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I've added {{defaultsort:{{pagename}}}} to this template so that in categories the essays are sorted by their title, instead of all coming under 'E'. If there's a problem with this then just revert it and tell me to fuck off. ;) --Stevo (talk) 19:16, 24 June 2007 (CDT)

Oh, com'on, stop the reverting, it's funny--Closer government 19:53, 7 December 2007 (EST)
No, it's not. It's obnoxious. Researcher 19:57, 7 December 2007 (EST)
Define obnoxious--Closer government 17:06, 16 December 2007 (EST)

rant[edit]

This template appears on both essays by liberals and conservatives. lets call a spade a spade, and a rant a rant. DoggedamesP 15:21, 12 February 2008 (EST)

I think you got your sets mixed up. Most of our rants are essays, but not all of our essays are rants. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 15:25, 12 February 2008 (EST)

New version[edit]

For starts, it failed when added to user:teratornis' subpage. You might want to discuss with others an overhaul of a long-used template? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:06, 18 August 2008 (EDT)

Perhaps we should remember that this template might be used by utter newbies. It is not highly complicated but some might find it intimidating.--Bobbing up 06:25, 18 August 2008 (EDT)

Talk page[edit]

I think we should add something to the effect that the talk page:

  1. Will probably be more interesting that the essay.
  2. Will reflect the opinion of the site.

But I don't want to make it too wordy and I'd like another opinion first.--BobSpring is sprung! 20:13, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

I already added a line stating that essays don't necessarily reflect the views of RationalWiki and that we value discussion of a broad range of ideas. How's this for adding your add'l thought (this is already too long):
This essay is an original work by signed users.
It does not necessarily reflect views that are in keeping with RationalWiki's Mission Statement.
We welcome discussion of a broad range of ideas. Please comment only on the talk page,
which may be more interesting and reflect a broader range of RationalWiki editor's thoughts.


Nutty Roux (talk) 20:53, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

The wording is fine, but I think fewer line breaks would look better. Four short, bolded lines of text looks unappealingly blocky. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:30, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Then fix it and stop being such a whiny bitch. Nutty Roux (talk) 23:46, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I messed with it a bit. Will mess some more. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:12, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Signed users[edit]

Probably a stupid question, but what does that actually mean? I don't think I've seen many essays where multiple users have signed their names with tildes at the bottom... Peter Blessed are the cheesemakers 04:11, 11 June 2012 (UTC)