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##  I'm a creationist and what is this?

This discussion was moved to [[Conservapedia Talk:What is going on at CP?#I'm a creationist and what is this?|Conservapedia Talk:What is going on at CP?#I'm a creationist and what is this?]].12:00, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

##  Theemperor the Whinge bag

It seems Theemperor has taken my digs a little too much to heart. Why the hell is he even kept here? He reverts edits, protects pages, generally acts the right little internet fascist. He reminds me of RA, but much easier to wind up. Get rid of him if you know whats good for you. MarcusCicero 17:35, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Because he is a regularly contributor and we are a broad church. - π 03:49, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
But if we get rid of Theemperor, there won't be anyone here left for me to have a power struggle with.AnarchoGoon Swatting Assflys is how I earn my living 04:28, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
"Kept here"? You are "kept here", in spite of the fact that you never say anything useful, you just parade random accusations and when asked, have no "diffs" to provide. We are all "kept here". What procedure do you suggest? That we somehow kick the Emperor Penguin off our ice flow? And then what? ħuman 07:00, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
LIFEBOAT RULES! Me!Sheesh!Mine! 17:58, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Eat the women and children first? ħuman 18:52, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

##  Samhain

Nice pumpkin pics every time I check recent changes, but... isn't Hallowe'en/Samhain tomorrow night? Fox 13:32, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Depends where you are. - π 13:35, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Plus, it already is to to tomorrow in Aus and NZ, see?
I believe it switches date at GMT (UTC) + and - 12 hours to allow for the Antipodeans and Hawaiians among us? I am eating & honeychat 13:43, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, all of our holydaze templates run a full 48 hours so they display for the entire day wherever you are. It would be cooler to interact with the user's IP or timezone setting, but I don't think that was do-able. ħuman 18:49, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
OK. (But Samhain is April 30 for Aussies and New Zealanders.) Fox 13:49, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Isn't that Walpurgisnacht? (memories from 50+ years ago - probably wrong) I am eating & honeychat 13:58, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
That's in the spring. --Kels 14:00, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
wp:Walpurgis Night April 30th. I am eating & honeychat 14:00, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Is April considered spring in the southern hemisphere? Seems odd that they would have seasonal festivals exactly the same as those in the northern hemisphere, rather than reversing them. Fox 14:07, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
It's (Samhain) Celtic so (presumably) relies more on its cultural heritage than fact. Really, I dunno - an Antipodean'll have to tell us. I am eating & honeychat 14:13, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia says that Samhain is 30 Oct-1 Nov in the Northern hemisphere and April 30-1 May in the Southern. Since it's a Celtic holiday, I'd be inclined to go with the former for a worldwide wiki. –SuspectedReplicantretire me 14:18, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Ugh. Just had visions of Santa on the beach and so on. I'm glad I don't live down there. I was once in the Falklands during June, and on their winter solstice/our summer solstice they celebrate Fixmas. Weird. Fox 14:20, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

##  Cover Stories

I think we need to find more cover story candidates. I am sure I only ever see one of maybe 4 or 5 when ever I visit. Aceof Spades 20:48, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I only look at the main page when someone says something is borken on it. ħuman 01:57, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

##  New color scheme?

Not sure this was that great an idea. Did we discuss doing this somewhere that I missed? ħuman 22:09, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Weaseloid suggested it on the logo brainstorm page. I like the idea, but the colors are too ... colorful. Perhaps it should be a bit more subdued, and only vary slightly from the current fixed colors -- Nx / talk 22:11, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I thought we were talking about background colors there, maybe I missed that part. I don't think we want the main page color scheme slowly changing over time for no explicable reason. Also, if we do decide to do it, the supporting template should be in the RW space, not userspace, I think. ħuman 22:13, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Background can't be done. -- Nx / talk 22:15, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I like it. It's nice to have these unexpected minor tweaks once in a while. Totnesmartin (talk) 22:15, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I like the idea of a slight colour change everyday over a year. I would prefer pastel colours and a sandbox version first. - π 22:15, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

I did discuss it first, including the suggestion that it be used on main page. Since there was very little feedback & the discussion petered out, I went ahead with it, in the hope of getting some less apathetic response here. If it isn't popular on the maybe it could be used on some of the box templates (welcome, delete, mission, etc.) instead (or as well?). Re the namespace, I'm happy to move it out of my userspace & will do so this weekend. WèàšèìòìďMethinks it is a Weasel 18:44, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

##  Protection

It has been protected again, can someone undo it? - π 22:10, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. ħuman 22:34, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

##  Stupid use of site messages is stupid.

I get that the RationalWiki social scene has always been rough and tumble, but why are users now being abused over the intercom? Don't spread the bickering as far and as wide as possible. IMHO.

Anyways, and why is it visible to unregistered users? I was not logged in and saw it. There are at least a few articles around that try to be serious, and such a message is shooting RW in the foot. Icewedge (talk) 07:01, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, one more place for this shit to take place! - π 07:08, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
It's visible to anons because the site-wide urgent group is designed that way. A bureaucrat can hide it. -- Nx / talk 09:26, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
I just did, incidentally. postate 09:30, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Wow, cool, how did you do that? ħuman 21:38, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
It's all on the Intercom page. postate 14:20, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
It is? All I see are the last 50 messages... maybe I'm not looking carefully enough. Or maybe I'm not a 'crat? S'possible, I haven't tried to do any 'cratting chores lately... ħuman 22:56, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
There's a "mark as read for anonymous users" link on Special:Intercom for messages sent to the urgent group. I think the link disappears once you hide them. -- Nx / talk 07:56, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Ah, of course, doh and thanks! ħuman 21:56, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

##  Conservapedia has a page on Vicipaedia

[3] In case anyone here is interested. --70.29.37.90 (talk) 22:51, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

First TVTropes, now this... Totnesmartin (talk) 22:56, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

##  Just noticed ...

...('cause I don't look @ the Main Page often) ... whoever did the layout did a good job - I love how the two columns are the same height at whatever width you move the page. CP could learn from that. I have just eaten & stiltontalk 16:15, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

##  Haiti Earthquake

Please, please feel free to improve the rather rushed addition. And feel free to remove it in due course. Bob Soles (talk) 17:06, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

##  my sysopship

where's my sysopship, dudes? YourEnemy? (talk) 02:51, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

How about you do something and we might care enough to give you one. - π 02:54, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

##  Invisible wiki

Rational wiki pages #never# appear in the first batch of a webspider search. — Unsigned, by: 212.85.6.26 / talk / contribs

And? Totnesmartin (talk) 18:03, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Oh, no, now no one will ever find this place! Thank you, unsigned numbers, we'll close RationalWiki immediately. (Thankfully, Ken's idea of legitimacy only works for nutters, not for rational people) --Irrational Atheist (talk) 18:06, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Spam. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 18:06, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Spam backwards is mapS. --Irrational Atheist (talk) 18:08, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
It's also an anagram for ampS. 18:10, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Good work. Keep 'em coming. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 18:10, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Rationally RW is perceived as irrelevant - however much you ham it up. And spam backwards is mɒqs. — Unsigned, by: 212.85.6.26 / talk / contribs

Who cares? And please sign your posts, like this: ~~~~ WèàšèìòìďMethinks it is a Weasel 18:19, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
"perceived as irrelevant" is an anagram of "real deviancies pervert" --Irrational Atheist (talk) 18:22, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Where is the redirect to Anagramwiki? — Unsigned, by: 212.85.6.26 / talk / contribs

Beware the Earwigs that eat Irrelevant Articles. — Unsigned, by: 212.85.6.26 / talk / contribs

BON's claim isn't even true... ħuman 19:30, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

The point is not to describe the situation but to change it.

There is a spectre haunting Wikiland - and it is not Rationalwiki.

What is BON? — Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.7 / talk / contribs

Bunchanumbers - somebody who hasn't signed in, like you. Or me for short. Bondurant (talk) 17:04, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Or this. Totnesmartin (talk) 18:48, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Why not allow continued reworkings of Marx's aphorisms? — Unsigned, by: 212.85.6.26 / talk / contribs

This wiki should be made more useful than a sonic screwdriver in an anechoic chamber. — Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.3 / talk / contribs

Still almost invisible (one entry, a number of pages down): and many articles seem to have had the sentences linking them to RW's premises to debunk 'theories mad, bad, weird, incorrigibly stupid or just plain sky-clad quirky' removed/allowed to go down the plughole. — Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.70 / talk / contribs 17:26, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but why do you think that this should be of interest to us? 17:45, 10 March 2010 (UTC)   ContribsTalk

The definition of what RW #should# be? Or that RW articles appear to have no connection to the mission statement?. Or is it the intent that nobody else look in the RW fishbowl? 212.85.6.26 (talk) 16:24, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

##  Article of the weak

The Earwigs of Indifference want a new one. — Unsigned, by: 82.44.143.26 / talk / contribs

They still want a new one.

As do the Ants of the Apocalypse.

##  Sophia

likes you, unless you have potato blight. — Unsigned, by: [[User:|User:]] / [[User talk:|talk]] / contribs

Cool. Is she pretty? WèàšèìòìďMethinks it is a Weasel 19:22, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Sophia is the subject of many worshipful haiku. Sophia is also the name of the tuber mascot of the Uncyclopedia.— Unsigned, by: 82.198.250.5 / talk / contribs

Rationalwiki:

Difficult haiku

Somewhat irrelevant— Unsigned, by: 82.44.143.26 / talk / contribs

What about Mary Sue? (look her up on the web). — Unsigned, by: 212.85.17.10 / talk / contribs 13:38, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

##  Funny interaction at Conservapedia

This discussion was moved to [[Conservapedia_Talk:What_is_going_on_at_CP?#Some_everyday_shit_at_Conservapedia|Conservapedia_Talk:What_is_going_on_at_CP?#Some_everyday_shit_at_Conservapedia]].23:17, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

##  What Rational Wiki needs

Is more surrealism and irony.

Beware brainwormholes. — Unsigned, by: 82.44.143.26 / talk / contribs 15:09, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Unblock TehKlown , the ironic surrealist! Alain (talk) 20:49, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

##  Homeopathy and Conservapedia

How could the principles of homeopathy ('like cures like') be used on Conservapedia? (This is semi-humorous) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:19, 29 March 2010 (UTC) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:19, 29 March 2010 (UTC) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:19, 29 March 2010 (UTC) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:19, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

##  What happened to Trent's ability to restore view counts?

He's done it once or twice before. Radioactive Misanthrope 21:15, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Dunno. He's not been onsite for the last couple of weeks or so. WèàšèìòìďMethinks it is a Weasel 21:36, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Months? Years? ħuman 03:38, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
He's probably on a beach somewhere with Colin. Šţěŗĭļė dyslexic 15:26, 22 March 2010 (UTC)