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I'm not particularly active on RationalWiki these days. You may be better off messaging me on Wikipedia if you need something.


↓Messages go down there if you're a goat!↓[edit]

Baa. --William "Billy" Goat (talk) 21:02, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

↓If you're a chupacabra, messages go down here.↓[edit]

"Anonymous User", how many adults do you see acting as pages in the workforce? I reread the beginning of your rant at the top of this section and your use of "BCE" and "CE" denies historical basis, so it's painfully obvious that you're not here to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, you are in denial that preaching about Hell deters school shootings. Whatever the mainstream media might say, Jesus emphasized Hell more than Heaven. Hate to ruin these liberals' fun here, but there's no money in standing up for the truth. You're trespassing; don't return.--Aschlafly 03:38, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

↓Messages go down there! (Unless you're a goat or a chupacabra.)↓[edit]

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Hello, I am quite drunk on beer and my own sense of power so I can help you. Ace McWickedModel 500

I'm just drunk on power. --The Emperor Kneel before Zod! 03:18, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Its because theemperor is a sissy and only drinks watercress soup and breastmilk. Ace McWickedModel 500 03:25, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
And you seem to enjoy drinking rotten embryos of the Humulus lupulus plant. --The Emperor Kneel before Zod! 03:29, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

For reasons unknown.....[edit]

You have been made a sysop. ohhhhh. Ace McWickedModel 500 20:50, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Hm, maybe it's because they're doing something useful, unlike everyone else... Here is the manual. -- Nx / talk 20:56, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
We just got our site back. Can you blame us for having a good bock war? Harmonic wisest Hoover! 21:00, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Nx does not approve of the "fun" of which we speak. --The Emperor Kneel before Zod! 21:05, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Nx is not "fun" in the entertaining sense, he is "fun" in the sitting still and speaking softly sense. Me on the other hand, I am more fun than a weekend with Batman. Ace McWickedModel 500 21:11, 8 September 2009 (UTC)


—s and 's[edit]

Nice work :) ħumanUser talk:Human 00:05, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Yup, nice corrections. --Concernedresident 18:57, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, by the way, whenever you fix a hyphen or two to mdash, can you also make sure there's a space before and after it? I think that looks better. If I'm wrong, just let me know. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:06, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
I do prefer that a space come before and after each mdash. What say you? ħumanUser talk:Human 04:14, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Either one's correct, but I'll put spaces before and after them for consistency. --GastonRabbit 15:43, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I see you are still our "editor in charge of hyphens of various species". Talk about specializing! ħumanUser talk:Human 03:45, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Internet[edit]

I've noticed you capitalising "internet all over. It's not a proper noun as far as I know & would seem to warrant lower case. I am eating Toast& honeychat 17:38, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Dictionary.com and Wikipedia both capitalize Internet, indicating that it is a proper noun. Firefox's spell-checker also indicates that it's misspelled without the capital I. --GastonRabbit 17:41, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Mmm so I see. Dunno if I like it but you're probably right. I am eating Toast& honeychat 17:45, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
It's a proper noun when referring to *the* Internet, but a regular noun when referring to an internet. This isn't a perfect example, but it's like the difference between the Sun (our sun) and a sun (no specific star). Douglas Comer uses that approach in his Internetworking with TCP/IP series, and those are classic texts for networking geeks. --Concernedresident 22:50, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
While my preference for it being lower case is strong, I have been ignoring GR's capping of it all over the place. It's one of those windmills I probably don't need to joust until it limps away in fear of my mighty tilting skilz. Of course, what we call the "Internet" is really the World Wide Web, isn't it? ħumanUser talk:Human 00:15, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Yup, it's a windmill. Most people don't seem to make the distinction between internet and Internet. The World Wide Web isn't the Internet, but it'd seem pretty pedantic to push that point in the context of RW articles, unless RW becomes a resource for homeschooler CS students. --Concernedresident 00:22, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Could be that Internet's easier to say than World Wide Web (incidentally, WWW consists of more syllables than World Wide Web despite consisting of less letters). --GastonRabbit 01:03, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
When was the last time you heard some heavy smoker chuff out "World Wide Web"? Years ago, people gave web sites on ads or whatever as "http:/www//\\///someshite.com", then there came "trip dubs"pukeysite.com, now it's just somecruft.com. Dubyadubyadubya or not, it's still teh internet. Just because it's a place, person, or thing doesn't mean it's a proper noun. I don't care what some lame internet sites think. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:25, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't think I've heard anyone (at least recently) refer to it as the World Wide Web. Typically just Internet will do. The WWW thing I mentioned could be why (something).com is more commonly said than www.(something).com. --GastonRabbit 15:35, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

I haven't bugged you for a while[edit]

Yep. Happy new year Mr. Rabbit. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 18:10, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Is it my turn to bug you yet? Bunnies have disgusting habits pay no attention, it's the rum talking. Pull up a glass and shoot me a long line of bull, will you? he hee hee Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 18:25, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Curiosity underwhelms me[edit]

Why are you blocking 127.0.0.1 , isn't taht the local loopback address ? please educate a lonely Hamster (talk) 04:37, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Boredom. --GastonRabbit (talk) 01:38, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Spork?[edit]

Really? Wow. You are famis, dooD. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:05, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

"I prefer C# to Visual Basic"[edit]

I prefer a kick in the shins to a kick in the head. Harmonic wisest Hoover! 00:39, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Does that make C++ a kick to the balls? --GastonRabbit (talk) 00:42, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
No, C++ is a kick to the pain centres of the brain with an electrified boot. Harmonic wisest Hoover! 01:06, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Java is C++ w/out the guns, knives and clubs. It is therefore boring. I prefer Visual Basic to COBOL. I hate COBOL. WHY DID THEY TEACH ME COBOL. ТyTalk. 00:21, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
More like LOLBOL, amirite? Moreover, why didn't they teach me Python? Occasionaluse (talk) 00:34, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
He would teach us python cause in the previous class someone used it so screw up the server. ТyTalk. 01:25, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Real programmers code in Brainfuck. ThunderkatzHo! 00:27, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
wp:Whitespace. ТyTalk. 01:25, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
In Java, you still have the guns, but you lose the shank with which to sneak up on a fish in the supply closet. Occasionaluse (talk) 00:33, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

use:[[wp:blah blah]] rather than[[wp|blah blah]] Scream!! (talk) 12:38, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Was I accidentally using square brackets instead of curly brackets for the wp template (the one that generates the text "See the Wikipedia aritcle on (subject)")? Must be from editing a wiki so early in the morning. --GastonRabbit (talk) 13:05, 15 June 2011 (UTC)