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-- Elassint Hi! ^_^ 18:47, 26 April 2008 (EDT)
Welcome, Proxima Centauri! Yet another user named after a star! :D Spica the HiverIf you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 20:05, 26 April 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for the comment on my talkpage, Proxima! :D I don't know if you're into it, but here's the basic stats for the actual star, PC:

Proxima sm.jpg

  • Spectral Type: M5 V (red, main sequence dwarf star);
  • Age: approx 4.85 billion years (i.e. middle aged);
  • Temperature: 3,040 deg K (temperature at star's surface);
  • Mass: 0.122 sol (where sol = 1);
  • Radius: 0.145 sol (where sol = 1);
  • Luminosity: 0.000138 sol (where sol = 1)
  • Astronomers think that Proxima may be the third component of the Alpha Centauri system, as it appears to orbit Alpha A and B at about 0.21 light years (about 15,000 AU) and appears to go round AC A and B in about 500,000 years. PC is also a flare star, intermittently throwing off huge amounts of radiation at random times - not very hospitable! Spica the Hiver If you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 15:15, 27 April 2008 (EDT)

Here ya go! :D Spica the HiverIf you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 05:52, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

I just wanted to mention that when you guys are playing Star Search, don't forget Helios! humanUser talk:Human 14:05, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

I find it amusing to see ads for "deals on all Proxima Centauri-themed merchandise" to the side of this page. Do you get any royalties from the sales?  : ) --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 14:20, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

No! Proxima Centauri 14:39, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
Really? You should sue them. But use the in-house lawyer, 'cause he'll work pro-bono for you. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 14:44, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
WTF? "Star Search"?? WTF is "Star Search"? Anyway, hey! PC! Check your talk page over at the Traveller wikia! XD Spica the Hiver If you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 15:37, 8 May 2008 (EDT)

Thank You![edit]

Thanks for nom-nom-nominating me for Sysopric! XD Spica the Hiver If you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 16:23, 17 May 2008 (EDT)

User redirects[edit]

I'm not sure we need that kind of thing -- what did you think they'd be used for?
And, for the record, you should know that user:Jellyfish is a completely different person to from me. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 08:41, 19 June 2008 (EDT)

You're a sysop. You can delete them. Proxima Centauri 11:21, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
Actually, I'm not a sysop. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 11:27, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
Then ask a sysop to do it. Proxima Centauri 11:52, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
You are begging me to sting you :) <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 11:59, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
You already have stung me, sysop. Proxima Centauri 12:44, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
Really? When was that? <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 13:01, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
Fortunately, I am a sysop. What would you like me to delete? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 13:53, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
I think it was user:JeIIyfish and user:BobM. They're redirects -- you could probably find them on PC's contribs, if I've given you the wrong links. Thanks! <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 13:57, 19 June 2008 (EDT)

Original sin.[edit]

If you don't mind, I'm going to move Fun article on Orignal Sin to Fun:Orignal sin to keep with the others. --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 13:58, 26 June 2008 (EDT)

But I mispelled it the first time. sorry 1000000 times. --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 14:03, 26 June 2008 (EDT)

Ok. The first thing I did was move your article to Fun:Orignal sin, mispelling it. Then I move Fun Orignal sin to Fun:Orginal sin, doing it again. Then I finally moved that to Fun:Original sin, fixing that, then attempted to correct it, I typed in Fun article on Orignal sin, looking for your article, mispelling it, then redirected that non-existant page to Fun:Original sin. So, in summation, I got pwned by the spelling of the word original and it's a huge tangle of non-existant crap. I'm sorry. I'll go hide in a hole for a week now. --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 14:22, 26 June 2008 (EDT)


I stuck you with "sysop" rights. I hope, and trust, that you will use them for good and not evil (I suspect your sensitivities, as I have observed them, will guide you). You might want to check out RationalWiki:Sysop_guide. Welcome to the Dollhouse! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:41, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

commiserations. --Bobbing up 02:45, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

Thanks Proxima Centauri 02:50, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

Congrats, PC! XD Spica the Hiver If you tolerate this, then your children will be next... 09:14, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

Blocking 203.x.x.x[edit]

Not really worth it. Whoever that is, they're using a proxy. <blink></blink> 14:37, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

Can't we ban all proxies? Proxima Centauri 14:39, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

No. There are far too many -- most likely thousands -- and legitimate users sometimes use them. <blink></blink> 14:44, 1 July 2008 (EDT)
It is also far too Conservapedian for us. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:54, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

Transferral from other wikis[edit]

Enough. <blink></blink> 06:00, 2 July 2008 (EDT)


I think we might reconsider protecting that article now -- given that they're obviously increased the frequency of their bots. Would you do the honours? <blink></blink> 08:46, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

I came to this page to suggest exactly that.--Damo2353 08:52, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
Thanks, Proxi. <blink></blink> 08:53, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
Hi PC: I disagree because:
  • I don't believe it's being hit because it' Scientology. What are we going to do - have it force us to protect our articles one by one?
  • It's really easy to revert - it takes like 6 seconds?
  • On principle we only protect articles under extreme circumstances. I don't think this is extreme.
  • We usually discuss protection before applying it - it's a win for them.
  • I would say that whoever is doing this wants us to protect it.
So I'm going to unprotect it. If you can get consensus for protection fine, but until then let's leave it.--Bobbing up 09:00, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
I dunno Bob, As I understand it, protection only means that one has to sign in before editing. This means its highly unlikely that any meaningful edits are being stopped. Why not protect it and see if your hypothesis is correct (that it will move onto other articles).--Damo2353 09:46, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
I am prepared to be persuaded. But this really is very, very minor stuff, I'm not convinced that protection is necessary. Furthermore, over recent days some IP's have actually made some good edits. But my voice is no louder than those members of RW active at the moment. If the article is protected again, I won't de-protect again. I have my doubts the protection will stand however. --Bobbing up 09:57, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

Let's leave the article alone for the moment. Proxima Centauri 09:58, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

Ok --Damo2353 10:00, 6 July 2008 (EDT)


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You're getting better[edit]

At adding to this wiki. I hope my edit of your contribs were a learning experience? If not, however, yes, your contribs are teh smerter lately. ħumanUser talk:Human 06:51, 9 July 2008 (EDT)

Thanks Proxima Centauri 07:29, 9 July 2008 (EDT)


I promise you he was actually me and I was testing my powers. Should I not have? --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 03:35, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Be gentle with PC, she/it tends towards taking things seriously. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:38, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
Should I still not've done that? --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 03:40, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
I dunno, what did you do? ħumanUser talk:Human 03:53, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
Created a sock of me and argued with myself, then banned him and deleted his page. --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 03:59, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

That Darth character was evil and needed to be banned. Seriously I don't think you've done harm. Proxima Centauri 06:47, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Chocolate & slavery[edit]

It sucks that all good things have a down side. Dogaba chocoalte is one of my favorites for "organic", so I'm goign to see if they have Fair Trade policy. they are pretty "new agy" as it were, so they might. Sadly, i know my valhrona is not going to be Fair Trade, but if i can at least eat some Fair Trade, that would help. thanks for the tip. — Unsigned, by: WaitingforGodot / talk / contribs


Don't forget that "geography" cat... ħumanUser talk:Human 02:51, 20 July 2008 (EDT)


Thanks for your help with user"Somewhere Out There". ħumanUser talk:Human 03:20, 12 September 2008 (EDT)

I'm used to that type of thing. Here's what I had to do last week on Old Liberapedia. Proxima Centauri 17:12, 13 September 2008 (EDT)

Yes, thank you for reverting the vandalism to my talk page. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:14, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
I see you’ve been reading This Uncyclopedia piece. Proxima Centauri 12:16, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
Uncyclopedia is a lot stranger than I remember it being. New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 12:22, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
Really? That's just as strange as I remember it being. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 12:35, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
Pretty much. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:43, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
That's a funny piece you wrote there, PC. Nice work! ħumanUser talk:Human 15:54, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
I saw block comments telling kids their penis is too small. Proxima Centauri 01:44, 13 September 2008 (EDT)
It was funnier before you said that. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:00, 13 September 2008 (EDT)


But it's only a random list, y'know. New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 07:54, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

Have you tried making that mousie pink? Proxima Centauri 09:04, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Yes! Only, whenever I try to make the text in my signature pink, it becomes either invisible or garish purple. I think I prefer it as light gray, anyway. And the white mouse matches my RL "colour scheme" ^_^ New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 10:05, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Pink like this? You can play with the whole range - ff0000 is pure red, as you raise the 00's (it's hexadecimal, 0-F), they wash it out more and more.
Pink like this?
Pink like this?
Pink like this?
Pink like this?
Pink like this? ħumanUser talk:Human 14:22, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Also, if you want one of the "pinks" that is in that mowse image, I can grab it for you with this nifty tool Susan told me about. That seems to be broken right now :( ħumanUser talk:Human 14:24, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Thanks. I'd rather have red like the star, Proxima Centauri Proxima Centauri 14:34, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Cool... I was showing the "pinks" to Pink, though I probably should have put them on her talk page, not yours :) If you want your sig to be red, as I recall you have to put the font color tags inside the link. ħumanUser talk:Human 14:42, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Let's see... Pink mowse.png Pink(Astronomy Domine)
See, this is exactly what I was talking about. Pink text just doesn't look right, whatever you do with it. And that mowse is clearly purple... New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 15:02, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
Just as well. Apparently, you risk getting pinkness poisoning. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 15:06, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
My dear Andreas, have I enticed you into the magical world of Ozy and Millie by any chance? ^_^ New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 15:31, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

Tables turn?[edit]

Surely it is a compliment, (?) to say that at times, I am relieved to check out your edits and have a good laugh. I really like that fun:starting a religion thing of yours. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:14, 6 October 2008 (EDT)

Thhanks. Proxima Centauri 04:17, 6 October 2008 (EDT)
You're welcome. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:20, 6 October 2008 (EDT)


Not quite. Do you want another try? New3.pngPink(^_^) 04:37, 6 October 2008 (EDT)

I think we should let the mob be the judge of that, "dear". --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 04:39, 6 October 2008 (EDT)

They may be boyfriend and girlfriend, boyfriend and boyfriend, girlfriend and girlfriend, just about anything. Proxima Centauri 04:42, 6 October 2008 (EDT)

We're not conspiring off-wiki, if that's what you're suggesting. New3.pngPink(And I'm fairly sure RA is male) 04:48, 6 October 2008 (EDT)


Your opinion is sought. New3.pngPink(1221) 21:44, 10 October 2008 (EDT)


Party is on my talk page, please feel free to drop in and express your sentiments. many tears of joy are being shed there... ħumanUser talk:Human 02:38, 5 November 2008 (EST)


Yay! You found my rock opera! --Purple George!YossieSpring in Fialta 18:53, 28 November 2008 (EST)

There's a reference and a link to the original. I thought more users would like to read that cool stuff, Fun:ROCK OPERA FOR ANDY SCHLAFLY. Other RationalWikians may want to decorate Conservapedia pages with it. Proxima Centauri 02:27, 29 November 2008 (EST)


Proxy, no-one has checkuser privileges on RationalWiki. tmtoulouse removed it for ideological reasons. However, you're right about the FallDown sock as they are repeating the same edits. Although I originaly subscribed to the view that we should block these idiots fo a long time I have accepted that so long as they are angy or whatever they will find a way to circumvent our bans inone way or another so we just accept it and revert. It's much easier for us to rollback than for them to sock up and make the edit. Also with enough sysops here they are playing a loser's game and hopefully will get bored sooner rather than later. Redchuck.gif Генгисevolving 06:14, 7 December 2008 (EST)

BTW here's a tip for reverting vandalism. Get the vandal's contribution list up but instead of just clicking rollback, right-click on it and select open in new window or tab (depending on your browser) that way you can just go quickly through the list rather than having to keep returning to the contributions page. Redchuck.gif Генгисevolving 06:26, 7 December 2008 (EST)

I don't believe anyone's got checkuser here. Fortinbrass 06:19, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Sorry; didn't check before commenting. Fortinbrass 06:20, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Hey, I have an idea! Why don't you stop editing articles entirely? Then if you're lucky it might not be so obvious how incredibly stupid and small-minded you are.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

Fun or some mistake?[edit]

Arcan was only signing on behalf of the original poster. Redchuck.gif Генгисevolving 07:32, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Sorry. I've unblocked him. Proxima Centauri 07:35, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Eh, It's not like I couldn't have unblocked myself. As long as there's no hard feelings, and you know what I was trying to say :-) --Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 07:44, 7 December 2008 (EST)

It's OK. I'm in trouble somewhere else. First I thought it was that vandal again. Then I knew you could unblock yourself. So I went away and tried to deal with the trouble. Proxima Centauri 07:52, 7 December 2008 (EST)


Most open proxies have already been blocked by CP so it leaves you the option of a commercial proxy or something like Tor which our paedophile apologist Fall down makes use of. I haven't used Tor myself so can't really comment on how easy it is to set up, try reading the documentation pages or contact User:Doggedpersistence, he's a well known sock wearer. Redchuck.gif Генгисevolving 08:51, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Here you go! Have fun. Use The Force responsibly. Wear a seatbelt. DogP 14:01, 7 December 2008 (EST)
If you've been rangeblocked, it's time to find another proxy. DogP 14:07, 9 December 2008 (EST)
I love proxies! Fall down


is a blatant lie, right? -- 14:38, 10 December 2008 (EST)

Offenses from multiple IDs of the same user will all be assessed as a single user.

Proxima Centauri 14:41, 10 December 2008 (EST)

Strange, I was under the impression that the Fibonacci sequence started differently than "1, 365"... I'm also mildly surprised that apparently this very first edit qualifies as "major vandalism and disruption that requires serious clean-up, serious attacks or threats against the site or other users. Repeated libel, vandalism and attacks." Now why does this... liberal interpretation of the rules remind me of a certain more... conservative wiki... oh, well,,, -- 14:53, 10 December 2008 (EST)

There is a repeat offender here. He's been causing trouble for over a month. Proxima Centauri 14:58, 10 December 2008 (EST)

... which is why the usual rules are now suspended and every suspect is shot on sight. Which is totally not like CP, no no no no no (repeat until true) -- 15:12, 10 December 2008 (EST)

You haven't been shot yet. You will be shot blocked if you carry on. Proxima Centauri 15:13, 10 December 2008 (EST)

Actually, PC, you should lighten up on the paranoia over, and responses to, "offenders". Rollback works just fine, and there are plenty of us here to repair the occasional vandalism. Why did you block someone for adding something that was actually pretty funny and took 1.2 seconds to fix? And then reblock them for a friggin' year? ħumanUser talk:Human 15:19, 10 December 2008 (EST)
Blocking me for a year is just fucked up! Fall downlink title
Actually I think PC might have got a little carried away as she was beating back the vandal horde.--Bobbing up 15:29, 10 December 2008 (EST)
Yes, that is all. Plus, she works on so many wikis, it's probably hard for her to absorb our "no blocking, no protecting" etc. culture here. Especially given the nature of our resident misogynist troll. If it were actually possible to genuinely block Fall Down for a year, I'd be all for it. Ironically, PC knows all about using proxies to evade blocks. ħumanUser talk:Human 15:46, 10 December 2008 (EST)
Whoever this "misogynist troll" is — as an occasional lurker I'm not very informed — he was certainly successful at increasing your paranoia level sufficiently to make you mistake at least one unrelated user for him. I think he wins this round. Not much more to add. -- 16:09, 10 December 2008 (EST)
Proxima comes with paranoia pre-installed, no fault of her own. I don't think the rest of us really noticed... Although, if you want to declare victory, you might want to go document the fierce battle and its outcome at RationalWikiWiki? ħumanUser talk:Human 17:30, 10 December 2008 (EST)
I don't want to declare anything. I see now that apparently I was just collateral damage... nothing anyone really notices at war. I should find some place more peaceful than here to hang out. I still think that the trolls are winning here. --Rose Pedals 17:37, 10 December 2008 (EST)
This user suffers from Paranoia and will never feel ashamed of that fact.

WazzaHello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me... 04:26, 13 December 2008 (EST)

Actually Proxima, while I don't necessarily share your profound interest in CP, I thought you did very well in blocking the vandals. Indeed, your effectiveness is probably why you, and your user-page, have become prime targets of their ire. On the other hand, you might consider whether year-long blocks are really appropriate - though I can understand why you might make them in the heat of the moment. Also remember that what trolls want is to make themselves the centre of attention, so the more you react to them and give them cause to pretend they have been badly treated the happier they are. But in general I think you have acted very well and certainly with the best interests of the site at heart.--Bobbing up 07:57, 13 December 2008 (EST)

Thanks. I didn't have this profound interest in CP when I arrived here. That developed as I saw what the other were involved with. They've rangeblocked the whole range of IP adresses that I use and I'm showing them that they can't stop me. There are big developments at CP at the moment. Later I'll probably return to other things. Proxima Centauri 08:02, 13 December 2008 (EST)


There seems to be a discrepancy in Rose Pedals' logs - the user creation log states that RP was created at 18:08, 10/12/08, yet Rationalwiki:Vandal states that they were moved to vandal at 13:29:02, 10/12/08. Why? (and before you ask, the other Rose Pedals was created at 19:26, 10/12/08) Wisest educated Hoover!

I think that you'd need to take that up with Trent - if, that is, you feel it's sufficiently important.--Bobbing up 08:39, 13 December 2008 (EST)

I have tried to send you a very important email but yours is not enabled[edit]

I have tried to send you a very important email but yours is not enabled ħumanUser talk:Human 16:26, 19 December 2008 (EST)


Could you explain your comment on my talk page? "You've blocked at Uncyclopedia" would imply that I have blocked someone, despite the fact that I have neither sysopship nor an account. The link is unhelpful to deciphering the comment, as it just says what to do if blocked. Phantom Hoover 12:56, 27 December 2008 (EST)

oh dont worry, its just another vapid, poorly worded comment from pc. what, you were expecting something meaningful from her?--Wilhelm Shatner 16:17, 27 December 2008 (EST)

It's a joke. Human explained it in his tactful way on your userpage. Proxima Centauri 17:02, 27 December 2008 (EST)

"Tokio Rose"[edit]

Why do we need all those? Shouldn't it be a user's own decision whether or not they want misspelled versions of their name set up as redirects? wassaiLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 13:29, 29 December 2008 (EST)

I did it because I felt many RationalWikianswhant to contact TokyoRose and can't remember exactly what her username is. Certainly RationalWikians are trying to talk to her here. She's being bullied at Conservapedia and I wanted to make it as easy as possible for RationalWikians to reach her. Proxima Centauri 13:49, 29 December 2008 (EST)
So why not just leave a link to her user page at the talk WIGO section? ħumanUser talk:Human 14:00, 29 December 2008 (EST)
That could be a good idea as well. Not everybody reads wigo. The links do no harm. Why not just leave them for the moment till Jessica's crisis at Conservcapedia is over. Proxima Centauri 14:05, 29 December 2008 (EST)
No, not everyone reads WIGO CP. However, anyone concerned with her current situation at CP is quite likely to be a reader. Sure, they do no harm, I guess. I hope. Why didn't you "create" them as users? Also, it would have been nice to ask her first. ħumanUser talk:Human 14:14, 29 December 2008 (EST)
I'd say no to registering them as users. That would be even more bewildering. wassaiLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 14:26, 29 December 2008 (EST)
I'll ask now. TokyoRose doesn't want to stir up trouble by writing too much here where Conservapedians can see it. She may still read what we write. I just want to make it easy for RationalWikians to write to her and I don't want to force her to answer a question. Proxima Centauri 14:18, 29 December 2008 (EST)


Goat.jpg Barnstar
For your tireless contributions to RationalWiki, I award you this barnstar.

Thanks. Proxima Centauri 14:17, 1 January 2009 (EST)