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Welcome, I have seen your head banging against a telephone pole work and am much impressed. I was much the same kind of wandal as yourself, injecting facts. You took on the PTB much more than I (as I was happy to do spell checkings and such). I was particularly impressed by 50something's attempts to reason with RSchlafly on Adultery. I leave them alone for the most part. They seem to be happy in their endeavor, cocooning themselves in a slightly whacky, zany, isane worldview. As HHGTTG puts it: Mostly Harmless. ~~ CЯacke® 20:36, 13 June 2007 (CDT)

Welcome! 21:01, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
I second that -ĬŴΣĐĝё 21:05, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
Saw you get banned...have some ice's orders.DocSock 21:11, 13 June 2007 (CDT)

Ice cream sounds good. I'm also the one responsible for the posts at Shiny Shiny, I just couldn't resist, and enjoyed it tremendously when they continued to link to it for the rest of the day. Lord bless 'em! I tried to stop my vandalising ways, but then RobS or Ed Poor would step in and I'd just want to hurl my computer out the window. I tried to be reasonable on the Adultery article, but it was just impossible.Doggedpersistance 21:14, 13 June 2007 (CDT)

Hello, and I think I remember some of you... Welcome to the Dollhouse! humanbe in 23:18, 13 June 2007 (CDT)


So what exactly happened with that RobS thing? αιρδισΗταλκ 02:09, 14 June 2007 (CDT)

Reading between his frantic posts I think he assumed his CP account had been 'hacked' - certainly Andy (or Ed? Can't remember) mentioned that the following day. It seems to have never occurred to him that posting on someone else's blog didn't exactly reuire any 'hacking' at all. I think he got his knickers all up in a twist about it, but sadly it seems to have passed and he's back to his old curmedgeonly head-in-the-sand scumbag self. Doggedpersistance 11:44, 14 June 2007 (CDT)

I'm an idiot[edit]

So I just realised I created my account here with the wrong spelling. What a dork. I'll live with it, but I just wanted to check that there's no way to change the spelling and retain the history of this account?

We can move all your page to a new account, and set up redirects, if you want. --ויִכִּ נתֶּרֶפּרֶתֵּר שְׁלֹום!
Ask Linus is we have the name change extension installed. -ĬŴΣĐĝё 14:06, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
If you can do it, that would rock, and I wouldn't feel such a tit. Id' rather my name was Doggedpersistence, i.e. fix my 'a' typo. Doggedpersistance 14:20, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
If you leave it this way you can play dumb when the people at CP ask if you're a sock. "Umm, no. can't you see they're spelled differently??" Jrssr5 13:19, 15 June 2007 (CDT)
Genius. Doggedpersistance

Do you like red letters?[edit]

I like blue. ʄĹїþþїɲ;-) 15:35, 14 June 2007 (CDT)

No, I prefer black. Doggedpersistance 15:56, 14 June 2007 (CDT)

Try this as your sig… Doggedpersistance. --Linus(plot evil tech) 13:27, 15 July 2007 (CDT)

How do I change my sig? Doggedpersistance 18:11, 15 July 2007 (CDT)

Go to Special:Preferences, and fill in the field. If you want to use code like I supplied, just check the "raw sig" box. BTW, here's the code, w/o having to access edit: [[User:Doggedpersistance|'''<font color="#000000">Doggedpersistance</font>''']] --Linus(plot evil tech) 18:17, 15 July 2007 (CDT)

Mmmm niiiiice green. Doggedpersistance 18:24, 15 July 2007 (CDT)

I'm gonna go wandalize your user page with a "space" to blue link it!!!!!! humanbe in 21:26, 12 August 2007 (CDT)

New MO[edit]

This is worse than before. Now, I have both RW and CP open side by side all day, refreshing one while I work on the other. Giving this up is like trying to quit smoking.

On a slow day, I have both open and I'm still to quit smoking (although the ban in UK pubs has filled my pockets with both snuff and nicotine gum!). I have no willpower! prettydilettantelies 18:24, 15 July 2007 (CDT)


Thank you for the lovely picture. It's very nice. And I have a nice Banana Head.


Sources for Proxies anyone? I just got socked again, so I guess either me or someone else must have used that proxy server before. I've been using until now, but nowadays I keep getting socked? Doggedpersistance 13:25, 15 June 2007 (CDT) --Linus(plot evil tech) 13:12, 15 July 2007 (CDT) even more lists of lists. --Shagie 13:15, 15 July 2007 (CDT)
Ah, sorry about that I was the one that was burning up those proxy lists so fast. - Icewedge 18:18, 15 July 2007 (CDT)

Once all of us burn through all the proxies, and Andy and Karajou are done blocking massive ranges of IP's, there'll be about three people on CP. Doggedpersistance 18:22, 15 July 2007 (CDT)


Holy Hell, I have an awful hangover today. I think I'll go and bother the God-botherers for a bit, that should replace my scowl with a smile. Doggedpersistance 15:05, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

Does anyone have a Sysop password, or have any of their accounts been hacked? I'd love to barge in and cause some trouble. Doggedpersistance 15:40, 29 July 2007 (CDT)


I just go to cp to the page being quoted and copy (Ctrl+C) and paste it into the correct (hopefully) section, (Crtl+V). If I'm feeling frisky I'll add, cp: to link it over there, fer instance, [[cp:User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] gives a wikilink to CP thusly: Aschlafly

CЯacke® 20:10, 4 August 2007 (CDT)
Don't forget the "edit" or "view source" step, if you want it exactly as it is. And, please, also click on "permanent link" and reference that, also. Please forgive me for interrupting.. 22:43, 4 August 2007 (CDT)

The real you[edit]

I just read your debate with RSchafly on Conservapedia, and I was wondering... are you single? are you really a 50-something woman, or was that just a front you assumed in order to bolster your argument?
--Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 23:43, 5 August 2007 (CDT)

Ha! I am neither single nor a 50-something woman. I simply adopted that pose just to really fucking annoy the hell out of that despicable man. Doggedpersistance 11:46, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Update. Well, not single....but LTR. 'Cos I'm a Liberal, I choose to LIVE IN SIN! Doggedpersistance 19:52, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

The Liberal Stereotypes Award![edit]

Liberal Stereotypes.jpg The Liberal Award (from a neocon perspective)
for amazing work on Conservapedia:FBI Incident

— Unsigned, by: Hojimachong / talk / contribs

Wow, cool (and congratulations!). I wonder why I never managed to earn one o' them thar wardz? Too lazy, I guess. humanbe in 19:19, 6 August 2007 (CDT)
I'm waiting for for the perfect moment with your award, Human... *laughs evilly* --HHammer and Sickle text gold.svgjimachong 19:21, 6 August 2007 (CDT)
Uh oh. You meaning my pwning of that [[Evolution: A Christian's Faith]] thing from my homeskool siance tekstbuk wasn't enough? Anayway, all peeved jealousy aside, I truly admire Dog's, um, persistent efforts, and I hope he also gets the warmest, freshest servings of tonight's goat pilaf. humanbe in 19:29, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

I'm thrilled, really. I'd like to thank my agent, the starving children of the Third World, Planet Earth, my brother, my cat. Oh yes and Andy, without which, etc.

I want a Stroopwaffel. Doggedpersistance 19:53, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

main page[edit]

"ooops - I wanted to move it to the left side" (re:wisdom of the sages)

Please come discuss at talk:main page before trying to hack it.

Unless I read a very good reason to keep that 'CP news' clutter it will be gone, and the sides will balance quite nicely again. humanbe in 20:50, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Yeah, I just tried to shave it to a minimum. it's been HUGE in recent days. Doggedpersistance 21:41, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Forgive me, but it's also a bit lame - and redundant. Best of CP is stockpile of (now) about 3 months of silliness there. Again, I want to hear one good reason to have direct links to typos at another web site on the main page of this one. And I am not hearing it. Still waiting for SHIJAS (sp) to chime in, of course. See, say someone comes to RW because they heard of it. Then they see a link on the main page that looks intersting. They follow it. Log: 10 seconds at RW, 1 hour at CP reading diffs. It simply doesn;t make a lot of sense for a site to have links that go elsewhere on it's main page. Not, at least, a site that would like people to stay and read and contribute. Think about the first words in the first link that section: "Andy sees". Andy who? And, who cares? It just doesn't read or look like "front page" material. "best of CP", on the other hand, can be as big and grow as fast as people want it too, it is what it says it is, and provides one good place to keep all this stuff. humanbe in 22:46, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Like I've said, I'm for losing it. Doggedpersistance 23:17, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

I like seeing the list of CP screw ups, but it doesn't have to be on the main page. Don't completely ditch it, just move it or something. Jrssr5 10:18, 7 August 2007 (CDT)

Creating in-links to CP articles[edit]

Copied from my talk page, which is about to be archived humanbe in 14:02, 7 August 2007 (CDT)

Hey what brilliant ideas are there for....uhm...drawing attention to articles here on CP? Their spam filter is blocking attempts to post a URL there, even linked through various short url sites like etc. Doggedpersistance 16:10, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Whatever you do, they'll crack down on it quickly, links to RW in any form are, uh, well, considered a form of obscenity at CP. Hence, "Lemon Party... Tub Girl... RationalWiki!". Anyway, ages ago they string blocked rationalwiki itself, and shortly after, sites like tinyurl. Since a few RWers were using it as you would like to. I don't know how long a redirected link would last (CP to neutral site, neutral to RW), but not long, I suspect. So what do you do? You can pmail individuals with links, of course. You can burn through sockpuppets with short-lived "versions" of your link (ie, trashionalwiki/xyz, or with spaces intruding in the url) which will require people to cut and paste. Perhaps if insertes carefully in inconspicuous places they might last a while. But, basically, the existence of RW is one of the many "truths" about the world that CP shields its feeble-minded adherents from encountering. humanbe in 17:33, 6 August 2007 (CDT)
By the way, I forgot to mention this way: Google CP & blogs. Go to ones that seemed related to your article and add a comment (not just spamming your link) with your link. Try to keep this process cogent, ie, avoid spamming the blogs. But, there's lots of threads out there, and none of them will reject the RW url. HTH a bit more. humanbe in 14:02, 7 August 2007 (CDT)

Friendly message from Project whitewash[edit]

You are receiving this message because you signed up to participate at project whitewash. If you no longer want to here from me about this then just remove your name or let me know. I want to create a push to get as thorough coverage as possible for two new categories the first is Category:Best of RationalWiki and the second is Category:Almost the best of RationalWiki. Both categories should tell you what belongs in each. If you could take some time to go through the article space and the essay space and label these with the corresponding categories it would be very helpful. Godspeed. tmtoulouse beleaguer 13:39, 10 August 2007 (CDT)

I'll be happy to help in any way I can. Doggedpersistance 13:43, 10 August 2007 (CDT)

If you are willing to do actual work on Project Whitewash I have no problem given you the sysops power so you can delete the redirects. tmtoulouse beleaguer 13:09, 23 August 2007 (CDT)

I'm very happy to do the work. Doggedpersistance 13:16, 23 August 2007 (CDT)

Nice work on all that catting!! Are you managing to delete many superfluous ones? humanbe in 19:20, 24 August 2007 (CDT)

Yes, I've been cat-obsessed today. I got rid of a few pointless cats, but there's still a few left. Doggedpersistance 19:21, 24 August 2007 (CDT)

von Daniken[edit]

Is he himself really a pseudoscience? I'm pretty sure he does actually exist, and that his existance (in a material plane) is scientifically provable. We could probably make individual promoters of PS a subcat of PS, but it doesn't make sense to cat the people themselves as PS. ThunderkatzHo! 15:36, 25 August 2007 (CDT)

A very good point - my mission is really that I'm trying to simplify the mess of Categories - and one of them is "Individual Promoters of Psuedoscience, which an unbelieveably clunky way to categorise people. I was simply re-cating him so I could go and delete that cat and then re-cat again. I agrees, let's make it a subcat, and not cat him as PS. If you wanna do that, go right ahead. Doggedpersistance 15:40, 25 August 2007 (CDT)

Apparently, Individual promoters is already a subcat. So I just uncatted von Daniken from PS. ThunderkatzHo! 15:43, 25 August 2007 (CDT)
"Pseudoscience promoters" is a little less clunky, and could include individuals and organizations. But I'm not going to fuss about it, it's easier just to trust DP's efforts. humanbe in 15:07, 27 August 2007 (CDT)

Good suggestion. I will make it so, in time.. DogP 15:09, 27 August 2007 (CDT)

J. E. cat[edit]

There were two changes I could've made to the cat, and I made the wrong one. I'm smrat. ThunderkatzHo! 16:53, 27 August 2007 (CDT)


I am Johnjoe, and after reading all the discussion there has been about me I'm quite flattered. The truth is however that I am something of a 'Jesusist', an agnostic/deist akin to Jefferson's beliefs. I am not a methodist preacher either, that was a complete lie!

Kinda wish I was one though :-(

I went on to Conservapedia in good faith, hoping to intelligently discuss things with people, but got slated by a pompous git called 'TerryH'. I think I'll like it here, so long as we can be civil :-) The Anti-Conservapedia 05:28, 29 August 2007 (CDT)

You are very, very welcome here. Civility tends to run high around these parts, as too does mockery and a generally wise-ass nature. Don't be offended - as far as I can tell, the vast, vast majority around here are fully happy to have anyone around, so long as they don't believe Time can stop and start, go backwards or forwards, at the wave of Magic-Man-in-the-Sky's will. Or that Man kept dinosaurs as pets.

So, welcome, and have a look around here. Start contributing. And don't sweat your unnautral encounter with TerryH, he's completely fucking hatstand. Run-ins with him, and with RobS or TK, often leave one with the same nasty feeling. DogP 10:46, 29 August 2007 (CDT)

How very true... And from one CP Refugee to another, welcome! Refugeetalk page 11:31, 29 August 2007 (CDT)

I'm afraid my secret's out then! I'm a keen admirer of David Norris - I'm in the same Uni he used to lecture in, I like his wit and I like the fact that he's gay. Friends of mind think I'm gay simply because of my admiration of the man (I'm not, for the record) Anyway, what parts do you hail from? A Monaghan man myself The Anti-Conservapedia 15:46, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

Me too - Norris is indeed a top chap. "Same Uni he used to lecture in" - TCD? - my own alma mater. As to ASL, I grew up in Co.Limerick, though like most of us, I spent most of my life in De Big Shmoke. DogP 16:26, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

Name change[edit]

Do you wish a name change? tmtoulouse beleaguer 17:13, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

Hell yeah! Will it screw up the Histories though? DogP 17:15, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

It shouldn't..... so Doggedpersistence then? tmtoulouse beleaguer 17:17, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

Woo! Thanks TM! Very much appreciated. DogP 17:26, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

No thank you its rare I get to play with my God powers :). tmtoulouse beleaguer 17:27, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

RobS madness[edit]

You totally beat me to the punch. Bastard.-αmεσ (!) 19:57, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

Do we suspect an edit falsely using his name? I mean, I just can't figure that out otherwise - what he removed was simple, NPOV and clearly indicated the success of the Republicans in the South? Oh, and by the way - cuntfeatures. DogP 20:03, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

I don't know. It wouldn't shock me; it's happened before. Also, the last few days of him have been increasingly insane. Maybe the mood altering drugs have worn off...-αmεσ (!) 20:06, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

How would you falsely use his name in the edit summary unless you made an account with a lookalike name, though? Honestly, it makes sense to me that he'd object, although it's pretty twisted. The idea is that talking about how liberals have done poorly in the south in recent times just backs up the notion that the racists all left the party and jumped ship to the Republicans a few decades ago. He probably thought that this was more of the same. --Kels 20:09, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

He's busy justifyiing it to us over on the Talk page right now, which is pretty funny, since his comment is very clearly answering our comments over here. Anyone over there blundering into it won't have a clue what he's on about. DogP 20:15, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

Not to mention, what he's saying there doesn't back up his position at all. What he removed said that the Dems have done poorly in the south since Carter, and this is true. Whether Florida was stolen or not is irrelevant, it still went to the Republicans. --Kels 20:20, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

Absolutely. Completely hatstand, there's just no logic to anything he says. None. I think he's spent too much time worrying about VENONA. DogP 20:24, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

To quote the sage, "There's something wrong with that boy." --Kels 20:30, 4 September 2007 (CDT)

Blocking Users[edit]

In cases where a IP or user is making disruptive edits it is best to warn them at least once before you block them. - Icewedge 14:03, 7 September 2007 (CDT)

AOK. Hey, by the way, how do you enter times? Is 1min correct? Enterting just digits didn't seem to work? DogP 14:07, 7 September 2007 (CDT)
If they are inserting random gibberish, the warning is not so important. You can pick times from the drop down menu, or enter them in clear Inglish: "1 minute", "3 hours", "314159 seconds", etc. humanbe in 21:18, 13 September 2007 (MDT)


'Nuff said. Locke User is Vandal/sysop Always Watching...... 18:36, 13 September 2007 (MDT)

Why am I a bastard? I am unclear on this matter? DogP 13:06, 14 September 2007 (MDT)


You know you started it, right? I saw it on your page dated 12th, on the 13th, and ran around telling everyone to do it. And many then bandwagoned, coolishly. humanbe in 13:01, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

No no! I was simply the first bandwagoneer - it was Ames' idea! He suggested a boycott, and I said yes then wrote the article. Anyway, I'm delighted I played my, I have to see if I can survive. I've already given up smoking this month, giving up CP might leave a gibbering wreck. DogP 13:05, 14 September 2007 (MDT)
I stand corrected, thanks! humanbe in 13:18, 14 September 2007 (MDT)


B O R E D ?

Get Conservapædia to relieve persistent boredom. It puts a tingle in your toes ('cause you want to kick the shit out of them).

SJGsjg 18:24, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

No no, I cannot. It's Conservacrack! DogP 18:26, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

It's the RationalWiki health farm and Cold Turkey for you then my lad. And you'l be in matron's ofice after supper for discipline. SJGsjg 18:32, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

With the horsewhip, right? DogP 18:33, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

And the handcuffs! SJGsjg 18:36, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

cognitive bias list[edit]

Dude, do you realize you deleted BLUE LINKS while you removing "all links"? Do you realize that means we/I will have to revert all the deletions and start again? humanbe in 18:42, 14 September 2007 (MDT)

Calm down Human. Yeah, I tried to keep as many of them as I could, but hey - you try dealing with an article that was that redlinked and keep your sanity. DogP 18:43, 14 September 2007 (MDT)


Hey DogP - I'd hold off on the edits - rollbacks happen - see my talk page & tmts talk.SJGsjg 14:41, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

DogP is in the supermarket. Bein' rational


How do I archive some of this page? What's the procedure? DogP 14:03, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

I've given you an archive tag. Open it it and do a bit of cutting and pasting. :-) --Bob's your uncle 14:57, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

Wooo! My own archive tag! Thanks Bob. DogP 14:59, 19 September 2007 (EDT)