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Rome Viharo fake biography[edit]

Recently created, I found it amusing. Contains total misinformation about RationalWiki.Tobias (talk) 14:55, 28 April 2019 (UTC)


I actually met Rome (online) and he was pretty nice and civil, I really don't understand the mockery that's being directed at him. Fowler (talk) 08:24, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

He's a concern troll. Mockery is the best response to concern trolls. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 12:16, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Its a little hard to actually support mockery of a person when you actually meet them. Fowler (talk) 13:04, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Let me point out that he could have been nice to you and a dishonest concern troll. These positions are not mutually exclusive. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:09, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I know, but it still feels good when someone is nice to you, troll or not. Fowler (talk) 13:11, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I remember once meeting a lovely person, nice to their dog and everything. Later turned out they were associated with the terrorist group ETA.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 13:41, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Jesus Christ Fowler (talk) 13:46, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I live in the Basque Country so it's not really that remarkable. :-) Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 14:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Fowler's account is only a few weeks old. I suspect his account is a sock-puppet of Rome Viharo or somebody associated with him maybe his friend Abd Lomax in an attempt to get the page deleted, check the article and talk-page history, he created hundreds of socks in the past. Viharo is an obscure figure these days, his claim to 'fame' was his troll website wikipediawehaveaproblem but it was suspended by GoDaddy for doxxing users. Somebody wouldn't just meet Rome randomly online, sign up to RW and mention this on his talk-page. So hello Rome or someone who has known him a long time. The RationalWiki is not coming down! Sorry. Johns (talk) 21:10, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
what the fuck are you talking about (rv has a YouTube account btw) Fowler (talk) 06:48, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Dear Fowler. If you want to understand the mockery directed at Rome Viharo and his BFFs, try checking out the archives for this talk page. The mere fact that this archive is four pages long is an indication of the problem. ScepticWombat (talk) 09:02, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Lmao bffs Fowler (talk) 10:23, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
are you not even going to attempt an apology @Johns? Fowler (talk) 12:58, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Could the article be deleted?[edit]

Viharo's website Wikipedia We have a problem was deleted years ago and he quit years back complaining about RationalWiki. It appears he learned the errors of his ways. The article is arguably off-topic and only covers Viharo's old trolling and Wikipedia drama - so should be deleted. Citizen Times (talk) 16:32, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

@Citizen Times - RW:AFD is the correct venue. --Andrew5 (talk) 17:59, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
What Citizen Times is claiming is not fully true. Rome Viharo is still trolling Wikipedia, he now claims to be an "agnostic skeptic" but he is still a believer in consciousness woo, he posts as "Pyrrho the Skeptic" on Wikipedia [1] and has supported acupuncture but now claims to be skeptical about most of alternative medicine. In this recent tweet Rome Viharo says he is relaunching his anti-Wikipedia website (his website heavily attacked RationalWiki) so I suspect he will do the same again when he relaunches it. [2]. For 3 years, Viharo has said he is launching a wiki alternative called "aiki wiki" and he is requesting for $200k to launch it [3]. Vihari claims his "aiki wiki" is being funded by the National Science Foundation, "The project will receive up to $2M from the NSF, which we project is more than enough to finalize, pilot and prove efficacy. This will be done with an academic research partner. Once Phase 1 and Phase 2 are complete, the project will be ready to launch into industry." This is all very doubtful. Jonezdoe (talk) 00:28, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
Rome Viharo is in serious financial trouble (BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. VS ROME VIHARO. I don't see his aiki wiki fantasy being launched any time soon. Jonezdoe (talk) 00:30, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
Viharo is insane, in the above link you cited he said his first customer would be the federal government of the United States. Delusions of grandeur. Nobody is interested in his stupid "aiki wiki" that he has never launched, nobody has heard of it yet he pretends millions of people need it. He uploaded a video about Aiki Wiki on Youtube [4], in 8 months the video has 2, yes 2 (!) views. One of which was me BTW. So nobody cares. His alternative Wiki (which is NOT free) he says will not have any mods or admins and everything is built by "consensus". He obviously doesn't live in the real world. Try running any wiki without admins or mods and the outcome is chaos, harassment and vandalism. The man is clueless. (talk) 00:48, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
Aiki Wiki will be launched in 3 or 4 months. This has always been a biased website, there is no consensus here. When Aiki Wiki is launched I will inform the government about how bad this website is. R Viharo (talk) 11:02, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
Two scenarios here, both of which are vaguely amusing and likewise worth a gentle shake of the head. 1) This is said lunatic I had never heard of before, proving that he is a lunatic (and not wrong in one sense) 2) This is a troll pretending to be a troll. Man alive. Kntai (talk) 11:17, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
Seriously though, no, I don't think this article needs to be deleted because by that logic we might as well delete articles on people who have taken up painting after they retired from bombing other countries. If we weren't to document/mock past woo, madness, ethical failings, crimes, harassment by prominent folks, there'd be a lot of pages we'd have to delete. Kntai (talk) 11:31, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Is there socking going on? Two redlinked talk pages from two accounts is...suspicious. --Andrew5 (talk) 15:25, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

My God, Viharo has graced us with his presence! It's been so long. Brings a tear to me eye. 主要行事月 (talk) 17:18, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
Aiki Wiki came first.[5] It can sue him ;-). Bongolian (talk) 17:39, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
You can ban my account because I am blocked here and I have no interest in staying but I just want to add that Rome has invited me to be a MOD on his new Aiki Wiki website and I plan on creating a whole section exposing RationalWiki - Abd Lomax. Energy-Neutral (talk) 12:02, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
Abd have you and Rome written your hit-piece on RationalWiki yet? Rome has said he is releasing Aiki Wiki for over 6 years now but nothing... every year and it is never released, so I believe you guys are full of nonsense. (talk) 03:47, 28 November 2021 (UTC)