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Unblocking choose[edit]

I've just blocked Choose on the basis that 5 hours is "long". Feel free to reblock him if you want. NightFlareSpeak, mortal 15:56, 10 May 2008 (EDT)

You may be right - I was also tempted to add a couple of digits on the basis of his anti-Semitic crackback on Fox...we'll see what he comes back with, perhaps...? PFoster 15:59, 10 May 2008 (EDT)
Well, they rarely come back. NightFlareSpeak, mortal 16:03, 10 May 2008 (EDT)
True, dat...PFoster 16:03, 10 May 2008 (EDT)


Any chance you could give Choose another little cooling off period?— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 22:31, 12 May 2008 (EDT)

sure. PFoster 22:32, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
Thanks. May the Seven Moons of Nasreem shine generously upon you.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 22:33, 12 May 2008 (EDT)

A MOB of one? TweaKTweak 22:36, 12 May 2008 (EDT)

I like a small mob. More intimate. And please stop copy pasting from CP onto you and your sock's userpages. Thx. PFoster 22:37, 12 May 2008 (EDT)


Make no mistake P, I am not trying to argue in favor of the copy and pasting, nor am I trying for vain arguments. But, "An editor's User page space is inviolable; they are free to do with it what they want, and no one should edit it without permission." Why can't he copy and paste? As a sysop, can you explain this rule? I am not a fan of it, perhaps its time to clarify some restrictions. SHahB 22:46, 12 May 2008 (EDT)

Keeping trolls from raising havok is more important. The castle rule is designed to apply to actual members of the community, in any case.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 22:48, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
We had this probelem with User:Newton also. Someone posted an insult on his userpage. He reverted and they put it back. This went on and on. Does this rule only apply to the liberals? SHahB 22:51, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
I think that was more like unfriendly wandalism than a systematic censoring of his views, Shabby. Even Newton is protected by the castle rule, really. We let him keep that Social Darwinism stuff, don't we?— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 22:52, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
Hi Bohdan - this is prolly a better question for a real sysop like Human or Toulouse, but it strikes me that 1 - We don't exist in order to provide a forum for CP material; your wiki does that job just fine all by itself. 2 - There's probably a lame argument to be made re: copyright infringement, but I'm just pulling that out of my ass. 3 - I don't see the "userpage is a castle" law as really workable - what if people wanted to put up calls to march all the Jews/blacks/Ukrainians/Quebecois off to camps? or illegal images? I think there are limits - and a huge swack of text taking up space may be one of them. I dunno, ask Trent, it's his blog. Peace. PFoster 22:53, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
Speaking as one who frequently wandalizes Bohdan's userpage, I always felt free doing it in the case of Bohdan. The system I use is based off respect: I respect the userpages of people I respect, and Bohdan simply doesn't deserve any. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:08, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
You're mean. :P— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 13:11, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
But I'm not mean to you, and why concern yourself with other people? Don't tell me you're feeling empathy now? --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:36, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
I'm feeling empathy now. Look: :(
— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 13:39, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
I say we beat it out of him! -- eewnamuħ   13:41, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
I've just noticed something. You wanted to be called "namuH" didn't you? I feel your pain. Because of empathy :(— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 13:43, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
Oh, it is pain such as you have never experienced. Be grateful that I share not this burden with you. -- eewnamuħ   13:50, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
But you have. Through empathy. Please pay attention. Isn't it slightly annoying that your name isn't really "Human" backwards? My own name has no dots. Sigh. :(— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 13:53, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
The caps in both our user names are artifacts of the MW software. I would use "human", as you see in my sig, if I could. humanUser talk:Human 14:04, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
That's what I guessed. No way would Radioactive Man choose "NamuH" of his own free will.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 14:06, 13 May 2008 (EDT)

CAN I HAVE MY TALK PAGE BACK??!?!? PFoster 13:54, 13 May 2008 (EDT)

No. Or as the Spanish say, "no". -- eewnamuħ   13:56, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
<sheepish>Sorry PFoster...</sheepish>— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 13:55, 13 May 2008 (EDT)
"Your" talk page? It's the community's talk page, my good man. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 14:37, 13 May 2008 (EDT)


OK --<font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!That's why I have this doomed expression. You haven't noticed my doomed expression. 20:59, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

Don't take it personal, like - - I had to learn not to be so trigger-happy myself, and I'll get spanked for handing out long blocks sometimes...PFoster 21:00, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
I didn't take it personally -- that was an affirmative OK. I agree with you, actually I think. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!That's why I have this doomed expression. You haven't noticed my doomed expression. 21:05, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

Conservapedia: Atheism[edit]

Sure you can! I just wasn't sure where to put it to start off with, that's why it's under my username. If you want to write anything more, I'll start expanding the "frame" of the article so you can add in a discussion/refutation of whichever bit you want. UchihaKATON! 23:42, 22 May 2008 (EDT)

Excellent - looking forward to it...PFoster 00:06, 23 May 2008 (EDT)


You're right. Improved!!! 10,000 pointsez!!! ħψɱAnarchy dd00dd.pngUser talk:Human 00:12, 23 May 2008 (EDT)


It's probably a good thing that he's taken to actual vandalism instead of trying to sneak links past us. Sorry I missed his latest spree :( ~ Jellyfish! (TalkContribsLogs) 17:35, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

(deep hollywood movie star voice) -> "Just doing my job, ma'am."PFoster 17:37, 23 May 2008 (EDT)
Rather presumptuous of you to call a jellyfish "ma'am", don't you think? How can you tell, with those horseshoe shaped gonads of theirs? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 02:06, 24 May 2008 (EDT)


I see that you tried and convicted me for "Trying to Cause Headless Chicken Mode". That was not my intention, and I feel your block was Unjustified. As it was a short block, and I do NOT wish to cause problems, I shall not file a complaint at administrative abuse.Tolerance 16:23, 25 May 2008 (EDT)

I have just seen there is an unsigned apology on the page in question. Was that from you?Tolerance 16:26, 25 May 2008 (EDT)
Unsigned? My bad again, yes it was me. Sorry.PFoster 16:32, 25 May 2008 (EDT)
By the way, there's another one you forgot to sign. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 16:35, 25 May 2008 (EDT)


Whatever happened to your elaborate "life" you kept shamelessly boasting about? SHahB 23:48, 26 May 2008 (EDT)

What can I say - I love you guys and girls. Still banging away on thesis, still gettin' hitched, still moving. Sleeping, not so much. This place gives a nice quick break from staring at drafts and revisions and revisions of drafts. PFoster 23:57, 26 May 2008 (EDT)

Just so you know[edit]

The whole blocking thing was a joke.... I had a show tonight and would have been away from the computer anyway...... SirChuckBFurther bulletins as events warrant 02:44, 1 June 2008 (EDT)


If it's not too much trouble, would you please sign up for one and beta test at RationalBlogs? Thanks. --λινυσ() 22:39, 1 June 2008 (EDT)

As in a forum for me to rave? May it be political? PFoster 23:03, 1 June 2008 (EDT)

List: fail[edit]

It's not for RW sysops, ya big dope. There's no challenge in that :) <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!That's why I have this doomed expression. You haven't noticed my doomed expression. 21:38, 5 June 2008 (EDT)


Were you cp user PF Fox--SHahB 13:47, 9 June 2008 (EDT)

Nope. I wouldn't take a name so reminiscent of a sysop/regular - i.e. Fox. why so interested in that one? PFoster 13:50, 9 June 2008 (EDT)

Please see my stunning defense of "party line" on my talk page. SHahB 15:13, 9 June 2008 (EDT)

Belated congrats[edit]

On the nuptuals.

This user is happily married

SusanG  ContribsTalk 01:40, 17 June 2008 (EDT)

Thanks!!PFoster 09:52, 17 June 2008 (EDT)

You're married? Congratulations! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 16:16, 17 June 2008 (EDT)

Eheheh, so how did you explain your thing for RationalWiki to your spouse? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 16:16, 17 June 2008 (EDT)

"So you see, honey, I'm involved with an online community of people who are far more clever but nowhere near as attractive as I. We spend our time beating up (intellectually) on a group of fundy loon intellectual midgets." Being a true geek herself, she has taken to reading over my shoulder on a regular basis.PFoster 16:38, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
*waves* Hey, Mrs. Foster! Congrats, fella. ;) --Robledo 17:00, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
We jellyfish also present our congratulatudes to you. You shall be stung last. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!That's why I have this doomed expression. You haven't noticed my doomed expression. 17:03, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
Thanks, all!!!PFoster 17:12, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
Have you told Mrs PFoster about the other Canadian Lady in all our lives. Kels might be jealous. SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:31, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
Assuming the missus is Canadian of course. (RA, what's this thing for RationalWiki? Is it horseshoe shaped?) SusanG  ContribsTalk 17:34, 17 June 2008 (EDT)
If that was another gonads reference, I'll... uh, I won't be nice to you anymore! : P Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 19:45, 17 June 2008 (EDT)


My widget dictionary says data can actually be plural or singular. But "data" wasn't causing the problem. "All" requires the verb to be singular, regardless what we have all of. ThunderkatzHo! 12:31, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

So, "where is all the knives?" That makes my brain hurt, but you seem to be saying that would be grammatically correct? It does happen sometimes, that my understanding of common usage and grammar rules don't match up. Still, either way, it's not that big of a screw-up. -Smyth 12:39, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
True, and I'm no longer so sure of what I said above. Screw that, I think what I said above was dead wrong. All does take "are." ThunderkatzHo! 12:58, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I think this is presently a word in flux. It certainly used to be as Mr Foster says, but it seems to be changing into a word like "headquarters" which may be either plural or singular.--Bobbing up 12:34, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
wiktionary Has: Colloquially, this word is often used as an uncountable noun with a singular verb.--Bobbing up 12:43, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
I don't know if this a pond thing but in my experience data as singular is more of a British usage whilst our American cousins tend to use it (correctly) as a plural noun. Jollyfish.gifGenghispillaging 12:51, 2 July 2008 (EDT)
Data can, indeed, be singular or plural; it's technically properly plural, but then again, "octopodes" is technically the proper plural of "octopus." "All" is singular, but in this sentence, "all" is not the subject, but an indefinite pronoun doing duty as an indefinite adjective modifying the subject.
Remember: improper grammar is the one thing up with which we must not put! --Phentari 13:17, 2 July 2008 (EDT)


You've won a First Responder award!

I'll come up with a pretty template later. --λινυσ() 21:25, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

EXCELLENT! Who needs to be working on a stupid ol' thesis anyways?....PFoster 21:27, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

Welcome to the Game![edit]

I noticed you took the liberty of signing up for the Chess game. I look forward to seeing you play on the field! While you are at it, might I ask that you spread awarness of the game to other people? It would be greatly appreciated! Javascap 22:49, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

tuo flesym nrow evah I...[edit]

I hope so... ħumanUser talk:Human 03:12, 19 July 2008 (EDT)
What? huh? Please explain? PFoster 11:38, 19 July 2008 (EDT)
I was leaving a lot of "I have verbed your noun" messages on unsuspecting user talk pages (during Backwards Week), and this was the last one. Human doesn't like them :) ~ Gloom(is never asleep) 11:18, 26 July 2008 (EDT)


Do you want to keep what I did to Fun:Icewedge? Proxima Centauri 13:05, 24 July 2008 (EDT)

For you....anything.PFoster 13:06, 24 July 2008 (EDT)

Obama Template[edit]

Hey! Copy your own userbocks! הרב ד.לערנער Ask the Rabbi a question 10:58, 26 July 2008 (EDT)

Each according to his ability, each according to his need. I needed that user box, and have almost zero wikicoding ability. Therefore.....PFoster 11:00, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
There. Is that different enough for you? PFoster 11:02, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
Take it easy man, I was kidding. Change it back, it doesn't look good now. הרב ד.לערנער Ask the Rabbi a question 11:11, 26 July 2008 (EDT)
No worries - I'm good...I kinda like it - although at any size, these things are hard to see...PFoster 11:12, 26 July 2008 (EDT)


Where are you going. Not fishing for a month I hope. --US-O11 insignia.svg Gen. S.T. Shrink Get to the bunker 18:31, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

Well, "next month" does start in two days, right? Have fun and relax, PF, see you again soon! ħumanUser talk:Human 19:55, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

Leaving and not Coming Back[edit]

A very wise man once told me - "you can't get something for nothing." In this case I can't get something I have really come to enjoy - the lulz and smart discourse that goes on on this wiki - without paying for it by wasting my time and energy engaging with the arguments of fundamentally ignorant, self-righteous and mean-spirited people like Assfly, Crocoshite, Ed, Bugler and Kajagoogoo. After two CP-free weeks spent hiking on the west coast of Ireland, I realized how much better life is without reading the ravings of idiots. And so I have decided to leave y'all. I thought about staying on and just keeping clear of CP-related material - but that would be like going to a strip club and saying that you won't look at the naked girls. A noble gesture, but a futile endeavour.

Take care and keep fighting the good fight.



Well, thanks for the goats, Phil. I am sure your decision is based on much more than you typed here. I go back and forth myself - in that to really contribute here, I have to read garbage I wish didn't exist. Be well and happy, and if you ever return, of course your stable will be filled with fresh hay and your bucket with clean, tasty water. Goatspeed, my friend. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:38, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

We jellyfish also wish you well. Good luck with all your endevours.
I hope you come back... <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!Partly smurple, partly jelly, partly tentacles. 01:01, 16 August 2008 (EDT)
Hang on long enough to archive your pages yourself, and then we will protect them (I think you can do that yourself anyway...) ħumanUser talk:Human 01:03, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

We Jewz wish you well, and let us know if you need help with your taxes or getting a break in Hollywood. Drop in every now and then, will ya? ДЛеяиея Come see if I suffer fools gladly | A place for my stuff 06:58, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

'Bye PF, I'll miss you. SusanG  ContribsTalk 07:50, 16 August 2008 (EDT)
Making Susan sad is very bad, PF. Shame on you! Ok, really, your point is valid. Still, as much as I wish a happy and wonderful life to you, you'll have bad or sad times too. Come then visit us, come and realize how sad, stupid, ridiculous people can get (CP). It helps put your woes into context and it is kind of therapeutic. Instead of laughing at yourself or getting mad at someone else, you can do both on Andy and his Beagle Boys. (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 09:08, 16 August 2008 (EDT)