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You have been smitten by a bunny in accordance with the community standards for... no real reason. Feel free to revert this odd edit.

This is an archive page, last updated 4 January 2012. Please do not make edits to this page.
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Must you?[edit]

Must you take over recentchanges with all your moving nonsense? (I didn't know you had so much in your userspace). Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:00, 4 January 2009 (EST)

By the way: Your new username is, I'm guessing... a simplified version of \pi? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:00, 4 January 2009 (EST)

It is pi in aerial script rather than the times roman you are use to seeing. - User \scriptstyle h/2\hbar 00:01, 4 January 2009 (EST)
Dastardly font elitist! No textbook I have seen ever used a pi that looks like yours!  : P Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:14, 4 January 2009 (EST)
Also to compound the problem Wiki software capitalizes first letters automatically so it is a capital aerial font pi. - User= \scriptstyle h/2\hbar 00:16, 4 January 2009 (EST)
Yah, "pi" is a bitch to render well on a wiki. Look at our pi article just to see how we struggle against the Jimbo-led hegemony! Speaking of which, why is that article in "fun" and not the mainspace??? ħumanUser talk:Human 00:23, 4 January 2009 (EST)
It's probably there because, in its current state, it has too much snark and not nearly enough science to qualify as a normal article. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:29, 4 January 2009 (EST)
Too much snark? Not enough ScIeNcE? It is the definitive article on pi on the innertubez!!! ħumanUser talk:Human 01:34, 4 January 2009 (EST)

I'm so proud of my template[edit]

That shameless link whoring you just did? I believe I one-upped you. Actually, I three-upped you—because the header mentions and uses two of my templates.  : P Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 17:35, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Your Massive Signature....[edit]

Since Human brought this up with CUR, a precedent has been set. I like you--really, I do. But your signatures really get on my nerves. They're huge, and break up the flow when reading comment threads. What are you trying to compensate for there, anyways? Think about just signing your name. We all know who you are. Think of my poor eyes. Most of all, think of the children. TheoryOfPractice 09:50, 5 January 2009 (EST)perhaps I'm just jealous because my own signature is pretty lame and I don't know how to fix it...yeah, this is just a cry for help...

Just to chime in, what stopped it (Pi's sig) from pissing me off were a few things. One, not all versions are huge, so the space taken isn't as bad - or repetitive. Two, they are kinda cool to a math geek. Three, they are in black text so they don't jump out. Four, Pi guy has been a tremendous contributor to the site on many levels. I realize reason 4 is a bit subjective as in, where we draw the line, but still. How about if he drops the odds on the "larger" apparitions in his choose/option thingie? Oh, and TOP, we have some pretty decent, if perhaps slightly incomplete, instructions of how to set up cool silly signatures in the help files. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:12, 5 January 2009 (EST)
I just learned to ignore it after a while (says the one with the once hideous signature) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 19:15, 5 January 2009 (EST)
I have been thinking of dropping the integral ones as they are larger than the sum ones. Would that help? - User= \scriptstyle h/2\hbar 19:38, 5 January 2009 (EST)
I wouldn't know an integral from a hole in the wall, but whatever works for you. It's not really that big a deal...TheoryOfPractice 19:44, 5 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah, at least Pi's signature isn't three times the size of his average posting. One of the sum sigs is longer btw. -- Nx talk 19:46, 5 January 2009 (EST)


Is it possible to access the page footer in any way, or do you have to be Tmtoulouse to do that (I was thinking that it'd be nice to have the "+" there as well as at the top. Frohlich 06:15, 6 January 2009 (EST)

I suspect that it would be in the common skin file, just search MediaWiki namespace in all pages. Before you do anything to the namespace MediaWiki ask first on the talkpage and probably send a intercom message (says the person who changed lock to capture without asking, although no one seems to have commented). - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:29, 7 January 2009 (EST)
It's a good idea, although there isn't a "bunch of tabs" format down there to put it in, so it might be tricky. "Add a new section" in text, linked to it, but always floating below the bottom section... that sounds complicated to do. I'd recommend asking Trent to see if he can do it, or Linus (inactive), etc. Or someone at mediawiki? ħumanUser talk:Human 23:36, 7 January 2009 (EST)

Ask if I must[edit]

Hey, I just realized that you blocked me for a second or so on 15 December, saying that there was actually a reason. I'm curious as to the reason, although you may well have forgotten with it being almost a month past. Either way, happy belated feast of Sol Invictus. CorryI'll be in the hospital bar. 01:09, 8 January 2009 (EST)

I renamed about the most disgusting named of Fall down's socks and wanted to push it out of the recent change list, so I blocked most of the first 50 sysops. I then decided to do them all. See. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 01:13, 8 January 2009 (EST)
Nice. CorryI'll be in the hospital bar. 01:17, 8 January 2009 (EST)

Get the Fuck Outta Town, Man[edit]

He’s back, he knows where you live, he’s got a gun, and he hasn’t forgotten about the skiing accident. I know you like it here, but it’s time to get the hell outta Dodge, dude. The electrocutioner 04:37, 8 January 2009 (EST)

Who has a gun? Teh fly? --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorrecent changes patroller 14:13, 20 January 2009 (EST)
You have to be the most bored teenager we have had here since CUR. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:38, 8 January 2009 (EST)
And you may very well be the most Adriatic sting operation we've had since NORM. The electrocutioner 04:40, 8 January 2009 (EST)
Ah, they don't make Adriatic sting operations like good ol' NORM anymore. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:41, 8 January 2009 (EST)
Since when am I boring? I'm never boring. As a matter of fact, I'm too interesting. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorrecent changes patroller 20:58, 11 January 2009 (EST)
I didn't say you were boring, I said you are bored, hence why you come around here trying to get everyone to pay attention to you. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:00, 11 January 2009 (EST)
I'm so bored I can't be bothered to read all of the post. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorrecent changes patroller 21:02, 11 January 2009 (EST)
Allow me to reiterate Pi--->Slap.gif<---CUR. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:04, 11 January 2009 (EST)
When my vabal is ready, you be first on my list of blockees. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorrecent changes patroller 21:06, 11 January 2009 (EST)
Whatever! - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:07, 11 January 2009 (EST)


I've copied this template from Wikipedia; it should solve your problems with the uppercase ∏ in the title. Phantom Hoover 15:03, 8 January 2009 (EST)

You can also do what some of have done to muck up the displayed title (like my user page, RA's talk page I think, etc.) ħumanUser talk:Human 15:22, 8 January 2009 (EST)
Thanks Phantom, you have made my morning. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:27, 8 January 2009 (EST)

Community Standards[edit]

In an effort to update our sometimes uselessly vague and generally ignorable Community Standards, I drafted a possible update of them. The draft can be found here. I invite you, and the rest of the site, to discuss this important issue. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:34, 9 January 2009 (EST)


So... um... why did you rollback my edits to how I found RW? I was fixing a mistake I made some months earlier by putting myself in April 2008 instead of Root. ɧєɭıסş-get sunburn! 22:34, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Is made mistake fixed now. It looked like you were removing information for no reason and I didn't notice it was your own. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 22:40, 14 January 2009 (EST)
Ok. By the way, the second time you reverted... you accidentally took my info out of where I moved it to instead of reverting your rollback =p. That's what got me confused. ɧєɭıסş-get sunburn! 22:45, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Article of the Weak[edit]

Hate to be nitpicky, but you neglected to mention the MOAR HITLER included in the AOTW. It's section 13, about halfway down. — Unsigned, by: Theemperor / talk / contribs

Fixed. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:58, 16 January 2009 (EST)

Thanks.POWER!UNLIMITED POWER! 21:05, 16 January 2009 (EST)

Can it be linked in any way to where hitler coems up (I know, I can F5 it). Anyway, thanks, Pi, for taking the bull by the horns and updating AOTW, seriously, thank you! ħumanUser talk:Human 22:01, 16 January 2009 (EST)

Hey dude[edit]

Hey man, I know last night (last night in our antipodean time. Which incidently is the correct time.) you asked me to give you a hand with the AOTW. I tried - sorta - but it was 2am here in NZ and to be honest I was pretty fucking far gone. Had the whole "can only see outta one eye, world is tipping over" thing going on. Thought I would just apologise for not being very much help. Ace McWickedRevolt 21:11, 16 January 2009 (EST)

That's okay, now worries. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:13, 16 January 2009 (EST)


So CP makes racist comments re: African Americans and syphillis and we're all full of righteous indignation, but it's okay for one of our own to slag the Natives? TheoryOfPractice 19:11, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Where in the guidelines does it say a sysop can block an non-sysop because they were offended at an ironic joke? You are hyper-sensitive. Also you are block happy, you are always blocking people for excessive amounts of time for thing that aren't really against the "rules" if we have any. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 19:16, 17 January 2009 (EST)
One man's "ironic joke" is another's racist attack. The Natives are all alcoholics. Hi-fucking-larious. Where in the guidelines does it say that we tolerate blatant racism? TheoryOfPractice 19:18, 17 January 2009 (EST)
I didn't say it was funny, given that we were currently discussing CP's racism there is an irony in suddenly making a racist comment. ENorman isn't a troll adding racist comments to mainspace articles he is adding stupid commentary to stupid commentary. You seriously need to loosen up. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 19:21, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Thanks for the MP3[edit]

Thank you:) The intro to Kill the President is awesome.--Nate River 20:52, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Fall Down[edit]

How do you rename users? (Fall Down's back.) The electrocutioner 18:35, 19 January 2009 (EST)

It is in the special menu under restricted pages, although you can't see it. Do you have a request? - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:36, 19 January 2009 (EST)
Ah. I guess it's a Bureaucrat thing. No, you already took care of it. The electrocutioner 18:39, 19 January 2009 (EST)
I thought I was unblocking the renamed account (noob sysop here) -- Nx talk 18:43, 19 January 2009 (EST)

You are all going to hell. Fall down

Well I hope we can meet up for a beer so I can tell you what a dick you are in post-person. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 19:41, 19 January 2009 (EST)
Ditto. By the way, Fall Down, I'm going to make you go down. I've been unable to get onto this site for a few days and I am very angry. Do not annoy me. Thank you. (Oh, and could you rename one of his socks CUR is my hero. He owes me one after vandalizing my sig.) --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistorrecent changes patroller 14:12, 20 January 2009 (EST)
Changing your sig does not qualify as vandalism. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 17:06, 20 January 2009 (EST)

And threatening people with your own stupid little personal vendettas is something you should do on your own website, not in a community forum. TheoryOfPractice 17:30, 20 January 2009 (EST)

Chinese new year[edit]

Wow. I am simply stunned. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:50, 22 January 2009 (EST)

(does it work? I thought it was about now?) ħumanUser talk:Human 01:58, 22 January 2009 (EST)
Actually I got lazy on this one. I couldn't find an algorithm so I just set it up with the next four years dates in it. It is Monday. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 02:38, 22 January 2009 (EST)
We are good until 2019 for Chinese New Year. The Orthodox Easter/Christmas will need some tweaking in 2100. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 02:46, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Humbled and contrite[edit]

>We regret to inform you that you have been demoted to the rank of sysop.

I am so dishonored to have been selected for this PUNishment. I swear to uphold low standards and to use the power vested in me unwisely.

To go along with my new uniform, I ordered a new Nimbus 2000 mop and shall immediately block myself.

πthetically imcomπtent, --UnicornTapestry 02:31, 22 January 2009 (EST)

The Michigander[edit]

Is a vandal. I blocked them for 2 hours and reverted there edits last night - just so you know. Ace McWickedRevolt 23:10, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Damn now I am going to have to unwelcome him. As a rule you should tell them on their user page that they are blocked. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:12, 22 January 2009 (EST)
You Aussies and your "Rules"! Maybe thats why we beat you at Cricket upon occasion. Ace McWickedRevolt 23:13, 22 January 2009 (EST)
Maybe we could bowl at your feet a bit more. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:16, 22 January 2009 (EST)

:::Ace, given that we don't have checkuser, how do you know? TheoryOfPractice 23:14, 22 January 2009 (EST) Nevermind--I thought the account was just created just now as a sock. Sorry...TheoryOfPractice 23:16, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Mostly the way I vandalise the New Zealand article. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:16, 22 January 2009 (EST)
Please, he is dripping with Australian filth. I can see it from across the Tasman. Ace McWickedRevolt 23:18, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Bad poetry[edit]

My poetry may be bad, but I'd like to see you come up with some better rhymes for "Pluto". Shit ain't easy! Chris Fanshaw 20:21, 27 January 2009 (EST)

Benazir Bhutto?TheoryOfPractice 20:23, 27 January 2009 (EST)
I just wanted to dedeadend the pages. Could we have a little something on Pluto beside a poem? - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:22, 27 January 2009 (EST)
Hmm. "There once was a planet named Pluto/Whose greatest fan was Ben'zir Bhutto." Yeah, not bad. --Chris Fanshaw 20:27, 27 January 2009 (EST)

Politics cat[edit]

As a counterpart to the {{cat|British politics}} and {{cat|British political parties}} categories, I intend to make equivalent categories for politics in the US. I would appreciate your and Pi's input on the (admittedly incredibly unimportant) issue of whether to use "American politics" or "United States politics". The relevant talk page can be found here. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:48, 28 January 2009 (EST)

fun:Andrew Schlafly (satire)[edit]

I appreciate your tireless efforts to clean up this mess, and to fix so many links that used to go to andy the schlafle head. May the goat sleep well with you. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:26, 2 February 2009 (EST)

I haven't fixed that may, although I will do the rest of the fun space over the next day. We should have got Rbbot to fix them up. I wonder if we can get Trent to set him up so he fixes double redirect. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 02:37, 2 February 2009 (EST)


You do know that you're a bot? Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 07:04, 5 February 2009 (EST)

I was happier that way. However I am now plugging Ames' blog for him so I want people to notice the edit. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 07:06, 5 February 2009 (EST)


Just so we don't have a repeat of last time. I want to throw up a picture of Dark Helmet from Spaceballs onto the Andy(Satire) page. It is a screencap from the movie that I got off photobucket. Would it be permissible?--Nate River 23:02, 6 February 2009 (EST)

Would say that if it is the use in parody then it would be covered by the fair use doctrine. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:07, 6 February 2009 (EST)

I'm hot! Are you hot too?[edit]

Just thought I'd send a message to say I hope you're coping well with the particularly nasty weather we're having today. I'm not sure what part of the country you're in, but given that you're actually in the country that means you're either suffering from extreme temperatures, under water, or on fire. I never thought I'd say this, but I consider myself lucky that the temperature here is only 44. Hope you're holding up. -RedbackG'day 23:02, 6 February 2009 (EST)

It has been awful I think in the last 2 weeks we have had the second hottest day and the hottest night on record. The air conditioner I got is too underpowered for the room but was the only one in stock so as a result the room is cooler than it would be but not actually cool. I don't think I have a had a proper night sleep in two weeks. Although as a result I can now imitate  K e n  D o l l  very well (he keeps saying he doesn't get enough sleep). It is great when you say only about high temperatures, two days ago I was enjoying the cool of 38 think how pleasant it was. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:12, 6 February 2009 (EST)
Well, don't forget to thank global warming god for this wonderful weather. I'm in the same boat when it comes to air-conditioning, my trusty little AC has seen me through (what was then) the worst of summers, but it's not helping too much lately. I've had to move my bed into the lounge room because it's simply too hot to sleep without being in the same room as the AC, and even with AC I've been waking up all through the night in a sweat. Oh well, we could always move to north Queensland and live under water instead, I do feel bad for what they're going through, although in this weather a flood seems rather desirable. -RedbackG'day 23:27, 6 February 2009 (EST)
Yeah the World Meteorological Organization is worried that there is heat waves in Tasmania; so goodbye the last cool place in the country, hello global warming. I look at the floods and it looks pleasant until you consider that you can't get out again the whole area is closed off by the water. Too bad I can't remember the last time it has rained here; we have had no rainfall so far this year. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:36, 6 February 2009 (EST)
Heat waves in Tasmania? That's not something I'm used to hearing, I bet it was quite a shock for them as well. I guess it's been a bad summer for everyone, I dread to think about what it'll be like in a few year's time. -RedbackG'day 00:11, 7 February 2009 (EST)
First time in recordings apparently. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 00:15, 7 February 2009 (EST)
Envy. Where I am the temperature dropped down to -14 (Using your scale) not to mention hitting -19 a few weeks back. Retracted. Looking the temperatures up, I did not know 45 was 113 fuckin' degrees. I am NOT AT ALL envious! O_O ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ watches bulbous spawns dehydrate
(EC)Bah! I used to work in a freezer (-24.5) and I found it rather pleasant. Although to be fair, I was in full thermal gear and working pretty hard, so I guess I didn't feel it except for the lack of humidity. I actually thought it was quite funny to come out of the freezer with icicles hanging off my beard, though it did look like I'd been drooling once it started to thaw. Hope you're doing okay with your big freeze, send your unwanted air conditioner our way, there's huge demand for them over here, you could sell it at an outrageous price. -RedbackG'day 00:24, 7 February 2009 (EST)
I thought y'all were being told to use air conditioning sparingly? ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ watches bulbous spawns dehydrate
You see here is one of the fundamental problems with a lot of things, it is in everyone's best interest if you run your air conditioning for a few hours before turning it off, but people are only thinking how hot it is for them so they are running it all day. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 00:30, 7 February 2009 (EST)
...which leads to power failures and brown-outs across the area. Anyway, I really hope that heat wave lets off, and doesn't stick around for three weeks Europe style. ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ watches bulbous spawns dehydrate
I'm trying to behave myself with the air conditioner, but as you said, it's 113 fuckin' degrees. I try to keep my thermostat as low (that is to say, hot) as I can without giving myself heatstroke, but if I turn it off for any more than fifteen minutes at a time then it's as hot inside as it is outside. Add the fact that everyone is currently at home (it's eerily quiet outside, especially for a Saturday) and it's no wonder we're having brownouts here. Looks like the heat will start to ease off next week, then we can all go back to being conscious about our electricity consumption. -RedbackG'day 00:38, 7 February 2009 (EST)
A little bit of advice to drop your core temperature alarmingly quickly, put some water in a freezer to turn it into ice, then take that ice, and press it against your wrist, right where your veins/arteries are. This cools off the blood running through your body, dropping the overall temperature. Give it a shot, it really works. ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ watches bulbous spawns dehydrate
I might go do that. Having a look at the thermometer, it's now 45 degrees O_O. Thanks for the idea. -RedbackG'day 00:43, 7 February 2009 (EST)

(deindent)45 DEGREES?! Holy crap! Right here it is... gimme a moment, 23 translates to about... -5?ish? Also, taking the concept to extremes, you can take an ice bath... which is really really cold, close the blinds, or wet your hair and hold it in front of a fan. all of these sap heat from your body, and help keep you around 98.6/37. ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ watches bulbous spawns dehydrate

Sigchanger JS[edit]

CUR is no longer using his annoying signature, so I've removed the js that changes it (I've also removed it from Human's, TOP's and Diadochus's monobook.js files, because that version doesn't work on CUR's more recent sig). However, TOP and Diadochus were using your modified version which changes your sig too. I've written a new script, it's here in a comment, and you may want to put it into a subpage of your userspace so they can importScript it.

It's a little different now: as soon as it detects anything that's not text inside the talk link, it will change the whole talk link to п. I haven't tested it thoroughly, but if it causes any trouble, it'll be easy to disable or fix it thanks to importScript. -- Nx talk 11:19, 7 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks Nx you are like a clockwork ninja. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:50, 7 February 2009 (EST)
I still don't want to see the cur's sig. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:24, 7 February 2009 (EST)
Copy my monobook then. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 23:25, 7 February 2009 (EST)
Thanks! ħumanUser talk:Human 23:39, 7 February 2009 (EST)


Sorry — Unsigned, by: Mei / talk / contribs

That is okay it is just hard for someone to follow what has been happening if you arbitrarily shuffle things around user space. It also creates the problem if someone wants those user names later. If you want renames ask a bureaucrat. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:31, 10 February 2009 (EST)


I would just like to point out that that was the most inappropriate thing I have ever seen done. If literally everybody else can insult me and call me a moron, idiot, and things I am not going to say, I should be able to say the same back. --"CURtalk 21:16, 11 February 2009 (EST)

I have resysopped you already. You need to learn to back away from fights. And if that is the most inappropriate thing you have ever seen you need to get out more. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:18, 11 February 2009 (EST)
I think we need to revisit and revise CPAdmin1's list of probation rules. --"CURtalk 21:22, 11 February 2009 (EST)
I'm not sure "we" need to be doing anything. TheoryOfPractice 21:26, 11 February 2009 (EST)
Nothing I did I felt was out of the bounds of the spirit of your probation. If you can't self moderate like Ace did I will do it for you. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:28, 11 February 2009 (EST)
(EC)Yes, that's the point. Leave me alone. Not making personal attacks was one of the ideas Tim came up with to avoid HCM. You notice that that idea works. By the way, I left a suggestion on when to move the felidae article back to mainspace on its talk page. --"CURtalk 21:29, 11 February 2009 (EST)
Part of you growing as a person involves you not responding to personal attack or backing off as Ace did. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:31, 11 February 2009 (EST)
I'm trying to bend to this wiki- and that's a sign of respect. See, I usually don't yield to people. But you have enough respect from me (grudgingly, though) that you have the ability to subtlely shape who I am, despite my obnoxious independence. --"CURtalk 21:38, 11 February 2009 (EST)
-->CURTh hug.gif<--Pi. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:40, 11 February 2009 (EST)

Botting users[edit]

I was just asked to 'bot someone. I'm a little uncomfortable with the idea of botting a human user, but before I outright say "no" I'd like to hear your own thoughts on the matter. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 01:03, 12 February 2009 (EST)

Not unless they have submitted a writing plan ;) Really, I don't think it's a good idea, even if they do think I'm (or some old picture of me is) "cute". You, RA, do it "to" yourself because you know you are engaging in mundane, repetitive tasks that would clutter up RC. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:08, 12 February 2009 (EST)
Alright then. Thanks for your input, Huw. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 01:14, 12 February 2009 (EST)
Really, it's a useful trick when doing repetitive edits, which is what bots do - and of course, sometimes productive editors, as in your case. But for a normal editing situation it makes no sense. Perhaps we should have a special "robot" group for those who really want to be in it? And you're welcome :) ħumanUser talk:Human 01:17, 12 February 2009 (EST)
I see no problem with it however it does kind of ruin the point of an open wiki if some people are working a little non-obvious. It was mainly used because no one really wants to see what a bot is up to as it should be working fine on a prescribed task. Unless they start a mass wandalism wave there is no problem with them being a bot. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:48, 12 February 2009 (EST)
Here's a suggestion: instead of making sysops into bots & back again, anybody who wants to do bot stuff (e.g. repetitive things with cats & links) should have a sockpuppet account with bot status but without sysop status. That way the user can't do much in the way of real harm while their edits are semi-invisible. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 09:58, 12 February 2009 (EST)
Having read the thread on RA's page, I see that that's basically already been suggested. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 10:18, 12 February 2009 (EST)

"Might as well turn this stub into a link whore"[edit]


I... I don't know you anymore, my dear RationalWiki. My God... you're turning into Wikipedia.

The horror... the horror...

: ) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 05:18, 12 February 2009 (EST)


Reverting unexplained removal ≠ driveby templating. User:Mei 20:22, 14 February 2009 (EST)

Read the talkpage of the essay. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:23, 14 February 2009 (EST)

A very important e-mail...[edit]

you know the drill. TheoryOfPractice 20:25, 17 February 2009 (EST)

It had better be. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:27, 17 February 2009 (EST)
Okay that is interesting, thanks. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:28, 17 February 2009 (EST)
Sekrits?! Kan we haz pleez? ħumanUser talk:Human 23:41, 17 February 2009 (EST)

Answers Research Journal[edit]

I'm going to be hella busy in the next few weeks, so take good care of ARJ for me, will you? Do whatever you want... subpages or whatever. I just have too much stuff at work and home right now. Sterilewalkie-talkie 22:09, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Hello Pi[edit]

Welcome back. Hope the wikibreak did some good. I noticed the "don't edit when sick" comment. Hope you're OK. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:02, 2 March 2009 (EST)

Hi I had a busy week last week and thought my time would be better spent concentrating on other things. Unfortunately I got sick after it was all over, probably much like the way I always got sick the evening after my last exam. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 20:06, 2 March 2009 (EST)
Fair enough. Hope you're OK now. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 21:49, 2 March 2009 (EST)


The picture in question was deleted. I saw no reason to have a red-link lying around. Why was the picture deleted? Everybody but the uploader expressed their opinion on the talk page, which was to burn it to the ground. --"C, U Rthe oozing, exploding bingo. 20:44, 2 March 2009 (EST)

I disagree I found it heartily amusing. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 21:41, 2 March 2009 (EST)


I reactivated Curse, and I won't deactivate it this time. It only changes the font size now anyway. --  Nx/talk   01:40, 4 March 2009 (EST)

Thanks, I think I'll stick with mine, I have learnt a bit playing with it (I am a complete javascript ignoramus). - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 03:24, 4 March 2009 (EST)
Hey that is cool, with my new thing I have going he even appears in page histories as CUR. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world of js. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 06:40, 4 March 2009 (EST)
Ironically, Andy's "don't read a book, write one!" approach is actually the right one when learning a programming language. --  Nx/talk  03:21, 5 March 2009 (EST)
I should just do that script transcludey thing with one of you guys' versions... ħumanUser talk:Human 21:20, 4 March 2009 (EST)
You can import mine, I won't disable it this time. I disabled it last time because I felt it was unfair, and he did fix his sig. This new one only changes the font size. --  Nx/talk  03:21, 5 March 2009 (EST)
Because this new flashy sig is sorta cool! --Input The ResistorOutput 16:35, 5 March 2009 (EST)
Did you read your wikipedia talk page? --  Nx/talk  16:42, 5 March 2009 (EST)
Yeah, but WE don't have those rules. --Input The ResistorOutput 18:58, 5 March 2009 (EST)
Could you at least put some of that shit into a template, there is about 3 lines of code every time you sign? If you don't know what you are doing read Help:Wikisig - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 19:34, 5 March 2009 (EST)

Thanks for the boilerplate welcome message[edit]

As one who issues them myself frequently on enwp, thanks, I guess. :) Neurolysis 07:01, 4 March 2009 (EST)

I have it down to a fine art now. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 07:02, 4 March 2009 (EST)


I keep forgetting to ask what flavor of pi you are. I'm partial to French Silk, myself. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts. V.Nabokov» 11:49, 4 March 2009 (EST)

For you Godot, I'll be French Silk. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 17:44, 4 March 2009 (EST)
It just chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar. I don't think I am that rich, I'm only a poor uni student. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 17:47, 4 March 2009 (EST)
I prefer blueberry. Or blackberry. --Input The ResistorOutput 17:50, 4 March 2009 (EST)
Well, I would think that a non-student poor would be a Meat pie, like a shephards. But a poor student into maths, that aught to be something cheep but complex, like a lemon merangue pie. lots of layers for a maths person to put together. some chemistry, too, just in case. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts. V.Nabokov» 17:54, 4 March 2009 (EST)
Lemon meringue is my absolute favourite. Now I am going to be thinking about it all day. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:00, 4 March 2009 (EST)
Kan I haz pork pi hat? ħumanUser talk:Human 21:17, 4 March 2009 (EST)

Mentor me.[edit]

I want to help out with the RW traffic, too.

I got involved with this site specifically to combat the stupid YECs, so how can I help generate traffic coming from sites like CSEblogs and raycomfortfood.blogspot (those are the Kent Hovind and Ray Comfort sites, respectively)? I looked up link farming, which means I would have to get RW's address onto those pages, which neither site will let me do. (I am fairly n00b @ teh intertubes.) So what can I do?

I would also like to target Janet Folger,, Ken Ham, Jonathan Safarti, Michael Behe, William Dembski, DI, AiG, et. al.

Anything I can do to bring people who would search for YEC here FIRST, so they can get informed. You know? The Foxhole Atheist 09:58, 6 March 2009 (EST)

Sorry, I got into a fervor and saved it without signing. My bad. The Foxhole Atheist 09:58, 6 March 2009 (EST)
I really don't know much about search engine optimisation, it is not something I have taken a huge interest in. What I do know is Google uses something called page rank, which work similar to journal impact factors. It basically ranks based on the number of incoming links. It also to a small extent traffic. Things that I know upset page rank include:
  1. Repetitive posting of the same material. If it is on the site somewhere don't repeat it, link to it giving the relevant page another incoming link.
  2. Link farms. This is basically when a couple of sites pretty much link to each other in the hope of driving up page rank, they are all penalised for this.
As raising ranking I don't know anyway other that getting incoming links. I once offered to help  K e n  D o l l  with one of his operation and he basically told me I should hang around blog sites and forums posting links when appropriate to CP in the discussion. He credits this posting to why Conservapedia shows up number 5 on Google Ireland. As you can see it is a pretty annoying dickish thing to do, nobody is impressed with him suddenly showing up posting links.
You really are better of getting others to link in for you. Ken does this by annoying every small time blogger he can find. The way you really want to do this is by having article of the quality that makes people link to you as a resource. We are going to struggle doing this as a wiki, as whilst everyone excepts what they find on Wikipedia as true, any other open editing wiki is viewed as full of errors. The best way to get at Janet Folger,, Ken Ham, Jonathan Safarti, Michael Behe, William Dembski, DI, AiG, et. al. is to write articles on them telling the inconvenient truth about them so like minded people will come here looking for information on them - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:23, 6 March 2009 (EST)
SIR- reporting for my assignment SIR! I have already linked to the saloon goat thing on the unamed area. What else should thy do? --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 18:33, 6 March 2009 (EST)

thy = your. User:Mei 18:39, 6 March 2009 (EST)
CUR you should join as many forums as possible and annoy those people. You can start with the atheism one above, give them a link to both our article atheism and our rebuttal to the Conservapedia:Atheism. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:49, 6 March 2009 (EST)
No, we need good diplomats. We need embassies. Where should our first one be? Wikipedia? --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 18:52, 6 March 2009 (EST)

We have two links coming off the Conservapedia article at Wikipedia. Unfortunately we are not considered a reliable resource so we are unlikely to get more, however if you want to help get CP to feature article stasis at WP. I have know idea how you think the internet works in your mined but nobody has embassies to other sites, links are usual forged by personal interaction. What we need to focus on is becoming the resource to be relied on for all your pseudo-science debunking needs. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 18:56, 6 March 2009 (EST)
Embassies = bad wording. I meant more or less articles on wikis. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 19:02, 6 March 2009 (EST)

Don't drop irrelevant links on WP: It'l have exactly the opposite effect to what you might expect. A link on your user page is about as far as you should go. ToastToastand marmite 07:02, 7 March 2009 (EST)
As I understand it links from wikis are "nofolow" anyway. In other words links from Wikipedia (or any wiki) to us don't help pagerank. This was introduced specifically as an disincentive to spammers who would otherwise be a bigger problem on wikis.--Bobbing up 03:38, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
It was more exposure I was thinking of, I found RationalWiki through a link at Wikipedia. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 03:53, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

Fake name notice[edit]

Wanna put it into a subpage so we can list it on Help:Scripts? --  Nx/talk  06:42, 7 March 2009 (EST)

Okay. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 08:13, 7 March 2009 (EST)
I put it here. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 08:17, 7 March 2009 (EST)

Fall down[edit]

I say "laugh at him. he can't do anything". You say "don't laugh at him. he's like dangerous or something". Which one of us is feeding the troll? User:Mei 03:32, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

You both are. Why don't you actual do something useful for once instead of causing problems that other have to deal with? - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 03:50, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Oh noes π thinks I cause him problems! By all means let me clear up Fd's mess myself. It would be fun. User:Mei 04:10, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Could you also start talking like a fucking adult? - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:24, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Says the man who is allergic to commas. User:Mei 04:25, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Why are you using a redirect in the mainspace for your name? - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2}
Fixed. I think. I think this is because I can't see red links. User:Mei 04:34, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
If you leave the sig box blank it will do it for you. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:35, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Right. Sorry. Sorry. User:Mei 04:47, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Okay. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:48, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Your sig looks like an army made of math. Mei 04:51, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
You can have a nice sig too. You remind me of Pink, she (?) always had flamboyant sigs. Why don't you work on one? - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 04:56, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
That would be a cool way of killing time. I'm pretty bad at this wiki code though. Mei 05:06, 9 March 2009 (EDT)


I rolled back those moves. It even said it worked. But apparently not. Very strange. Mei 22:43, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

You have to fix page moves manually. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 22:44, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
My move rollbacks have worked before though. I'll do it manually next time. Mei 22:45, 9 March 2009 (EDT)


Dunno how I managed to let that expanded tag slip into that wigo... sorry about that. I used the preview but nothing suspect happened so I didn't even notice. I'll be more careful in future. Runderful 12:01, 20 March 2009 (EDT)

Its cool. - User \scriptstyle(6\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-2})^{1/2} 17:58, 20 March 2009 (EDT)