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Paleolibertarian Page[edit]

The Paleolibertarian page includes quotes and descriptions from a Paleoconservative. The article needs to be updated with actual Paleolibertarian quotes and descriptions. As of right now neither Paleolibertarian, Paleoconservative, Libertarian, or even Paleo is mentioned once on Phyllis Schlafly's page. — Unsigned, by: / talk

Accidentally blanked a page, and luckily you fixed it![edit]

Hi, I've posted this on technical support and the mod talk page, so this might be overkill; but I'm new to wiki and rationalwiki and had no idea intention of screwing over the page and have no idea what I was doing. Is there anyway I can have my IP hidden? I won't be doing anything ever like it again and I'll stay away from the site once it's resolve as the situation has really scared me. Again, I had no idea what I was doing and I'm really sorry. It happened at this page Thank you! and I'm really sorry! — Unsigned, by: Flaberjake / talk / contribs

it was weird though(balderdash)[edit]

It accurately described a real thing that exists, but wasn't a copy from elsewhere, and was wikified. Someone typed that by hand. Cited real sources, not spam pages. What was that? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 23:13, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

What's wrong with McToon?[edit]

I'm not sure why his havilng only 200 views is all that relevant, he's still a prominent activist and has so far provenn 4 Flat Earthers wrong. I mean, he does it right in front of their faces with his Coffee series. You can't say he hasn't dsone his part. He's a smart guy and I'd say he deserves a page here. I can re-write the page without the image if you think it's copyrighted. Smokinwheat (talk) 00:58, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

No one cares. Cosmikdebris (talk) 03:19, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Why did you delete my edits?[edit]

Cosmikdebris, please tell me why did you delete my edits? What did I do wrong? What's wrong with my edits? If you don't tell right on time, I may undo the deletes that you made base on my editsCoolguy10038 (talk) 23:36, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@Coolguy10038 The option-choose code you put in there doesn't appear to be valid wiki markup. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:03, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
@Cosmikdebris I was using the same code that is put on Conservapedia ,where the article CHOOSES one the quotes that is added to the article.

It turned out to be fine, it just that I had to fix. Look here:

But if you do not want the option-code to be added on the article I was editing(even though i fixed it so it can look perfect),that's fine ,maybe I could add extra quotes instead on this article(like I did to the other articles). Coolguy10038 (talk) 21:22, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Coolguy10038 I see by looking at Special:Version that the RandomSelection extension is indeed enabled here. I've never seen it used before, which alarmed me when I saw it in your edit.
I'm nor particularly opposed to its use as you propose on that page, though. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 21:54, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Legal FAQ[edit]

I know they were trolling and the ban is basically justified either way, but in general, I think a permaban for legal threats is only warranted if they literally threaten to sue(they didn't) or they are trying to use the implicit threat of legal action to dictate wiki content(they didn't). Again, I'm okay with the ban on the grounds that they were never going to contribute anything useful, but don't overdo it with bans where the reason given is the legal faq.

There's no specific policy, but I thought the idea of such bans was we want to route legal requests to the appropriate entities, namely the rationalwiki board, and not have regular editors try and mediate the law, a task most of us are not equipped to do. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:59, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ikanreed Point well taken. I'll try and be more graceful with the banhammer and choose the reason appropriately. Cosmikdebris (talk) 20:02, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, and I'll try not to nitpick so much when it's entirely justified anyways. (I'll fail, I'm an awful pedant at heart) ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:11, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Ikanreed It's a good thing we can rely on others to police our use of the sysop tools. I'm always learning something new. Cosmikdebris (talk) 22:08, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Delete comments all you want[edit]

It's still the truth. 2A02:1810:4D34:DC00:B5DF:7DC1:C41:AA5 (talk) 00:15, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Sure. Thanks for the one liners, they really contribute positively to the conversation. Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:28, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Calling people shouting their conspirational groupthink a conversation seems a tad charitable. But I'm the bad guy for pointing out the insanity. This is Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim level nuts. 2A02:1810:4D34:DC00:B5DF:7DC1:C41:AA5 (talk) 00:36, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, this place does tend to the left quite a bit, but inserting random one liners on the pages doesn't do any good. Why not engage these people in reasonable discourse instead of dismissing the whole group as "nuts"? Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:41, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

possible ban evader[edit]

I just banned User:Endless_pestilence for pi days for wandalism, but then noticed User:Oversensitive_manlady had wandalized the same page, Episcopal Church, and you had banned him for ban evasion, so it's possible this is the same guy again. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 04:06, 5 July 2019 (UTC)


You have ninja rights, use it. Oxyaena Harass 03:53, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Improving Draft:Bobby Henderson[edit]

Hi Cosmikdebris. I created Draft:Bobby Henderson as a good faith editor wanting to improve this site. I'm kind of new to this site, so let me know how I can write a better article. I want to improve Bobby Henderson to full article status and write some other FSM-related articles. Where do I get started? Monotremic (talk) 18:00, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. Sorry if I had made any newbie mistakes. Hope you guys aren't like Wikipedia, which bites newbies like crazy. I'll be sure to get settled in first. Monotremic (talk) 18:03, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
@Monotremic Hi, I appreciate your efforts. The draft namespace was just created a year or so ago and is used as a place to start new articles and refine them so the wiki's main space is not cluttered up with tiny stubs. There are lots of good references on this site that should help you out. Check the welcome message I put on your user talk page for more details. Also, my editor's guide might be helpful. Cosmikdebris (talk) 18:05, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
@Cosmikdebris Cool. I'm pretty experienced with Wikipedia, so I guess this should be a smooth transition. Monotremic (talk) 18:08, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Board of trustees nomination[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. Bongolian (talk) 05:05, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Another "why'd you delete my edits" question[edit]

What did I do wrong? Does not count as a conspiracy theory? Does it not count as a webshite? Or did I just get the wiki syntax wrong somehow? @Cosmikdebris Pyro (talk) 21:50, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

@Pyro does qualify as a conspiracy site. But I noticed that the website domain expired and is a dead link now. If they manage to pay their hosting bill, we can add them back to the list. Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:49, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. I probably should've looked at the actual site. I just remembered it from after viewing it way back when. Pyro (talk) 21:50, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Some good Mario svgs here[edit]

This one is an svg and those who do work with svg can use this as a base, though they probably have to screw around with the eyebrows and mouth a bit before they can get a result. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 23:10, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Board election[edit]

Since you are one of the people that accepted their nomination to the 2019 RationalMedia board of trustees election, you should go to the campaigning page and post your best propaganda post-haste. Good luck! — Dysk (contribs) 12:16, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Answers in Genesis[edit]

Hello, I hope I am doing this correctly. You last edited the section "Hatred of other religions" under Answers in Genesis.

Missing from this discussion is that Ken Ham/AiG is also at war with most of Christianity.

I've compiled a table of major Christian figures denounced by Ham/AiG and posted it on my website.

Any interest or opposition to adding something to reference this?

I'm trying to peel off some of their support by showing just how anomalous they really are, that even among their "base" they are outliers. — Unsigned, by: Sjwilling / talk / contribs

@Sjwilling I think you've done an excellent job documenting this topic. We could either add a reference to your page, or, with your permission, incorporate your research into the Answers in Genesis page itself. If you would like to do this, feel free to do so. If you aren't comfortable with how markup works on RationalWiki, let me know. Cosmikdebris (talk) 16:12, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

I inserted one paragraph with a link, and had to insert a phrase in the closing sentence to make it consistent. Please see if this is OK.Sjwilling (talk) 17:27, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Troll complaining about being blocked for trolling.[edit]

Is the original account that's blocked prevented from editting their own talk page? Because that's the usual way to appeal, which is what they seem to be trying to do. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:43, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I left the permission to edit their talk page intact. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 16:46, 25 July 2019 (UTC)