RationalWiki:How I found RationalWiki/2010

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December 2010[edit]

  • After a now inexplicable multi-day obsession with Alex Jones, I found RationalWiki as the first result for a Google search for the terms Project Blue Beam. Reading the article for .34 seconds was enough to snap me out of the trance that my first ever exposure to conspiracy theory ramblings put me in. Thanks, yall! Kahman95 (talk) 18:29, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Someone emailed me the address for this site on my Conservapedia account. Wow. N (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Spent ages laughing at Conservapedia at school and then found this place. Pegasus (talk) 18 December 2010
  • My AP World History teacher showed my class this website, specifically the Dick Cheney page. Information on the Sith Lord was surprisingly accurate. HungryHypocrite (talk) 20:54, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
  • My friend told me he had just found a website constituting as proof for Einsteins' Theorem of Intellectual Relativity: "The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." He then told me it's web address: www.conservapedia.com; i took one look and was overwhelmed by the stupidity, so i googled "Conservapedia nutjobs," and Rationalwiki was the first link that came up. I've been hooked ever since.--Lairju1 (talk) 18:46, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I too discovered RationalWiki by Googling "Project Blue Beam". Instantly fell in love with this site. - VezzyRattlehead (talk) 14:11, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled Peter Hendrickson Bobhurt (talk) 21:15, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I searched "EvolutionWiki"--Bertran (talk) 12:20, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

November 2010[edit]

  • Found RW when linked to the Lunar Bukkake Theory by an atheist/Satanist friend of mine on a Bible page on Facebook. InconspicuousBarrel (talk)
  • I am fairly active on Citizendium and found RW because of discussions there. Pashley (talk) 12:55, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled evolution as a result of Nova broadcast on same, believe evolution rational but prefer people who don't.Gsb63 (talk) 00:21, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I came across Conservapedia by chance, and, insanely, decided that I wanted to take polite issue with its characterisation (on anti-feminist grounds) of Gone With the Wind as a conservative film. I created an account, and was blocked almost immediately by TK for no readily apparent reason. "Bye" was all he wrote. Despite this apparently quite common discourtesy, I remained obsessed with the site and its multifarious absurdities (New Conservative Words, the Bible Project, and Aschlafly's "history lectures" are especial favourites) so you will appreciate how delighted I was to discover RationalWiki, though I regret to say that I no longer remember precisely how this came about. The amount of time I have frittered away flitting between the two sites does not bear thinking about. Tylersboy (talk) 11:22, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
  • It was linked to by the front page of FSTDT. I've known about it for about a year but I was too lazy to make an account until now. Satosi (talk) 19:09, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

October 2010[edit]

  • I googled Conservapedia, saw the part about Rationalwiki, and I've been following this site for about a year now. I'm glad I finally decided to sign up! Churro (talk) 09:23, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki's TV Tropes page and just couldn't resist. Flametail von Karma (talk) 20:46, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

September 2010[edit]

  • I found this site at Wikiindex, which I discovered through a Google search. --Gabe (talk) 11:05, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Just by surfing forward from a comment thread in Pharyngula. JHM (talk) 16:23, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Not entirely sure. I think I was Google-ing for a rebuttal to a claim on Conservapedia. reichhol (talk) 16:25, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Somebody was talking about it in the pub. WSC (talk) 22:23, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Linked from Wikipedia's article on Conserva(crap)apedia. Orion3T 22:03, 22 September 2010 (BST)
  • To show I am a person of integrity, I will reveal that I have previously registered here under the name "PardreObe". I reregisted as I have noticed that this is nearly (and would be if I had spelled "Padre" correctly) an anagram of "Pedobear" a web character with which I'd rather not be associated. This would explain some odd comments I received when I used that name, including someone calling for me to be banned. It was meant to be a vague reference to the Stars Wars character and I would not have used it if I'd noticed the near-anagram. I hope I will be allowed to use this name and the other username can be deleted. Tx. OldCoppernose (talk) 03:32, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Googled "vaccination hysteria", feels lucky here. What's with the four tildas? (talk) 23:36, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Wanted to see if Thunderf00t had a Wikipedia page! --LOL Foliver LOL
  • Was surfing the topic of currents in the Bosporus and happened on an article about the Flood Myth. I find it heartening to find some light of rationalism in these Dark Ages of information overload. (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

August 2010[edit]

  • I went to the Conservapedia article on Wikipedia, and it talked about this wiki. -User:Mectrixctic
  • A friend shared this image Internet_argument and I looked for the article source. -User:Feralbeagle
  • Could not remember the name of Poe's Law, so I typed relevant terms into Google until RationalWiki popped up. Quantheory (talk) 23:46, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I was browsing uncyclopedia one day and a came across a political site called liberapedia, I browsed there for a while before finding this place. --Onion <talk> 00:32, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  • A link to the Citizendium article by User:David Gerard on the Wiki foundation-l mailing lists - of all places. Peter Damian (talk) 14:23, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
  • After browsing Conservapedia for lulz, I googled Rational Wiki to try to find an opposite viewpoint that I could agree with!

July 2010[edit]

  • SusanG invited me to vandalize this website. --Idiot number 59 (talk) 14:53, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I was browsing through some outside views of Conservapedia (Unencyclopedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and other trustworthy and reliable sites of similar nature), and stumbled across RW. ~SuperHamster Talk 22:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Liberalpedia. I'll admit to lurking for a few months before signing up. --Thunderstruck (talk) 21:32, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled something about Conservapedia and found you guys, great job! (talk) 04:34, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I did a google search (illuminati conspiracy) which led me home to rationalwiki.com u.d. Bensali (talk) 16:20, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia. I was stalking a facist, cheerleader-hating CONservapedian when I saw people talking about it on WP:Talk:Conservapedia. Ex-Troll Cheerleader (talk) 16:29, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Via google by way of Conservapedia. I seem to be obessed with seeing what various nutjobs think of my ilk.--AMassiveGay (talk) 21:31, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
  • A friend is a 'crat Him (talk) 19:45, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I followed a link on FSTDT a few months ago, and have been entertained ever since. -1=e 02:58, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

June 2010[edit]

  • Well.... I stumbled across Conservapedia, not aware of what it was. I saw a couple (too wildly understate it) errors in the Barack Obama article. I registered, tried to correct the "birth name" on the article, pointing out on the talk page that Soetoro cannot possibly be Obama's birth name, considering that his mother didnt marry Mr. Soetoro until several years after he was born. Lo and behold the honorable TK blocked me for Liberal trolling or some such nonsense. I went to WP to figure out what CP was all about, and found my way here. :D DenaChemistry (talk) 04:12, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The Wikipedia entry on Conservapedia led me here (link About in footnote 63). Since RationalWiki on Wikipedia redirected to RationalWiki's section of the Conservapedia article, I linked the first prose mention of RationalWiki to the Main Page.   — Jeff G. ツ 06:24, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I found this site a month or so ago, whilst laughing at creationists. I know it's not their fault that they were dropped on their heads and kicked around the room at birth, but I can be cruel sometimes. (Young_Earth_Creationism) JonnoHurl Abuse Here 00:59, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I was on TVTropes and read about Conservapedia, then went to the RW page, and then came here. InsaneBookBadger (unleash the badger) 02:50, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I somehow got to the TVTrope page on Conservapedia, then went to the RW page and followed the link here. Just like the guy above me i guess. BDota (talk) 14:44, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I really don't remember. I think someone linked to a logical fallacy article from a site I frequent, like Kotaku or something. I've been unable to leave since then. My wife is getting pissed at me for spending more time editing RW than talking to her. Quaru (talk) 15:32, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Been here for some time actually, stumbled here via fundies say the darndest things and stuck around. I've contributed once or twice but anon and finally decided to register. Oldusgitus (talk) 12:01, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

  • StumbleUpon, on a dreary night of yore.Enviroby (talk) 07:44, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Sigma 7's userpage on Wikipedia. Moydow (talk) 18:18, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Went to check what wikipedia has to say on conservapedia, and thre it was, rationalwiki. Roberto.sallier (talk) 14:12, 4 May 2010 (UTC)roberto.sallier
  • I think i found the Dawkins article when googling the supposed "stumping" question. Lacrimosus (talk) 05:13, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I started reading CP for laughs about a month ago. Then I found rationalwiki through a google search for CP.Mr. Swift (talk) 00:11, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia article on conservapedia --Slugboy (talk) 04:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Via Google query "shoo tag" DewiMorgan (talk) 10:39, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Like a lot of people above, I found it from looking up stuff on Conservapedia, but stayed for the conspiracy and pseudoscience articles. Ozznova (talk) 09:04, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I followed a link from an entry on PZ Myers' blog "Pharyngula" to the article here titled "Lenski_affair". Myers was congratulating Lenski on his experiment reaching the milestone of 50,000 generations.DancingHorses (talk) 02:21, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I've been chasing down some scammers that sell a thing called ShooTag and it lead me here. I'll update the appropriate entry with my findings. User: anaglyph talk

April 2010[edit]

  • I followed a link here. I think it was from IssuePedia. Fyrius (talk) 08:06, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Googled poe's law. Pacodog (talk) 23:22, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I was surfing Uncyclopedia and somehow ended up on their entry about Conservapedia. Curiosity brought me to your page on them, naturally. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 18:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The link from User:David Gerard's Wikipedia user page. Ro Thorpe (talk) 23:30, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Discovered this site through a TVTropes link to the Lenski Affair. Rodlen (talk) 23:33, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Found it on /b/ someone wrote "if 50 people vandalize this site I will show more skin". (talk) 17:14, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Facebook DirectLink — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs
  • I have been lurking here for a while, decided to make an account to comment on the lolz @ CP.SlayDogg (talk) 16:50, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

  • User:SRQ girl told me about it on a private irc. She found it when looking for Wiki sites to troll and fell in love with one of the users here. Brianna (talk) 00:10, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I found it a bit dull BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!--Radioactive PIzza (talk) 22:02, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Was looking for a place on the Internet that debunked pseudoscience. --Stilldeciding (talk) 03:25, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I found it through looking up opposition to Conservapedia. BorgesetKafka (talk) 23:01, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

February 2010[edit]

  • I am addicted to Conservapedia, and any google such for that site also brings up RW links as well. PrincipalScudworth (talk) 15:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
  • I searched conservapedia on Google and found this. I am glad I did!!!! Tommy0210 (talk) 23:24, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

January 2010[edit]

  • Honestly, I cannot remember. Was briefly on CP before I came here though, so that's probably how I ended up lurking, many months ago. Decided to register at last no idea why. We'll see where it goes. - H. Randolph Twist (talk) 00:01, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I was looking on list of wikis on wikipedia, and i found this and Conservapedia. בכסווושלמ 03:37, 5 January 2010(UTC).
  • I found RW while looking for info on Andy Schalfy a while back, and just now got around to creating a user account! StealthBadger (talk) 21:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I was so terribly entertained by Conservapedia that I ended up here upon further research. ScientificRigor (talk) 01:25, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia pointed me to Uncyclopedia, Uncyclopedia pointed me to Conservapedia. Then i read an article on wikipedia aboud conservapedia and there was a link to RationalWiki on Wikipedia. Mr.Orange (talk) 12:36, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I Googled Venomfangx and found his info here. Lonius (talk) 21:26, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I am somewhat of a techno peasant and am trying to figure out the new social media. I just finished reading Wikinomics and am excited about the whole idea of collaboration for my website. I googled "criticism of myers-briggs" and wound up here. I wanted to see how it all worked. Davewood9 (talk) 01:21, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I, err, followed the tumbleweed out of the desert, and to the main page of RationalWiki.--𐄡 (talk) 21:12, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Mentioned by User:Android in the League of Reason IRC chat. I decided to check it out. rfranknj (talk) 07:15, 17 February 2010 (UTC)