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Pull up a goat and have a cuppa! SusanHelp I'm being haunted by TK 11:55, 7 January 2008 (EST)

Rules!

"Witnessed CP, made a few edits here and there...but so far, I perfer it here. Much better company." Right - can we have a writing plan and so far you're 1:0 on editing so another 8 edits & you can use a talk page. :-) SusanHelp I'm being haunted by TK 12:23, 7 January 2008 (EST)

• Well, thinking about making some video-game related stuff, maybe some on my favorite authors. Other than that...just seeing which direction the wind blows. CodyH 2154 7 January 2008 (BST)
Hi Cody. You are most welcome. :-) You might want to read up on RationalWiki:Project Whitewash/What is a RationalWiki article before you get too carried away though as articles not on topic tend to get moved to our fun space. Hope you enjoy your time here. --Bobbing up 14:17, 7 January 2008 (EST)
So, maybe now wouldn't be a good time to mention I used to own two pet goats? CodyH 2154 7 January 2008 (BST)
For strange and historic reasons goats are always a good topic at RW - just don't say that you killed and ate them. That would disturb people.--Bobbing up 14:24, 7 January 2008 (EST)
Yeah. For some reason, pet goats don't seem to taste as good.14:25, 7 January 2008 (EST) CЯacke® PS> Since we're having a party here I brought balloons.
Actually, we gave them to an old friend when we sold the first house. Not enough room at the new place, and all. I still think they're alive and kicking, in the literal sense. One last thing, where can I get a list of the sidebar boxes for the user page? CodyH 2240 7 January 2008 (BST)

Yes, no prob. go RationalWiki:Userboxes and click about. --Bobbing up 15:08, 7 January 2008 (EST)

Step--away--from--the goats. Please, for the love of Asclepeus!--PalMD-Mmmm...Brains! 15:35, 7 January 2008 (EST)

Hey, doctor. Don't be a Hippocrates on us, alright? CodyH 2352 7 January 2008 (BST)

Please be careful "over there". It's not like we have so many RWians that we can afford to lose 'em. And thanks for serving.--PalMD-Mmmm...Brains! 16:01, 7 January 2008 (EST)

Hello!

Well, you've been here for over a year and I've never seen you around—hello Cody! I hope you've been enjoying your time here! Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:45, 11 March 2009 (EDT)

That I have! it brings a fairly balanced look at a world completely out of balance. With work, re-deploying back to the States, and my new job [still in the Army], i've been fairly busy. -- CodyH 06:37 12 March 2009 (CST)
Well nice to see you back, even if the last time you edit here was before I joined, once a ratwikian always a ratwikian. - User ${\displaystyle \pi }$ 07:46, 12 March 2009 (EDT)

yreposys daM

My condolences on joining the ranks of janitors, CodyH. That's right—you are now a sysop!

You have been demoted because you meet the following criteria: (1) You have a pulse. (2) You are not a vandal. (3) You are a vandal, but do not have a pulse.

(One of those is not like the other...)

Here is your bucket, mop, and instruction manual. Try not to let the awesome POWERZ go to your head now! : ) Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 14:58, 12 March 2009 (EDT)

Since my job takes precedence, and I may not be on as much as I like, I will try to give advanced warning when I will be off the interwebs for any extended period of time. Until then...

FEAR THE MOP AND BUCKET!! FEARRRR!

...ahem...I mean, thank you. User:CodyH 17:55 12 March 2009 (CST)

UA2

 Dude! Do I not totally rock in Ultimate Alliance 2?!?!?!?!?! -- Deadpool You can say it with a P, but try it with a C. Just don't use an F.

Oh, little yellow boxes. What fun we shall have! -- CodyH 17:32, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Dragon Age: Origins

Have you decided whether to get it or not? --Edgerunner76Your views are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter 16:07, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Most likely. I'm going to have a Christmas gaming splurge [ I pre-ordered MW2, and i'm going to get DA:O, ME2, AC2, and others] to whet my appetite for 2010 [Metroid: other M, Castlevania, Metal Gear Rising, Dead Rising 2, Enslaved, Crackdown 2, Bioshock 2] when i'm deployed. Oh, to be a gamer in these years...we've come a long way from Duck Hunt, that's for certain. -- CodyH 17:54, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I've noticed you online a good bit lately. Though I haven't been paying attention to what you've been playing. My guess is MW2. What do you think of it? I'm not much of an FPS person, but I'm kinda sorta a little interested in MW2. Did you get AC2? That's been taking up my time lately. It's great. Far superior to AC. --Edgerunner76Your views are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter 14:39, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Not yet, but I did get Dragon Age. Good game, but i've been spending time on MW2, yes. Also, I've heard it was an improvement. I may have to pick up a copy. -- CodyH 00:50, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
Improvement is the best way to describe it. Everything that needed improvement from AC has been improved or fixed for AC2. All the things that worked in AC have been kept. --Edgerunner76Your views are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter 17:33, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Since I've been gone...

I've been re-deployed recently, and now I am stationed in Southern Iraq. We'll be assuming the leadership role from the 34th I.D. here, making the 1st Infantry Division the head of USD-South for the year. If I don't update for a while, this is my reason. I already have some stuff up on the 1ID Facebook page, if anyone wishes to peruse. Wish me luck, and here's to coming back in one fully functional piece. -- CodyH (talk) 22:40, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Hey, man. Good luck to you. A friend of mine just got back from Baghdad after a year's tour, and another friend just left for a 4 month stint. Aboriginal Noise What the ... 23:02, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

CP

Why are you creating the same articles here and at CP? Tweetylet's have buttsecks 16:08, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

The CP version is dead already, unlucky Tweetylet's have buttsecks 16:15, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Reasons

I admit i'm the person who created the Autotune page. Though it seems random, there is a method to the madness. For a while, Andy's pet project here had me laughing, but after a while I began to wonder: what if there was a way to measure, objectively, the ability of an individual or group to accept new ideas. Of course, being an editor at both sites led me to personally believe that RW is more open about outside ideas than CP, but I had to test to make sure.

I thought about it for a while, then decided to test the reactions between the two sites using a method I already employed once before: dual sites. I chose the Autotune software mainly because I've been on a 'Symphony of Science' hook for a while, and the software's impact on the main stream culture, especially pertaining to music and memes. So, using what information I could find, I created an article that:

1) Provided adequate, neutral POV links. 2) Didn't hold any political/idealogical motive. 3) Was on a universal topic that is instantly recognizable.

I did the research, wrote the article and posted it on both sites to gauge the reaction of each site. I did this about 1900 last night, and hoped that the time difference would allow the site some views during the day back in the States. I woke up, did what was needed of my mission, then logged back in to review each's reaction.

Rationalwiki: A review for deletion has been placed on the article, mainly because it doesn't match the site's mission statement. The talk page reveals that it is thought to be a hoax, as in the 'Khalufid's Fork' mentioned by Totnesmartin.

Conservapedia: Burned by DouglasA. Reason: 'Creation of troublemaker/troll/liar'. I have been summarily blocked, as well, as shown Here and Here, at 12:08, 15th of April for 'being a member of a vandal site'.

To ensure this wasn't a fluke, I went back to an earlier page I made for the SchlaflyBrewery. Though not deleted, it clearly shows that Rationalwiki has interacted more with the page, as compared to a cleaning by WesleyS and a revert by Andy on Conservapedia's page.

At this time, I have come to these conclusions:

1) Though Rationalwiki scans its articles with concern to furthering its mission statement, it's reaction to new articles is more measured and calculated than that of Conservapedia. Articles here are placed under scrutiny and discussion pending their removal, while at CP the article is removed without discussion or notification.

2) Articles posted to this site are judged on their content, while at CP the author's affiliations are the primary motivation for removal, regardless of impact or knowledge gained. Here my article has been discussed. At CP, however, my membership to a 'vandal site' was all that was needed to delete the page, regardless of the information on the page.

3) Authors are given a chance to explain their actions on Rationalwiki. This post will be placed on the talk page as well as here, of course. However, I doubt Andy will even know what happened to the page unless DouglasA goes to ask for a Gold Star.

4) When pages are kept, Rationalwiki has a larger hand in their improvement than what is present at CP. Unless one of the CP Cabal works on a pet page [Abortion, Atheism, etc.] pages are rarely worked on. The Editor that cleaned my Brewery page on CP has been blocked for a while now, which leads me to doubt that any other edits will be made to the other articles unless Andy directs his troops to do so.

In closing, this was mostly a confirmation on my part. I know that i'm preaching to the choir when it comes to CP's bias, but with this personal study as to the effects of the pages for each site, I think i've found a personal as well as objective conclusion: Rationalwiki, in terms of outside ideas and users, is more openminded than Conservapedia. As shown above, this is not leaning towards any political or idealogical basis but towards acceptance.

I would post this on CP as well, but I don't want to out a sock just yet. Draw what conclusions you want as you will. Also, to Tweety, i'll have to say no thanks. I don't think you're my type. -- CodyH (talk) 08:21, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Actually, WesleyS would not have touched the Schlafly Brewing page at CP had he not written an article on Thomas Schlafly here. Aboriginal Noise What the ... 10:38, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Interesting. I don't remember WesleyS well, but I thought it was genuine intererst that lead to the edits. Eh, if anything that further clarifies the difference between RW and CP in terms of users involved in page creation. -- CodyH (talk) 11:00, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Incidentally the CP:Schlafly_Brewery article has been deleted and recreated by everyone's favourite arsehole. Jack Hughes (talk) 11:44, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Let the child do as he pleases. His sandbox continues to fill with cat turds, and soon he'll track one into Andy's house and get banned. -- CodyH (talk) 12:57, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Actually, the edits were of genuine interest. I really really would like to try some Schlafly beer, but they don't sell it here. Aboriginal Noise What the ... 13:27, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
It's pretty good, actually. Our Class 6 on post carried it, and it was widely available in KC. Pretty good, well balanced. A bit more punch than a Becks, but it doesn't try aggravated assault on your tastebuds like most beers i've drank. And I can't find any of the Baracktoberfest or Palin Ale, or even the Inagurale. -- CodyH (talk) 14:18, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Soldier Fitness

I just remembered something which I have on my user page here and may be of some assistance. It's called A Humanist Creed and I got it from The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

I believe in the real world and in people.
I believe in beauty and in the beauty of truth.
I believe in separating myth from reality.
I believe that people can solve their problems by using imagination and common sense applied with courage and by following basic moral principles.
I want to make peace, democracy, and well-being in the world while respecting the freedom of people everywhere.
All my life I want to learn and develop, and to enrich the lives of other people.
I want to feel the joy of life.

You may find other resources on that site. Such as Science of Ethics: A User's Guide for Modern Humans. ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 10:27, 28 September 2010 (UTC)