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.ereh eb ot taerg s'tI. !iH (Hi! It's great to be here.)--KreJ (talk) 18:14, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

I had to go round the back of my monitor to read that. SophieWilder 18:15, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Sorry. I'll try to be more direct next time. :P--KreJ (talk) 18:25, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
It's OK, I needed the exercise. SophieWilder 18:32, 6 January 2013 (UTC)


Sorry. There was no indication that people weren't supposed to add their own entries.--KreJ (talk) 13:49, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

It's not that you're not supposed to, it's just that it's a bit sad. Also, we don't know you, so who'd get the joke? SophieWilder 13:52, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Hey babe.[edit]

You know I love you like you're my sister from another mister--and I largely think you're right, and he's wrong, but in the interest of keeping the peace, can you just ignore Brasov until he gets bored? Theory of Practice "...and we do love you madly." 23:45, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

awww, I was just starting to enjoy it! SophieWilder 23:46, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Movies and TV and stuff[edit]

Swamp Sharks! Filmed in LA! I've actually been in places this was filmed. TyJFBANBSRADA 21:41, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Wow. I live a few miles from where this was made. SophieWilder 21:45, 5 February 2013 (UTC)


Why don't you "get a photo of Lummaton Quarry" to use on Devonian? Scream!! (talk) 15:44, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

If my camera wasn't at the bottom of the local river, I would. SophieWilder 16:47, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Was that supposed to help?[edit]

Blocking Rpeh/SuspectedReplicant after he'd given himself back his powers and done nothing to abuse them was a dick move that didn't help anything. Prodigal (talk) 23:09, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

He's been abusing his powers this evening, so I took them away until he cools it. I did it becaause he was acting like a prat, and using his other account to get round it shows he wasn't innon-prat mode yet. He'll get them back, it's not forever. SophieWilder 23:20, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes he was acting like a prat. He'd already stopped by the time you stepped in. That makes you also a prat. Prodigal (talk) 23:21, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
He stopped because I stopped him. He deleted a page at 21:31, I desysopped him at 21:32. So yeah, might have chosen to stop in that one-minute interval. SophieWilder 23:26, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
+1 Scream!! (talk) 23:34, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
-1 Well congratulations on your super powers. I can only assume the huge vandal spree total lack of edits upon which he embarked after I unblocked him was some kind of social comment? Get over yourself. Prodigal (talk) 23:53, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Who the fuck are you anyway? SophieWilder 00:02, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm another user of the site. And who the fuck might you be? Prodigal (talk) 00:09, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, Prod, Sophie carries more weight than most around here, especially a mini-user like yourself. Scream!! (talk) 00:15, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh. I hadn't realised this was an aristocracy. Please can you give me a list of other privileged users? Prodigal (talk) 00:35, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Gerontocratic nepotistic oligarchy actually. TyJFBAA 02:06, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Cardinal Keith O'Brien[edit]

You told me you teach creative writing or something similar, at least I think it was you who wrote that. Can you see ways to improve the the Bishop article? Particularly I'm concerned about my additions to Roman Catholic bishops behaving badly dealing with Keith O'Brien. Proxima Centauri (talk) 12:28, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I think I gave tips on improving your writing style; you replied that you were too busy writing to learn how to write better. However you now say that your writing style could do with some help, which is a vital early step. SophieWilder 12:54, 27 February 2013 (UTC)


You are really throwing amusing little tantrums! --larron (talk) 12:20, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

It is so funny when you guys pretend to care. TyJFBAA 12:59, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, Ty, that's about Talk:Hermann_Ebbinghaus#Mission. I added to links to my comment above to make this clear. --larron (talk) 13:46, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I know very well what it is about. TyJFBAA 13:49, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
It's about RW not being an encyclopedia. We have a whole bunch of people who think it is. SophieWilder 18:45, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I should import the 50 odd articles I wrote on WP about sea snails. TyJFBAA 18:59, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
And I should go out into the street and kill a man just to make it clear that murder is wrong... --larron (talk) 19:06, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Have fun. TyJFBAA 19:08, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
RW is a mobocracy, so its remit is what the majority say it is. Right now it's "let's be a science encyclopedia written by schoolkids." Have fun. SophieWilder 20:38, 1 March 2013 (UTC)


Sophie, I apologize for whatever I did to send you off in such a tiff. You flagged the article as being irrelevant to the RW mission, and since there had been no conversation, I jumped in. My understanding was that the talk page was to have those type of productive discussions, where we can debate the merits of an article, and reach a consensus on whether it is right for RW. I presented my point of view, as well as my reasons behind my opinion; you called it a "puff piece;" The majority of the posters seemed to side with me (probably because you hadn't said anything to counter my arguments or present any of your own), and then, when I addressed your "puff piece" assertion, you seem to have either lost it or given up. I resepect your opinion regarding the articles we have on here, and I'm more than willing to entertain your assertions, but you have to present a real argument. That's one of the reasons that I came to RW; because I found a community of people who understand rational discourse and debate, and don't resort to "because I said so" tactics. I'd like to bury the hatchet, and if you really feel that the article is out of place, I'd like to hear why. I explained why I felt it was a good resource for combatting anti-science, while you seem to disagree. I'm not hard to convince if you have a good argument, but I'm not just going to take your word for it; that would be the exact opposite of being a skeptic, and if I did, then I'd be showing that I've learned absolutely nothing from this wiki. Reverend Lucifer (talk) 22:13, 1 March 2013 (UTC) Could you please reverse all the moves of articles you have done to teach us all a lesson? There was a consensus on these articles! --larron (talk) 21:09, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Some of my friends are women and I have a Tori Amos CD[edit]

It was just a joke. Just because I crack a joke about domestic violence, doesn't mean that I think domestic violence itself is funny. They were talking about sick jokes on the Chuck Norris page so I thought I'd throw mine into the mix. I've told that joke to female friends who find it funny. And just for the record, I see domestic abusers as two levels below rats and one level below cockroaches. If I offended you then I apologise but seriously, chill. --Let Them Eat Cake (talk) 21:04, 12 March 2013 (UTC)


Reading this would have harmed a human being, or allowed a human being to come to harm. Cheers, Daneel!

The great Cleon II will justify it!--MikallakiM 19:53, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Ah, but he's addressed as Cleon I while still alive. So there, nyer. SophieWilder 20:47, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

You're some kind of biologist, right?[edit]

Could you have a look at this, and tell me if it says that trans fat from ruminants might be a good thing? Please, weigh in here--"Shut up, Brx." 22:28, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I have an O levelWikipedia in biology an NVQWikipedia 2 in horticulture, and biology is a lifelong interest, and that's it. However I'm also a vegetarian, so my view is that getting it from ruminants isn't a good thing for the ruminants. SophieWilder 08:35, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
And the internet has completely failed to elucidate for me where A- and O-levels lie compared to associates, bachelors, masters, etc degrees. Wikipedia especially is a pile of fail. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 08:59, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, you're right. O levels were taken at roughly age 15 or 16. Pass four and you could go on to do two more years of school and do A levels, and it's the A levels that get you into university. SophieWilder 09:43, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thank you! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:20, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
That WP article has no context whatsoever, and seems to have been written by and for people who know Britain's educational history. SophieWilder 18:23, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
It's cool that you're a vegetarian, I just want somebody with the right kind of knowledge to read the study so they can give us their assessment. Sidenote: the transfat in question is also acquired from ruminant milk products. If you don't think you have the knowledge, then I'll just ask Armondikov. And if not him, then I'll probably just remove that bit from the article, due to lack of proper sources (the only one I found so far was from a site that had something of a Dr. Oz "try this stuff, it's great and it'll change your life! and it's all natural!!!" vibe)--"Shut up, Brx." 20:46, 30 March 2013 (UTC)


Done. I listen to the advice of other people. –Inquisitor Sasha 00:25, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

On "men's rights"[edit]

Thanks for recreating it. Some people are really stubborn. Faunas (talk) 14:26, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Any time. Stuff should stay or be deleted on its merits rather than because of who wrote it. SophieWilder 15:49, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

There wasn't much merit in that talk page of mine staying up, particularly as a lot of it is merely pisspoor personal abuse. I'll just get rid of the article. On that score, you had the power to block me, but not the authority.

Also the fact that some people cannot distinguish between notes & finished product is, erm, worrying. The page was put together mostly using a mobile phone. I cannot edit large reams of text with it, only small sections. Typing is also problematic. -Albannach (talk) 11:13, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Your userpage and conduct[edit]

There is something not right about you... Please refrain from throwing stones in your glass house. Also, please refrain from making ableist comments against RW users. –Александр(а) Ehrenstein (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 03:37, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

There's also probably something not right about nearly everyone here... –Александр(а) Ehrenstein (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 03:57, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

It's an "unableable right." --Randolf 07:14, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
what was that about glass houses?--MikallakiM 04:23, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
"There is something not right about you... Please refrain from making ableist comments." Does not compute. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 06:56, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
I believe Ehernstein is amongst the many who have self-diagnosed their inability to interact with other humans as humans as Aspergers Syndrome. I tend to agree - it's the only explanation for why they are still here taking up space. Hipocrite (talk) 11:37, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
I've actually been formally diagnosed with Asperger's, but you don't see me flailing around like an alien octopus. Ehrenstein apparently never learned that when something like interacting with people is hard, it doesn't mean you should stop trying, but that you should work harder at it. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:29, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
This one blocked me for being a sock of a known troll. I am a sock, but not of any troll. Durk Titanium (talk) 15:50, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
So what? SophieWilder 19:04, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

You folk seriously don't know how to be kind to each other. No manners, respect or sensitivity. Even the average Glasgow drunk or religious fanatic has more decency. And that's rich coming from me perhaps, but takes one to know one. You wouldn't last five minutes around here behaving like this. If this is rational who wants it?-Albannach (talk) 21:48, 12 June 2013 (UTC)


On the Help:Mistakes page, you rolled back my edits, stating that "homonyms are not simple spelling errors". If you look at the old version of the page, you'll see that I never put information into the article stating that. Instead, I merely attempted to make the "other common homonyms" section a little neater, though in retrospect I think I might not have done that. Would you mind terribly if I undid your rollback? Thanks. FuzzyCatPotato (talk) 14:39, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Moderator nomination[edit]

Kindly accept. Peter mqzp 20:45, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Hey, Sweetheart.[edit]

You're still a mod, right? I just removed Albannach's rights for his constant deleting of that page, and then cooped myself for my egregious abuse of powers. Hope you have my back. If I knew the way/I would take you home. 15:31, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

I never was a Mod, but I'm standing. See you at the co-op. SophieWilder 15:59, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Am I staying?[edit]

Dunno. Are you offering free wine? Zero (talk) 16:34, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Morning wine, yes. SophieWilder 16:34, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Ah sweet. Zero (talk) 16:39, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
... SophieWilder 16:44, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Actually, one of my main reasons for signing up is so I can add some more appropriate snark to the conversation. Zero (talk) 16:50, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Quite right too! SophieWilder 16:51, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Moderator election[edit]

You have won the election to be a moderator (although you probably already know that). Congratulations! I'd suggest putting ATIM on your watchlist, if it isn't there already.--ADtalkModerator 15:22, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

i only ever click on my watchlist by accident. Despite my long-ago prediction, recent changes is still navigable. SophieWilderModerator 15:37, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Contact (By Carl Sagan)[edit]

Do read it my Sagan edits will make more sense to you when you're done.

Till then I'll try not to be a bahhhh-d boy. --Turnerted (talk) 02:07, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

I haven't read it since 1988 so maybe I should. However, it's not necessarily what the book says that I object to, but whether it belongs in the article. Perhaps the article's talk page would be a good place to discuss this? SophieWilderModerator 08:24, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Let leave a message on my talk letting me know when and what about. --Turnerted (talk) 20:45, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
No, you bring it up on the article's talk page if you want your stuff in the article. I'm not bothered. SophieWilderModerator 04:39, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about getting angry[edit]

I'm sorry I assumed you removed the comment. A lot of inconsiderate people have done that, but it's wrong to assume you did it.

Have a picture of a laughing cat:

My cat - at home - Sieraków.jpg

Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 21:48, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

aww, just for a moment there I assumed from the filename it was your cat. Also, apology accepted. SophieWilderModerator 21:51, 27 July 2013 (UTC)


Nutty Roux apparently promoted me because he thought I wasn't going to respect his block. Could you please redemote me? –Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 02:09, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Funny part, is you didn't respect the block. PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 02:29, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I put in a line that said it did not represent my views, because apparently you wanted to have a link to the video, even if it meant repeatedly committing libel. –Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 03:12, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
You were also one of the users who knowingly committed libel against me. I recommend that you not compound your hostility. –Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 03:18, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Words like "libel" and "bigotry" have actual, agreed-upon meanings in the world. You seem to be using them to talk about "things IE finds objectionable." PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 04:06, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Knowingly misrepresenting my views is libel. Now you descend to insults. –Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 04:20, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I have no interest in this conversation. SophieWilderModerator 16:47, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Feeding troll template[edit]

I wasn't angry. I also added documentation to it and added that people should only use it on their own posts. It could be funny, and it's worth making it obvious when you know you're feeding the troll. –Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 20:22, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

You know what? I think you should stop for today. SophieWilderModerator 20:25, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Good post! PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 20:26, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok, sure. –Александр(а) (Talk | Contribs | Ragebox) 20:26, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Solway Firth Spaceman[edit]

Have you been able to pick up the latest Fortean Times issue that cites our article? - Leuders (talk) 15:17, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Just got back from town with it today. I'll upload a pic after dinner. SophieWilderModerator 18:06, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Good stuff. What page number does it appear on, and Issue 305, page 28: how is the topic introduced? Wikipedia's dying for a citation. - Leuders (talk) 19:39, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
(EC) Page 28. Title "Solway Spaceman Solved?" Issue 305 (September 2013) authors: Andy Roberts and Dr David Clarke. SophieWilderModerator 19:53, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Sophie. Another blow struck for rationality. - Leuders (talk) 20:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm sure I've read the theory before, I remember commenting about it a year or two ago on StumbleUpon. SophieWilderModerator 20:06, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah we didn't originate any rational theories, but it's cool we could help them gain wider attention. Leuders (talk) 19:01, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Myers and the Courtier's reply[edit]

Is this section of the article sufficiently good so the {{writing help}} template can be removed? Proxima Centauri (talk) 15:40, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

No idea, the whole New Atheism thing bores me silly. SophieWilderModerator 18:01, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Gender issues[edit]

With Manning in the news, along with the horrific (national level) news of several murders of trans women/girls (I think one was a teen), I'm slowing goign to be workign to make our "gender" stuff more complete and clear. right now, it's thrown together slop. As I get each article written, would you be willing to look it over for things about transgender that I messed up, over/under stated, or just got totally fucking wrong? I"m new enough to this issue, that i really need to make sure several someone's who are actually educated in this field, say "yeah, that's good enough" or "oh god, what do you think you are syaing!" :-) I'll ask blue, too. Or anyone else you recommend. I'm chatty, sorry. nervous about a job interview. :-) so it's keeping me from being nice and focused. ;-) The first one I'm working on is gender Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability 19:04, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Sure. Wehudiapok or however she spells it might be able to help there too. Good luck with the interview x SophieWilderModerator 19:06, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Marlon Brando look-alikes[edit]

NAMBLA has become enough of a joke that I think it's appropriate to throw a South Park reference into the first line of the artickle. If you feel strongly otherwise, I won't object to having it put back to the straight literal form. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 18:46, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

I had no idea. I've seen about three episodes, pardon me for not having seen what is apparently essential viewing. People who chuck in random South Park jokes are completely marklar. SophieWilderModerator 21:16, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough, as long as the townsfolk don't hurry off to get their brooms. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 21:33, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Quick Question[edit]

Sorry to bother you, but I have a question that relates to your username. Do you ever play the Tales of series of video games? The reason I ask is because your username is a combination of two characters names from that series (Zelos Wilder from Tales of Symphonia, and Sophie from Tales of Graces), and as a fan of the series I was curious. I hope I'm not being intrusive by asking. Protoman (talk) 21:55, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Never heard of them, I haven't played video games since the 90s, and that was mainly footie and snowboarding. God, snowboarding, that dates me! My username comes from Sophie Wilder, which is my name, and what it is too. Ahem. SophieWilderModerator 08:04, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! I just noticed the similarities and thought I would ask. By the way, and I'm just putting it out there, but you have an awesome name! I think Wilder is quite possibly the coolest last name a person can have. Also Sophie is a pretty cool first name. Anyway, thanks again for indulging me! Protoman (talk) 18:50, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Dino no-noes[edit]

I appreciate the funny, but as Zooguard suggested about New Hitlers we probably need to step back from the ad homs, so I reverted your Dick Cheney edit. It would be good to improve our dinosaur coverage as it pertains to creationism so let's try and keep the categories in line. Redchuck.gif ГенгисRationalWiki GOLD memberModerator 10:45, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Boo! Hiss! Spoilsport! Jerboan! Mendicant! :) SophieWilderModerator 11:04, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Just to clarify - if you mean the edit summary of this edit, by "crap like this" I meant "articles that consist mostly of poorly sourced, vague over-generalizations without any specifics".--ZooGuard (talk) 12:53, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Please delete spam, not edit it[edit]

I see that, yet again, you've edited what was clearly a spambot's userpage, making it harder for others (and by others I mean me) to tell if it's spam or not. When I check a new user's userpage, if I don't see a spammy external link, I assume it's legitimate and type out a welcome message. Could you do me the courtesy of just straight-up deleting them from now on, please? Thanks. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 11:59, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Why did you ask me but not the other user who does it? Perhaps you could even hold off welcoming people until after they've made an edit outside of userspace. SophieWilderModerator 17:23, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
Go ahead and tell who the other user is so I can yell at them, too. I'm an equal-opportunity yeller. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 23:12, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
I'll tell you if you promise not to be an auto-welcomer. SophieWilderModerator 09:15, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
I can definitely do that. I promise. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:09, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
The other user is Genghis. Personally I think he's better at it than me (ie, funnier) so I'll stop. SophieWilderModerator 09:11, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
What? I can't yell at Genghis! I'd feel bad. (I think you got the better end of this deal.) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 10:54, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
:D SophieWilderModerator 10:59, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Bitch That Will Get What is Coming To Her[edit]

She's going to get what is coming to her, I'm doxing her information now and will have some real fucking fun.— Unsigned, by: Kevin "I think I'm tough but I'm really just a skinny guy who wears silly hats" Martin / talk / contribs

[1] Watch out this guy is willing to drive 6 or 7 hours to pound Google's desk... damn computer nerds in their 20s publishing "slander blogs" about him. Kevin Martin is one of the toughest guys on the internet, if not the toughest. --Marlow (talk) 20:18, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
mmm popcorn... SophieWilderModerator 21:08, 11 November 2013 (UTC)