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Future.gif As an "elected" janitorial oligarch Moderator on RationalWiki: I pledge to only rename users if they ask for it, or have unfunny usernames.
I furthermore pledge that if I do something wrong, it can't be me, because if the moderator does it, it is not a crime. I promise to do my job to the best of my ability.

This beautiful troll enjoys your attention you're giving it.
This user enjoys a troll-free talk page. Do not respond. Revert away (optionally rev-delete or collapse), unless the comment is amusing. Is corn grass?[1]

I never agreed with everything Sam Harris said, and now he's certainly not "my buddy"[edit]

Lol Oxyaena Harass 14:35, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

:A salon article... that should already say it all... --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 21:35, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Ah yes, the genetic fallacy. How quaint. Oxyaena Harass 21:51, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Alas, upon reading it I see that he's become a Mikey-like racialist. I stand thoroughly corrected; I guess I misjudged you. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 20:42, 8 January 2021 (UTC)


I notice that you reverted my edit on the Elon Musk article. I was actually trying my best to be constructive, as his transphobia accusations are very real, and have even been mentioned in his Wikipedia articleWikipedia. Surely if that's the case, it's worth mentioning here, too? Catgrrl37-0 (talk) 20:40, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

@Catgrrl37-0 Alright, I've just added a similar subsection that uses the same example and source you provided (albeit with MLA formatting), but with a deeper analysis of his transphobia that includes a second quote that is even more damning, and another source. Happy? --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 21:16, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes Catgrrl37-0 (talk) 07:30, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Sievert 81[edit]

I agree in principle to your infinite kickbanning of this problem user and non-trusworthy troll. As much as I abhor bringing this issue up to the mob, in the interest of the greater community I think you should bring this up for a vote in the mod board and propose an infinite ban, rather than unilaterally doing an infinite ban all your own. I don't think you will lack support for your proposal given Sievert 81's previous abuses of the wiki. Cheers —cosmikdebris talk stalk 04:11, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Kay. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 04:21, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
The reason why I did it unilaterally was because of the obvious pattern of vandalism (the "52%ofNs") that I'd seen other socks vandalize some other pages with, including this very talk page. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 17:55, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Right-libertarian brigade's drama leaked onto my talkpage[edit]


I have opened a discussion, which you may in interested in, on RationalWiki_talk:Community_Standards#Revisiting_the_Sysoping_rules. Feel free to comment. Judge Dredd (talk) 12:45, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Gingerbread monolith[edit]

Is that thing real? The weird monoliths have been so far mostly amusing, but that one's fucking awesome! Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 20:55, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Apparently so. I agree, it is; that's why I added in a picture. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 20:57, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

You don't agree?[edit]

I wrote something on the mod talk page that you felt obliged to disassociate yourself from in the discussion about nobs in the coop. If it is no matter then ignore this message. If you want to question me about some ideas, even out of boredom, please do so. Use my talk page if you prefer.Ariel31459 (talk) 05:22, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

@Ariel31459 Eh, it doesn't really matter. I don't hold it personally against you. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 05:25, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Good. I was hoping we would get along. Ariel31459 (talk) 05:31, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Renaming rights[edit]

So, I've seen you (and various other users) rename trolls and their ilk quite a few times. I was wondering: How do I acquire this incredible power? Twodots (talk) 00:01, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

You need to be a mod or a tech. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 01:29, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah. Well, I'm probably not going to be elected as a mod anytime soon. At least not democratically... Twodots (talk) 01:40, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

I’m sorry for my previous trolling and edits.[edit]

I’ve been pulled back to reality after 1/6. I now see that Conservapedia is truly a hate site, and while Rationalwiki may disagree with my political beliefs, it’s a lot better than the shitshow that is CP. No more trolling, only constructive edits. (also the COVID crap in the bar from a few weeks ago labeled “shit from Sievert” was not me, it was likely  K e n  D o l l ) Sievert 81 (talk) 07:49, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

It's okay. I have conservative family members who've been there when it comes to the 1-6 thing. It just sounded a lot like something the old you would write. It could've also been an alt of nobs, as it was also not far from his writing style... --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 19:28, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Why'd you block the BoN?[edit]

They've made nothing but constructive edits... Twodots (talk) 02:23, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Do large talk pages cause a problem[edit]

Hey CircularReasoning, Is there an actual problem with large talk pages and archives? Simple text is so small by modern standards of disk space, I would not think they are dangerous. RationalWiki is pretty much the closest I let myself come to social media. I really enjoy being relaxed and light-hearted here, free from the confining strictures of wikipedia, and I believed the only issues would be philosophical, requiring those who think I am a nut-job to have to ignore me, but please let me know I am causing space trouble with all my musings! --Bertrc (talk) 21:52, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

@Bertrc It's not that I think it wastes space as in bytes; I meant that archiving keeps talkpages tidy so you don't have to scroll through 35+ threads to see the most recent on talkpages. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 22:32, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks. --Bertrc (talk) 19:50, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Can you fix my contributions?[edit]

Can you oversight the edit summary’s on the edits I made where I reverted Mr Poots vandalism? It’s screwing up the way my contributions page is displayed with the diamond character things. Sievert 81 (talk) 04:07, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

@Sievert 81 Done. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 04:11, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Sievert 81 (talk) 04:12, 17 January 2021 (UTC)


What was the reason you said my edition was "editorializing". I was just writing about a common criticism, with four different sources, and I even called it poisoning the well. GeeJayK (talk) 07:56, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Quick q[edit]

Hi I’m half asleep bc I took mirtazapine and drink a lot to forget the inauguration. so sorry if this is weird. if it is pls delete. But just quick q, r u opposed to ancom ideas inherently, or just the way they’re sometimes promoted on here? if ideology itself, what r your problems wi th it? I mean obviously I’m arguably some form of ancom mysrlf (or at least im an anti capitalist anarchist the “com” part i can take it or leave it) bt I’m not mad or what’ve m just curius to hear thoughts thanks! lov u your cool 11:17, 19 January 2021 (UTC) A S E L A និយាយ 11:18, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Asela As one of those antitheistic centrist liberals Oxy hates more than the alt-right, I just think that it (and communism in general) is a good idea in principle, but not in practice. Another main thing I don't like is many of its promoters' (while I agree that they are us liberal's allies in the fight against the far-right) strange obsession with considerably less dangerous "enemies" like those oh-so-evil liberals, centrists, rationalists, and pretty much everyone else on the left who is not extremely far-left. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 19:24, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
sorry for this nonsense poorly typed question lmao. That’s fair enough I obvs disagree about some things but not enough to push thru this agonising hangover to debate lmao A S E L A និយាយ 05:58, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


thanks for that small edit on my example for the whataboutism article. it really made it more clear ^-^ Autumncheney (talk) 04:49, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

@Autumncheney You're welcome! (And just for future reference, add new talkpage threads at the bottom, using the "add section" button.) --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 04:56, 22 January 2021 (UTC)


I just came here to remind you that that actually wasn't a Poot sockpuppet. I created that account in order to see if the edit filter enforcing the proposed alphanumeric username policy was enabled, for some reason. JJP...MASTER![talk to] JJP... master? 02:59, 23 January 2021 (UTC)