User talk:Bob M/Archive4

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Come back soon[edit]

TTFN. (Sounds like a "retiring" MP). SusanPurrrrrrr 13:19, 1 February 2008 (EST)

Yes, do enjoy your family and all, and when you are sated with the love, please hurry back! We'll keep some goat warm for you, even if it's late at night! humanUser talk:Human 13:48, 1 February 2008 (EST)
Thanks. Just tidying a few thing up before I go.--Bobbing up 03:53, 2 February 2008 (EST)

Hey! Welcome home.[edit]

SusanMiouw 03:51, 16 February 2008 (EST)

Hi.  :-) --Bobbing up 04:34, 16 February 2008 (EST)
Uh, oops. I didn't even realize you were absent. I was too busy spamming people with my sockpuppets. Should I be feeling guilty?  :-) --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 05:49, 16 February 2008 (EST)
Only if you haven't been to church recently.--Bobbing up 07:09, 16 February 2008 (EST)
Hey Bob, nice to see you around again! humanUser talk:Human 10:43, 16 February 2008 (EST)
Hi Human - and all. I took a break to work on my sense of proportion and humour. I see you've had some interesting visitors.--Bobbing up 05:25, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Which visitors would you be talking about? --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:30, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Kip the Dip, Ungtss, to name but a few.--Bobbing up 13:36, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Interlopers, the lot of them! --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:41, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Test?[edit]

forum or IRC SusanPurrrrr 05:12, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Not quite sure what you mean Susan. I put this on the forum:
For those who are still trying to figure it out, this seems to work.
Lets say you try to go to a page and you get:
http://www.rationalwiki.comwiki/Wiki/Special:Recentchanges
then it won't work. However, if you edit the URL to remove /Wiki and add another / before wiki you get:
http://www.rationalwiki.com/wiki/Special:Recentchanges
and this will work.
If you make an edit to a page the system will tell you that it has failed. However it will, in fact, have worked. To see your edit keep hitting the back button, (or reload).
At least it seems to work for me.--Bobbing up 05:19, 19 February 2008 (EST)


Dearest Bob[edit]

Bob, bob, bob... this wouldn't happen to be you, would it?  : ) --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:44, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

Yes, just doing my bit for site promotion.  :-) --Bobbing up 03:23, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

Re: Thing without a subject[edit]

Thank you very much. In the way I designed it, only the title would be controversial and after you actually read it would seem interesting. Sort of like Monty Python and the Life of Brian. Look at the title, say it's evil and blasphemous. Watch the movie, realize its brillaint. Or better, FSM-ism. At first glance, seems....evil. Then you read the Open Letter....and it's not. I like to ramble. And argue. --Storytellershrink 18:38, 17 March 2008 (EDT)

Re: SS[edit]

I rather think that someone got on his nerves by constantly following his edits with complaints & slightly snarky comments. He got pissed off & deleted his User & Talk pages & then came back to remove a load of his past edits. He thought that he'd just been operating in accord with Project Whitewash but others obviously disagreed. Marghanita Laski 07:30, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Ok, I must have missed it. Thanks.--Bobbing up 08:24, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Rational======Atheist[edit]

Tell 'em Bob! 217.171.129.75 17:13, 31 March 2008 (EDT)

**************************[edit]

No I have never been to that ”museum”. Never been out of my country before. Nyway I love wikis.

Wild strawberries[edit]

I know that I've not been that active recently, but for those who live in more northern climes and want to experience jealousy, my external thermometer (out of the sun) is 29.7 C and today I've picked my first wild strawberries of the season.--Bobbing up 09:17, 26 April 2008 (EDT)

Condolences[edit]

You have mine heart-felt sympathies over your recent demotion. CЯacke® 19:05, 3 May 2008 (EDT)

Thanks Cracker. I'm slowly moving back into the world of RationalWiki". :-) --Bobbing up 19:57, 3 May 2008 (EDT)
Nice to have you and your well-considered advice back around. humanUser talk:Human 22:28, 3 May 2008 (EDT)


I don't think you appreciate chaos (note lowercase c)[edit]

:P 17:44, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

My suggestion was that chaos should be calmed down. In other words become less chaotic. I am playing Dorian Hawkmoon to your Elric.--Bobbing up 17:51, 27 June 2008 (EDT)
I don't know who those people are.
Moorcock heroes. Elric was sort of on the side of Chaos.--Bobbing up 02:36, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Elric[edit]

See you're a Moorcock fan! SusanG  ContribsTalk 19:25, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

In my youth.  :-) --Bobbing up 02:35, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Ping![edit]

Ping!
Marty 22:50, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

Atheism Wiki[edit]

Would you like to be a sysop on Atheism Wiki? Proxima Centauri 05:22, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Thanks for thinking of me. I know that I've made a few edits there from time to time, but I don't really think that I can commit too much time to the project. I do think the idea of an explicitly atheist wiki is a good idea though if you could get it off the ground. On the other hand - what would there be to go Headless Chicken over?  :-) Anyway, I wish you luck, but - as I said - I can't really commit to it.--Bobbing up 05:30, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
What a good idea! Let's hope Atheism Wiki keeps most irrational atheist ramblings out of Rational Wiki. :-) (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 06:33, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Actually I've been thinking of creating NomaWiki, ModerateChristianWiki, and DeistWiki in order to reduce both irrationality and conflict. :-)  :-) As a further conflict-reduction measure perhaps LibertarianismWiki should be created.--Bobbing up 06:42, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
What about ConservaWiki or FundyWiki or RightestWingWiki? Instead of opposing Andy, let's fight with his own defensive weapons of wikis! Let's make a Wiki that makes CP look a leftist, liberal wiki: Andy would not recover from that blow. (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 07:19, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
You mean somewhere to the right of Metapedia? A challenge indeed! Or were you thinking more creationist-friendly? But CreationWiki is there. I rather think the market is already full. :-( --Bobbing up 07:49, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
If you seriously want to do this the Uncyclopedia article on Conservapedia should give you inspiration. Proxima Centauri 07:41, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Wow. I should visit Uncyclopedia more often. (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 07:44, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I quite liked that article.--Bobbing up 07:54, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Thanks for making me a sysop here. Wikia wants to know if there’s a consensus over who would like to be an admin at 'Atheism Wiki. There's no pressure on you. You've been nice to me so I thought I'd give you time to consider. Atheism Wiki needs to be patrolled about once a day. It may need more when there's vandalism. Vandalism isn't bad there. Proxima Centauri 03:06, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

Eh, 'twas not Mr. Bob, 'twas I. Not that it matters. ħumanUser talk:Human
Yes, I no longer possess such powerz. It was that human Being. As for your other question - thanks again, but not at the moment.--Bobbing up 05:10, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

Gibson[edit]

(moved here 'cause it seems a little unfair to clutter Jelly's page

Amazon:
Spook Country by William Gibson (Paperback - 31 Jul 2008)
Buy new: £7.99 £3.99
You save: £4.00 (50%)
Available for pre-order
SusanG  ContribsTalk 12:00, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Good idea on the move. Yes, I may send some cash their way. .-) Thanks. What do you think about Roger Zelazny and Jack Vance?--Bobbing up 12:07, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Loved Amber (almost cried when he died) Love Vance: he's got a beautiful way with words - a whole dialect of his own - you can spot a Vance quote at 100 yards. A lot of the entries in Science fiction are mine. I like most and love a lot. Don't like many films/TV though. SusanG  ContribsTalk 12:20, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
In that case we have very similar tastes. I had literally hundreds of books before I moved to Spain and it broke my heart when I got rid of them. Unlike you though I've got no problems with media SF. It's quite a different thing, but I'm quite into it. (I've never contributed to the SF articles here because I've never quite seen the relevance to RW.)--Bobbing up 12:32, 28 June 2008 (EDT)


Box full of oranges[edit]

Nice your orange gift to Susan, but here is just an orange box for you, in case you feel bad or sad about something. (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 10:53, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

That's most kind of you. I've sent one back.--Bobbing up 11:11, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

Public education[edit]

I hath initiated the article public education (which I'm surprised we already didn't have). I feel it has serious potential, as it touches upon so many aspects of our mission (which may not be readily apparent, given its magnificently cruddy form at the moment). Being a teacher yourself, I would greatly appreciate any input you have to offer. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 06:36, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

I approve this message. 06:38, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
And I'm not even a xylophone! 06:38, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
Are you sure? --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 06:55, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
Mmmm. Yeah, verily I shall take a look. But public education doesn't really have a lot to do with what I do. :-) --Bobbing up 07:31, 2 July 2008 (EDT)


Check copyright[edit]

Bob, you might like (or not, I dunno) to go to the site JM's lifted from [1] & see if it's a copy vio (it's all in furrin & I can't read it). It looks to me as if they're artist's/photographer's original works & would probably be copyright - not 'Fair Use' at all. SusanG  ContribsTalk 15:25, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

It's a photography competition for doctors (amateur photographers) at a hospital in Tenerife. That was the winner for 2006 it seems - it's rather good. There is no specific copyright note on the page - but my understanding is that everything is covered unless it says it's not? Is that what you were asking?--Bobbing up 15:34, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
More or less, some sites give permission though. Wonder if they'd like to know where it was being used? SusanG  ContribsTalk 15:46, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
A hobbyist site for a hospital? They might well be flattered! But do you think I should drop them a line just in case? There is an e-mail.--Bobbing up 15:56, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
I've got a boilerplate that I use:
An image on your website has been copied* and published* on the internet at Conservapedia.com a rght wing fundamentalist Christian website. Justification is claimed on the first of these web pages. A procedure is laid out at (http://www.conservapedia.com/DMCA_Agent) for objecting to this usage, but I would suggest that the 'legalese' of this document is spuriouas and a mere email to: aschlafly@aol.com (with "copyright" and "Conservapedia" in the subject line) should be enough in law to satisfy objection. Regards

(The asterisks refer to http addresses below)

SusanG  ContribsTalk 16:07, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

I'll give it a shot tomorrow. I'm not sure of my ability to write in Spanish in that register though.  :-) --Bobbing up 16:19, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

and - spuriouas ??--Bobbing up 16:20, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
Heh! Write English (& better than mine!) these furriners all know it better that wot we do. SusanG  ContribsTalk 16:23, 4 July 2008 (EDT)