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ТyTalk. 13:22, 24 March 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the correction. That was pretty dumb of me. (wp:Muphry's law)   :-)
Civic CatTalk to Civic Cat 19:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

Hi, no need to yell. I did leave a discussion on the article's talk page you must have missed it. Chill out please.--206.255.11.166 (talk) 20:55, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Well it doesn't look that way to me. You seem to be snowballing Weaseloid's page. No? Scream!! (talk) 21:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
The discussion was mainly with him since he hasn't ever edited the article or posted on the talk page - I did leave a comment on the article's page as well, sorry for the confusion.--206.255.11.166 (talk) 21:59, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
David Gerard didn;t post on the genetic engineering talk page; you seem to know him and hate Weasaloid and me. Do you think how many slaves a president owned should be on his Wikipedia page, or is slavery not authoritarian? Exiled Encyclopedist (talk) 23:18, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Yo[edit]

Figured we need more nonstandard names on the list and other stuff so i nominated you as well. --Miekal 02:28, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks … I think? Scream!! (talk) 09:18, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Reminder: You only have until 26 January to accept your nomination. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 05:26, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

WIGO[edit]

I put that steaming pile of Red-baiting in the Clogs section where it belongs. No need to put it back into the Blogs section, dawg. Space Turbo (talk) 19:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

See the note I made on your talk page.Scream!! (talk) 19:36, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
(and I'm not a 'dawg') Scream!! (talk) 19:40, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Contact information[edit]

Congratulations on being elected to the 2015-16 RMF Board of Trustees. Please email me so you can get you started. Nutty Roux (talk) 21:24, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Things[edit]

It's a habit I picked up on another wiki where I was - unregulated discussion went at the top and more specific items under their own titles. And thanks. The ever unpresent Westonbirt 20:07, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

for your suggestion at Atheism - it worked, though I'd like to get the images larger. And get a lot more of them. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 22:10, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

You silver tongued devil. You could talk me into anything. Which is to say, "let sleeping dogs lie". Thank you again. Carptrash (talk) 22:28, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, couldn't find anything on the stuff. Hoping someone else would.


Hey[edit]

So, what was that about me not copying others' "sigs"? You mean signatures? Thank you. Dandtiks69 (talk) 22:29, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes.Scream!! (talk) 07:15, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

I appreciate[edit]

your catching and fixing my missed signature at Talk:European witch-hunts. Looking at it I see I hit four "!"s instead of "`"s. For reasons best explained over a six pack, many of my edits end abruptly and this seems to have been one. Thanks, Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 08:00, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Don't put refs on talk pages[edit]

so . . . . .why? Or perhaps why not? Carptrash (talk) 19:11, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Cos pages get archived & the {{reflist}} might not get archived with the refs. Also could be a long way away from the <ref> point. Folk on talk pages don't (generally) want to be bounced to the bottom of the page. It's been an (unwritten?) rule ever since ... Scream!! (talk) 19:33, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay. I am often more inclined to follow unwritten rules than written ones. Carptrash (talk) 19:59, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Newspeak[edit]

Vandalism[edit]

I'd like to remind you that rolling back legitimate edits is tantamount to vandalism. I'm referring of course, to the changes of mine you undid on The Amazing Atheist's article. — Unsigned, by: NebXan / talk / contribs

Removing sourced content wasn't exactly legitimate. Perhaps two sourced quotes for the article?-- Forerunner (talk) 00:56, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Looking at past comments & edits, I stand by the roll back. TJ is a rather loathsome character. Taking a quote from a self published book (for an editor's one and only edit) changing the entire drift of the article without first discussing on the talk page is not good practice. Scream!! (talk) 13:05, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

If the TAA article talk page consensus really was that I'm wrong, how come so many of the arguments I put forth for changing the quote went unrefuted. If there really is overwhelming support for keeping the quote, I don't see any of it. Just a handful of assholes like you that refuse to listen to reason. --NebXan2 (talk) 18:46, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Because folk can't be arsed with discussing with an idiot. Scream!! (talk) 18:51, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Ooh! An "idiot". Well, isn't that a compelling argument? --NebXan3 (talk) 18:54, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh, bugger off pillock. Scream!! (talk) 19:07, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Minor Editing[edit]

Sorry about that, must've hit the wrong button. Kalmbach (talk) 22:26, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

y u get rid of my improvements[edit]

? KimHyung (talk) 11:28, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Fuck off! Scream!! (talk) 11:40, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Rude and idiotic, u must be north korean from! KimHyung (talk) 11:50, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Do go away you idiot! Scream!! (talk) 12:07, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Reverted for what? Because I removed unsourced statements? Typhoon (talk) 12:57, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Yup! Scream!! (talk) 16:02, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
lolwut Typhoon (talk) 16:06, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
Use {{fact}} before deleting, please. Scream!! (talk) 16:08, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
I am not familiar with the point in question but Typhoon may wish to read RationalWiki:What is a RationalWiki article? Please remember that we are not WP.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 16:59, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
The parts I've removed were added by a drive-by bible apologist. He's tried to imply that the Hyksos were the Jews mentioned in the Exodus, a frivolous theory that is not supported at all. After I removed it it was returned back with a link to the Wikipedia page for the Hyksos, which is not supporting at all this theory either. Man, I should put somewhere a claim that the native americans were originally jews, link the wikipedia article for the native americans, and then continue reverting anyone removing it. Would you like that? Typhoon (talk) 20:15, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Do you even have a job?[edit]

Or even leave your room? Because you wouldn't even be able to keep a job at McDonald's with the social ineptitude you display here considering that "fuck off" and ALL CAPS makes up 95% of your vocabulary. Not to mention you'd be banned for trolling rather than made an admin on any legitimate website other than this freak show.

How about you take a shower, get some sunshine, talk to a few people in real life, and make at least 1 IRL friend, and realize that once this site finally bites the dust that it's all you have in your miserable life.

P.S. Ad homs are a logical fallacy and highly irrational. Thanks for the screenshot material though, ugly degenerate. --206.255.12.41 (talk) 08:28, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

No, I don't have a job - at 71 years old I figure I've done my share. I probably wouldn't get a McD or BurgerK job 'cause I find it difficult to tolerate idiots. "Fuck off" is the only sort of language some folk are worthy of and I don't think(?) I've ever used "ALL CAPS" in any post on this site, always willing to be shown otherwise though.
I had a shower about an hour ago and walk at least seven miles a day, rain or shine. I have several IRL (strange to use an abbreviation when the rest of the entry is so verbose[!]) friends although I must confess that I have outlived most of them. I honestly think that this site will outlast my existence - I have plenty of other things in my quite happy life.
Ad homs are satisfying though, aren't they? You obviously think so, judging by your entry above.
All the best, Scream!! (talk) 12:58, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
P.S. A very little internetting(is that a word?)(no) leads me to believe that our silly little BoN is possibly ED's own 'Ultra Sleuth'. Tut tut - nothing else to do on your silly little wiki, Ultra old bean? Scream!! (talk) 00:49, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

but no[edit]

we need you!--"Paravant" Talk & Contribs 19:09, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

*dat feel when checking up on LANCB'd user*[edit]

Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:04, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

A Legend Returns[edit]

Mona, Avenger, and Arisboch are all gone, and Pbfreespace3 only pops around during elections. So...do you want to stay? RoninMacbeth (talk) 16:13, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

? who knows ? Scream!! (talk) 17:26, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for Mod 2018. Accept?[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations.

-Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my latest prototypes 21:43, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Sherry21[edit]

You indeffed this idiot for page blanking. I've reduced that to 3 months coz it seems excessive on a first edit etc. If you decide to revert that, I've no issue. Be well. --MtDBogan 13:09, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

'Twasn't first edit but second time blanking same page. Methinks that said idiot has an axe to grind and is possibly not unconnected to the Consumer health digest. --Scream!! (talk) 21:10, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Alphanueric soup talk page[edit]

The reference is 'explained' on the Wikipedia page (and delete if appropriate). Anna Livia (talk) 15:55, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Pardon? Scream!! (talk) 21:59, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
My comment on the now-blocked 2607:FB90:9267:A68C:0:3:B2A9:8D01's talk page - an obscure riposte. Anna Livia (talk) 22:47, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Ah. I see. Scream!! (talk) 23:51, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

2019 Mod Election[edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations.--RWRW (talk) 14:05, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

SusanG[edit]

Are you really the brother of SusanG? Acei9 22:19, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Yup! Scream!! (talk) 23:00, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Just a minute, where did you hear/read that?Scream!! (talk) 23:06, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
I've emailed you. Acei9 23:19, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
And I've replied. Scream!! (talk) 23:28, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Range blocks[edit]

Wow. AceModerator 03:10, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Indeed!Scream!! (talk) 13:47, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Stephen Fry[edit]

I see that you mentioned you were blocked by Fry on Twitter (2015). Whatever did you say that he found upsetting?Ariel31459 (talk) 19:40, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

You stalking me? (jest)
AS to the Fry block: I have no idea; I quite approve of it though as I list him among "those whom I should like but can't stand" along with, inter alia, Ricky Gervais and the odious Dawkins. Scream!! (talk) 20:09, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Congrats, have a Modhat.[edit]

You get to be Mod and handle this shit now. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 18:31, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

? --Scream!! (talk) 23:16, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
The pushback from users across multiple camps to me trying to de-detoxify the saloon from the most inflammatory of posts leads me to believe I'm not up to the task. You've been around longer and seem to be more trusted among some older users than I, so I've resigned and demoted you. As per the election rules and results. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 23:20, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
Ahh … well … there's a thing … Scream!! (talk) 23:51, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
What do I do now?
I don't know. Keep order? Try to get everyone to stop trying to kill each other for candidates who likely don't even know they exist? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:41, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
Hey! I'm an older user and I trust you. (But I'm not sure if that helps.)Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 16:42, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
Cheers Bob! Scream!! (talk) 17:58, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

I thought LGM wanted you cooped, my bad. I deleted it for the record. Oxyaena Harass 23:17, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

To be clear, no I didn't. What you're doing is disagreeing with me. I don't like being called a "wimp" though. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 23:37, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Nomination[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. — Bongolian (talk) 05:08, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Mod nomination[edit]

I nominated you for moderator. Bongolian (talk) 20:42, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

For accidentally creating a userpage instead of a talk page[edit]

Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!
You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Somebody just wants to let you know you did something silly.

For mistakenly creating @THeBiGtHaNoS's user page instead of his talkpage. I also wanted to let you know that I moved your comment there. --Goatspeed. How's my editingCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee my experiments 19:09, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

The MGTOW guys[edit]

I'm pretty sure they're two separate people, both early teens. I'm sure of this because both are broadcasting enough personal info via their various linked accounts to ID them both from orbit. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 21:58, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

OK 🙂 Scream!! (talk) 13:41, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Being a twat[edit]

CircularReasoning stole your block reason. Kevlarstar and his dog (Woof!) 08:57, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

No they didn't: they just changed my block & the software repeated my comment. I thought the same at the time. Scream!! (talk) 09:01, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Do you know[edit]

what Scheisse means? Kevlarstar and his dog (Woof!) 12:56, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes. Oxyaena Harass 12:57, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Such a delightfully random question Kev. I do of course, though I'll let Scream!! answer himself. You're supposed to be German though. Surely you know how to write Scheiße properly. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 13:00, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Natürlich, warum zum Teufel fragst du? Scream!! (talk) 13:08, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Bist du etwa Deutsch?xD @Knight Commander I thought, Scream didn‘t know german. And you can write it both ways, with ß or ss. Kevlarstar and his dog (Woof!) 13:29, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
First bit of German I ever learned was when my friends father taught us (when we were about 5 I think) the phrase "Das ist ein dunkehore Scheiße". Most useful phrase to be sure. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 13:38, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Ich habe ein bisschen Deutsch - von vor 60 Jahren. Scream!! (talk) 16:28, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Suggestions[edit]

Once an article is created those entries are removed from the archive and the entry is then placed in New articles section. This is how it has always worked. NothingToSeeHere (talk) 20:41, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

No it hasn't. Scream!! (talk) 20:44, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it has. Under the section marked Housekeeping it says:
"Comment out older ideas if downvoted to death.
Move ideas with over 150 votes to the Most wanted articles section.
Move ideas that have been turned into articles to the New articles section."
Now stop your disruptive reverts. NothingToSeeHere (talk) 20:49, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
@NothingToSeeHere The housekeeping refers to the live page - the archives are just that; ARCHIVEs. Archive:a place in which public records or historical materials (such as documents) are preserved. dictionary Scream!! (talk) 10:47, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
@NothingToSeeHere Imagine in thirty years from now when there are, say, forty archives; if a new article is created someone would have to search all the archives to find if the article had been in the suggested list even if the title was slightly different. Not gonna happen. Scream!! (talk) 14:47, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
@Scream!! I understand your reasoning, and it works for me, but this isn't exactly what we have been doing for the past few years with the previous archive system. Before ThisIsMyRealName's overhaul last week these had been the archives: archive2, 3, 4, & 5. If you look in their history you'll see we have been gradually working through them and removing entries as their articles are created or when they've reached 150 votes (previously 100). This is why the oldest list (2009) is the shortest: it's been chipped away at the longest. NothingToSeeHere (talk) 18:58, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
I don't fucking care! An archive is aqn archive and shouldn't be altered! Scream!! (talk) 19:00, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
FYI the previous archive pages all still exist: archive2, archive3, archive4, archive5. I just removed the links to them. The only thing I changed with them was sorting the entries and fixing a couple of markup errors: archive2, archive3, archive4, archive5.
I made the changes I made because I found the previous structure of the Suggestions page confusing, and I found the previous instructions ambiguous. FWIW as far as wiki etiquette goes, with Talk pages you are, indeed, not supposed to edit other people's comments, but the RationalWiki to-do list is a bit odd in that it's kind of like a Talk page but kind of not.
Regarding preserving old suggestions: it would indeed be possible to reconstruct the lists and either comment out or otherwise demarcate suggestions that have been turned into articles, but it would be a lot more work than just using the the history to figure out to add year headings, like I did. I mean... feel free to do it yourself, @Scream!!, but it seems kind of pointless. And anyway, if you look at the original archive page... you can't, because the admins deleted it.
The article-suggestion process has, as I understand it, been more or less the same for the past decade. In order to create the year-based archive pages, I had to dig through the edit history, and the instructions remained largely unchanged, as @NothingToSeeHere described.
As an aside, the year-based archive pages are shorter as you go back also because there were fewer people on RationalWiki way back when. Incidentally, people's article suggestions have also gotten more in-depth over time, with people actually using significant numbers of <ref> links in recent years. So yay RationalWiki! — ThisIsMyRealName (talk) 20:01, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Log[edit]

I get you wanted to delete that spam AFD, but you accidentally deleted the whole log, when it was supposed to be blanked. --Andrew5 mobile (talk) 20:05, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

OOPS! Scream!! (talk) 20:06, 23 August 2021 (UTC)