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You're nominated![edit]

You've got a shot at becoming a mod (a modshot?) in the upcoming by-election. ScepticWombat (talk) 05:58, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

I'm flattered! But no thanks.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 10:33, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Apparently this was your 10,000th edit.--JorisEnter (talk) 12:15, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! I knew those tons of small unnecessarily repetitive edits would pay off someday! Now when do I get my trophy and cash prize?--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 12:18, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
You get as much air as you like for your air mattress!--JorisEnter (talk) 12:20, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Thsnks again[edit]

.... for Comparative method. Another article I thought of starting but figured would never fly here. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 00:42, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Glad I could be of help!--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 00:49, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Weaseloid insists on fighting over what to call Tesla[edit]

Or maybe he has a problem with my snarky footnote. As you stated to like the formulation and he claims me to be the only voice of "my side", I invite you to state your case at talk:Nikola Tesla. If you rather not get involved in an edit war as silly as this one, that's fine by me. All the best another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 22:20, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Stop. You're wrong. --Castaigne2 (talk) 23:12, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Hola![edit]

Qué te gusta hacer?-⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 22:50, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Long walks on the beach, editing RW. You know, the usual.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 05:34, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Noted. También me gusta editing RW.-⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 05:05, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Don't speak Mexican! This is not Mexico! another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 15:16, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
What's this? People speaking Spanish? How dare they! Mexico for all of you! Sieg Heil! Donald J. Trump (talk) 21:43, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
He's speaking Austrian! Ban him! To Austria! another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 22:50, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
This country's going to hell! Ever since we let those damn Australians back into this country, everything has gone to shit! What the hell did we go to war with them for in the first place!? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 23:26, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Wait, there was a war against Australia? another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 00:00, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
I believe there was, yes. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:25, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Sieg ?Heil?-Donald J. Trump (talk) 23:38, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

No entiendo. ¿Qué es ese "sick hail"? ¿Está hablando de la lluvia ácida?--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 11:45, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
What? Try speaking American, it's the only language I understand.-President Donald J. Trump (talk) 02:39, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
¿ESTÁ HABLANDO DE LA LLUVIA ÁCIDA?--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 02:44, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@Donald J. Trump He said,"I don't understand. What is that "sick hail"? Are you talking about acid rain?"-⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 02:49, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@Krej Mexico for you!-President Donald J. Trump (talk) 02:56, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Don't be an idiot, Donald Trump!-Hillary R. Clinton (talk) 23:10, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Hillary is getting into the gutter with Donald. Boo. Hiss. another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 23:15, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@Donald J. Trump Cállate idiota!-⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 23:18, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Apply directly to mainspace[edit]

Hi Krej! I stole that great quote you have on your userpage and put it as the opener for our Skepticism article. I hope that's fine. All the best buddy, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 10:07, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Stole? From me? Pff. If there's anyone who stole it, it's me.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 10:35, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Who did you steal it from? another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 16:20, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
The... guy who wrote the comment? I guess?--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 07:40, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Nationalism in history textbooks[edit]

Hey, I noticed you wrote the article and wanted to ask before I did anything... but would you be ok with me changing the tone in a few places? For instance:

The nation is presented as being an immaculate entity that has never done any harm to anyone, but has been perpetually wronged by others,[3] with any massacres or wrongs committed by "us" being completely ignored. This image of a saintly victim that is opposed to the fiendish, oppressive Other promotes a siege mentality[wp] which leads to suspicion, mistrust, and hatred towards other nations, which are perceived as being "enemies of the nation" with no redeeming qualities. This is also used as justification for irredentism. Since "we" are a perfect, peace-loving folks who would never dream of oppressing anyone, it is preferable that "our" country be as large as possible. Such an attitude also works in favor of assimilation or oppression of minorities; as "our" nation is superior to all others, the world would be objectively better if other groups belonged to our nation.[5]

Statements like "never done harm to anyone", "perpetually wronged by others", "completely ignored", "perfect", "no redeeming qualities" are what I'm uneasy about; they don't change the main thrust of what we're saying, but they're hyperbolic and I feel like they read like we're banking on the reader being convinced by the way the article is written instead of its content. Proposed revision:

The nation is often presented as an immaculate entity that has rarely, if ever, done harm to anyone; wrongs "we" have committed are often stifled, revised, or outright ignored. Wrongs of which "we" are on the receiving end, however, are frequently emphasized, embellished, and may even be fabricated[3]. This caricature of a saintly victim engaged against fiendish, oppressive Others tends to promote a siege mentality[wp] which leads to suspicion, mistrust, and hatred directed towards other nations, groups, and individuals. Extreme nationalism may be used as a justification for irredentism as well. Since "we" are a peace-loving people who would never dream of oppressing anyone (or at least anyone who matters), it is preferable that "our" country be as large as possible. Such an attitude also works in favor of assimilation and oppression of minorities; as "our" nation is universally superior, the world would be objectively better off if said world contained within it only our nation and our kind of people.[5]

Is this reasonable? Am I nitpicking? Would you be ok with applying this sort of change to the whole article? Let me know what you think? Thanks. B) talk 21:36, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Your edits seem pretty reasonable to me. Have at it, champ.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 22:22, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks! Best - B) talk 02:31, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
No, thank you. Your version is definitely an improvement on mine.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 02:41, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

You need ninja powers[edit]

...so your (very nice) edits stop filling up the recent changes feed! Could some kindly tech who reads this endow Krej with Ninja, plz? Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:52, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

How dare you insinuate I'm clogging the intertubes — I'll have you know my tubes are working just fine, thank you very much!--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 10:50, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

You've been nominated as a moderator[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 02:29, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

After all this time...[edit]

...you finally have ninja powers.--JorisEnter (talk) 11:55, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Taking care of business! Nice one Joris Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:11, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks!--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 18:02, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Is this correct?[edit]

I ask regarding this edit. You're the language expert around these parts, afaik. If the edit is correct, please leave it in. If the edit is incorrect, please undo it/roll it back. Thanks! All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:46, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, but I don't know Latin.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 04:09, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Vaping draft[edit]

User:David Gerard/Vaping - strikes me you probably have lots for this.

Troubles so far:

  1. just chatting casually to vapers, holy shit. Vapers will argue any point into the ground, you'd almost think they were rationalising addicts who felt their addiction was under threat. So it'll need to be cited to the phrase level.
  2. Bad stuff I mostly got from US people, the hearty recommendations are from UK people. And I don't have anything on regulation of composition in the UK. That said, UK research suffers tremendous tobacco company capture. It's a minefield of lies and bullshit.

so this is nothing like ready for live yet. But hopefully we can get a good article out - David Gerard (talk) 11:02, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

I wish I could help, but I don't know anything about vaping. Sorry.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 16:19, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Awesome Award[edit]

Thanks for sticking with us for all these years.

A close up of an awesome, amazing goat's face.

Awesome Award

for

Krej

Reason: being awesome

--ClickerClock (talk) 10:10, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Awwwwwwww, that's so sweet. Thanks!--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 16:11, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Interlanguage links[edit]

Hello there, Krej! I noticed that you contribute substantial amounts to the Russian-language RW. FuzzyCatPotato has now fixed the inter-language RW links, if you'd like to use them when you edit, they look like this:

  • English side: {{Ru|Пищевые добавки}}
  • Russian side: {{Ан|Nutritional supplement}}

Bongolian (talk) 21:41, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

"Substantial" is a bit much, and it's more "contributed" than "contribute", but thanks for letting me know!--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 04:36, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Since you know Portuguese[edit]

Patrol Ciencia? —ClickerClock (talk) 05:12, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I have done so.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 06:14, 25 October 2017 (UTC)