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A reminder of the rules of Fridge Brilliance:

This is a personal moment for the viewer, but follows the same rules as normal pages, meaning no first person or natter. If you start off with "This Troper", really, you have no excuse. We're going to hit you on the head.

This revelation can come from anywhere, even from this very page.

Also, this page is of a generally positive nature, and a Fridge Brilliance does not have to be Word of God. In fact, it usually isn't, and the viewer might be putting more thought into it than the creator ever did. This is not a place for personal commentary on another's remark or arguing without adding a Fridge Brilliance comment of your own.

  • Encyclopedia Dramatica is supposed to be obscene and highly offensive, but one can still be somewhat put off by the site, and all the contradictions (i.e. making fun of both or all sides of the same argument, or two opposing philosophies). The reason is so contradictory is that the whole site is a guidebook for trolls. Every article is a supply of fresh material for someone trolling on that subject, sometimes even going so far as to include tips on how to get the best reactions.
    • The trolls always seem to have creepily in-depth knowledge of who they're trolling, and why, for example, trolls on Something Awful end up being outed as closet furries. Sometimes, the only difference between the trolls and those who are trolled, is that the trolls are capable of making fun of themselves. (it also helped with a self-admitted furry saying nobody trolls furries like other furries) The people who are part of the community know its downsides the best, and know exactly what sets them off. Much information on ED comes from these people.
      • Case in point: LordKaT has admitted to helping edit his own entry, because he says he can troll himself better than any stranger ever could.
    • I remembered reading many complaints about how ED twists facts. However, I then remembered an old page I read once, and realized that ED does it because it's funny. ED is completely aware that there's plenty of furries who are just regular people with a weird sexual hangup, but who wants to read about those? Same thing with gay people, Aspies, women, any nationality that isn't white, and fans of pretty much any series on the wiki: Gushing About Shows You Like is dull and saccharine, but Complaining, on the other hand, is snarky and weird.
  • In this Let's Play series about The Sims 4, where the creator made Sims of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine characters, a Running Gag is that Gul Dukat keeps offering fruitcake, only for the good guys to turn it down because Everyone Hates Fruit Cakes. In the series proper, a recurring theme (sometimes played as a gag and sometimes not) was that there was a sauce called yamok sauce, that only Cardassians liked. Maybe fruitcake is the Sim-DS9 equivalent to yamok sauce.