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New logo large.png Welcome to RationalWiki, LeftCenterGiggityAwRight!

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Welcome to the Dollhouse... using wikiality as a reference might not fly, though. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:08, 17 December 2008 (EST)

Hi. By the way, I can really recommend our RationalWiki:Newcomers' guide which includes cool things like how to set up your userpage.--Bobbing up 03:50, 18 December 2008 (EST)

Log of Wasted Company Money, Day 1 (12-19-08)[edit]

Learned what a "rollback" was. Today was a productive day.

Must curb religion-spiting tourette.

Day has become substantially more difficult.

Realized that I may have rolled back my own edits. Now testing theory.

Correct; I rolled back edits that I spent approximately 4 hours of company time working on (you don't even WANT to know my billing rate).

Punches wall.

Learned how to undo rollbacks.

Pats wall gently. Apologizes.

Sandbox[edit]

Hi. Chat-smiley.gif I understand that you are new to all this and I really don't want to sound like I'm jumping up and douwn about something, but there are a few points I'd politely like to make.Soapbox.gif

  • It is impolite to use other people's userpages to test theories.
  • The correct place for such tests is the RationalWiki:Sandbox.
  • Once something is posted to a userpage it is there to stay - or until the user decides to archive it. The original poster is not in a position to take it back.

Please don't take this the wrong way because, as I said, I understand that a lot of this may be new to you. Cheers, and I hope you enjoy your time editing here. Nods.gif --Bobbing up 05:05, 20 December 2008 (EST)

Hi. Thanks for turning up on my talk page to say "sorry". It's no big deal. But niw I'd just like to mention a couple of things which are also mentioned in the RationalWiki:Newcomers' guide.
  • Please remember to indent your comments on talk pages. You do this by entering one or more ":" as appropriate so as to indent your comment further than the previous one.
  • We don't usually "ping pong" conversations. That is to say we usually reply to comments on the page on which they were posted.
I feel like I'm coming across as "Mr Tell You What To Do" but these little things will give you a smother wiki-life. Actually, having looked at your edits, we probably have a similar opinion about many things - though I'm (nowadays) in little more circumspect in my phrasing. Th unsure.gif--Bobbing up 13:42, 21 December 2008 (EST)
I sincerely appreciate all the advice, and your help really furthers my admiration for this site and the people involved with it. I suppose I got a little carried away; I was really excited when I came across this community. After spending hours surfing this site (during work, naturally), I simply grew more and more enthralled by it. Hell, I even printed a copy of the Expelled:Leader's Guide commentary for future arguments, and I keep it close to my heart, always. In any case, you guys are definitely at another level, and as much as I'd like to poke around and participate in the slashing and burning of fundamentalist nonsense, I think I'll need to polish up my skills a little before I join the fiesta. For now, I'll limit my interference to correcting dates and adding supplemental information, as opposed to chucking in whole paragraphs of my inane propaganda. For now.
However, I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. To be honest, I expected a community of intelligent and witty folks like you guys to be pretty exclusive and elitist, slamming on the laymen for stumbling into their frat house. Nope, not here. Instead, I received some constructive criticism and a helping hand. My shock was profound.
It's a fine piece of art, this site, and sometimes it feels like I'm editing an episode of the Daily Show or something. Of course, I'll have to turn the "troll" in me off, which is perfectly fine. I'm just happy to be involved with a forum that I can take (mostly) seriously. Thanks again for all your help, and thanks for welcoming me into the mob. 010 18:10, 21 December 2008 (EST)
Hi again LeftCenterGiggityAwRight (or LCGAR). I'm glad you like the site. But please don't be afraid to edit - that's what wikis are all about. But equally you don't have to, just do whatever your feel comfortable with. If want to contribute something new you could have a look at our list of Lists of pseudosciences and write a stub on a red link. We're always short of people to add new stuff on that subject. But if you'd prefer a lower profile that cool too.--Bobbing up 03:19, 22 December 2008 (EST)