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before posting, hit it with a hammer.

Shouldn't this be in the "help" space? ħumanUser talk:Human 22:14, 31 January 2009 (EST)

It's mainly for Trent (see saloon bar) so it's where he'll seee it. have a word with him & move it if you think it should be. Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 22:21, 31 January 2009 (EST)

I don't actually care where it is as long as I know where it is. Those of you "in the know" if you could start moving conversations involving tech issues to this page I would appreciate it. And if you see something new come up direct others here. tmtoulouse 23:15, 31 January 2009 (EST)

Should satisfied queries be archived or summat? Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 15:52, 3 February 2009 (EST)


To help wiki newbies out can we add a search box. It will require a fairly old extension in inputbox but I think people that are new will find it easier. - π 07:06, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I have a sudden urge to put the "turning it on and off again" clip from the IT Crowd at the top of this page[edit]

I suspect, however, that it might not go down too well. Cubic educated Phantom! 13:44, 21 February 2010 (UTC)


Is there an IRC channel for rationalWiki? If not, perhaps we should register one (I'm thinking freenode). --emc [TALK]

Actually there use to be something about that on the mainpage once, I'll go have a look. - π 11:28, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Here. - π 11:31, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
I quit when someone (can't remember who) started saving it and publishing on wiki. Not that I'd said anything out of order - it just seemed to be a waste of time: the wiki talk pages are just as useful. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 18:49, 9 April 2010 (UTC)


Can I get this account (SuperJosh) renamed to SJ and my sock account (LessThanAverageJosh) renamed to El Taj please and thank you very much. SJ Debaser 14:44, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

C'mon you bastards do it already! SJ Debaser 23:33, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Our glorious oligarchs appear indisposed. ТyYes? 23:38, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
I got yelled at (I think) last time I renamed someone, but if you really want ask on my talk page. Once as SuperJosh asking to be SJ, and once as the other creature, with sigs on the fossil record, etc. Happy to help. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:58, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Not having Human's 'baggage' I tried to rename SuperJosh to SJ but there already is a user with the name SJ who made a single edit back in 2008. I am loath to rename a previous user unless it was SuperJosh in the first place. Redchuck.gif ГенгисpillagingModerator 08:08, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

I've renamed the LessThanAverageJosh account as requested. Alas, as Gengis pointed out, the account name "SJ" already exists. The Punk Symphony of Noise Your mental puke relief 08:12, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank y'all, Human, Genghis, RNS. SJ Debaser 11:53, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem. If you need anything else, you know where to find me under a rock somewhere. The Punk Symphony of Noise Your mental puke relief 11:58, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Useless assholes[edit]

Nice work at simply being rude. Hope you don't still have the tech rights you don't deserve. It is still broken after a freaking month. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:10, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Human, I don't think you get to call anybody rude. And honestly, Nx was just responding to your own pattern of asshole behavior.--User:Brxbrx/sig 04:29, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
What were you expecting to happen? You were abusive to him and he left like you wanted. Nobody else wants the tech job because they saw how you treated him. Now something is broken and there is no one left to care. - π 07:43, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, let's face it Human, you have pretty much pissed off anyone who would ever be able to solve any of your technical problems on the internet - and yet when they don't come running to help you with a problem that's entirely at your end and seems to affect no one else, you wonder why no one is interested? Scarlet A.pngbomination 14:52, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Unprofessional Subject Discussions - Information Bullying (Racism, Sexism, Name calling, Bigotry, ect...)[edit]

Just so you know, I used print screen to save the discussion that was being made. You guys really are idiotic.

"Oh lets remove that discussion, because we are so cowardly that we cannot properly discuss something that is against our beliefs about being bias to rationality."

Make up as much garbage you cannot intellectually defend as much as you want. You underestimate my abilities and that is gonna cost ya. Maybe I should blackmail you guys, since you are not going to have your way in removing what I say outright. Well you could, but then, it might hurt you image even more. This is a losing fight for you guy. Give in to rationality, actual rationality, not this religious safe space you created for yourselves, before you end up being the laughing stock of the internet.

Pressing Print Screen and will save. Tootles. ~ The Lord of Existence.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

No, the discussion was just move to its correct place, the MGTOW talk page. Go here, Talk:Men_Going_Their_Own_Way. Petey Plane (talk) 19:30, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
What a total twillock! Pippa (talk) 19:32, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Here, BoN if you're so incapable. Pippa (talk) 19:33, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Actually, it would have been a good idea to leave a link here so that the IP poster - who is quite probably not familiar with wikis - could have seen where his comments had been moved to.--Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 20:13, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
It's linked twice above, Bob, but yes it would have made sense to leave a link at the same time as moving it. Pippa (talk) 20:19, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
You're right, i should have rather than just delete the section after the move. My bad, but we did try to correct it. The BoN already appear to have his mind made up, though. Petey Plane (talk) 20:20, 8 March 2016 (UTC)


oh nicely done, now if a bon or first timer has a problem the answer is tough shit. thats always been the response but you don't have to make it official (talk) 09:21, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

tough shit™ Officially trademarked and everything. ;) (talk) 09:31, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Protection 2[edit]

Three ttimes now the page has been spammed by a shifting IP. Do we protect the page, or just keep an eye on it and revert/block on sight? I'm not keen on long-term protection for an important page, and the 9-hour lock I did the other day wasn't enough of a deterrent. Avida Dollarsher again 09:47, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

WTF is harmful about this?[edit]

I'm trying to add good data to the synapsid and it's saying it's harmful. How is basic classification harmful?TheDarkMaster2 (talk) 15:49, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I'll go check the edit filter logs, but also you're you, so I have this suspicion it's somehow still right. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:02, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, actually, it's newuser + an edit containing "turtle", which due to overzealous normalizing is checked against a list containing "TURT1E". Considering that the driveby making that particular edit is long gone, I've struck TURT1E from spamtext. You can submit now. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:13, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Trying to write a draft in my wiki sandbox, my action identified as harmful[edit]

Hi, I'm a long time fan of the wiki, and I'm having a try at adding a page to the wiki. For now I just wanted to mess around in my sandbox, but i got slammed with a Fake biography spammer and Blackhat SEO Spammer. I was wondering how I could fix that, and maybe avoid that it the future. Thanks! — Unsigned, by: Bigboyalex / talk / contribs

I gave autopatrolled status to Bigboyalex. This should fix the problem I think. Bongolian (talk) 18:31, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
@Bigboyalex Yes I hope you understand it would be a bad idea for me to tell you how to bypass our main spam filter, but I recovered your edit from the logs and posted it to Draft:Tim Pool for you. Have fun. — Dysk (contribs) 18:35, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Marked as spam when attempting to create a talk page on raw honey[edit]

Hi, I got a message while trying to create a talk page for raw honey and it was marked as spam, and I was told to contact a sysop to make the edit. I don't know how to do that. It also said I could come here, so I did. — Unsigned, by: / talk

I recovered your message and posted it to Talk:Raw honey for you. — Dysk (contribs) 02:04, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

I found some CSS to make the wiki more mobile friendly...[edit]

Just go into Preferences > Appearances, then paste this in your custom.css: https://pastebin.com/kZvnmeVd

Hope this helps. I hereby volunteer to help make the wiki more responsive if my web dev skills are wanted. Supurb (talk) 01:36, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Also, note that implementing this site-wide should be helpful for when Google starts ranking sites primarily based on their mobile version, starting July 1, 2019 Supurb (talk) 02:09, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
This is why I am trying to encourage the RMF to install MobileFrontend. Your CSS trick is okay but it doesn't really get the site past the Google mobile first standards and the navigation ends up stuck on the bottom of the page so MobileFrontend is still vastly better. — Dysk (contribs) 08:53, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Creating "Extinction Rebellion"'s page[edit]

Hi, I tried to create Extinction RebellionWikipedia page and I got "Warning: This action has been automatically identified as harmful and you will be blocked from editing you if you click submit."

I copy below the source of the page I tried to create:

[[File:Logo extinction rebellion.svg|thumb|right|165px|Extinction Rebellion Logo]]{{globalwarmingnav}}
'''Extinction Rebellion''' ('''XR''' for short) is a  global movement of environmental activists established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 and launched at the end of October by {{wpl|Roger Hallam (activist)|Roger Hallam}} and {{wpl|Gail Bradbrook}}, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up!.<ref>{{cite web |title=[https://greenworld.org.uk/article/extinction-rebellion-campaigners-arrested-london Extinction Rebellion campaigners arrested in London] |website=Green World |accessdate=24 November 2018  |date=19 November 2018}}</ref>

May you fix this problem? MaryWin (talk) 08:19, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

ye its at Extinction Rebellion and u can carry on now EK (talk) 09:06, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

“Blackhat SEO Spammer”[edit]

I wanted to write a critical article about Udo PollmerWikipedia, but I was hindered by the edit filter (“Blackhat SEO Spammer”). Can you please help? -- Alex (talk) 13:09, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

@Bongolian: Can you help? Not sure what triggered the spam filter. -- Alex (talk) 13:22, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
@Alex I see that your edit was caught by one of our spam filters. After examining your contribution, I created a new page for your article in the draft space. Let us know if you have any more difficulties. Cosmikdebris (talk) 16:55, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Making time[edit]

Moved to RationalWiki:Technical support. Sorry, I didn't realise what page I was on. I assume everyone wants to know when the site will be upgraded. -- Tim Starling (talk) 00:49, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Mobile site please![edit]

I see that there’s a plan to install a mobile site for RationalWiki. When is that happening, about? Mediawiki desktop sites are really bad on mobile, and I would love to be able to comfortably use this site on my phone. Thanks! DemonDays (talk) 15:24, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Same here. After all, theotherwikiWikipedia and even the glorified hate-blog where Assfly doesn't even know how localhost worksConservlogo late april.png have it. --Goatspeed. See what I'm up toCircularREmail2.gifasoningMy experiments 07:32, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
if you send @Tim Starling enough peanuts he might do it eventually. EK (talk) 19:54, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

New account, tried to add CSS to Vector theme and got "Warning: This action has been automatically identified as harmful and you will be blocked from editing you if you click submit."[edit]

Forgot to confirm my e-mail so maybe that's the issue, but not gonna try again until I know this is sorted. Can someone help? mag.py (talk) 22:21, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

You will need to be autopatrolled first. The way to become autopatrolled would be to do some actual content editing first. Bongolian (talk) 22:25, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Hello! Want to create a new page, but[edit]

I would like to make a new page for Paul VanderKlay, the youtuber. Not sure how to do this since it says I'm a Blackhat SEO spammer. Thanks for your help. Kanliot (talk) 19:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

@Kanliot Hi, after taking a look at your edit, it would seem that it tripped on one of our abuse filters (this happens sometimes when new users make big edits). I've gone ahead and created the page for you in draftspace. Feel free to edit it and make it a bit more substantial before asking someone to move it into mainspace for you. (Or if you at some point get sysop, you can move it yourself). Happy editing! Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 21:35, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Protecting vaporised pages so ppl can’t recreate them[edit]

How do I do it, or alternatively instead of telling me, please just do so for that “some ordinary gamers” page thanks 💞 ASELAនិយាយ 💞 11:23, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

For future reference, more -> protect page. Works just like any other page protection from there on. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 11:29, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
oh true hmm must have forgotten to send it the first time or some shit. Oh well at least it works. Goodnight have fun 💞 ASELAនិយាយ 💞 11:30, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
We're never gonna be rid of this pain in the ass, are we? Oxyaena Harass 11:31, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Hiding the user creation log[edit]

Is it possible to do this. Kinda sick of seeing like 8474838295 different troll sockpuppets clogging up my RCs even when they’ve all been banned/renamed. 💞 ASELAនិយាយ 💞 07:20, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

I am not a Seo Spammer[edit]

I tried to add a new page about a podcast format containign regular anti-vaxxer propaganda and got flagged as 'Seo Spam'. Can you please move the page to my personal draft space (i did not know this existed) so i can get it a bit more flesh. --Sebs (talk) 23:32, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Done. See Draft:No Agenda. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 23:43, 7 February 2021 (UTC)