RationalWiki:How I found RationalWiki/2008

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2008[edit]

December 2008[edit]

  • The E. Coli chap who gave Brother Assfly and the Conservapedos such grief with his wonderful letters. Matty the Damned 03:03, 19 December 2008 (EST)
  • Someone emailed me a link here on the first day I signed up for CP. FernoKlumpMr. Assfly! Don't forget about this petition!] 01:50, 23 December 2008 (EST)
  • A friend prefaced his rant with "you won't believe this shit," and somewhere along the way "Conservapedia" was thrown in the mix. Checked out Conservapedia, indeed could not believe that shit, and went on scooting around Wikipedia for further info. Stumbled across RationalWiki as a result. A.Ha 21:29, 23 December 2008 (EST)
  • Followed a link to Poe's Law from the JREF forum - as I suspect many do. Worm(t | c) 08:52, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

November 2008[edit]

  • It was listed in Wikipedia's article on CPTheemperor 22:10, 17 November 2008 (EST)
  • Same. Bluefish 17:23, 21 November 2008 (EST)
  • I was browsing Uncyclopedia for lulz, when I came across their article on Conservapedia. I checked out the equivalent article on Wikipedia, which led me to this site. -RedbackG'day 14:08, 22 November 2008 (EST)
  • Found it through a link on Fark[1], in a reference to Poe's law. (Damn, everytime I go online, seems like there's a new something-wiki. . . . — Unsigned, by: 70.149.182.200 / talk / contribs
  • Through Google - I think I searched for "Conservapedia Bugler".--Kriss AkabusiAAAAWOOOOGAAAR!!1 05:00, 19 December 2008 (EST)
  • Saw it mentioned as an anti CP site on wikipedia. EternalCritic 17:30, 13 March 2009 (EDT)
  • searched Conservapedia. Never knew I'd find this. Great site. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorthe mortal enemy of Weaseloid's former user page 21:21, 3 January 2009 (EST)
  • Googled something about CP, or possibly the WP CP article. EddyP (talk) 16:48, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Reading Wikipedia, I followed the chain "Criticism of Wikipedia" → "Conservapedia" → "RationalWiki" (eventually; I was using cp:Template:Mainpageright as a wingnut news-feed as early as 2007). I made a number of anonymous edits before Bob invited me to join, which I did. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:54, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

October 2008[edit]

  • I was just googling Poe's Law, and found this delicious home of sanity InaVegt 19:02, 15 October 2008 (EDT)
  • To be honest, I have no idea, although it could have been via the CP Wikipedia page. I've been laughing at CP for a while, but never editing. Linkthewindow 04:53, 17 October 2008 (EDT)
  • The Grauniad, I think. Yes, after a bit of fact-checking, this piece lead to CP where I watched and laughed for a couple of months, and did the same at RW, then I created accounts at both within a few days of each other.--Stunteddwarf Spirit of the Cherry Blossom 19:21, 17 February 2011 (UTC)


September 2008[edit]

  • PZ Meyers' blog, I think. Might've been StumbleUpon. --Purple George!YossieSpring in Fialta 22:12, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
  • StumbledUpon Lenski dialog. Fell in love with website when I saw WIGOCP. MIP 23:51, 3 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Chance encounter with a hilarious website called "Republican Faith Chat" http://baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com/important-site-news/ and read that RationalWiki is "going to hell" hahaha. What non-sense dribble Christians spew. I love RationalWiki!
  • 'twas whispered to me in fearful tones, as part of my initiation into the last Cabal of the Temple of the Illuminati, of which none may speak on pain of their ultimate punishment: No Biscuits At Coffee Break. Insert Name Here 12:10, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I discovered RW over a year ago. Wow. Too bad I wasn't active. I believe I found RW using Google, and the first page I found was WIGO:CP. --Zelandoni 23:16, 11 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Found it om JREF forum.62.251.102.185 05:20, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I gots banned from Conservapedia, for lulzing, so I came here. --Capercorn FLAME! what? 22:04, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I got caught teabagging Phyllis Schlafly by Andy at a prayer breakfast with the homeshoolees and was subsequently banned from Conservapedia despite impeccable Conservative contributions. I've been stalking WIGOCP for awhile now. Teabag 06:52, 27 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I discovered Conservapedia after hearing Andy pitch it on a local Seattle radio talk show and contributed 324 edits in the first two weeks of April 2007. I even earned "Edit of the Week". Then I was invited to the Rationalpedia, and I did quite a few edits there, and even attended the IRC channel associated with that place. Ed Poor somehow wormed his way into the IRC channel associated with that wiki, and started throwing his weight around, and kicked me from that channel. I discovered RationalWiki after checking up on CP via WP. RatWiki was only about three months old at the time.Teresita 02:50, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I was banned from conservapedia for suggesting that it might be full of propaganda and deception. I looked up CP on WP and ended up here to vent. Bingosherlock 16:58, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I joined awhile back, and am on and off a lot. But, I joined after reading about CP on Andrew Sullivan's blog, and when I went to look up CP again, the highest link on Google was RW. Looked around, liked it, stayed on for a bit. Now, I'm here and gone a lot. Researcher 19:37, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I came here from WP's article on CP, and lurked for a while (I can't remember how long). God only knows how I ended up there. Stupid educated Hoover! 20:33, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

August 2008[edit]

  • From a link about Lenski on Richard Dawkins site.--Rupert 17:06, 1 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Discovered Conservapedia through a comment on a Wikipedia talk page. Amusemement soon turned to horror. Discovered RationalWiki through Wikipedia's entry on Conservapedia. Weaseloid 12:16, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Mentioned by a commentator on Pharyngula blog so here I amJwthomas 00:27, 24 August 2008 (EDT)fyreflye

July 2008[edit]

  • That dude with the E. coli and his letters to Conservapedia. Daecon 01:30, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
  • StumbledUpon the page about the Lenski affair --Ruffnekk 11:01, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Skeptics Guide to the Universe > Pharyngula Lenski affair > Conservapedia Lenski affair > Wikipedia > Rationalwiki --Jaxe 09:15, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Trent's Mom gave me the address at lunch last Saturday. CharlotteAZ 12:53, 8 July 2008 (EDT)CharlotteAZ
  • I wanted to refute the creationists' "white hole theory". Google led me here. --JoJo 17:01, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
  • I found it through Liberapedia. --Dagoth Ur, Mad God 06:20, 17 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Read about it in Wikipedia's Conservapedia article. 122.105.217.62 07:03, 23 July 2008 (EDT)
  • From a blogpost on denialism. It helps make life in this redneck of the woods bearable70.245.187.12 21:53, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
  • In the bottom of a cornflakes packet. I nearly ate it. Weirdbeard 04:10, 5 August 2008 (EDT)
  • My roommate was all into this site, and after reading some of the articles I signed up. I'd never even heard of CP at the time. Aboriginal Noise What the hell is that thing? 18:40, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

June 2008[edit]

  • I was looking for goat porn and Google listed this place as #1. I am still looking for good goat porn...--TimS 15:52, 3 June 2008 (EDT)
  • I read a Register.co.uk article about Conservapedia which mentions RationalWiki. I also have a track record of visiting different websites since around late-1995, such as HotBot. UnopposedToThumbs
  • I found it via the 'Lenski affair'. Schlafly's stupidity was linked on the SomethingAwful forums, and it was pretty much follow the bouncing ball from there. Starshark
  • I heard about Conservapedia and spent about 3 days reading it and laughing hysterically. That lead me here and I've been reading RationalWiki since it's inception and check and vote on the WIGO pages all the time. Jim Rational 02:11, 11 June 2008 (EDT)

May 2008[edit]

  • I was reading "Just one more note on Expelled" by PalMD on denialism blog earlier today, and there was a link to this wonderful site. ---TheNerd 17:15 1 May 2008 (EDT)
  • Someone told me about conservapedia.com, and when I had stopped laughing, I researched a bit. And here I am... — Unsigned, by: 77.185.92.234 / talk / contribs
  • Stumbled across Conservapedia after reading some excellent articles about it by ...oh I forget now... on www.smirkingchimp.com, about how sinister it was (Hitler was a liberal, and Pinochet died to make China British, or something). That led me to RW, which I've been happily following for months now, but finally decided it was time I dipped my toe in. I've been active on Conservapedia too, periodically. Mostly fighting the good fight on the Dawkins page. He really is a professor, you know. Charles SubLunar (mr) 18:37, 14 May 2008 (EDT)
  • I lurked at Uncyclopedia for a while, and their Conservapedia article led me to that travesty but also led me here. Lurked here for a while, now it's time I actually do some work *sigh*. Cranial Suppositorypull your head out of your ass 15:50, 16 May 2008 (EDT)
  • From a link on richarddawkins.net/forum... enjoy sanity and reason? You should come joing us! randomblink 11:14, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

April 2008[edit]

  • I honestly don't remember how I found it. I was browsing the internets in a semi-drunken state and I happened upon it. 69.109.120.216 02:45, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
  • I met a guy on a blind date who told me about it. Never saw him again (he was way too ugly).  Lily Ta, wack! 14:22, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
  • I was referred here from The Panda's Thumb section regarding the film "Expelled", glad I found it!Wikinow2008 02:51, 29 April 2008 (EDT)

March 2008[edit]

  • Searching through Internet, I found Conservapedia. I looked at a few articles and was appalled. Personally, I thought their positions were ridiculous. I found a link to this site from Wikipedia. Fred Lu March 01, 2008
  • Can't remember. Probably had too much Jack Daniels floating around in the system. Will learn to use wiki code eventually... Armondikov 19:28, 09 March 2008 (GMT)
  • Read about Conservapedia and Creation Wiki on Wikipedia. Than I learned about Rational Wiki. Saved me from insanity. Ekulwyo 18:57, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Probabally should have signed in for this, but bleah. I found this wiki from a brief mention on Wikipedia. Javascap Sometime of day, 13 March, 2008
  • google searched my name "Ryan" and it came up with User:Ryan. i looked round here a bit then stayed --RyanB 06:14, 14 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I read about this site on Wikipedia. I have taken a look at Conservapedia and I feel pity for those people. They tend to forget that there are other people. Meursault2004 06:50, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
  • from scienceblogs denialism to white coat underground to here (I liked the brain logo)--Warty 07:33, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Found a link on WP and followed it here. Interesting but ... --BostonTeaParty 11:16, 29 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Through mutual acquaintances. LB 10:30, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I can't actually remember to be honest. I had a couple of socks here for brief periods. I think god told me. AceMcWicked 05:25, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Here there be Lyra Belaqua [sic]. Found CP through Lewis Black on the Daily Show, then Liberapedia, then RW. Blue (is useful) 05:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

February 2008[edit]

  • Google. It was the second hit returned on a search for "Conservapedia" at the time. -Pretzel 05:15, 3 February 2008 (EST)
  • Somebody told me that this place was far, far better than Conservapedia. Barikada 00:48, 4 February 2008 (EST)
  • Found a link while reading teh Wikipedia article on Conservapedia for lulz. Googoogjoob 14:40, 7 February 2008 (EST)
  • Found my way here from a (short-lived!) entry on someone's Conservapedia talk-page, having stumbled into CP from its WP entry. I have started editing on CP - much more fun than Wikipedia. Gnusmas 17:16, 15 February 2008 (EST)
  • I found Conservapedia, and came here from from the CP wikipedia entry. I made some edits on CP and was banned for inserting random commas and claiming diamonds fuel liberalism (which seemed pretty logical over there) burnse
  • I was divinely directed here. I now do God's edits. --e|m|c [TALK] 17:43, 16 February 2008 (EST)
That was me - got an account now (-: Brianetta 20:05, 23 February 2008 (EST)
  • Recommended by a friend... Lost an entire (sundown to sun-up) night to happy reading. Figured I might as well see if I can chip in with some simple spelling/grammar corrections, too... so here I am ;) Adny 21:17, 21 February 2008 (EST)
  • Got here via a cite on Wikipedia. Stayed for the clam chowder. Rylon 02:04, 22 February 2008 (EST)
  • According to my earliest IP edit I have been here since February. I found it through a link on the Conservapedia page at Wikipedia. When I was frustrated by the stupidity I found at CP and went to WP to check for second that back in the real world people thought Conservapedia was as moronic as I did, then I found here and felt right at home.
  • Google search after the Lewis Black segment. I lurked for a while and finally joined because of an incident I found particularly troubling. Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 14:44, 15 November 2008 (EST)
  • Here be Mei. (From wikipedia) -- =w= 22:42, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

January 2008[edit]

  • Previous user linked me. I get all his Wikipedia stuff secondhand! ^^' Assume a!=a 21:03, 4 January 2008 (EST)
  • Saw the website listed on CP in a fit of wandalism to recruit others, and I wouldn't have stayed if it weren't for the cute walking brain. <3 NorsemanWassail! 11:07, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Witnessed CP, made a few edits here and there...but so far, I perfer it here. Much better company. CodyH 20:10, 7 January 2008 (BST)
  • Some guy named Andrew Schlafly recommended. 8-) Jimaginator 14:49, 7 January 2008 (EST)
  • I was asked to take a look at CP by a friend (who is quite religious, but had been offended by the right-wing content of CP) to see if I could "help". But it proved pointless. Spica 05:48, 14 January 2008 (EST)
  • I found it one boring day in college after googling "Conservapedia" for no particular reason (it was just a random disambiguation I came up with to search for). That led me to the Wikipedia article on CONservapedia, from which I found the term "RationalWiki." I then googled "RationalWiki" and instantly became hooked, especially given that my Statics for Engineering instructor had converted the class from a math class to a Bible class. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 10:49, 9 September 2012 (UTC)