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Hi. Pinto's5150 Talk 20:00, 15 January 2008 (EST)
Always Watching...
Three minutes. Impressive. --Linus(plot evil tech) 20:01, 15 January 2008 (EST)
Hey, could you fill me in on what has happened with the TK block? Was he unblocked? user talk:Bohdan 17:11, 16 January 2008 (EST)
So no permaban. Thats good. And is cracker leaving the mob? user talk:Bohdan 17:16, 16 January 2008 (EST)
Cracker apparently has a "life", whatever that is. And wants to address it without the constant distraction of our wonderful entertainment possibilities :( humanUser talk:Human 20:35, 16 January 2008 (EST)
What? Is Cracker on hiatus?--PalMD-Did that sound a little harsh? 20:42, 16 January 2008 (EST)
Check the block log; and, if you have access to the seekrit cabal (there is no cabal) forums, read his post there. We'll miss ya, Pommer! humanUser talk:Human 21:07, 16 January 2008 (EST)
As a licensed physician, I am disqualified from the seekritz.--PalMD-Did that sound a little harsh? 21:14, 16 January 2008 (EST)
I thought it was the pants...... Pinto's5150 Talk 21:18, 16 January 2008 (EST)


I messed with the appearance, and possibly broke it, but I don't think so. Still playing around. Wordpress's domain stuff is down, so I can't look up my domain mapping info, damn it.--PalMD-Did that sound a little harsh? 19:30, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Doesn't look broken to me. --Linus(plot evil tech) 20:01, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Following Linkage[edit]

Quick question - are all of RationalWiki's external links set to nofollow? Does that mean any and all spamvertising is ultimately in vain, google-wise? I had a spider crawl my user page a while back (when it was still covered in spamvertising), but it didn't end up where I wanted... I dunno if that's a function of nofollow links or just a function of me not understanding Google. Anyway, just wondering, if you could help explain that'd be great. UchihaKATON! 12:49, 14 January 2008 (EST)

Yeah, external links are, by default, nofollowed. --Linus(plot evil tech) 16:26, 14 January 2008 (EST)
Addition to my previous question - does that mean that all my spamvertising here is in vain? Also, due to Jimminy overruling the nofollow vote at Wikipedia, will spamvertising (and not being caught) succeed there? UchihaKATON! 16:30, 19 January 2008 (EST)

Template help[edit]

Icon fun.svg For those of you in the mood, RationalWiki has a fun article about Linus.

I gather that you are the go-to guy for the more technical aspects of the wiki? Well, regardless, I've created a template (here) for pointing readers towards a serious articles' equivalent Funspace article. I'm trying to make it appear on the right (as of now it orients to the left), but I don't know how the wiki-code works (what I do have I pilfered from other places). Any other tweaks you have for it would be welcomed. --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 06:08, 22 January 2008 (EST) Nevermind, Linus. Genghis fixed it. --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 06:29, 22 January 2008 (EST)


Care to join our little party? NightFlareSpeak, mortal 13:39, 9 February 2008 (EST)

Already did :). --Linus(plot evil tech) 13:46, 9 February 2008 (EST)
Where's it at? Haven't been on IRC so long I forgot the 'address'... --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 13:50, 9 February 2008 (EST)
irc.freenode.net and the channel is #rationalwiki TimoT 13:53, 9 February 2008 (EST)
Correct. --Linus(plot evil tech) 13:55, 9 February 2008 (EST)

Hmmm--never learned how to do IRC properly... maybe in a bit... got to get some stuff done.Sterilexx 14:31, 9 February 2008 (EST)

I had to leave because I have this essay to write… :(. --Linus(plot evil tech) 16:11, 9 February 2008 (EST)

Template talk:Edit0[edit]

I want to make this "float", as well, so it doesn't push the start of text down a line. Any helpers? humanUser talk:Human 15:32, 12 February 2008 (EST)

This is utterly worthless. Let me take care of this… :). --Linus(plot evil tech) 15:51, 12 February 2008 (EST)
You know, I made this after I thought of asking you if there was a way to make just such a tab earlier today ;) In fact, I thought of searching MW to see if they had a workaround for this "bug" yet. Thanks! humanUser talk:Human 16:19, 12 February 2008 (EST)
You're quite welcome, sorry if my facetious aggression came across as serious… --Linus(plot evil tech) 16:32, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Oh, not at all. After all, I described it as being probably useless myself. The reason I had got to thinking about was when you popped that "edit new section" code on a debate page. The trouble with that method, of course, is it would require an arcane edit to the page to put the link on it, so I made a template without remembering to ask you (or search MW) if it could be done automagically. By the way, what was the actual technical fix? And does this mean Trent finally gave you the keys to the root sandbox password? humanUser talk:Human 17:06, 12 February 2008 (EST)
He actually did, but I simply edited MediaWiki:Common.js to include the JavaScript I had already put into personal use. --Linus(plot evil tech) 18:54, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Sweet. Hey, why not ditch the margin between "0" and "+" as well? Can you do that? Seems to make sense. humanUser talk:Human 19:57, 12 February 2008 (EST)

useful things below edit box[edit]

WHile we have <references/>, I really wish we had:

==References and notes==

As "one" clickable insertion. Do you know if it's possible to easily insert the necessary "return" in there? Or do I have to settle for adding the header as a separate option? humanUser talk:Human 15:35, 17 February 2008 (EST)

I'll see what I can do. --Linus(plot evil tech) 15:42, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Thanks! Oh, and see my last comment in the above section. Doable? humanUser talk:Human 15:45, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Ah, I did, but I promptly forgot about it. I'll look into that; however, the code for the section 0 link is JavaScript, something I'm not familiar with. --Linus(plot evil tech) 15:51, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Hmmm, and yet you added it ;) When I looked at it out of curiosity, it seemed well-commented, and there was a comment about a line that kills the margin between "edit" and "0". It's no biggie, I'd rather get my insta-ref button! humanUser talk:Human 16:06, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Looking right now… --Linus(plot evil tech) 16:18, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Sorry, I got waylaid by the upgrade… I'll do this as soon as I can. --Linus(plot evil tech) 16:19, 18 February 2008 (EST)

Edit counter[edit]

A recent conversation on my talk page brought up the fact that we don't have an edit counting device. Editor at CP expressed thought it would be nice to have one, and so do I. If it's not too much trouble, is there a mediawiki extension for this? For an idea of what I'm talking about, check here (copypaste my username in and submit to see). --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 16:08, 18 February 2008 (EST)

There is, and I tried to install it, however, apparently a know bug is occurring. --Linus(plot evil tech) 16:44, 18 February 2008 (EST)
Was that what the "Mediawiki 1.0.06" (or whatever it said) thing was? Also, what's a "know bug"? --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 16:46, 18 February 2008 (EST)
So, eh, did it work out? I'm not seeing it in Special pages. --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 19:31, 18 February 2008 (EST)
Working on it now… I'm going to try the upgrade again, and then re-install. --Linus(plot evil tech) 20:19, 18 February 2008 (EST)
I found it! On my preferences, it gives username, User ID and number of edits! Did you do it last night? Thanks, Editor at RWSchumi on Ducati? 11:29, 19 February 2008 (EST)
WP has that, too, so I suspect it's a basic MW feature. What's more interesting is to see the namespaces involved as well. But, yeah, that is still cool. This is edit #15,995... humanUser talk:Human 12:29, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Did you break the wiki?[edit]

If you're reading this you'll already have fixxed it. If not, something is making it TRY to go
http://rationalwiki.comwiki/Wiki/Special:Recentchanges when it should be going
http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Special:Recentchanges here.
CЯacke® 23:12, 18 February 2008 (EST)
I'm making a public apology for my rapid disappearance last night. Long story. I assume Trent got it sorted out, or it fixed itself? --Linus(plot evil tech) 08:01, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Please contact Trent, I'm really sorry, but I have to go… --Linus(plot evil tech) 08:12, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Waaargh! It's still f*@&#d. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 08:18, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Everything goes to www.rationalwiki.com/wiki/wiki/.... Sterilexx 08:28, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Hmm those who have Trent's e-mail, or can edit his Talk page, please... Editor at RWwas rooting for HD DVD 08:30, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Linus, our prayers are with you. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 09:20, 19 February 2008 (EST)
grrr. 11:10, 19 February 2008 (EST)
It seems that the sky is no longer falling. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

The apocalypse has been preempted. tmtoulouse heckle 11:15, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Doing a few clicks it looks like things are working now.  :-) --Bobbing up 11:20, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Still a few strange thing though. Occasionally I don't go where I expect. "Categories" and "Wanted pages" are still red links on recent changes.--Bobbing up 11:23, 19 February 2008 (EST)
I patched it up as best I could under my time constraints and am hoping Linus knows why it broke and how to fix it when he gets back. 11:51, 19 February 2008 (EST)
I temporarily got rid of the "&limit=500/1500" at template useful links to make that red go away. humanUser talk:Human 12:27, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Okay, so I've returned. I profusely apologize for my abrupt departure, I was, at that moment, informed that the time had come for me to embark on a journey that pretty well took care of my ability to use the Internet for the majority of the day, although it was otherwise a good thing. Trent, I'm sorry to have bothered you, and everyone else, I'm immensely apologetic for the inconvenience. I'll attempt to avoid situations of that nature in the future. --Linus(plot evil tech) 22:28, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Woohoo, if you engaged in sexual intercourse, or the possibility thereof, we encourage you and hope you had fun. Um, if you think you might get laid, please don't break the wiki! humanUser talk:Human 22:36, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Nookie runs are totally valid. But aren't you like, 3, or something? I don't know how I feel about nookie runs of that type.-αmεσ (tinker) 22:39, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Re age, I kid because I love :-/-αmεσ (tinker) 22:39, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Long-winded request for bug fix[edit]

It seems that since you installed the edit count extension, whenever I submit an edit, I get logged out automatically. The edit still appears in my name, but I have been magically logged out and if I want any subsequent edits to appear in my name, I have to log back in. In the debate, essayspace, and talk pages this is particularly noticable, and I have witnessed several IPs seemingly editing other, registered users' posts, when it is probably that same user who doesn't realize (or doesn't care) they have been logged out. Any way to fix this? --Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 13:47, 20 February 2008 (EST)

Not so for me, but I too get regularly logged out, maybe once a day. Editor at RWSchumi on Ducati? 13:51, 20 February 2008 (EST)
Okay, I'll see what the deal is… --Linus(plot evil tech) 19:49, 20 February 2008 (EST)
Brianetta has pointed out that the logout problem seems to be assiciated with editing http://www.rw.com and then getting returned to http://rw.com - if you aren't logged in to *both*, when you come back to http://rw.com, you are logged out.
He says that if you are logged into both, you stay "logged in". humanUser talk:Human 12:56, 22 February 2008 (EST)
That's kind of bizarre, but I'll look at it. I thought it had to do with being redirected to http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/index.php/Example instead of http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Example, but I could quite possibly be wrong. --Linus(plot evil tech) 15:43, 22 February 2008 (EST)
Okay, it should work now. There were some settings that are now apparently important that I had to set appropriately. --Linus(plot evil tech) 14:03, 23 February 2008 (EST)

New diff box style[edit]

When comparing diffs we now have the scrollboxes I noticed on WP a while back. Nice! No more weird hyper-page widths! humanUser talk:Human 17:05, 20 February 2008 (EST)

I like the "new improved" version of MW. Thank you for your trials and tribulations. humanUser talk:Human 22:31, 26 February 2008 (EST)
My belated thanks and "you're quite welcome"s, Human. --Linus(plot evil tech) 20:10, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

I'm Bored[edit]

Newtoncat.jpg SusanG 20:00, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

That's awesome! :D --Linus(plot evil tech) 20:09, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

I was around...[edit]

...so I thought I'd say hi. Hi! ГдлессЛиберал 20:59, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

GL! --Linus(plot evil tech) 21:52, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

"Legal incompetence..."[edit]

Did I do wrong? PFoster 15:52, 9 April 2008 (EDT)

No, it's really just OCD on my part… --Linus(plot evil tech) 15:55, 9 April 2008 (EDT)

Not Following[edit]

Did you ever manage to set the "CP:_" type links to nofollow? If not, User:YouKnowWho/atheism|this may necessitate some rectification. UchihaKATON! 01:33, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

I think Trent made sure they are "nofollow" quite some time ago. humanUser talk:Human 02:19, 11 May 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I did, and no, it was me. You would be shocked at how little information there is on the subject in the MediaWiki documentation. --Linus(plot evil tech) 11:55, 11 May 2008 (EDT)
Cool, nice to know that for sure. humanUser talk:Human 20:09, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
And Andy wants to give MF a Gummy Bear! humanUser talk:Human 20:09, 12 May 2008 (EDT)


Could you rename user:FuckYou to something along the lines of user:IHeartUnicorns? ThunderkatzHo! 15:30, 1 June 2008 (EDT)

Certainly. --λινυσ() 15:31, 1 June 2008 (EDT)


I have replied to your comment on my reply page. I hope you can reply, so I can then reply a second time.
Do not reply here. I can only keep track of so many replies. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. 20:56, 1 June 2008 (EDT)

I made just another the very first Rational Blog! I can't use it, though, as I'm nowhere near a computer. But thanks for making that. Lyra § talk 23:03, 1 June 2008 (EDT)
Excellent! And you're quite welcome, it's been on the itinerary for a while. --λινυσ() 23:07, 1 June 2008 (EDT)

I have also replied to you on my talk page, and I have encountered a problem which I will not discuss here, as it is already on my talk page. Also, I would have sent a very urgent e-mail message to you, but a goat was eating using my computer. ThunderkatzHo! 23:13, 2 June 2008 (EDT)


Ah, Linus, nobody would notice this but me. You see, when I first registered thus username here, I made a spelling error in "Belaqua." Thus, could you please rename me "Lyra Silvertongue?" (wp:Lyra_Belacqua for reference). Thanks, Lyra § talk 23:31, 2 June 2008 (EDT)


I find I have two important things to yell say to you. I shall therefor summarize briefly:

  1. Wha--?You...! Y--! SYSOP...! YOU BAS--!Arrrrgghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
  2. I haven't received any email to activate my Jellyblog. Be a dear and tell me what's going on? <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. 08:42, 3 June 2008 (EDT)


You have replied. But I have replied to your reply. Please reply to the reply of your reply. Bye. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. 07:13, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

Additionally, this has been very funny, but please desysop me. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. 08:30, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

I didn't receive an e-mail the first time I tried either (but I also told it to not give me a blog that time). Anyway, Redundant Repetitions is up and running. ThunderkatzHo! 11:45, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

I have now activated my Jellyblog. Fear me. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. 12:07, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

Blog stuff[edit]

Have you figured out how to make example.rationalblog.org work as www.example.com? tmtoulouse heckle 17:38, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

I believe so, yes… the basic procedure is described here, and it should be applicable to RationalBlogs. --λινυσ() 21:56, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

How much is this blag stuff costing you anyway? ThunderkatzHo! 22:06, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

I've been meaning to ask what ever happened to my blog. It simply disappeared and I was so taken aback that couldn't be arsed to ask. Jollyfish.gifGenghismutating 22:53, 4 June 2008 (EDT)
Genghis: Ah, I'll attempt to revive it. Sorry about that. Thuderkatz: Nothing extra, free software, hosted on the same server as RW. Don't you love the GPL? --λινυσ() 22:55, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

Because Rationalblogs is more or less a product of RationalWiki, by RationalWikians, hows'about we prominently display a link declaring our affiliation with them on the main Rationalblogs page? Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 23:34, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

Yea the main page needs to be re-done, I will look into it. The cost, as Linus said, is minimal unless it suddenly becomes immensely popular. At the moment its $10 a year for the domain registration. tmtoulouse heckle 14:27, 5 June 2008 (EDT)


So as not to pollute the other talk page. I just discovered the wonders of phpinfo() and found where the php.ini file is stored. Let us see if that helps. I am uploading now. tmtoulouse heckle 17:35, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

When it's done, place the following line in it:
upload_max_filesize = 48M
if something similar is not already in place. If it doesn't work, move the file to public_html/wiki, and if that doesn't work, move it to public_html. google:php.ini --λινυσ() 17:45, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

Also: PHP: ini_set, http://www.php.net/manual/en/configuration.php#configuration.file PHP: Runtime Configuration], and using a php.ini file. --λινυσ() 17:48, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

I altered the max up load size but it is still failing. I am on fucking DSL at the moment so it is painful, are you on cable? Want to give it a try on your end? tmtoulouse heckle 18:00, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

Next question[edit]

How is your mysql? tmtoulouse heckle 17:38, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

Fairly good, I believe… You mean my SQL skills, or my MySQL administration ones? --λινυσ() 17:46, 24 June 2008 (EDT)
Here is the challenge then. Basic table structure is something like this:
NameDateSome Data

How do you query this database to return only the most recent date and data per name. Attempted queries have included:

select * from table group by Name having date=max(date);

This doesn't return duplicate tables at all.

select distinct name, max(date),data from table;

this returns only one name, the max date but does not link the data column to the date.

Any ideas? tmtoulouse heckle 17:53, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

I don't know if it's possible to achieve this via raw SQL, you may have to run it through some sort of secondary program. Don't believe me, though, I need to brush up on my (My)SQL. It seems to me, though, that this is not something that SQL is well-suited to. Off the top of my head, what you would want to do is break it up into individual names, and then select the greatest dates from each set. --λινυσ() 18:01, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

Yea I might try some subqueries next, but subquery structure gives me a headache. tmtoulouse heckle 18:03, 24 June 2008 (EDT)
I know, wheels within wheels… within boxes… within plastic peanuts. --λινυσ() 18:05, 24 June 2008 (EDT)


I have added your Turbonerd blog to my blogroll, along with every name I recognised on the RationalBlogs list. I demand you reciprocate! :) <blink></blink> <blink></blink> 04:41, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

Link reciprocated. Does anyone want the extra three-or-so people a month that I'll send your way? --λινυσ() 08:23, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
That would more than double my current readership, Linus :) At the moment it's just Anders and me. And, occasionally, Rational Afikomen. <blink></blink> <blink></blink> 08:38, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
'Tis the quality of the readers that matters, not the quantity, Jelly! --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 08:40, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
I agree! But the quality of my readership is not strnen, so your moot is point. <blink></blink> <blink></blink> 08:50, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
Oh, mercy. This is practically a disease of conceit. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 10:17, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
I'll explain mine if you explain yours. <blink></blink> <blink></blink> 10:24, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
I understood yours perfectly well, thankyouverymuch - The Quality of Mercy is not Strnen by that band whose name escapes me at the moment. Disease of Conceit is, naturally, a song by Bob Dylan from his album Oh Mercy. You would know these things if you listened to real music instead of all that electronica... stuff. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 10:36, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
AK, did you just attack electronica? On my page? --λινυσ() 13:15, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
He did indeed. And earlier when you weren't here and couldn't have seen it but nevertheless it is true he said that you were a "teacup factory". And I don't even know what he meant by it! Oh, Anders, won't you give up your Liberal Profanity?! <blink></blink> <blink></blink> 13:20, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
WHAT? --λινυσ() 13:41, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
Do not listen to these ramblings, Linus. Chaos has a long history of Scyzophoan deceit. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 14:18, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

Tending towards libertarianism[edit]

Since you say you tend towards libertarianism, what keeps you from becoming a Libt?

Given that tendency, are you kidding about being a communist? If not, how do you reconcile the two?

You chose Linus because of Torvalds, and you are a Linux guy?

RemBeau 22:08, 8 July 2008 (EDT)

Well, I really am pretty much an economic communist, ideally, but I tend to be socially libertarian. So I'm pretty much a hard-line economic liberal, while being somewhat softer on social politics.
And my name is actually Linus. It's something of a long story. --λινυσ() 09:55, 9 July 2008 (EDT)

I have watered your plants[edit]

Marginally Less Chaos!Audacity! 22:52, 16 July 2008 (EDT)

I have also eaten your cheese[edit]

Marginally Less Chaos!Audacity! 22:55, 16 July 2008 (EDT)

I have liberated your milkshake[edit]

~ Gloom(is never asleep) 21:16, 26 July 2008 (EDT)

You never reply to my silly musings :( ~ Gloom(is never asleep) 21:31, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
I'm sorry. :( --λινυσ() 21:33, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
I don't know what waveforms are :( ~ Gloom(is never asleep) 21:36, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
Would it help if I said that I'm too tired to distinctly recall myself? I think they're the way an object described as a wave. --λινυσ() 22:05, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
Aren't you tired of that symbol in your signature turning into a black blog on you talk page? ~ Gloom(is never asleep) 22:11, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
Erm… no, I suppose? --λινυσ() 22:44, 26 July 2008 (EDT)

George Spena[edit]

I brought this up with tmt until he reminded me that this is your area. There's a blog at RationalBlogs called George Spena that is probably a splog. Could you look into it? ThunderkatzHo! 15:47, 3 September 2008 (EDT)

And while you're at it, seo2727 and yesido are possibly splogs as well. ThunderkatzHo! 18:01, 3 September 2008 (EDT)

Done. RB seems to have become a target for spammers, aggravatingly enough. --λινυσ() 18:43, 3 September 2008 (EDT)

Insanely cute[edit]

Long-eared jerboa.jpg

This article is personally approved by the LORD Jerboa.
This page is part of Jerboabite canon.
Thus, the facts contained herein are unassailable.

Yes, it is, isn't it! ^_^ New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 18:18, 6 September 2008 (EDT)

Entirely so. I think that perhaps the best description of it is "d'awwwwwwww! :3", or something to that effect. --λινυσ() 18:23, 6 September 2008 (EDT)
I think the W in the name makes it cuter still. New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 18:27, 6 September 2008 (EDT)
I thoroughly concur. This is my new favorite icon. --λινυσ() 18:30, 6 September 2008 (EDT)

Something is wrong[edit]

That's what you said on the WIGO CP page, but your link doesn't actually say what is wrong, it's just a permalink to the whole page. I know the whole thing's wrong, but can you be a little more specific? --Kels 18:18, 7 September 2008 (EDT)

That doesn't help as much as you'd think, we already know there's something wrong with Andy. Do you mean his obsession with Obama? Do you mean jumping on the "my Muslim faith" thing? Do you mean sticking all the smears in the lede? Most of that isn't terribly new, help me out here. --Kels 18:28, 7 September 2008 (EDT)
I changed it to a couple diffs before when he added the "Muslim faith" quote, since that seemed to be what was intended. Did that help? ħumanUser talk:Human 19:33, 7 September 2008 (EDT)
Well, I was kind of trying to point to the whole "OBAMA IS A MUSLIM" thing in general… --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 21:51, 7 September 2008 (EDT)

RationalBlogs is under attack![edit]

Well, kinda. But we're getting a lot more splogs: holmstroem - the diary of, Harrison Bellace, the blog of sergeeva, mignonsin cool things, my mindholmquist, and applebaugh - just another weblog. The following are probably splogs, but aren't known for sure: Jeramiah Heath, Jazzy Reading, Questionable Hackers, Douglas James, and seo2727. ThunderkatzHo! 19:41, 8 September 2008 (EDT)

Gaaaah! I'll have to close registration, I suppose… --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 21:58, 8 September 2008 (EDT)
Direct people to a page on here to request blogs. Would better integrate the two sites. 22:02, 8 September 2008 (EDT)
I'm thinking (again) of migrating my old blog to rationalblogs. I own the domain name, so I can redirect it, with the right info. The only traffic it really gets is when I refer to my old posts, but it would be nice to have it here rather than at WP.-- Asclepius staff.png-PalMD --Does this sig line make me look fat? 19:04, 1 October 2008 (EDT)

Another one!?[edit]

Is your name actually Linus? You're the second one I've come across online in as many days! Not counting myself, of course. I found one just the other day on Profane Existence! Keep the hope alive when Schultz's comics shall blight us no more...(echoes).... 13:59, 1 October 2008 (EDT)

I think his real name is Linus. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 15:15, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
(The original statement was by me, not realizing I hadn't logged in. Drinks and apologies all around). Radioactive, that's what I'm saying. It's just a very rare name, I've only come across 3 others in me whole bloomin' life! Harbinger 16:48, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
Yes, my real name is, indeed, Linus, and yes, I am named after the comic strip character. It's a rather long story. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 17:00, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
Very cool, dude. We gotta form a league. I'm named after Linus Pauling, so I don't know if you win the namesake arguement. Time will tell. Harbinger 17:27, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
Another Linus? On RationalWiki? This is astonishing! Yes, we must form a league. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 17:30, 1 October 2008 (EDT)


Is currently not what it was. Is this permanent? An accident? Que pasó? ThunderkatzHo! 21:43, 1 December 2008 (EST)

Oh dear… It would appear to be an accident, but it may not be able to be rectified without the expenditure of money… --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 22:54, 30 December 2008 (EST)
*grumble* It's been like that for a while. *grumble* That was what I linked to when I commented on blogs; my old comments link to a damn placeholder page. *grumble grumble* Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 23:36, 30 December 2008 (EST)
Is there a "purchase this domain" link, or the like?… --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ()


You're back! Time bastard Hoover! 12:21, 6 March 2009 (EST)

I will attempt to be! --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 15:43, 6 March 2009 (EST)
W00t! BTW, do you still have any access to the server? We've been having trouble on RWW. Time bastard Hoover! 16:35, 6 March 2009 (EST)
I think so, theoretically… What is needed? --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 22:34, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
The site needs the ConfirmEdit extension and Trent's WIGO voting extension added. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 23:01, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
As a personal request, could you also throw in Trent's editcount extension? Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 23:01, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
This is unbelievably good. We're getting back old members. Next up: AmesG. --Prim arthropleura.jpg 00:16, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Er, you're two months late to this party, centipede. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:21, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Hooray for AP tests, theses, etc. :/ --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 23:04, 19 May 2009 (UTC)s


Hi. Now that's a name which has been absent from recent changes for a while.--BobNot Jim 22:02, 25 October 2009 (UTC)


Hello stranger. Nice to know you're still around. I am eating Toast& honeychat 22:04, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey there! ħumanUser talk:Human 23:02, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Greetings, everyone! It's nice to see you all here. : D --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 23:08, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Hey, dude! Sterile sheep 23:47, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Hang on a minute[edit]

You're Jewish and Christian? Bastard educated Phantom Hoover! 22:14, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Messianic Jew, until recently. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 22:24, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
What do you mean "until recently"? Back to Judaism or now a full blown Christian? Or maybe you've seen the light and converted to the path of unbelief? Anyway, nice to see you back, do you feel up to upgrading the forum to the latest version of the software (not that many people visit it much any more). Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 22:39, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
The third. Anyway, I shall attempt to do so, if I get the password, and have time... My high school's senior thesis is due on the fourth. It's a bit of a nightmare. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 23:07, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Well make sure you have your priorities right. The forums have ground to a halt because of the outdated bb software. Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 23:16, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
You could've asked me to upgrade the forum... I always assumed people didn't care any more, so I didn't bother with it. -- Nx / talk 23:24, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Pretty much my thoughts on the matter as well. tmtoulouse 23:26, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Is it truly due to the older phpbb software? Anyway, good to see you Linus. Seeing as how we are no longer hosted on any of the machines you used to have access to I don't think you have any passwords anymore. If you are truly interested in picking up the forums as a project again let me know and we can work something out. tmtoulouse 23:20, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
I think the fora have been supplanted by the saloon bar. I am eating Toast& honeychat 23:22, 25 October 2009 (UTC)


By the way, the copyright status of our logo is rather mixed, while you are here do you think you could go ahead and release copyright "officially" over to me? tmtoulouse 23:23, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

You're missed[edit]

Gentle revered user, we have removed your bureacratship due to inactivity. This is because we don't want to confuse the N00bs who might be looking for someone who can help them with wiki issues. If you return, we will gladly reappoint you. We miss you, and will celebrate your return with many balloons!

Nutty Rouxnever mind 04:37, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Balloons.svg Welcome back! Uke Blue 01:14, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Obviously just see any crat for your old hat back if you want it. Nice to see an old timer around. I'm Nutty. What's up? Nutty Rouxnever mind 01:21, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Don't trust Nutty. Fuckthat 01:40, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Ignore the noobs, they are evil scientists! Wow, you almost made it to one full year without an edit! Nice to see you around again. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:56, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, everyone! I think I'll decline the offer of enhanced privileges -- I'm rather occupied with college -- however, I plan to regularly drop by! You guys are fantastic. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 08:23, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Good luck with your studies, Linus. Glad to see you're working hard.  Lily Inspirate me. 08:56, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Fuck me! (request, not an exclamation)[edit]

I haven't "seen" you in such a long time, mate. Not see you in a long time.- π 09:24, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

I know! My real life has be pretty intrusive for... a really long time. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 09:25, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi. That was a long break.--BobSpring is sprung! 10:13, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I do concur. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 13:02, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Hey there :) We should start an old-timers club. A "cabal", if you will. We could take over this place with our old-school wiki-fu! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:55, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi Linus, I sort of took over while you were gone. I'm a big deal. Let's talk. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 03:56, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Human: we should! I do concur. Nutty Roux: But I didn't do anything besides be vaguely noncommittal about things (a situation which has, thank goodness, changed) and somewhat helpful technically! However, I concur with you (re talking) as well. --Cyan mowse 2.png λινυσ() 05:11, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
There is no cabal. sterile sheep 13:21, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
So I slept with Nutty for nothing then? Disappointing. SJ Debaser 13:36, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Not for nothing, I'm sure you got a good experience and some personal enjoyment out of it too. Scarlet A.pngpostate 13:48, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Come visit?[edit]

Hey, you. Wiki's been kinda in a strange spot lately, lots of yelling, and I was hoping to get some familar faces to give it some love. Edit a bit. Say hi. I know you're probably busy, but if you have some time, say hi at least! steriletalk 01:46, 19 May 2011 (UTC)