aren't you better* than that?

    *=nope
     
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    I beg to differ. If the mascot on the sports team isn't ashamed to be wearing it, they're probably a furry. And back in the day, that's what the team mascot really was (i.e. the worst player on the team). Wearing it was supposed to both encourage them to improve, and also to keep other players from slacking off.
     
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    that's only one example.

    Also this book isn't going to be published in print.
    this will be more like a PDF which people can print into their own book and carry around as a novelty that also has practicality, whether it is used for spotting furries to avoid them, or used by furries trying to go deeper into the closet it won't matter if it gets 50 cents into Zaigers blow fund.
     
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    Fixed. And Truth, you might not want to throw stones while you're sitting in a glass house.
     
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    If you are referring to Ohinternet (which we know you are)
    there would have been no problem, if it wasen't for the fact it involved attempting to flush 7 years of other peoples work down the toilet.

    If ED could make alot of money it would be perfect, especially if adsense and webhosts weren't so picky about it, then ED could amass huge profits and pay people who get the spotlight for the lulz with settlement monies and break even.

    Most lulzcows probably wouldn't have a problem if they were getting half the profits from their article being viewed, if anything they might even go out of their way to act like a huge faggot to add more to the attention for more money.

    and everyone would be happy, Hell Chris Chan would be a millionaire with his life story if he ever learned anything about business.
     
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    This is so hilariously hypocritical and stupid. You people are fucking ignorant out the ass.
     
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    Why, why oh why oh why should ED ever pay Chris-chan, or Dr. Music, or anyone for being fucking idiots. Wouldn't it make more sense to pay the writers who made the article? Oh wait, anyone can edit the article so I guess we have to pay everyone who ever edited the article.

    Also, most people want the articles about them down because it offends them and see the articles as "slandering" their "character". The few times when people did complain about copyright, it fell threw because ED doesn't make much profit beyond to pay for it's servers, it runs largely on donations, or their work was already public domain. You have to have an idea that can make a profit before you can think of ways of how to spend it.
     
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    No, Truth. EncyclopediaDramatica.com was taken down and the articles were wiped largely without warning. Articles which were written by other people. There is no revisionist history on that.

    Here's the part of the post where I channel @scumhook...

    Quit trying to act like you're cool, you fucking trap. You most certainly aren't, and the "humor" in your "humorous posting style" is something that would have been dated 5 years ago. I don't know how it works on OHI where you probably banhammer anyone who stands up to you, but here on THIS forum it's largely a community of equals. No one is afraid to call you out on your shit, or call you a faggot. So either dial the retarded hubris down from 8 to 3, or fucking leave and don't come back.

    Jesus, I somehow find your faggotry more annoying than @Kibou 's, and that's saying something because he's a fag every minute of every day.
     
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    Well that's the point, break even with the faggots so they shut the hell up.

    Paying people for writing an article would be a.... complex and very impossible undertaking.
    how much do we pay those writers? do we pay them per word? have special counts for what images they dig up?
    does the guy who correct grammar and spelling get a share?

    What about anonymous edits? (we don't have them but it's something to consider especially people who do not provide details to allow payment to go their way)
    And who would be the banker who deals with paying people?
    The sheer cost from time and effort would render the whole thing practical.

    Buying shares in ED would be better.
     
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    Why do you guys think this is some pro-Ohi, anti-.semen sentiment? It's not. This is a mocking of your attitudes of superiority and how you're willing to sell out your own "values." This has nothing to do with ED, this is about you, as individuals.
     
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    How is it selling out if we want to do it? and it doesn't compromise on ED's 5 year mission?
     
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    Again, you imply it's about ED. It's not about ED, it's about you as an individual, and how you can mock profit seekers and then go to the concept of a website specifically meant to generate an income.
     
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    I've read them all before.

    Now let me explain to you why ED is evolving.
    But first you must ask yourself.
    What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.What are these creatures? Cyberman.. they used to be like you once, they lived on a planet far far away, they used technology in every aspect of their lives, and eventually turned the burning light of their technology upon something about themselves, and removed it, something they felt held them back, now they suffer something of a superiority complex, they won't rest until every sentient being in the universe has been upgraded to be like them, made of steel and emotionless.
     
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    Not to mention these ideas are dumb. A furry spotting book? That's the fucking best you can come up with?
     
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    Last time I checked @ExplosiveDiareah didn't speak for me or anyone else (and I don't particularly think that many of his ideas in this regard are good ones at the moment). The last time @zaiger did talk about site finance he had this to say.

    People like @uberfukken, @Atomic_Joe, and many others help out once in a while when X doesn't quite meet Y (at least that's what I hear). But there's nothing wrong with trying to branch out to make the site and the forum more self-sustaining.
     
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