Conservapedia talk:Best New Conservative Words

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Minor Addition[edit]

Just noted four of Andy’s gems, all from, in which he explicitly admits that he is skewing his own sample:

a) “Superb suggestion [Scrooge]. Please add with a precise date, if you have one. I'm also working on a few possibilities for 1700s and 1800s to perfect the geometric fit, but yours is better than mine.--Andy Schlafly 12:15, 14 May 2009 (EDT)” Note the uncommon modesty.

b) “I'll add all four terms as difficult to classify, pending further discussion. Thanks but we're still looking for a a [sic] 1700s term to perfect the geometric fit.--Andy Schlafly 19:38, 16 May 2009 (EDT)”

c) “Thanks for the insights above. Looks like we'll hold off on both terms, then. That means we're still looking for one more word from the 1700s to perfect the geometric increase in generation of insightful conservative terms for the list. Suggestions are welcome!--Andy Schlafly 14:21, 19 May 2009 (EDT)”

d) “Looks like 'separation of powers' [1748] is the term to perfect the fit to the geometric increase, unless someone objects.--Andy Schlafly 08:38, 20 May 2009 (EDT)” And, for God’s sake, don’t find any more! (He thought “Checks and balances” (1780) good too, but obviously couldn’t have both.)

Best of CP?[edit]

This is a good article. Should it join the elite at category:Best of Conservapedia? Totnesmartin (talk) 15:33, 27 October 2010 (UTC)





it's a good article overall, but the huge text blocks for footnotes are... problematic, in my opinion. Perhaps you could create some kind of references page and just link to that in the footnotes. MDB (talk) 11:01, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

The huge footnotes list the essays for the count mentioned in the opening paragraph, and I think these numbers are outdated anyway, given Ken's recent enthusiasm for essay-spamming. We could preserve them in an article about CP's essays, but updating them would require a manual search and count of CP's mainspace for articles with "essay" in the title, a description has lost most of its meaning anyway...I don't know if it's worth the effort. Röstigraben (talk) 11:13, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
The section on essays is a distraction - and outdated. If there is any interest in the information provided within, then I could put an updated version elsewhere
For instance, Conservapedia's greatest essayists are at the moment:
Aschlafly 92
Conservative 51
Ed Poor 41
Jpatt 18
Benp 9
TerryH 9
TK 4
AddisonDM 4
DanH 3
Cogito ergo sum 3
larronsicut fur in nocte 11:34, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


I took out the following:

Essays at Conservapedia[edit]

Essays at CP

Conservapedia - unlike RationalWiki - has no separate namespace for essays. Instead, an essay is just an article prefixed by essay:. In July 2010, there existed over 250 such essays at Conservapedia. More than a third (91) were penned by Andrew Schlafly himself as a way to present us with his wonderful insights [1] - Ed Poor being a distant second with just 38 essays[2]. Generally, one would expect such an essay to be the work of a single author, but at Conservapedia, this isn't always the case: instead, Andrew Schlafly often asks editors to add to his essays.
larronsicut fur in nocte 11:42, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Minor carp[edit]

There are some references to RW editors and the use of "I". Shouldn't it be more impersonal?  Lily Inspirate me. 11:45, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Yup: Sometimes, the article's origin of being an essay itself shows through...
larronsicut fur in nocte 11:53, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
I don't think it should be "brained" until that is tidied up.  Lily Inspirate me. 12:17, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, a couple of us are trying to do so. Your help is welcomed! larronsicut fur in nocte 12:21, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
I agree with the removal of first-person perspectives, but LArron and Opcn did the number-crunching and analysis for this one, so they should be credited somewhere. Röstigraben (talk) 12:30, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Do we have barnstars at RW? Or something equivalent? Totnesmartin (talk) 13:41, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Anyone notice?[edit]

Assfly claims that society is becoming less well-educated and yet he claims that Conservative words are increasing so hasn't he unintentionally suggested a correlation between conservatism and lack of education? --Let Them Eat Cake (talk) 16:34, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
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