Everything2 ("E2") is a web-based pseudo-encyclopedia
written by its users. Although it has similarities to Wikipedia
and Urban Dictionary
, there are also major differences.
Its main strength- or weakness- is a lack of a clearly-defined purpose. It mixes factual articles with fiction, thoughts and opinions, humor
-E2 content. E2 has (or had) its own style.
Although still being added to today, E2 is long past its heyday
. Most articles were written between 1999
and now it's more like a snapshot of the time than a living thing.
When it comes to humor and personal writing, the community is definitely more indulgent towards established users. Perhaps this is why E2 has declined from when everyone was a newbie. Unless you want to write Wikipedia-lite, who wants to bother with the politics?