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Archive 3
In which many members fall for the oldest trick in the book but fail to get the oldest reference in the book, a funeral is held for Very Short Articles, and the toys are well and truly thrown out of the pram.


Oh come on, seriously, that's the oldest trick in the book. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 16:44, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry, I took care of it. — Sincerely, Neveruse513 / Talk / Block 16:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Uhm, me too Me!Sheesh!Mine! 17:02, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
It's also fuckin annoying when you're on a phone. You don't see the link 'til you've clicked it & it can take ages to re-log on. I am eating Toast& honeychat 17:11, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
There is a gadget to hide those annoying fake notices. Word bastard Hoover! 18:37, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
On a phone? — Sincerely, Neveruse513 / Talk / Block 17:12, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
I suspect lots of us are editing from phones quite a bit. I sorely wish there was a wiki editor for iphone - as it is now I can't easily scroll around in the text window I'm editing and it's all but completely obscured by the virtual keyboard. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 17:18, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
"An instrument that converts voice and other sound signals into a form that can be transmitted to remote locations and that receives and reconverts waves into sound signals." Commonly used nowadays for accessing the internet. I am eating Toast& honeychat 17:19, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
*Lights cigar. Looks smug.* Scarlet A.pngd hominem 17:26, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
*Throws large fake cream pie. Hits Armondikov in face.* "WANKAAAAAAH!" I am eating Toast& honeychat 17:33, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh, a smart phone. — Sincerely, Neveruse513 / Talk / Block 17:30, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
And for my next trick... Scarlet A.pngd hominem 17:45, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

You Win[edit]

Okay, I don't get the reference and Google ain't helpin' either. Give us a clue? –SuspectedReplicantretire me 14:39, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

No. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:34, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
I managed to track it down with google fairly easily. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:50, 2 November 2009 (UTC)


He's only a fairy down to his waist.... - Poor Excuse 05:54, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Have a highly original prize! Scarlet A.pngd hominem 12:56, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Cellular automaton[edit]

I am not alone! Word bastard Hoover! 18:22, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I've just been playing some small patterns on an excel spreadsheet and figured we need that diagram in the emergence article. But as I'm having difficulty uploading that gif, we'll have to go about it some other way. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 18:27, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Wait... You can run Life in Excel? Word bastard Hoover! 18:35, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Manually, yes. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 18:59, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I suppose there is a reason that you don't use a proper simulator. Word bastard Hoover! 12:55, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
I just found out that there is a Life Wiki. It's like Rule 34: if it exists, there is a wiki of it. Also here is a nice simulator. Tetronian you're clueless 12:58, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
I was reading the original article by Conway and thought it might be worth trying manually. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:00, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I did that on quite a few patterns when I first got interested. Word bastard Hoover! 15:03, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Have you ever done it just with random patterns and seen how common gliders actually are? Says an extreme amount about people who just want to cry design! Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:07, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
I love how the CP article on Life tries to pretend that it doesn't support abiogenesis. Tetronian you're clueless 15:12, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
And thank you very much for the link, I was going to get some work done, but I've been dicking about on Life instead. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 16:52, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
You are most welcome. "I was going to get some work done, but I've been dicking about" is the definition of my life on RW. Tetronian you're clueless 16:55, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Maybe only about half the time for me. I have the advantage of being able to do this while I work in a lot of cases. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 17:44, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Lucky. I can kinda do that, but I am really unproductive. Tetronian you're clueless 17:49, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Irony meters[edit]

Lol, loved the message about irony meters on WIGOCP. Tetronian you're clueless 18:21, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, useful and funny. As we wish all of RW to be... ħumanUser talk:Human 23:48, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
And it can be. We just need to lay-off CP and get people to start developing their own things rather than just going "lol, ironeeeeee!!!" at a bunch of idiots. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 23:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

When does life begin[edit]

Nice one, squire. Seriously, thanks for expanding on the very skeletal start I made. Bob Soles 23:10, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Not a problem. I should apologise for Americanising it, my browser defaults to US spellings and after one or two I just decided to roll with it for consistency. I spotted the email on the talk page and was wondering whether you were wanting to take more of that info - all I've done is really added what I know. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 23:11, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
What your adding is great - I don't want to steal any more from Scott Gilbert - Serious readers should go there directly. This is all fallout from my debate with Earthland and a bit of poking around trying to get the scientific consensus (or lack of it) to counter the life begins at conception mantra. Bob Soles 23:15, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
The thing is, the whole "life begins" question gets answered very early in the article. It's not a point, it's a process. Just with abiogenesis, it's not a point it's a process. That's why people who like things clear-cut and black and white have issues with this sort of thing. We can expand beyond this slightly although I'd need to dig up references for it; namely that sentience doesn't begin until after someone is born. Experiments on very young children involving memory seem to suggest that babies have a lower level of sentience than monkeys. Indeed, we are all born prematurely because of our large heads (you have to take the loaf out of the oven before it's risen too much to fit through the oven door, basically). You see animals give birth in the wild and the young are up and running in minutes, for us we're useless for months on end (or decades for some). We're certainly not the same as we are when we're born by any stretch of the imagination. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 23:21, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
Life begins about 3.5 billion years ago and hasn't stopped yet. Only individuals die, the molecule we exist to replicate lives on... ħumanUser talk:Human 23:42, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
Well, the stable atoms live on, it's likely the molecules go through some considerable rearrangement. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 23:51, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
Well, the quarks live on, some of the atoms decay ;). I should said "the molecular pattern" and even that would have been wrong... ħumanUser talk:Human 00:14, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


I jut thought that I'd write something nice on your talk page as you wrote something on mine. It's all strange here being the "new being" and all and it's so nice when people take the time to say hello. Did you know that there's a lot of prejudice against aliens on this planet? You tell people you're and alien and they pretend not to see you. Of course, that may be because I'm invisible a lot of the time but it's not really an excuse, is it? But now that I've grown a body I'm sure that things will be a lot better. Thank you again so much for saying hello. Bye. Bye.--Skynet 22:01, 15 November 2009 (UTC)


I add you to the bot group because of your catting project. Just letting you know here in case you wonder where all your edits went. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 19:30, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Shit, should have done that myself but I forgot. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 19:31, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm still waiting for someone to bot me. — Sincerely, Neveruse513 / Talk / Block 19:40, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm done with that for today. That's some hefty editing, thank fuck for HotCat! Scarlet A.pngd hominem 19:57, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Holocaust denial[edit]

Hi. I thought I'd stop by as you commented on something I wrote on the HD talk page. As you're a highly-qualified chemist, you would be in a position to make useful comments on Leuchter's and Rudolf's reports on the chemical residues. Cheers. Qwertyuiop 10:52, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

You mean the Prussian Blue thing? Yes. In my professional opinion, it's total and utter bullshit. You don't even need to know anything about chemistry to know that Leuchter didn't actually prove anything - they have to show that the compound must form in the conditions used in the gas chambers, something that has little evidence to back it up as certainly putting some cyanide into a brick building isn't the best or most reliable way of producing it. However, from a chemical perspective this is pretty thorough, although it doesn't conclusively disprove what Leuchter claims (in so much that it can't really be disproved for various reasons), it shifts the burden of proof even more on to the shoulders of people who bring it up in Holocaust denial. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 12:46, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


Hey, what system do you propose for assigning fundie points to creationist organizations?--Mustex 03:29, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

To be honest I have no idea... I suppose marking them out of 10 along similar lines to the Article of the Weak stuff. But they'd probably get 10 out of 10 on everything. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 14:29, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
I'd suggest a chart scoring them in different categories, but we'd need to pick categories.--Mustex 23:33, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

VSA killing[edit]

For killing more VSA in 5 minutes than I have in my entire career, I award you this:

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This is to certify that


shall henceforth be known as


By Tetronian, on December 5, 2009

All bow in the presence of the mighty ArmondikoV! Tetronian you're clueless 18:26, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. And that gives me an excuse to put a quick link to the appropriate category. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 18:51, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh no, he's got a death list! If I were a VSA I'd sleep with my weapon of gun under my pillow. Tetronian you're clueless 19:38, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Brain 3d[edit]

If you want to play around with the brain I can give you the .blend file. I don't really want to put it up in a public location though, and it's pretty big anyway. -- Nx / talk 18:11, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Who's brain is it, anyway? Professor Moriarty 18:33, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
A .blend file should be fine. Do you know how big it is if you export as .obj? Scarlet A.pngd hominem 19:37, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
22 megabytes. The blend file is 11 if I compress it. I'll email you the download link. I can export it into a different format btw, but I don't know how well the materials will survive the conversion (on the other hand, if you use a different renderer it won't matter anyway). -- Nx / talk 19:51, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
22Mb for an .obj isn't that bad, I once managed one that was nearly 200Mb thanks to an accident with ZBrush. If you can export to a Lightwave object (.lwo) that'd be great, but otherwise the Blender file or the obj would be fine. I can redo the materials no problem. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 20:15, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
There's a file in the same directory as brain4.blend. It contains an .obj, a .mtl and an .lwo. The lwo contains only the brain and the brackets, the .obj has the whole scene. -- Nx / talk 20:38, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Sweet. I'll get on it right away and have a tinker. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 20:40, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Works pretty well. Thanks very much for it. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 20:59, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Walking away[edit]

Yup! I am eating Toast& honeychat 10:44, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm with you on points A & B. I reckon a lot of other editors probably are as well; it's just that the people obsessing over MC are being a lot more vocal & filling up recent changes. The best way to deal with it is just ignore that crap & try to generate interest in something more productive, like a new article on a hot toic. Taking a break is fair enough as well. It would be a shame to leave the site altogether as there are some fun people here (& not just in a lame lulz way) & some worthwhile things going on now & then if you look out for them among the silliness. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:38, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
I really do think that I should do some severe administrative abuse to solve the situation unilaterally. People will hate it, and I may well be ostracized for it, but dudes, it's for your own good. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 19:36, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
What kind of abuse? WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 02:06, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
The kind that I wouldn't warn people in advance about but I'd be very happy to do in extreme circumstances. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 13:32, 12 December 2009 (UTC)


Your signature template just yielded up, "I'll deteriorate your communist!" I do not know if that merits the hall of fame or not. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 20:12, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm getting "I'll shake your lobster". How about that? EddyP (talk) 20:51, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Burst your cookie cutter. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 02:06, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
I suppose with the rest of the signature being red, it scared the fuck out of you. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 13:33, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Your conduct[edit]

I'd appreciate it if you could manage to avoid entering into disputes between User:TheoryOfPractice and myself. Thanks. — Sincerely, Neveruse513 / Talk / Block 18:45, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

A stern letter to the editor[edit]

User:Concernedresident/moan I shall put your rather excellent Daily Mail image to good use. Have at thee, foreign devil! --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 12:32, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Close, but I think it should be more "letter to the editor" style, with Dear Editor and signed Concernedresident. (Good name for this actually) - π 12:34, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Good idea. Some random words could make that quite funny. By the way, do you know how to write it so that the current username appears? Been trying to find that for a while now, but I keep forgetting how to do it? --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 12:38, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
If you are going to put it on a user's talk page, you can use {{BASEPAGENAME}}. If you want the username of the user viewing the page, it's <span class="myName">anonymous user</span> -- Nx / talk 12:43, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Great, thanks. Cheers as well Arm for the text. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 12:58, 18 December 2009 (UTC)


Erect your hose? Professor Moriarty 20:43, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Ew. I'm going to have to change this thing... Scarlet A.pngd hominem 20:45, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
I do not think it should be changed. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 20:46, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Anyone know exactly how you can castigate a Volkswagen? Scarlet A.pngd hominem 20:50, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
With great delicacy. Professor Moriarty 20:58, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
That is the whole fun of the thing... Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 20:51, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Armondikov, my friend.......[edit]

All the staff at McWicked Co. wish you a merry christmas.

Huzzah! You do well[edit]

Nice work in cleaning up the Conservapedia:Difference articles. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 14:08, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Well, I like my quotes formatted like that. Banana.gif Scarlet A.pngd hominem 14:23, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
And done. Finally... Scarlet A.pngd hominem 17:26, 8 January 2010 (UTC)


Did you copy my archive template from my talkpage and put it at the top of yours? I feel honoured... SJ Debaser 14:29, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Why yes, it appears I did! Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:23, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
Hooray for me! I'm a trend setter! SJ Debaser 17:31, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

I think you're kind of cool and all that[edit]

Yup, you're okay. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 21:33, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Damn right he's okay. He has better "work"/"screwing around" ratio than most of us. Tetronian you're clueless 21:54, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Especially over me. I hardly do anything around here. SirChuckBCall the FBI 22:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Don't stroke the ego too much or I'll demand a fan club, and that will piss people of royally. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 06:56, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
No stroking, and no royal honey for you. Good person you, though. ħumanUser talk:Human 08:27, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Unilateral action[edit]

Much as I agree with your reasons, I don't think that's a very practical solution. It's just going to lead to more whining, complaints, sockpuppetry & trolling. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:22, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Block them all. God Goat will know his own. TheoryOfPractice (talk) 19:24, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
I did it once, and got shat on over it. Acei9 19:25, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
lol @ thinking the action helped anything. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 19:27, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Good man Armond. Leave the IP blocked as well. It ends now. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 19:32, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Well blocked. If this is going to turn in to a block/unblock fiasco I'm tempted to call Trinity and take up EdmundBurke's case. MC has certainly been playing silly buggers with the network usage policies, and it's a shame that Mr Burke keeps getting mistaken for MC. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 20:35, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm also tempted to promote and possibly bin any user I find using that talk page or responding too. It's clogging up RC and spilling out all over the place, it really has to stop. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 11:00, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
You're getting a little out of hand with the unilateralism, IMHO. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 15:25, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Good. If some people are pissed off by it, they're the sort of people I want to piss off by it. I don't want to take it further, but it's going to have to happen if a series of individuals don't learn to control themselves. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 16:08, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, this sounds a lot like trolling to me. Watch yourself before you're the one loosing control. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 16:18, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Don't go![edit]

You make some good points in your retirement spiel, but there are plenty of people still interested in working on good content & mission-related stuff. We just need to find a way to shift the site focus back in that direction & away from the trolling & all the silly drama. Please stick around. You do great work for the site. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:50, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I dislike all the trollery myself, but I would not let it drive me into retirement. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 19:28, 29 January 2010 (UTC)



Can't blame you though, I feel much the same. -- Nx / talk 18:51, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I can't blame you either. My editing is way down since it became clear people are happy to slap the DFTT template while continuing to do it. Don't be bashful about lurking or changing your mind. You'll be missed. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 19:26, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I think that most people have said all they've got to say and are rather bored. There's very little going on beyond extracting the urine from CP & ASK so anything's a diversion. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 22:04, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I think the problem is people sit around waiting to be entertained rather than finding a way to entertain/occupy themselves. Why are there no lengthy discussions on blogs, clogs and world? Why does everyone hang around the Saloon bar expecting someone to post something to entertain them instead of finding something to do? I would rather have half the number of editors who were working towards improving the site, than to have the "for lulz" people who feed trolls when they are bored. - π 06:59, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh shit, damnit, fuck. I'll miss you. Don't leave. Acei9 22:06, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Hey Arm, I hope you reconsider. You're one of the good guys around here, and your leaving is not an insignificant thing. If you are off then thanks and good luck. Been a pleasure, and you will be missed. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 14:38, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

You aint going nowhere......[edit]

You aint going nowhere....

Clouds so swift, rain won't lift
Gate won't close, railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain't goin' nowhere.

Buy me a flute, and a gun that shoots,
Tailgates, and substitutes
Strap yourself to the tree with roots
You ain't goin' nowhere.

Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair?
WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 23:58, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

That's amusing. I thought this was about something else and I was going to comment "that's a fun little song". Didn't expect it to be the lyrics... ħumanUser talk:Human 02:00, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

A song[edit]

You got mail.


My baby drove up in a brand new cadillac.
My baby drove up in a brand new Cadillac
She said, "Hey, come here, Daddy!"
"I ain't never comin' back!"

Baby, baby, won't you hear my plea?
C'mon, sugar, just come on back to me
She said, "Balls to you, Big Daddy."
She ain't never coming back!

Baby, baby, won't you hear my plea?
Oh c'mon, just hear my plea
She said, "Balls to you, Daddy."
She ain't coming back to me

Baby, baby drove up in a Cadillac
I said, "Jesus Christ! Where'd you get that cadillac?"
She said, "Balls to you, Daddy."
She ain't never coming back!

-Brand New Cadillac, the Clash

I suggest you listen to it if you haven't got it already, it's awesome. SJ Debaser 02:21, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

So, basically, you're saying the site is and has always been, a small piss-hole[edit]

Hmmm... Word bastard Hoover! 16:31, 30 January 2010 (UTC)