User talk:FuzzyCatPotato

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looking into issue[edit]

this user is requesting user FuzzyCatPotato to look into the issue of the most recent vandal-binning imposed upon this user, which this user considers to be a misplaced one. this user noticed that user FuzzyCatPotato possesses administrative powers over other administrators, thus summoning the user.this user might be on a wrong observation. — Unsigned, by: FAMAS / talk / contribs

Acting mod for Discord?[edit]

If you need another moderator on our Discord server. I am willing to be an acting moderator, that is if you need any help at all.S.H. DeLong (talk) 01:17, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Dear Mr. Cat, our glorious Archivist has not been active for about a week now. Could you please fire up the old engines? Thank you! By the way, do you have to activate the bot manually? Is it not possible to schedule an automatic run on, say, a weekly basis? Nerd (talk) 03:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

it's automatic, the machine it's running on is the problem Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 18:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Is there something you could do? Nerd (talk) 17:07, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Christ Almighty.[edit]

I don't recognize any of these people. Is there, like, a field guide or something? RagingHippie (talk) 08:58, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello.I don't see why people shouldn't introduce themselves to returning emeritus administrators. I am an older common species of North-Atlantic-whitefish male who ten years ago would have been left-wing progressive. I have always thought the Left is morally superior to the Right because I am a humanist: human values are priceless. Still, I don't automatically favor leftists when they act like kids. I shudder at some of the prose that passes for snark in some of the articles here: both obtuse and juvenile while inaccurate. There is the crank-right and there is the serious right. Many here can't tell one from the other. Fuzzy has been good about that.Ariel31459 (talk) 14:35, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
It's been said that Trump did a hostile reverse merger of the shell of what was left of the GOP,[1] so there aren't a lot left in the US of the serious right who actually reject crank and autocracy. Bushes, Anna Navarro, Richard Painter, Joe Scarborough, and Jennifer Rubin are some examples of the serious right.
Someone was doing a synopsis of events on RW, I can't remember where it was because I only went there once or twice. Bongolian (talk) 17:35, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
@Bongolian This ping function doesn't work so well. About the disappearance of the rational right (non-crank right): I think that it is a problem. There are many on the left who maintain a cooties theory of the far (irrational) right, which is almost always irrational. They think they can solve the world's problems by shunning those with whom they disagree. This has the disagreeable consequence of pissing-off undecideds and birthing new conservatives. Take Jordan Peterson. He certainly has engaged in some crank-like behaviors. Yet, he has professed some very un-crank-like ideals, such as 1) liberals and conservatives are both necessary for a healthy society, 2) all people deserve the same opportunities under the law 3) denies ideological affiliation with alt-right, MRAs, and other extreme conservative or reactionary groups, while being interested in talking to them. It's a good thing that they like him, pronouns aside for now, because he advocates non-violence and tolerant interactivity between disparate groups. He does focus on Christianity, which is problematic. My point is he should not be subjected to the same level of scorn as say Alex Jones, or Steven Molyneax, if only because, as it seems to me, they are so much worse, given their ostensible insanities.Ariel31459 (talk) 18:54, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

@RagingHippie anyone who joined before 2017 is a pretentious buffoon, everyone after is a fake poseur Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 07:25, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

An apology[edit]

When I blocked the two fellows trying to edit the Peterson article, by protecting the page, it was because I thought them entirely incompetent on the questions I was trying to deal with, that of pseudoscience. And of course their actions and comments verify that conclusion. I hoped you would intervene. It was clear they had no clue as to the difficulty in distinguishing "pseudo-scientific" from "unscientific". Given that this wiki has something to do with that, it seemed important at the time. Clearly now, you don't think that matters. I had hoped that by protecting the page you would be moved to let me know what you wanted, specifically. It is only one article, and I as much as said how it was up to you. Unfortunately it seems that ignorance about what pseudoscience is understood to be in epistemology has successfully evaded the mobocracy. I consider that less than fortunate, but I look forward to having a great time. Thanks again.Ariel31459ya pays ya money and ya takes ya chances

I didn't even have anything to say about what is psuedoscientific and what is un-scientific, there is absolutely no reason to smear the whole profession of psychologists to be as incompetent as Peterson is. It's both insulting and it's bad writing. James Earl Cash (talk) 19:29, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

@Fuzzy: there's your new janitor. I wonder what his native language might be? Ariel31459如果你能阅读这个,你就通过了。

subreddit deletion[edit]

there were 7 votes for delete, 0 no votes, and 7 goat votes (page history shows that they were always goat votes): https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki:Saloon_bar/Archive286#RationalWiki_subreddit

This normally would mean that the subreddit gets deleted, but there was no action taken. Given that you and David Gerard are the only two moderators, only you two have the power to delete the subreddit.205.155.143.3 (talk) 18:12, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Although some of them weren’t always goat votes (I know mine wasn’t), the largest single opinion seems to be delete. I’d delete it but recreate it with a link to the site. Christopher (talk) 18:16, 1 May 2018 (UTC)