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Theory of Practice "Now we stand outcast and starving 'mid the wonders we have made." 02:46, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

THE Jinx? Theory of Practice "Now we stand outcast and starving 'mid the wonders we have made." 02:46, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

It's based on my first name. Just so you know: I created Medical Veritas, Judith Curry, anti-Vaccine bingo, and maybe some other stuff I can't remember. — Unsigned, by: Jinx / talk / contribs

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Also, I am User:Jinkinson on Wikipedia.[edit]

I have been much more active on Wikipedia lately, where there is much more to monitor and edit. Jinx (talk) 23:21, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Bruce Bartlett[edit]

The vote was leaning strongly towards deletion, so I moved it into my userspace until it's ready to reenter mainspace. If you want to pop around and edit it, you know where to find me. RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:58, 4 September 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for your edits and contributions, I gave you sysop powers.Octo (talk) 22:27, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Oh wow, thanks! It's crazy how much easier becoming an admin (or whatever you wanna call it) is here than on Wikipedia. Jinx (talk) 13:10, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Noah Carl[edit]

Some people complained to Nuffield College, and Carl has today removed his university email from OpenPsych papers to a Hotmail. See here for discussion.

I believe there are also some people trying to get him fired from his job(s) although I think that's too harsh, regardless it's a victory for us his university email is no longer being used; if he wants to continue publishing pseudoscience in his spare time as an independent researcher using a Hotmail as contact on his papers - I'm not much bothered.Punisher (talk) 00:54, 9 November 2018 (UTC)


I briefly mentioned you on the OpenPsych article. I agree 100% with the comments you left. Like you, a few years back I visited OpenPsych. However, I joined to debate John Fuerst since I was invited by someone leaving comments on his blog. I quickly realised Fuerst is a white nationalist, and that the journals were being published by racist pseudoscientists; I created the OpenPsych RationalWiki article and Fuerst/Kirkegaard's articles.

Kirkegaard has been cyberstalking me since his article creation. After discovering my identity he's gone around the web creating defamatory articles about me and has recently threatened me with legal action. He's a piece of shit. Anyway, I saw what you did at OpenPsych and I agree with your criticism that it's a hereditarian echo-chamber.Punisher (talk) 16:21, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

I see. It is weird for this to be in the spotlight to such an extent. I mean I decided to submit a paper to one of their journals because I was hoping to improve the journals' reputation despite always having been uneasy regarding my affiliation with them, as I never agreed with a lot of their views despite liking the openness of the peer review process. I was sort of hoping that I could help establish the legitimacy of the journals by both publishing something that wasn't about race/IQ/etc. and by giving advice based on the considerable information I know about academic publishing. I ended up deciding that my attempting to improve the journals was almost guaranteed to fail and was doing more harm to my reputation than it could ever do good in any other respect for me to keep affiliating with them. It's one of those things that I have decidedly mixed feelings about (bad that I didn't leave sooner but good that I did so before my paper was published/accepted). Jinx (talk) 22:28, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Your thoughts?[edit]

See discussion at bottom of page. I suspect this fake user causing trouble and destroying articles is someone from OpenPsych, possibly Emil Kirkegaard, Michael Coombs (who has a history of creating fake accounts) or Noah Carl. Concerned (talk) 01:30, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey dude this is rather urgent: If RationalWiki is to salvage any credibility, someone quickly needs to address this issue. I'm leaving here anyway - one of the reasons is the hereditarianism article has been totally destroyed. There is scientific consensus within-group heritability is around 50%, yet this is laughably now described as "racist pseudoscience" on the article.Concerned (talk) 19:19, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Oh now here's a coincidence. They quote kirkegaard bullshit as true with one side of their mouth, and they accuse other people of being Kirkegaard with the other? I'm starting to put 2 and 2 together. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:38, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

James Flynn[edit]

I moved your page to draft space if you want to fix it up for mainspace: Draft:James Flynn. Bongolian (talk) 04:24, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Reddit trolling[edit]

The users on the Reddit thread are Mikemikev and Abd. Both of them are notorious for creating countless troll socks, including impersonating other users. @D was also apparently impersonated there and I now see either Mike or Abd has created a sock using my name.Tobias (talk) 22:46, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

I mean I think I already had a good idea of that since it was pointed out in the thread. I don't see "Tobias" anywhere there. I honestly don't know that much about this whole Oliver Smith/abd situation. Jinx (talk) 23:55, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Tl;dr, Reddit is full of trolls. :) — Dysk (contribs) 09:27, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jinx It's the "Smith brother conspiracy theory", there used to be an article on it but was deleted. Abd still claims there are two "Smith brothers" who edit this wiki. He never provides any evidence and just spreads misinformation.Tobias (talk) 17:16, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
lol. Abd literally has got nothing to do; he's written something like 10,000 words of nonsense in past 24 hours in response to above.Tobias (talk) 01:32, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Rename logs[edit]

Why are you deleting events on the rename log? Unless you're censoring a doxx, it really shouldn't be necessary to do that. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 00:13, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Essentially for the same reason as the users in question were renamed: their usernames were offensive attacks that violated policy. So I thought they should be deleted from public view, but if the rename log isn't publicly viewable anyway then I'll be happy to stop. Jinx (talk) 00:28, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
I also saw D (talk · contribs · block  · rights  · rename) deleting usernames from the user creation log who had offensive usernames and reasoned that it would be similarly OK to delete offensive usernames from the rename log. Also I just logged out to check and the rename log is in fact viewable publicly so I feel like these names shouldn't be there but whatever. In addition I see you restored the automatic edit summary from this page deletion that I had hidden because it was an inappropriate attack. I don't really know why you think this should be publicly viewable, to be honest, but if you insist I'll leave it up. Jinx (talk) 00:33, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
I come from the school of thought that says wikis should exercise maximum candor. So long as the information isn't actively dangerous to someone, I think it should be publicly viewable. The offending accounts were already renamed, so any harm is already mitigated. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 00:44, 30 May 2019 (UTC)