RationalWiki talk:Summer Holiday 2009

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Better name[edit]

I don't like Great Exodus as it implies leaving and never coming back Nx 22:47, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

My dictionary gives it as "a going or marching out". Phantom Hoover 13:04, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Nothing wrong with Leaving and Never Coming Back. I do it all the time. Totnesmartin 23:04, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
But it's bad when you want to come back, but can't... Nx 23:06, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Not as often as me! Toast 23:13, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Guilty, myself. Giant Drama Queen. TheoryOfPractice 23:22, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The Great RationalWiki August Vacation?

The Month They Drove Ole' Pixie Down?

A Swarm Without a Hive Is Like a Fish Without a Weir?

The Great Swarming?

Random ideas. They all suck. Human 23:55, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

We can also be boring and uncreative and call it August 2009 server crash or somesuch. Nx
I've referred to it as the great crash of 2009 Toast 00:11, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I like that. Reminds me of Wall Street. What about Human referring to this as an opportunity for a BBQ? "The RationalWiki Summer Barbeque"... actaully, no that sucks. SuperJosh 13:24, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I like it too, but I'd rather fix things when I upload it back to RWW than now. Consider it a working title, if you like. Phantom Hoover 13:27, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm, I was wondering where the intended location for this was as I edited it a bit. I was kinda writing in the "voice" of it being on RW, so if RWW is its future home, might want to copyedit some of my phrasing. Human 20:07, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it should go on both when it gets back up - it's important on RationalWiki for serious purposes to let the WIGOCP traffickers know where we were, and important relevant to RWW as it's their job to spy on monitor us. SuperJosh 21:44, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

The Great Exodus (all in capital) is so RationalWikiWikip. - π 03:16, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I think we should call it Summer Holiday 2009, but I'm not going to move it unless there's some acclamation. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:24, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Summer camp or training camp? Is it a coincidence we spent time away from our wiki the same time all the footballer were away sleeping in college dorms together? Of course not we were just training, to be a tougher, stronger wiki team. - π 03:26, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
If we are to use a Biblical metaphor for a name, I would advocate "Babylonian Captivity," as "Great Exodus" implies that we went voluntarily. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 03:42, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I like "Band of Gypsies" but it's taken. Naw, let's not go biblical if we can help it. "The night of the locked doors"? ħumanUser talk:Human 03:44, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
The 2009 RationalWiki summer holiday is what it says on Bob's barnstar, how about that? - π 07:03, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Uh, right; the terrorists are also having a lovely holiday down at Gitmo... Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 07:04, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
They get nice weather there. - π 13:20, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I'd vote for RationalWiki:Summer Holiday 2009 but I was the one who made the barn star so I already voted. But I think I'm going to move it now, the "exodus" thing was a bit funny, but is really the wrong word... not that "holiday" is exactly right... ħumanUser talk:Human 21:25, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Tampering with the server[edit]

Since when did I have access to the server to tamper with it? Pi 23:01, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

It's your fault somehow. Obviously (it's a joke) Nx 23:06, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
It's probably the power supply again. I asked you back at aSK whether the main server is accessible from the bot server, basically can we get in from the other side? Pi 23:12, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know how the botserver is connected to the internet. I know Trent originally set up the main server as the router, but then the botserver would also be inaccessible. Nx 23:20, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Shouldn't a router be set up as a router? I am not a real expert, but as far as I know if you want your own home server you should have an external router (ie what connects you to the internet) that links to either the server itself or an internal router that protects your home network. Pi 00:51, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
It used to be set up so the RW server acted as the router to protect Trent's "personal" computer. Maybe he moved the router function to the botserver for efficiency, which is why it is still "up"? Anyway, without direct input from Trent, I don't think anyone should muck with it (or try to). Human 00:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Really? Having a quick browse of some catalogue I could pick up a decent network switch for $60. Take into account everything on your side of the world is cheaper, for a fund-raising effort of about $100, lets roll out the barrel and go $120, we could equip Trent with a two switch system which would be more secure. Pi 01:09, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Whatever, the most important data is missing right now - what borked the wiki? Probably not the router setup, I'd guess. I'd guess, someone trying to load a new extension with no one at the controls to make it work nicely. Human 03:18, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

PS, I have my theories. But they are conspiratorial at best. But I think they's got some truth in them. Ever feel like a lab rat? Human 03:22, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Are you feeling okay Human? Pi 03:51, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Maybe you are right. This is the final experiment for Trent's thesis, get us addicted to something which is non-fatal and then suddenly cuts the supply to see how we would react. Pi 03:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Exactly. Or, approximately. I don't know if you know how much he is addicted to this "web 2.0" socialization theoretical stuff. But now he knows I know, and you know I know and he knows you know what I think I know, so we are (looks around at the scenery) pooched. Human 04:01, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it was a terrorist attack / Conservapedia attack probably by Ken or TK. SuperJosh 13:26, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Is someone a Babylon 5 fan?[edit]

At least 2 of the headings are episode titles... Sterile 16:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

:) Nx 16:56, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Very subtle. Actually I'm on Bab 5 series 5 at the moment. Never got the chance to see the full thing in the UK.--Bob M 17:05, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
It's unfortunate they had that mess with the almost-cancellation, the final season could've been much better. Still, B5 is the best science fiction series EVAR. Nx 17:17, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, they (rather quickly) ended a lot of plot lines in 4 and then had to re-boot for 5. But I agree that it's very good SF. I rather preferred voyager though, but I may have been overly influenced by seven of nine.--Bob M 17:29, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know how much of the history you know, but they actually made the last episode of season 4 as the finale, then moved it to the end of S5 and replaced it with a quickly produced filler episode.
As for Voyager... well, I didn't dislike it (it was an important part of my childhood, enduring all the hardships every day only to watch a new episode of Voyager), but the only series more hated by fans is Enterprise... Nx 17:40, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
S4 of B5 rocked; S5 was necessary, although not as good. Kinda like the last 20 minutes of Return of the King. Voyager had its moments, but was a season or too long. Rule of thumb: When you have a professional wrestling crossover episode, it's time to cancel. Sterile 18:16, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Enterprise was a good idea but a waste of time.--Bob M 18:23, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I just realised[edit]

My aSK talk page got referenced =D /ego I feel special now. Web 05:45, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Whut's yer user name there? Links to it and the ref? Human 06:29, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm WebOfLies on aSK, the second cite note. Web 22:29, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. Yeah, that's funny. Are you sure you were the only one "blaming" pi? Human 23:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Everyone should blame Pi. He/She is like the jews, the cause of all the fatherlands problems. Web 02:45, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
And after all, it is irrational. Human 02:58, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Contact points[edit]

Hi. I don't really need RW contact points at TP. Wouldn't it be best to copy/past it here?

I have copied them, I'll put them here somewhere. - π 06:57, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I moved them to RWW. - π 07:11, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Note that we have RationalWiki:Contact points -- Nx / talk 07:29, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Sorry didn't realize. I thought it was linked to from this article page, but I must have been confused.--BobNot Jim 08:24, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


Despite not even being around during this time period (one of my common long breaks), I got referenced for causing it. Researcher 13:31, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Or you got tricked by Template:USERNAME again. - π 13:33, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

That takes me back.[edit]

A couple of edits to the Teflpedia article took me here.

It's kind of sad to note that all the in-jokes and references to users in the article will now be irrelevant or meaningless to just about everyone.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 17:11, 24 November 2019 (UTC)