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User talk:Old guard/Maratreanism

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Lol, what is this article, I don't even ...[edit]

Hi, everybody, I maded a religions! It called 'catamite-ism'.

It says that flying spaghetti is sentient and rivers flow upstream. It has exactly one member (me) who sometimes pays lip service to it when asked. I also promise to copy/paste it somewhere on the internets once in a while and add some tl;dr to it when I'm bored.

Can I haz RW main-space article on 'catamite-ism' now?

Nullahnung (talk) 18:15, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Don't be surprised. Stranger things have happened. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:42, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Make sure you write an incomprehensible thousand-page treatise on catamite-ism first. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 20:02, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
does your religion have a proto-prophet, a godess and a bat in a cave ? what is its position on mussels ? Hamster (talk) 04:35, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Seriously, fuck[edit]

Is there any good reason to keep this? PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 23:17, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Probably not, but at least put it to a vote instead of unilaterally deleting it. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 23:19, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Whatever happened to all the fun in the world?PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 23:21, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. It would be sad and dull old wiki if articles like this one were gotten rid of. Like it or not, this article references an important chapter in our history, and even if it were not so clearly on-mission it should be kept anyway. In any case, this article performs pretty well on a google search, so when people read about this stuff due to Zack's spamming it everywhere, they can get a pretty succinct and fair description of it. Even though it is madness, so far as I know, this is the only place on the net that gives a fair appraisal to anyone who comes across it on a wiki or a forum somewhere. Surely that is the sort of thing that this wiki should be doing? --DamoHi 03:17, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
This article was created for no reason other than to troll User:Maratrean. Is that what this wiki is about?--"Shut up, Brx." 03:23, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
No it wasn't. It was created because he kept spamming this place and others on the net with info about this new religion he made up, so eventually we decided to give it a brief outline. As one of the creators of this page I am sure that harassing Mara was low on the list of priorities. Remember that Mara himself did not really object to much of this page, and I believe it is an accurate and fair description of his "religion". In any case, even if that were true, it still performs the function of explaining a weird phenomenon that someone may come across at some stage if they are active in Wiki's on the internet. --DamoHi 03:32, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Another possibility is to move it to essay-space, which would probably be better than funspace, given its generally serious tone. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 07:33, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Delete[edit]

  1. PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 23:22, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  2. So, if i invent a religion today, that NOONE but me followes, it should have a RW page? are you f'ing kidding me?Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability 00:11, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  3. Weak delete. I get that there's relevance to the mission in that it's about the formation of a new religion, something to which we typically have little access. But the fact is that unless the religion gets enough followers that we can study it as a movement, we're just studying one guy, which doesn't seem worth the trouble. Wehpudicabok [話] [変] 02:34, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  4. --"Shut up, Brx." 02:59, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  5. Obscure, pointless & self-referential. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 06:24, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  6. Move to redspace - David Gerard (talk) 07:25, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  7. Ephemeral fun. Like last Sunday newspaper's kids' section; discard, and move on. Redchuck.gif ГенгисRationalWiki GOLD memberModerator 11:34, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  8. Delete per Godot and Genghis. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:47, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
  9. If Maratreanism took off and became an actual group, then maybe keep. Instead, though, it was just one person spouting whatever pseudo-philosophical garbage popped into his head. He couldn't even get his girlfriend to join. Not worthy of mainspace. SophieWilderModerator 20:41, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Unilateral Delete[edit]

  1. Seriously, do it right now. Osaka Sun (talk) 02:11, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  2. You troll feeders are the only ones who will ever look at this thing. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 05:19, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  3. Kill - David Gerard (talk) 07:25, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Keep[edit]

  1. Sterilesig.svgtalk 23:29, 11 August 2013 (UTC) Important part of RW history. We have far worse articles. He wrote a large holy book. With bats. 23:29, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  2. WTF, one of the most on-mission articles in the whole place. Chronicles the attempted formation of a bat-shit religion that largely occurred on our very site. --DamoHi 23:38, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  3. Gasp. The Goddess Maratrea (talk) 00:11, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  4. Of course, a must keep. Acei9 01:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  5. Wow. You have created the worst reason for deletion ever. Keep.--The Madman (talk) 23:23, 11 August 2013 (UTC)The Madman
  6. keep , with most of the Maratrean pantheon as members of this wiki how could anyone vote for deletion. Hamster (talk) 02:48, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  7. Keep. We have plenty of articles here about one-crank cults, of both the secular and religious variety. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:43, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
  8. Keep for all the reasons gone through on the previous two delete attempts in the talk page archive. Shouldn't two failed delete attempts be enough to stop subsequent ones?--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 18:57, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Goat Bat[edit]

  1. SCREECH. I DROP A ROCK ON YOUR HEAD. TERROR TABA (talk) 00:15, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  2. I am Batman. Taba (talk) 00:16, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  3. Tielec01 (talk) 00:34, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  4. I Cat of the endtimes with fangs and stuff say Mreowww No way dudes mreoww hiisssssss Terror Trinka (talk) 02:26, 12 August 2013 (UTC)