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Behold[edit]

To clean up some of Krom's mess, I present this. It's a work in progress. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:38, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Thx. The guy was productive but he made a lot of unnecessary articles. Also too many of them specifically mention "Oliver D. Smith" for no apparent reason. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 05:39, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Well, that's because Krom IS Oliver D. Smith. He was using the site to document people who were picking on him. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:41, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm aware of this, and it's annoying as hell. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 05:42, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Right, I'm off. I'll start nominating articles for termination tomorrow. Nighty night. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:45, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Elections[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 18:36, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Malcolm Turnbull, former PM[edit]

Well, not quite. If I understand correctly, he won't be until tomorrow :) β€”Kazitor Kazitor sig pic.png 10:29, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

But also, I didn't change it because who cares about a page being out of date by a few hours? Not a big deal either way. β€”Kazitor Kazitor sig pic.png 10:45, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Yo[edit]

I wrote this, do you want to add the drama stuff? RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:55, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

@RoninMacbeth Yeah. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 19:23, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Blocking the Wikia BoNs[edit]

Dick move, man. Dick move. β€”Kazitor Kazitor sig pic.png 09:29, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Like half of our edits were just Mikemikev. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 13:31, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Whatever floats your goat, but I know I for one have zero intention of registering a Wikia account. β€”Kazitor Kazitor sig pic.png 22:30, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
It's a small wiki and it doesn't help when like 80% of the edits are just IP trolling and reversions of said trolling. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 22:40, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

RationalWikiWiki[edit]

How come it was shut down? 82.132.245.128 (talk) 08:31, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

My guess is that, since it recently consisted almost entirely of Smith collating claimed sockpuppet accounts, that was close enough to harrassment (or similar) so the Wikia FANDOM staff took action. Great work. 203.221.139.221 (talk) 08:51, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I honestly did not notice that until now. RIP. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 12:40, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Oh, bugger! I can't say I'm 100% surprised. But I would have expected some warning first. Now I've got to update several of my online profiles where I boast about how many wikis I have admin rights on. Spud (talk) 12:57, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I’ve been warning you all about Smith for months. Now his stupidity has caused the sites shut down. 82.132.241.168 (talk) 13:40, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
So I guess that's it, then. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:56, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I present a motion to the RWW government-in-exile: ban Oliver D. Smith in the event of a refounding. All in favor? RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:01, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I also downloaded the files, so we can keep RWW going here as either project space or funspace. RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:10, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
This is ridicules. Is there no way to appeal this? and have they given an official reason for its shut down? The government-in-exile needs to make a decision on what to do next. Personally I'd support RoninMacbeth's proposal of disciplinary action against Smith if he is indeed responsible for this. --RWRW (talk) 17:30, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I've contacted a member of Wikia staff about this. I'm now the self appointed 'Ambassador to Wikia'. --RWRW (talk) 17:56, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
The shutting down of the wiki was because Rome Viharo complained to the Wikia staff about his article and objected to having his sock-puppets logged. The closing of the website had nothing to do with Smith. Loner (talk) 18:20, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
That's probably what happened. Context: http://wikipediawehaveaproblem.com/2018/09/oliver-d-smith-mediawiki-poster-boy/ Viharo is someone who spends his life creating articles attacking and defaming other individuals, but if someone writes an article about him, but doesn't say something nice - he goes mental and wants it taken down. Freddo (talk) 18:21, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. But if we DO get the wiki back, then we should probably clean house of Krom's stuff still but allow him to edit, right? RoninMacbeth (talk) 18:30, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Smith was only using RWW to retaliate against his stalkers: Rome Viharo, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax etc. I think he lost interest anyway, also he's moved onto other wikis: https://en.everybodywiki.com/Rome_Viharo No doubt the crybaby Viharo will next show up on everybodywiki and complain. lol.Freddo (talk) 18:39, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Update[edit]

Bad news: I've been in communication with Wikia Staff and they have said they will not re-open RWW. They stated that even if Smith's articles were deleted it would still be "a wiki about another wiki and its users, and that's not something that is really in line with FANDOMs wiki policy". I'm am happy to forward this email on to any former RWW admins if they wish to read it for themselves. --RWRW (talk) 23:00, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Later on in the email they said: "If you go to the wiki's previous URL, though, you'll find a database dump file there that you can download and upload on another MediaWiki-based host to recreate the wiki. You're free to revive and continue the wiki that way!". --RWRW (talk) 23:05, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I downloaded the files already, in case this happened. Though I encourage others to do so as well. RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:10, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Did they confirm they received a complaint from someone, or did they do it themselves? Also, whatever Media-Wiki you upload this to, you will still get the same lunatics (e.g. Rome Viharo) trying to take it down, unless you choose not to copy their articles.Freddo (talk) 23:28, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
No, they didn't mention any complaint but the evidence seems to suggest Viharo complained. Wikia staff described some of the articles as " particularly offensive pages" which I can only assume means the sockpuppet list pages. To be fair I'd support creating a new RWW without any troll pages and hope the staff don't bother removing it. --RWRW (talk) 23:34, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I'd rather not rock the FANDOM boat, to be honest. No, RWW 4.5 will be hosted in Funspace here for now, and we'll find some other way to get it off-site later. I suggest we push for a new domain of our own, using New RWW's original name, the Rational Archives. Did you notice what took over Old RWW's domain name? RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:37, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Ideally you need your own website like how people cannot complain to remove their RationalWiki articles here; RationalWikiWiki was always vulnerable because people can just lie in their complaints to FANDOM (I expect that is what happened.) that got all this deleted.Freddo (talk) 23:47, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
I guess Funspace is the best place for now then. I'll be honest I have no idea how we'd go about getting a new domain or website so I'll be no help there, and I have no idea what took over Old RWW's domain name (I never even saw the old RWW, it was way before my time here). --RWRW (talk) 15:50, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
The old domain was taken over by some box website or something. I'll try and restore a few pages. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:56, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
@RoninMacbeth @RWRW I hereby proclaim RWW 5.0. π”Šπ”¬π”žπ”±-π”ˆπ”ͺ𝔭𝔒𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔀𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔑𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔑𝔬π”ͺ/π”žπ” π”₯𝔦𝔒𝔳𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔰) 16:35, 12 October 2018 (UTC)