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Sorry..I should have assumed that from how well made this place is. I won't do it again.

AprilIsTrying 01:17, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Oh, it's all cool, dude. Please don't feel bad... Twodots (talk) 06:50, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
It's my fault, I wasn't even thinking. Also is it bad if I upload the same photo twice because I didn't even realize I could update an outdated map on its file page? I'm really sorry I have some experience with wikis but it's been a while.. AprilIsTrying 20:32, 5 December 2020 (UTC)


Because of your edits to and time on the wiki, wizard Sysop has been added to your user rights. Feel free to let your newfound POWER course through your veins. Once the high wears off, see RationalWiki:Sysop guide for more information. If you have questions, bleat ask away. β€” Oxyaena Harass 20:27, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

I'm sure you'll reach sysophood at some point, AprilISTrying. But you've only been active for three days, so it's rather premature for the time being--Hastur! (talk) 20:30, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
Oh, but when I say it’s premature after a single day, I get bitched at. πŸŽ„Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoπŸŽ„Ask about our holiday specials! 20:36, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
I certainly agree that a single day is too short. Exceptions may be made if somebody is personally vetted (say, if I invite an IRL friend to edit the wiki- assuming I'm in good standing with the community: Nobs inviting an IRL friend to edit the wiki and granting them immediate sysophood would obviously be frowned upon)--Hastur! (talk) 20:40, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
No no it's okay don't worry!! I understand I've only been here for a couple of days. I almost had a heart attack when I noticed that.. AprilIsTrying 20:58, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
@Hastur old chap. As per this conversation... And as per this paragraph in the community standards page:
"A sysop can only be "promoted" back down to regular editor status if they request it, or if they are causing trouble through serious vandalism, troll behaviour, or abuse of sysop abilities such as blocking. Complaints of this kind should be raised at the chicken coop page, and the decision to "promote" the sysop should only be reached after a full discussion."
I mean, I don't really care either way, it doesn't affect my life. But it does seem a bit unfair that when Moosolini did it he was overruled by Dredd and Sirius. For what it's worth I agree with you that our editor here is pretty new. But, unilaterally promoting someone? I'm pretty sure Oxyaena is is in the right here, and that you aren't. (Although I must say I completely agree with you Hastur, and disagree with Oxyaena. No offence intended April. I'm not gonna demote you. However, if @Oxyaena so wishes, she can grant you sysop again). Also, @Sirius, since you are a babysitter now? I just came along because I'm bored and I have nothing to doooooooooooo... also Duce is a sound lad, and you were a big meanie to him! You stoopid stoopid mod. (I'm joking of course, you know I love ya! (no homo)) - Rairyu75 (Talk) 21:46, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
@Hastur This is the same thing you yelled at me for doing to Raven. β€” Oxyaena Harass 22:05, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for cluttering up your talk page, April. Hastur did the same to me, for the reason I didn't have enough edits, despite being here since November '19 (although I did fall to inactivity for quite a while). Prob'ly should have challenged that, on hindsight. ElectrosPardon? 22:08, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

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You're being silly. An editor made a mistake, which I corrected. And now you're trying to make a thing out of it?--Hastur! (talk) 22:19, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
No mistake was made. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 22:23, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
Who gives a shit if someone is made a sysop on their first day with their first edit? There is nothing they can do that can't be reverted and their rights can be taken away. This is all a storm in a half empty beer bottle with cigarette stub in it. AceModerator 22:44, 6 December 2020 (UTC)


You seem cool. Do you have a discord? β€” Oxyaena Harass 09:48, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Oh hello, in fact I do have a Discord account that is frequently used. I presume you are asking for my Discord discriminator?~April 18:49, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes. I recommend using email tho. Don't go public with that sort of thing. β€” Oxyaena Harass 20:13, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Good plan, email me at then.~April 20:43, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
For the record, you can just add an e-mail on your "preferences" tab. Don't worry, no one will see it. GeeJayK (talk) 20:44, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
Ah sorry, I forgot about that.~April 20:56, 5 July 2021 (UTC)


How’s that article on the Anthrax vaccine going? I tried to help … even found a few diamonds in the mud of evidence, but alas, I was blocked. The Fonz (talk) 05:04, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

It hasn't changed much due to finals in college, but I'll have some time in the next few weeks to work on it.--April Chat? 05:12, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
Good luck with your finals! The Fonz (talk) 05:14, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
My bad, I used the present tense...I completed my finals a couple days ago. They went splendidly, however!--April Chat? 05:16, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
No worries; time is but a stubborn illusion.
R.e. your finals: brilliant! Another feather for your cap, and Christmas is around the corner. The Fonz (talk) 05:24, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

Happy trails…[edit]

Thank you for your contributions. Feel free to return at a later date. Bongolian (talk) 03:59, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Aye, I have no idea what led up to this, but regardless, good luck and happy trails. DietMondrian (talk) 05:13, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Sorry to observe your abrupt departure[edit]

Best of luck with your endeavors. Ushit the dipshit (talk) 04:30, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

I hope you reconsider your decision to LANCB[edit]

I also hate when people just revert stuff without discussing with the author of the contribution, but unfortunately that's how wikis often work. You've made many good edits and created good articles, and I'm sure you can do many more if you stick aroud for longer. There are a few other things than I'd like to say, but the talk page is just not the place. GeeJayK (talk) 04:39, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Yeah, very sorry to see you leave. Hope you keep on trying like your username suggests. :) --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 05:31, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Yeaaah sorry this happened..I am in a better place now--April Chat? 22:37, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

Communist terminology[edit]

I see from you homepage that you're versed in communist terminology. If you're able to contribute to either Draft:Tankie Glossary or Draft:Communist glossary, that would be great. Bongolian (talk) 20:54, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

Oh, certainly, I can contribute to those pages! I do take somewhat of an issue separating "tankie" from communist because "tankie" refers to the vast majority of us, but I digress. The label is a modern version of "sjw", I reckon. But if you want two pages on these subjects, some concepts need to be moved to other pages; for instance, on the "tankie" glossary page, the section on the dictatorship of the proletariat obviously describes the transitionary stage between capitalism and communism, led by a proletarian vanguard party, and it is thus usually regarded as a "tankie precept" because the libertarian communists, left communists, and anarcho-communists take issue with the continued existence of the state β€” so it may stay on that page. Whereas the other concepts on the "tankie" glossary page (proletariat, imperialism, dialectics, etc) are simply general communist ideas anyone, regardless of their communist affiliation, understands and accepts. So I suggest moving those over to the communist glossary page.--April Chat? 15:43, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
It is a weekend, hence, I finished my college assignments already; I am open to revising those pages, if you would like it.--April Chat? 15:44, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
Moreover, "tankie" covers such a wide swath of comrades... I see on the "tankie" glossary page a section on identity politics and a claim we outright reject identity politics. Sure, some do. I do not. Class is the major division of society, but identity politics go on top of class, as secondary factors. You are probably more likely to find a comrade who erroneously rejects identity politics if they hold privileges regarding secondary/intersectional characteristics (i.g., heterosexual, cisgender, white, male, perisex, allosexual, abled, etc). Some of us call this rejection of identity politics class reductionism.--April Chat? 17:55, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
Wait, you know that, lmao.. class reductionism is literally on the page...pardon me.--April Chat? 17:56, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
As far as whether they should be one page or two, I don't really have an opinion. Maybe two of the other contributors of the two pages would like to weigh in on this, @Tuxer and @Plutocow? Bongolian (talk) 06:43, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
You've been doing some good work on the pages. You're right about a lot of the tankie terms needing to be merged. Perhaps they should be a single page with a Tankie-specific subsection? Bongolian (talk) 20:37, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
It is hard to do that because most communists are "tankies" regardless. Marxism-leninism is the dominant strain, so to describe it all as "tankie"....well, nearly the entire page would be under the sub-section "tankie". Concepts made by Marx himself would survive, but that would be about all, perhaps. It is a little difficult. I recommend getting around this by presenting all these terms in a neutral, third-person fashion. "Communists believe..." "Purportedly," etc., etc. Whatever you want, no pressure. This is very enjoyable for me--April Chat? 06:08, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
Not saying I am perfect. "Frederick Engels." I have no idea how I managed to screw up his name--April Chat? 06:09, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I think you've done a very good job in getting the communist glossary into shape. It's ready for mainspace, I think. Maybe we should merge the tankie glossary into it, as you suggested. Bongolian (talk) 04:44, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
Absolutely, it is probably ready for mainspace. Merging a lot of the sections of the "tankie" glossary into that glossary is also a good idea. My apologies for disappearing, I am taking summer courses at my college, so I spend a lot of time on them.--April Chat? 00:06, 21 July 2022 (UTC)
You're doing a great job, by the way.--April Chat? 01:20, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, I couldn't have done it without you! Bongolian (talk) 07:47, 21 August 2022 (UTC)
Hey, no problem-! There is definitely more to add, so I will stop by every so often and contribute to that page. Especially if I learn something new. I read communist books quite often. I finished Two Tactics of SocialDemocracy and Letters from Afar (both by Lenin) in the past 24 hours, for example.--April Chat? 02:48, 22 August 2022 (UTC)