Encyclopædia Dramatica (ED) used to be a satirical wiki that focused on Internet culture. It documented Internet-related drama and memes. The wiki was founded by "Girlvinyl" in 2004. Encyclopedia Dramatica also contained disturbing and offensive images and text for shock value, including racism, pornography, etc. Australian authorities threatened to prosecute its operators for racial vilification if they ever entered Australia.. The site closed down in April 2011,  and replaced by a new site Oh Internet, with much of the more extreme content (pornographic or racist) removed.
The wiki, however, has been revived through means of fans of the old site creating mirror sites. Several sites eventually merged into one. These were created by ED fans who were upset with the sanitized recreation the original creators replaced it with.
- ↑ ABC News Online, Dramatica owner refuses to remove 'racist' content, 18th March 2010
- ↑ Kim LaCapria, Encyclopedia Dramatica gone for good, The Inquisitr, 15th April 2011