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Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 05:32, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Laci Green[edit]

If you could add direct citations about her misuse of the tweet and defense by alt-right-ers, that'd be lovely. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 05:32, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Which he has not done.Ariel31459 (talk) 21:48, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
I included links that show how she twisted the tweet's meaning and was being defended by the alt-right in turn. The last thing this article needs is a whole lot of bloated quote-mining. James Earl Cash (talk) 21:50, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Fuzzy? I'll admit I'm new at this whole Wiki thing, but you're asking me to discuss things with Ariel on the Laci Green page, and he's went ahead and blocked me, thereby preventing me from doing that. I'll gladly have a discussion, but I can't rightly do that if I'm going to be blocked simply for disagreeing with someone, especially considering I've given reasons for my edits, reasons that have been ignored. James Earl Cash (talk) 23:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Okay, looks like things are back to normal. False alarm. James Earl Cash (talk) 00:08, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

Because you aren't insane, you have been autopatrolled. Congratulations good sir! RoninMacbeth (talk) 23:53, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. I was gonna say something to recognize this earlier, but I didn't want to seem like one of those overly cheery or enthusiastic people that does a good job of annoying anyone who interacts with them.James Earl Cash (talk) 15:56, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
Remember to indent your posts like this:

Donald Trump is the antichrist.

:No he isn't, he's Satan!

::Hey! Satan's a nice guy, don't go comparing him to Donald Trump.

:::Blasphemy! Satan is pure evil!

::::Oh really? At least he isn't a mass murderer, unlike some people.

:::::Good point, praise Satan!

::::::You realise Satan isn't real?

:::::::You can't prove he isn't real

::::::::You can't prove he is real.

:::::::::You just gotta have faith

::::::::::Why should I have faith in your God and not the flying spaghetti monster, the invisible pink unicorn or Thor?

:::::::::::Because you must have faith in Satan! Praise Satan!

Which produces this:

Donald Trump is the antichrist.

No he isn't, he's Satan
Hey! Satan's a nice guy, don't go comparing him to Donald Trump.
Blasphemy! Satan is pure evil!
Oh really? At least he isn't a mass murderer, unlike some people.
Good point, praise Satan!
You realise Satan isn't real?
You can't prove he isn't real
You can't prove he is real.
You just gotta have faith
Why should I have faith in your God and not the flying spaghetti monster, the invisible pink unicorn or Thor?
Because you must have faith in Satan! Praise Satan!

Christopher (talk) 16:01, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Okay, gotcha. James Earl Cash (talk) 00:47, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Reversion[edit]

Please do not revert cited statements meant to present a realistic view.Ariel31459 (talk) 21:49, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Since you insist on doing this, very few of your statements are actually cited, and they certainly do not present a realistic point of view. Saying that Green probably felt attacked by Amer is just speculation and certainly very minor in light of how much her behavior has changed. Likewise highlighting Sarkeesian being uppity at Sargon, despite him deliberately packing the front row for the lulz (if you actually bothered to check the links), is disproportionate to what he did as well as victim-blaming. Or actually including Green's complete dismissal of Kat Blaque without context as justification for turning on her so abruptly. I could go on. James Earl Cash (talk) 22:55, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Sysop[edit]

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. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 21:12, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Knock it off[edit]

Seriously, stop being a cunt to McLaghing. Christopher (talk) 19:19, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

He's advocating for racist sexist bullshit like the Damore memo and his main user page makes snide remarks at liberals, relying on stupid cliches like safe spaces and being triggered, while whenever wanting a talk and we come down to it, ignores my points EVERY SINGLE FUCKING TIME. Maybe, here's a thought, his whole calm rational facade is just that. James Earl Cash (talk) 19:26, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Calm down and walk away, remind yourself that this isn't the first time a disagreement has happened on the internet. Gain some perspective. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 19:31, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Do we care about the status of this website or not? I really hope the overall forum hasn't fallen victim to JAQing off when we're dealing with outright bullshit. That this site seemed immune to that is what drew me to it in the first place. James Earl Cash (talk) 19:35, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
You need to stop assuming bad faith in users. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 20:52, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry if I'm suspicious of someone who on his talk page, makes jokes about liberals and safe spaces, someone who doesn't look kindly on the racialism page because he thinks that race might be a fuzzy concept when that page goes at lengths to attack batshit like human biodiversity and racists who guise their bile in cloaked language, and a user who has blocked other sysops (MAI742) in the fear that he won't get his way and now instead whines to the mods to get his way. He is a user whose poll on the Damore page is from David Horowitz, and another is a sketchy outfit called the Harvard-Harris poll, but actually has no connection to Harvard. If this site goes to extensive lengths to punish me based on my harsh language alone but is willing to not give a closer eye to some of what McLaghing is advocating, then yeah, I'm gonna say it. James Earl Cash (talk) 21:02, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

If it makes you feel any better, I have read the memo, looked at McLaghing's contributions, and I can understand where you're coming from. I think the memo, too, is a bunch of crap and I think McLaghing, I mostly disagree with him now. While I think we should be fair to the memo, I think the criticisms of the memo is fine. Damore Dude doesn't seem to understand that there can be other reasons for perceived differences and he's really quick to dismiss societal expectations and overplay the biological differences between men and women when it comes to tech related jobs (for instance, that men being castrated at birth and raised as women still act like men is irrelevant to how females are struggling to be represented in the tech industry; I don't find that to be a good comparison and a good way to then conclude that the female struggles are biological). --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 22:22, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

I won't let you be de-sysoped. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 23:52, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. It's been rough but after all that hubbub, it feels good to know somebody understands where I was coming from. James Earl Cash (talk) 23:57, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Oh, now I am. You can see the frustration growing in me. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 00:10, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
I agree with you and LGM, though do please try and keep the conflict to a minimum. I don't want another I/P Conflagration. RoninMacbeth (talk) 02:22, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
I'll try my best. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 02:40, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
@LeftyGreenMarioI'm sure you will succeed (in minimizing conflict). You're you, aren't you? RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:10, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, I can't judge myself. I'm the most biased party to myself. You guys are actually much better than I am at evaluating my performance. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 05:51, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Ariel[edit]

Please get a moderator to ease things before blocking Ariel. Actually, don't block other sysops. The only way blocking another sysop would actually help at all is if you also demop them, and demopping a sysop without going through the coop is a pretty serious offense. Can you get LGM or DD1 or any other mod to comment on the Damore article? RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:00, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

My mistake. I just remember that GrammarCommie blocked me once when I was a sysop, and while I know he's pretty high up, I've checked his profile, and I'm pretty sure he was just a sysop too, so I thought it was fair game. I already left a message on LGM's page last night, so hopefully this can sorted out. While I don't exactly get along with Ariel, which is the nicest way of putting it imaginable, I still think making careless remarks about autism which could very easily be interpreted as facetious and hostile aren't cool. James Earl Cash (talk) 19:53, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
I don't think Ariel is really arguing in good faith either way as he'd also butted against me regarding my edit on "oppressed white male conservative". He believed there are no citations when this is more of a synthesis from the overall impression of the document. Brief discussion as well as insinuating that the passage is "idiotic" even after I explained and reiterated my position. He doesn't understand how my U.S. government and Kevin Williams examples factor into this equation and contradict how "white male conservatives are oppressed". At some later point, this "playing dumb" can't be tolerated further. He also keeps bringing up Damore's autism; this isn't the first time. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 01:54, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
@James Earl Cash: No worries. Hell, I agree with you on both points (especially the autism one, I'm sick of us being stereotyped like that). I know he hasn't exactly been constructive, but blocking him isn't going to help that. Just trying to get you to avoid something stupid.
@LeftyGreenMario: Honestly, I've been steering clear of the whole memo mess ever since it started with McLaghing. I'm still in school, so jumping down that rabbit hole right now is not on my agenda. I just saw a potential rule violation and stepped in to (try and probably fail) deescalate it. That, I'm a bit more capable of handling. RoninMacbeth (talk) 02:16, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
I'm pretty far in to that talk page, regrettably but I think I've exhausted my patience with those who think James Damore has anything valuable to say, same with people who think Peterson is worth crapping for. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 02:20, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
He's doing it again. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 19:29, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I'm just checking this debacle again after all being offline for awhile and I wasn't expecting it to go in this direction. Yikes. James Earl Cash (talk) 05:26, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

In case you missed the ping (James Damore)[edit]

53,344 bytes of information to read. Sit tight. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 18:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Honest to god, my next actions are gonna look like a masochist or a glutton for punishment or whatever, but with that in mind, I swear I just randomly checked the history section and was uh...not expecting this development to have progressed. God help me but I'm going in for the plunge. Wish me luck. James Earl Cash (talk) 02:46, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Stock on the energy drink, my friend. Th hug.gif --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 02:47, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
I mean, I know I've gotten WAY too into internet debates and dumb flame fests both on this site and others to be comfortable with, but I seriously wonder what would possess someone to make a 50+k post of what appears to be so far based on my impressions, a lot of concern trolling and JAQing off. This is the kind of stuff that people at GameFAQs forums do (don't ask me how I know that). James Earl Cash (talk) 02:55, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Heh. You're on GameFAQs? I'm on there too actually. I roam in the Politics board just to debate and/laugh at some of the users. I'm just a sucker for serious discussion on the other hand, liking to dump my two cents on things. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 03:06, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
I haven't been there for awhile. I usually stay for several month-year intervals before I just have to take a hiatus from it all and restart the cycle. Some of the stuff on the politics board though...whew. No wonder that place has such a reputation. And honest to god, so I know I said I'd cover that dude's big ass reply, but I already see you and a few others have started to take a stab at it and likely are probably doing a way better job than I could. So I might chime in with a few thoughts and leave it at that. James Earl Cash (talk) 03:11, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

References[edit]

When citing YouTube comments, please remember to link directly to the precise timestamp. Please read Help:References#Citing_YouTube for more information. CowHouse (talk) 05:53, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Evolution[edit]

A side note, in case you did not realize this. But evolution is not a theory, but a natural phenomenon best explained by Darwin's theory of natural selection. We observe natural phenomena, such as bacterial evolving resistance against antibiotics, not scientific theories. Nerd (talk) 01:45, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

IDK I don't see what's the real point of differentiating evolution as a process and evolution as an abstract theory describing a process. When we say "theory of evolution" or "evolution is a theory" you know well what people are saying, and saying "well aktually..." is just being anal now. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 01:52, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Spelling, @LeftyGreenMario! I'm a bit concerned when people use terms incorrectly. I'm not saying Cash is misusing the term. That was just a reminder. Remember, terms weren't invented because people got bored, but because they need to describe something specific. Accuracy and precision matter. Like I said, a natural phenomenon( or a set of related natural phenomena) is different from a scientific model, hypothesis, or theory constructed to describe it. The latter three are a product of human thought, not reality itself. Nerd (talk) 01:58, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
It's often intelligent design advocates and tools from the Discovery Institute who say that evolution is only a theory, that is to say unproven, and use that to unfairly criticize it without allowing for the actual scientific context such a statement is made in. That's what I was comparing saying "let the facts speak for themselves" to, when there's more than enough evidence in the Kavanaugh hearing that was dismissed all too lightly and I think we should emphasize that. Evolution is a "theory" the same way gravity is, I agree with you there. Whatever else we might cross swords on, trust me this ain't gonna be one of them. James Earl Cash (talk) 02:23, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
I always appreciate gestures of goodwill. Nerd (talk) 02:32, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Your dispute with Lankaster[edit]

Look, I believe Lankaster is making bad arguments and is very difficult and uncooperative to argue with, but it's going very far to call him a "literal fascist", and it's also unproductive (our own community standards recommends to not call anyone a fascist and your case is not justified)." Please don't call him one again. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 20:32, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm kind of curious what definition of fascism you're using, James Earl. 141.134.75.236 (talk) 20:34, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Someone who acts gobsmacked at parallels being drawn between Trump's newest border policies and literal fascism deserves to be painted with the brush. I know it's not proper or decent, I'll accept punishment even, but that shit needs to be called out if only because it's in bad taste.
And quit concern trolling, BoN. James Earl Cash (talk) 21:05, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
There are better ways to be derisive toward other users. Fascist is an abused buzzword so try attacking the arguments rather than assigning labels. My advice. It might not be as direct, but taking the extra time now will save you, your opponent, and mods extra headache. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 21:08, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Oh I know that, it's just Lankaster is as you said, very difficult and uncooperative to argue with. Especially when he says he's all about debate and criticizes his opponents as irrational, but refuses to refute said opponent's salient points. I know there's now way I can defend my conduct and still look good in the eyes of the wiki, but I'll still try and tone it down. James Earl Cash (talk) 21:15, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I do hope you improve your conduct. I don't expect Lankaster to improve his but I do expect better from you. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 00:31, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

I also overlooked your really bad edit war with Nerd in Brett Kavanaugh. I hope you don't do this again. That is unacceptable. Present your case in the talk page and please keep insults and insinuations of dishonest to a minimum, unless you can actually demonstrate it. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 00:08, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Really hate to kick a dead horse here, but I think I did do that? There's only so many ways one can continue to reiterate points in an argument while an interlocutor ignores them until the ignored party takes a stand. James Earl Cash (talk) 05:53, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

You really, really shouldn't accuse Lankaster of sockpuppetry, not with McLaghing, unless you can demonstrate very clearly that they're the same person. Similar ideology isn't enough for me, as well as any sort of perceived agenda both have, as we had more than a fair share of trolls who do agenda pushing too. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 18:38, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Hey, I know lankaster is annoying and Islamophobia sucks[edit]

But can we talk about the sarsour stuff on the talk page? I don't mind leaving your version on the page while we talk about it, but we should talk about it, instead of just edit warring. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:56, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

My bad. This was before I saw the talk page was even active to begin with, and he's uncooperative to say the least so I didn't think a discussion was possible. It'd be like trying to convince an ardent climate change denialist. James Earl Cash (talk) 17:59, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Coop Case[edit]

A case involving you has been raised at the Chicken Coop. Feel free to comment. Thought you should know. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Aziz Ansari[edit]

That's the thing. I hadn't heard of what he had done. So, would you care to tell me? RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:17, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

tl;dr They went to his apartment and his date made multiple attempts to get up or stop uncomfortable sex acts, but he kept pushing her back down and doing sex acts that she shied away from.
Here's the full story. James Earl Cash (talk) 18:29, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Jesus. Even if it wasn't rape, doesn't sound far from it. Thanks for the info. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:13, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeeeeep. It's all about the implication.James Earl Cash (talk) 07:29, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

A vital message[edit]

Go fuck yourself. You don't control this article.Ariel31459 (talk) 00:17, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Heh, doesn't take much for you to show your true colors you sorry weasel. James Earl Cash (talk) 00:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Comparing people to animals is sociopathic, jerk. Ariel31459 (talk) 00:45, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Calm down kiddos. Let's have only one flame war at a time, or better yet no flame wars. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:49, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm curious, has Ariel ever made any significant contributions here? Because if he hasn't, I really wonder why he's still here. James Earl Cash (talk) 00:54, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
And have I? What counts as "significant contributions"? Shall we implement our own version of CP's 90/10 rule? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:59, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Let's put it this way. If I'm going to suffer a Soup Nazi personality, I better get something out of it. Ariel seems to butt heads with everyone here on the dumbest of shit, even when he can't argue his way out of a paper bag. And that's not getting into some of the remarks that range from the gamut from clueless to offensive when it comes to autistic and trans people respectively. James Earl Cash (talk) 01:03, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
That is not only, not answering my questions, that is ignoring them in favor of cheap shots. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 04:03, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, it's an analogy meant to get a point across. Cheap shots? Don't know what you mean, but okay. James Earl Cash (talk) 19:07, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

I am not going to be really active today but this recent edit war made me consider the coop case we had with James Earl Cash. I need other mods to weigh in for this, as we agreed that James Earl Cash edit warring is not acceptable regardless if we disagree or not. Well, James Earl Cash, you did it again. Mind I am the first one who reverted Ariel edit but if he reverts mine, you should revert it only one time. If he reverts again, don't rerevert, that's that. Bring that to the talk page. You are not achieving anythig through edit summary conversations. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 17:46, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

I did bring it to the talk page, and he was belligerent as usual. Please tell me you're not going to punish me over something the Wiki Idiot, Ariel, decided to do while ignoring what he did, the same Ariel who edit warred with ikanreed and then proceeded to edit war with you, and then edit warred with me while giving fuck all reason for why he was doing what he was doing, when I had a big ass convo with him a year ago on the same issue and he was even more difficult then he is now. Please tell me we're not going down this road. James Earl Cash (talk) 19:07, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

I remember you[edit]

You're the guy who had that big-ass feud with Lankaster, welcome back! It's always good to see a fellow RatWikian return. Oxyaena Harass 17:04, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Oh dang, I've been away for so long and become so embittered that I didn't realize people actively gave a shit about me. Sorry bout that. James Earl Cash (talk) 01:55, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Hello, and welcome back! I hope we can forgive our past differences before. :) --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 01:58, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Not sure how long this stay will be, and while I still stay true to the same stances (as in, y'all are WAY too forgiving of some of the unsavory elements around here, i.e. Rob who for whatever godforsaken reason is still here), I will admit that I hate it when I get worked up like that and just make things worse rather than outright call a spade and spade and leave things at that. That's entirely on me. James Earl Cash (talk) 02:02, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, dealing with bad-faith users is an ongoing conflict right now, actually, lmao. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 02:04, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Re:Your sig[edit]

You talk about a bugged talk page, but it's your sig that seems to be a problem? What did you fill out in the "New signature:" field and is that checkbox "Sign my name exactly as shown." on✅? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 10:04, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

I just used this new name for the sig, and yeah, I did fill out that checkbox. I've seen people change their display names before, so I thought this was the place to go do it. I didn't see anywhere else in the preferences section about changing the name, so I thought this was it. Rick Sanchez 01:56, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
What's in the checkbox? Might display as plain text because you inputted plain text rather than, say, [[User:James Earl Cash|Rick Sanchez]] ([[User talk:James Earl Cash|talk]]) --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 04:01, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
This is what was in the check box:
"Sign my name exactly as shown. If unchecked, the contents of the box above will be treated as your nickname and link automatically to your user page. If checked, the above markup will be used for your name when you sign with Rick Sanchez or Rick Sanchez 06:12, 15 December 2019 (UTC); including any Wiki markup, links, or other valid formatting that it includes."
All I did was fill in that checkbox and change my name. Are there any additional steps I need to complete? I still sign with the tildes as usual. Rick Sanchez 06:12, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I meant what did the field "New signature:" have? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 06:25, 15 December 2019 (UTC)