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[edit] Happy equinox

...everybody (unless you are watching repeats of a certain TV series which ended on this day). 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:14, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

equinox was three months ago. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 17:22, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Solstice then (and anyone dancing skyclad round 'some stones'/a Christmas tree/other standing object of choice?) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:27, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
It's at 4:48 am tomorrow, so not me - too bloody cold! I'm only a fair weather pagan, which in Britain puts me at a disadvantage... BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 17:44, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Unless one has 'a cat with opinions' :)

The reference is to [1]. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:29, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

It will be Up Helly Aa before you know it. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 11:46, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Soon be Imbolc. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 12:11, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
And it is just over a week to (Russian Orthodox) Christmas (if anyone wants a pub/office/other quiz 'trick' question). 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:29, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Merry Christmas tomorrow anyone. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 19:00, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Yep, tree's staying up here for Serbian Orthodox Christmas (the older girls' father was Serbian) - David Gerard (talk) 23:36, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Feasts, festivities, encouragement of arts and helpfulness to each other are among the positive aspects of religion. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 14:59, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Proposed article: Alleged "Roman" sword found in Nova Scotia (#Swordgate)

Unless I simply entered the wrong search terms, I wasn't able to find an article about this topic yet. For more information, one can simply Google "Roman Sword Oak Island" or check out Andy White's repository page of blog posts, which serves an index. Jason Colavito is another blogger covering the issue.

The sword, allegedly found near a shipwreck off the coast of Nova Scotia and Oak Island, was identified as a relatively-modern reproduction by the only academic who's examined it thus far. Despite numerous lab tests and a sort of "crowd-sourced" study from an archaeologic point-of-view, headed by Andy White, the primary proponent of the sword's authenticity continues to claim it's the real thing. This person is J. Hutton Pulitzer, a layman treasure hunter who has a substantial following on Facebook and other social media.

There's just too much for me to explain in this post, so please check out the link to Andy White's blog for more info. I'm just trying to ascertain if an article on this subject would be warranted. I'd be willing to help write it, as well. I'm new here although I've been a casual Wikipedia editor for years. Let me know if there are any questions about the topic I can attempt to answer. I doubt this issue will ever make it to Wikipedia because of the simple fact that the sword is not an authentic artifact, yet I believe it's important to provide potential Google searchers with a few rational places to visit. Right now proponents of the theory are running wild with speculation and accusations of conspiracy from academia, the History Channel and anyone else who doesn't agree with them. Abrasax (talk) 12:03, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

It probably warrants a section in Oak Island Money Pit. I'm not sure how relevant it will be in the long run for a separate article.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:40, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
There are a 'select group of persons' who acquire 'actual historical objects' etc and plant them in various unlikely places: their previous outlets included The Daily Sport (UK) - Statue of Elvis found on Mars, London Bus in the Antarctic etc. Famous members include the Princes in the Tower, Kasper Hauser, Amelia Earhart and others who have mysteriously vanished or appeared. 31.51.113.199 (talk) 23:21, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Search function broken

See e.g. http://rationalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&search=Penn&fulltext=Search&profile=default&redirs=0 which finds no results --93.223.32.238 (talk) 20:24, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

"There is a page named "Penn" on this wiki", it sez here. Pippa (talk) 20:35, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed this yesterday & meant to flag it up but must have forgotten. I'll post it in Tech support. David G usually fixes it pretty quick. ЩєазєюіδWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:42, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Unprofessionnal insults

I really think this wiki would be taken a lot more seriously if most of the pages didn't contain more subjective insults than actual facts. Who thought it was a good idea to openly mock organizations, people and views all the time? I mean, I mostly agree, but I wouldn't call someone I hate an asshole in an official paper, I'd write facts, even probably be biased, but I'd let the reader figure out the man or woman is an asshole from some actual contents. That's not very professional, most of the time I can't even figure out what this person did wrong because it's just insults...— Unsigned, by: 65.93.181.162 / talk / contribs

It's a wiki written by volunteers with wildly varying degrees of knowledge, experience and writing ability, so there's bound to be plenty of shit articles. Have a look here for some of the better stuff, and please feel free to create an account if there's anything you'd like to improve or create.
For the record, I much prefer fact-based mockery to flat-out insults. In a civilised society, ridicule and laughter are usually far more potent weapons against the cranks and the crazies than any amount of anger or bile. Robledo (talk) 21:32, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

[edit] RW apparently on par with HuffPost

This discussion was moved to talk:Bradlee Dean. WẽãšẽĩõĩďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 08:09, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Beware

... the summer solstice.

How will RW/RWians celebrate? 86.191.127.68 (talk) 22:00, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

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