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[edit] Dallas shootings, It's Facebook's fault.

[1].— Unsigned, by: Mercian / talk / contribs

[edit] Baby oil and big dicks

They're primarily still talking about homosexuality. — Unsigned, by: GreatPerson / talk / contribs

[edit] Time to close this page down?

Is it time to hold another vote whether to close this page? It has become so irrelevent in 2016 that it has becoming nothing more than unnecessary storage on RW's servers. Ken has stopped his mammoth editing sessions and even seems to have found a semblance of sanity, Karajou does absolute nothing aside block a few people and Andy's insites and other insane theories are becoming less and less. To me the whole thing has devolved into a total waste of time.--Mercian (talk) 17:44, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

To take a completely different angle to what you're arguing above, but with a similar end result to your own conclusion: the board is exploring our best options for overhauling the very mediawiki software the site is currently running on, bringing us up to speed with the latest update — and that, by default, will not have the WIGC feature. We'll have to cross the bridge of "Which of our current RW-specific features will we want to reimplement?" when we get to it. I personally kind of like the WIGC feature, but that's irrelevant — as you can rest assured that the entire community will be consulted on such matters when things actually draw near. ETA: TBD. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 17:56, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
@Mercian: I don't think the server storage issue is significant, & the "total waste of time" thing is only an issue for the users who read & edit this page. If it gets to the point where nobody's posting on it for months at a time, we can look at shelving it, but I don't see the harm when it's still edited even periodically.
@RBP: by "WIGC feature" do you mean all WIGO pages or is there something specific to this one, if so what? WěǎšěǐǒǐďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:39, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
IIRC, all WIGO-type feeds were custom-written by Trent (et. al.) back in the day. Accounts differ on whether or not he was wasted while doing so, but I digest. The point is — as soon as all is in order, we're going to want to update RW to the latest MediaWiki version (for a plethora of basic reasons). This will mean that the starting point is a fresh, new MediaWiki core to the site. However, the old custom extensions and what not (like the WIGO-type feeds) will not be portable over to this new version of RW (for a plethora of basic reasons). Thus — and this is me speculating, as the actual technical exploration of the topic itself by the board is still ongoing — it appears that we would have to take various steps to either recreate these custom features from scratch, to find acceptable alternatives from among the plugins freely available for the latest Mediawiki, some combination of these two options, or indeed "make do without" the WIGO-type functions, atleast for a while. Naturally, the main factor will be looping back to whatever the community decides on at a later date, when there is something for them to decide on. Again, we're not at the point where the board is seeking the community's views on this, as the progress towards presentable specifics is still ongoing. But what I can say is that suggesting we basically do anything at all to the current, outdated RW and its related MediaWiki functionality is pointless, because a great and glorious overhaul is ultimately on the horizon. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:00, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

It would be a pity to lose the WIGO feature, it's an (to use the snappy German word) Alleinstellungsmerkmal (something which makes you unique) of RationalWiki. Without it, we are just another wiki, albeit with a great saloon. --larron (talk) 08:52, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Coverage of current events at Conservapedia need to continue until CP itself shuts down. Perhaps if Andy realizes that CP will never allow him to pass the vetting necessary to join the Trump Administration, the CP site would vanish from the interweb. Hclodge (talk) 08:12, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Conservapedia in 2016


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--larron (talk) 08:54, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Surprising that Ed Poor was not more of a player in 2016. Hclodge (talk) 08:19, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Nils Heribert Nilsson

Dear ask:User:Ruylopez / cp:User:Conservative,

you wrote on Dec 16, 2009

re: Nils Heribert-Nilsson/"Director of the Swedish Botanical Institute" at

The database for that wiki is locked so I can no longer provide you an answer.

The person who has a contact in Sweden has significantly greater responsibilities on him so it would be unreasonable for me to ask him about this matter. However, please look at:

That took you six years? For still not getting that there was and is no single "Swedish Institute of Biology" or "Swedish Botanical Institute" of which Nils Heribert Nilsson was a director, but that most Swedish universities have biological / botanical institutes, including the one in Lund, where NHN was a professor? Which made him director of a Swedish Botanical Institute, i.e., the Botanical Institute of Lund?

For further discussion, just unblock cp:User:Dieb or cp:User:RonLar (you remember, the one blocked by your buddy TK: RonLar is Larron backwards...and he is taking our POV apart with Larron's typical boatload of charts! Everyone wave goodbye to him. TK, Aug 4, 2010)

--larron (talk) 09:03, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Trump Administration

It is very odd that so much energy is going into Trump coverage on main page right, but none is going into the encyclopedia articles. Is it that everyone is busy polishing their resumes to apply for jobs with the Trump Administration, or that everyone is in a wait and see mode? The loan exception is that the new Republican Governor of Kentucky and his legislative blitz including new right to work law have been covered. Hclodge (talk) 14:06, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

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