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Because of your edits to and time on the wiki, wizard Sysop has been added to your user rights. Feel free to let your newfound ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ course through your veins. Once the high wears off, see RationalWiki:Sysop guide for more information. If you have questions, bleat ask away. — Dysk (contribs) 10:35, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

A courtesy

You blocked User:SimonandSimon for 9 hours. I had a look at their contribs and couldn't see why a block of an autopatrolled editor was warranted. I have, therefore, undone your block. --MtDBogan 17:18, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

D started to block any accounts that mention the troll beginning with "M" (who socks here daily and is regularly blocked). There's even a word filter on his name so users that aren't sysops cannot mention him, although he can easily be found and has a RationalWiki article (I wrote a comment on its talk.) Apparently anyone who now mentions "M" is getting blocked based only on something D has said; no other sysops voted on this issue or approved it.SimonandSimon (talk) 17:40, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Don't take my unblock as an endorsement of what you've done, are doing or are intending to do. It was User:EK who blocked you, not User:D. I simply cannot see, on the basis of your edits thus far, what warranted a block. I have a suspicion this will change in the near future. --MtDBogan 17:47, 17 April 2019 (UTC)


Hey, you reverted a couple edits of mine on Men's rights movement. I'm not sure why; could you please explain? — Unsigned, by: Hppavilion1 / talk / contribs

because it didnt improve the article

you added: "though on the other hand, most people would consider being seen as helpless superior to be to being dead"; because me condescension or give me death!

you removed: "The fact that women attempt suicide more often would indicate that female suicide is a more important problem."; because Removed a sentence which contributed little which opened a huge can of worms about moral philosophy (if more women than men attempt suicide, but more men succeed, which issue is more important?)

no? EK (talk) 09:27, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

(I wrote the following before your edit came through)
UPDATE: I'm reading through change-by-change to see what I did; most of the edits were single word changes (for example, "must" to "should", when should is more appropriate in the context). The first change affecting meaning was in a paragraph about birth control; it stated men have access to condoms and vasectomies, but "condoms do fail"- vasectomies aren't perfect either, since they don't always take, which is an extremely important thing to note.
The next was adding a clause reading "These are obviously both wrong" to a section discussing two isolated instances where men really did get screwed over by the courts (a man being ordered to pay child support after his sperm was stolen; a molested 12-year-old being ordered to pay child support) (these examples existing in the article before my edit).
The next was an edit in the section on suicide; the MRA argument is "more men commit suicide than women", the rebuttal was "more women attempt suicide, men just tend to be more successful. I removed a sentence reading "The fact that women attempt suicide more often would indicate that female suicide is a more important problem," because which is the more important problem in that case is up for serious debate.
The final change was in the section on the Birkenhall Drill ("women and children first"); one was an innocuous change noting that MRAs' issue is with the 'women' part, not the 'children' part; the final substantial change, and I suspect the sentence that you reverted my edit over, was an addition to the sentence beginning with "When the "women and children first" trope has been applied, you have to really wonder if it's ultimately condescending to women." I added the clause at the end "though on the other hand, most people would consider being seen as helpless superior to be to being dead." (which, on a second read-through, was really poorly-phrased). My thoughts on the matter are, basically, that if it were actually used frequently, the Birkenhall drill would be one of the few examples where men are screwed over more than women. The issue I took with that sentence was that saying that the drill may be "ultimately condescending to women" is because essentially, men are the ones who would be getting the short end of the stick in that case—if the Birkenhall Drill is in effect, women get condescended to, men get dead. The argument seemed reminiscent of "affirmative action is patronizing to minorities," basically. Hppavilion1 (talk) 09:38, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
TL;DR: Yeah, that first one was really poorly done, my apologies; the latter was removed because... one could argue that "more women attempt suicide than men" means "female suicide is a more important problem", but one could equally-well argue that "more men actually die from suicide than women" means "male suicide is a more important problem", and the statement took a side when I'm not sure there's a correct interpretation. No malice was intended in my edits, but that first sentence was very poorly written, yes. Hppavilion1 (talk) 09:44, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
ye it was overall not an improvement but u could put the vasectomies part back EK (talk) 09:56, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Done. I totally get the reason you'd revert — I think I tried to combine humor and wound up with a Frankenstein's monster of a sentence, and article's probably a huge MRA target in the first place. (I was historically more MRA-leaning, but I actually find myself today reading through the articles on people I used to like- such as TheAmazingAtheist and Sargon of Akkad, just to see them from a new perspective.)
I still think the suicide sentence's statement is disputable; I would argue that more people actually dying makes male suicide one of those rare issues in which men have it worse (though most suicide prevention policies should be pretty much gender neutral.)
The Birkenhall drill section, too, has some issues imo- but I'm not sure how to fix it. Hppavilion1 (talk) 10:23, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


Yeah I changed my mind, check your email. — Dysk (contribs) 08:57, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Hitler vs Mao vs democracy

Left a comment at Hitler vs Mao. Would you consider yourself more of a Hitlerite, a Maoist, or perhaps simply a defender of modern democracy? Scottperry (talk) 20:27, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

the essay is more mixed and doesnt follow any actual ideology tho i tried to make it more hitlerite. EK (talk) 12:35, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Anarchism vs: democracy vs: totalitarianism... There is one missing ingredient in all of these. What some have called "the milk of human kindness." No system of government, or lack thereof, can legislate this into existence, or out of existence. It exists in some other dimension, where governments and the wayward, cannot tread, but yet can aspire to. Gandhi, Lincoln, King, and many others have aspired to this. Scottperry (talk) 16:56, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
<3 EK (talk) 18:28, 8 September 2019 (UTC)


Looks like I moved the Sellner draft page to Talk -- yikes. Thanks for catching that. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 15:07, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

thx EK (talk) 19:34, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

my membership

I have a question. Does my contribution to 'Recent changes' not appear at all when my qualifications are changed to bot or ninja?--BluePink (talk) 00:59, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

when u have the bot role ur edits do not appear in recent changes. the ninja role allows to add or remove the bot role EK (talk) 01:01, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Okay. Thank you for the good information.--BluePink (talk) 01:04, 27 September 2019 (UTC)


You're a vote counter, but I don't have your email and neither does the wiki! Email me or via the wiki :-) - David Gerard (talk) 22:02, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

the wiki won't send a confirmation so it doesn't have it, I posted it on ur talk page tho EK (talk) 15:10, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

The mod page

May I ask why you removed my post as part of yours?Oshawottalot 20:28, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Im on mobile and its hard to deal with having 4 edit conflicts when trying to post on the mod page and the writing is ant size EK (talk) 20:33, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Saloon bar protection

Morris, again? Tinribmancer (talk) 18:22, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Yep. Oxyaena Harass 18:24, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
ye just an angry peep EK (talk) 19:03, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Don't know what to do with this

Is this Morris? It sounds like him. But it could also be someone who doesn't want to get banned, like Tdog1. Tinribmancer (talk) 13:14, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

too few edits to tell, i dont know yet. EK (talk) 14:30, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
If they aren't trolling or aren't acting like DMorris, then who cares?—€h33s3βurg3rF@€3 Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 14:41, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
they are acting like dmorris its just not a good idea to act too soon with insufficient evidence. EK (talk) 14:42, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Unheard Netherlands

VVD are Centre-right liberals. I've never heard of Mark Rutte (their leader) endorsing anti-semite statements and I have no idea where you get the right-wing populism from.

Also, we have a page on PVV. Tinribmancer (talk) 16:13, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Islightly improved the wording to separate the VVD from the PVV and FvD. EK (talk) 16:18, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
I decided to do a bit of googling on this VVD thing (since this would've hit the news over here aswell if the dutch liberals supported that (knowing that the leader of the liberals, is also the prime minister of The Netherlands) and the only thing I'm finding, is that Ybeltje Berckmoes (who's on that list), is a former member of VVD. Tinribmancer (talk) 16:41, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
Well if you want to rewrite that part u can, I'm not an expert. EK (talk) 21:30, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
Done. Also, is clickbait, same for De (incase you would bump against an article from that site for future references). Tinribmancer (talk) 19:15, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Portal icon

Ek, you made the "Nordic power and white nationalism" portal recently. Can you tell me how to make a portal icon?Jeh2ow Damn son! 17:12, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

I just drew it on a computer and resized it to fit. Use whichever program you find easiest since they are all similar. EK (talk) 19:33, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Which program do you prefer?Jeh2ow Damn son! 00:00, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
I saw the portal icon and I believe it can use a retouch, especially with anti-aliasing. You should create portal icons in programs that can manipulate vector images (such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape). I vastly prefer .svg files because they can be scaled to any size and so they retain their resolution unlike raster graphics (which .png is). Most files in our portal icon category are .svgs. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 00:56, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
Most of us don't know how to use .svg programs. That's why I made my portal icons in 🎄Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante Italiano🎄Ask about our holiday specials! 01:04, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
I used microsoft paint, the school computer don't have anything for.svg anyway. EK (talk) 14:51, 12 December 2019 (UTC)