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Aboriginal Noise (talk) 17:10, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Whee, I almost pissed my jeans ... MarmotHead (talk) 18:43, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

Your edits seem useful and constructive, so although you've only been around for a bit, I've autopatrolled you. This means your edits will stop leaving red exclamation marks all over the place. It might do some other stuff I don't remember, like allow you to avoid Captcha or something. - Grant (talk) 21:23, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

I make one little mistake and this is my punishment? Wow, REDACTED years ago that would have made for a very different childhood. MarmotHead (talk) 21:41, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry to have done this to you, but you had it coming. Now all you can do is suffer! - Grant (talk) 22:15, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Sysop[edit]

I'm sorry, you've been useful and a sensible editor in public. Such behaviour cannot go unpunished - David Gerard (talk) 12:54, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Now look what you've done. You have even more responsibilities than those I foisted upon you earlier! Tsk tsk. - Grant (talk) 13:57, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
We must quell this uprising of common sense immediately! Zero (talk) 14:08, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Who is this sensible sane guy you're talking about? I guess I'll have to keep up the act some more ... MarmotHead (talk) 16:12, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Groupthink[edit]

Nothing personal at all -- see the message here for why my big revert. TeenageWasteland (talk) 19:55, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

No offense taken. I didn't notice the article's space. Also, my move was a bit arrogant and impatient ... MarmotHead (talk) 20:12, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
I felt sorry for you that your edit was reverted after you put so much work into it. I copied it to Groupthink so your work won't be lost. Proxima Centauri (talk) 06:17, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Actually, it was 10 minutes of reading stuff and a burst of writing. Next time I try that, it'll come out like a sixth grader making a short story out of a grocery list.MarmotHead (talk) 14:19, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Seriously[edit]

Your User:page #1 nearly made me asphyxiate. From laughing, sicko! Kassorlae (talk) 19:53, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! The real accomplishments are easy to see/ignore. The trivial ones, however, are like sand drifting through the desert and ... [premature metaphor death]. MarmotHead (talk) 19:59, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Like a candle in the wind, which is pronounced wind. Kassorlae (talk) 20:12, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Repilied on my talk page about Genetics of race - that's what you were talking about, right? Kassorlae (talk) 18:36, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Yup. I'm pretty good at guessing/explaining new things, but also prone to making dumb mistakes. MarmotHead (talk) 18:48, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Nah, it was just a little ambiguous which article it was. Had to think there for a little bit. Switching tasks from Excel to RW Kassorlae (talk) 20:12, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

...For this. I don't thank other users often enough for helping out with deadlinks, that has to change. --TheLateGatsby (The end of the dock ) 17:17, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! It's a great thing to do with a dead brain and access to the internet. MarmotHead (talk) 17:19, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
It is that simple, and still ignored. --TheLateGatsby (The end of the dock ) 18:27, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Snowball clause[edit]

There are times when a full bureaucratic process is obviously not needed. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 01:32, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Ah! Well that one certainly qualified. It hurt to read it. MarmotHead (talk) 02:31, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Personality cult[edit]

Alright; but by that definition shouldn't Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, and Kim Jong-un count as well? Could you add those 3? Amateur Encyclopedist (talk) 23:17, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Better yet, I'll dive in to the discussion my knee jerk grumpiness may have started. Or just grab a beer. MarmotHead (talk) 02:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Feeding trolls[edit]

Oh noes! I fed the troll

I don't know enough about the studies, meta-studies, rebuttals, or empty bottles to have an opinion. In cases like this, after a few sallies back and forth my tendency is to roll back persistently without comment. Also page protection. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 19:29, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Good advice. You're now to blame for a minute increase in my wisdom as well as a tentative foray into slide guitar. MarmotHead (talk) 19:32, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
If you have the ready cash, you can now buy bottlenecks at the music store. Better than the home-made ones, since you're less likely to cut yourself on the jagged edge, or get arrested for carrying one around. BBC Transatlantic Sessions: Ste. Anne's Reel Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 19:41, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Don't even bother[edit]

There's no point in wasting time with another Tisane--Miekal 20:00, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I'll try ... thanks. MarmotHead (talk) 20:01, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

"A younger version of me"…[edit]

You said that I was like you when you were young. Just out of curiosity, how so? Also, when you were how young? Finally, what do you mean by "less painful"? MESSIAH OF DOOM Adorn the new king…Dolan.png 12:02, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

I might be full of shit, but it was about 20 years ago. I was direly depressed (diagnosable, almost institutionally), ambitious but unfocused, creative but not creating. I was sensitive to others (in good and bad ways). I was an attention whore (to use your words). I was a misfit among "normals" (too odd) and among misfits (not odd enough). Music had all the answers (OK, that's still true!). I see pain in you. That's not psychic powers or woo or even science, just an intuitive sense. To be fair, I (and everyone) tend to view the world through my own biases, so I could be, and hopefully am, wrong. MarmotHead (talk) 14:35, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Dude. You're not me from the future are you? All jokes aside, that is actually like, 98.643% accurate. MESSIAH OF DOOM Don't read look every behind second you wordDolan.png 13:08, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, Michael J Fox played us in an extremely fictionalized version of our story.
Seriously, if that's you're story, you're on a good path, taking small steps (college, for example) that lead to other better things in the future. The road may be bumpy (even dangerous), but it goes to good places. MarmotHead (talk) 14:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Facebook[edit]

Pls can we be frand. DØØM MĖSSIÅH Deaf and blind and dumb and born to followDolan.png 13:45, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

If I FBed, but alas, that falls in my behind-the-times pile. I blog, off and on (currently off), about music and life, but outside of email, this is my only e-socialization. MarmotHead (talk) 14:28, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, okay. MĖSSIÅH ØF DØØM Prying open my third eyeDolan.png 04:05, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

DIABEETIS[edit]

Just saw that additional link on Causation/Correlation. I probably should've been a bit clearer (sorry!) -- Yep, you're correct; I was more referring to "different types of obesity" that the footnote talks about. All I could find talking about "types of obesity" was based on categorizing by BMI/weight class. Noir LeSable (talk) 20:02, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

(And thanks for the BMI comment, by the by! If there's anything you see that needs correcting, please do so/let me know! I've been trying to brush up on weight-related science/woo ever since it kinda hit home personally.) Noir LeSable (talk) 20:08, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that your targeted point is nebulous/wrong (i.e. you are correct to doubt it). I don't know what the right version is though. I'm just a humble statistician working on other folk's obesity data.
Side note: with this section title, I finally I know what Wilford Brimley's cue cards looked like. MarmotHead (talk) 20:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Feminist talk page[edit]

Do I need to do anything special in order to reply? I'd like to ask the most recent poster why the study is "dumb." It's a peer-reviewed research paper published in a fully accredited scientific journal.

Hey again, sorry to bother. For whatever reason, I don't think I'm going to be able to edit that page today. Regardless, is there a way of creating a debate page? If possible, could you create one for a specific topic? I know this might be asking a lot, but I think it's an important issue that feminists (in MY experience) refuse to acknowledge without labeling me an MRA (which I detest, as I am no MRA) or a misogynist. I truly believe based on the available scientific evidence that feminists are wrong about gender stereotypes. I believe that biologically, women are naturally more nurturing,and that they are predisposed to certain tendencies even if nurture should override this in a sense. Is there a way to debate this issue as a topic? Because I think that there's this idea written into the articles here that the opposite is correct: that nature takes a backseat to nurture. Parogar (talk) 18:48, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
There is a way to do that. It'll be the kind of page know as "Forum", I think. You may face some anti-MRA sentiment here, too, since we've occasionally been bombarded by real MRA crap. Whether you deserve it or not, the actions of others may result in a little spillover onto you. Tread carefully!
As for your gender difference ideas, I disagree, but not for purely scientific reasons. Thus, I'll mostly keep my participation in the debate inside my own head! I would prefer it, however, if such gender difference discussions were restricted to talk of tendencies and effort placed on reducing the societally-induced parts. But that's my preference. MarmotHead (talk) 18:57, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
I read this after I posted it. I found out how to start a debate. Ah, I'll read it over and see if I put anything down. Also, I'm not an MRA. I don't like Men's Rights Activists. I find it ... there's really no other word than "obnoxious" for middle-aged white men to march up and down whimpering about white men inequality. Parogar (talk) 19:12, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
For MRAs, I hear ya. You made a credible start on the debate page, it seems, and are on your way. Enjoy! MarmotHead (talk) 19:14, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

I am very sorry[edit]

I was wrong in how I spoke to you, and I was extremely, unnecessarily rude in my replies. I should not treat anyone this way and I hope you will accept my apology. Parogar (talk) 21:14, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I wasn't offended. Yes, you felt strongly about your point, but you didn't actively insult me, so that's cool! MarmotHead (talk) 21:21, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


I saw what you wrote about gender roles. If nothing else, I can empathize with you now. I'm usually absentminded when it comes to the whole empathy thing. Parogar (talk) 21:50, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Some statements on Feminism page[edit]

Hey, I've been reading an article on feminism, found a few unsupported statements (or, even worse, some links were _not_ supporting what had been stated).

Posted what I found on talk page; the reaction that I got was:

> Way too tired for BoN whining today

I saw you were active on that page as well, just give you a heads-up to review the article (don't really want to start editing the article itself just now) - and also wanted to ask if that's an accepted behaviour on RW.

176.52.35.148 (talk) 17:26, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

No user will be stood up against the wall for being rudely (or politely) dismissive. You can't force people to pay you attention. And the fact that one user is not willing to engage with you is not the end of the world - other people may be happy to do so.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:37, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
> user is not willing to engage with you
That would've been fine. He _did_ pay attention and engaged with me - only to write off what has been said, and insult me.
Okay, I understood that it's considered acceptable here.
176.52.35.148 (talk) 17:45, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for stopping by ... lunch time? Oops, I've gotta go. MarmotHead (talk) 18:02, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Just making sure of something[edit]

Hello, i saw on my talk page your "Demoted" post. I just need to be sure of something: was the word chosen for the title satirical (along with the way your idea was conveyed), or did i actually do something wrong and i failed to grasp what atrocity did i commit? While it seems to be the 1st case, i prefer to avoid unnecessary vagueness. Thanks you for replying. Imadmagician (talk) 22:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

It's just the local version of "You're a sysop now ... just like almost everyone else." All is well!
If you see me changing your edits don't be offended. You have a similar habit to me (long sentences) that I seem able to address in others but not my self. Enjoy!! MarmotHead (talk) 12:14, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Avengerofthe BoN's sysop-tstaus[edit]

According to the user rights log, Avengerofthe BoN was added to the sysops-group, but according to the user rights management page and the BoN user list, he is no sysop. Something is rotten in the land of Denmark!--Arisboch ☞✍☜☞✉☜ ∈)☼(∋ 00:59, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

When I just checked those pages out, ABoN was added there. Do you disagree with my choice? Denmark does make some smelly cheese ... MarmotHead (talk) 04:03, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Undelete, please[edit]

I thought the whole point of userspace was so you can have a little freer rein for social, cultural, etc. commentary. Men's Rights EXTREMIST (talk) 17:48, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

It is, but I don't think that fits. I won't undelete it, but I won't fight it if someone else does. MarmotHead (talk) 22:20, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

You and Conservapdia are two stupid importers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On pretending to be of God and the other of sense, but the one disobeys God and the other promotes nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you are the worse of the two! Conservapedia gives people the right to blank their pages. You don't!!!! You are the site for atheist bigots and liars like Conservapedia is for false Christians. 22:43, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

WAAAAUUUUGH!!!!!!1!ONE!!!@!! lmao--JorisEnter (talk) 22:45, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

T-Mobile block[edit]

I like the way you put that, "using nuclear weapons to swat a fly." What a blithering idiot, hardblocking a major ISP for "pi*infinity." Even TK wasn't that rash. I was hoping he'd be stupid enough to launch a witch hunt for my DSL provider's IP ranges. Tgen again, I'm secretly hoping R-W will use this to its advantage as an opportunity to purge its sysop pool of morons. This is why I always thought giving every Tom, Dick, and Harry the mop was fucking stupid. This is also why young Wikipedians' RfAs get oppose votes splely based on age. Come on Eileen (talk) 17:30, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

I'm not a fan of range blocks, but I don't mind giving out sysop generously. That's what allows us to act without range blocks; lots of people can do the small thing to revert the stupid and/or trolling comments that occasionally appear. Plus, in people like me, those kind of range block actions would actually make me more determined to act destructively.
Not to mention, he's the one who unilaterlly extended the block without discussion. Shut up kid, you should be at school LEARNING, not messing with an adult humor site (talk) 17:46, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, but I'm not warring with him. I'm just disagreeing. I did something that may benefit you, but I'm not, therefore, saying you're right. I'm aiming for nuance while others prefer throwing bombs. MarmotHead (talk) 17:49, 22 April 2016 (UTC
I appreciate that. I actually intended to wait out that block and come back to do some good faith stuff to clear the name tied to my real life identity, until I decided to start an edit war in the coop when I was displeased with the outcome of something there, then they locked the coop so I started trolling in protest. Winn Dixie Shopper (talk) 17:57, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
So, we differ there. I do my tantrums off line. My off line friends are so lucky! MarmotHead (talk) 18:01, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
I work for a school, so I have to be a good role model IRL. Then again, everybody knows I'm a little silly. I used to be a hard ass like JorisEnter when I was his age. Life's too short for that. Winn Dixie Shopper (talk) 18:14, 22 April 2016 (UTC)