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I liked your trolling of that faux-socialist server. "What is your political ideology"? "#Trump2020." Nice. Oxyaena Poke me 14:29, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Result: Immediate ban XD —RWRW (talk) 14:38, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
B& — Dysk (contribs) 15:49, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Admitting when you're wrong is hard[edit]

I was absolutely 100% sure you'd be a terrible moderator. Given evidence to the contrary, I need to reform my views. You've done fine. And I wish to apologize for being wrong, too. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:32, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Well thank you, that was very nice to hear :D --RWRW (talk) 19:38, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
I won't say that I disagree with @Ikanreed, however I do still find some things about your behavior disturbing: you have made no significant mainspace contributions despite my repeated encouragement (e.g., Draft:Philippe Pétain went nowhere), you seem to have a knee-jerk support for conservatives that I've seen on (I think) two occasions, and your logical disjunction vis-à-vis Brexit and human rights (above). Bongolian (talk) 20:31, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Wait, RWRW, you're doing a Petain draft? Damn, I was going to do that. Mind if I try to work on it? RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:32, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@Bongolian to be fair I did watch The Sorrow and The Pity after you recommended it and I am still intending on working on it, but yeah my work ethic is somewhat questionable.
@RoninMacbeth Go for it, it might motivate me to help out as well. --RWRW (talk) 20:57, 12 March 2019 (UTC)


Alright, so I added a little bit more information. I won't have much time over the next week or so to help, but I hope it should be a solid enough base to work with. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:06, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Its looking pretty good. I'll see what I can add over the next few days. --RWRW (talk) 12:34, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
@DuceMoosolini I moved the article to mainspace. It seems fleshed out enough. Bongolian (talk) 18:17, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@Bongolian Okay, but why are you pinging me about that? I don't remember ever having edited that draft. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 21:02, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
You made a small edit in April. I should have pinged @RoninMacbeth. Bongolian (talk) 00:22, 7 May 2019 (UTC)


"Logged in everyday since attempting this 'break'"[edit]

Don't worry, you're not the only one. I tried to do two breaks in late 2017, both were over relatively quickly. RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:10, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Ha ha that is good to hear. I just accepted my fate that I wasn’t going to be able to stay away for 2 weeks. —RWRW (talk) 17:29, 9 May 2019 (UTC)


@UnlicensedThinker what's your thoughts on the EU, if you don't mind me asking? --RWRW (talk) 14:13, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

It's a too broad question for a straight answer. Oversimplifying, traveling is a bit more easy (like having a passport was something difficult...); you don't have to change your currency in every state (but unless you live in Germany your currency has lost a lot of value...); bureaucracy and regulations are growing exponentially for being constantly disregarded; citizens have less and less control on how their taxes are spent; every state leader is pro-immigration as long as the migrants goes to another EU state. Thinker(unlicensed) 19:19, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough. Seems like a rational view of it. I've always been of the view that the good (easy travel etc) is outweighed by the bad. --RWRW (talk) 11:45, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
I read your essay and yes, although it is focused on UK, most of what you have written applies to the other EU countries. Thinker(unlicensed) 19:48, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Why not just wipe the slate clean with nukes and start over? It would do humanity a lot of good. Dr. Ox quack specialist 20:57, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Ha all of humanity or just Europe? --RWRW (talk) 10:57, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
All of humanity would be a good start. — Dysk (contribs) 11:37, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
and theres me thinking brexit was insane. i hadnt realised nukes were an option AMassiveGay (talk) 11:54, 15 May 2019 (UTC)


You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. (talk) 23:15, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Are you thinking of forming an exploratory committee to run? nobsI'm all yea'res 18:13, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Lol @Nobs maybe, but before then I'm going to get me a beer.
@71.3 I appreciate the nomination, and I'll ponder on it for a couple of days, but I very likely won't run. I don't think there's much I could offer the Board and I don't think I would enjoy it. --RWRW (talk) 20:57, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Oddly, it was that video that caused me to turn on Warren. Don't trust anybody who drinks alone (learned that as a child), and certainly somebody whose own husband won't drink with her. nobsI'm all yea'res


....your pendulum wobble to and fro? Oxyaena Harass 18:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Maybe. We shall see if Boris keeps his promise or whether a return to the Brexit Party is necessary. Fake Conservatives such as Phillip Lee have defected to the Lib Dems meaning the Conservatives have lost their majority, Its going to be an eventful few weeks in British politics. --RWRW (talk) 18:46, 3 September 2019 (UTC)


I’m on holiday and will have limited internet access for the next week. —RWRW (talk) 14:30, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Have fun! Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 14:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
@DuceMoosolini Thank you! It was a good week. --RWRW (talk) 15:51, 15 September 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for paying attention to what I was saying on the mod page. It's kind of interesting that the people who are doing these blocks call a moderator a concern troll when you have specifically been asked to weigh in on something as a mod. Acei9 19:33, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, I don’t think GC likes me very much. To further clarify my position, I tend to agree with you that blocking/binning users for first time offenses, editing tests, ignorance of Wiki rules etc is inappropriate. But I’m not in favour of taking no action against socks of banned users. --RWRW (talk) 20:32, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
But there is an issue there - how do you know they are socks. Yes some are obvious but Oxy in particular likes to block users stating it's a sock without any real evidence. Is there a check user or is it the abusefilter extension at play here? Otherwise "evading ban" is broadly used when it really shouldn't be. And who gives a fuck who GC likes or doesn't like. Acei9 20:50, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
There is no Checkuser and, to my knowledge, no editfiler. But certain ban evaders are easy to spot. Wikipedia uses the duck test and that can be applied here. For example if someone is spamming 'Videos For People' stuff then its going to be Logicnsuch, if someone is complaining about Oxy and Dysk and creating pages of alt-righters he's had a Twitter feud with then its going to be Oliver Smith, if someone is vandalising Enchanted13's talkpage its going to be Elvis is King etc. --RWRW (talk) 21:14, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
I can understand that but the contribs I pointed out were examples of that logic taken too broadly. Secondly - are the techs or mods able to see and match IP's? Acei9 21:21, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Checkuser is not installed on rationalwiki's server. Purposeful choice. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:28, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
I know that - I have been here since the start. The question I asked was are the techs or mods able to check/match IP's? Acei9 21:30, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
That's what checkuser does. And as a tech, I'm telling you, no. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:33, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
I know what checkuser is but that isn't the only way so I want to know if the techs and/or mods can see or match IP's. Acei9 22:21, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
If you already know the IP then you can probably use some external geolocation tool, but there is no way of doing that to an account unless they reveal their IP. --RWRW (talk) 22:37, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
So no one user, tech, mod or otherwise, is able to see my IP (for example)? Acei9 23:14, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes. That's one advantage to having an account rather than editing under an IP. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 23:18, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

You fuck[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 02:26, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Oh boy, here we go again--RWRW (talk) 10:56, 2 November 2019 (UTC)


We need more old guard. Thanks. Acei9 21:07, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

No problem --RWRW (talk) 01:30, 3 November 2019 (UTC)