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Hi, I hope you approve the changes I've done to Conservapedia:Active_users and RationalWiki_talk:Active_users. I don't know why you've banned yourself - is it some kind of vacation ? - but I'd like to hear of you when you are back again... --LArron 21:26, 1 November 2008 (EDT)


I feel bad now. The "sceptic-->skeptic thing was dumb, ethnocentric, and churlish. It was 4:00 AM, and I was running the Evolution article through the Microsoft Word Spellchecker, and it showed "sceptic" as misspelled, so naturally my mind jumped to the other definition of sceptic, even though I've seen "sceptic" in print with that definition hundreds of times before. So, to to you, and to the rest of the English speaking world: I'm sorry. I feel like a jerk.

On a related--but no less embarassing--note, I tried to revert the article to what it was before you reverted in order to save my more legitimate copyedits (I was planning on changing k to c afterwards). Unfortunately, I am too incompetent to make a proper reversion. So, if you were wondering why I reverted myself three times, this is why.

In conclusion:I am thoroughly unfit for sysopship! Yet, I was promoted within several days of joining the site. This is as much a mystery to me as I'm sure it is to you.

Speaking of embarassment, I just realized that I don't really know the definition of "churlish". Perhaps I should look words up before I include them in my sentences. A Writer of Vaudevilles 08:15, 7 December 2008 (EST)

My revesion of you skeptic/sceptic edit was purely that, your other edits were unchanged. It is possible to undo an earlier edit if it hasn't been alteredby a later change. Some people have taken a decisively American or Commonwealth attitude to spelling but by and large we get along with a mixture of the two. People with generally good intentions are awarded sysopship here so that they can help keep the place clean, usualy no special skill is involved. What do you mean by the oher definition of "sceptic" - are you thinking of "septic"? BTW far too many of us edit at 4.00 AM, it's probably not good for any of us unless we happen to be involved with shift-work. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 08:25, 7 December 2008 (EST)
I just noticed that. And I just realized that septic is spelled with only one "c". This whole incident has not exactly done wonders for my self esteem. Let me tell you this-it is a damn good thing (for me, anyway) that there aren't any WIGO sites up and running that cover RW. I think I'm going to go rest now. Sorry to bother you.
P.S. I think your "It has been _ hours since this page was last edited" script thing is broken or something. It says "2 hours" right now, and we both know that's not true. A Writer of Vaudevilles 08:33, 7 December 2008 (EST)
I noticed the skeptic/sceptic thing and instantly thought that Writer should be stripped of his sysopship, blocked for five years and made to converse with Fall Down for a month. About as dire a punishment as I can think of.--Bobbing up 08:41, 7 December 2008 (EST)
Before telling AWoV in a stern tone to get to bed, I should admit that many Americans do use the 'k' spelling. Noah Webster really opened a can of worms trying to reform the English language. And for your information there is a site that monitors what goes on here although but as it is not very active I doubt that it will highlight your edits. (It's mainly done by people who are annoyed with other editors here and can make off-site snarky comments.) I wouldn't worry too much about the spelling issue we are much more easy going here. As for my "last edited" function, it's a Media-wiki problem, I've been trying to get the boss to implement a work round but it's all to do with what is known as "MAGIC WORDS" not being implemented properly (and it doesn't work on Wikipedia either}. Now get to bed. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 08:46, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Thank you[edit]

For the promotion. Don't know if I really warrant it though. Fortinbrass 09:43, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Want it or warrant it? As part of our affirmative action programme we like to promote teh gurls, after all this wiki editing isn't just a mans field. ;) Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 09:47, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Are you serious?[edit]

'Boring repetitve revisions to established articles'? So you consider the text of certain articles (even if bad) to be sacred and only edited by a certain group of people? Gee, that's just what CP does, except that they're more honest in actually locking most of the articles.

Or do you really think that Greenhouse effect is better with the vague statement 'sometimes connected with the ozone layer' rather than a more accurate sentence? Fall down

You might like ...[edit]

... this ToastToastand marmite 09:40, 9 December 2008 (EST)

Now why would a piece of grilled bread and fermented milk protein feel the need to tell me about that? :) Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 12:13, 9 December 2008 (EST)
<shrug/> Just thought that you might! BTW: Kriss Akabusi etc. ... isn't a sysop yet, even though he's been here yonks. ToastToastand marmite 12:34, 9 December 2008 (EST)
Anyway thanks, I shall read it in depth on the train home tonight. And thanks for the nudge about Kriss. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 12:36, 9 December 2008 (EST)

Are you serious, redux...[edit]

TK? Sysop? PFoster 16:45, 12 December 2008 (EST)

Why not? Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 16:49, 12 December 2008 (EST)
Honestly, i have no answer for that question. Why the hell (ooops, Hell) not? PFoster 17:04, 12 December 2008 (EST)
Well, for one, because I don't want that noxious drama-queen stinking up the place as a user, much less as someone with admin powers. --Gulik 17:07, 12 December 2008 (EST)
We have one and only one clause for sysopship...."mostly harmless"......evidence to me, at least, suggests he has failed to meet our strict code. tmtoulouse 17:18, 12 December 2008 (EST)
Mostly he has been harmless. However, I desysopped him for inactivity. (For you Fox). Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 17:22, 12 December 2008 (EST)
For what it is worth I think at least one of his known socks was made a sysops. tmtoulouse 17:23, 12 December 2008 (EST)
I think he was even bureaucrat for a while but can't be arsed to check at the moment. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease
True, at the core the issues touches deeply on the phenomenon of "not really giving a shit." tmtoulouse 17:29, 12 December 2008 (EST)
In fact, given that we make sysops at the drop of a hat (or at least following, perhaps, five comprehensible edits) it would be quite easy for anybody to become a sysop. Frankly I'm surprised that none of Fall Down's socks have yet made it. It would be easy enough. (or perhaps they have)--Bobbing up 17:57, 12 December 2008 (EST)
From what I have seen of fall down I am not sure he could maintain 5 coherent edits. tmtoulouse 18:50, 12 December 2008 (EST)
I'm sure that he could learn with practice. Perhaps with guidance from his mother.--Bobbing up 18:57, 12 December 2008 (EST)


Goat.jpg Barnstar
For your tireless contributions to RationalWiki, I award you this barnstar.

Surely it's a barngoat? But thanks anyway. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 20:57, 12 December 2008 (EST)

Community Standards[edit]

In an effort to update our sometimes too-vague and too-often ignored current Community Standards, I drafted a possible update of them. The draft can be found here. I invite you, and the rest of the site, to discuss this important issue. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:34, 9 January 2009 (EST)


Toast 08:31, 11 January 2009 (EST)

Darwin's birthday template[edit]

Template:Holydaze/0212 - I've replaced the Hitler/Darwin Jekyll & Hide pic with a more dignified photo of Darwin, as explained on the template's talk page. Hope this isn't a problem. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:07, 11 January 2009 (EST)

Cross-posted - I already responded. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 20:10, 11 January 2009 (EST)
Yes, I saw that immediately afterwards. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:11, 11 January 2009 (EST)


I have been asked to say thank you; I don't know what for; but here goes: "thank you Genghis". Toast s.png (with butter!) talk to Toast 11:46, 15 January 2009 (EST)

The email which I have sent you is of no importance at all[edit]

Mad Mick Rampage[edit]

I cannot disagree with that. I demand to be re-given my powers. I promise they will only be used for good.

Come back in 24 hours and ask again. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 12:27, 29 January 2009 (EST)

Screencap extension[edit]

What's the name of the extension? I'm too lazy to dig through the Firefox Extension site :P --Sid 18:15, 30 January 2009 (EST)

Screengrab (0.95) [1] Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 18:21, 30 January 2009 (EST)
EC: Thanx Toast. sigh! Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 18:25, 30 January 2009 (EST)


Do you find that the full spectrum of color and frequency does indeed vitalize and balance your chakra system? DogP 13:08, 2 February 2009 (EST)

How do I fit my quote into the drinkquote? Proxima Centauri 12:48, 4 February 2009 (EST)

I've done it for you. You edit the Template:Drinkquote but make sure you put the same code around the quote that the other ones have, not forgetting the closing </quote> tag. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 12:51, 4 February 2009 (EST)


That IP who removed that content form the WIGO CP talk was me, the archivie is in number 117. Just letting you know before I re-archive it. Javasca₧ do do da de do da de

I thought the archive was too much too soon. TIGO:CP is our most active page and cutting back too far removes a lot of active threads. Not everyone gets to read it everyday and cutting back to 20K doesn't leave much for the less frequent visitor. My rule of thumb is to wait until about 150K-180K then archive back to 50K-60K which ususally has enough to make a diverting read. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 13:13, 22 February 2009 (EST)

r u pleazed?[edit]

You asked me to check it out. So, I did... larronsicut fur in nocte 14:41, 22 February 2009 (EST)

Sorry, I should have commended you on that. Thanks for the good work. More evidence that they're retreating into their bunker. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 14:52, 22 February 2009 (EST)
Your're welcome. This was easy to be done... larronsicut fur in nocte 15:39, 22 February 2009 (EST)


In #rationalwiki today, somemone posted an email from TK saying that you are in fact BrianCo. Is this true, or just more irrational ramblings of Tea Kake?

--Konstanty 17:32, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Where? Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 03:11, 24 February 2009 (EST)
TK has also claimed to several people that you are User:Fox (ex-CP Sysop, now banned from CP). Since the editing style of all 3 are so dissimilar, I dismissed the notion as unfounded. However who knows what the weaker minds at CP believe. lol. I think TK just casts suspicions on people he dislikes, and tries to tie them to RW users, for whatever reason known only to himself. Refugeetalk page 04:08, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Help Please[edit]


I need your help - I blocked 'I'm Flying' who was doing his usual vandalism moving pages to unfunny names but I don't know how to revert the damage. I've tried 'undo' and 'rollback' but neither seems to work and I don't want to end up doing more damage. As I'm not too clever on this Wiki stuff can you advise?


Silver Sloth 06:43, 26 March 2009 (EDT)

Random inquiry[edit]

As a question, do you currently maintain a sock on CP under a similar name as you do here? One name on CP's recent changes popped out, and I immedatley thought "Genghis". The EmperorKneel before Zod! 15:27, 11 April 2009 (EDT)

I never confirm or deny any activities on CP although I may insert disinformation wherever I operate. My watchword is FUD. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 02:47, 12 April 2009 (EDT)