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Hi[edit]

New logo large.png Welcome to RationalWiki, LeftyGreenMario!

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Pull up a goat and have some fun!

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--MtDPert yet flexible 20:21, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Good post[edit]

That was a good comment (and on an unresolved discussion, to boot) so don't feel like you have to apologize about it. Keep up the good work. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 20:54, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Oh, thanks a lot. I'm not quite used to the snark (yet), and I don't know how "necroing" unresolved discussion is viewed here, so I was a bit hesitant. I'm glad I did it, so thanks again. LEFTYGREENMARIO 20:56, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

br clear[edit]

eTmplate clear ({{clear}}) does the job. Scream!! (talk) 23:57, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

I am aware of this, but I like to alternate between the two, though, for no reason. LEFTYGREENMARIO 00:01, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Mop and Bucket[edit]

You've been demoted! Try not to fuck anything up.--TiaC (talk) 05:13, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

I finally need some punishment for once. But thanks! :) LEFTYGREENMARIO 05:15, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Re: John Hagee[edit]

I dunno, I think I should redlink it or something since I feel he deserves an article on this wiki. He has a wikipedia article, which is saying something. -173.55.158.85

Yeah, seeing the Wikipedia article, he denies Global Warming, doesn't like abortion, doesn't like homosexuality (but has said the Church is open to everyone), and he's made predictions using the Bible. He doesn't like Catholics nor Islam. He has public support for Israel, and... that's most I can find for him. I don't have the confidence to create a substantial article on him, so maybe a red link can work here. LEFTYGREENMARIO 07:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Put it on the Suggestions page.--TiaC (talk) 07:42, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm not really knowledgeable about him, though. Oh well, maybe he can get a try. LEFTYGREENMARIO 07:46, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Nevermind, John Hagee has an article. :P LEFTYGREENMARIO 07:53, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Minor Edits[edit]

Please reserve tagging edits as minor for changes that do not impact the content of the article.--TiaC (talk) 23:07, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

I think I accidentally tagged that edit as minor. It's a bad habit. ^^' LEFTYGREENMARIO 23:09, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Wah![edit]

"LeftyGreenMario"? By which you mean; Luigi? All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:43, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Heh, just Mario in green clothes. :P LEFTYGREENMARIO 00:44, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

You've done good work recently[edit]

Thank you for your good work this past while! I really appreciate it. Here — as thanks, have a meme. On the house Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 02:27, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Hey, thanks a lot! And thanks for the first comment I've received after a while, it's much appreciated! I like you around here, hope you continue doing your best! --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:30, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Right back at ya, slick! Keep on keepin' on! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 02:38, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Can't spell "respite" without "spite"[edit]

Here's hoping suspecting you made this edit just because the stupid TERF rules classified "cisgendered" as a slur? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 02:43, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Maybe you didn't, but if you did... darn tootin. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 02:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Also in case anyone ever ever suspects I'm transgendered just because I list opinions only "fake females" can make. Like anyone cares if I tout a vagina, but to some people, it's srs bsns. I'm weird that way. It honestly baffles me why a term like that that simply describes a majority, neutral connotation to me, is considered on the same level as "nigger", "spic", and "tranny". And others, but I'm too young and naïve to know other slurs. please don't list more :( --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 02:54, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
"Touting a vagina" made me snort. Would also have accepted "lugging" and "operating" as verbs. ^^
Speaking of "fake females"; that's one of the ironies I love about dealing with rabid identity politicians over the web. They can't tell what you are, and that upsets them greatly! Without their labels, they're lost, you see. (<- Just realized how much this read like mansplaining, lmao Facepalm.png)
I vaguely recall having read once about some white supremacist guy who made a friend over text while gaming. They started chatting, yadda yadda, only later it turns out the kid was black! The white supremacist recalled with horror on a forum, "I almost let one of'em into my life!" (or something to that effect). Things were fine until the labels came into play.
The moral of the story is; these are people who can't stand having to imagine being someone other than themselves. Being forced to do so robs them of their one superpower — instantly knowing who's good and who's bad at a moment's glanceWikipedia's W.svg.
These are people allergic to the idea of a veil of ignorance; a veil which I personally find to be the starting point of any morally serious discussion of what a "just" society might ever be like. If you have just under two minutes of your time to give to the brilliant Stephen Fry:
A slightly more in-depth version (from the School of Life) on Rawls and his thought experiment can be viewed here.
And (from one thing to the next) speaking of gender — I just posted this today.
Also, in yet another topic jump, I read on your userpage that you have ADHD! That makes two of us, in that case! I've written a few rows here and there on that too. Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 03:16, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
I can't see why it should matter whether you are really a woman, or really a man, or really a genderless purple-skinned alien from the Horologium Supercluster – you should be judged by the value of your contributions alone, not by facts about yourself which most or all of us–not knowing you personally–have no way to verify. On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. (((Zack Martin))) 03:34, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Goodpost.gif But how can the sole science of justice still work if I can't pre-emptively cast you in a role? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 03:43, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
TBH, the term "identity politics" kind of confuses me. I hear it, but I don't use it myself nor don't I understand it extremely well. I do think people blow it out of proportion, from what I'm getting. Anyhow, I do like calling myself a female, and I like to imagine the reactions people get when they first discover it. It always makes me laugh. I engage in friendlier people though, and I'm not the gamer type that hangs out in circles where misogynists crop up; the Mario community is pretty tame though we complain about the silliest things.
Thanks for the video, well, not sure what it is exactly about, the "veil of ignorance". It seems like possibilities in a desired society? Not sure.
Of course, it doesn't matter in fact, I'm a little Italian video game plumber from a magical land called Mushroom Kingdom that has beautiful mushrooms and ditzy princesses and brutal parties I'm not trying to put myself on a special pedestal here. I get most of my time talking with people who share similar thought processes and laugh at critical-thinking failures while trying very hard to be open to beliefs, being intellectually honest (that means being honest about my limits and not pretending to know things I don't) and admit errors. In fact, I'm a little hard on myself and I'm always critical of what I do or say and rely a bit too much on trusted third-party opinions than my own.
And I do have ADHD and I have to deal with ADHD-denial (my dad's Chinese and critical of that stuff, sadly) and ADHD deniers drive me absolutely nuts with their disgusting remarks like "kids with ADHD are just lazy". ADHD is a tough thing to deal with. School absolutely sucks! I'm so glad I'm out of it. It was a terrible, if not traumatic experience for me and I remember my journal entries about school, and it looked like it was written by a crazy person. "Good times"... I think I'm allergic to nostalgia goggles, to be honest. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 05:55, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for edit[edit]

That does actually read a lot better, thank you, keep up the good work!

You're welcome! Your contribution is very welcome as well. You did most of the work after all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:45, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

"Thank you Mario!"[edit]

"But our discussion is on another talkpage!" Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:48, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Grrrr. You Mushroom people never give me a break. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:59, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Technically it's Luigi because only Luigi is green and lefty, as signified by the 'L' on his cap.—CheeseburgerFace (talk) 01:27, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
That's true, unless he is a RightyRedLuigi. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:47, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

1up[edit]

Here's a relevant quote I added to my userpage today, regarding the virtues of wasting investing time on cranks like Mr. Fluoride. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:24, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

We need to get a life. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:12, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Being a skeptic is a thankless job sometimes — a bit like being a correctional officer, in its own way. Sure, we get to spend our days engaged with the same cranks who demonstrably lack both lives and prospects. And the routine can become so ingrained that for select moments, it might even feel like a "who's who"-type situation between crank and skeptic. But don't you forget which side of the bars you're actually on. In practice, we may indeed be spending our days in prison. Yet it's a hell of a difference between us and the lifers we're here to watch. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:29, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
It's hard imagining how these people even think sometimes. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:06, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Yeah... That's part of the empathic challenge, in my opinion. It's why systematically observing how cranks behave and reason in general is so instructive... But you're right. Sometimes, even with all my attempts to understand, I realize that I miss some powerful emotion cental to their outlook — typically intense paranoia — or indeed that I lack the disordered cognitive process of the schizophrenic. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:38, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Welcome to City 17[edit]

I was wondering if you have Steam? :3 All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:28, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Sent you a friend invite! Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 23:27, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

About that Zeitgeist Guy...[edit]

Every time we protect a page that he vandalizes, he just moves onto another. Do we want to consider maybe just containing him to the Zeitgeist talkpage, reverting him when he touches mainspace? I don't think he's actually obsessed with TZM, he's just using it as a crux for a trolling campaign. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:56, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

I've decided to lock the relevant pages to autoconfirmed for the time being. What I don't understand is why he would blank our pages on TZM and the Venus Project, if he's opposed to TZM and the Venus Project? You know — considering our articles expose and debunk said movements? Heck, if he'd stop vandalizing and start improving those articles by inserting worthwhile criticisms, we'd be glad to have him. (Fat chance, I know. But just saying). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 11:39, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
That's what I thought at first. IMO, he doesn't give a shit about either Zeitgeist or Venus. All he wants to do is troll, and he's just doing it on those pages, for some reason. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:18, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Not reverting Mr. Zeitgeist doesn't seem to have worked and his useless comments do take up space while people tried to engage like "er, okay, tell us why it should be deleted" and it never goes anywhere, which is why I decided to revert everything Mr. Zeitgeist does; the posts might as well not be here. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 00:08, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Goodpost.gif Indeed. Which is why I implemented long-term protection for the relevant pages. If he spreads to other pages instead, we'll just revert him normally there. What's clear is that the Zeitgeist/Venus project pages cannot go unprotected, regardless. My hope is that his interest will wane over time with the relevant locks in place. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 08:43, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome![edit]

Honestly, I can't say I'm a fan of Trump. He's an ass, and the only reason I voted for him is that it didn't sit well with me that his main opponent seems to have been caught rigging the primary election, and she has responding to the resulting criticism with ad hominem attacks rather than addressing the issues. Otherwise I would have loved to have had a woman President instead of the misogynistic ass we have, but I'm far from an expert in politics. Isn't Planned Parenthood mostly an abortion clinic? I know they do other things too, but isn't that their claim to fame? I'm a quite tolerant person, and it's fine if someone is pro-choice, but as a young mother who would never personally have an abortion, I'm more concerned with equal pay than abortion rights. Before you look down on me for choosing to have a child while in college, know that I am a sorority member and an honor student despite having a child. Cutting funding to science is a definite mistake. DanielleD (talk) 06:33, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

What does[edit]

What does Florida agriculture department have to do with anything?--Kingdamian1 (talk) 21:45, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't know, it's a joke reason most of the time. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:46, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm a bit late but a Conservapedia user went on about how he was going to report RationalWiki for violating a law we didn't violate in a US state we're not based in and it became a meme, or so I'm told. Christopher (talk) 18:26, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
Gotcha. And also, thanks for writing one of the few comments I receive that isn't complete filth. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:04, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Why?[edit]

Why do all these vandals seem to hate you? You're really nice. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:28, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

I think being female is sadly one reason. I really wish it weren't like this way since this stuff saps my morale. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:31, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
What, like what happened with DanielleD? (sigh) You know, sometimes I hate people. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:32, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I think. And yeah, people suck and this world is full of those people, if history says anything. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:39, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Don't tell me the Princess is in another castle[edit]

Remember to stick your head in now and then, or I'll miss ya! Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 11:45, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Well, she was, which is why I was very busy. One thing, can you rename those nasty usernames in the block log to something a little better? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:28, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
I would if I knew which they were! I assume it's died down on its own by now, though.
For some reason, I just sat re-reading parts of our exchanges with that BoN whom I've mentally christened 'Fluoride Man'.
It always amazes me to see how lucid of thought your writing is, and your good-willed patience with abrasive cranks is tremendous — verging almost on the self-injurous, I fear.
Too bad I happened to be busy just the other night. Don't let that deter you. All the best buddy, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:39, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Much thanks for the support and compliment. Means a lot to me. It works both ways, trolls and frustration easily drain me, but compliments I accept also raise me. And yeah, I'm glad I'm able to argue that way even if the backfire effect applies; it's really to help me and I enjoy arguing on things I know tbh. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 17:50, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Your posts at Talk:List_of_scientifically_controlled_double_blind_studies_which_have_conclusively_demonstrated_the_efficacy_of_homeopathy#A_new_study_someone_posted[edit]

Might I suggest making an article at Individualized Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression? Your comments would do as a fine side-by-side. Th hug.gif FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 20:43, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

I'll consider. Though I was actually considering making a big edit in Evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy. It can get its own article, however, if I'm aware that the study has been cited a bazillion times in the past and I caught only two instances of it. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:49, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
@FuzzyCatPotato It's done. If anyone can find any other comments on this study, it'll be great. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:46, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

1up[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 11:56, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Nice, but if I can provide commentary for myself, well, I'm probably the most inexperienced person here. I've read some of what these directors do, but I don't have a clear picture yet. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:45, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Purim Website[edit]

A miss click on recent changes maybe. Daev (talk) 23:30, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

I have started to draft part of an article on some of the worst accounts on YouTube. Can you take a look at it and see if the humor is good? Here's a link! The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat! 04:37, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

I'd tone down on the strike-out a bit and I'm not sure overall if it's missional. But to make humor work, I think you can let the words and actions of the stupid and crazy speak for themselves for the most part. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 06:50, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
@WonderKirby577 I've just looked at your draft. And I say, "No. It's a terrible idea>" It doesn't belong on RationalWiki, not even in Fun space. We pursue cranks. We don't make fun of people on the internet simply for being people on the internet. Leave that to Encyclopedia Dramatica. Spud (talk) 10:15, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
@Spud Goodpost.gif
Dearest @WonderKirby577, I highly recommend you take the above two editors' advice to heart. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:11, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I deleted it. Thanks for the advice! The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat! 01:43, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Just thanks[edit]

I'm just saying I liked your limerick on the bored page. The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat! 04:32, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Heh. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:45, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Wanted Sleep Article.[edit]

@LeftyGreenMario Hey, I did a thing! I saw that the page for sleep was quite wanted, so I made one! Sure, it's a stub, but it does provide a basic outline. The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat! 01:52, 18 August 2017 (UTC)