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BrainMop.png As a confirmed mustard jar for taking on this job as a Sysop on RationalWiki: I, RoninMacbeth, pledge to only block users if they ask for it, or insert unfunny vandalism.
I furthermore pledge that if I indulge in secret private conversations about you, we will make a formal report to the mob. Is that all?
If you impugn my motives without warrant, or challenge my "AUTHORITY", er, there is nothing I can or will do.
Future.gif As an elected Moderator on RationalWiki: I, RoninMacbeth, pledge to only rename users if they ask for it, or have unfunny usernames.
I furthermore pledge that if I do something wrong, it can't be me, because if the moderator does it, it is not a crime. I promise to do my job to the best of my ability.
Statue-Augustus.jpg This user is a lover of History

This user is a Wikipedian
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This user greatly respects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

This user is a troper.
This user believes in the right to arm frickin' sweet bears.
This user thinks Hypatia of Alexandria was the pinnacle of womanhood.
Earthsat.jpeg This user believes in a young Earth

  — 4.5 billion years young.

This user went to a Catholic School but still believes in evolution.
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Cthulhu fhtagn! This user hopes to be eaten first.
This user has Levinson's Constitutional Faith.
Medicalsign1.png This user believes that health care is a human right. At least in civilized societies.
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This user lives in the California Republic.
This user tries not to feed trolls, but does "play" sometimes.
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This user is a Ninja.
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This user is male.
Open book 01.png "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the wise cannot see all ends."

- J.R.R. Tolkein

Open book 01.png "Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."

- Jean-Paul Sartre

Open book 01.png "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-God damn it, you've got to be kind."

- Kurt Vonnegut

This user believes that fandom is a deadly virus set to wipe out humanity.
This user believes that RoninMacbeth is a deadly virus set to wipe out humanity.
This user is a metalhead!

Hello there. Thanks for dropping by. I've finally got some time to improve my user page, so...yeah.

I'm kind of good with history and politics, so I'll try and help with that wherever possible.

Oh, and I'm very sarcastic and/or facetious, so take what I say in the Saloon with a grain of salt.

I am on Wikipedia here.

And this is me, on the political compass with a bunch of caricatures.

Just a draft generator

Drafts(Edit at your leisure)

  1. User:RoninMacbeth/Legalism
  2. User:RoninMacbeth/Bruce Bartlett
  3. User:RoninMacbeth/Tulsi Gabbard Reorganization
  4. User:RoninMacbeth/Fairies


  1. Essay:RoninMacbeth/An Open Letter to Senate Republicans


On Assholes

No one likes them. They disrupt discussions, drive away users, and make the RW experience less pleasant for everyone. But that does not mean that there should be a rule against being an asshole.

On a purely philosophical level, it goes against the idea of people being allowed to say as they please within reason. RationalWiki has always opposed restrictions on the speech of its users, and for the most part, this is a positive thing. People have a right to be assholes, just as much as we have a right not to interact with assholes. Obviously, there's a line between "asshole" and "HCM," but until that line is crossed, we do not need to interact with them (and yes, I will admit that I feed the troll and/or asshole sometimes). We all have a right to be assholes, and we all have the right to not interact with them.

On a more practical level, this leaves the question of how this rule would be enforced. How do we define "being an asshole?" When a person says something mean? This is RationalWiki. Tempers flare, egos clash, factions form. Every user here has been an asshole at least once. My main fears are that either the rule is never enforced (in which case, why bother making it) or it will be used as a way for one faction in an HCM occurrence to purge RationalWiki of opposition. Because we are all assholes at various times, the only people who will end up being punished are those who are not popular enough to "get a pass." I already worry that the rules are enforced based on popularity or a faction winning out, and this kind of thing will only exacerbate that.

If I am elected moderator, I will never enforce a ban on someone being an asshole.