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December 2015[edit]

  • Well, some poor soul who was a professional blacksmith tried enlightening folks via Youtube about how ductile steel becomes starting at 1000 degrees or so, having heard one too many revelations that "Jet fuel doesn't get hot enough to melt steel girders!" with reference to 9/11. And of course that brought out the comment crazies, including one referencing the "peer reviewed" Journal of 9/11 Studies. Which I just had to Google. And now, here I am. Gzuckier (talk) 05:37, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
  • I was researching (i.e reading about all the times they screwed up and laughing) Fox news and came upon this site's article on it. I enjoyed it, lurked about the wiki, and finally decided to get an account Tfaddict (talk) 22:42, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  • I think it was a random link that led me here during one of my factfinding google missions... or it could have been more in-depth research into logical fallacies. Anyways, hi! This seems to be a much better place than another site I frequent -- descentbb.net (seriously, wtf is wrong with that place?)Hallucion (talk) 03:11, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  • I was researching possible right wing bias within Yahoo News and found a RationalWiki article about it only to discover they are often accused of a liberal bias. After that it turned into a downward spiral of being unproductive at work. So far, I'm addicted. TheGoose 01:52, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

November 2015[edit]

  • I went to a yoga class at a yoga studio, not at the gym, as I normally had. They had a flier up about how lucky we were to have the FAMOUS Dr. Whateverhisnamewas taking personal, one-on-one sessions for ONLY $75 for half an hour! He was an "Ayurvedic Practitioner." I had no idea what Ayurvedic meant, so I did Google, and ended up here! I often go down RW rabbit-holes, the wiki is an excellent time-waster.Household Six (talk) 04:57, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Googled "politicalvelcraft.org" and found your pretty excellent article on this subject pretty high on the list. -- Egil (talk) 17:42, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
  • I googled "Things that are prohibited in the Bible" and the first link was a list of things that are prohibited in the bible from RW. dapperedavid (talk 21:53 22 November 2015 (CET, Bitchers)
  • I googled TERF and this was, I believe, the first link that came up. I liked the fun, and now I might be here to stay for a bit. Jules44 (talk) 04:51, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
  • I found Rational Wiki researching logical fallacies and stayed for the fun and detailed analysis of diverse topics. I created an account primarily to tweak a few historical and biographical articles that lacked detail or explanation. --Chris4957 (talk) 03:32, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Wanted to add to the examples of Poe's Law page. Demonstrating theistic buffoonery, by holding up a mirror, is, I think, one of the best and most effective tools we have of dealing with the genuinely nuts.--John Zande (talk) 18:17, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm a skeptic and I wanted to learn about ways that one can debunk creationism because they ignore science[citation needed]. While browsing the Internet I came across this site. First, I learned about logical fallacies. Then, I read about creationism, the New Age silliness, and soon, after doing a lot of lurking, I made my account! — Unsigned, by: Rlin / talk / contribs
  • I'm an avid skeptic and SJW and I've been struggling to find a site which bridges this gap effectively- a lot of social justice activists resort to and buy into woo, and a lot of skeptic pages and forums regard feminism with the same derision as antivaxxers etc. and even for those who do buy into feminism it's rarely intersectional. Seeing a skeptical/rationalist blog which also acknowledges genderqueer people, privilege and oppression dynamics and hits all the intersectional nails on the proverbial head is a nerd like me's wildest wet dream come true. Scar (talk) 22:38, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Scar
  • Googling "creepshame", a term I found captioning a screenshot in a music video for a song called "Never Go On Reddit" by Neil Cicierga. I've come across this site before, but I was greatly relieved to find a site that touches on frustrating topics... rationally. (insert namedrop sound effect here) Joshy (talk) 01:58, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

October 2015[edit]

  • Googling for "empiricism solipsism" (w/o quotes). Landed at Empiricism. Androclus (talk) 19:17, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I'd actually been reading an arseload of articles on this site for quite some time now; long enough that I don't really remember when or where my 'landing point' was. I'd spent many hours checking out the WIGO pages and going on 'random page' browsing sprees before the idea of actually joining the site occurred to me. After a tentative anonymous edit, I finally decided to just bite the bullet and register. I may not have been on this earth long enough to know much of utility, but I've only had nice things to say about the site so far. What could possibly go wrong? Acquiesce (talk) 03:20, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I can't remember; I think that I googled something and scrolled past the wikipedia entry. I like the liberal bias and the humor (Fun: Weapon of gun is brilliant). descartes talk
  • I actually stumbled onto this site when I googled Traditionalist Catholicism (I'm a former Catholic myself, so divisions of Catholicism still interest me) and found the link to the site a few below the Wikipedia article. I then stayed to read articles and use the sourcing on some to get a better understanding of topics I haven't done much research on before. Mostly still a lurker, I just put a name to the lurking so I could maybe edit or participate in discussions if I ever felt the urge. Quirk (talk) 04:59, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • The article that made me a reader of RW was the The Lenski Affair which I do believe I got to via reading coverage on the Expelled Exposed website, although I could be wrong. Since then, I've always enjoyed reading articles on various topics, namely stuff on gay rights, the continuous lampooning of Conservapedia, and of course there's numerous funny articles that I found through TV Tropes. Finally decided to get myself an account here after being a viewer for so long. Hope I enjoy the experience! Jon91919 (talk) 13:46, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I've been coming here to to learn something and get a laugh when I need a distraction for several months now. Can't remember how I found it in the first place, probably while Googling information about Creationism or something. You're all excellent people and I thought it seemed like time to contribute. --Johnwallie (talk) 15:39, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

  • Been in the fb group for a year or so. Just found the wiki xD. --Base (talk) 02:36, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I was looking for a definitive list of Old Testament capital offenses to compare and contrast to the Qur'an, just to see how dangerous a Jew or a Christian candidate for President was compared to a Muslim, based on what was in their holy scriptures (the idea being to either debunk or confirm the inherent danger of a Muslim being President of the United States of America, compared to a Jew or Christian). So I Googled "Bible death sentence" and here this was .Vfrickey (talk) 08:27, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I heard Chris Rodda on Bob Kincaid's H.O.R.N. "Prayer Meetin' Wednesday" and searched for lying for Jesus. 22:42, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I was searching to debunk Sorcha Faal and stumpled onto this, 14 September 10:57am GMT+8.
  • I was searching to see if a particular site was generally considered clickbait and ended up on Clickbait.
  • I don't know how. I just discovered this site on the 3rd. Through WikipediaTemplate:CN maybe? Larry! - (talk) 22:39, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I wanted to add Jesus Chatline into the Wiki, so I joined the site. The thread got deleted. Now I have no idea what to do. RichardBurnishFan101 (talk) 00:57, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I did a google search for "what is going on in the world?". Amazing.

August 2015[edit]

  • I really don't remember. I've known about its existence for quite a while, but then I saw, that this is more fun for unhinged people like me than Wikipedia, although I always have a look at Wikipedia first chance I get. But they are stricter these days, more bureaucratic which is necessary but tedious. While I'm at it, I registered by Conservapedia conducting an experiment, that is how long it would take me to get thrown out, not using any impolite words. It took me to days. I was banned for six months but then I checked after a while, and history had been rewritten and I had apparently never existed. Sorte Slyngel (talk) 16:16, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I was reading Malwarebytes Unpacked on adblockers, and they linked to an Adblock Plus forum. In there, Kevin Martin was asserting his right to give users with Adblock a virus. One of the other users posted a link here, and the rest is history. TheGreenWarrior (talk) 19:21, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I used to browse FSTDT a lot, and Rationalwiki is popular with that kind of crowd, so they linked to articles on religion a lot. I came here from time to time to read what you think about various shady things and people. I'm hoping to add some info. Big R (talk) 12:11, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I was reading, the "Encyclopedia of American Loons" Blog and saw the sources that linked to this site and after realizing this site, more or less agrees with my views on religion, I decided to join. Adam Warlock (talk) 04:41, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
  • A blog I occasionally post on had a link to the article on 9/11 conspiracy theories. AJ Canberra (talk) 20:16, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I'd used RW to learn about #Gamergate last year and later really liked the Sam Harris entry b/c it recognizes that anti-woo is insufficient if a guy is a bigoted war-monger. Have used many time before last year to look up woo-woo stuff on cranks and such but the Gamergate entry was so excellent it made me stick around.---Mona- (talk) 23:58, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I was looking on information on Megan Fox. (talk) 18:47, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Friend suggested my migration from another site. Existential Toad (talk) 04:44, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
  • It's been a really long time, so I can't remember. And I also registered to port as many articles into Spanish (Mexico) as I can to show my (surprisingly) atheist grandfather when I finally move to MX. Zexcoiler Kingbolt (talk) 00:21, 20 August 2015 (UTC)Zexoiler Kingbolt.
  • While I can't remember when I first saw RationalWiki, I became properly familiar with it when a friend of mine added me to a rational sceptic group, and joined just now to update the page on the UK, as it's not been updated since we had a coalition. SaintJimmy13 (talk) 16:00, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I needed a place to start documenting the woo of the Deep Web, starting with Takedownman whom I saw was highly influential in the area, after I ran out of secondary sources to use on Wikipedia. Deku-shrub (talk) 23:39, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

July 2015[edit]

  • I was reading some responses to a Daily Kos article when I read, "Never attribute malice where stupidity is a better explanation." Wondering who really said this, I googled the phrase and found " Hanlon's razor" and Rational Wiki. Texary (talk) 17:15, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  • It's the anniversary month of the first moon landing so usually hoaxer activity heats up. Saw RationalWiki being linked in conspiracy forums as a tool to debunk the hoaxers I presume, wanted to check it out. Abyssal (talk) 07:10, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I found and forgot RationalWiki in the past. I found again recently. Maybe from a thread on the Zététique group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/zetetique/ --OPi (talk) 12:58, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I was researching stupidity and found this site! Finally, a site that debunks creationism and anti-environmentalism altogether! I even found a page that shows how God was going to kill trillions of people. Dandtiks69 (talk) 22:51, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I found this site while watching a video about "Dr." Kent Hovind on YouTube. He was giving one of his Creation vs. Evolution speeches. I was blown away by the ludicracy of his arguments (e.g. "Evolution is a religion") and how he used cheap tactics to win over his audience (he showed kids how to shoot a rubber band at far distances to appear friendly to kids). I stopped watching the video after half an hour and looked up Kent Hovind on Google. That search led me to the RationalWiki page on Dr. Dino, where I instantly fell in love with RW's sense of humor and depth of information. Ever since then, I have been a regular visitor (I created this account about a month ago). NTDenmark (User talk:NTDenmark|talk]]) 11:20, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

June 2015[edit]

  • I found RationalWiki while I was searching information about David Icke. - Ander Garin - 8:50 (UTC), 10 July 2015
  • Through the RationalWiki page on TV TropesTwoGun (talk) 07:27, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Via the unofficial Facebook page. Have been lurking for a long time. --TheroadtoWiganPier (talk) 04:02, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I had somehow stumbled across the delusions of what appeared to me to be a crazy person (they can be found at startheory.wordpress.com if you feel like reading some truly entertaining green ink) and the crazy person mentioned Project Blue Beam as something that we all agree is true. So I had to look this thing up to find out what something that I had never heard of was so obviously true, and in the Google search I was fortunate to see a link to something beyond the propagated rantings of others... a link to the RationalWiki! Started reading things and can't stop. I'm hooked; I guess I always assumed that there were other people who thought about these things the way that I did, but didn't know how to find them. — Unsigned, by: Jjk2015 / talk / contribs
  • I've been lurking and reading on RW for a year or two and finally just had to make a comment. I don't know exactly what landed me here, but I'd bet it was articles on Young Earth Creationism, which I was trying to make heads or tails of having encountered it for the first time around then. (My family and their friends when I was growing up were all geologists and paleontologists, so YEC was really absurdly crazy to me!) Great site! Cat Not Included (talk) 20:17, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I found it back in September 2014 when trying to explain my agnostic viewpoint to a friend, and because I thought Conservapedia was too far-right and extreme for my tastes (myself being a centre-leftist type person) I came here. And the rest, as they say, is a llama. LlamaPastor31 Proudly pro-GamerGate! 00:59, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki a long time ago while debating a Jehovah's Witness kid at school (back when I was still in high school) who was into creationism, and started trying to argue to me that the Sun would last forever because "it was designed that way." I was so frustrated with him and other creationists, especially Young Earth Creationists (which he was not, but seemed to have the brains and arguments of one) and he even used such things as the banana fallacy, denying evolution with "why are there still monkeys?" and "you think one animal can just turn into another?". I looked up creationism to try and convince him and ended up here. It was so entertaining and hilarious to me that I couldn't stay away from the site. QuantumDude (talk) 00:55, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I have found RationalWiki by virtue of a gem of an article, that is Not even wrong. I have been immersed in RW ever since. Mustafabei 14:15, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I discovered this site through another one that often has users go through numerous tabs of the browser known as TVTropes. Been lurking since I discovered it, but I'm now an official member of the community. :3 TheMyon (talk) 06:53, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

May 2015[edit]

  • A few years ago I was googling "colloidal silver", and thankfully RW was one of the top links. I have since read around 3/4 of the articles here and thouroughly enjoy RW's mission and stance/sense of humour. I mainly lurk, and occasionaly fix spelling and grammar errors, but will one day get around to creating an article or two. Cheers from Australia! dEcib3L 03:49, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • To be honest, I can't remember... I doubt anyone will really care, but for all purposes of this page, I wish I could have seen it earlier. I bet I was probably just looking for an article on pseudoscience or somethi-- WAIT, I REMEMBER! I googled science woo! Yay! I remember! I'm still senile, though, given that I am in my early 20s. Loc (talk) 02:26, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Renewed interest in the natural sciences, studying formal logic and philosophy at university (and coming face to face with a lot of modern day woo), watching my best friend Hitchslap his way through the theological faculty, and revisting my past near-fringe experiences (more on that later) - all of these topics led me here, all in the past few months. RW unwaveringly provides much needed (!?) attention to the cranks and the fringes that respectable sites and people only provide a platform to by mistake. While I fully understand the motives that cause sane people to simply try and ignore the cranks, the lack of an active sceptical counter towards the mumbo-jumbo trash being spread around these days makes it hard to learn about these fringes without being forced to leave the sane web and set foot in them yourself ("on their terms" no less), often naively unprepared for their tactics (as I once was). And the mainstream "the-woo-is-lava" policy (often bordering on blatant disintrest) leaves the field open for cranks to claim that the "lack of mainstream reply" evidences how innovative their "interpretive models" surely must be, and fuels their "...any minute now!" mentality towards their own fevered dreams of achieving mainstream status (and/or of correctly predicting some kind of dystopic development). I was personally lured dangerously close to the fringe for no other reason than the fact that the cranks knew the mainstream version (of any given crank topic), but the mainstream didn't acknowledge the cranks at all - which LETS the cranks "build" on the existing theories, or gish gallop flaws, or claim to account for tons of things the mainstream doesn't. Googling and finding a wall of claims and not a single sceptical rebuttal to this flood of claims is enough to convert surprisingly sane people to fringe causes. RW however doesn't - and shouldn't! - fear the stench of any and all fringe movements and claims, rather it should (and does) act as a necessary, even vital, information drudgery up Nonsense Creek - working as intended just because it is purposefully immersed in fringe-dung in absurd supply (as is its nature). And here I am now, as an editor, rubber boots on - hoping to aid that very endeavour. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:42, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I was googling "fractally" to confirm that it was a word (my spell check dictionary isn't up to date with the fractals, it seems). I found Fractal wrongness and have been spiraling out from there. Childofsol (talk) 19:11, 18 May 2015 (UTC), later restructured Reverend Black Percy (talk) 19:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • another long-time reader who'd like to turn contributor. Leighdf (talk) 15:55, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki last year shortly after Googling "FEMA concentration camps," wondering what they were all about. Found it pretty informative and funny, and began browsing other pages. Since then I've been lurking. I'm glad to be here. Also, if anyone could tell me where the best place to submit suggestions/ideas for new articles is, that would be grape. Crispy (talk) 21:14, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
  • been lurking/voting for years, just getting frustrated with the quality of some of the linked articles and not sure where/how to comment on them... figured I'd create an account and possibly contribute. Cheers. Condescendingwhat (talk) 10:08, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

April 2015[edit]

  • I have no idea how I heard of this place, but I am certainly not related whatsoever to any other user. SockTheory (talk) 15:27, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Ironically, it was through that asshat, TAA's, video on rape culture. A friend of mine showed me how "awesome" he was and I looked you guys up. Came back for a sociology paper and I have been lurking here since. --Owlman (talk) 05:57, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I've been lurking here for a while now, so it's a little hard to pin down how I first became addicted to found RW. Probably involved some bizarre love-child of Science Based Medicine, TVtropes and research into creationism.
    Now if only I could work up the courage to add to the WIGO discussion I registered to add to ... FuzzyTurtle (talk) 03:58, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Google while reading about conspiracy theories and their theorists. :) Justcool393 (talk) 17:31, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Like most of the world - got here via Google :-} THIS site vastly more open than THAT other one. :-) Spelling and English here usually lousy which forces my mind to be a little more open. One big suggestion would be to add a highly visible vote-up-down key. Oh, and add a spellchecker which might reign in some of the more excitable posters!
    Got here by poking for a special Illuminati reference.
    Namasti, people! Himagain talk 22:07, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Found RationalWiki while looking for a site address to put in a book I'm writing right now. It is a "realistic" sci-fi book where a sort of "club" of rational people is established in order to "fight" the mason-illuminati NWO plan. The fact that this website treats this argument in quite an extensive manner is sort of a strange coincidence, isn't it? Anyway, I feel a bit less lonely in my thoughts now. OUTSIDER (talk) 10:57, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I've referred back to RationalWiki on several occasions, when I've heard religious people making stupid arguments. I wanted to know what the names for those different kinds of arguments were, and Google often brought me to your definitions. Tonight, however, I was reading and noticed a few punctuation errors, so I figured I'd contribute to what I often use, anyway. Great site, guys. Love it. KnowledgeBattle (talk) 04:41, 1 April 2015 (CST)
  • I stumbled across this website a few months ago and I thought that the articles were funny and I agree with most of the views found on the site. My starting article was income inequality and then I branched out from there. Random guy (talk) 10:28, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki while Googling, mainly about general anti-vaccine craziness. --Nabil (talk) 10:54, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I found RationalWiki while looking up agnosticism and then i started looking at other stuff, in which i was hooked i especially like the conspiracy theory articles and ones on pseudoscience alternative medicine and the new age. Bubba41102 (talk) 15:50, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

  • Hi; I'm from the future of 2015 (October, 2018) and I don't remember how I found Rational Wiki. Perhaps in my own personal timeline, I haven't yet. Najwalaylah 20:51, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I've lurked here for so long it's hard to remember how I found this place. I've been a fan (perhaps fanboy) of this site for years. Amon (talk) 19:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I was looking for Primal Scream Therapy. Just wanted to know about it and be more informative about the different type of things that exist or existed. Thats when I stumbled upon this page. (talk) 22:06, 30 March 2015 (UTC) VikasDon of Pantnagar
  • I was searching for logical fallacies as part of research I was doing on politics. Tomcal49 (talk) 15:20, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I stumbled across RW when looking up a logical fallacy I can't remember right now ((sorry)) on google. FaceintheToast (talk) 01:45, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I blame Lady Google. I once stumbled upon RationlWiki, was delighted, that the EveryWiki app does support it, too and read it ever since. Went from lurking to editing a few weeks back. --Arisboch (talk) 13:35, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I found RW several months ago after reading an article on Science-Based Medicine and looking for more information about whatever particular woo they happened to be writing about. JayThree (talk) 18:51, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I found RW a couple of years ago on a list of time wasters, been lurking ever since then and now going back to lurking with an account. Super Dude,Where's my car? 18:13, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

  • I found the wiki through a series of links popped on TV Tropes. XY007 (talk) 09:34, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • i just stumbled upon it yesterday and then read it all day. Hooked. I will be back!— Unsigned, by: Jpurkis / talk / contribs
  • I first found the website somewhere in august of 2014, after a falling-out with a friend of mine whom I've always held in high regard, who quite unexpectedly played his 9-11 thruther cards against me after a few beers. While he didn't convince me, I wasn't really able to refute any from his Gish Gallop of statements, so I took to the internet to find a sound debunking of 9/11 truther theories. Enter Rationalwiki. I liked the style of the wiki, decided to stick around and at some point noticed that many articles on (non-UK) European subjects are somewhat short. I'm here to improve them to the my best knowledge and see what I can contribute to the community. (Tell Me What To Think)(I'll tell you what to feel) 08:47, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Reading about the work of Richard Lenski led to myself finding out about Andrew Schlafly suffering from an unfortunate case of the Dunning-Kruger effect. To find out more, I eventually ended up on the Lenski affair page on this website. MisterBlueSky (talk) 00:23, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I've been hanging around here for years, having originally arrived here to laugh at Expelled, but have only now made the move from lurker to account-haver. Anonyman (talk) 13:18, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • A Facebook group that I'd recently joined posted a link to your presence on the site, and as I'm a big fan of wikis in general (I've contributed to Wookieepedia & Halopedia), I simply had to check it out. I've found that the snark makes it much easier to read about many of these topics, as they require such an amazing degree of willful ignorance to accept that the only possible reactions to learning of their existence is to mock them relentlessly or to destroy all of humanity. Jwebb (talk) 10:16, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I've come across RationalWiki many times over the years, mostly from internet discussions on religion. I was really introduced when one of my neocon friends mentined the "liberal, gay, atheist wikipedia". I thought, "Hey, that sounds like something for me". Converted From Conservatism (talk) 01:24, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I've actually been following RationalWiki for a few months, but never contributed to it. But then I've seen that there are 2 articles in Hungarian and decided that RW should have at least three in Italian.Lehti (talk) 02:07, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I was browsing Cracked.com, and it had a link to the Rationalwiki (the Conservapedia article) as it was making fun of conservapedia and stated that this site was to make fun of it.Omegagoldfish (talk) 01:16, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Read Blogs4brownback and googled its staff, found Rationalwikis article in the results. Demaster (talk) 17:03, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't really know, I've just been lurking here for years, and I just decided to get an account, pretty much on a whim. I hope it turns out well! Utter Lunacy (talk) 01:46, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I came across RationalWiki after numerous references to it on various articles at Daily Kos. I'd heard of RationalWiki before, but decided to follow up on RationalWiki after repeatedly running into references there. I am glad I did: RationalWiki is a valuable resource for dismissing woo, faith-based claims, and general nonsense on the InterWebs.
  • After having my neurons scrambled by creationist bullshit, I decided to look up some other creationists to laugh at without getting dragged into conversations. I don't remember what I searched, by I found this site and (figuratively) fell in love. The writers continuously make material funny (unlike a certain other Wiki that is banned in some public schools) and I can still learn some things at the same time, even if they aren't as vast and detailed as the mentioned Wiki. It also gave me some new information to counter the creationist bullshit that I had trouble countering before, which is a massive thanks. I just try not to laugh at the articles after I finish tests :P. Great site User: BleacherCreature 9:51 PM, 21 February 2015 (CST)
  • I got here from LessWrong. No, wait, I got to LessWrong from here. No, that wasn't it either. This was many years ago... Pretty sure I found both sites separately (no idea how), and then I joined LessWrong after reading RationalWiki's complaints about it, and then I joined RationalWiki after reading LessWrong's complaints about it. So anyway, I'm here from LessWrong. Beware! Player 03 (talk) 07:58, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

  • Was researching internet laws and found The Telegraphs article which linked to RW's article about The Lenski affair as an example of Danth's Law. After going through that and several other articles here, I found I liked this haven of sanity in the hellscape of ignorance that is internet. Coigreach (talk) 08:45, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Followed a link from BoingBoing post on the neoreactionary movement -Jmcdaid (talk) 15:38, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
  • My friend showed me Andrew Schlafly's lectures and Rational's Wiki responses to them, and I needed to sign up as soon as possible. — Unsigned, by: Schlafyhater44414 / talk / contribs
  • In trying to find the origin of taxation and whether money has ever existed without taxation, I found it to not be considered coercion. Upon editing it to include this, was repeatedly met with reverts, contending first of the user not considering it coercive, and then of it not being a mainstream view. In asking where to discuss this, since if the mainstream view on 2 + 2 was 5 it would therefore be wikiable, was told that Wikipedia was an encyclopedia, not discussion forum. Accordingly, I now view it as immoral. You can see my explanation of this on my page at the site: shyguy76767. Somethingsea (talk) 22:27, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I was trying to find a review for "The Dynamic Universe: Toward a Unified Picture of Physical Reality" on Google and found your article on alternate cosmology.
  • Many moons ago, I was reading the WP article on Conservapedia following Fuckerf00t's WDPLAC spat against PedophilimFail, and found a blurb on RW. I looked them up shortly thereafter. Space Turbo (talk) 15:36, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
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  • Found this site when doing a Google search for Richard Hoagland, and consequently discovered it's dedicated to refuting pseudoscience. Slings and Arrows (talk) 18:45, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
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