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February 2024[edit]

  • I am an anti-Stalin leftist who was browsing through the tankie internet to laugh at their phony claims and overall philistine views on people of other political tendencies than Stalinism and I noticed what looked like a tankie version of Wikipedia, called ProleWiki. Typical apologetics, unironic citings of Grover Furr, E.H. Carr, amongst other pseudohistorians. I don't exactly remember how but I stumbled upon an article called "RationalWiki". Referring to RationalWiki it said something to the tune of "Founded to debunk Conservapedia, but spreads right wing liberal anti-communist State Department propaganda." I instantly clicked off that tankiepedia and went here, where I found there was much more sanity compared to that echo chamber. I have neglected to make an account up until now so hello! Nice to meet y'all! :) (EyeWouldDie4U (talk) 06:53, 22 February 2024 (UTC))
  • I discovered RationalWiki after seeing a YouTube video about Conservapedia and looking through it, erupting in fits of laughter (they call E=MC2 a "liberal claptrap"), and then googling if there was a left-wing version of it. — Unsigned, by: AzuraSilver / talk / contribs 03:38, 19 February 2024‎
  • I discovered Rationalwiki in late january in this year after i got invited by Rational Dude because i've had many talks about politics, communism and fascism and peoples who made history in the society.
    Created account here in yesterday, so... priviet comrades! shephardyy (talk) 10:49, 11 February 2024 (UTC)
  • I found this site years ago (when I was learning how to be a better person), but I didn't create an account until recently. Seriously --Snappy710 (talk) 22:43, 17 February 2024 (UTC)

January 2024[edit]

  • Joining at 11:30pm on January 31st because I didn't want the responsibility of making a new header for February, the pressure would be too much. Anyway I got here from an angry one star review for a book. At the end of the their rambling, the reviewer highly recommended another book called "The Trickster and the Paranormal" by George Hansen. Googling the author lead to me reading the article on him here, which I thought was rather good. And for the first time, my name wasn't taken. So hi, everyone. Eddie (talk) 12:42, 31 January 2024 (UTC)
  • Joined back during the reign of the orange one, to add some alt-right vocab to the list. Forgot about the account for ages, then saw David Gerard post about it on Mastodon, and returned. Pilcrowman (talk) 01:19, 10 January 2024 (UTC)


December 2023[edit]

  • I actually discovered Rationalwiki about October/November of this year and as a result of this guy posting this useful page in a community I'm in, thought it was cool, looked into more articles and was thoroughly engaged, and eventually joined the day I'm writing this, or was it the day before? It's 1:43 am, I don't know, I am tired. I decided I should make an account after he asked me for a second opinion on his talk page post on the otherkin article. I was planning to respond to that thread directly rather than just saying to him what I thought, but I think I'll leave it be for now. Regardless, hello Rationalwiki!--JustSomeBoygirl (talk) 06:47, 6 December 2023 (UTC)

November 2023[edit]

  • I discovered RationalWiki in about June of this year, while reading the TV Tropes page for horrible literature, and found a brief mention of the wiki on the listing for To Train Up a Child, where it mentioned this site comparing the book's take on child discipline to Mein Kampf of all books and finding the latter to be the more mild one. I was naturally intrigued, and eagerly clicked on the link to the page, where I would inevitably get sucked into multiple other articles before finding myself thoroughly engaged by the wiki's snide discussion of various topics and becoming a regular reader! (And now, a brand new editor!) Postuhenin (talk) 23:08, 30 November 2023 (UTC)
  • I looked up the Electric Universe because one of my philosophy teachers mentioned it and since I like to waste time researching random facts instead of doing actual work, I spent an hour gathering information on the crackpot nonsense that the Electric Universe is lol. (Renisnotreal (talk) 21:23, 29 November 2023 (UTC))
  • I found it today after looking for more information on the time cube guy. Saw the name RationalWiki and decided to take a peek. Nice to meet ya'll (MrRio (talk) 20:25, 28 November 2023 (UTC))
  • I frankly don't even remember, I think it was by result of accidentally clicking a link during a google search for something unrelated. About 4 years ago I became a regular reader but I may have encountered the site even before that. FirmlyGraspIt (talk) 04:10, 25 November 2023 (UTC)

October 2023[edit]

  • I struggled with mild oppression. I think it was the Delusion article that got me interested in this website around 2023 March 18. MagNookRab (talk) 23:31, 28 October 2023 (UTC)

September 2023[edit]

  • I was just Googling AronRa and some information about him (I'm a huge fan), and just tripped on this very interesting website, or a Wiki, to be more specific. — Unsigned, by: Diyorbek Ikhtiyorov / talk / contribs
  • I couldn't log in as Pbrower2a, so I logged in as Pbrower3. Same person, simply about a year older and I hope wiser.

— Unsigned, by: Pbrower3 / talk / contribs

August 2023[edit]

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July 2023[edit]

  • I found Rationalwiki after i got an instagram ad for Red mercury, "Caluanie Muelear Oxidize Partuerize", and gamma-butyrolactone. Francium (talk) 23:45, 30 July 2023 (UTC)

June 2023[edit]

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May 2023[edit]

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April 2023[edit]

  • I teach (university level) and find more relevant than ever to make people aware of logical fallacies. Academics do it too and I think many do it intentionally. I attended a talk today that was full of technical jargon but without any logical coherence. I landed here while trying to find the technical aspects for a "Chewbacca Defence”, the term that summarized what I witnessed today. — Unsigned, by: UBIK1970 / talk / contribs

March 2023[edit]

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February 2023[edit]

  • I found RationalWiki a long time ago. One of my interests is dealing with the wackos you find in the 'net, from medical quackery over pseudohistory to freeman-of-the-land stories. Oftentime when I tried to find material on these subjects, I stumbled over excellently written articles on RW, giving me much needed insight, complete with further citations and written in a style which suites my viewpoints both contentwise and humorwise. I will try to become an active member now, but do not know how much of my time I can commit. Roll.christian (talk) 14:41, 23 February 2023 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki through its property at Wikidata, and decided to take a look. VGPaleontologist (talk) 20:57, 15 February 2023 (UTC)
  • I became aware of RationalWiki through Uncyclopedia -Gang O' Shadow Wizards (talk) 18:08, 12 April 2023 (UTC)

January 2023[edit]

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