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I didn't change anything you edited. All I did was add a warning label to the website. Aurelius (talk)23 February 2016 (EST)

You've been nominated as moderator[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 19:55, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, @FuzzyCatPotato. I appreciate your support. Bongolian (talk) 04:45, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Voting Booth Notice[edit]

I was thinking something to this effect:

"Please note that RationalWiki does not have a secret ballot system. If election fraud is suspected by election officials, ballots are open to forensic examination."

Sound good? RoninMacbeth (talk) 01:37, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

It looks reasonable to me. How about you, @FuzzyCatPotato? Bongolian (talk) 01:50, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
I'd say it's pretty reasonable. 𝔊𝔬𝔞𝔱-𝔈𝔪𝔭𝔢𝔯𝔬𝔯 𝔅𝔦𝔤𝔰 (𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔡𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔡𝔬𝔪/𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔪𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔰) 17:28, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Complimentary hug[edit]

Thanks for endorsing me! Th hug.gif-(Ir)RationalWikian (talk) 22:18, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome, @DiamondDisc1! Bongolian (talk) 22:35, 26 December 2017 (UTC)


so is it possible to upload people's photos from their social media like twitter or facebook? Dr. Witt (talk) 18:15, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

this photo is a still from a bbc video File:Mikemikev BBC.png do you know what the fair use for this would be?Dr. Witt (talk) 18:22, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
In general, the photos could be but you need to 1) use the fair use template when you upload the image 2) specify where them image came from 3) include your user name in the upload template 4) Give a rationale for why it's fair use (low resolution, no other alternative, etc.). Bongolian (talk) 18:24, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Election Hacking[edit]

Look, if J. Zoia does attempt to hack the election (which I'm less sure of every day), we can still counter it. I don't think we should worry too much because, if someone really obvious does win, we can just open the ballots up. I did place that notice on the voting booth, so that's in place as well. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:02, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I realize that. Thank you for doing that, @RoninMacbeth. It's just that what has happened so far is suspiciously similar so far to what happened last year. Bongolian (talk) 19:24, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Well hey, at least Avenger isn't here this time. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:26, 2 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to help expanding most of the Latin American articles starting with Costa Rica, but I'm unsure if my grammar is good enough. I wonder if there is some way to check the grammar before or ask the articles to be reviewed once the expanding is done. --TV Guy (talk) 00:05, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

@TV Guy you could copy the article content into a page in your userspace, e.g. User:TV Guy/Costa Rica or just User:TV Guy/sandbox, make your changes and then they can be copied back if everything looks good. —Kazitor, pending 00:10, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Start with one, then let me know when you're done and I'll read it over, @TV Guy @Kazitor. Bongolian (talk) 00:35, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Perfect, I'll do it that way. Hope is not too much work because probably will have a considerable lenght. --TV Guy (talk) 01:30, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, for know if you can check the grammar (and format if necessary) on User:TV Guy/Pink Tide and User:TV Guy/New Acropolis I'll be very thankful. --TV Guy (talk) 08:58, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
I have now edited and moved both of these pages (Pink Tide and New Acropolis) to mainspace. Great work on your part, @TV Guy! Bongolian (talk) 05:01, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I really liked RW a lot, I hope I can contribute more. --TV Guy (talk) 05:29, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

RW Mentions[edit]

Does that really count as a "popular source"? Listing some Quora answer seems to me like listing a random Reddit comment.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 07:50, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm not really committed to keeping it, but what then defines "popular source", @Krej? Bongolian (talk) 08:06, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
I have no idea what the intention was of the person who created that section, but I interpret it as reasonably popular blogs or websites, as opposed to just comments (which is, I guess, what that particular answer on Quora is).--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 08:13, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
I've undone my edit. Not a big deal, @Krej. Bongolian (talk) 08:19, 16 January 2018 (UTC)