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You were right about my behavior[edit]

I should not have been insulting without evidence. It will not happen again. Now for an actual criticism for the Apologia Educational Ministries, while their anatomy book does have actual science in it, the start of it is nothing but bible verses. On their website, they have samples of their books and I looked through their sample and it was awful. I remember when took an anatomy class before, there was science at the start. Anyways, I will not insult with out evidence. --Rationalzombie94 (talk) 16:52, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I know your heart is in the right place, and that there is no doubt that these guys need to be called out for their bullshit. It's just that you were using a really big blunt tool to do a job best done with an eyeglass screwdriver. Hang them with their own words. Show the reader that the texts are crap, and the reader will easily figure out that the texts are crap. Take a look at our articles on the various big guns in the YEC movement and mimic those until your own style gets a little more finesse. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 17:05, 30 January 2014 (UTC)


Why did you have deleted my article about Iduan?-- (talk) 20:11, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Because it was a disaster. It said nothing of value, gave no useful information, and was written very poorly. Heavy-handed satire that looks like it was written by a 12-year-old is of little use. Thanks for coming. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 20:30, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

RE: Please go back...[edit]

They were broken redirects, not talk pages. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 15:27, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Saw that, deleted my comment. Apologies. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 15:29, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
It's okay. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 15:37, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Dan Carlin[edit]

Have you listened to his recent podcasts on the start of the Great War? Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? Moderator 20:17, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Accept the nomination for BoT[edit]

Why have not you accepted the nomination for board of trustees? Plz accept it Nannadeem (talk) 15:33, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

MY EDITS[edit]

my edits to NSA had inportant factual infomation that people need to know!-- (talk) 17:36, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

You have been denounced to the Arbitration Committe.[edit]

Yesterday I sent an e-mail to the Arbitration Committe about you. I requested the immediate removal of your administator tools and for you to be banned indefinitely from the English Wikipedia. This is because of abuse of your powers at the page NSA. I hope that this will warn all that abuse of permissions will never end well. Thank you.--Fat Aardvark (talk) 10:55, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Ummm, why would my actions here be of any interest to Wikipedia? You understand that this is a separate website, right? PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 14:10, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh look, you've got your very own little troll. Cute! Anyway, ArbCom be damned, it's the Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services we live in fear of. --PsyGremlinZungumza! 14:40, 9 February 2014 (UTC)


"web-site _GET["a"] Array ( [0] =>" slipped through - looks like the spammer's software messed up. I am an absolutely marvelous developer. Like so good I make Nx jelly, and he's old school good. I aim to employ my awesomeness to spare you of having to patrol Recent Changes for anything but stupid, but I can only do so much when it comes to this kind of thing. I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience. Cuddles, Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 18:01, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

That was pretty awesome. I noticed the weird code, but wasn't sure if that was the filter or the editor. good work. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 23:47, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
"Good work"? You're the one who deleted it. I just puffed myself up. It was the spammer, not the Abuse filter. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 00:49, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Board nomination[edit]

Someone nominated you for the board, but I noticed you haven't accepted or declined the nomination. Compro01 (talk) 18:14, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Vote for me. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 23:48, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the copyedit[edit]

I did rather make a hash of the sentence you fixed on William Lane Craig. Thanks for fixing it. —Tom Morris (talk) 09:32, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem. Take a look at the talk page -- there's still a sentence that I can't figure out. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 14:48, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your guidelines[edit]

I'm relatively new to this and thanks to you're edits I'm learning a lot.Carlo Landzaat (talk) 15:16, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Somebody has a gripe[edit]

I do not know how this site actually work. But there was written some while things about me from a person that I see must have amazing subjective bias. Some of the things written, if not all are not true.— Unsigned, by: Tor-Andre / talk / contribs

You are best off addressing specific points on the talk page of the article in question. I've never heard of the guy mentioned in that article, and am not really interested in the issue. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 16:33, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes thank you for mentioning the talk page. I have just written my responce. Well the person is me and I was quite shocked to find such an article putting me into a group of people I disagree with on many key issues and also which I do not feel I belong to.— Unsigned, by: Tor-André / talk / contribs

Please read the post on your page on how to sign your posts.Remember, I have no interest in the topic at hand, so I won't be chiming in on the issue. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 17:00, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

None of my business[edit]

Hey, I don't know if you have any interest in this notice, but you might wanna have a look at THIS. I know you are at the moment retired, but I thought you should know. If I bothered you with this post, I apologize --Th. BernhardDas Leben ist ein Prozeß, den man verliert, was man auch tut und wer man auch ist. 20:16, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

He's already known about this, don't worry. I'm pretty sure he's dealt with it. Nullahnung (talk) 20:20, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for disturbing the retirement then.--Th. BernhardDas Leben ist ein Prozeß, den man verliert, was man auch tut und wer man auch ist. 20:34, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Bless me, Father, for[edit]

The thought of your return fills me with impure thoughts. It has been nearly three months since the last time. (talk) 03:51, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

I also rejoice, and the chirping of birds is heard in the land, with the jamming of guitars and lengthy improv. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 03:56, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Welcome back! - Grant (talk) 04:34, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh, shit, just when I thought I had a chance of getting 1st place on RW:AU. Anyway, welcome back! Brutal \m/ESSIAH 04:43, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Good edit[edit]

Good edit. But let's see if the deists let you edit out God. :-) --Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 16:53, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Let them try. Dude, I believe in God, and I ain't about to let something as sloppy as that sneak by. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 17:01, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

MHFM revisions[edit]

Sorry 'bout killing that first paragraph stuff. In my zeal for adding references I got sloppy! MarmotHead (talk) 19:09, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

It's all good. Go in peace, my son. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 19:10, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Do you ever sleep? Proxima Centauri (talk) 02:14, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

The No True Scotsman[edit]

;) Wizymon (talk) 15:33, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the "No true Scotsman" fallacy, the person was defining "geologist" in a biased way.
Let me define "musician" in a biased way: "Somebody who plays a musical instrument." Let me define "mechanic" in a biased way: "Somone who won't try to fix my car by sacrificing a goat on the hood. Let me define "geologist" in a biased way: "Someone who studies how geological processes work by using accepted methods and who reads geological phenomena through the lens of empirically-based science." Which is the definition the article was using, if I read correctly. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 15:39, 27 May 2014 (UTC)


;) Aldon (talk) 01:14, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Your secret is safe with me. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 01:25, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Oh, and checkith your email and things. Aldon (talk) 02:14, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Feminism Reverts[edit]

Fellow Marxist feminist![edit]

Thought you might like this: classist and sexist treatment of PR workers. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 01:39, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

The whole Manosphere article[edit]

I haven't put together an article of that length before so I'm sorry if I made some mistakes, as it stands it's mostly a collection of other articles with follow-up links. But yeah, I think it's good to have everything in the same place, and we have a proper article for 'Manosphere' now --Drowninginlimbo (talk) 22:05, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

It's an excellent start; way, way better than the stubs that most of us throw onto the wiki. Thanks for putting it together. I'll edit it for clarity and flow -- which is really all I do in mainspace -- but I'm sure folks who are more knowledgeable about the subject/willing to wade into the cesspool it describes will help bring it to the next level. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 22:08, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, a lot of it is what is written in the linked to articles, but I'm glad there isn't consensus against it. I guess the main focus after this is to tie it all together with an overriding narrative --Drowninginlimbo (talk) 22:11, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

It has come to my attention...[edit]

...that one User:Tranny Destroyer has escaped your "blatantly hate speech as user name" sight. --|₹Λ¥$€₦₦ Red rose 02.svg It's like human misery in video game form 19:18, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Got it. Father Vivian O'Blivion (talk) 19:21, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Below the radar[edit]

User:Rather than submitting to all their vile demands, why don't we give LGBTs the noose? and User:The threshold for tolerating kikes is very low these days. It will get lower. have once again escaped your almighty sight. |₹Λ¥$€₦₦ Red rose 02.svg Put de lime in de coconut, call me in de mornin' 14:50, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Should really be addressed to WatcherInTheDark, maybe, as at least one of those was created directly in response to him/her. Nullahnung (talk) 14:55, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Also these five lovely, well-adjusted people were username-trolling. You know what to do. |₹Λ¥$€₦₦ Red rose 02.svg Some men just want to watch RW burn 02:59, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

"Leave me alone!"[edit]

No. TyJFBAA 18:37, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Neckbeard deletion?[edit]

Why'd you delete that article? Neckbeards and Fedoras are a vile, subhuman, and most importantly IRRATIONAL cancer that must be shamed into submission. What, do *you* think wearing a fedora with blue jeans is appropriate fashion? — Unsigned, by: Look at all the smelly fedoras / talk / contribs

I am currently wearing cutoff army-surplus camo-pattern pants, a Jerry Garcia Band t-shirt from 1993, and wool socks. I am not the guy to ask about fashion. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 16:55, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Because that article was nothing short of stupid and nothing shy of failure. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 18:32, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
You've probably never heard this.
RW is not ED. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 19:43, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
I am clean-shaven these days, but I make this fedora look good, playing gaslight-era tunes on a kind of horn you probably never heard of. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 20:21, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Isn't that a euphonium? Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 20:24, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
It could easily be mistaken for one, yes. I play it with a Bach 5G small shank trombone mouthpiece. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 20:30, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

All I see is: "Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/home/rationalwiki/public_html/w/images/f/fc/Mystery_horn_500w.jpg': No such file or directory @ blob.c/OpenBlob/2480. convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_1da55f9-1.jpg' @ convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/2838." Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 20:25, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

With patience, Father, all things are revealed. Maybe you're using the wrong squid? Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 20:30, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

"Encyclopedia Dramatica is thataway. You shouldn't have taken that left turn in Albequerque."[edit]

I disagree. Such humour would be too stupid even for Encyclopaedia Dramatica. |₹Λ¥$€₦₦ Red rose 02.svg A single piece of bread is just an open-face universe sandwich 17:05, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

"Supposedly secular"[edit]

Hi, thanks for noticing my recent additions, and I hope I didn't offend you by saying "supposedly secular". The reason I say the secularity is in question is because if secular is supposed to mean the government is separate from things like race or religion, then one cannot be called racist or anti-whatever-religion for criticizing a secular state. If however, Israel, isn't a secular state (which it claims to be), then claims that criticisms of Israel's government have anti-semitic links would be more credible. Thanks. --Journeyman Studios (talk) 02:00, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I figured that's where you might be going -- and, apologies, but, to be honest, a user unfamiliar to me making edits re: anti-semitism and/or denial thereof will get a little extra attention, because cranks. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 02:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, no problem, that's understandable. I highly recommend watching the video discussed or any of their other videos if you're unfamiliar. --Journeyman Studios (talk) 02:10, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Les Hommesplaining.[edit]

Les Hommesplaining. oh the things people do to language. ;-) — Unsigned, by: One tin soldier / talk / contribs

What have I done this time? Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 19:38, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
YOu didn't do anything! you're just one of hte few people I know who would appreciate the Quebecois term "les hommesplaining". I encountered it on a french feminist page, and am still trying to figure out exactly how you get a plural "the", with a singlur noun, that takes the french plural hommes and adds an english "ing". I know I've seen "Le babysitter", but I don't think I"ve ever seen "l'enfantsitter" or "le babe sitter", if that makes sense.One tin soldier (talk) 20:42, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

"How did a user..."[edit]

Miekal. What's worse, they've spread it around. (And every time I see the name of that particular user I have the urge to shout "RW is not an encyclopaedia!"--ZooGuard (talk) 14:46, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Given the timing and context, I have always assumed that g.trickster was a single-purpose sock so Miekal's name wouldn't be on am.cyclopedist's demotion. Diplomacy or face-saving, you decide. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 15:47, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Read your Said[edit]

links/details? Tyrannisan iron, yet caring fist 14:30, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

This will be on the exam. For Honours credit. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 14:53, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Really wish I'd taken more than bare minumum + 1 humanities in college :( Tyrannisan iron, yet caring fist 15:00, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
There's no money left in the humanities. You have a library card and an open mind. That's all you need. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 15:04, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
True that. Tyrannisan iron, yet caring fist 15:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Post on conspiracies, not conspiracy theories[edit]

Either post on actual reports from real sources rather than cranks or don't bother posting at all. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and vague claims aren't fucking worth talking about. *Asterisk* (talk) 19:08, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Dean Rusk's memoir isn't a real source? The Secretary of State was a crank? As was a navy JAG?Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 19:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
If it's in a memoir and not a real investigation, it's worthless. Mohamed Al-Fayed's one of the richest, most powerful men in Egypt, and he believes the British Crown had his son assassinated. *Asterisk* (talk) 19:57, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 20:06, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

xkcd licensing[edit]

Because of [1] and others: xkcd is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial, not Attribution Share-Alike. Both the license and RW's supposed best practices also require pointing out the source on the file description page.--ZooGuard (talk) 07:11, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 14:38, 5 July 2014 (UTC)


I am this close to cooping this guy for giving out medical advice on RW. The bigger picture makes me wonder about him, too.

I need to take care of some business away from the keyboard, so I may not answer quickly, starting now. Toodles, Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 15:05, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

It's been a long time since I've seen a guy who gets literally every single edit he makes reverted stick around for so long. There's something to be said for perseverance. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 19:33, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
There are two or three of his mainspace edits still standing. Cynical me says that was a blatant attempt to establish bona fides outside the realm of a narrowly focused account. Charitable me says he may contribute fun useful stuff, once he gets used to the place's little ways, if he is patient enough for that. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 21:13, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing my thread.Bazer63 (talk)

Water fluoridation[edit]

Would you like to work together on this? I think we can get a good 30 references at least out of that list and probably bring the article up to a silver rating. Amateur Encyclopedist (talk) 19:02, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Not really interested in the topic, was only looking to quieten down some unruly conduct. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 19:18, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Quick Thanks[edit]

Heeey, just wanted to say thanks for cleaning up that bit for me. I wasn't sure if it was all right to change the structure that much in adding in additional info (at least, after reading that talk page), so I had tried to maintain the old edit's structure. I think it looks better now, though.Noir LeSable (talk) 14:05, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Meikals being a dick[edit]

Check out my talk page, he blocked me for no reason and is calling me names. Is there a limit on the name calling we can use, because I can say some foul stuff. Amateur Encyclopedist (talk) 03:19, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Your a fucking adult. You can use whatever fucking language you please. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 03:41, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
If you're really an adult, then you also understand that foul language has consequences. Nullahnung (talk) 10:32, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Exactly. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 14:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
It makes the baby Jesus cry. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:01, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Crying baby? Try burping it. Alec Sanderson (talk) 17:08, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Mommy, he called me a big stupid doo-doo head! Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 17:16, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Any of you want his position as a moderator? I don't but would gladly campaign for whoever says yes, particularly you Vivian as you pay attention to details. Also look at his and my talk pages and note how he doesn't bother to capitalize or read the pages he deletes. I'm taking this to the chicken coop. Amateur Encyclopedist (talk) 20:20, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

If you open a coop case based largely on poor capitalization habits, I will remove all of your powers and ban you and your IP address from this website until hell freezes over. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 20:23, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

The case was over just beinga dick in general and deleting a page without reading it, which I see are not valid reasons. I also see you are already a moderator. the other point was that no other moderator has as many complaints as Meikal on their talk page though. Amateur Encyclopedist (talk) 20:29, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
He does appear to have deleted a page without reading what's in it... if that is enough reason for cooping, hell if I know, with all the frivolous shit that I've witnessed there I don't even know what the coop is really for anymore other than to run around in it like headless chickens. Nullahnung (talk) 21:40, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
"He does appear to have deleted a page without reading what's in it." This one? I would have done the same. He was simply doing some maintenance. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 21:56, 15 July 2014 (UTC)