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[edit] John Oliver

Given his generally sublime coverage of a good few topics covered by RW, how does this man not have his own page yet? Lola Lazerface (talk) 12:02, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

You can make a case for a John Oliver article on the http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki:To_do_list , then see what people think. Nullahnung (talk) 12:21, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Replacing an account

Is it acceptable to register a new account if one stops using their old account, like on Wikipedia? —ShadowFan-X 16:14, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Pretty much - we have some users who have been here years but change accounts every now and then just 'cos they feel like it - though note we don't have a rule constraining people to pretend you aren't the same person - David Gerard (talk) 16:27, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

[edit] There is a lot of shit not covered on this wiki

Come on guys and gals, pull your head out of your collective asses and start making more articles related to pop culture (as long as it relates to the goals of RationalWiki). There are plenty of movies, T.V. shows, video games, etc. that could be bashed in an extremely scathing article. Call of Duty, Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park (not the entire fucking Comedy Central), Urban Dictionary, the list is fucking endless. I like your website, but I'm tired of reading the same shit every time I visit!— Unsigned, by: 151.213.194.84 / talk / contribs 19:39, 27 October 2014‎ (UTC)

Um. No. This page explains that this site is about pseudoscience and authoritarianism. Sorry it's not maximally entertaining. Ikanreed (talk) 19:44, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
What related to pop culture would you have us write about? Our mission is to counteract anti-science bullshit. If you want information on pop culture I would recommend Wikipedia or TV Tropes. I suppose there is some place for things like Elvis faking his death or Jim Morrison moving to Africa, but for the most part pop culture would be off mission. Unlike a lot of wikis *cough, conservapedia, cough Citizendium, cough, New World Encyclopedia* we don't have a problem with wikipedia, we have a problem with pseudoscience.Samstr (talk) 16:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Plenty of room for pop culture, when it invites ludicrous rubbish. c.f. Tupac Shakur - David Gerard (talk) 12:32, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Don't complain - find a means of creating Pop(goes the weasel)Culture(Vulture)RationalWiki. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:01, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Bill Nye promoting a thing that about half of skeptics deem to be woo and the other half deem to be "plausible" to "maybe plausible" or something basically

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZo1GhaTVuk

It's somewhat old news and I am nowhere near sufficiently science-literate to make a judgment, but according to a surprising number of skeptics' websites Nye is pushing baloney with this.

Any input? A Google RW search didn't turn up anything about this "ionator". Lola Lazerface (talk) 13:44, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Heyup Lola, d'you wanna move this to the Saloon bar? Cos that's where it belongs. Scream!! (talk) 14:00, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Recent changes

As it is traditional to take down Christmas decorations on January 6, should 'Merry Christmas' be removed from the 'recent changes' page? (Besides the first Easter eggs are already in the shops.) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:52, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Christmas day is Jan 7th in the Orthodox church; so no: it shouldn't be removed. Scream!! (talk) 19:19, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
It's a bit more complicated than that, but yeah, it's because of the Russians, and it's nice that RationalWiki remembered that other cultures exist.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:24, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
'For those celebrating Christmas on 25 December...' was omitted as obvious.

'New Year New Rationalwiki'/'Living up to Rationalwiki-improving New Year's Resolutions' sounds better. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 19:28, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

So obviously for the Russian readership we need the Christmas brain with a blue hat - David Gerard (talk) 19:30, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
*sigh* When I wrote "Russia" above, I though people where going to click on that link first. Anyway, it's because of "Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and the Greek Patriarchate of Jerusalem", as well as the Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Catholic Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Good luck somehow representing all of that in the logo. :) --ZooGuard (talk) 19:34, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
FATHER FROST USES BLUE!! and that's all I know about Russian Christmas - David Gerard (talk) 22:30, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

... and it will soon be Christmas again. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:32, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

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