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  • This site is born! -Icewedge 12:53, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

Helios 02:18, 22 May 2007 (CDT):

RationalWiki's first userbox is here.
2nd one here. olliegrind 06:51, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
3rd one here here. Jrssr5 07:36, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

OK, I have over a hundred of the templates (without names!) stashed in my sandbox - does anyone know an efficient way to upload them? Editing each one, one at a time is tedious! humanbe in 12:51, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

I dont no but I think Linus would be the best person to ask, he's our tech guy =) --Helios-talk to me 13:12, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Well, the overall best way is to click the "move" button at the top of each page, and use the wizard to move it all, create redirects automatically, and generally be cool. --Linus M. 18:04, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Wow, that won't work with that. Ah well, we'd better simply C&P them. --Linus M. 18:13, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Yeah, been doing it. It looks imposing at first, but then I realized 80% of those UXBs will never be used here, or, if someone wants them, they can make them themselves. But anyway what is the point of putting the "noticeboard" on the front page? The link was enough, wasn't it? It just looks... wrong. humanbe in 18:36, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

I'm uploading my Alaska article. Helios-talk to me 13:39, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

I'll bake it. humanbe in 18:36, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

Clean up job for a sysop[edit]

Who wants the unenviable job of moving all the articles about CP to the CP namespace, and all the essays to the essay namespace, and deleting the redirects? Tmtoulouse 19:50, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

So, why would I want to be a sysop?? Have fun, and if you get absolutely squeezed (I hope we become that busy) sign me up for housekeeping duty.--PalMD-Talk 19:56, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
I'll do a few, just for the power trip, but then off to work.-AmesG 19:58, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Nevermind, my interweb is fluctuating too rabidly :-( -AmesG 20:00, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Trent, some of the "Essays" just got moved out of the essay space, non? Is there a list of these things somewhere? How did we get enough articles on CP and essays for there to be a "lot" of work already? Point me and I'll do what I can to help. And... at a higher meta-level of sysopness, can you improve the "namespace" article, give it a big highlight for people, make it easy to figure out exactly how to get an article title right? Tanks! And airplanes! humanbe in 20:00, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
They got moved because there was no such thing as those name spaces yet, I had to move them out so when I created the namespace nothing bad happened to them. Now that I created the namespaces I have to put them back in. Basically atleast. Tmtoulouse 20:07, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Got it, makes sense to me. Check yr mail, I'd like some real-time guidance (phone or AIM) to help most usefully. Any excuse not to do a lick of work today... humanbe in 20:12, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

Non-funny vandalism[edit]

User:1234 went on a small spree of non-funny vandalism. This consisted of a series of page moves, apparently intended to hide Main Page, its content-containing template, and its talk page. There were also 8 pages created named Owned through Owned8; 7 of them just contained the word 'Owned'; the 8th was a redirect to Main+Page, which contained photographs of doggies. The doggies page was also used to replace RationalWiki:Site support.

Per my understanding of the emerging community consensus, I did the following:

If any sysop disagrees with any of those actions, I won't be upset if they're undone. And if any non-sysop disagrees, lemme know and we can talk about it. And if the community thinks I overstepped the consensus or my bounds, speak up about that too. Not that anyone could stop ya. --jtltalk 02:31, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

He was a busy little chappie, wasn't he? looks like you dun good to me.--Bob_M (talk) 03:19, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
Wow, our first real vandal :) Glad I didn't have to fix all that... so, do we need to keep an eye out for them early tomorrow morning? Or maybe they'll be wearing socks... or go away bored. humanbe in 12:08, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
In his(?) defense, the dog is adorable. But when faced with this sort of "cyber terrorism", it's clear what we must do now. We must disable the Move and Upload functions for non-sysop! And then we must disable registrations! And we must block all new accounts if our gut says there's something fishy going on. And all of this will make our site "grow rapidly"! After all, this worked so extremely well for CP! ;) --Sid 12:15, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
Maybe they'll open a site that professes YEC views and limit the editors ... oh, wait... shit... Sterile
95% of right thinking people know conservatives use vandalism as a tactic to make their point. They are also deceitful. ɱ@δ ɱ!ɳHello?/I did this! 15:23, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

Maybe funny vandalism[edit]

New user JtI (that last letter is a capital EYE) moved by User page and User talk page. I'm less sure that's not funny, so feel I'm on less solid grounds blocking, so I've only blocked for 2 hours. Other than that, same as above --jtltalk 02:42, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

OMGz, batten down the hatches! Lock down the site! Ban all suspicious users! Write articles about evil, deceitful vandals messing up our furniture! hehe humanbe in 12:11, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

Listen, Buddy, we know who you are and IT STOPS HERE! We have filed a case, ID# IJ429K421K/215-ad-421/20932-01 and have given your IP to the FBI (who for some reason sounded like a 12 year old girl, but no matter). You will be PUNISHED! --PalMD-yada yada 12:31, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

Maybe we should build a virtual pillory? Flippin;-)

Anyone willing to ASCII art it? --ויִכִּ נתֶּרֶפּרֶתֵּר שְׁלֹום!

Update...it turns out that the report I filed was with the cable company. My cable is back on. The real case number is 758dsa258fjtr598advd/23--PalMD-yada yada 12:41, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

And you gave the 12 year old girl a copy of My Pet Goat? humanbe in 13:12, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

We read it while Pipebomb of Truth this ticked.--PalMD-yada yada 13:35, 30 May 2007 (CDT)

That had to have been a little funny?Prof0705 13:47, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
Maybe we should use this as a study on how conservative vandals work, because it obviously is a conservative vandal. Conservative, particularly conservative vandals must have a strong desire for attention. Conservatives are almost always more aggressive than liberals here, as conservatives insist on the last word, insist on continuing debate long after it has become tiresome, and repeat complaints after they have been rejected. You know that sort of stuff. Sterile 13:40, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
Actually, conservatives are 98.21 percent more likely to engage in vandalism of this type than Icewedge is to get laid.DocSock 13:42, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
Too bad that CP has blocked uploads. That would make a decent suicide posting.Prof0705 13:45, 30 May 2007 (CDT)