RationalWiki's 2019 Fundraiser

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John[edit]

Hi, I'm some anonymous asshole who's too lazy to learn how wiki conversations are supposed to work. The PBS model is made of fail. Why are you not on subscription crowdfunding (eg Patreon?) I guarantee you'd make more money that way - if your fundraisers created ongoing rather than one time gifts.— Unsigned, by: 73.162.197.215 / talk / contribs

You can do subscriptions through PayPal too - David Gerard (talk) 16:19, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Survival[edit]

How do we survive that much on $5k a year? —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ωσя∂ѕ σf ωιѕ∂σм/α¢нιєνємєитѕ) 20:48, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Most of the shit doesn't move forward, legally, to where we'd have to respond. Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 20:57, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
So it’s mostly just trolls who go too far. —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ωσя∂ѕ σf ωιѕ∂σм/α¢нιєνємєитѕ) 23:03, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

I would never donate to this website[edit]

This website supports anti-religious opinions and Christian abuse. I would never be able to support it in any way as long as it continues this way, and I wish it wasn't receiving as much support as it currently is. I would prefer having the entire site shut down, to be honest. I don't think the death threats were called for by any means, but this site is awful. I'm not saying this just to make people mad, I'm saying it because it needs to be said. — Unsigned, by: Random Stranger 1 / talk / contribs

@Random Stranger 1, please sign your talk page comments and place them at the end of the page. яεvεятεя σғ ωαη∂αℓιsм, ραтяσℓℓεя σғ ε∂ιтs, ΓУППЯ ・「ҭагк」・асђіεѵеϻԑηтѕ・тіме: 14:52, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Surprised this site is still alive[edit]

Surprised this site is still alive due to consistent display of ideological bias and censorship of differing opinions. Last time I posted something like this on a Fundraiser page it was deleted so I won't waste time writing the details--198.71.112.21 (talk) 23:38, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Aw, diddums den. Did a nasty website disagree with his warped opinions? Poor little BON. Scream!! (talk) 19:36, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@Scream!! Now, I went and thought to myself, "who could this person be?" and then I thought to myself, "Why not check the record for deleted comments with a similar or identical tone?" Guess what? The most promising candidate is... User:LogicMaster777 and his BoN alter ego!!! ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:33, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
I am not this Logic Master , but thanks for digging up those very important points.--198.71.112.21 (talk) 02:02, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Fun fact: rationalism is an ideology. It's not the ideology you're complaining about, but it's definitely the one that provides the strongest bias throughout the site. This doesn't answer your concerns at all, which is why I called it a fun fact. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 23:54, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
@Ikanreed tbh RationalWiki is mostly an anti-rationalist and pro-empiricist website FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 04:50, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
Fucking goddamn continentals. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:22, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@Ikanreed Icon fedora.svg *tips fedora* Icon fedora.svg FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 14:24, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Change?[edit]

Wasn't the goal 7000 dollars?184.181.12.187 (talk) 17:49, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

No. Spud (talk) 16:15, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Charity Fraud[edit]

I quote from the Master of Logic:

RationalWiki should make its true policies clear as regards to censorship and vandalism, which run counter to its publicly stated policies; otherwise it is taking these donations under false pretenses, which is fraud.

— Unsigned, by: 198.71.112.21 / talk
You have no idea how fraud works, and neither does "LogicMaster777". Here's a hint, if your opinion of someone's position is based around what they call themselves, you need to step back from all your opinions and reassess your methods, because that's just plain stupid. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 02:36, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Your comment is just plain stupid. Taking donations under false pretenses IS fraud. What RationalWiki "call themselves" is an expectation of what the donations are being used for, and since the donations are not being used for their intended purpose we have a clear case of fraud.--198.71.112.21 (talk) 09:42, 10 October 2018 (UTC)