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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.

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This user AKjeldsen.

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Despite having had Sysopship thrust upon me against my express wishes, I hereby pledge to do a moderately barely acceptable job, as it would appear that I have little say in the matter anyway. Also, since I, apparently unlike some of my more touchy-feely colleagues, consider Sysops appointed representatives of the RationalWiki community as a whole, I furthermore pledge that if you impugn my motives without warrant, or challenge my "AUTHORATIE", and by extention that of the community as such, I both can and will ban you so hard that the relativistic effects will be sufficient to kick you into next week. Goatspeed!

I have just sent you some very important broomsticks[edit]

New3.pngPink(Really) 17:28, 4 October 2008 (EDT)

Hmm. Broomsticks.
You're not a witch, are you? *suspicious* --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 17:53, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Yeth. New3.pngPink(Curse this lisp!) 17:58, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
I'm watching you.
Carefully. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 18:03, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Incidentally, can you message me here when you finally send your reply? I can't be repeatedly checking four different windows all the time. New3.pngPink(Three is fine) 18:04, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Sure. Uh, do you mean here? --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 18:07, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Yeth. New3.pngPink(I don't know why I like that) 18:07, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Okay. As I also said in that other place, I sent it now. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 18:08, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
I have now replied. New3.pngPink(This could be a very dull conversation ^_^) 18:10, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Incredible! Genuine communication! Who would've thought it possible? --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 18:12, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Er. Maybe you could email me regarding the subject that originally moved you to tears email? You made me all interested in that. New3.pngPink(Interested, I say!) 18:16, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
I'm sorry. The reason why my Very Important Emails are so highly sought-after is precisely that they're as exclusive and rare as they are. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 18:24, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
(Yes, I've been meaning to ask when you're going to update ProcrastiBlog :P)
Yu meen ur not going to shaer any intersting in4mation with mi? :( New3.pngPink(Very :( ) 18:29, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Well, I don't know. You're probablky going to call me "mean" if I don't, right? --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 18:46, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
Oh yes, certainly. ^_^
I thought you were at least going to expand on your "I think you're a sockpuppet" comments! I thought you were going to accuse me of being Bugler! (Someone should!) I thought I was going to be privy to all your darkest thoughts and suspicions! :( New3.pngPink(Feeeed meee....) 18:52, 4 October 2008 (EDT)


Is vaguely frightening in quote marks. New3.pngPink(It has a "I found your evil lair" vibe to it.) 04:45, 6 October 2008 (EDT)

Quite so, "darling". Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:47, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
It actually is. I shall have to remember that for future use. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 04:54, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Would you not do that if I asked you really nicely? New3.pngPink(Like, really nicely) 05:00, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Maybe. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:03, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Alright. What if I threatened to call you mean? In a plaintive and sulky way, naturally. New3.pngPink(Play to your strengths, of course) 05:07, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Mmmm... no, I don't think that would work. Asking really nicely would probably be a better idea. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:08, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Sulk. How nicely, exactly? New3.pngPink(I wasn't clear on the details) 05:10, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Just do your best. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:12, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Am I allowed to put key words in quote marks? To make a point? New3.pngPink(Can I use my lisp? I'm getting really good at it.) 05:15, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Of course. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:17, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
"Please" don't use "the" word "dear" with quote marks "around" it. Is scary. In return, will be very "nice" to you. New3.pngPink(Actually, that's slightly scary...) 05:20, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Now you're getting vaguely frightening. Th unsure.gif
But okay. I "won't" do that again. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:24, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
We detect a trick!
Anyway, by "nice", I was thinking... well, have you ever seen Misery? New3.pngPink(Why frightened? I can be nice.</plaintive & sulk>) 05:27, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Uh, no...? --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:31, 6 October 2008 (EDT) <- But I don't think I like where this is going
Don't worry, silly. I wouldn't actually break your ankles unless you were trying to escape.
You wouldn't try to escape, would you? :( New3.pngPink(Judging from the above comments, you're not actually reading these messages, so with this one I'm just going to say "Meep") 05:34, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
No! Nono! Haha! Why would I want to do such a silly thing? I'll stay right here. Promise. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:38, 6 October 2008 (EDT) <- Actually, I do read them, it's just that this "communicating in several parallel channels" is a bit difficult for me
Yay! I made you some soup. Do you like soup? I made it. New3.pngPink(I'll stop nitpicking. You don't have to read them, though.) 05:42, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Yes, sure. I love soup. Uh, especially if you made it. >_> --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 06:23, 6 October 2008 (EDT) <- But I like reading them.
Aw. Thank you ^_^ New3.pngPink(Aw. Thank you ^_^) 06:27, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
You're --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 06:42, 6 October 2008 (EDT) <- welcome.
This conversation has drifted from the point somewhat. New3.pngPink(You are also welcome.) 15:44, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Did it ever have a point, in the conventional sense of that word? --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 15:48, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
I think it was mostly me asking if I could kidnap and torture you ^_^ New3.pngPink(In a nice way, of course ;) 16:07, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Oh, that's right. Not really a very appealing point, if you ask me. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:15, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Really? I thought it was quite appealing. We could always swap, if you insist. New3.pngPink(Hee^3) 16:22, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Well, you know what Shakespeare wrote: "Neither a torturer nor a torture victim be." Or something like that. Wise words in any case. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:27, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Wasn't it, "neither a borrower nor a lender be"? But what does that even mean? New3.pngPink(Humbug) 16:31, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
It means that if we all took old Polonius' advice to heart, the economy would crash down faster than a drunk sailor with a broken hip and no crutches. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:40, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Does that mean you would advocate a brief period of torture? If only the the sake of the economy? New3.pngPink(Think of the economy, people!) 16:48, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Well... Maybe, if it's for the economy... --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:54, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Yay! ^_^
I'll get the harness... New3.pngPink(Where did I put my dungeon key?) 16:58, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Okay. I'll wait here.
*Runs like hell* --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 17:13, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
Bah. You wouldn't know how to handle a whip anyway. New3.pngPink(Now where's my ankle-breaking mallet?) 17:26, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
What the HELL is going on here? Is this an indent tower? Javasca₧ secret trainer of Volkswagens!

What? Th unsure.gif --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 14:11, 3 December 2008 (EST)
This is madness
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This is madness
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Think we can make it 'splode? Smyth 15:41, 12 December 2008 (EST)

*/ My edit comments are written by Pink[edit]

I know you aren't able to read this at the moment, but still...
You may as well get acclimatised to your new national anthem! New3.pngPink(It is compulsory listening for gentlemen such as yourself.) 18:32, 11 October 2008 (EDT)

Quick heads up[edit]

In case you missed this reply. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:41, 26 October 2008 (EDT)

How are things in Denmark? I hear something's rotten at the heart of it ...[edit]

Good to see you too. I've been meaning to come back here for ages, but the last few months have been ... complicated.

I thought that the night before the apocalypse would be a good time to return. And now, oh boy am I back. Have I missed anything special? Has TK destroyed a third of the land, and a third of the sea? What, indeed, is Bohdan's current name? --InterpretedThe stupid evil bastard hath said in his heart, 'there is no 4 corner simultaneous 4-day time cube'.

I believe things are much as usual in Denmark, but having moved to the UK quite recently, I am actually not too up to date on events. Instead, I have been occupying myself with trying to learn how to appreciate the wonders of warm beer and Yorkshire puddings. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 19:02, 3 November 2008 (EST)
Mmmm yorkshire pudding! Have you tried toad in the hole yet? Totnesmartin 19:38, 3 November 2008 (EST)
No, I'm afraid I haven't had the opportunity to enjoy that yet. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 20:24, 3 November 2008 (EST)
Human and I may have already destroyed a third of the land and sea during one of our fights. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:52, 3 November 2008 (EST)
How's the UK treating you then? Enjoying our delightful knife crime and thunderstorms? --InterpretedThe stupid evil bastard hath said in his heart, 'there is no 4 corner simultaneous 4-day time cube'.
Oh my. Our AKjeldsen in the land of British aplomb, British humour and P.G.Wodehouse. What will happen to him? I'm worried. Editor at CPOh, Finland! Why? 06:47, 4 November 2008 (EST)
No need to worry, gentlepeople! Remarkably, in the two weeks I have been here, I haven't been neither stabbed nor struck by lightning a single time! As for the rest, I have selected Stephen Fry as my guiding star regarding all things British. I have every confidence that all things will be well. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 10:25, 4 November 2008 (EST)
If you can do the Stephen Fry voice I'd be impressed. Nods.gif Have you tried the Real Ale? And the steak and kidney pie? (Or the meat pies in general)--Bobbing up 11:43, 4 November 2008 (EST)
Euurgh, steak and kidney pie. While here, why not try our delicious array of meat substitutes ... --InterpretedThe stupid evil bastard hath said in his heart, 'there is no 4 corner simultaneous 4-day time cube'.
In order that these food recommendations not be lost I have created Fun:Recomended British food where our suggestions for AKjeldsen and any other visitors will live for eternity.--Bobbing up 12:11, 4 November 2008 (EST)
Thanks for your suggestions, very appreciated. I have tried several varieties of Cornish pasty. They've all been fairly appalling. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 13:22, 4 November 2008 (EST)
This is clearly some new usage of the word "appalling" of which I have been previously unfamiliar.--Bobbing up 14:03, 4 November 2008 (EST)
Yes. Well. Somehow the combination of a dry and tasteless crust and bland, lukewarm contents just doesn't attract me that much. Although to be fair, I guess it could just be the local pasty shops that are bad. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:13, 4 November 2008 (EST)
Ah! Did you go to Cornwall to buy it?--Bobbing up 16:16, 4 November 2008 (EST)
No. Shakinghead.gif Colliergate in York. Seemed closer. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 16:28, 4 November 2008 (EST)


<sulk> I like my bronze age herders. </sulk> ToastToastand marmite 11:47, 16 November 2008 (EST)

Indeed. I am quite partial to them as well. Even then, and even though one should never underestimate bronze age herders, I somewhat doubt that they were responsible for writing Genesis. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:03, 16 November 2008 (EST)
But bits of it? There's some weird, very old stuff in the OT - I think that bit where the angel comes to kill Moses for his lack of circumcision is thought to be highly pre-Exodus. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!
Who knows? It's likely there are lots of old legends mixed into it, but that really begins to take us into oral history territory, and I always try to tread lightly there. It gets so bloody speculative when trying to do it across a couple of milennia. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:37, 16 November 2008 (EST)


Anders, I want to know how you, the steadfast chauvinist that you are, reacted to this? Clym Yeobright 13:45, 3 December 2008 (EST)

Hi Henry. Been a long time. If the people of Greenland want independence, I think that's great. The ties between Greenland and Denmark are so strong that I'm sure we'll benefit from their continued economic development in any case, so even speaking as a "steadfast chauvinist", there's really no need to engage in any kind of primitive "square meter imperialism" here. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 13:55, 3 December 2008 (EST)
You're letting your fellow radicals down. First Greenland, then the Faroes, then Region Syddanmark to Germany. When you think about it, we are all really either Germans or Norwegians anyway. Clym Yeobright 14:02, 3 December 2008 (EST)
Yes, unfortunately. As it happens, I moved to the UK recently. As a result, I'm finding it increasingly hard to truly engage in the cause of Danish radical chauvenism, regrettably. :-( --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 14:09, 3 December 2008 (EST)
I couldn't be more glad to see that you have left. Good riddance! Though why such a terrible place as the UK? Not Germany, Norway? Even Spain would be better. You truly must have incredibly poor judgement. Clym Yeobright 14:13, 3 December 2008 (EST)
Indeed. Nods.gif --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 15:01, 3 December 2008 (EST)
Is it just my imagination or is Clym being a bit overly provocative? To the point of being a jerk? Or have I missed something? Again? Carptrash 20:34, 3 December 2008 (EST)
It is widely suspected that Clym is our pal Bohdan/SHahB/HenryS. There's a long history of dramatic bantering. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:53, 3 December 2008 (EST)

Well far be it from me to intrude on someone else's domestic violence. I've tried that and it is a lot less satisfying than you might expect. Carptrash


Since I remember you telling me how much you love the team, I thought I would bring your attention to this. Especially great is that it ended the chances of the Norwegian Rosenborg. Clym Yeobright 22:53, 5 December 2008 (EST)

Eh. A draw against Rosenborg on home court is just barely living up to expectations. And they still have to beat Brugge on the 17th to advance. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 07:24, 6 December 2008 (EST)
Do you always have to wreck everything? Clym Yeobright 20:32, 6 December 2008 (EST)
Just being realistic. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 20:55, 6 December 2008 (EST)
Indeed. Nods.gif Clym Yeobright 21:29, 6 December 2008 (EST)


I do apologize if I offended you, but please understand that I do not feel that religion deserves special treatment any more than any other public institution. EternalCritic 11:02, 2 January 2009 (EST)

Don't worry about it, I'm used to it. It's just that there seem to be so many people who believe that religion deserves a "special treatment" in the opposite direction. Appreciate the sentiment, though. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 13:56, 2 January 2009 (EST)
Not a problem/. EternalCritic 14:19, 2 January 2009 (EST)

Present tense[edit]

Why do historians use the present tense when talking about the past:

"Harold wins at Stamford Bridge and then marches to Hastings ..." etc.

For some reason it really annoys me, makes my teeth stand on end! Frohlich 09:29, 6 January 2009 (EST)

It's a question of personal writing style, really, I guess mostly to make the events seem more immediate or immersive or something like that. I think most historians write in the past tense, though. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 11:29, 6 January 2009 (EST)
The present tense is also sometimes used in story telling and for the reasons AKjeldsen says. Jokes are very often told in the present for that reason too. Not that I'm suggesting that history is a joke. Film and book reviews are frequently (at least in part) in the present. So the present isn't that unusual. Personally I quite like to see the present tense from time to time.--Bobbing up 13:36, 6 January 2009 (EST)

Community Standards[edit]

In an effort to update our sometimes too-vague and too-often ignored current 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. 04:37, 9 January 2009 (EST)

Debate: Science namespace[edit]

Thanks for getting those last two on topic comments. I found the place in a mess. - User 19:55, 13 January 2009 (EST)

Cheers. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 20:42, 13 January 2009 (EST)

You're leaving?[edit]

Why? You show up, you make a sensible and informed edit like this and then you leave. I hope nothing happened on wiki that made you want to leave. You are always welcome back, we could use more people like you around here. - User 22:18, 20 March 2009 (EDT)

He's been here a long long long time... AK, I just hope you drop in again from time to time, if only for some munchies. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:37, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
This is sad news indeed. Editor at CPOh, Finland! Why? 13:09, 8 May 2009 (UTC), who is always late.

He left because of the hatred and bigotry[edit]

Just so you know. MarcusCicero 11:03, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing that up for us. SJ Debaser 11:11, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Did he?

You're missed[edit]

Gentle revered user, we have removed your bureacratship due to inactivity. This is because we don't want to confuse the N00bs who might be looking for someone who can help them with wiki issues. If you return, we will gladly reappoint you. We miss you, and will celebrate your return with many balloons!

Nutty Rouxnever mind 04:37, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Come back, perchance?[edit]

We've been having issues on the wiki, and it'd be nice to have some friendly faces. Reunion for a bit? steriletalk 01:26, 19 May 2011 (UTC)