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RationalWiki talk:What is going on in the clogosphere?

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[edit] Mary Ham, Frozen, and The Shining

Never thought someone would ever make that connection.

But I guess, in some regards, Jack Torrence did.... *puts on sunglasses* let it go.

YEAAAAAAAAHHHH! {{Dwbaker994 (talk) 19:09, 9 February 2015 (UTC)|Dwbaker994}}

I was watching a movie about various crazy theories regarding The Shining (room 237), there was one guy who gone on all about the clues Kubrick left in the Shining with regards to him having faked the moon landings. It seems that finding stuff in The Shining is a thing... Dmytry (talk) 19:22, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
I saw that movie too. That was weird, wasn't it? {{Dwbaker994 (talk) 19:09, 9 February 2015 (UTC)|Dwbaker994}}
Get it out, get it out...get this song out of my head. Get it out, get it out...I would sing anything else instead... -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 19:19, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Looks like somebody watches a lot of Honest Trailers. {Dwbaker994
I think it's quite the ample song when preoccupied by constipation troubles. (talk) 19:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

[edit] From "Egregious sources" down

Should this stuff be moved to a new RationalWiki:Clogroll page, to parallel RationalWiki:Blogroll, or does it serve some special purpose here? ʇυzzγɔɒтqoтɒтo (talk/stalk) 00:05, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

No. It's already largely duplicating RationalWiki:Webshites and the list of internet kooks. We don't need yet another page covering the same ground. €₳$£ΘĪÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 00:17, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
All right. Then should all three be merged? ʇυzzγɔɒтqoтɒтo (talk/stalk) 02:56, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Quite possibly. Though the word "webshites" should be binned IMO. I like "clogroll" a lot - David Gerard (talk) 10:40, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
@DG: If we binned webshites, where would you put non-blog websites that we don't like? ʇυzzγɔɒтqoтɒтo (talk/stalk) 02:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
mmmmmm, good question ... - David Gerard (talk) 12:01, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Do we have a good answer? :P ʇυzzγɔɒтqoтɒтo (talk/stalk) 18:19, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
*cough* ʇυzzγɔɒтqoтɒтo (talk/stalk) 22:14, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Is clog-stuff restricted to blogs? (talk) 22:49, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Nope. Why? FU22YC47P07470 (gossip/stalk) 18:46, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

[edit] There's no evidence that it was a "Roleplaying thread"

Yo, dog, they were paying real money to send "scouts" last I heard. Ikanreed (talk) 16:45, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Oh, fuck. And I thought /fringe/ was the wackiest b8chan could get outside of cheese gr8tergate. --Madman (talk) 18:36, 13 February 2015 (UTC)The Madman
You gotta remember, 8chan exists because people felt 4chan clamping down on child porn was suppressing free speech. Legal-and-awful like neo-nazis is no surprise. Ikanreed (talk) 19:30, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I totally agree that it's pretty much a given that Neo-Nazis and white supremacist nutjobs would be on a site like 8chan, make no mistake. On the other hand, these guys are pretty much the kings and queens of doing or saying offensive crap just to get a rise out of people "for the lulz". They're cut from the same cloth as the people behind #CutForBieber, Hitler Did Nothing Wrong Mountain Dew, #endfathersday, SecondLife's Furry concentration camp, and a host of other "pranks". Until more concrete proof arises than "last I heard", I don't think there's any particular reason to believe that they're anything more than a handful of neckbeards and teenagers doing something else offensive "for teh lulz". Noir LeSable (talk) 21:25, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Lulz extraction happens on outsiders. They didn't go out of their way to draw non-8chan attention. I'm also not about to pretend it's gonna happen. They're sincere, in the same way "Galt's Gulch" or MGTOW groups are sincere. They're never going to do anything. It's absolutely bullshit, but it's braggadocio, not trolling. Ikanreed (talk) 21:32, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, but Smiley believes in the Green Pill and political non-elucidians. It's hard to top Smiley for craziness, so this is rather impressive to me.--Madman (talk) 21:03, 13 February 2015 (UTC)The Madman

[edit] Homophobes and unborn children

So, my first thought was "Ugh, homophobes." Then I wondered "Why are some of these tweets phrased so formally?" Then I started wondering "You know, if it was possible to determine if a baby was gay before it was born, these people would undoubtedly abort them." Is that something that should be allowed? In one way, it'd possibly be good in that the unborn child doesn't have to grow up in such a hostile environment (though whether that's sufficient reason to deny a person-to-be their existence I leave up to you), but it would also empower bigots and reduce diversity. This is a similar concern as with sex-selective abortion, though people having a preference for getting either a boy or a girl is generally accepted in society. (talk) 08:07, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Why, exactly, shouldn't it be as accepted as gender selection? Abortion equals murder or something? Dmytry (talk) 12:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for completely missing the point. Now other people will have a stellar example for what not to do. (talk) 12:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
It'd be useful if you actually gave any sort of a reason why it should be any less accepted than gender selection. Genders less worthy of protection than sexual orientation? Or what? Dmytry (talk) 19:23, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
It's a bad reason to be sure, but I call my position pro-choice for a reason. If I though that people should only get abortions for reasons I agree with, my position would be far more restrictive than it is.--TiaC (talk) 18:09, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Why is this posted in February 2015 instead of March 2012? WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:39, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Because things aren't always discovered as soon as someone posts them on the internet? (talk) 19:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Wake up call for atheists?

I can't actually suss out what I'm supposed to wake up from? I think it's been pretty clear forever that there are serious anti-Muslim bigots in the atheist community(and among atheists who aren't part of our "community"). I read through the article looking for some indication of what I was supposed to do as an atheist, and all I found was a broadbased accusation that I didn't know or care about minority rights. Ikanreed (talk) 14:32, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Well, "A Wake-Up Call For Xenophobes" wouldn't be inflammatory, would it? Frederick♠♣♥♦ 19:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Clogosphere or Blogosphere?

I have noticed a few messages on this forum which I think belong in the Blogosphere. Articles written from reputable sources about internet wingnuttery rather than by wingnuts themselves. Can someone please clarify what type of article goes where? Thanks.--Mercian (talk) 18:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

If it's a good article, Blogosphere. If it's a shit article, Clogosphere. If it's a good article about shitty things, your pick. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 19:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Ben Carson

That's dupe entry number 3 I think. I'm not merging that one into the other ones again. Mayo2017 (talk) 10:42, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Halfs?

I'm not a fan of Kotaku, but speaking as someone who is 75:25 Koreo-Japanese, am I missing something about the article on biracial people in Japan? Is there something Clogworthy about it that I'm not getting? Japan is pretty notoriously xenophobic (particularly towards certain groups), and the Internet populace of Japan isn't significantly less vulnerable to the Online disinhibition effect[wp]. Noir LeSable (talk) 22:10, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

It was put there by the 74 IP, so they might not have had a particularly good reason to add it here. (talk) 22:24, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
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