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Root

(Some of these comments refer to RW1, a potted RW history can be found here.)

  • I help founded it...so maybe you could say...RationalWiki found me. tmtoulouse frustrate 16:13, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Trent (Tmtoulouse) invited me to RW 1.0 while I was frustrated over at Conservapedia and a few of us thought we were starting a little "sane people's club". It turns out there already was one here. humanUser talk:Human 16:14, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Read about it in a New Zealand blog which I have never been able to find again. Susan... miaow ... 16:23, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • By complete chance looking for random wikis-Shangrala 16:30, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Tmtoulouse invited my friend Helios to RW 1.0 who then told me about the site. - Icewedge 16:38, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • I don't remember. I may have been drinking. Actually, I wish i had kept some notes about that. I know it was pretty damn early. If anyone remember who sent me this way... I remember having a lot of fun creating mocking articles at RW 1.0.--PalMD-If it looks like a donut, eat it 18:57, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Was invited to RW 1.0 by some cabalist (Ames?) soon after the Night of the Blunt Knives. Totally denied my knowledge of the site to Andy, and stayed at CP for four months. --Ζωροάστρης 19:02, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Got invited to RW1 by tmtoulouse himself just after it was founded, if I recall correctly. I'd have to check my old mails, but I'm pretty sure it was him. --Sid 19:15, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Was invited by a sock of AmesG after handing Andy his ass on the Main Talk page, resulting in it being briefly shutdown. See the complete text on my user page. Stile4aly 20:09, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Invitation at RW1 inception from TM.--Bobbing up 04:43, 24 November 2007 (EST)
  • I think it was ColinR that invited me to RW1.0 April or May 2007. CЯacke®
  • After being labelled the first "terrorist" at CP, TK told me to "Go and join your friends at rationalwiki". So I did, but that was the first I'd heard of it. Genghis Khant 06:30, 24 November 2007 (EST)
  • I've lived through it all ~ I was there when Ken joined, and when he was sysopped. I remember TK's first brown-nosing edits. I remember Trent's brief reign as sysop, and my own hilarious yet ultimately failed (although much-supported... thanks guys!) run for sysop. I remember letting my invitation to RW1 languish in my inbox for a while, but I was there when we were "reported to the FBI." And I've been here ever since....-αmεσ (spy)
  • Found some "site that must not be named" talk at CP and used Google somehow.--Bayesupdate 04:42, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • Was invited to RW1.0 by Trent, before the Night of the Blunt Knives. airdish 15:11, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • I was welcomeded at CP by Leopeo, who was then banned (I think he's back on now)- he recommended RW while I was blocked for "breaking" the 90/10 rule (by, er, contributing to the debate pages. Go figure). At roughly the same time I was invited by SusanG on my Wikipedia talk page. not sure which came first. Totnesmartin 16:23, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • I emailed human through CP email, asking what the Cabal (there is no cabal) was, and he had Trent invite me to RW 1.0. ΓHammer and Sickle text gold.svgδλεσςΛιβεραλ 17:47, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • I honestly don't remember how I found it. But I'm glad I did. --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 08:49, 18 February 2008 (EST)
  • Don't know why I never posted on this page ... I was booted by TK in May '07, as part of the Night of Blunt Knives, because I enjoyed pointing out his lack of wiki-knowledge and general retardation. Jrssr5 09:51, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
  • (September) I found it on Wikipedia's article on Conservapedia (or its talk page, can't remember.) NightFlare 19:35, 23 December 2007 (EST)
  • One day hanging out in #conservapedia, a RationalWiki recruiter had a table set up with cookies. I like cookies. --Interiot 00:14, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Can't say as I really remember, but I'm in this timeframe. I think I was reading various articles on Wikipedia about right-wing this-or-thats and somehow got here. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah!
  • Colin and Trent sold their souls to me for a server. Phallus of Satan 22:48, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I started watching CP back during the initial blogrush started spreading around Andy's early crazy, and got hooked. I never did sign up for an account or sock, but I kinda got to be a fan of the antics of the actually intelligent people who bedevilled the site and generally argued rings around Andy, Ken and company. So in March '07 I sent a couple of messages just to say how much I appreciated the entertainment, and ended up invited to the original RW 1.0...two days before it was trashed in favour of RW 2.0. So I guess I was the last person to join before the whole thing went bye-bye. Still haven't made an account on CP, though, although TK occasionally seems to think I have. --Kels (talk) 14:22, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I first heard the name Rationalwiki from Karajou on Conservapedia's private mailing list (5/15/07). We previously refered to Rationalwiki 1.0 on the SDG as the "Icewedge cabal" (appears about 5/1/07). However, it was at Wikien-1 that I heard about the massive vandal attacks and Conservapedia from User:David Gerard. Rationalwiki was so effective even then at limiting Conservapedia's user base, registration was shut off and I could not create an account. So I contacted Roger Schlafly privately, whom I tag-teamed with earlier in Wikipedia, to request an account. Having just come from Wikipedia and experiencing Will Beback, SlimVirgin, Chip Berlet, and wp:User:Ruy Lopez's sockpuppets & meatpuppets, and watching what happened to my good friend Mongo (whom I secured the votes necessary to get him sysoped), and sharing my experiences with Danial Brandt at WikipediaReview, I thought Ratwikians (as we came to call them) were somewhat amatuerish and old school. Highly technically minded, but hopelessly simple & partisan in ideological outlook. nobsViva la Revolución! 02:45, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • A friend asked me to come help him with some info on an article AllonY (talk) 22:38, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

July 2007

  • Probably the Wikipedia article, which I looked at because of Lewis Black's Daily Show rant. Came for the goat, stayed for the... well, for the goat. Which we need more of. ThunderkatzHo! 06:58, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

December 2007

  • Found Conservapedia through Lewis Black on the Daily Show, Trolled around for a while and found the (LA Times?) Article that mentioned RW... Looked in, liked the crowd. SirChuckBCall the FBI 16:09, 10 December 2007 (EST)
  • I found Conservapedia from a post on Slashdot joking about the origins of Kangaroos. I've played some in their sandbox, but I'm happy that I found RW, where rational thought prevails. ALL HAIL THE RELIGION OF REASON! *laugh* I bet they'll have a field day with that... --Eira 02:00, 11 December 2007 (EST)
  • Found Conservapedia from Andrew Sullivan's blog, actually. Couldn't find it again later, googled it, and found this. Been here since. Researcher 19:54, 17 December 2007 (EST)
  • I came here via the Jon Swift blog post and the ensuing fallout. Kirkburn 13:57, 21 December 2007 (EST)
  • From the cp column. How I found that, I have no idea.-- Offeep 22:08, 29 December 2007 (EST)
  • Andy told me this was a very evil place full of wicked secular humanists promoting liberal deceit, and if I visited he would give me a spanking before his homeschooling class on Satanism and Intelligent Design. That's how I found it. Secret Squirrel 22:09, 29 December 2007 (EST)
  • I found it on Wikipedia. Where else? assume a=a 22:00, 29 December 2007 (EST)

January 2008

  • Previous user linked me. I get all his Wikipedia stuff secondhand! ^^' Assume a!=a 21:03, 4 January 2008 (EST)
  • Saw the website listed on CP in a fit of wandalism to recruit others, and I wouldn't have stayed if it weren't for the cute walking brain. <3 NorsemanWassail! 11:07, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Witnessed CP, made a few edits here and there...but so far, I perfer it here. Much better company. CodyH 20:10, 7 January 2008 (BST)
  • Some guy named Andrew Schlafly recommended. 8-) Jimaginator 14:49, 7 January 2008 (EST)
  • I was asked to take a look at CP by a friend (who is quite religious, but had been offended by the right-wing content of CP) to see if I could "help". But it proved pointless. Spica 05:48, 14 January 2008 (EST)

February 2008

  • Google. It was the second hit returned on a search for "Conservapedia" at the time. -Pretzel 05:15, 3 February 2008 (EST)
  • Somebody told me that this place was far, far better than Conservapedia. Barikada 00:48, 4 February 2008 (EST)
  • Found a link while reading teh Wikipedia article on Conservapedia for lulz. Googoogjoob 14:40, 7 February 2008 (EST)
  • Found my way here from a (short-lived!) entry on someone's Conservapedia talk-page, having stumbled into CP from its WP entry. I have started editing on CP - much more fun than Wikipedia. Gnusmas 17:16, 15 February 2008 (EST)
  • I found Conservapedia, and came here from from the CP wikipedia entry. I made some edits on CP and was banned for inserting random commas and claiming diamonds fuel liberalism (which seemed pretty logical over there) burnse
  • I was divinely directed here. I now do God's edits. --e|m|c [TALK] 17:43, 16 February 2008 (EST)
That was me - got an account now (-: Brianetta 20:05, 23 February 2008 (EST)
  • Recommended by a friend... Lost an entire (sundown to sun-up) night to happy reading. Figured I might as well see if I can chip in with some simple spelling/grammar corrections, too... so here I am ;) Adny 21:17, 21 February 2008 (EST)
  • Got here via a cite on Wikipedia. Stayed for the clam chowder. Rylon 02:04, 22 February 2008 (EST)
  • According to my earliest IP edit I have been here since February. I found it through a link on the Conservapedia page at Wikipedia. When I was frustrated by the stupidity I found at CP and went to WP to check for second that back in the real world people thought Conservapedia was as moronic as I did, then I found here and felt right at home. \approx\pi
  • Google search after the Lewis Black segment. I lurked for a while and finally joined because of an incident I found particularly troubling. Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 14:44, 15 November 2008 (EST)
  • Here be Mei. (From wikipedia) -- =w= 22:42, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

March 2008

  • Searching through Internet, I found Conservapedia. I looked at a few articles and was appalled. Personally, I thought their positions were ridiculous. I found a link to this site from Wikipedia. Fred Lu March 01, 2008
  • Can't remember. Probably had too much Jack Daniels floating around in the system. Will learn to use wiki code eventually... Armondikov 19:28, 09 March 2008 (GMT)
  • Read about Conservapedia and Creation Wiki on Wikipedia. Than I learned about Rational Wiki. Saved me from insanity. Ekulwyo 18:57, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Probabally should have signed in for this, but bleah. I found this wiki from a brief mention on Wikipedia. Javascap Sometime of day, 13 March, 2008
  • google searched my name "Ryan" and it came up with User:Ryan. i looked round here a bit then stayed --RyanB 06:14, 14 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I read about this site on Wikipedia. I have taken a look at Conservapedia and I feel pity for those people. They tend to forget that there are other people. Meursault2004 06:50, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
  • from scienceblogs denialism to white coat underground to here (I liked the brain logo)--Warty 07:33, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Found a link on WP and followed it here. Interesting but ... --BostonTeaParty 11:16, 29 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Through mutual acquaintances. LB 10:30, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I can't actually remember to be honest. I had a couple of socks here for brief periods. I think god told me. AceMcWicked 05:25, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Here there be Lyra Belaqua [sic]. Found CP through Lewis Black on the Daily Show, then Liberapedia, then RW. Picon small.pngLiquid Blue 05:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

April 2008

  • I honestly don't remember how I found it. I was browsing the internets in a semi-drunken state and I happened upon it. 69.109.120.216 02:45, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
  • I met a guy on a blind date who told me about it. Never saw him again (he was way too ugly).  Lily Ta, wack! 14:22, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
  • I was referred here from The Panda's Thumb section regarding the film "Expelled", glad I found it!Wikinow2008 02:51, 29 April 2008 (EDT)

May 2008

  • I was reading "Just one more note on Expelled" by PalMD on denialism blog earlier today, and there was a link to this wonderful site. ---TheNerd 17:15 1 May 2008 (EDT)
  • Someone told me about conservapedia.com, and when I had stopped laughing, I researched a bit. And here I am... — Unsigned, by: 77.185.92.234 / talk / contribs
  • Stumbled across Conservapedia after reading some excellent articles about it by ...oh I forget now... on www.smirkingchimp.com, about how sinister it was (Hitler was a liberal, and Pinochet died to make China British, or something). That led me to RW, which I've been happily following for months now, but finally decided it was time I dipped my toe in. I've been active on Conservapedia too, periodically. Mostly fighting the good fight on the Dawkins page. He really is a professor, you know. Charles SubLunar (mr) 18:37, 14 May 2008 (EDT)
  • I lurked at Uncyclopedia for a while, and their Conservapedia article led me to that travesty but also led me here. Lurked here for a while, now it's time I actually do some work *sigh*. Cranial Suppositorypull your head out of your ass 15:50, 16 May 2008 (EDT)
  • From a link on richarddawkins.net/forum... enjoy sanity and reason? You should come joing us! randomblink 11:14, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

June 2008

  • I was looking for goat porn and Google listed this place as #1. I am still looking for good goat porn...--TimS 15:52, 3 June 2008 (EDT)
  • I read a Register.co.uk article about Conservapedia which mentions RationalWiki. I also have a track record of visiting different websites since around late-1995, such as HotBot. UnopposedToThumbs
  • I found it via the 'Lenski affair'. Schlafly's stupidity was linked on the SomethingAwful forums, and it was pretty much follow the bouncing ball from there. Starshark
  • I heard about Conservapedia and spent about 3 days reading it and laughing hysterically. That lead me here and I've been reading RationalWiki since it's inception and check and vote on the WIGO pages all the time. Jim Rational 02:11, 11 June 2008 (EDT)

July 2008

  • That dude with the E. coli and his letters to Conservapedia. Daecon 01:30, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
  • StumbledUpon the page about the Lenski affair --Ruffnekk 11:01, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Skeptics Guide to the Universe > Pharyngula Lenski affair > Conservapedia Lenski affair > Wikipedia > Rationalwiki --Jaxe 09:15, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Trent's Mom gave me the address at lunch last Saturday. CharlotteAZ 12:53, 8 July 2008 (EDT)CharlotteAZ
  • I wanted to refute the creationists' "white hole theory". Google led me here. --JoJo 17:01, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
  • I found it through Liberapedia. --Dagoth Ur, Mad God 06:20, 17 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Read about it in Wikipedia's Conservapedia article. 122.105.217.62 07:03, 23 July 2008 (EDT)
  • From a blogpost on denialism. It helps make life in this redneck of the woods bearable70.245.187.12 21:53, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
  • In the bottom of a cornflakes packet. I nearly ate it. Weirdbeard 04:10, 5 August 2008 (EDT)
  • My roommate was all into this site, and after reading some of the articles I signed up. I'd never even heard of CP at the time. Aboriginal Noise What the hell is that thing? 18:40, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

August 2008

  • From a link about Lenski on Richard Dawkins site.--Rupert 17:06, 1 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Discovered Conservapedia through a comment on a Wikipedia talk page. Amusemement soon turned to horror. Discovered RationalWiki through Wikipedia's entry on Conservapedia. Weaseloid 12:16, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Mentioned by a commentator on Pharyngula blog so here I amJwthomas 00:27, 24 August 2008 (EDT)fyreflye

September 2008

  • PZ Meyers' blog, I think. Might've been StumbleUpon. --Purple George!YossieSpring in Fialta 22:12, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
  • StumbledUpon Lenski dialog. Fell in love with website when I saw WIGOCP. MIP 23:51, 3 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Chance encounter with a hilarious website called "Republican Faith Chat" http://baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com/important-site-news/ and read that RationalWiki is "going to hell" hahaha. What non-sense dribble Christians spew. I love RationalWiki!
  • 'twas whispered to me in fearful tones, as part of my initiation into the last Cabal of the Temple of the Illuminati, of which none may speak on pain of their ultimate punishment: No Biscuits At Coffee Break. Insert Name Here 12:10, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I discovered RW over a year ago. Wow. Too bad I wasn't active. I believe I found RW using Google, and the first page I found was WIGO:CP. --Zelandoni 23:16, 11 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Found it om JREF forum.62.251.102.185 05:20, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I gots banned from Conservapedia, for lulzing, so I came here. --Capercorn FLAME! what? 22:04, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I got caught teabagging Phyllis Schlafly by Andy at a prayer breakfast with the homeshoolees and was subsequently banned from Conservapedia despite impeccable Conservative contributions. I've been stalking WIGOCP for awhile now. Teabag 06:52, 27 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I discovered Conservapedia after hearing Andy pitch it on a local Seattle radio talk show and contributed 324 edits in the first two weeks of April 2007. I even earned "Edit of the Week". Then I was invited to the Rationalpedia, and I did quite a few edits there, and even attended the IRC channel associated with that place. Ed Poor somehow wormed his way into the IRC channel associated with that wiki, and started throwing his weight around, and kicked me from that channel. I discovered RationalWiki after checking up on CP via WP. RatWiki was only about three months old at the time.Teresita 02:50, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I was banned from conservapedia for suggesting that it might be full of propaganda and deception. I looked up CP on WP and ended up here to vent. Bingosherlock 16:58, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I joined awhile back, and am on and off a lot. But, I joined after reading about CP on Andrew Sullivan's blog, and when I went to look up CP again, the highest link on Google was RW. Looked around, liked it, stayed on for a bit. Now, I'm here and gone a lot. Researcher 19:37, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I came here from WP's article on CP, and lurked for a while (I can't remember how long). God only knows how I ended up there. Cubic evil Hoover! 20:33, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

October 2008

  • I was just googling Poe's Law, and found this delicious home of sanity InaVegt 19:02, 15 October 2008 (EDT)
  • To be honest, I have no idea, although it could have been via the CP Wikipedia page. I've been laughing at CP for a while, but never editing. Linkthewindow 04:53, 17 October 2008 (EDT)
  • The Grauniad, I think. Yes, after a bit of fact-checking, this piece lead to CP where I watched and laughed for a couple of months, and did the same at RW, then I created accounts at both within a few days of each other.--Stunteddwarf Jabba de Chops 19:21, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

November 2008

  • It was listed in Wikipedia's article on CPTheemperor 22:10, 17 November 2008 (EST)
  • Same. Bluefish 17:23, 21 November 2008 (EST)
  • I was browsing Uncyclopedia for lulz, when I came across their article on Conservapedia. I checked out the equivalent article on Wikipedia, which led me to this site. -RedbackG'day 14:08, 22 November 2008 (EST)
  • Found it through a link on Fark[1], in a reference to Poe's law. (Damn, everytime I go online, seems like there's a new something-wiki. . . . — Unsigned, by: 70.149.182.200 / talk / contribs
  • Through Google - I think I searched for "Conservapedia Bugler".--Kriss AkabusiAAAAWOOOOGAAAR!!1 05:00, 19 December 2008 (EST)
  • Saw it mentioned as an anti CP site on wikipedia. EternalCritic 17:30, 13 March 2009 (EDT)
  • searched Conservapedia. Never knew I'd find this. Great site. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorfeline fanatic 21:21, 3 January 2009 (EST)
  • Googled something about CP, or possibly the WP CP article. EddyP (talk) 16:48, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Reading Wikipedia, I followed the chain "Criticism of Wikipedia" → "Conservapedia" → "RationalWiki" (eventually; I was using cp:Template:Mainpageright as a wingnut news-feed as early as 2007). I made a number of anonymous edits before Bob invited me to join, which I did. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:54, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

December 2008

  • The E. Coli chap who gave Brother Assfly and the Conservapedos such grief with his wonderful letters. Matty the Damned 03:03, 19 December 2008 (EST)
  • Someone emailed me a link here on the first day I signed up for CP. FernoKlumpMr. Assfly! Don't forget about this petition!] 01:50, 23 December 2008 (EST)
  • A friend prefaced his rant with "you won't believe this shit," and somewhere along the way "Conservapedia" was thrown in the mix. Checked out Conservapedia, indeed could not believe that shit, and went on scooting around Wikipedia for further info. Stumbled across RationalWiki as a result. A.Ha 21:29, 23 December 2008 (EST)
  • Followed a link to Poe's Law from the JREF forum - as I suspect many do. Worm(t | c) 08:52, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

January 2009

  • After discovering Conservapedia, a Google search for 'liberal encyclopedia' somehow brought me here. Upon reading the Guide for the Newly Deconverted, I was hooked. Zaku 07:54, 4 January 2009 (EST)
  • Shortly after the foundation of RW2 - but I can't remember the link.--False Flag 09:33, 4 January 2009 (EST)
    • I hit "reload" 37 times until it came back! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:02, 7 January 2009 (EST)
  • Found this place a while back from the Encyclopedia Dramatica entries on Conservapedia/Andy Schlafly, liked what I saw, and finally decided to join up.
  • I found it after googling something like (Conservapedia) AND (idiots). Perhaps it might have been "Schlafly is an idiot". I can't remember exactly but I'm sure you get the idea. JoeDuffy 05:20, 27 January 2009 (EST)
  • Conservapedia came up in my A-Level Politics classes three years ago, and it was only a matter of time before I found out about RW. Finally decided to create an account this month.KlapauciusEsteemed Constructor 10:42, 27 January 2009 (EST)
  • After coming across Conservapedia, I decided to do some research on Wikipedia to find out what kind of..."people" would bring that mutant wiki-offspring into being. The Wikipedia article on Conservapedia mentioned a counterwiki called RationalWiki, as well as a small and very intriguing origin story. ~Ttony21(talk, contribs) 13:15, 28 January 2009 (EST)
  • In a fit of online boredom, I was browsing FSTDT and came across a quote from Conservapedia. Being the naturally inquisitive person I am, I looked up Conservapedia on Wikipedia, and then found here. brielle 02:34, 29 January 2009 (EST)
  • I was looking for Conservapedia laughs when I stumbled upon the "guide to the newly deconverted." I joined up almost immediately.JSLeitch 12:38, 1 February 2009 (EST)

February 2009

  • I think i came across Conservapedia through a link on Twitter. After reading some of the articles on there just made me want to smash all of their heads in with a fossil. I'm afraid right wing christian insanity makes me furious. I am studying geology at the moment so their "Age of the Earth" BS entry tipped me over the edge. Being worried that the rubbish and lies was going unquestioned while searching I came across rationalwiki. Dread to think of the consequences of impressionable children reading their lies and misinformation. 12:01, 8 February 2009 (EST) AngryDarwin
  • I'm fresh off the boat from Uncyclopedia. Fuck this wiki. At least ours is about something. (I'm reading some essays now, and liking them. I may make an account, I may just keep reading.) 173.79.3.121 17:43, 24 February 2009 (EST)
  • I heard about Conservapedia from the Wikipedia IRC channels. I then searched for the site to see what it was about. I peeked in and was horrified by their blatent lies. I went back to the Google results and in the results this website caught my eye.--Ipatrol 22:22, 22 April 2009 (EDT)

March 2009

April 2009

  • PZ - PalMD - here! (but with a lot of lurking)Silvermute 07:09, 5 April 2009 (EDT)
  • RW found me! In June '07 I called a certain Andrew Schafly an "Utter Idiot" and somehow wasn't shot on the spot. I did however find an invitation to join RW on my talkpage doorstep. It lasted about 14 seconds before disappearing, but I began lurking here then. AlanE 20:30, 20 April 2009 (EDT)
  • Someone posted the (in)famous Youtube-Banana-vid on a Dutch atheist site (www.godvoordommen.nl). I dropped the expression 'Poe's Law' and looked for a good explanation via the Ixquick search engine. Well, here I am! Rette-que-tette 15:39, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Rette-que-tette
  • While reading Wikipedia's article about Conservapedia... "Several editors, including Lipson, started another website, RationalWiki." SJ Debaser 14:49, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

May 2009

  • Recently my non-AP History class (it is very common for people with any ambition at all to enroll in AP classes at my school, whether they are capable or not) had a 'debate' on evolution and my somewhat-intelligent-yet-total-wussy teacher decided that every viewpoint was equally valid, including a lot of the ID stuff some chick was spewing. Then one of my best friends (very intelligent yet woefully ignorant Christian) starts talking about how he believes the universe was created in 8 days (whatever happened to 6?!?! 'Good point,' was his response when I pointed this out) and when I start presenting him with arguments to the contrary he says he'd rather not think about it. He even thinks his viewpoint is more logical. Needless to say, I went straight to somewhere where I might find a group of anybody resembling rational people. The name RationalWiki suggested itself. Clepper 14:05, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
  • On my userpage on another wiki, I was creating a link in the style of Uncyclopedia, where it links to something related to, but not the same as, the link text. I decided to make the word "ridiculous" link to the Wikipedia article about "Conservapedia", and it was on that article that I read about this wiki (in the context of its opposition to Conservapedia). -- Sorceror Nobody 18:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Ace told me too, and he scares me. But the site gives me many a laugh and something to do at work.....instead of work. Rad McCool 07:18, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

June 2009

  • stumbleupon [2] --Scamp 18:25, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I was reading a Cracked article about bastardizations of Wikipedia, which of course had Conservipedia, which lead to Liberalpedia's article on it, which led here. Zeus 20:27, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

July 2009

  • RationalWiki had my baby. Web (talk) 04:13, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Told by a friend after laughing at Conservapedia for a day. This was the first page I found. 130.216.53.228 22:53, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Looked up "abortion" and "homosexuality" on Google while bored with a philosophy paper. The latter lead to Conservapedia, which was hilarious to no end. Eventually I searched for "Conservapedia" and found RationalWiki. ~ Kupochama[1][2] 21:26, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Found it a while back (6-9 months) through a link on Liberapedia. Which I in turn found through Uncyclopedia.Cade Skywalker (talk) 20:53, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

August 2009

  • I kept seeing all the references to a "Vandal Site" on CP, did some research and found all you guys! Still trying to make up my mind whether you're actually serious or not, but anything that takes the piss out of CP as much as you do can't be all bad. SuspectedReplicant (talk) 17:44, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

September 2009

  • Heard about CP via Lewis Black on Daily Show, typed "Is Conservapedia a joke?" into Google afterwards and found this site. Unfortunately discovered it was not a joke :(... Ren (talk) 01:56, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I was reading Conservapedia for the lulz, and some of my Google searches pointed me towards RW. I can't recall the landing article, but it would have been one of the Conservapedia articles.--Concernedresident 16:34, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I searched Google for information about the Lenski affair. I had read about it in Richard Dawkins' new book The Greatest Show on Earth. Previously I had thought that Conservapedia was merely a somewhat conservatively biased site (a bit like Fox News perhaps). But now I can see that it's a full-blown creationist site and an intellectual black hole. Danish 09:04, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I was shopping for a book on amazon.com, when by pure chance i stumbled upon a heated argument re: the Lensky e.coli paper. One author mused that another author 'possibly has ties to Conservapedia' - which was the first time i ever heard about that site. Took it for a parody at first, btw - and had quite a good time sampling all that seemingly delectable, subtle humour over there. Well - one link led to another, and eventually this page was mentioned somewhere.
  • Probably from WP's CP page. Lost in the fogs of alcohol. CS Miller 20:12, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I found a wiki about Harry Potter, that led me to Wiki and Wikia led me to Uncyclopedia, Uncyclopedia led me to Conservapedia. I had never imagined that something so insane could exist, I searched for some extra information and soon I found Rationalwiki... --Earthland (talk) 21:21, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

October 2009

  • I was doing research on logical fallacies a while back, and was hooked. (An Anonymous Coward)

November 2009

  • I was laughing at Conservapedia, and realized lots were laughing along with me. PhillipA 06:15, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I think I was searching for ID (which I believe) and found this site mocking it. That kind of pissed me off, but then I read the rest of it. I lurked for am while, but finally created an account. At this point I'm trying to figure out whether this site has more bias than CP. Lilfut
  • Turned left at Greenland? Okay, no, really, the truth is I have no idea. I've been lurking here (moar?) since Einstein and Hammurabi went disco-dancing. Only recently have I been sufficiently inspired (read "bored") to make any mischief. I expect to be banned any second now for a 99-44/100ths violation or whatever it's called. --12.17.54.50 00:49, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Stumbled onto christwire.org and found myself deep inside a case of what I now know as Poe's Law (which as hit #1 on google for "Poe's Law" became my landing page here).
  • William Dembski linked to an article on his Search for Search paper at Uncommon Descent and I clicked on it! Dvunkannon 02:33, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Was a "fan" of the "history" "lectures" at Conservapedia a while back, but never delved any deeper into the site. Then the Bible Project brought me back to that great site and discovered the total insanity that it is. Googled the owner of that site and found this place. Lots of fun. Internetmoniker 13:28, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
  • A commenter on Wonkette made reference to "Poe's Law", which I hadn't heard of, and when I Googled it, one of the responses was Rational Wiki, so here I am.Trigley 22:38, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I found this site in the search results of a search engine. I then clicked the link to find out more. I was a science major, so I think I have this site’s point of view. The first page I found was the main page. Chuck marean jr 07:00, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I spent hours banning idiot trolls from this place over at CP, it would've been harder not to find it. --TheRealMarkGall 14:13, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I found the articles on Scientology and Muhammad here to be better than those on CP, and it seemed easier to join here.
    :-D
    Civic Cat 20:11, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I noted that neither SourceWatch nor Wikipedia had a page on the Gish Gallop, and someone clued me into RationalWiki.
  • Trent recommended that I drill a 3/8" hole in my skull to relieve the pressure causing my headaches, thanks Trent! Nuckkin Futz 16:31, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I followed a link from RationaWikiWikiWikisWiki[3] to RationalWikiWikiWiki, which had a link to RationalWikiWiki, and from there I drilled down to an even lower level wiki called RationalWiki.

December 2009

  • I found this site a little while ago by following a link on Uncyclopedia.
  • I found my way here after somehow stumbling upon Conservapedia. I have no idea how I came across that storehouse of ignorance, but it changed the way I look at things now. My faith in the human race has suffered. TKEtoolshed (talk) 04:29, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Not sure how I got here. Probably from a link on RichardDawkins.net. I found Conservapedia from Fundies Say the Darndest Things, so it's possible I found this place from there. Anyways, great find. PardreObe (talk) 07:28, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I found out about RW from the Wikipedia article about Conservapedia. Stanley Moon (talk) 02:55, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I, too, found out about RW from the Wikipedia article about Conservapedia. MarcDLS (talk) 14:40, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Used to write implausible phylogenies about animals that don't exist at CreationWiki. Heard about Conservapedia on the Colbert Show. Found RW after I googled some of these morons (Jpatt, Karajou, JacobB, Aschlafly) to figure out if CP is for real. I'm still not sure. Chest Rockwell (talk) 16:12, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I learned of RW from Wikisource, not long after learning of Conservapedia the same way: through the Lenski dialog published on WS. I enjoy copyright problem-solving, and I am still scratching my head over the "freeness" of Conservapedia:Copyright, which to me says, in essence, "everything on here is absolutely free--until we decide it isn't." Except for revocability, the license is quite, well, liberal. --LarryGilbert (talk) 18:45, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • During a search for al-med information and issues Citizen Deux (talk) 20:19, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Tvtropes! Former Neocon(that lasted about 3 months after I got unmonitored internet access) who unfortunately lives in Louisiana. Read the site, liked it. -User:Tyrannis 05:05, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

January 2010

  • Honestly, I cannot remember. Was briefly on CP before I came here though, so that's probably how I ended up lurking, many months ago. Decided to register at last no idea why. We'll see where it goes. - H. Randolph Twist (talk) 00:01, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I was looking on list of wikis on wikipedia, and i found this and Conservapedia. בכסווושלמ 03:37, 5 January 2010(UTC).
  • I found RW while looking for info on Andy Schalfy a while back, and just now got around to creating a user account! StealthBadger (talk) 21:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I was so terribly entertained by Conservapedia that I ended up here upon further research. ScientificRigor (talk) 01:25, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia pointed me to Uncyclopedia, Uncyclopedia pointed me to Conservapedia. Then i read an article on wikipedia aboud conservapedia and there was a link to RationalWiki on Wikipedia. Mr.Orange (talk) 12:36, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I Googled Venomfangx and found his info here. Lonius (talk) 21:26, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I am somewhat of a techno peasant and am trying to figure out the new social media. I just finished reading Wikinomics and am excited about the whole idea of collaboration for my website. I googled "criticism of myers-briggs" and wound up here. I wanted to see how it all worked. Davewood9 (talk) 01:21, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I, err, followed the tumbleweed out of the desert, and to the main page of RationalWiki.--𐄡 (talk) 21:12, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Mentioned by User:Android in the League of Reason IRC chat. I decided to check it out. rfranknj (talk) 07:15, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

February 2010

  • I am addicted to Conservapedia, and any google such for that site also brings up RW links as well. PrincipalScudworth (talk) 15:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
  • I searched conservapedia on Google and found this. I am glad I did!!!! Tommy0210 (talk) 23:24, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

March 2010

  • User:SRQ girl told me about it on a private irc. She found it when looking for Wiki sites to troll and fell in love with one of the users here. Brianna (talk) 00:10, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I found it a bit dull BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!--Radioactive PIzza (talk) 22:02, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Was looking for a place on the Internet that debunked pseudoscience. --Stilldeciding (talk) 03:25, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I found it through looking up opposition to Conservapedia. BorgesetKafka (talk) 23:01, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

April 2010

  • I followed a link here. I think it was from IssuePedia. Fyrius (talk) 08:06, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Googled poe's law. Pacodog (talk) 23:22, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I was surfing Uncyclopedia and somehow ended up on their entry about Conservapedia. Curiosity brought me to your page on them, naturally. — Unsigned, by: 86.168.11.169 / talk / contribs 18:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The link from User:David Gerard's Wikipedia user page. Ro Thorpe (talk) 23:30, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Discovered this site through a TVTropes link to the Lenski Affair. Rodlen (talk) 23:33, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Found it on /b/ someone wrote "if 50 people vandalize this site I will show more skin". 64.255.180.67 (talk) 17:14, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Facebook DirectLink — Unsigned, by: 70.45.118.110 / talk / contribs
  • I have been lurking here for a while, decided to make an account to comment on the lolz @ CP.SlayDogg (talk) 16:50, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

May 2010

  • StumbleUpon, on a dreary night of yore.Enviroby (talk) 07:44, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Sigma 7's userpage on Wikipedia. Moydow (talk) 18:18, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Went to check what wikipedia has to say on conservapedia, and thre it was, rationalwiki. Roberto.sallier (talk) 14:12, 4 May 2010 (UTC)roberto.sallier
  • I think i found the Dawkins article when googling the supposed "stumping" question. Lacrimosus (talk) 05:13, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I started reading CP for laughs about a month ago. Then I found rationalwiki through a google search for CP.Mr. Swift (talk) 00:11, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia article on conservapedia --Slugboy (talk) 04:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Via Google query "shoo tag" DewiMorgan (talk) 10:39, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Like a lot of people above, I found it from looking up stuff on Conservapedia, but stayed for the conspiracy and pseudoscience articles. Ozznova (talk) 09:04, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I followed a link from an entry on PZ Myers' blog "Pharyngula" to the article here titled "Lenski_affair". Myers was congratulating Lenski on his experiment reaching the milestone of 50,000 generations.DancingHorses (talk) 02:21, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I've been chasing down some scammers that sell a thing called ShooTag and it lead me here. I'll update the appropriate entry with my findings. User: anaglyph talk

June 2010

  • Well.... I stumbled across Conservapedia, not aware of what it was. I saw a couple (too wildly understate it) errors in the Barack Obama article. I registered, tried to correct the "birth name" on the article, pointing out on the talk page that Soetoro cannot possibly be Obama's birth name, considering that his mother didnt marry Mr. Soetoro until several years after he was born. Lo and behold the honorable TK blocked me for Liberal trolling or some such nonsense. I went to WP to figure out what CP was all about, and found my way here. :D DenaChemistry (talk) 04:12, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The Wikipedia entry on Conservapedia led me here (link About in footnote 63). Since RationalWiki on Wikipedia redirected to RationalWiki's section of the Conservapedia article, I linked the first prose mention of RationalWiki to the Main Page.   — Jeff G. ツ 06:24, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I found this site a month or so ago, whilst laughing at creationists. I know it's not their fault that they were dropped on their heads and kicked around the room at birth, but I can be cruel sometimes. (Young_Earth_Creationism) JonnoHurl Abuse Here 00:59, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I was on TVTropes and read about Conservapedia, then went to the RW page, and then came here. InsaneBookBadger (unleash the badger) 02:50, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I somehow got to the TVTrope page on Conservapedia, then went to the RW page and followed the link here. Just like the guy above me i guess. BDota (talk) 14:44, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I really don't remember. I think someone linked to a logical fallacy article from a site I frequent, like Kotaku or something. I've been unable to leave since then. My wife is getting pissed at me for spending more time editing RW than talking to her. Quaru (talk) 15:32, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Been here for some time actually, stumbled here via fundies say the darndest things and stuck around. I've contributed once or twice but anon and finally decided to register. Oldusgitus (talk) 12:01, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

July 2010

  • SusanG invited me to vandalize this website. --Idiot number 59 (talk) 14:53, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I was browsing through some outside views of Conservapedia (Unencyclopedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and other trustworthy and reliable sites of similar nature), and stumbled across RW. ~SuperHamster Talk 22:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Liberalpedia. I'll admit to lurking for a few months before signing up. --Thunderstruck (talk) 21:32, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled something about Conservapedia and found you guys, great job! 116.71.173.181 (talk) 04:34, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I did a google search (illuminati conspiracy) which led me home to rationalwiki.com u.d. Bensali (talk) 16:20, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia. I was stalking a facist, cheerleader-hating CONservapedian when I saw people talking about it on WP:Talk:Conservapedia. Ex-Troll Cheerleader (talk) 16:29, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Via google by way of Conservapedia. I seem to be obessed with seeing what various nutjobs think of my ilk.--AMassiveGay (talk) 21:31, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
  • A friend is a 'crat Him (talk) 19:45, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I followed a link on FSTDT a few months ago, and have been entertained ever since. -1=e 02:58, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

August 2010

  • I went to the Conservapedia article on Wikipedia, and it talked about this wiki. -User:Mectrixctic
  • A friend shared this image Internet_argument and I looked for the article source. -User:Feralbeagle
  • Could not remember the name of Poe's Law, so I typed relevant terms into Google until RationalWiki popped up. Quantheory (talk) 23:46, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I was browsing uncyclopedia one day and a came across a political site called liberapedia, I browsed there for a while before finding this place. --Sir Onion Kneel before my vegetable might! 00:32, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  • A link to the Citizendium article by User:David Gerard on the Wiki foundation-l mailing lists - of all places. Peter Damian (talk) 14:23, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
  • After browsing Conservapedia for lulz, I googled Rational Wiki to try to find an opposite viewpoint that I could agree with!

September 2010

  • I found this site at Wikiindex, which I discovered through a Google search. --Gabe (talk) 11:05, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Just by surfing forward from a comment thread in Pharyngula. JHM (talk) 16:23, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Not entirely sure. I think I was Google-ing for a rebuttal to a claim on Conservapedia. reichhol (talk) 16:25, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Somebody was talking about it in the pub. WSC (talk) 22:23, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Linked from Wikipedia's article on Conserva(crap)apedia. Orion3T 22:03, 22 September 2010 (BST)
  • To show I am a person of integrity, I will reveal that I have previously registered here under the name "PardreObe". I reregisted as I have noticed that this is nearly (and would be if I had spelled "Padre" correctly) an anagram of "Pedobear" a web character with which I'd rather not be associated. This would explain some odd comments I received when I used that name, including someone calling for me to be banned. It was meant to be a vague reference to the Stars Wars character and I would not have used it if I'd noticed the near-anagram. I hope I will be allowed to use this name and the other username can be deleted. Tx. OldCoppernose (talk) 03:32, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Googled "vaccination hysteria", feels lucky here. What's with the four tildas? 151.56.180.141 (talk) 23:36, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Wanted to see if Thunderf00t had a Wikipedia page! --LOL Foliver LOL
  • Was surfing the topic of currents in the Bosporus and happened on an article about the Flood Myth. I find it heartening to find some light of rationalism in these Dark Ages of information overload. 216.99.218.100 (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

October 2010

  • I googled Conservapedia, saw the part about Rationalwiki, and I've been following this site for about a year now. I'm glad I finally decided to sign up! Churro (talk) 09:23, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki's TV Tropes page and just couldn't resist. Flametail von Karma (talk) 20:46, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

November 2010

  • Found RW when linked to the Lunar Bukkake Theory by an atheist/Satanist friend of mine on a Bible page on Facebook. InconspicuousBarrel (talk)
  • I am fairly active on Citizendium and found RW because of discussions there. Pashley (talk) 12:55, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled evolution as a result of Nova broadcast on same, believe evolution rational but prefer people who don't.Gsb63 (talk) 00:21, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I came across Conservapedia by chance, and, insanely, decided that I wanted to take polite issue with its characterisation (on anti-feminist grounds) of Gone With the Wind as a conservative film. I created an account, and was blocked almost immediately by TK for no readily apparent reason. "Bye" was all he wrote. Despite this apparently quite common discourtesy, I remained obsessed with the site and its multifarious absurdities (New Conservative Words, the Bible Project, and Aschlafly's "history lectures" are especial favourites) so you will appreciate how delighted I was to discover RationalWiki, though I regret to say that I no longer remember precisely how this came about. The amount of time I have frittered away flitting between the two sites does not bear thinking about. Tylersboy (talk) 11:22, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
  • It was linked to by the front page of FSTDT. I've known about it for about a year but I was too lazy to make an account until now. Satosi (talk) 19:09, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

December 2010

  • After a now inexplicable multi-day obsession with Alex Jones, I found RationalWiki as the first result for a Google search for the terms Project Blue Beam. Reading the article for .34 seconds was enough to snap me out of the trance that my first ever exposure to conspiracy theory ramblings put me in. Thanks, yall! Kahman95 (talk) 18:29, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Someone emailed me the address for this site on my Conservapedia account. Wow. N (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Spent ages laughing at Conservapedia at school and then found this place. Pegasus (talk) 18 December 2010
  • My AP World History teacher showed my class this website, specifically the Dick Cheney page. Information on the Sith Lord was surprisingly accurate. HungryHypocrite (talk) 20:54, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
  • My friend told me he had just found a website constituting as proof for Einsteins' Theorem of Intellectual Relativity: "The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." He then told me it's web address: www.conservapedia.com; i took one look and was overwhelmed by the stupidity, so i googled "Conservapedia nutjobs," and Rationalwiki was the first link that came up. I've been hooked ever since.--Lairju1 (talk) 18:46, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I too discovered RationalWiki by Googling "Project Blue Beam". Instantly fell in love with this site. - VezzyRattlehead (talk) 14:11, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled Peter Hendrickson Bobhurt (talk) 21:15, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I searched "EvolutionWiki"--Bertran (talk) 12:20, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

January 2011

  • This guy eventually dragged me here. Mr. Berty talk~stalk 11:00, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I looked down into my toilet bowl... and there you all were! --Idiot number 59 (talk) 17:30, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Don't recall to be honest. I think I followed a link in a comment from a website to here -- EWildman (talk) 19:40, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Another one from FSTDT - I've been a long time lurker here though Battlescar (talk) 21:38, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I stumbled across RW a while ago, I don't remember when... I was kind of building up this thing with atheism, which lead me to naturalism/rationalism and I think a blog I was keeping up on referred to the site. What RW's helped me to realize is being "rational" has nothing to do with what pretensions I hold or whose side I'm on. I hope that's gone toward making me a better person. Aphoxema (talk) 21:54, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
  • To make a long story short; I first arrived a day or two ago. I don't remember exactly what page it was, but somewhere on TV Tropes they mentioned RW. I looked at their article on it, then came here. Gameboy (talk) 03:37, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
  • PZ Myers mentioned Poe's law in a blog post, and naturally, like most other things I've never heard about, I googled it. NVSBL (talk) 20:48, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Well, after reading Conservapedia for a good year or so, I noticed the CP page here on a yahoo search and clicked. --Mikalos209 (talk) 15:43, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

February 2011

  • I was looking around the web when in Wikipedia I found about the Creationism vs Evolution Theory debate. One of the links brought me here, and I discovered that this Wiki was both hilarious and serious. I once also checked on Conservapedia and I saw that it was hilariously bad. I study Physics, so I think this is probably one of the places I can contribute most. RationalSpanish (talk) 19:50, 3 February 2011 (UTC+1)
  • I've known about this site since last year, but decided to join just now. I learned about Conservapedia through Uncyclopedia, tried to laugh at it, looked it up on Wikipedia, then found Rationalwiki. So I've been jumping around here and there. JabberwockDownTheHole ( talk) 20:48 6 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Actually been a reader for long time. Initially found through link on The Blasphemer's Bible site. Can't say what my fav article is. Grim
  • I operated a user account on Conservapedia for a while, and somewhere along the line I found Rationalwiki through the connection, so to speak, between the sites. I've been reading RW for years now, though, and finally got around to creating an account. αTalk 13:04, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Found this site via TVTropes. The Lenski Affair also lead me here as well.--Seiryuu (talk) 01:39, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I did a Web search concerning Conservapedia and found Conservapedia:Best of Conservapedia. ... of liberals? (talk) 19:02, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was through a link to the Encyclopedia of American Loons which someone posted on one of the Scienceblogs. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 19:43, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
  • If I remember rightly, I found about it by reading Citizendium forums. --Analytikone (talk) 02:10, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Found it on Wikipedia when reading about Conservapedia. Rationalize (talk) 01:10, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Bought The Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins, which mentions the Lenski experiment, and the name Andrew Schlafly. So I looked him up in Wikipedia, redirected me to the Conservapedia page, where it mentions RationalWiki. The rest, as they say, is history. Danoso (talk) 07:20, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I honestly don't remember. Long-time lurker; first-time poster. MadameHardy (talk) 05:41, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  • My friend who knew what I worked on sent me a book by Denyse O'Leary titled By Design or by Chance? I read it and wanting to advise the author on her problems I typed author's name into google and this way I found myself in RW, noting that contrary to my suspicion based on my experience with my university populated by believers rather than thinkers this planet is not inhabited exclusivey by idiots as Carl Sagan said about possible impression of an extraterrestial looking at our planet. JimJast (talk) 14:13, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I don't remember entirely, either tvtropes or some people on Nation States talking about it.Skittles (talk) 17:46, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I joined 26 Feb 2011. I was looking for somewhere to spread the word about my religion, and somehow I ended up here, I forget how --Zack Martin HolyMaratreanSigil.png 09:20, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

March 2011

  • Conservapedia has been a great source of humor for me for a while now. I found out about RationalWiki from the Conservapedia page on Wikipedia. --Tabrcg23 (talk) 04:07, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
  • A search phrase sent a friend to RW and sure enough, there it was: Chronic Oxygen Debt Syndrome -- a made up term (and yes it is). I had to comment, since it's my product/sciene brought to question, and am highly entertained by the site. Oxygenorchard (talk) 00:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I joined 2 weeks ago (technically I should add myself in february), but I've been lurking rationalwiki since last year, after andy schlafly started his "conservative bible project" (I first read about that at slacktivist blog)

(talk) 01:39, 4 March 2011 (UTC) It's 20:39 in Colombia.

  • I was nosing around some talk pages on WP, reading about some old sysop/admin controversy fm 2007 [Nobs01], and saw a link I thought would take me to CP, and here I am! I think I'll be much happier here than at Conservapedia.

Ragityman (talk) 06:07, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

  • I googled Citizendium looking for reviews of it, because I am interested to see if it will fail, as I privately predicted when it started - because Sanger is a clever guy but when it comes to the crunch, he doesn't understand how to manage people and is too driven by ideals and ambition to start a successfull online encyclopedia, even after three tries. The fifth hit was RationalWiki's article on it, which I found to be extremely interesting and well informed. It gives several different credible indicators of progress, all of them pointing down. Carcinate (talk) 00:04, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
Welcome to RW!Citizendium is an interesting little project. I just joined over there. Definitely much more of an encyclopedia than Conservapedia will ever be. Might I ask your impression of RW as of far?--Colonel Sanders (talk) 00:09, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I'd be getting the lulz from Conservapedia for several months and I felt that I needed to find a place at which I could take the piss out of it on a global scale. --Ozdemocracy (talk) 09:13, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I originally found this wunderful website via the daily telegraph's online article about the rules of the internet. Oops sorry, I've already broken something. Liberalbritishtroll (talk) 15:15, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I first found RationalWiki last summer when I was doing a paper on homeopathy for my English course. It was very much anti-homeopathy, which is not a popular position to take in Santa Cruz, California and didn't do well. Totally worth it though. :-P I've been reading the site ever since and have made a few anonymous contributions (mostly fixing typos) but haven't registered til now. --Roofus (talk) 03:18, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
  • I think it was TV Tropes' page on Conservapedia that led me here. I may be mistaken.Insert non-formatted text here — Unsigned, by: 98.83.43.248 / talk / contribs 31 March 2011

April 2011

  • I can't even remember how I first found the RW, but it was probably through Google. I've visited the site quite a bit in the last few years, during my eye-opening and liberating "fall" (I should say rise) from faith to atheism. Viva la Evolution! Sartorius (talk) 06:05, 8 April 2011 (UTC)Sartorius
  • I've been lurking for about a year. I found this site while hunting my... my prey. DexterM (talk) 02:03, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
  • I found it after reading Denialism by Michael Specter. Funken drumble (talk) 00:27, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

May 2011

  • I swear our Dungeon Master kept this site in a tab all day. He would use it all the time to point out the stupidity of creationists and alt med practitioners. I think he has an account here, I haven't talked to him in a few months. Z-Rex (talk) 15:49, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Long-time lurker, finally decided to make an account. I forget how I found it, but the page was the Irony Meter. Augster (talk) 16:25, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Lenin told me, lol. Really, I hated Conservapedia's entry on Communism so I found this website. Leninist123 (talk) 20:57, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Occurred to me that a scarlet A would be a suitable emblem for USian atheists. Googled. Learned of the Out campaign and baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com . Googled the latter together with "Poe's Law" because that's got to be a parody, right? I mean, right?? Landed on this very page. Zapakh (talk) 22:41, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I saw it used as a reference in a presentation about Atheism. Your FAQ page, to be exact. John Childermass (talk) 19:52, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
  • My blog was referenced in an article here. Lady Catherine (talk) 00:27, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Comments on FSTDT referenced this wiki. I joined after being a regular lurker, and occasional anonymous editor. Jerenept (talk) 04:18, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I was first introduced to it by a couple of friends way back in high school. Never got into RW.... Then I was re-introduced to it by a friend who actually had an account. After a while of reading the articles and viewing the dynamic RW community, it seemed interesting. So I joined.--Dumpling (talk) 04:25, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I found the site when I was conducting a search on atheism, so I guess that would be my starting point. I'm a de-convert from Baptist Fundamentalism (it's been a gradual process over the last few years) so I've found the articles here quite refreshing, very informative, and much more rational. LeRajah (talk) 08:40, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • If I recall, it was looking for "Next to Nil" page (I apologize if that's not the name of the page) because it had a great example of extremely long odds (The deck of cards order.) I just kept reading because it was funny and got me thinking about cranks and such. (I wanted those odds because I was arguing with somebody about science... in Final Fantasy 7...) Revolverman (talk) 23:53, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I was on the pending changes wiki when I found this one...--Storm2 (talk) 14:07, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Quite randomly, i came across this fine piece of crock science, linked it on my Facebook profile, ended up mentioning the venerable Time Cube in the discussion that followed, wanted to find a page nicely summarising mr. Gene Ray's fine "work" for a friend and landed on the Time Cube article. And then proceeded to waste a few hours browsing through RW, when i should've been working on my thesis (due June 10th). Now if that's not quality procrastination, i don't know what is. Orcinus (talk) 02:19, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I was going on a too interesting, must open moar tabs mania on tvtrope and RationalWiki was linked for further reading. Good day.
  • A friend and I were laughing about CP in school, and he ended up showing me RW. While I read extensively since then, I didn't actually join until several months afterwards. Even now, I'm mostly a lurker.
  • I found Conservapedia and RationalWiki about half a year ago on TVTropes. I finally registered for an account today after having lurked all this time. RJaguar3 (talk) 04:04, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I found RW by chance reading some of the scientific articles. Love the vibe here, too much idiotic bullshit in the world... Markedc (talk) 15:59, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Can't remember, been reading it for ages before finally getting an account :) Natman (talk) 19:58, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

June 2011

  • I was in an online debate regarding gay marriage (I have no qualms with same sex marriage, by the way). They made the age old point: "The legalization of marijuana gay marriage would mean that it would allow people to marry their pets or anime body pillows". I exclaimed that this was Ad hoc reasoning and that the two had no correlation. They still did not seem to understand the concept of what Ad hoc reasoning is, so I ventured all the way to Google and proceeded to try to find them an in-depth definition. I popped my RW cherry on the Ad hoc article. When I took a minute to actually look around the site...well, it was love at first...site (awwww yeeeee). Don't believe me? Take a look at my Wikipedia User Page ...all of my colorful userboxes are in my eyes the epitome of the foundations of this site (check the history, it hasn't been edited). I'm a 17 year old student living in the American South. I needed RW more than you could ever imagine. Hope to have many laughs, gain (and contribute!) objective insight, and watch the world burn with you guys. TetraEleven (talk) 07:15, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
  • A friend was asking about "NASA's Blue Beam Project". Seeking a quick Wikipedia Synopsis, I discovered "here" -- looks promising at first glance. HalFonts (talk) 12:28, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I actually found Conservapedia first when it was referenced by a friend, and used it to waste time reading all of the ridiculousness when I was supposed to be researching for a project. Found RW during some related search that I can't remember exactly. Been lurking around on the WIGOs and articles since then, made an account in response to ShockofGod's horrid videos. Eeshwan (talk) 03:14, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Like the above user, I found Conservapedia first, by means of a humor website that was making fun of it. They provided Liberapedia as a satirical alternative, and I intended to join, but quickly found that the site was basically dead. Luckily, I found a link to the Conservapedia articles on here. I'm glad, too--RationalWiki is excellent. Facepalm (talk) 16:50, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm pretty sure I also found Conservapedia first. Somehow (probably Wikipedia) I found RationalWiki next and found it was a nice antidote to the nauseous feeling I got when seeing Conservapedia's opinions.Socal212 (talk) 00:18, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm no different from most a' these lads n' lasses; I found Conservapedia first. For about three weeks I believed that it had to be a parody site created by liberals to point out conservative fallacies. When I realized it was real, I cried. Then I found this site by searching "conservapedia" on Google. Now I'm happy again. ConcernedCitizen (talk) 16:21, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I wandered in a while ago from Citizendium where I'm a moderately active editor.Pashley (talk) 06:42, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I found the wiki a year or two ago via Google, but lately I've been drawn to it like a Conservapedia editor is drawn to the letters "ATHEISTS ARE FAT." Ank (talk) 05:02, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Funny enough, I could write exactly the same as user Carcinate above, because my story is identical. I was also wondering what's up with Citizendium these days, since there's no more news and the other wiki (yeah, I've picked that up from TV Tropes) doesn't say much about the latest developments, either. Needless to say, I'm not particularly saddened to find that Citizendium isn't faring any better these days than CP is. Despite a couple of things that annoy me on WP (I wish they'd finally introduce pending changes like in the German edition, as I keep finding entire sections of articles are missing or other vandalism has remained unrepaired sometimes for years, when the vandalism is less obvious to the reader who doesn't rummage through the revision history), I still find the criticism (mostly by outsiders who don't understand the way WP works, and the usually solid reasons behind its concepts and policies) massively and ridiculously overblown, and quite hypocritical in fact. So when rival projects and forks fail, I can't help feeling a certain satisfaction. Just one complaint: You are too addictive! Damn you, wikis! (BTW: My first impression of RW was quite different from my impression now – it seemed quite SERIOUS BUSINESS at first, but then I realised that there's a lot of silly but entertaining stuff and the informal and irreverent tone is really a lot like TV Tropes.) --84.151.185.90 (talk) 23:50, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I searched correlation does not equal causation on Google. I was about to click the WP article, when I saw that the second link has «RationalWiki» in its title. I wondered why would the site be named like that and clicked it instead. Nemerux (talk) 13:19, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

July 2011

  • I found the wiki via a reader's comment in Andrew Sullivan's "The Daily Dish" on July 4 (appropriate!). The reference was to the "deepity" entry herein. — Unsigned, by: Keizerbob / talk / contribs 17:16, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Lurked a lot, figured I may as well register an account so here I am.  Aldy  08:30, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Conservapedia's sysops complaining. I checked and found this this lovely site75.155.214.245 (talk) 19:53, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
  • I've checked out articles now and then. The idea is a really good one. I registered to whinge about our "unfair treatment" (by which I mean Illogicopedia, where I am also Gruntled), and to see if there were an article about chiropractic. Cheers! Gruntled (talk) 12:35, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
  • I looked up "Skeptics Wiki" and this was the first no-wikipedia hit. ArJay (talk) 12:09, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Former Conservative blog by way of Slacktiverse TrogL (talk) 17:27, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

August 2011

  • Wikipedia's Conservapedia page. I wanted ammunition to show how ridiculous they were, and found out about RW. It was one of the most important days of my life. Nwebster84 (talk) 04:39, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
  • The WikiIndex page. FokkerTISM (talk) 08:00, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Looking for more people to buy my books. Richard Dawkins, King of Atheists (talk) 09:37, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
  • My prophet, Zarnancy misinterpreted my vibes, so I came to correct him. The Goddess Maratrea (talk) 12:30, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Googled for "A Day in the Life of a Conservative."Bald Michael (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Stumbled upon this one dark and stormy night, considerably drunk, and linked from /r/atheism on Reddit. This site is a treasure trove of reason. Sharun (talk) 19:40, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I found You a few years ago but not joined in Your Quest for RationalWiki. Thank You for the opportunity to write. It is very much appreciated. TLOS (talk)</Talk> 20:09, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Was linked to it by TVTropes. Crane (talk)
  • Been following it for a while after I was introduced to the craziness that is Conservapedia. Nets awesome (talk) 18:21, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I think I googled about Jehovas Witnesses from a neutral objective view, to find a proof (for Wikipedia) that they cannot reasonably be called Christians, since they condemn and call "Satanic" other groups calling themselves "Christians", but realized that with Wikipedia's policies, this isn't doable, since I have to WP:SYNTHesize that them calling other groups implies the other not being of the same religion. That sucks, and in that googling I found a link to this site, and since it's rules (including the "mobocracy") agrees completely with my evil skepticism (bouahahaaa!) and my hands-off-from-science opinion, I registered. Rursus (talk) 11:01, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Known about it for a while from Google results, just joined Darkstar (talk) 15:28, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Word of mouth. ArchieGoodwin (talk) 21:42, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I think that I was linked here through the FSTDT front page? It's been awhile, so my memory is a bit fuzzy. Smedley (talk) 05:22, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Mark Crislip's stuff, I think... Who knows? I would've found out sooner or later though. Eye on the ICR talk, or type, or whatever... 05:52, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

September 2011

  • A link from the Wikipedia Signpost. Stifle (talk) 22:01, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
  • After seeing a rerun of History Channel's Ancient Aliens I Googled Erich von Däniken and Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and landed here. Rational0120 (talk) 09:25, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Just as the above - that guy with the weird hair brought me here. Queenie (talk) 09:53, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I found it linked to from Wikipedia on the "Conservapedia" article. Nice to know I am not the only one who still believes in common sense! Barts1a (talk) 10:10, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
  • As I recall, I Googled, "Andy Schlafly is a tit".Spud (talk) 15:39, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Reviewed "Ice Age Now" website. Searched background on Robert W. Felix. Got a 1st page hit and found you. I'm hooked. Moxohol (talk) 18:20, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I downloaded a dedicated wiki-reader app thing on my phone and this was on the list of wikis that it could display. So I guess my first page would be the home page. Xeonneo (talk) 20:00, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I was looking up info on the Lenski dialogue and somehow came upon the site. WeaselNation (talk) 13:47, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Saw someone use it in an argument with me. Talsley (talk) 13:49, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I was trying to find a website that argued my point of view, and came upon this.— Unsigned, by: The smoking weasel / talk / contribs
  • On an audio-related forum which I host, somebody linked to the most excellent Audiophile page. Kay (talk) 15:41, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I don't remember exactly where, or how, but I was led here by the Proof All Odd Numbers Are Prime joke. BacchusBaccalaureate (talk) 19:56, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I found it on the internets. Years ago. Finally decided to do something about it.--Ashonal Icky (talk) 16:12, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

October 2011

  • I don't know how I first found RationalWiki...I'm going to guess googling some skeptical topic and RationalWiki was one of the top hits in the results. But I love looking at WIGO Clogosphere and posting its outrageous contents to my home skeptic site, and I also made my first addition to it today.--WolfBird (talk) 20:44, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

November 2011

  • I can't remember how I found this place, I think I was looking for refutations to YEC to debate my wing nut colleagues with and found a great load of the stuff right here. I've bee lurking around for a while... I like to lurk...Cwon (talk) 08:13, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I honestly can't remember. It was at least a year and a half ago, probably more. I lurked. A lot. Then I sorta forgot about it for a while, and then remembered it this spring, which is when I registered. I then made a couple of edits and disappeared until a couple of days ago, stumbling upon it again and deciding to try to actually get involved. Time will tell if that actually happens. HolyKatana (talk) 21:12, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I first became aware of the site through TVTropes. The content, especially the fierce criticism of the idea that autism is something to be cured, and the debunking of heterosexist arguments, made me interested, and I lurked for a few months before finally joining. --Opheliac (talk) 11:21, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
  • My philosophy lecturer mentioned something called WikiSkeptic or something, while he was going on about the freeman thing, and how WS was wrong about hating on it. Sounded like my kind of thing, so I searched for it and accidentally ended up here. --I came, I saw, I shat (talk) 14:49, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Got pointed to Salem Hypothesis here because it got deleted from Wikipedia. 76.117.247.55 (talk) 17:05, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I was researching Jason Lisle. After finding article after article of how "great" he is, I stumbled upon his entry here, read the quote and thought, "How can anyone buy this drivel???" Upon reading the rest of the entry I realized that the quote was satirical, lurked for about two highly entertained days, and decided to get stuck here. I'mhome (talk) 20:17, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I looked under my carrot, and there it was! PintOfStoutTalk Good people drink good beer. 21:17, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
  • First came across this site while reading about Schlafly's bitch-slapping from the evolution experiment (cannot remember the name of the slapper at the moment), then got connected here by TVTropes, and decided that I would stay, perhaps set up a little basket in a corner or something. GerardKalmbach (talk) 06:29, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I came to RationalWiki as a recovering fundmentalist/conservative after taking several science and philosophy courses as an undergraduate. RationalWiki was the perfect response to Conservapedia. Enitaseni (talk) 23:13, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I don't remember where I found this site from. Might have been from TV Tropes... but I think I found this a while back (around eight months ago). --Lolchocobo (talk) 21:00, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Found RationalWiki years ago Googling for some atheism-related stuff. I was reminded of it this morning by a post on Reddit. I decided to register with a view to maybe contributing a thing or two. NukeThePope (talk) 18:04, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I was looking for DiagonalWiki and made a typo About two years ago, I was doing some study about Andrew Wakefield via Google. Kungo Gumi (talk)
  • From TVTropes' list of wikis. Q4 (talk) 23:45, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

December 2011

  • I honestly don't remember how I first found RW. It was some years ago, and I only signed up as an editor this past month. I have an account on Wikipedia (with a much more substantial user-page) with the same UserName (or nom de clavier as I like to call it.)--WickerGuy (talk) 02:06, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
  • From a Facebook group called "Christians vs. Atheists (Discussion Board), where it was linked to me with the responses to CMI's vapid "Question Evolution!" campaign. Ever since, it's become part of my daily reading.--ChrisB (talk)
  • Simply poking around the few unblocked sites on the school computers. RW came up, and I've been hooked ever since. — Unsigned, by: Da Orky Man / talk / contribs
  • I'm a philosophy undergrad, and I was wondering if there was a contrast to creationist wiki.
  • Heard on the grapevine this website had a Maratrean infestation. Looking to cleanse this place of his stench. DELETE MARATREANISM (talk) 04:23, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
  • I think I heard of it several months ago, but I decided to get involved in it to try to translate some contents to Spanish. There are very few options for providing a reference or reading material in other languages! Today I got here from a post in Reddit about the lame "15 questions" from the Creation Ministries. --Ljvillanueva (talk) 19:10, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

January 2012

  • Stumbled onto the site while using a search engine to look up info about major-seventh chords, which led me to a user's Talk page; from there I began browsing through the more-regular set of articles. Odd since I'm neither a musician, nor do I know a whit about music theory. Also because I'm a lifelong skeptic who somehow hadn't encountered the wiki before. Note that I also have deeply-held spiritual beliefs. This tends to result in my being mocked by skeptics as a religious fanatic, and mocked by the faithful as an atheist.Drone5 (talk) 08:01, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Hanging out in an unrelated IRC channel, someone mentioned Conservapedia. Hours of frenzied research ensued, and by the end of it all I'd figured "sure why not" and signed up here. Plus I get mad at people that don't have a clue what they're talking about, especially with things like pseudoscience... anyways, that's my brief intro done. Telnaior (talk) 16:33, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
  • I had a vision where I walked into a green valley, and came upon a team of horsemen who were arguing about where to buy a hammer. Their argument was disrupted by a small blue ferret named Lionel, who kept shouting "Yea verily, for I shall corrupt their seed and smear dung upon their faces". At that moment the heavens opened and God spake unto me, saying "thou shalt not continue to eat that nasty stuff at the back of the fridge, it causes hallucinations". Then I googled. Voxhumana (talk) 04:24, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Looked up "H20m new age bullshit" Copperhead (talk) 19:18, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Uncyclopedia, really. I was reading some seriously random stuff, and ended up here.Z3100x (talk) 05:35, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
  • writing a sociology paper, looking for bizarre examples of Political Correctness, which is where i landed.Egwalker (talk) 03:36, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Found through the article on Lubos Motl Pewfly (talk) 08:56, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

February 2012

  • Saw a discussion of conservapedia on wikipediareivew.com that mentioned rationalwiki. As I've recently become specially interested in Cold fusion, I read your article, and some other articles where I have unusual knowledge, and decided to make some contributions. I was user Abd on Wikipedia, banned for ... for ... you want the real story? For following policies and guidelines and successfully challenging admins who did not follow them. 'Nuff said, not really relevant here, but I will mention I'm Abd ul-Rahman Lomax, and Martin Gardner once referred (approvingly) to my work. I sat in the two years of lectures by Richard P. Feynman at Cal Tech that were used to create the well-known physics text, and consider Feynman to have been one of the most important influences in my life. <--- Shameless name-dropping. Don't fool yourselves. --Abd (talk) 20:58, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
  • A friend posted a link to Natural News on facebook and I thought it seemed like woo.— Unsigned, by: Yosterika / talk / contribs

March 2012

  • I am an eternal critic, and I thought I was safe when I took a Great Books of Asian Literature class... but when the professor began trying to prove to us that humans have plant telepathy, that eating or transplanting cardiovascular tissue would give one the memories of the tissue's previous owner, that pyramids focus energy fields, that churches are built to channel space vibrations and resonate one's frontal lobe into thinking religious feelings, that NASA was somehow connected to the word 'Nazareth,' that western medicine was evil and yoga can cure anything... well you can imagine my reaction. To distract myself from trying to argue him in-class (futile; he'd use 'holding the class captive' as an excuse to move on to the next woo) and the fact that everybody else was clueless and just accepting his ramblings as fact, I began fact-checking him via internet in class. It was in this way I found RationalWiki. I left the professor a scathing review and moved on with my life and forgot RationalWiki for a while... until my human biology professor this year began rambling on how the government was trying to kill us with food, homeopathy is the only good medicine, how stem cell research would 'cause little girls to get pregnant and then get abortions to sell the dead babies,' and how 'cheap white wine grapes are sprayed with antihistamine so they retain water and can be sold at a higher weight, but the wine you drink will make you stuffy because it contains medicine in it," all of which are just Not Even Wrong. Although he's had some (read: maybe one or two) valid points about health, a lot of his ramblings have been plain ridiculous and a fair share of them are already on the site. He's even showed us a horrible documentary that, after some homework of my own, I found misrepresented data, historical context, and even the diets it was promoting. So I figured it was about time to contribute and put to death some of this madness one and for all. --KnightOfTL;DR (talk) 16:15, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
  • One morning after my daily injection with purified kombucha (made from kombu the seaweed, not russian yeast), I experienced a spiritual journey-vision wherein my totem-guide lead me to a vast, grassy field. There, perched atop a turnip, I met a parrot with the face of a Kevin Bacon. The Bacon Parrot instructed me to go forth and introduce the internet to the glories of kelp juice and scientific sarcasm. I woke up in a pool of my own sweat and drool on the floor of my kitchen, my injection paraphernalia scattered across the floor. When I went to clean up the paraphernalia I found, scrawled in my various bodily fluids, a single message: "rationalwiki.org". So here I am. If you're a boring person you could preferentially believe that I stumbled across a blog article making fun of conservapaedia regarding the Lenski Dialogues, and wound up here after trying to get my lulz from CP and getting too frustrated to handle it undiluted, but come on, how boring is that. Erk (talk) 18:24, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Sometime in 2008 I found Conservapedia, which I resented greatly from the start and quickly earned myself a 5 year ban. I forgot about it until I bumped to it again in TVTropes.org. From there I was linked to RationalWiki and here I am. I have been lurking around for a few months, pretty much read every single article on this Wiki until I now registered to correct errors and perhaps write something about my country, Finland. Hilavitkutin (talk) 09:24, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Looking for definitions of "right-wing activist" and lists of those considered to be same. From the main wikipedia was directed to RW, which gave me just what I was looking for!(unfortunately, no epiphanies like Erk above, not even a man standing in the midst of a flaming apple pie screaming "you shall rationalise your wikiness")122.61.6.130 (talk) 03:06, 14 March 2012 (UTC)Kevin Ward
  • I found conservapedia 1st, and assumed there must be some sort of "rational-pedia". So I typed in variations of that theme and crash landed here. Afterwards I started editing conservapedia. This confirmed my belief that nonsense > fact as far as they are concerned, and would be a source of fun were my insane contributions not widely accepted. Now it's more worrying than fun, but I keep it up 194.176.105.150 (talk) 16:29, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
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