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July 2021[edit]

  • first found it on discord 2y ago, now revisiting thanks to ED (talk) 10:41, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Found this after searching for "amogus original comic". Yeah. — Unsigned, by: / talk
  • I can't even remember. It's been ten plus years (and my reckoning is bad because I still think I'm seven years of age) and my best assumptions are that RW came up during some or other online discussion with a skeptic or atheist. I've been a lurker on and off since then, but recently found myself thinking of the immaculate snark in pages like Protochronism more and more and decided I'd finally take the plunge. Kntai (talk) 08:37, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • During around early 2017 I searched "Breadtube" and found the (now defunct) RationalWiki article about it. I'm very thankful to have found this wiki because I had a lot to learn myself in regards to pseudoscience (for example, I thought artificial food dyes were bad for you; I learned that they are totally fine on this wiki) and I greatly appreciate what you've built here so much.~April Chat? 00:59, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

June 2021[edit]

  • I found this through a comment on one of Professor Stick's videos. I appreciate the work you guys do. TheOneAndOnlyCirrusMan (talk) 03:33, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

May 2021[edit]

  • Found this in a rabbit hole sent from r/antifastonetoss on Reddit. His article was my landing point for this absolute gold mine of 7000+ pages.I believe that RationalWiki’s main goal for all of us is to debunk and document the full range of crank ideas, to explore the modern world’s beautiful complexities, and to spread as much liberal and Atheist bias as possible. XxAlphaHexagonxX(Communications) 22:44, 25 May 2021(UTC)
  • Was debunking creatards and Flattards. I am constantly debunking these guys and so went to look up some of what these guys are saying and found this site. Lavalizard101 (talk) 16:12, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Have used it as a resource for a while, but the first article that brought me here was probably linked from Twitter, about Stefan Molyneux. Made an account to contribute on some of my interest areas (food woo and state/non-state violence) Stinkypete (talk) 18:57, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

April 2021[edit]

  • I was basically wandering, looking for things discussing the not-so-great things Autism Speak's done back in April, and RationalWiki caught my attention. Then I clicked around on a few random articles, and realized they were almost all things that interested me, so I decided there was no harm in joining. (Side note: I wrote this in May, but my account was made in April) ThatOneGoblin (talk) 1:04, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  • I was trying to explain to a friend the reason why Peter Brock and his Holden Dealer Team lost the support of General Motors Holden was because of his energy polarizer. When researching this in Wikipedia I came across the term automotive woo which I had not heard of before and that led me to RationalWiki! Bigbrick1969 (talk) 03:53, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I learned of this website 3 years ago when I was searching conspirary theories for entertainment and found this site. I joined because I enjoy this site and want to be a member. -- Daemonspudguy (talk) 12:22, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Several months ago I found the article about Bill Wiese (I don't remember how or why), noticed the strangeness of this little website called RationalWiki, and then forgot about it for a month or two. I found the article again, and then looked up a few other things, and soon enough I was hooked. I go on this website practically every day, often while falling down various rabbit holes and learning a few things from time to time. I decided to make an account partly because of how often I come to the site and partly to make edits to a few pages in particular, such as the death penalty article. TheJakeHolmesVersion (talk) 19:28, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I found out about Conservapedia and RationalWiki at about the same time. As a Christian, Canadian and Liberal Party supporter, I personally like neither CP nor RW, but I copy my non-controversial edits on Wikipedia (the wiki I edit the most) to both websites. I consult both websites to see the opinions of people on both ends of the spectrum in the US. Félix An (talk) 17:12, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

March 2021[edit]

  • JJPMaster informed me on Uncyclopedia. Gale5050 (talk) 16:49, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
  • I learned of RationalWiki roughly a decade ago – don't remember exactly when – when Illogicopedia users active here linked to it there. Now, I've joined mainly for a different reason, a more recent interest and concern with cults and related matters (mind viruses and how they work). I'm not a materialist, but I don't see an inclination towards mysticism as a reason to support BS (mysticism in itself is categorically distinct from dogma, deception, pseudoscience, and other things which may destructively use and abuse mysticism). Rational inquiry and a dose of skepticism are needed the most when human tendencies are the most likely to result in tangled-up mental activity and results thereof. --ApooftGnegiol (talk) 08:06, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

January 2021[edit]

  • Found an article here about GamerGate. Exaskliri (talk) 07:36, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I liked the atmosphere, and the satire. thought i'd like to contribute to the wiki* Kenobisen (talk)
  • Like it for quite some time, decided to register after some edits as an IP. A bit behind Wikipedia in editing convenience and tools (I am an editor there), but still quite good. Meow (talk) 16:53, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Was browsing aritcles about Last Thursdayism and thought the category names were comedic, and found myself looking around some more. Decided to finally sign up! Moria. 04:45, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I re-discovered RationalWiki while reading Wikipedia's article describing "hat collecting" (w:Wikipedia:Hat collecting), and then re-re-discovered it when I discovered Sievert 81's actions on Wikipedia, which led to me becoming quite angry, and then officially moving to RationalWiki. JJP...MASTER![talk to] JJP... master? 19:43, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I discovered RationalWiki when I created a Wikidata property for this site. I really like it. --Rapunzel 05:37, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Quite a while ago (2 years?). I discovered this site soon after discovering Conservapedia while reading Wikipedia. I signed up to make little edits here and there, and to counter more vandals. CommanderOzEvolved (talk) (contribs) 12:39, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I discovered the wiki around 2017 by accident while browsing the net as I usually do, so basically I had known the wiki for several years and made a few anonymous edits, but following the day someone made an article about Michael Coombs on my own wiki pointing out the fact that he relentlessly vandalizes RationalWiki and harasses scientists on Twitter, I got curious about that nutcase and started lurking around here to gather information relating to or involving Michael Coombs and the other trolls who come here frequently to cause havoc such as David Morris. Later on, I noticed there were more and more vandals/sockpuppets popping up, so I took notes on them and added them into a new article specifically for them. Eventually, I decided to create an account to help the wiki since I got more and more interested in RW itself rather than the trolls who vandalize it on the daily-basis. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 12:57, 29 January 2021 (UTC)