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Thanks[edit]

Not a complaint, but just saying thanks for doing the thankless job of adding those little digits and UTC at the end of comments and edits. — Unsigned, by: 149.150.236.80 / talk

Thanks - that's true--Gnotlin (talk) 02:19, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Paleolibertarian Page[edit]

The Paleolibertarian page includes quotes and descriptions from a Paleoconservative. The article needs to be updated with actual Paleolibertarian quotes and descriptions. As of right now neither Paleolibertarian, Paleoconservative, Libertarian, or even Paleo is mentioned once on Phyllis Schlafly's page. — Unsigned, by: 73.77.144.189 / talk

UNZ comment[edit]

Is this you? https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=GrammarCommie 82.132.228.88 (talk) 14:42, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

No it is not. I do not have an account on UNZ, and my commentary on racism generally revolves around ethics, practicality, and pointing out just how silly the whole concept is. Further, I would never just cite any article without context. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
It's likely to be Oliver D Smith, who specialises in impersonating and framing people. He's one of your main authors isn't he? On myriad accounts. 82.132.228.88 (talk) 15:01, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Oh boy, hello there Mikemikev! RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:05, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Or it's Combs trying to frame me, or Combs trying to frame someone else. Honestly, can't you dipshits just send each other angry emails and holiday cards rather than dicking up this site with your drama? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 15:40, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
The impersonations on unz are from Michael Coombs. Before impersonating rationalwiki admins and Oliver Smith, he used to impersonate a man called "Andrew B. Chung". There is a whole thread about it here [1], happy reading. Loner (talk) 15:57, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Why do you people allow this lying mentally ill freak to post here? Sick. 82.132.228.88 (talk) 15:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
How about this, we start a fundraiser to get you two in the same room, where you either beat each other up or argue with each other (I honestly don't care which) and you stop your petty schoolyard squabble on this site and every other site on the internet? Sound fair? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:05, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, you'd like to frame this as just a childish squabble between your attack dog here and his many victims wouldn't you. Nothing to do with you right? Sick, sick people. You know full well he engages in defamation. Oh, he's going to get what's coming to him. Maybe you will. 82.132.228.88 (talk) 16:22, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Mike. As for defamation: you've been posting smears about Smith for past 5 years. You've yet to provide any evidence he's an "Antifa" or "communist" (creating fake accounts of him doesn't count).160.202.163.109 (talk) 16:39, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Smith is adding article creations e.g. Peter Frost. These pages upset Michael who is a neo-Nazi and doesn't like this wiki for criticising the far-right, who then uses this wiki to attack Smith. It's incredibly boring. Since Michael Coombs doesn't add content and is not wanted here, and has opposing politics, not sure why he wastes his time. He's also been banned here on hundreds of accounts.160.202.163.109 (talk) 16:19, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
To be blunt I dislike both of you. Your little feud is moronic and petty, and attempting to drag me into it, as if I was a part of it from the start, is dishonest. I honestly think both of you should either make this nonsense private or drop the matter in its entirety. As a side note, threaten me again and I will block your IPs, I may also contact the Board of Trustees to potentially press legal charges, though that would depend on the content of the threat. (Vague threats will earn a block, which I should likely do anyway given the Combs is banned here, and more specific threats may or may not earn criminal charges, though at this time such an action is uncertain.) ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 17:02, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Coombs has broken laws here; perhaps you missed this account. The name "Radlett" is the town Coombs thinks Smith lives in, and in those comments he's linking to an obscene gore video of someone being mutilated and decapitated (don't download its horrible), which is a threat of violence to Smith and his family.93.84.114.223 (talk) 17:36, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
As an aside, basically anyone can come up with the "grammar nazi? Now what's the opposite of that?" logic to her name. If your name is a joke, anyone can come up with it. I'm not the @ikanreed on twitter, e.g. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:13, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ikanreed Too true, I am not the original author of this specific joke. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:23, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

New Comers[edit]

I understand that keep telling people the same thing again and again can be frustrating. But please keep in mind that we should be considerate towards new comers. Nerd (talk) 17:44, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

@Nerd I shall endeavor to play nice with the children, though I cannot guarantee success. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 17:48, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
There is no guarantee for success, though you may certainly have some fun. Nerd (talk) 17:54, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

irrationalwiki[edit]

The wiki is prominently used by many sockpuppets of Oliver D. Smith and his brother Darryl to write defamatory smear articles on anti-Europhobic commentators and scholars. https://en.rightpedia.info/w/RationalWiki 51.68.153.138 (talk) 21:27, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Oh, Michael. All this time, and you haven't grasped the scope of my plan? Rationalwiki isn't used by me. Antifa isn't run by me. Everything is used by me and everything is run by me. I am everywhere. I am everything. I AM OLIVER D. SMITH AND I AM GOD. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 21:32, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
https://en.rightpedia.info/w/Oliver_David_Smith_sockpuppets NordicMan (talk) 21:34, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
I wish I had the no life that you have to constantly bitch about how literally everyone is this one guy that you clearly want to fuck. БaбyЛuigiOнФire(T|C) 21:35, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Everything is an Oliver D. Smith sockpuppet. Including you. I created you because I AM YOUR GOD. KNEEL BEFORE ME AND REVERENCE ME, MORTAL. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 21:37, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
I don't give a fuck about either of these dipshits, or their idiotic feud. Fuck each other up the ass already and be done with it. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 21:56, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
I have already fucked Michael Coombs up the ass for I AM his ass for I AM GOD AND I AM ALL. Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 22:00, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Christina Sommers[edit]

If you disagree with something I have edited in Christina Hoff Sommers's biography, bring it up in a talk page with me. Do not simply revert entire contributions for reasons unspecified. — Unsigned, by: Walle637 / talk / contribs

@Walle637 A), you're supposed to use the article talkpage, not my personal talkpage. And B) whitewashing is generally frowned on here. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:19, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Mod Suggestion by Me[edit]

While I appreciate your confidence in me, I'm not a mod. Still, I guess boldness is a good idea for a mobocracy, so good on you for demoting Lankaster. RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:44, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

@RoninMacbeth My bad, but to be clear, what I give I am also willing to take. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:51, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
I assume by that you refer to Lankaster's new toys. If so, I agree, and I know. RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:55, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

/* Ariel, cut the bullshit */[edit]

I did not know editing a header on the talk pages was forbidden. Do you think disruptive and provocative headers are appropriate? I know they have been used by individuals for contumely. Should I respond with headers like "--- is an asshole and here is why!" ? Naturally, since I find them tedious and stupid, I won't do that.Ariel31459 (talk) 14:54, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Also, let me add, you don't have to threaten to force me to obey any rules. I will do so when informed. In addition, I am usually willing to agree to any request by any user who is not being a dick.Ariel31459 (talk) 15:14, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ariel31459 Though it was condensed at the time, I did give a reason for reverting your first header alteration. If you wish for elaboration, asking about said reasoning, rather than simply ignoring it and altering the header anyway would be the appropriate course of action. Since you have now done that I will elaborate. The header was put up by someone who felt frustrated with you and thus sought discussion, thus changing it to something that looks suspiciously like self aggrandizement is inappropriate. You are neither "calling for cutting out the bullshit" nor "cutting through the bullshit". You disagree with the wording of the header in the article, someone disagrees with your opposition, you are now attempting to talk it out. That's it, no grand crusade on either side. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:02, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes. I see. In my defense, I forgot about the first time I changed the header, so I was not simply defying you. Sorry. I appreciate the fact that you are open to compromise. A critic is not an enemy.Ariel31459 (talk) 16:14, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Flame War in Cheeseburger's Backyard[edit]

Sorry, Comrade! That was not directed at you personally, but someone else. I will not name them. Somebody thought it was a good idea to make an edgy comment or a snarky remark; another person responded. Lo and behold! We have a flame war. Frankly, this is one of the reasons why some people have left. Group polarizationWikipedia's W.svg is happening right in front of our eyes. It does not help that internet conversations tend to be ruder than those in real life, as people take advantage of anonymity.

Anyway, something cute for you. Looks like an accidental Renaissance moment to me. :-) Nerd (talk) 02:42, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

@Nerd The sad thing is I can see where everyone, except maybe Lankaster in some instances, is coming from. As I explained on the talk though, I'm pretty fucked up, and I'm not the only person. Several other users, as well as people I know in my social sphere in RL are tired too. This isn't normal, this world weariness we feel, it's unhealthy, and it's partly caused by decisions the GOP and their base have made. If my default position, as I desperately go through the motions of trying to care about others, is in direct opposition to the positions held by those that label themselves conservatives however, if they ignore the rules we put forth in the name of civility and morality, if they simply just ignore the law of reciprocation, if all of that means I'm polarized, then there's nothing I can do about it. So you see my dilemma now? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 03:00, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
I think I do. I understand what you mean in this instance by the word "conservative," but I would generally avoid categorizing people according to their political leaning. The media certainly makes this worse by sticking a capital letter next to people's names. Not only do we have a (two-dimensional) spectrum, people do not occupy specific coordinates on such a spectrum. Rather, it is a scatter plot. People can lean one way in certain topics but another in other topics. Binary thinking is not your friend. There is a good reason why many American voters now identify as Independents: they're dismayed by group polarization. You know things have gotten serious when SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts responds to a request for comments from an Associated Press reporter. I wrote about it recently; please check my edit history if you are interested. He is also concerned about the divisive bickering.
Another thing I'd like to point out is that Master Troll is a seeker of attention. The more we talk about him, the bigger he becomes. So why don't we avoid talking about him except when absolutely necessary? It is not without good reason that people are advised to avoid talking about religion and politics. Unfortunately, those two are topics many editors here focus on, though not always civilly, hence the toxic environment. People I know in real life generally do follow this advice. If we talk about the news, we mostly stay apolitical. "The New York Second Avenue Subway finally opened!" "Volcanic activities in Hawaii endangered some geothermal power plants. Bugger!" Not saying that you should stop talking about politics or religion -- it's your choice --, I'm just offering a word of caution.
Once more, I am not criticizing you in anyway. I am just voicing my dissatisfaction with the kinds of conversation people have here.
Do you like mass transit, high-speed rail or trains in general? Join me on those pages. Nerd (talk) 04:11, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
@Nerd I must disagree with you, I don't think we talk about politics, religion, etc enough. My logic is the more we discuss, the more we eventually overcome our subconscious desire to oversimplify. To achieve this end however, we must examine what people say, confront them on it if needed, and discuss the implications thereof. Other than that I would agree that tribalistic behavior has poisoned political discourse to such a degree as to taint our views of the moderate, though I hope you understand that in American discourse the entire system of measurement tilts very heavily toward right-wing authoritarianism, making things more tricky than they should be. Most of my social and economic views are only extreme left in the U.S., while in the Netherlands or even other European countries I would be only slightly farther than mid-left, quasi-anarchistic. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 04:27, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Took your spelling into my own hands, if you don't mind.
Right, if we are to talk about contentious or sensitive topics, we need to be extra careful we do not offend or be offended just become someone else disagrees. (This is not a problem between you and me.) One of the fun, and arguably one of the most valuable, things I learned in school is that an intellectual discussion is superior to a debate. (If you want high-school speak, "Debate is so middle school.") Prior to such a discussion, you avoid having an opinion and painstakingly learn as much as you can about a given topic with an open mind. Only after this should you have a view, but only tentatively, as you might need to change it when new information arrives. In the words of Sir Authur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, "It is a capital mistake to theorize without data. It biases the judgment." If you were to hold a strong opinion on a topic before learning more about it, you are very likely to filter out things that contradict your point of view. In an intellectual discussion, you present what you know and your conclusions, if any. You do not statically defend your views against those of another person. Contrast this with a debate, where you pick a position and defend it. As a military analogy, you don't randomly pick a position and defend it. You first learn about local geography, then pick the best place to stand your ground. Unfortunately, this mode of conversation is not that common, at least in my personal experience. On the Internet, there are way too many people who think it is trendy to be edgy or snarky.
Now, to be completely fair, only a specific subset of the population actively and frequently engage in discussions about politics or religion: those who have opinions they want to share. Not everyone has an opinion and those with an opinion may not want to share. I don't know if the silent are the majority but the loudest are not necessarily the most representative of public opinion. Rational Wiki was created to counter Conservapedia, a laudable goal. However, some people here seem to relish in fighting internet battles.
As for your political standing, I'd like to remind you that different countries or regions are different, as a consequence of diverse social, economic, and political developments as well as geography. Moreover, as I mentioned previously, it depends on the issues. Consider the following questions. Why has Japan invested so much in passenger railroad technology but Canada has not (by comparison)? (Generalize this question to East Asia vs. North America.) Would you consider the government of mainland China, controlled by a Communist Party, to be radically leftist? My point is that we should be careful when making comparisons. Nerd (talk) 17:03, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
@Nerd I just noticed your conversation, and (to GC) I am very tired as well. I am giving up arguing on talk pages. I will simply state an opinion about improving an article and drop the matter. No calling moderators anymore ( I did it once I think). I did have one suggestion though on organizing contentious articles. And that is, divide the article into first, straight wikipedia-type content, and second, criticism and media allegations. In one part only traditional sorts of facts, in the other all the outrage, frustrations and rude proposals of the internet would be presented as if it were the god's honest truth. One could report any kind of an awful thing if it had been said by somebody relevant to the subject. In some cases there would be a small preface of accurate information, followed by pages of public criticism by all the latest crusaders. Just a suggestion. Nobody would have to annoy James anymore. On the other hand, if it were generally understood that an article's subject is to receive a thorough and unsympathetic thrashing, a pillory icon could be posted in a prominent place.Ariel31459 (talk) 03:25, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ariel31459 That sounds like a fine suggestion. Start out in a manner similar to Wikipedia, calmly and clearly explain what the topic is about, provide some relevant facts, then proceed to explain why it is problematic. RationalWiki should not be an angry blog full of bashing pieces. Sure, our incidence of factual reporting may be high, but we may not be taken seriously because of the way we write. We should keep in mind that, in all probability, people have visited Wikipedia before coming here. If we give the impression that we are just a tiny angry Wiki, they would likely just go back to Wikipedia. I would also like to point out that some editors here focus too much on meaningless internet battles. Don't people read books anymore? Nerd (talk) 14:20, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

so you are not progressive[edit]

What parts of progressive thought do you disagree with? --It's-a me, 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 05:42, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

@LeftyGreenMario It's more that I fall further left in many of my economic views than any actual dislike of Progressives. As I have mentioned in the past I'm a Social Democrat/moderate third way socialist. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:26, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
@LeftyGreenMario He agrees with progressives for banning people who are right of center. TheDarkMaster2 (talk) 18:04, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
@TheDarkMaster2Yeah sure, because the words that I typed magically mean what you have blindly asserted. Meanwhile, have you stopped raping adolescents? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 18:38, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
I mean you'd know more about it because your okay with young adolescents being raped. Just as long as it's poor oppressed Muslims and not Christians. TheDarkMaster2 (talk) 20:06, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
So I'll take that as A) another blatant assertion for which you have jack fucking shit in the way evidence, and B) confirmation that you are indeed a pedophile. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:13, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Chuck Schumer[edit]

Hi, that article was a stub and I am working to make it bigger. I don't know why it was initially deleted. Can I restore it? — Unsigned, by: Doublethink / talk / contribs

@Doublethink You'll have to take that up with @Bongolian ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 22:37, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Ok, thanksDoublethink (talk) 22:59, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Unban TheDarkMaster2[edit]

Hey unban TheDarkMaster2 prick. He was trying to improve.50.86.48.84 (talk) 13:17, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

@50.86.48.84Learn to read. After you do that re-read what I wrote in the thread. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:46, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Sock of TDM2, perhaps?--Don Juan (talk) 14:38, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
@Don Juan I wouldn't put it past him, but it is impossible to know for sure. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 14:47, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Considering that the sole reason he posted to your talkpage was to call you a "prick" and vetting for TDM2, both of which fit his personality extremely well, I'd bet that BoN here is a sock.--Don Juan (talk) 14:48, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
He socked last time too and denied it, check his talk page (section: Explain to me this). --It's-a me, 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 00:53, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
@LeftyGreenMario The last sock and this new IP are both from Mississippi and it's only contribs are in support of TDM2. It is likely a sock.Doublethink (talk) 01:20, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

That revert[edit]

I liked "dante apparently". That's a pretty good joke. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:21, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

@Ikanreed Give me a sec and I'll add it back, this time with better formatting. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 19:51, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

"Troll"[edit]

That wasn't a troll at all, just a question. Unjustified. 66.65.75.21 (talk) 06:41, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

I fixed Gyrocles[edit]

I fixed and restored the Gyrocles page because I thought it was pretty funny. Luckily, I had copied and pasted the text before you banished Logicnsuch like the tolls that you are. Psychiclie (talk) 15:45, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

I meant "trolls".Psychiclie (talk) 15:45, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
And I vaporized the page again. Just because you think the page is funny, that doesn't mean that it belongs here. Perhaps you've confused RationalWiki with Encyclopædia Dramatica? Cosmikdebris (talk) 16:58, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
You don't seem to get it. I was being nice by starting an AfD rather than vaping the article on the spot. That kindness is limited though, and repeated insults over this bullcrap will not be tolerated. The article sucked, it was deleted, the end. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 17:53, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

HEY[edit]

https://rationalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=RationalWiki:Saloon_bar&diff=2021496&oldid=2021495

What the heck is this?! Doublethink (talk) 05:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

@Doublethink I could ask the same question. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:18, 13 December 2018 (UTC)