G'day, fellow RationalWikians! Don't forget to visit the Campaign page of the 2016 Board of trustees election in order to make your voice heard. Suggested activities include:

  • Endorsing select candidates (lending a hand to your loyal henchmen and/or glorious overlords!)
  • Anti-endorsing select candidates (character-assassinating your hated opponents!)
  • Providing moar goat (please wipe afterwards)
  • Just asking questions to the candidates

Your participation might help other users better direct their votes. More importantly, it'll show the world that we've yet to go full Citizendium in terms of election hype!

from FuzzyCatPotato (Talk), group Site wide (urgent) at 00:24, 25 July 2016

User:David Gerard

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I'm this guy. Or, if you prefer, this one. Or my home page. Or my fake news blog. Or even the unofficial official RationalWiki blog.

Best way to get hold of me is to email I am so real-name that I publicly post my phone number on the Internet (+44 7733 223 584, email is always preferred, usually goes to message, I do check them promptly though).

My pet robot is called Divabot. KILL, BOY! KILL!

I am a volunteer sysadmin for the RationalWiki Foundation boxes, still making sense of the damn thing.

I am also one of the moderators. Play nice, now.

[edit] How to make a martini for me

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 shot dry vermouth
  • shake with ice
  • two olives

Achieves the cocktail effect: where all the alcohol cancels out and it slips past your lips and mouth like a song, before burning all the way down your gullet.

BrainMop.jpg As a confirmed mustard jar for taking on this job as a Sysop on RationalWiki: I, David Gerard, pledge to only do what I can be fucking bothered with.
I furthermore pledge that if I indulge in secret private conversations about you, we will make a formal report to the mob. Is that all?
If you impugn my motives without warrant, or challenge my "AUTHORATIE", er, there is nothing I can or will do.

[edit] How the election extension works (I think)

In LocalSettings.php, something like this:

$wgElectionName = "ModsNov2015";
$wgElectionCandidates = array("142․124․55․236", "Alec Sanderson", "Aloysius the Gaul", "Arisboch", "Captain Wolff", "ChrisAmiss", "CorruptUser", "David Gerard", "EddieMonah", "FuzzyCatPotato", "Genghis Khant", "Gooniepunk", "Human", "Ikanreed", "KOMF", "NarkySawtooth", "Noir LeSable", "PacWalker", "Paravant", "Queex", "Revolverman", "ScepticWombat", "Serocco", "Smerdis of Tlön", "Spud", "Stabby the Misanthrope");

This generates a file called ModsNov2015.blt in w/ (the MediaWiki directory) which some poor bugger then has to analyse. I think there's software for that bit.

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