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Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:10, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

*opens secret cow level*[edit]

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Message from the RationalWiki Ministry of Demotion and Personal Impediment[edit]

Dear CowHouse,

We regret to inform you that you have been demoted to the rank of sysop. You are requested to report to a bureaucrat at your nearest possible convenience, to be haz it been given a mop and bucket for the purposes of cleaning up the mess around here. No questions are allowed. If you have any further questions, (further questions are permissible) please refer to the enclosed pamphlet So you are now a sysop. At your leisure, please go to the dungeon Room 202 to see the reward mops and hammers you can work towards having! Hipocrite (talk) 15:02, 7 June 2017 (UTC)


Why do you reject the accurate information about Anne Applebaum and her long and extensively documented neoconservative, warmongering, especially as applied to Russia? There is a lot of material on this. --Tea Sagan (talk) 02:48, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Would you please say if you are are someone in charger here? You do not answer me for several months, what should I do?--Tea Sagan (talk) 03:10, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm not really sure what you mean by "in charge". I'm a sysop so I have the ability to protect pages, if that's what you mean. I left a message on your talk page on September 11 saying what you should do. CowHouse (talk) 03:25, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
I can wait, and will. Life is short. See you later with some pals.--Tea Sagan (talk) 03:39, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
So your plan is to come back in a week (with other people) and vandalise the Jimmy Dore page again? CowHouse (talk) 03:42, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
He's not gonna stop, Just block him already. Jaydogg1994 (talk) 07:35, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Your reverts to Donald Trump[edit]

Hello, CowHouse.

I wonder why are you reverting edits made by me?[1]

Go and refer to Bongolian (talk · contribs · block  · rights  · rename) , where he allowed to add the Luddite reference into the article.

Cheers. -- Bryan See (talk) 15:29, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

My reverts weren't really about the luddite reference. I reverted because I didn't think it was relevant to mention a supposed prophecy about him. CowHouse (talk) 15:34, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Also, I didn't "allow" anything, @Bryan See. That was my opinion, which in fact was the opposite: Trump is arguably not a Luddite. Bongolian (talk) 06:47, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
He does have some distrust of computers, digital technology and other forms of modern technology (including ones developed from science). Isn't that Luddism? -- Bryan See (talk) 08:33, 29 September 2017 (UTC)


Thank you for cleaning up the article. It was horrid, but I didn't have the stomach (and time) to do it myself.--ZooGuard (talk) 10:22, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome. CowHouse (talk) 07:47, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Awesome Award[edit]

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Awesome Award



Reason: being awesome

Thanks for consistent high quality edits! —ClickerClock (talk) 12:25, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! CowHouse (talk) 01:49, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hotcat exists[edit]

See the Wikipedia article on Wikipedia:HotCat. —ClickerClock (talk) 08:22, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

That paragraph on Cenk Uygur was, indeed, irrelevant. I tried to edit in some qualifying language when I really felt it merited deletion -- but it seems here that had I deleted that entire paragraph, as you finally did, that can be cause for discipline or the start of what they call edit wars. Intellectual quality isn't in total evidence here. In any event, I support your deletion and had wanted to do it myself. But feared the promiscuous banning and this thing called "binning" I observed when I occasionally pop in here.--Tea Sagan (talk) 00:45, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Tea Sagan I'm glad you're being cautious. It's safe to raise the topic at the talk page if you think a paragraph should be removed. That way you won't risk getting disciplined. If you remove paragraphs then you should:
(a) Be prepared for your edit to be reverted,
(b) If it gets reverted, justify your edit in the talk page instead of reverting back (edit warring), and
(c) Always include an edit summary so it's clear you're not just vandalising, and make sure you have a good reason.
The Uygur paragraph may still get reverted back but if that happens I'll back you up in the talk page. CowHouse (talk) 01:00, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
" It's safe to raise the topic at the talk page if you think a paragraph should be removed." Not that I've seen. For one thing, an account I almost always disagree with, did that, waited a good amount time, made the reversion, and got this "chicken coop" thing done to him/her. Further, I see no intellectual quality attached to defense of edits and so-called "warring." That's why I so seldom participate here and have reduced by some 80% my citations to this site compared with, say, 7-10 years ago.--Tea Sagan (talk) 01:59, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Tea Sagan Raising the topic at the talk page in itself will not result in disciplinary action. Can you tell me who you're talking about and provide some links? "Further, I see no intellectual quality attached to defense of edits and so-called "warring."" What do you mean by this? CowHouse (talk) 02:19, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
I'll leave your centrist-Democrat POV alone where I lack time or interest to provide hard data in support of truth as I know it. My time here must be limited. This site isn't big on intellectual quality, it is purely a popularity contest and I don't have patience with that. You neolibs have caused enough harm with your denial of the socio-political changes that let Trump get elected and your insistence on sandbagging Sanders to put forth (as Donna Brazile just conceded) the loser Hillary instead. You should be ashamed and stop it.--Tea Sagan (talk) 02:57, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about the block[edit]

Sorry about the block, CowHouse. I had meant to block the BoN that you had reverted. Bongolian (talk) 17:49, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

@Bongolian That's ok, no harm done. CowHouse (talk) 02:59, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


  • Opening or attention getter - Address the individual: "CowHouse,"
  • State your concern - Express your analysis of the situation in a direct manner while owning your emotions about it. "Nice try, sir/ma'am. I saw your making of a link in an effort to clarify that the sentence is a joke, but the edit misses that the humor is not explicitly marked."
  • State the problem as you see it - "Just like with the superscript, hovering over or having to click the link is a barrier to communication that the sentence is a joke. That one would have to hover over or click the link to know whether it is a joke is not actually obvious. For all an audience member would know, the superscript is just another citation."
  • State a solution - "Let's explicitly mark the sentence as a joke or delete the sentence."
  • Obtain agreement (or buy-in) - "How does that sound to you?"-- (talk) 22:14, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
    I've now marked the sentence as a joke in the standard manner on RationalWiki:
    • {{cn|joke}} which looks like this: [citation NOT needed].
    I have assumed good faith with you until this point, but I should say that if you persist I am likely to consider you a troll and ignore you. I hope your issue has been resolved now. CowHouse (talk) 10:57, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

end of convention[edit]

I've moved the cancellation of the convention elsewhere since it doesn't belong on the clogosphere. -- (talk) 23:08, 24 November 2017 (UTC)


You seem to have accidentally reverted my edits. No problems, all fixed now --Onacompass (talk) 02:22, 25 November 2017 (UTC)


Holy shit that's a lot of references. Pat on the back. FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 06:41, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

I did get a bit carried away. CowHouse (talk) 03:43, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Fox news protection[edit]

Thanks for changing it from indefinite. This is what happens when I'm reverting wandalism late at night, forgot to set the expiry. —Kazitor, pending 01:02, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

@Kazitor No problem. CowHouse (talk) 04:10, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
...and thanks for putting Spud back. My bad, good thing you noticed. Not sure how that happened, though, I'm certain I added it twice. Oh well. —Kazitor, pending 02:55, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
@Kazitor Accidents happen. I'm just surprised nobody noticed for so long. CowHouse (talk) 03:08, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

You've been nominated as moderator[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. Bongolian (talk) 07:51, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the nomination, @Bongolian. I will have to think it over first before I accept or decline. By the way, thanks for working on the Smoloko News page. I've been intending to clean it up for a while now. CowHouse (talk) 14:09, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

You do all the work of a moderator. Why not have the title as well?Ariel31459 (talk) 16:52, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate the support. I don't think I do all the work of a moderator though. It sounds like you think I'd be a good chance to win but, considering how many qualified candidates there are already, I think it's going to be a very competitive election. CowHouse (talk) 01:54, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Complimentary hug[edit]

Thanks for endorsing me! Th hug.gif-ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 22:50, 31 December 2017 (UTC)


Hey Moo (I hope you don't hate the nickname), can you go ahead and fix that, and also add my nominations that I put on the talk page to the official list if you think they are reasonable? I'm in the bin, and although I can bypass it, I won't out of respect. I sometimes make goofy mistakes like that because I have a traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI) that I got falling doing a stunt when I was in eighth grade (I was a flyer, the girl that does all of the jumps and tumbles and stuff), I actually almost died from it. That's probably partly why I am peculiar here. No, I'm not looking for sympathy, I mean, you don't even know me so don't feel bad for me. I'm okay I just suffer from severe depression and I'm easily upset, and I make dizzy mistakes sometimes, so if I do something stupid, that's probably why. Somebody called me a "valley girl" on here, and while that doesn't upset me, I used to be very smart, and really I still am, but sometimes I don't think straight, but please don't think I'm some useless dummy. You should really consider accepting that mod nomination because I think you would be a good one. You are cool. J. Zoia (talk) 02:12, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Moderator election results[edit]

See the results here. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 03:38, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Spoiler alert: you got the position. Cheers to that! Th hug.gif --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 03:40, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Congrats, house for cows!—チーズバーガー • めん Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 04:45, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Congratulations to the new cabal (there is no cabal). 🐮 Cheers, Cosmikdebris (talk) 04:56, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Congratulations, 🐮 🏡!-ⅅℐᎯℳᎾℕDⅅℐЅC1 (talk) 06:34, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Ditto. Have fun with it.Ariel31459 (talk) 14:53, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks everyone! Congrats to @Bongolian, @CheeseburgerFace, @Christopher,@DiamondDisc1 and @LeftyGreenMario. CowHouse (talk) 15:27, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations! Christopher (talk) 15:36, 20 January 2018 (UTC)


Just dropping in to say, how are you? :) --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:42, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply, @LeftyGreenMario. I'm actually quite well at the moment. No complaints. How about you? CowHouse (talk) 14:45, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
All right. I'm self-conscious how I'm doing as a mod. I've had some rubs with AMassiveGay and now ikanreed. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:47, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
@LeftyGreenMario If you're looking for a second opinion, I agreed with how you handled the situation with ikanreed. I'm not sure what happened with AMassiveGay (maybe this?). I am self-conscious myself so I understand why you'd feel this way. For what it's worth, I think you've been a fair and responsible mod. CowHouse (talk) 06:13, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

the Blog[edit]

As you have protected the blogosphere, would you be so kind as to include one example for me? You can take your pick of any of the links I had provided. -- (talk) 07:48, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

The Zeitgeist Movement Troll...[edit]

...Isn't new, he/she/they have been making accounts demanding the article question be deleted since before I signed up on this site. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:32, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Technically, the user in question was new since they had created that particular account recently. So what I told you was true, from a certain point of view. Anyway, my point was that they're inexperienced and I am aware of the history. CowHouse (talk) 16:46, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
...For fuck's sake, he's back at it AGAIN?! RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:39, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@RoninMacbeth And that's not all! He's demanding the Wikipedia article be removed too.Wikipedia's W.svg Someone apparently needs to get a life... ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 17:01, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
That link didn't work. Try this one. You don't have to do proper Wikipedia links on talk pages. CowHouse (talk) 17:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)


I wasn't sure if my responding to your message on my talk page would get through to you (I don't talk much with others on here, so I'm not all that experienced with the talk function), so I'm writing this here. I didn't realize that the user you brought up was already warned. It was my mistake, and I do apologize. Tmil96 (talk) 18:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC)(User:Tmil96)

Reverted edit[edit]

Thanks for looking out for me, but I reverted my own crisis actor edit since I sandboxed and finished it properly as User:Antigem/sandbox/bad crisis actors. It was just a duplicate and a waste of space, so I'm re-reverting my wipe out. Regards, Antigem (talk) 18:37, 27 February 2018 (UTC)


One of the ~s must have escaped :) Anna Livia (talk) 17:28, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you and humble request[edit]

On January 28, 2018 of this page https://rationalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Eleon%C3%B3ra_Dubiczki&action=history had personal information and you deleted two edits containing personal information. Unfortunately, I see between the two edits, the dox is also there. Would you please remove the intermediate content that also contains the dox?

Also the person spreading the dox, immediately went to Wikipedia and created a bunch of accounts in the victim's name only after the article was deleted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Eleon%C3%B3ra_Dubiczki/Archive And then it was put on the talk page claiming it's evidence. Merkel (talk) 20:10, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Boohoo crying like a baby. Merkel is a neo-Nazi Rightpedia admin who has spent years doxing people. (talk) 20:26, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

You mean[edit]

using the wpl template instead of w?--Klaksozavr (talk) 20:41, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

@Klaksozavr Yes. As a general practice, using direct wp: links in articles is frowned upon, because they are easy to confuse with internal links. CowHouse (talk) 08:00, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
OK, I'm gonna replace them.--Klaksozavr (talk) 18:00, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Nevermind, someone else did.--Klaksozavr (talk) 18:02, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Me and the IP[edit]

There is a certain amount of overlap of contributions - so correcting is allowed. (And some of us automatically correct typos wherever they are found - is there a better term than 'reverse vandalism'?). Anna Livia (talk) 17:19, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

You mind enabling bot mode?[edit]

I don't care, but some people seem to obsess over recent changes and possibly get annoyed by all those edits. —Kazitor, pending 10:19, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

@Kazitor Good point. I'll do that next time. CowHouse (talk) 06:37, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Permission to edit[edit]

Hey, I intend to make another push for changing the voting system at some point in the future (seems you weren't the first), and was wondering if I could have free reign to edit your essay on the topic? Thanks in advance. (also, you might want some archiving on this page) —Kazitor, pending 09:55, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

@Kazitor I'd prefer to leave it as my essay but I don't mind if you make your own and copy some sections (or use mine as a starting template). CowHouse (talk) 11:34, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Alright, I understand. Thanks. —Kazitor, pending 12:37, 27 June 2018 (UTC)


This user was blocked for re-creating Juche-Capitalism. They have displayed ill intent not only on this wiki via socks but also on Wikipedia and now Conservapedia. I do not believe the block I applied was unnecessary, nor unwarranted, given these circumstances. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 15:58, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

I didn't think a block was necessary after you protected the page. CowHouse (talk) 19:13, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

stop reverting me[edit]

wait for a returning officer to confirm/deny your edit-- (talk) 13:51, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Your revert[edit]

Hello, could you please explain why you reverted this? I gave my reason for that edit. Thanks! Nerd (talk) 14:00, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

@Nerd It's generally a good idea to have a discussion on the talk page before removing large, sourced and established sections in articles. Your edit summary was "Already talked about extensively elsewhere". This explanation doesn't say where it's already talked about extensively. Besides, is something being talked about elsewhere a good reason to remove it? CowHouse (talk) 07:32, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Sure. You can find discussions of climate change in U.S. politics discussed on our pages for the EPA, policies of Donald Trump, and pages on various U.S. elections. That last subsection can be moved to Barack Obama. This article focuses on global warming and climate change, so it seems out of place to stick a section of politics from a certain country into it. Furthermore, a lot has happened since 2012. Besides, this is Rational Wiki, not U.S. Politics Wiki. Nerd (talk) 14:11, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
@Nerd has a point, several in fact. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:26, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
@Nerd Fair enough. Feel free to undo my edit. CowHouse (talk) 03:38, 21 September 2018 (UTC)