User talk:Bicycle Wheel/2017

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Just interested to hear[edit]

If you'd seen these? I'd never written limericks before, but there was an attempt. As a certified old timer (and respected "matriarch" of the site), I was wondering if you found said limericks pleasing to the heart and mind, or if they left you distraught and in a daze. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:21, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

I tried writing one but I *am* meant to be working... :s BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:24, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

She wasn't free to make content,

"I'm stuck at work!", she'd lament!

But why pay the rent,

Instead limericks invent,

Homelessness is life well spent!

Made you one. Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:39, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 13:47, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

DPL stuff on your user page[edit]

I'm going to remove the DPL contributions box from your user page, and I'd suggest that you leave it out at least until MySQL is upgraded. Under ordinary circumstances, it is slow, about 10 seconds, but when the server is under load, it is very slow indeed -- I logged your user page yesterday taking 16 hours (!) to render. The PHP timeout was not hit because it measures CPU time, not including MySQL query time. It's probably a MySQL bug, but there's not much we can do about that right now other than disable things that trigger it. Tim Starling (talk) 06:44, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

And now, thanks to the update (I think), it just displays a bunch of nonsense. Appears to be something to do with the "createdby" bit? Christopher (talk) 21:19, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
Well anything created by me is a bunch of nonsense. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 21:21, 8 July 2017 (UTC)


The person's an obnoxious annoyance, don't get me wrong. But do we really need to promote him? He hasn't really done anything that malicious. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:26, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Repeatedly recreating useless project pages, he used his mop to restore the pages. Christopher (talk) 19:28, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
How about this: I try to get him to agree not to do that shit anymore, and in exchange we give him his mop back. If not, we get a mod to sysoprevoke and de-patrol him and dropkick his ass into the vandal bin. OK? RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:31, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Don't bother to try and reason with that user, Christopher asserts that these users have attempted conservation on RationalWiki and asserts that conversation failed. Sysoprevoke is unnecessary because no one is likely to sysop FAMAS again (you also wouldn't need a mod, I could technically do it but I'm not really meant to). He was already in the vandal bin but removed himself after being demoted. Christopher (talk) 20:38, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Have you been able to log in?[edit]

Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 07:35, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Pssst. Fuzzy "Cat" Potato, Jr. (talk/stalk) 17:39, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
I haven't been bothering to log in untl HTTPS gets sorted. (talk) 09:57, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
UPDATE: nope, can't even log in now. (talk) 18:22, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Just bothered David about it. We should be able to upgrade to SSL soon, unless he notices anything glaringly off. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 19:08, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
"Should be able"? I assure you, if there's a technical limitation to just getting on with it, I wasn't aware of it. Just saying. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 19:13, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

See rw-config branch ssl-https for updates. Sincere apologies for the trouble -- I'd hate to lose a long-time contributor over half-implemented HTTPS. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 19:30, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

For the moment, clearing cookies and then sticking to HTTP works for me - David Gerard (talk) 19:36, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Cookies deleted, https ctrl-v'd into the url, now to see if I stay logged in after I save this... BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 19:57, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Partial success - I stay logged in but the HTTPS disappears. Granted you are doing 463 other things, but could you give me a very rough timetable for when this is finished? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 20:00, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
and now it's logged me out again. and back in when I type https into the url. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 09:10, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Draft Community Survey[edit]

I drafted another community survey. Since the first one was controversial, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I won't proceed without community support. Survey draft available here. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 16:27, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

I nominated you[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline here; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Good luck! RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:17, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

No thanks. I'm not into dealing with the legal and financial side of anything at all. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 10:02, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh well. Still, have a good day! RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:26, 30 July 2017 (UTC)


Didn't realize that was you! Sorry about that, old bean. Th hug.gif

I only had your tone of writing to go by. And due your clandestine nature, no halo effectWikipedia was in play on my end (to help 'polish things up', as it were).

As such (on the topic of tech support); please accept this humble meme — on the house! — as a small token of my sincerest confusion.

Thank you for your patience. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:42, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

This is sometimes how computers can work[edit]

Actual discussion[edit]

Apology accepted. Sorry I got ratty. Also, I vvatched the VVitch a few days ago, and your username keeps reminding me of Black Philip. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 21:12, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

No worries, friend! Th hug.gif VVitch... Hmm... That name rings a bell.
Oh, I just realized I've seen that name fly past (I scroll like greased lightning) in the list of episodes of a podcast I've picked up recently. Called The Friends of Jackson Elias, it covers (first and foremost) the Call of C'thulhu tabletop RPGWikipedia with joyous digressions into horror gaming and horror films in general. Rare picture of me DMing.
...Ah, here we are. Haven't listened to the episode yet (nor seen the movie — it any good?), so no spoilers please. Movie spoilers, that is.
Oh, and as you open the link — please mind the goat. You'll know which. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:39, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
It's good if you like slow-build horror. It's more of a drama with an isolated group's growing mutual suspicion. There are (micro-spoiler) no jump scares, which is good as I hate jump scares (mainly because I bet a friend I wouldn't jump during Jurassic Park, and I did, so fuck jump scares). Many people seem to have a problem with the thick northern English accents throughout the film (watch Ralph Ineson on youtube and it's like that, basically). Ultimately it probably fits more into the "popst-horror" thing that's going on. I loved it. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 09:08, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Your technical request has been sorted out[edit]

Next time, just try logging in!

Hopefully SSL will be done soon. Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 16:57, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

SSL should be working now (I'm editing in it), about to make it compulsory - David Gerard (talk) 22:01, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
and FCP grinds my gears one more time with "just try logging in derp derp derp" THAT'S WHAT I WAS FUCKING TELLING YOU ABOUT YOU POINTLESS SMUG TWAT BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 19:03, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Merely joking! Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 22:42, 8 August 2017 (UTC)


Why does it say you edited my wiki almost three years before it existed? —Goat-Emperor Bigs (Words of Wisdom/Achievements) 13:22, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Because someone's imported Bicycle's archives and it shows the last edit made on RationalWiki in the rationalarchives page history. Christopher (talk) 13:30, 4 November 2017 (UTC)