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Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:05, 13 August 2017 (UTC)


You are one. Christopher (talk) 10:40, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Vandal binning IPs

Please don't. Thanks for reverting it though! Christopher (talk) 16:52, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Reply to the IP

Go read some of the 'more obscure/outre' fanfic and see what replies you get to your juvenile/jejune pip-squeaking comments. Anna Livia (talk) 18:04, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Come on, feed the troll some more

I can tell I am pushing your buttons.

No you're not. You're boring me. You're the same bargain bin edgelord troll that I've seen dozens of times here, and will see dozens of times after you're gone. I don't hate you, Grawp. I don't feel anything for you. This is a janitorial job, nothing more. RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:00, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
You are not even pressing this button - and my reply is [1]. Anna Livia (talk) 18:13, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
The IP is a failed troll - who doesn't recognise 'pretending to be serious.' Anna Livia (talk) 18:28, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
The troll doesn't deserve your attention. It's better to just ignore and revert away. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 19:19, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

BoNs are now unable

to edit your user page. —ClickerClock (talk) 09:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Your style

I find that a lot of what you say really captures the essence of what the "debate" comes down to. I just can't help but add my thoughts on top of that.

So good job, I guess. I'll probably be unwatching birdman's talk page, I doubt he/she is going to have any sudden change of heart and discuss things properly any time soon. And hey, you can spell English words properly ;) —Kazitor, pending 10:40, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Unblock yourself

You can do it!! Go here: Special:Block/Anna_Livia, change the settings. —ClickerClock (talk) 11:27, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Two questions: 1. why? 2. Why not use the "initiation [...] " block reason? —Kazitor, pending 11:38, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
I didnt know that was a thing. —ClickerClock (talk) 11:41, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Still the first question: why? —Kazitor, pending 11:55, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
It's a old Rationalwiki joke. —ClickerClock (talk) 11:57, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Sure, but it's very out of the blue. Seems like the whole blocking thing is dying down anyway. —Kazitor, pending 11:58, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
And unless it is between 'joshing partners'/the context makes it purportedly amusing (or it is done for good reason) it is likely to annoy the people it is done to. Some people will not have the time/patience/(technical or other) ingenuity to do it/will decide they would rather use their ingenuity elsewhere rather than faffing around etc. Anna Livia (talk) 19:49, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Stop responding to vandals

And try not to talk about them too as you did in Salon Bar. I'm not good at avoiding talking about them, but it's good practice to ignore, revert, ban instead of conversing with a troll. Rule of thumb: the less said about and to them, the better. So can you please stop responding to them? I'll have to block you more if you continue doing that. :< --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 22:45, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

With regards to trolls

You might want to put {{User NoTrolls}} either on your userpage or this page; to give explicit permission to others to revert trolling. Otherwise, you might be doing it yourself since it's usually bad etiquette to interfere with talk pages. —Kazitor, pending 10:29, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Guess you're not quite familiar with the syntax. Put {{User NoTrolls}} as it appears on the page, not with the "tl" stuff. I fixed it for you :) —Kazitor, pending 10:48, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Pinging users

Hey @Anna Livia, I only learned this, myself, a couple weeks ago. The syntax for pinging somebody is not the "@" sign. It is {{ping|their account name}}.--Bertrc (talk) 23:12, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Oops, sorry. Please disregard. It was Shabidoo who was simply typing @Bertrc. Sorry, I got the posts of the two of you conflated. --Bertrc (talk) 00:32, 3 November 2017 (UTC)


Strangely enough, you were previously demoted promoted to Sysop, but were not made an autopatrolled user first. You are now one. Nerd271 (talk) 15:11, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

@Nerd, all of the extra rights autopatrolled people are given are also given to sysops so there's no need for both. Christopher (talk) 15:48, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
@Christopher Indeed. I added those rights for reasons of completeness. Thank you nonetheless. Nerd271 (talk) 15:59, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
@Nerd@Christopher Sort of like Nick Clegg starting off as an MEP and becoming an MP?
I am just an innocent bystander here. Anna Livia (talk) 16:50, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Football etc spammers

Don't bother trying to engage with them or ask them to try elsewhere. It's just a bot, a piece of computer script. There's nobody actually there. WilderBicycle 18:08, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Toynbee tiles

Are you planning to expand this article in the near future? If not, it may get summarily deleted. Bongolian (talk) 05:34, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

I find this topic fascinating, and i added it to the to do list for future exploitation and expansion. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)


Let this thing with Ace end. Please just stop talking about it, because you're not going to convince him not to swear, and I think you're going to have a hard time convincing anyone else to take your side. The sooner you accept that, the better off everyone (you included) is going to be. RoninMacbeth (talk) 13:07, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

I agree. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 18:58, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!
You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Somebody just wants to let you know you did something silly.

--It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 02:07, 14 June 2018 (UTC)


Anna, I am begging you: stop talking about this issue. Please. RoninMacbeth (talk) 02:53, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

This is somewhat related but you seem to lack a grasp on listening to people when they tell you to stop feeding either trolls, intellectually dishonest twats, or otherwise escalating a conflict. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 18:17, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Board nomination

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. What a Wonderful World (talk) 00:10, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Blocking TERFs

You know, it's just rad as fuck to ban TERFs. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:27, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

It might just be Elvis is King socks. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 17:34, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Blocking Policy

Please be advised that blocking IP addresses permanently is a bad idea. Nerd (talk) 16:00, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

reply to 'More San Names'

What did you reply after that? I know you posted something but it was removed for some reason.

   @Anna Indeed there's nothing someone in the Twin Towers could have done. But could American policy have prevented Islamic terrorism from appearing in the first place? Now that's a more complex question.
   These are often names of places originally settled or inhabited by non-speaking immigrants/natives and written in either a way their own languages would spell or in a way some official believed approximates the pronunciation. In cases where the words are of English origin the cause of this inconvenience is insufficient spelling reforms for which prejudiced literati and linguists are responsible. Borrowing Gods from foreign cultures would bring about similar problems. It's not that I'm entirely against it but it has its setbacks.
   It's absolutely true that what is read can be interpreted differently by different people and that the identity or presumed motives of who says it can be decisive about whether people choose to believe it or not. Still, effort should be made to refute someone's ideas and claims rather than make assumptions about their character or motives. Those assumptions might very well be true but it's just etiquette that we avoid it as it helps keep things civil. When an internet discussion degenerates to an invective-hurling contest it's because one of the two parties called the other a name and the other party wasn't able to resist the temptation to retaliate. Gewgtweg (talk) 18:33, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Gewgtweg (talk) 14:25, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

There's a thing, check it out

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. — Dysk (contribs) 03:14, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Become part of the non-existing cabal

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. Tinribmancer (talk) 21:00, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Just checking

Hey @Anna Livia, I just wanted to ping outside the talk page to find out if you are deliberately pretending to misunderstand about particles in the void, or if I truly haven't been clear. You have brought up some flavor of "There is no reason for 'Deity or Deities' to do anything in 'the void' - so by the definition given 'evil exists there.'" a few times, even though I feel I have often distinguished between God doing something vs God being present. You once even said it after I explicitly wrote: "in the void between galaxies, God is more fully included and at the center of existence than He is here on Earth".

I would fully accept any of the following admissions from you, but just want to know which:

  1. Yeah, I'm just messing with you by repeatedly talking about God doing things as the definition of good, even though you keep screaming that "God being present" is the definition of good. It is funny to see you tie yourself up in linguistic knots.
  2. You blather on so much that I don't actually bother to read everything you say. Seriously, would you read all of that?
  3. You are really incoherent and have not at all explained how "God being present in the void" is at all different from "God actively having to do things in the void". At least, you haven't explained it in a way that makes sense to any sane person who is not high on drugs.

(BTW, I would totally get and understand any of those reasons!  :-D )

--Bertrc (talk) 14:47, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Hey @Anna Livia, from your reply on my page, I see how obviously confusing my post above was. I was trying to be humorous by writing possible answers from your perspective. ie. That you might explicitly say "I'm just messing with you." I should have just written it from my perspective. At no time did I mean to imply you were on drugs; I was self-deprecatingly saying that only somebody on drugs would understand me.
Here is what I should have written (I will leave my initial post up, though, as a badge of shame on me):
  1. You're just messing with me by repeatedly talking about God doing things as the definition of good, even though I keep screaming that "God being present" is the definition of good. You, understandably, find it funny to see me tie myself up in linguistic knots.
  2. I blather on so much that you don't actually bother to read everything I say. Seriously, even I have a hard time reading all of that.
  3. I am really incoherent and have not at all explained how "God being present in the void" is at all different from "God actively having to do things in the void". At least, I haven't explained it in a way that makes sense to any sane person who is not high on drugs.
Sorry for the confusion. I am inferring that you are opting for reason number 3. --Bertrc (talk) 14:44, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

BTW, I notice you are doing something that I used to always do. You are explicitly typing "@Bertrc". If you are not deliberately avoiding such, there is a special wiki syntax that will send me a special alert about your comment; the displayed text of this syntax will appear as "@Bertrc" when the page is viewed. Just type "ping|Bertrc" within a set of double curly braces -- ie. {{ping|Bertrc}} --Bertrc (talk) 17:08, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


@Anna Livia, I noticed your request for a poem on the Moonbat talk page. I made one.
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat,
With your shiny tinfoil hat.
Up above the aliens fly
Stealing cows, who knows why?
Crop circles, vaccines, men in black
And Bush did the 9/11 attacks
Ta da. Whadya think? Twodots (talk) 19:57, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Regarding your recently-created draft

Hi Anna Livia,

I wanted to let you know that your article on monoliths has since been moved to draftspace. You will find that I have already added a ton of information to it. I would like your help in finishing it so it can go back into mainspace. --Goatspeed. Stalk meCircularREmail2.gifasoningMy experiments 21:09, 19 December 2020 (UTC)