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I was harassed, libeled, outed, shamed, and within 5 weeks banned indefinitely off of Wikipedia.
—Rome Viharo[1] despite being suspended from Reddit for the same thing

Rome Viharo (User:RomeViharo) is a disgruntled ex-Wikipedia editor who was banned and then created an entire website named Wikipedia We Have A Problem to pointlessly complain about his ban and whine about "harassment". Although complaining of being harassed, Viharo does the exact same thing, and has doxed Wikipedia editors on his website, while also spreading unfounded allegations (e.g. skeptics create articles on Wikipedia by receiving PayPal cash-payments,[2] or RationalWiki "is gas lighting, lying, & covering up cross platform harassment"[3]) and the Guerilla Skepticism conspiracy theory. The forum WikipediocracyWikipedia banned him for making these baseless claims.[note 1]

Prior to his antics on Wikipedia, Viharo trolled online message-boards and forums, also resulting in bans.[note 2] His various internet usernames include Bubblefish,[6][7][8] PillyM,[6] WWHP,[7] Tumbleman,[6][9] 23canaries[10] (suspended in 2017[11] on Reddit) and hoofish.[12][13] In April 2018, Viharo appeared on the Gary Null Show to spread nonsense and misinformation about skeptics on Wikipedia and RationalWiki; Null is an alternative medicine quack.[14]

Viharo's website, "Wikipedia We Have A Problem", was suspended by GoDaddy in early 2020, the domain no longer exists.[15] As of December 2021, Viharo continues to create sockpuppets on Wikipedia and promote conspiracy theories on forums that a group of skeptics are out to target him.[16][17]

Viharo considers himself an online moral crusader who fights "misinformation" and "fake news"[18] — despite his promotion of those same things.

OS 012/AL 012/Aiki Wiki

It looks as if someone took a philosophy text book, cut it into lots of tiny little pieces, and then stuck them back together at random."
—snoozeofreason, Bad Science Forum[19]

Sometime before 2003, Viharo created OS 012, based on this bit of tri-positional logic:[20]

All ideas conflict or have the potential for conflict. … ALL IDEAS ARE TRUE(1), FALSE(2), and/or MYSTERY(0). ALL the time. In ALL environments.[20]

While this isn't necessarily a stupid idea, it was and is entirely unclear how (or if) Viharo planned to actually implement this idea. It also reads a lot like the labels on "Dr." Bronner's Soap.

That didn't stop Viharo from trying to spread this self-described "OS 012 meme" "virally".[21] In practice, that meant picking fights with other users on forums and trying to convince people that their views were simultaneously right, wrong, and neutral — all for "world peace".[21][note 3] Apparently this "meme" was quite successful, because Viharo claimed that "[t]he exact number of online users spreading [OS 012] is impossible to determine, however online records suggest a figure no less than 50,000." Despite his boasts, he was not above asking for money to spread the idea.[23] Which, we're probably supposed to think, is right, wrong, and neutral all at once.

Viharo called OS 012 the "global dialectic for personal interaction on the Internet"[24] and claimed that it "resolves all conflict and war" as well as "increase thier[sic] own intelligence".[25] Indeed, it was "a highly effective dialectic, completly[sic] undefeated".[8] Unsurprisingly, some of Viharo's claims went so far as to clash with known physical laws.[note 4]

In 2014, Viharo re-branded OS 012 as AL 012,[26] supposedly symbolizing its mysterious algorithmic property. Sometime later, he again re-branded it as Aiki Wiki,[27] a "platform for online collaborative consensus building and publishing".[28] In this regard, Aiki Wiki appears to take a different approach than a traditional wiki (like this one): while most wikis are focused on publishing some particular body of information, and developing some consensus-building process to facilitate that goal, it appears that Aiki Wiki would start with a consensus-building procedure and publish what comes of that procedure.

As of 2021, Viharo has yet again rebranded the concept as "non-dual consensus building".[29]

Google consciousness

In 2011, Viharo and business partner Maf Lewis delivered a talk at TEDx that discussed whether the popular search engine Google is sentient.[30][31] Although the talk was publicized as a "proposal that Google has a form of consciousness",[32][note 5] Viharo states that he is neither promoting nor denying that Google is conscious, but discussing whether accepting philosopher Daniel Dennett's ideas would mean that Google is conscious.[33] This is not an absurd idea in itself, but Viharo didn't stop there.

Viharo also discussed the idea that social media could be revolutionary. While most of us agree that social media has had a big impact, Viharo went a bit farther than most, saying, "we will eventually see social media replace government as we know it today," and that Egypt could be the first civilization to do this, arguing that "in principle, a few of their citizens, a few of their students could jump online using something like Google Labs and Wikipedia."[30] One might observe that, as of 2013, fewer than half of Egyptians used the Internet, and in 2011 not even two-fifths did, so the replacing of government with social media would have amounted to some serious disenfranchisement.[34]

Perhaps most worryingly, Viharo devoted portions of his TEDx Talk to shamanism and the allegedly magical properties of ayahuasca.[30]

In order to promote interest in his TEDx Talk, Viharo pursued a marketing strategy of deliberately angering people on internet forums.[6][7] In 2011, Viharo created a blog about Google Consciousness to attempt to further spread the idea.[35]

Viharo has since classed the talk as a "creative work", which apparently means that none of his statements in the talk can be taken seriously (Essay:Rome Viharo revisits Rational Wiki, a critique#Creative works.).

The "wiki wars"

Rome Viharo toking up some righteous bud

Rupert Sheldrake

See the main article on this topic: Rupert Sheldrake

Viharo stated that he was "a known 'defender of Rupert Sheldrake' in his TEDx and Wikipedia controversies" but that was "different [from] … 'promoting' [Rupert Sheldrake's] views, or even defending his views".[36] However, in September 2013, Viharo (then operating on Wikipedia as "Tumbleman") questioned whether Rupert Sheldrake's "morphic resonance" is pseudoscience:[37]

There is no reasonable claim an editor can make regarding Morphic Resonance as Pseudoscience as the term is used and defined in science unless you are claiming it is P[seudo]S[cience] because it is not falsifiable. That appears to me to be the only supportive claim an editor can make to hold Morphic Resonance under WP:FRINGE.Wikipedia That's the exact same issue with String Theory, and under the terms, string theory is pseudoscience.

Viharo completely ignored Wikipedia's policy on due and undue weightWikipedia because he claims to be agnostic about everything.

Although claiming not personally to support Sheldrake's theories, Viharo has posted that Sheldrake's critique of "the scientific materialistic philosophy" and his other ideas are "worth spreading".[38] Despite this, according to Viharo this doesn't qualify as promoting or defending Sheldrake's views.Do You Believe That?

In what could be termed a classic case of flogging a dead horse, a video posted by Viharo on YouTube in January 2015 portrays his Aiki Wiki platform facilitating all the revisions to the Rupert Sheldrake Wikipedia article that Viharo unsuccessfully argued for during his incarnation as "Tumbleman".[39]

The "skeptical conspiracy" and GSOW

See the main article on this topic: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

In 2013, Viharo joined Wikipedia and attempted to edit articles. When his edits were rejected, Viharo adopted Sheldrake's claims that a conspiracy of "ideologue" skeptics were targeting him for abuse. In an interview with parapsychology advocate Alex Tsakiris, Viharo said that there was "definitely a conspiracy" of skeptics who were personally targeting him. He characterized the struggle as "a war of ideas", and compared it to "Americans and Nazis" fighting against each other in World War II.[40]

Viharo posts about Wikipedia's claimed abuses on his blog, Wikipedia We Have a Problem.[41] Although he blamed Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (the group that Sheldrake claims is conspiring against him) when first posting as "Tumbleman",[note 6] Viharo has since retracted his claim that the group caused the incident; however, he still considers the skeptics on Sheldrake's page to be a "group" of skeptics.[45]

Viharo attended the 2014 Electric Universe conference to (anonymously) deliver a presentation in which he claimed abuse by "the skeptic activist movement".[46]

However, no such conspiracy of skeptics appears to exist.[note 7]

Viharo now dedicates a lot of his time obsessing over the Wikipedia editors involved in banning his sockpuppets. A section on his website "Editors and Admins Involved" lists 10 editors, who find themselves doxed with ad hominem and rumours posted about them.[47] Viharo has also requested personal info about the editors on the Skeptiko forum.[48]

Viharo has branded these efforts as "case studies" into Wikipedia.[49]

Victim complex

My apologies for the drama, but online harassment has had genuine effects on my professional and personal life and the bold text above is meant to show up in GoogleSearch to hopefully neutralize some of it.

I can assure you I am quite harmless.

That is about the best, and only, online defence someone like me has when Google search is weaponized to attack individuals on the internet by trolls. Really, there is nothing anyone can do about this, absolutely zero.

So in my defense, if you’ve come across a few strange claims made about me on the internet, such as me believing that “Google is sentient”, or that I’ve “co-authored papers on evolution with Rupert Sheldrake”, or that I am a “sock puppet mastermind” conducting a “global social media experiment”, a wild “promoter of pseudoscience”, or a “troll harassing and stalking Wikipedia editors”, I can assure you these intentionally misleading claims about me have gotten even worse over the years.

Since publishing WWHP, the targeting and harassment have been so extreme I’ve had to file an online report with the FBI.

I’m a pretty transparent person, and I’ve nothing in my online and offline life to be ashamed of, and as nasty as these ‘weaponized’ narratives are about me, they are pretty much equally as false and misleading as they are ridiculous. They are intentionally designed to not embarrass, but to destroy someone’s life and reputation.

So the past few years have truly been strange, and unique, and rare. As traumatizing at times experiencing extreme harassment and stalking can be – it has also been rewarding, and illuminating – and creative.[50]

Viharo has repeatedly claimed on his website that he has been "cyberbullied" and "harassed".[51] He has compared himself to victims of rape.[52]

For example, Viharo claims that he thought he was editing anonymously on Wikipedia (because he was using the username "Tumbleman") but "was outed" by another user "within three days of arrive[sic] on Sheldrake's article".[53] However, in his first edit on the talkpage of Rupert Sheldrake's article, he linked to his userpage as "Rome Viharo",[9] though he removed his name a minute later.[54] While Viharo claims this was accidental, it's difficult to "accidentally" edit Preferences, edit the signature field, add one's real name, and save changes.[citation NOT needed]

Wikipedia We Have A Problem

Rome Viharo has built an entire website around the controversy, containing another thirty five thousand words (largely nonsense).
—Tim Farley[55]
It is clear to me, if only from his extreme verbosity, that this guy (Rome Viharo) is just a troll trying to soak up as much of everyone's time as possible. Every comment elicits a gigantic reply from him, no issue is too small for him to write thousands of words on it.
—Tim Farley[56]

Wikipedia We Have A Problem was a fake news website that Viharo used to publish misinformation, made-up stories and wild allegations about Wikipedia and RationalWiki admins. It went offline in early 2020, although Viharo later copied some of its contents to his personal blog.

Viharo, originally editing as "Tumbleman" was permanently blocked from Wikipedia in October 2013 for disruption and sockpuppetry.[57][58] He was blocked for a year from RationalWiki in January 2014. Disgruntled, he created the website Wikipedia We Have A Problem, to protest against his bans and spread a paranoid conspiracy theory that a group of skeptics were responsible for cyberbullying him and getting him kicked off these wikis. No evidence for the conspiracy theory appears to exist, nor was Viharo harassed. He was banned on Wikipedia for disrupting, trolling and causing a flame war on the Rupert Sheldrake article, as well as using multiple accounts; for similar shenanigans on RationalWiki.

In November 2013, a user named "David1234" created the Rome Viharo RationalWiki entry after Viharo's name was briefly mentioned on Rupert Sheldrake's RW article. Viharo to claimed the article was created by a RationalWiki sysop, who he claims was an editor involved in his ban from Wikipedia a month prior. No evidence is presented for the allegation. Viharo also claims, without evidence, that the skeptic Tim FarleyWikipedia was involved in editing his RW article; Farley denies having any involvement, yet Viharo persisted in accusing Farley of having made edits on his RationalWiki article. Farley responded in January 2018:

[Rome Viharo] claimed an RW article was "constructed by" me, but the edit history of that article clearly shows I've never touched it.
—Tim Farley[59]

Viharo's obsession with trying to connect RationalWiki editors to his Wikipedia ban stems from a delusion the same group of skeptics have harassed him on both wikis.

On Twitter, Viharo has spammed an article from his website named "The Attack of David Gerard's 50ft Troll Farm".[60][61]

The Attack of David Gerard’s 50ft troll farm and the RationalWiki hustle by Rome Viharo[62]Rebuttal
As a pro-science progressive, Southern California and Los Angeles native and activist myself – I can definitely say don’t let RationalWiki’s ideologies fool you. Rome Viharo isn't pro-science at all, but a promoter of pseudoscience. He was formerly director of Deepak Chopra's Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Repository (ISHAR)[63] — a quantum-woo and alternative medicine digital library. Viharo himself has expressed support for acupuncture and Qi and is associated with the pseudoscientific Quantum Health Research Institute.[64] In 2013, Viharo was banned from Wikipedia for starting a flame war by trying to re-write Rupert Sheldrake's article against consensus, and has personally promoted Sheldrake's pseudoscientific theories and rants against skepticism, for example writing they are "worth spreading".[note 8]

They are doing far more harm to the responsible communication of science and social politics than any “Russian troll farm” or conservative could dream of. Nonsense. RationalWiki's main purpose is analysing and refuting pseudoscience, as well as documenting crank ideas. RationalWiki has been used several times as a source in scholarly sources and by fact checking news sites. Viharo, however, is doing harm to science since he promotes pseudoscience and associates with notorious pseudoscientists, i.e. Chopra.

The reality is that RationalWiki’s attempt to try and cover up the harassment they’ve been exposed for on Wikipedia, We Have a Problem somewhat exposes how corrupt and irresponsible these individuals are when it comes to publishing, and just like “click bait” and political trolls – use reactions from political and cultural divisions to viral toxic market their own platforms for attention and fundraising. There is no evidence for harassment on RationalWiki; at least Viharo hasn't exposed any. Viharo dislikes RationalWiki because it documents his rather toxic internet history (including forums/wikis he's trolled that have banned him) and his pseudoscientific views.

RationalWiki’s own editors are impersonating targets making some of those legal threats, or intentionally harass a target until a legal threat is the only thing they can do to protect themselves from online harassment. No evidence presented for this wild and seemingly false allegation.

To give you an example of the level of “real world harm” their targets are doing, one target is simply a moderator of a discussion forum with about a dozen members that talk about near-death experiences. Yet his only “notability” was moderating the forum, and he found that the world needs to be warned about him for his “pseudo-scientific” beliefs as if RationalWiki is now a database for ordinary internet citizens who are literally having the contents of their personal interests and beliefs flagged for the world to condemn. The article in question was deleted.

What that RationalWiki article about that target doesn’t tell you is that target also previously banned that very same RationalWiki user for impersonating other RationalWiki editors on their discussion forum, and in practical reality, that article was written as payback for a personal grudge. Viharo fails to substantiate his allegations.

In my case, the “real world” harm that I did was edit two biographies on Wikipedia on two individuals they clearly don’t like Rupert Sheldrake and Deepak Chopra. Viharo has admitted he was paid by Deepak Chopra to edit the Wikipedia article as a meatpuppet , specifically by removing sources that criticize Chopra's quantum woo; so there is the fact that Viharo engages in deception when promoting pseudoscience. Viharo's sockpuppet was first named "ChopraMedia", after ISHAR, later renamed to "SAS81".

The other “real world” harm I did was confront this group of editors back on Wikipedia for doxing and harassing me along with a few others – so they are raising money to fund them getting “payback” on their own critics. A transparent lie. No one else on Wikipedia doxed Rome Viharo since he wrote his real name on his "Tumbleman" account. So if anyone doxed him, it was himself. There's no evidence Viharo was harassed on Wikipedia; this is total fabrication, but something Viharo repeats over and over like a broken record, for sympathy appeal.


My stint with Deepak Chopra only lasted around 5 months, yet this blip in my professional career is highlighted as a feature of my biography on Rational Wiki to create more suspicion of me to an audience already suspicious of Deepak Chopra. For Rational Wiki, its[sic] important to frame me as someone who promotes literature their audience finds suspicious, and according to them, it’s okay to warn the world about my associations with Deepak Chopra so the reader questions my integrity.
—Rome Viharo, questioning why being a woo-pusher could affect your general credibility[65]

By December 2013, Viharo shifted his focus to Deepak Chopra, confronting skeptic Tim Farley on Twitter to claim organized skeptics were guilty of "abuse" in editing Chopra's Wikipedia biography.[66]

In 2014, Viharo created Deepak Chopra's ISHAR and became its director of operations. In an interview with the Huffington Post, he explained ISHAR's origins:[63]

ISHAR emerged from trying to find solutions to deal with the large amounts of misleading information on the internet, especially information promoted by skeptic activist organizations.
—Rome Viharo on the "problem" of misleading skepticism

On this article's talk page and elsewhere, Viharo has defended his decision to help Chopra by insisting that he does not support Chopra's ideas, that merely helping Chopra with the technical stuff is not an endorsement, that he was just doing his job, and that building a platform designed to be Chopra's "Woo-pedia" wasn't helping Chopra promote anything.[note 9] However, on Wikipedia, Viharo used a sockpuppet account ("ChopraMedia", later renamed[68][69] to "SAS81") to attempt to get other users to remove skeptical sources from Chopra's Wikipedia article.[70][71] He was then discovered and permabanned, because he was using a new account to evade a previous ban.[72][73][74] He nonetheless insists he "won the wiki war" (emphasis in original),[75] a wording which should tell you something about his goals: not to build a reliable encyclopedia, but forcefully push his boss's ideas — an activity he was allegedly paid by Chopra himself to do:[65]

One of those people who contacted me was Deepak Chopra, who gave me a small grant to continue my research into wiki wars on Wikipedia, using Deepak Chopra’s Wikipedia article as my next study into consensus building.
—Rome Viharo's management speak description of "edit warring for cash"[65]

Viharo later claimed on his website that he was fired from his director position at ISHAR by the president of the Chopra Foundation,[76] and ISHAR's website confirms that he no longer held that post.[77]

Ban from Wikipediocracy

The forum Wikipediocracy banned Rome Viharo's account WWHP in December 2021 for whining about non-existent harassment and spreading unsubstantiated claims about skeptics targeting him; his thread was deleted but a webpage capture still exists.[78] Immediately after, Viharo complained on another forum, Wikipedia Sucks, about his ban and described Wikipediocracy as a "troll farm" participating in harassment and spreading misinformation.[79]

They are living in a bubble about this. The entire community supports and sanctions misinformation and harassment, they just don't see it as misinformation and harassment because they are doing it. A troll farm is still a troll farm.[80]

Viharo labels any website a "troll farm" that has banned him and not tolerated his antics.[citation NOT needed]

Despite complaining of misinformation — Viharo joined Wikipedia Sucks to post misinformation about Wikipedia skeptic editors he has been in a feud with since 2013. This includes making incorrect claims and dubious insinuations about Tim Farley's Wikipedia account activity:

In their minds, they are fighting misinformation. Problem is, they use misinformation to fight misinformation, making them just another troll farm too. While I do not have solid proof, it is consistent that this account is Tim Farley. The original media operation I caught them conducting is one of the reasons I took on Sheldrake's BLP problem.
—Rome Viharo spreading misinformation himself while complaining of misinformation.[81]


Who woulda thunk the Rational Wiki community could be so much fun? One wonders why they failed to include a picture of a kitten with a swastika on it’s[sic] forehead or a starving kid in africa[sic] and jokes to his malnourishment.
—Rome Viharo, not mad[75]

In a minor climax of his long-standing desire to stab at RationalWiki for the heinous crime of simply documenting his many shenaningans, on the 8th of June 2016, Viharo claimed via Twitter that "This year I'm going to be initiating legal recourses" against RationalWiki, (per his M.O.) alleging — you guessed it — "harassment and slander". And just to set the record straight that we're in the wrong to count him among our top cranks of the internet, he made sure to point out that "The internet is waking up".[82]

Viharo now believes that "Rationalwiki is publishing misinformation to damage control their involvement".[83]

Stopped clock

See the main article on this topic: Stopped clock

To his eternal credit, at least he doesn't support Trump.[84][85][86][87] See? We can be fair and balanced.

See also

External links


  1. Viharo's account WWHP was banned in December 2021 and the thread he created deleted.[4]
  2. "Following all this are descriptions of his trolling adventures, which are, as one might expect, kind to forums which fell for his shit, and nasty to those which saw him for the troll he is and banned him." - An administrator of a forum who banned Viharo for trolling[5]
  3. Viharo trolling as "Tumbleman" introduces himself to a forum: "This dialectic is unique, in that is quantifies the irrational, and the feelings, art, and humor, object and subject, into her axiom and proposition. THis confuses many at first, most likely including you… you will soon see how silly some of your ideas have been… Just a warning… I am always winning in every discussion that I have. I am completly[sic] undefeated."[22]
  4. See Bekenstein bound;Wikipedia compare with claims that "Simply, ideas, memes, media and words replicate. Exponentially."[24] Exponential growth is unbounded; the actual possible information density of any given region is not, and since information cannot propagate superluminally, an expanding region is not a solution to this dilemma, but merely a means to push it back.
  5. "Drawing on their experience as pioneering social media strategists, Rome Viharo and Maf Lewis have created a new phenomenon with their proposal that Google has a form of consciousness."[31]
  6. Viharo first referred to GSoW as "GSM"[42][43][44]
  7. If it did, supposedly, RationalWiki would be part of it.
  8. "Yes, absolutely it is an idea worth spreading. It's clear this discussion needs to happen as this is a valid philosophical dialogue and Sheldrake is able to frame it quite objectively."[38]
  9. Interestingly, this was not his first foray into such definitely not promotional activity; he was also responsible for editing a 2006 "documentary" arguing for the existence of qi.[67]


  1. The Sheldrake Wiki War begins Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from February 3, 2019).
  2. “We’ll never stop!” says Wikipedia editor, claims they’re paid by a “prominent skeptic” (November 21, 2017) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from November 30, 2017).
  3. RationalWiki is gas lighting, lying, & covering up platform wide harassment (April 8, 2018) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from April 8, 2018).
  4. Re: Wikipedia We Have a Problem, Aiki Wiki update by SeriousSam (Dec 19, 2021 4:10 am) Wikipediocracy (archived from 19 Dec 2021 04:44:35 UTC).
  5. Tumbleman, Fujacko banned by Guildenstern (Jun 27 05 9:26 AM) The Ponderers' Guild (archived from 11 Dec 2014 17:54:04 UTC).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Google Consciousness WTF?? is this real? (Jul 02, 2011) The Bad Science Forum (archived from August 14, 2014). First post as PillyM: "Hey bad science, this is doing my head in. I watched a TED talk that talks about Google becoming conscious… and it seems like BS, but I can't tell. Is this real? | Later post as PillyM: "by the way, PLEASE continue to post to this thread and help me viral market the TED talk I gave on Google Consciousness, thanks! I can't believe HOW MANY views came from this forum! i think if i keep doing the ol tit for tat with you guys here, I could get another 1k views on the vid. Come on ya ol stuffy grumps - give your pal Bubblefish, Tumbleman a roll will ya? come at me with something GOOD and make sure it's funny." | Later post as PillyM: "lol, this thread is far from a debate. I honestly admitted I am trolling in the lion's den :)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 TED: Google Consciousness Viharo posting as WWHP (4th July 2011, 12:49 PM) International Skeptics Forum. "the 'marketing' I am doing is more in the discussion,not the title. I am completely open about how I do this - see - i know that this community and a few characters on this thread will continue to post ad hom and attack ol fun loving bubblefish, and will find any excuse to make him wrong on just about anything - and since I enjoy turning win lose into a mutual win win, i use these attacks to keep the thread bumped to the top of the page for weeks, thus attracting attention to the very talk I am promoting."
  8. 8.0 8.1 Viharo posting as "Bubblefish" (17th July 2005, 12:27 PM) International Skeptics Forum. "hello. Nice to see a section to share links. I am new here, and my interests here are regarding a possible challenge to Randi and Co regarding 'Qi', as i am working with a Theoritical[sic Physicist formally from Cal Tech who can manipulate 'Qi' and can also explain it through a hypothesis he put together using QM to explain this mysterious concept. So! A challenge is forthcoming, and as soon as I get the time, i will introduce more of this topic. But until then, I thought perhaps some of you would enjoy my favorite link on the net, and a perspective that I adopt rather effeciently.[sic]"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Talk:Rupert Sheldrake by Tumbleman|Rome Viharo (20:02, 31 August 2013 UTC) Wikipedia.
  10. 23canaries(2010) Reddit.
  11. 23canaries Reddit (archived from 3 Dec 2017 04:10:38 UTC).
  12. David Gerard vs. the blockchain, an emerging wiki war (June 2017) Hacker News (archived from 14 Jun 2017 12:39:52 UTC).
  13. RationalWiki’s “drinking games” (June 25, 2017) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from January 18, 2019).
  14. The Gary Null Show - 04.12.18 (April 12, 2018) The Gary Null Show.
  15. is for sale HugeDomains (archived from 20 Mar 2020 07:36:48 UTC).
  16. Aiki Wiki, Wikipedia We Have a Problem update, pt 1 by Rome Viharo (Dec 18, 2021) Medium.
  17. User contributions for Rome Viharo 2021 Wikipedia.
  18. I just published Troll farms and the broadcast of misinformation. pt 1 @maflewis by Rome Viharo (1:02 PM - 31 Dec 2021) Twitter (archived from December 31, 2021).
  19. Google Consciousness WTF?? is this real The Bad Science Forum (archived from 19 Oct 2013 22:31:48 UTC).
  20. 20.0 20.1 OS 012 BASIC Version 4.0 Global Dialectic for the Internet (08/23/2008) High Intelligence (archived from October 26, 2013).
  21. 21.0 21.1 The Discussions High Intelligence (archived from April 11, 2005). Viharo even kept a log of his activity.
  22. Introducing the Conquering Global Dialectic by The Tumbleman (6/7/04 21:20) The Ponderers’ Guild (archived from 31 Dec 2013 13:17:48 UTC).
  23. About OS 012 High Intelligence (archived from 22 Nov 2013 03:03:48 UTC). "This project needs intellectual and financial resource, if you are interested in this, please contact OS012 AT"
  24. 24.0 24.1 OS 012 Basic: Presentation for General Audiences (08/23/2008) High Intelligence (archived from April 7, 2012).
  25. OS 012 and this community by Viharo as "Bubblefish (March 19, 2003 at 15:47:01)
  26. AL 0 1 2 is not a programming language. 0 , 1, and 2 are just categories for assigning distinct contexts relative to three truth values. … by Rome Viharo (23:25, 21 January 2014 UTC) RationalWiki.
  27. Aiki Wiki (archived from February 24, 2015).
  28. About Aiki Wiki (archived from April 16, 2015).
  29. An Introduction Into Non-Dual Consensus Building by Rome Viharo (Oct 9, 2021) Medium.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Google consciousness | Maf Lewis and Rome Viharo | TEDxCardiff TEDx Talks (Jun 9, 2011) Youtube'.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Overview : Google Consciousness by Pete Mandik (July 2, 2011) Alternate Minds (archived from July 30, 2014).
  32. TEDxCARDIFF: Google Consciousness - Maf Lewis, Rome Viharo (2011-06-10) TEDx Talks. "In this talk, Social Media strategists and developers Rome Viharo and Maf Lewis reveal the likelihood that Google's search algorithm may already be sentient, what it means, and what it represents as a metaphor for collective problem solving."
  33. Overview by Rome Viharo, Google Consciousness (archived from February 18, 2014). "Let’s first define what we mean by ‘Google Consciousness’. Do we mean that Google’s servers are potentially sentient? No, that is not what we are saying (but we are neither refuting that possibility, it’s just not what we are suggesting)".
  34. Internet users (per 100 people) (2013) The World Bank (archived from November 10, 2013).
  35. (archived from November 17, 2011).
  36. Talk:Rome Viharo by Rome Viharo (20:04, 27 April 2015 UTC) RationalWiki.
  37. Talk:Rupert Sheldrake by Rome Viharo as Tumbleman (18:37, 24 September 2013 UTC) Wikipedia.
  38. 38.0 38.1 Conversation: The debate about Rupert Sheldrake's talk by Rome Viharo (Mar 19 2013) TED (archived from 30 Jan 2014 15:51:23 UTC).
  39. Aiki Wiki: Teaser
  40. 236. Rome Viharo, Wikipedia, We Have a Problem by Alex Tsakiris (January 14, 2014) Skeptiko.
  41. Wikipedia We Have a Problem (archived from April 19, 2015).
  42. Talk:Rupert Sheldrake by Tumbleman (19:21, 8 October 2013 UTC) Wikipedia.
  43. Talk:Rupert Sheldrake by Tumbleman (8 October 2013 UTC) Wikipedia.
  44. Talk:Rupert Sheldrake by Tumbleman (22:38, 31 August 2013 UTC) Wikipedia.
  45. Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia or just Wikipedia Skepticism? (2013) Wikipedia We Have a Problem (archived from April 6, 2015). "No matter what group it was or if it was just a ‘kismet of skepticacopia’ who they were or what group is the superficial component of the problem. It’s like confusing a 7th day adventist who knocks at my door with a Jehovah Witness, mistaken or not I still had to get out of my chair and listen to a sermon."
  46. Electric Universe 2014 Conference (September 10, 2013 - 12:22 pm) The Thunderbolts Project. "SURPRISE SPEAKER — “ANONYMOUS” - ‘Wikipedia we have a problem’ is the story of ‘The Tumbleman’ – a Wikipedia editor who attempted to edit an article on Wikipedia to a more neutral point of view and received harassment and personal attacks from ‘activist editors’ in the skeptic activist movement, finding himself banned indefinitely from Wikipedia instead."
  47. Editors and Admins Involved, Wikipedia We Have a Problem (archived from December 30, 2013).
  48. Goblin Face and email harassment, anyone know more about these people? by Rome Viharo (Jan 10, 2016) Skeptiko Forum.
  49. Case studies Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from June 17, 2017).
  50. Rome Viharo Wikipedia We Have A Problem (archived from February 27, 2019).
  51. Harassment Case: Harassment from Wikipedia and Rational Wiki editors by Rome Viharo, Heart Mob (archived from 4 Mar 2016 12:38:16 UTC).
  52. Do some people just deserve it? by Rome Viharo (December 31, 2013) Wikipedia We Have A Problem (archived from February 15, 2014).
  53. Rational Wiki, Wikipedia editor comparison by Rome Viharo (April 22, 2015) Wikipedia We Have A Problem (archived from May 4, 2015).
  54. Talk:Rupert Sheldrake by Tumbleman (20:02, 31 August 2013 UTC) Wikipedia.
  55. When you’re not here to create an encyclopedia, your Wikipedia statistics show it by Tim Farley (April 16, 2014) Skeptical Software Tools.
  56. Thread: R.Viharo complains that his essay was deleted from Rationalwiki by krelnik (20th April 2015, 07:55 AM) International Skeptics Forum (archived from 19 Sep 2015 14:44:47 UTC).
  57. User contributions for Tumbleman Wikipedia.
  58. Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Tumbleman/Archive Wikipedia.
  59. Anti-@Wikipedia and anti-@RationalWiki woo-woos are hilarious. One claimed an RW article was "constructed by" me, but the edit history of that article clearly shows I've never touched it. Then the nitwit brags of how "confident in what I am claiming here" he is. #trolls #subtweet by Tim Farley (11:50 AM - 15 Jan 2018) Twitter (archived from 24 Jan 2018 23:53:53 UTC).
  60. You [ussportsradio] forgot to include the source of that "troll farm" quote : it's by Rome Viharo, see … by @R0b1999 (11:50 PM · Feb 4, 2018) Twitter (archived from 6 Oct 2022 02:31:34 UTC).
  61. Is your definition of trolling just people disagreeing with you on the Internet? by @ross_stalker (16:34 - 1. March 2018) Twitter (archived from December 18, 2018).
  62. The Attack of David Gerard’s 50ft troll farm and the RationalWiki hustle. by Rome Viharo (January 1, 2018) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from 1 Jan 2018 23:34:54 UTC).
  63. 63.0 63.1 Let’s Raise ISHAR! by Maureen Seaberg (Sep 15, 2014, 03:24 PM EDT | Updated Dec 6, 2017) Huffington Post.
  64. Staff Quantum Health Research Institute (archived from 27 Jul 2017 21:15:18 UTC).
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 RationalWiki trolls have stolen my narrative, and I want it back. by Rome Viharo (November 27, 2015) Wikipedia We Have a Problem (archived from January 18, 2019).
  66. #askdeepak Why was your employee editing your biography on #Wikipedia in clear violation of conflict-of-interest rules? @DeepakChopra by Tim Farley (11 Dec 2013) Twitter (archived from 6 May 2015 18:25:47 UTC).
  67. The Foundation Project (2006): Full Cast & Crew IMDb.
  68. Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple: Difference between revisions by SAS81 (01:54, 11 April 2014 UTC) Wikipedia.
  69. Changing username/Simple by Deskana (04:19, 12 April 2014) Wikipedia.
  70. Talk:Deepak Chopra: Difference between revisions by Rome Viharo as SAS81 (03:08, 28 June 2014 UTC) Wikipedia. "For every scientist out there that you can find a quote of that is unfavorable to Dr. Chopra, I can find another one that is favorable."
  71. Talk:Deepak Chopra: Difference between revisions "That's not an unsupported claim, that is integrative medicine." All SAS81's posts to Talk:Deepak Chopra by Rome Viharo as SAS81 (02:01, 20 May 2014 UTC) Wikipedia.
  72. Wikipedia, ISHAR update by Rome Viharo (Dec 14, 2014) Skeptiko Forum (archived from June 3, 2016).
  73. Suspected sockpuppets (08 December 2014) Wikipedia. Sockpuppet investigations page; block noted at bottom.
  74. Am I really a sock puppet? How Wikipedia editors control editing permissions. by Rome Viharo (April 27, 2015) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from May 4, 2015). Viharo's own confession to four different socks used to evade the ban, though he refuses to call them socks.
  75. 75.0 75.1 No oversight on Rational Wiki for publishing slander, has a block for users confronting it. by Rome Viharo (May 31, 2015) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from November 16, 2015).
  76. Update: The ISHAR project by Rome Viharo (January 9, 2015) Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (archived from April 5, 2015).
  77. ISHAR Boards Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Repository (archived from February 13, 2015).
  78. Re: Wikipedia We Have a Problem, Aiki Wiki update (Dec 19, 2021) Wikipediocracy (archived from 19 Dec 2021 04:44:35 UTC).
  79. Aiki Wiki, Wikipedia We Have a Problem update by Rome Viharo as WWHP (Dec 18, 2021 8:11 pm) Wikipedia Sucks (archived from October 6, 2022).
  80. Re: Aiki Wiki, Wikipedia We Have a Problem update by Rome Viharo as WWHP (Dec 25, 2021 12:55 am) Wikipedia Sucks (archived from 2 Jan 2022 20:39:14 UTC).
  81. Re: Aiki Wiki, Wikipedia We Have a Problem update by Rome Viharo as WWHP (Dec 25, 2021 12:55 am) Wikipedia Sucks (archived from October 6, 2022).
  82. Rational Wiki continues to publish slander and harassment. This year I'm going to be initiating legal recourses. The web is waking up. by Rome Viharo (2:07 PM - 8 Jun 2016) Twitter (archived from 9 Jun 2016 23:35:19 UTC).
  83. Rationalwiki is publishing misinformation to damage control their involvement by Rome Viharo, Wikipedia We Have a Problem (archived from June 17, 2017).
  84. powerful imagery, indeed. by Rome Viharo (7:44 PM · Mar 20, 2017) Twitter (archived from 28 Nov 2021 17:59:25 UTC).
  85. Donald Trump, America's First Fake President by Rome Viharo (3:07 AM · Feb 18, 2017) Twitter (archived from 28 Nov 2021 17:59:52 UTC).
  86. if you deny Trump is a bully, you're either naive or deceptive. by Rome Viharo (3:20 AM · Feb 12, 2017) Twitter (archived from 28 Nov 2021 18:01:12 UTC).
  87. If you support POTUS bullying speech and justify it as political power, shame on you by Rome Viharo (3:20 AM · Feb 12, 2017) Twitter (archived from 28 Nov 2021 18:01:24 UTC).