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Temp Space[edit]

{{/Sand1|Archive|<|>}}--{{User:WaitingforGodot/sig1}} 16:39, 20 October 2008 (EDT) {{/Sand2|Archive|<|>}} {{Archivelinks|Archive|<|>}} {{/Sand2|Sand|<|>}} {{talkpage|archivepath=Sand}} {{talkpage}} {{archivelinks dpl|before=Archive |intro=¶*|separator=¶*}}

Welcome Wagon(s)[edit]

You don't fool me. You may deny it, but I KNOW you're controlling the Conservapedia Column, the Trilateral Commission, MSNBC, and those aliens that keep beaming messages into my teeth!  :) ...Anyway, hi. --Gulik 05:58, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

Oh noes! My secrets were revealed! D=
And hello to you, too! I noticed your comments while browsing the CP Column today! Good to have you around. :) --Sid 06:01, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Come on, "Sid". You know as well as I do that you only made this account to pretend you're not me. Or did you make my account to do that? Or did I do either of those things? I'm a little confused. Either way, TK will easily see through these petty attempts at deceptions. Nods.gif --"AKjeldsen" 06:13, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
At this rate, TK will believe that all RW users are just one guy with dozens of socks. To quote The Offspring: Conspiracy of One. Poor guy, can't accept the fact that more than one person of the planet thinks he's an idiot. --Sid 06:26, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
Are you kidding? people on here think I (cp:user:human) was huey gonna getcha. Or vice versa. But I have a nicer butt. humanbe in 19:48, 23 May 2007 (CDT)
Greetings from one of your socks, we are working to try and get the short urls up and working, there are a few issues that are making it difficult but it we will get it......eventually.....Tmtoulouse 18:30, 22 May 2007 (CDT)

Hey Sid! Nice to see you again. Guess I can retire my "SID" user box! humanbe in 19:48, 23 May 2007 (CDT)

Formatting[edit]

You are more than welcome to format it, Sid. I merely copied a Word file. --lTK User_talk:TK 14:59, 23 May 2007 (CDT)

CP Fox News entry[edit]

Based on the comment you left on my CPLinks page, you already know the bulk of this, but you might be interested in Conservapedia:Fox News -- there was more going on there than just copying. Thanks for that comment, by the way -- feel free to drop other things in there if they seem to fit. --jtltalk 05:25, 25 May 2007 (CDT)

Dude, you're behind! (or I'm not doing a very good publicity job). I've already done Conservapedia:Blatant plagiarism/Clement Atlee and Conservapedia:Great Depression. Neither of them had the interesting additions/modifications that Fox News did, though, although this talk page edit may be the funniest thing I've seen on CP. Or maybe I just need to sleep. I've also done [[Conservapedia::Bill_of_Rights]], and I thought another small one but I'm not finding it now. --jtltalk 06:52, 25 May 2007 (CDT)
I'm just behind, don't worry. :P Real life is keeping me busy, so I rely on watchlist and recent changes for the most part. I'll check those out later! --Sid 07:03, 25 May 2007 (CDT)
For anyone coming across this months later, those articles are now at Conservapedia:Blatant plagiarism/Fox News, Conservapedia:Blatant plagiarism/Clement Atlee and Conservapedia:Blatant plagiarism/Great Depression. --jtltalk 01:05, 7 July 2007 (CDT)

Didn't I help you out?[edit]

  • Why does everyone here refuse to follow their own rules? Why don't you accede to my reasonable demands? Why are you all so confused about how to follow rules? Make me a sysop! Bet you thought this was someone else. humanbe in 22:21, 1 June 2007 (CDT)

Award[edit]

AdamSteve.jpg The Adam and Steve Award
For acts of liberalism so amazing, that they are unbelievable!

Awarded to Sid with love.
ENJOY!
Display it with pride partner!


Ta la la la la[edit]

I didn't know there was another RW in that debate with Karajou. Were you Petrus or NousEpirrhytos (in the interpreting the bible debate)? Good to speak to you again. αιρδισΗταλκ 10:34, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

I just came in after the initial two bans had been dished out: Sid_3050. Most of the discussion about the first bans happened on Karajou's talk page, but parts of it can also be seen in the first Talk:Bible archive ("What the serpent said"). Once the dust had settled after that clash, it got re-ignited, and I got my current perma-ban (second archive page). Only during the debate AFTER that did AKJeldsen (another familiar face on RW) manage to dig out sources that convinced Karajou.
Funny, though. When I posted on that page under you and read your posting, I also went "Hey, wait a second... that sounds familiar..." XD --Sid 13:47, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
Ah, good times, good times. --AKjeldsen 14:14, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

Well Said[edit]

I really liked our comment on SimonA's page. I tried to say the same thing over at the blog, but did not hit the same note of eloquence you achieved. Thanks for being here. ʄĹїþþїɲ;-) 15:18, 14 June 2007 (CDT)

Dare Ye Follow[edit]

The Way of Madness? --Kels 16:19, 19 June 2007 (CDT)

template experiments[edit]

I don't know what you were trying to do, but the best way to experiment with templates is to make them in your user space, and test them on a sandbox page. That way you don't risk doing weird things to place people might be reading. Like IceWedge does ;) No big deal, of course, just thought I'd mention it. humanbe in 14:36, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

Normally, yeah. In this case, I had been moderately certain that it'd work, though. {{BASEPAGENAME}} is supposed to do this: "The basename of a subpage ("Title/Other" on "Title/Other/Subtitle")". But I guess it really only works with subpages of subpages (or the namespace didn't allow it fully, but I doubt that somehow). :/ --Sid 14:42, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
I think the reason for it (or would be) is that the vandal pages tend to be under "talk", but the autolink should refer to the article. I suppose it would all work better if they were under the article, but that space is technically editable (ie, text can be removed), whereas talk is always preserved. Were you able to make what you wanted to do work? (and, by the way, I am quite guilty of messing with templates "live", and I usually break them!) humanbe in 15:18, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
No, that's the weird thing. Both PAGENAME and BASEPAGENAME gave me the same result when I applied the template on the God vandalism subpage: "God/Vandalism". The namespace (Talk vs normal Main) seemingly doesn't factor in, anyway. I'll poke it when I get more time, I guess. --Sid 16:18, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
From experiments I've just done, there seems to be something odd about the 'Talk' namespace on this site. BASEPAGENAME works fine on the default, user, and user_talk namespaces, but not on talk. If you go to any of the article talk subpages, like Talk:Adolf Hitler/vandalism, you'll notice that there isn't the link back to the parent page at the top of the page, like there is in, say User talk:AmesG/Archive1.
It's definitely something to do with this site though, because it appears on Conservapedia and Wikipedia, and BASEPAGENAME works correctly on those pages. I don't know who's best to ask about this though. Linus?
--Stevo 17:04, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Ahhh, very good point you got there! I guess it really has to do with the namespace configuration here (to enable the Subpage Feature). So this (which can be found listed here) might be the solution. Thanks for posting your observation! Let's hope this does the trick! *wanders off to prod an admin* --Sid 17:20, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Excellent! Yes that's exactly it, isn't it. BTW in case you've missed it, we're having a discussion about the vandalism archive pages and namespaces here. --Stevo 17:32, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Local janitor reporting for duty, I will see what I can do about this now. Tmtoulouse 17:35, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Damn, so many new developments even while I had been writing up the note to alert you! XD *cancels that one* Thanks! --Sid 17:36, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
*made backups of the pages on Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:Archivedvandalism, just in case that things totally go South for some reason* --Sid 17:39, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

I made the change in LocalSettings.php, did it solve our problem? Tmtoulouse 17:59, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

Looks like it has, thanks! I'll let Sid reinstate his template. --Stevo 18:19, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Yes, wonderful work, Tmtoulouse! Made the change to the template and the pages that use it so far. No need for the parameter anymore! And thanks again to Stevo for pointing out just the right thing at just the right time! :D --Sid 19:19, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Yay for team work! :). Tmtoulouse 19:22, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

well la dee ta[edit]

19:09, 11 July 2007 Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) unblocked Sid 3050 (contribs) (Mr. Schlafly had no objection)

CЯacke® 19:04, 11 July 2007 (CDT)
Well, confuckinggratshitulations! Do they know what kind of low-life company you keep in your "off" hours? humanbe in 20:38, 11 July 2007 (CDT)
*does the unbanned dance* Only down sides: My talk page is still locked (my user page not, though) and I can't even poke a sysop about it because CP is in nightly lockdown mode right now. XD Oh well, guess I'll do it once I come back. For the moment: Whoohoo!
While you're there maybe you can fix JM's horrible articles on MLB teams, half the info is wrong and his "See Also" links could have been picked better by a drunk monkey with a chainsaw. I hate seeing retarded stuff on that site and not being able to fix it. Jrssr5 09:19, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

14:20, 13 July 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Sid 3050 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite (Sorry your trolling and working one sysop against the other has failed.)

Looks like the asshat TK got upset over doing something stupid and Sid paid the price. Jrssr5 13:21, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Wha? Oh come ON. I just wrote the update about the 2-hour block! --Sid 13:23, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

I don't know why you even went back! Gag.....going to try and get unblocked again? tmtoulouse harass 13:23, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

I have NO idea yet. For the moment, I'll vent on RW. Then I'll start a plan. Give me a few minutes.

Looks like RobS unblocked you again "for lack of transparancy" on TK's part--Brian 14:04, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

And now there's a revert/protection war about my user/talk pages. Hilarious, and a very brave and noble move by Rob. Kudos! --Sid 14:05, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

And you are unblocked again... tmtoulouse harass 14:13, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

And...blocked again [1]. Who didn't see that coming? --Brian 14:06, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

The wheel war between RobS and TK is priceless, but the BEST part is that while all this is going on their is little Deborah in the background pasting alphabetically her copy and paste for the day...the whole thing is just...priceless. tmtoulouse harass 14:07, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

Yes, it's a great contrast XD
And why didn't anybody tell me I was on probation? I told Ed I didn't want probation terms because my (THREE MONTH) ban had been unjustified. Or are all users who ever got unbanned automatically on probation for a secret amount of time now? --Sid 14:10, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Nothin' secret about it--get blocked once, and you are TAINTED FOREVER. --Gulik 14:25, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

Looks like Rob unblocked you again. Anyone want to bet on how high your block count gets by the end of the day? --Brian 14:13, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

I just can't look away; it's like watching a train wreck. I think half their page views today are going to be from me refreshing the Recentchanges page. --Brian 14:15, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Pow! TK got you again! --ויִכִּ נתֶּרֶפּרֶתֵּר שְׁלֹום!
Good thing that there is a (relatively new?) rule about unblocks and reblocks, otherwise, my mere presence on CP would give Team Two a massive score boost :P --Sid 14:24, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

And deleted your helpful comment...what an ass. tmtoulouse harass 14:21, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

FFS! Bah, I'll mail Mtur. Anybody mind if I invite him/her over while I'm at it? --Sid 14:23, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
I thought Mtur was here all ready for some reason...definitely send the invite. tmtoulouse harass 14:25, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
I had thought so, too. But there is no user "Mtur", and searching for "Mtur" gives VERY few results. --Sid 14:26, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Done. Now BRB to make some dinner. If anything drastic happens in those few minutes, point me to it here please :P --Sid 14:33, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Back, but the storm apparently settled for the moment. Oh well. XD --Sid 14:41, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

Assorted stuff[edit]

Lets just see where he's targeting those block nukes...

  • 00:47, 14 July 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "68.224.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite
    • Cox Communications Inc. NETBLK-COX-ATLANTA-7, though he's got a bit more work to do. Thats only 1/7th of the netblocks that company owns in Atlanta.
  • 00:43, 14 July 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "82.44.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite
    • RIPE Network Coordination Centrer in Amsterdam. Though even more work is needed there - they own the entire class A network. Anything starting with an 82 is there. Karajou, try banning 82.0.0.0/8.
  • 00:56, 13 July 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "203.162.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite
    • Somewere in Asia. Though again, a bit of a miss. That netblock is 202.0.0.0/7.
  • 02:27, 12 July 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "24.242.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite
    • Herndon, VA. This one he almost got right. Still another block owned by that company though. If you toss this into Google maps[2], you will see that Karajou is on his way to banning the center of the United States Government. Given that the congressional interns have previously edited Wikipedia[3], think they'll ever get banned over there?
  • 23:18, 10 July 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "142.176.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite
    • Ottawa. This one actually was a correct hit - thats all they've got.
  • 21:25, 10 July 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "142.167.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite
    • Saint John, NB. Another correct hit (in terms of getting all the IPs owned in that netblock).

I eagerly await the attempt to get 82.0.0.0/8 and 202.0.0.0/7 though. 50,331,642 IPs. I wonder how many points that will be worth. --Shagie 18:12, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

Wow, nice research! And actually, the software doesn't allow "/8" bans (or anything under 16, for that matter) because... uh... "would cut out far too many people in one go". There we go.
And does anybody have any idea what prompts him to ban 65k IPs so liberally? The locations look fairly random. Especially the Asia one. --Sid 18:23, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
I still would love to see the attempt. And for some reason, I don't think they would be particularly adverse to blocking everything and anything that comes from a computer that you can't follow the copper to (ie: on continental US). Dunno about Asia - might be an open proxy someone found. --Shagie 18:30, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Agreed on all points. The Asia bit would make sense, too. I honestly don't think that he has any idea what he's doing, though. That help page there admits that range blocks are not intuitive and that sysops should be really careful with them. Additionally, WP's info page has nice sentences like
  • IP addresses should almost never be indefinitely blocked.
  • Use careful judgement and make them as brief as possible; this can affect over sixty-five thousand IP addresses, potentially affecting millions of users.
  • These should be reserved as an absolute last resort.
Yeah, I bet Karajou was REALLY careful there :P --Sid 18:48, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Ultimately, such wide and indefinite blocks - especially within the US is bad for its long term survival. Consider some Alantonian reading about it in some conservative media and then trying to create an account to see that his IP address has been blocked. He may not know that is an entire range - it was his personal IP address. That this group doesn't want any contributions from him at all. Zilch. To such an end, we should encourage more of these /16 blocks (anyone willing to work out the patch so that they can do /8 and /7 blocks too?) - the more people that can't contribute positively in the long run - the better. The more people that feel personally attacked by a group of right wing Christian conservatives - the better. One can only hope that in the process, of getting banned, an existing real user gets banned too. Given the level of paranoia there, such guilt by association is reason to get banned in itself! --Shagie 19:33, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Wow, are they really doing this and leaving the blocks up? That's crazy! I know Atlanta is a hotbed of liberalism, homosexuality, and satan worship, but still, there must be a few rednecks left! Can we write an Atlanta paper and try to get people to want to join CP for real there? While the block is in place? Or, Ottawa? Can you make a map of the "nuclear destruction"? humanbe in 20:34, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
Well, with each new rangeban, the probability of killing off an innocent user increases. Of course, we will never hear of those people because they're already banned. The only indicator will be the ever-growing silence, and that won't really be much of a change for them. I mean, right now, practically the only people registering are either "liberals" (going by Andy's definition), vandals, or parody users. Actual ultra-conservatives join at a rate of "1 per month" or so. --Sid 19:39, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
If some Evil Deceitful Librul could only get them to ban each other, the place would self-destruct inside of a week. --Gulik 19:41, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
The sad thing is, it is going to be irritating when they turn off you or me. And they will. Waiting for the day you'll need IP approval before edit privilages are granted. ДιЯɖі$ɧ ɥοםЄʟβЯƏакĐΩωΝ 19:44, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
82.44.0.0/16 - TELEWEST-HSD-CROYDON - Telewest Broadband, presumably in Croydon UK. Shagie, RIPE is the European number assigner; if you look up a European net in ARIN, all it will know is that it's a RIPE address, but if you use RIPE's whois you get the real info.
203.162.0.0 - all of Vietnam, maybe? It's split into lots of small address blocks, and I'm too lazy to check them all, but I _think_ what's going on is that the whole range is assigned to the Vietnam Postal & Telecom authority, which in turn delegates most of it to the Vietnam Data Corporation, which in turn gives it out to smaller groups. Similar comments as above, but with APNIC, the Asia Pacific authority
142.176.0.0 & 142.167.0.0 - I wonder if one of those was a typo? --jtltalk 20:05, 13 July 2007 (CDT)
<sidenote>One of these last two was also the test IP range.</sidenote> --Sid 20:15, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

And another one: 12.107.*.* just got nuked. --Sid 20:41, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

That would be a chunk of AT&T - can't tell where though, AT&T owns all of 12.0.0.0/8. That bit appears to be sublet out to VALTEC PRODUCTIONS --Shagie 21:00, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

Oh this one is a gem... 69.124.0.0/16 -- Hicksville, NY. Certainly there is at least on conservative there. Think we should move this off Sid's page and onto something more official? --Shagie

I agree with the general motion. However, it's past 4am here, so I'm not really in article-creation condition. If you guys want to create a more official article out of this all, that would be awesome. I'd clean up my user page and archive my talk page myself tomorrow then. --Sid 21:09, 13 July 2007 (CDT)

What has been here so far has been migrated into Conservapedia:IP blocks and the talk page.

Ah, an entry exists! I'll migrate a bit from here and my sandbox (which is basically just a cleaner version of a few parts at the moment) into it. :) --Sid 07:12, 15 July 2007 (CDT)

I don't know[edit]

if you want this or not...

== Powerful new blocking feature ==
Thank's to Geo's tip of two weeks ago, I have figured out how to turn on the power to block IP address ranges (finally!). Every Sysop now has this power.
Using this new power correctly is not easy. You may find have to try several times and overcome numerous "not a correct IP" or "user not found" error messages. A couple of tips:
The "/" denotes the range, and the number after the "/" apparently has to be between 16 and 31. Don't ask me why!
This example just worked for blocking this IP address range: 142.167.0.0/16 . I just did it successfully as a test for 2 hours. Hope I didn't block anyone we like! Short blocks with this feature are preferred until we know what we're doing!
More info here if desired: [4]
Enjoy. The folks who keep vandalizing us this afternoon are suitable candidates for testing this.--Aschlafly 16:52, 9 July 2007 (EDT)

— Unsigned, by: Cracker / talk / contribs

That's fairly disturbing for multiple reasons. First of all the open lack of knowledge about the "/16" or "/31". Then the fact that all blocks have been infinite after the test, despite the "Keep them short!" warning. Does this mean they all know what they're doing? (Yeah, RIGHT.)
I can merely shake my head... --Sid 13:51, 16 July 2007 (CDT)
Speaking of Geo, can you add information on him/her to the newcomers guide? Dagomar 14:00, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
I saw the call for info on the talk page there, but I can't really think of much about him. Maybe I'll add something about his 180° mood swing back after the Night of the Blunt Knives... --Sid 14:07, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

RE: You're Me Now....[edit]

Great. It's probably better than being ME now - phone bill past due, thesis advisor after me for another chapter, back hurts. I'll gladly be you for a while. I can't believe that bitching about Tash's sixth-grade writing skills would cause such a hassle.... PFoster 19:53, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

Math is cool, but a mystery to me. Me, I'm in history - specifically African/Caribbean radical intellectuals. Makes it easy to see why C-pedia was such a draw for me, I guess. Folks here are friendlier, though. PFoster 22:04, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

The New Godspeed?[edit]

My bad, sorry. God's peed ....In Christ! - Icewedge 15:52, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

reply[edit]

I replied on my discussion page. Bohdan

SCUNThorpe[edit]

The SCUNThorpe thing has been around since the first parental filters I don't know if it ever really happened but it seems exactly like cp to repeat the b*****ks. Keep the noise down- please! 08:02, 21 August 2007 (CDT)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for attaching the pictures to my CP post, I did it in a hurry from my computer at work. SirChuckB 18:04, 28 August 2007 (CDT)

Thanks for pointing it out in the first place! --Sid 18:08, 28 August 2007 (CDT)

99.246.0.0[edit]

Tracert gives a destination of 99.246.0.0 AS0 IANA-RSVD-0 which leads me to believe the IP isn't in the general mix (yet). CЯacke® 18:49, 4 September 2007 (CDT) Posted here and on my talk

Welcome[edit]

To RW 2.1!!! hahahaha humanbe in 13:25, 11 September 2007 (MDT)

red links[edit]

Would you help us out and weed all of them out of User_talk:Sid/CP_Archive_1? Please? Thanks! humanbe in 19:24, 12 September 2007 (MDT)

Eep, done. --Sid 08:19, 13 September 2007 (MDT)
Also done for my other imported pages while I was at it. --Sid 08:25, 13 September 2007 (MDT)

Math[edit]

Thanks for straightening out the "elementary proof" stuff. I figured that, if I was wrong, someone "here" would find it before someone "there". Reading the CP discussion from back in February was a real eye-opener. That guy is as loony about math as he is about everything else. Of course, there was a hint of that in his off-the-wall stuff in Critical Thinking in Math. Now I think I understand his insanity better.

The CP article on "elementary proof" confuses a very specific (but minor) mathematical notion—not using complex numbers—with the "ordinary" usage of "elementary" to mean "not able to be broken down further". He really needs to get his math/science articles written by people who know what they're doing. Which is pretty hard, since they've all come over to RW. Except for Roger, who, I believe, has a PhD in math. Gauss 17:07, 24 September 2007 (EDT)

Janitor[edit]

I was surprised you weren't one, since you've been around since cabal 0.0. Did you not want the extra buttons? 'Cause I do have the even lowlier powers to demote you, if you wish. humanUser talk:Human 16:41, 12 October 2007 (EDT)

If anyone here deserves it, ever did deserve to be demoted, it is Sid. Maybe you should just surprise him with it. ----ИighŤ¤Ṭraiṇ ♦Τalk ǃ 01:04, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
Ohh, like a birfdae prezint? (that's code so he can't figure it out) humanUser talk:Human 03:48, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
Oh! Then these would be in order, I guess.... --ИighŤ¤Ṭraiṇ ♦Τalk ǃ 11:53, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
It's my what now? O_o
Aside from my birthday not even being in October, I always figured that we have enough janitors, and I never seriously missed the block/protect/delete buttons. Of course, the ability to delete my sandbox pages and stuff when needed would be fancy... so I guess I wouldn't say no if The Mob wanted to demote me... :) --Sid 09:42, 14 October 2007 (EDT)
Fine! Someone mislead me, so you don't get the regular large size balloons for a birthday, but can keep the smaller, "Congrats, you are now demoted" model. And about time, too. --ИighŤ¤Ṭraiṇ ♦Τalk ǃ 20:16, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

I just sent you email, something I think you will enjoy. :P -- --Иight¤Ṭrain ♦Τalk ǃ 22:30, 27 October 2007 (EDT)

cp linx[edit]

That last bit of cp lulz: 15 links in 40 words. Is this a record? Susanspeak your mind 18:26, 23 October 2007 (EDT)

talkpage template bug[edit]

Hey Sid, I just noticed that the top redlink item is called simply "archive10" and is linked from all my talk pages/archives. Also, the box at the top of the WIGO CP talk page links to an "archive11". For some reason these aren't under the page talk space as they should be. Any ideas on how to fix? humanUser talk:Human 16:01, 4 November 2007 (EST)

Give me a moment, I'll take a look. --Sid 16:02, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Urgent issue fixed, I think. Give it a look, please? I'm not working on removing the "(new)" link from talk page archives because DPL's "Do not include this page" issue is messing things up. --Sid 16:19, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Okay, I replaced the wrong "(new)" link with a "(back)" link. I think it does what it should (tested on a few pages, seemed okay). Still, I'd appreciate an extra set of eyes. After a while, all these links look the same to me. --Sid 16:42, 4 November 2007 (EST)
It looks fine on my talk page now, and the 10 redlinks are gone. Awesome, thanks!!! Hopefully no one used a wrong link to make a new archive. humanUser talk:Human 17:03, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Special:Newpages doesn't show anything in the time window the bug had existed. I think we noticed and fixed it before anybody fell for it. :) --Sid 17:07, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Cool. Now, how did you fix it without editing the template?! humanUser talk:Human 17:11, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Template:Talkpage uses Template:Archivelinks dpl (previously Template:Archivelinks). The former makes the green box and handles various other tasks (such as all the magic involving the wandalism box and stuff) while the latter is responsible for the actual creation of the links inside the box. And if you check my contribs or the recent changes, you should notice the latter fairly often (as well as my sandbox) while I only made a single edit to the former. --Sid 17:23, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Ah, thanks, of course. I didn't look at the code hard enough to discern whether it depended on other templates to function. I find it amusing howly deeply nested these template subroutines get, here, and even more, on WP. humanUser talk:Human 17:41, 4 November 2007 (EST)

Hope you come back someday soon, recharged[edit]

Fingers crossed. Goddamn drama.-αmεσ (pirate) 19:53, 6 November 2007 (EST)

Don't worry. You know what we say: "They always come back". ;)
I just want to put in a few weeks or so of pure, creative productivity. Haven't had that in a LONG time. --Sid 20:04, 6 November 2007 (EST)

Word. And pmail me with some of your writing if you get the chance.-αmεσ (pirate) 20:05, 6 November 2007 (EST)

Peter Bird[edit]

Karajou has blocked user Peter Bird claiming it is you. But I thought you were on sabbatical from even visiting the dark side. One of you is lying. Kenservative 12:13, 27 November 2007 (EST)

I love how CP sysops use RW as a fallback excuse for blocking someone when they have no reason beyond "they're pissing me off because they're using logic." Jrssr5 12:52, 27 November 2007 (EST)
Bwuh? I haven't visited CP ever since... er... Nov 7. *actually makes an exception and visits CP to check the ban message*
"German proxy IP; RW user Sid"
...okay, seriously, WTF. I'm in Germany, but that doesn't mean that all German PROXIES are me. Hello, German people can use non-German proxies, and non-Germans can use German proxies! Also, last time I checked, I wasn't the only German on the planet.
Thanks for the personalized Lulz, but it's safe to say that that wasn't me. I didn't even go to CP to check out WIGO links, so I sure as Hell didn't create socks there. --Sid 12:59, 27 November 2007 (EST)
More Liberal Deceit! We already know that if you confess you're telling the truth and if you deny it you're lying! TKis a GOD! 1:08, 27 November 2007

14 words[edit]

Hey, Sid, can you ban this guy for a while . Or make me a sysop and I'll do it. :-) PFoster 14:32, 12 December 2007 (EST)

I was under the impression that you were one since I saw you doing Rollbacks. Or did we give that right to non-sysops, too? Anyway, Jeeves swooped in to save the day, so w00t. Sorry for delaying the block, but I was still catching up with recent events there. Thanks for holding the fort in the meantime :) --Sid 14:36, 12 December 2007 (EST)
Oh, and I can't make anybody a sysop; you'd have to ask one of the Bureaucrats there. --Sid 14:37, 12 December 2007 (EST)
I can do it. So I think I will. humanUser talk:Human 15:11, 12 December 2007 (EST)

ASCII mudkip[edit]

phail. sorry :(((((. --Mudkip.png I CAN HAS MUDKIPS? 22:22, 22 December 2007 (EST)

the old Best of CP[edit]

I miss your work, and how it got diluted by WIGO. Your entries were always carefully considered winners (and, on WIGO, still are). WIGO is often a "shoot from the hip at anything" dumbfest. You should consider going back to directly editing Best of CP so I can unwatch the crappy WIGO and just go to your gems. Thank you for all the well prepared lulz back in the day. !!!! humanUser talk:Human 23:21, 24 December 2007 (EST)

Heh, thanks for the flowers, but if I started editing Best-of directly, others would follow, and in the end, we'd have the exact same situation :P Besides, some of my entries failed, too (according to the votes). Even more besides, I rarely contribute to WIGO by now since I'm still busy and borderline-tempted to leave CP behind (or at least to reduce the dosage). --Sid 07:40, 25 December 2007 (EST)
I understand the desire to lower the dosage... but I do think that if you put things directly in Best Of, the wigo people would not follow. Also, I'd give them endless crap if they posted dumb things. You used to wait until a lulzfest worked its way out, then posted it. I liked that. On wigo, we get six links to the same talk page... Oh, and you're welcome for the flowers :) humanUser talk:Human 05:56, 12 January 2008 (EST)

See what I mean? When you do this stuff (wigo entry - slices, dices, etc.), you do it up in style. Thanks! humanUser talk:Human 03:16, 16 January 2008 (EST)

Once more, let me say that I do likes my "Sid's edits to WIGO". I know they will always lead to high quality lulz. humanUser talk:Human 00:41, 23 March 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for the compliments! :) Let me say that it's fun writing them, too! --Sid 01:05, 23 March 2008 (EDT)

I can't be alone... - ...it's HOW late?[edit]

Always Watching...

You are never alone... humanUser talk:Human 05:56, 12 January 2008 (EST)

Wigo[edit]

Hey thanks for the fix up on the wigo page - that's what I get for trying to do two separate items at once.--Danielfolsom 11:28, 27 January 2008 (EST)

Trust me, I know all too well how that goes. Once you're deep inside that HUUUGE block of text, it's far too easy to slip into the wrong line. :) --Sid 11:31, 27 January 2008 (EST)
Hey Sid, nice to see your wigo work. I always like your additions! humanUser talk:Human 16:03, 24 February 2008 (EST)

Folk blocked in mistake for you[edit]

I’m sorry for those guys who got blocked from Conservapedia when Conservapedia mistook them for you. Perhaps that will help them to see how silly Conservapedia is. Perhaps they might even start looking for other Wikis or websites that are more rational.Barbara Shack 09:18, 26 January 2008 (EST)

Well, some of those were just wild guesses by sysops, but the recent "German IP = Sid" bans made me think of those "Du bist Deutschland" ads we had here - talk about truth in advertising! ;) --Sid 09:23, 26 January 2008 (EST)

ASchlafly - block[edit]

I feel that your block on Mr Schlafly was uncalled for. I trust you will be sending him a full fifteen page apology and explanation. Good day. --Bobbing up 15:55, 27 January 2008 (EST)

"Bob", if that is your real name, I am not fooled by your deceit. Maybe you are just in liberal denial, but some of us see his post for what it really is - a thinly veiled attack on morals and family values. "Icewedge" is obviously just a phallic euphemism, and Iduan, despite having "ID" in his name, obviously is just an atheist evolutionist in denial. Godspeed. --Sid 16:01, 27 January 2008 (EST)
Your email is obviously a mockery of a great man and an attempt at last wordism. Your name is, I assume, an acronym for Someone In Denial. Goodspeed to you!!--Bobbing up 16:21, 27 January 2008 (EST)
Censorship is a traditional liberal tactic. Can't you come up with something better? --ASchlafly
Now I'm so confused. Are you ASchlafly? Could you post your letter of appointment please?--Bobbing up 16:58, 27 January 2008 (EST)

Have you moved?[edit]

France is now being given the Sid - Germany treatment [5]. SusanPurrrrr 15:50, 24 February 2008 (EST)

Nah, I'm still here. :P Guess Kara's bored/frustrated and decided to fling his wild accusations around. Look, he really switched into random attack-mode (yes, it was a wandal, but the reason is interesting)! --Sid 15:59, 24 February 2008 (EST)

Come pretend to debate Bohdan at user talk:AmesG with me![edit]

humanUser talk:Human 22:29, 12 March 2008 (EDT)

Okay so how do you do it[edit]

I must know.-αmεσ (pirate) 22:34, 23 March 2008 (EDT)

Here's what I do, using Firefox 2.x:
  • File -> Work offline This makes sure that the Cache of webpages will be protected against accidental overwrites (for example, clicking a broken diff link would overwrite the cached copy with an error page).
  • URL bar -> about:cache This brings you to the Firefox cache menu. Handy, ain't it?
  • Disk cache device -> List Cache Entries The (large) disk cache. You'll get to a (LONG - if you get a script timeout warning, hit Continue) page with all currently cached URLs
  • Find permalink in question I usually do a fulltext search for a significant number (in the case of your question I'd look for "139878" for example).
  • Click URL there, and the URL on the page that loads then The result should be exactly last version you have seen of the page. From here you can save or screencap it.
It's all fairly simple - the trick is accessing the cache and preventing accidental overwrites (Read: Once you realize that a page has been wiped, DO NOT TRY TO ACCESS IT just to check if you REALLY get an error message!). --Sid 22:55, 23 March 2008 (EDT)

Sid, you broke the WIGO page....[edit]

...really broke it. PFoster 22:35, 23 March 2008 (EDT)

Saw it, screamed like a little girl, fixed it. Bracket's been missing XD; --Sid 22:37, 23 March 2008 (EDT)

Hooray?[edit]

YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!1111 Yup, big hoorays! My Pompey go through to the cup final, AND - even more importantly - at halftime my eldest daughter phoned to say "Ha! Surprise! I just flew back to England, see you tonight!" Can a day get any better than that? Woots and whoops all round! Drink more beer! :D V. vulpes 15:54, 5 April 2008 (EDT)

Awesome. Nice family surprise :) humanUser talk:Human 16:03, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
Due to the Emirates result today I have a hard time sharing your joy. DogP 16:05, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
I can - almost - feel your pain. Daughter #1 is an Arse fan and none too pleased with the Scousers forcing the draw BUT well, all else is peripheral vision for me today after we got the undeserved win, plus m,y girl coming home. I'm very proud of her - she is beautiful, intelligent, independent, an IDF veteran, and my firstborn child. And she's home to see her siblings and her crazy old man :D V. vulpes 16:17, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
Well, what the F*** are you doing on here? Piss off & get pissed! SusanG 16:41, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
hehe, just waiting for her to get home, was in no fit state to drive, so the good lady is currently bringing her back down the M3 :) V. vulpes 16:48, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
Sweet news! Hope you have a nice time! :) (Why am I among the last to comment on a discussion that happens on my own talk page?) --Sid 17:01, 5 April 2008 (EDT)

Whistle blowing[edit]

Aw Sid, you know that someone like Dan will now remove that little Greek gem. Jollyfish.gifGenghisevolving 07:33, 5 June 2008 (EDT)

Aw, you should know me better than that, GK. Check the edit history - the bit had already been removed by HenryS and the entire article had been rewritten by Tom long before I even got up today ;) I just didn't include it in the WIGO because I decided to focus on JM and not the wandalism itself. --Sid 07:47, 5 June 2008 (EDT)
mEH BAD. Sorry I hadn't followed on the changes to Tom Moore's re-write. I was actually going to delete my comment but now you've posted a humiliating put down I'll just have to live with the shame. Jollyfish.gifGenghisevolving 08:14, 5 June 2008 (EDT)

You're sensing an imminent memory-holing?[edit]

<font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>However, there no need to fear. 07:09, 16 June 2008 (EDT)

I prefer to play it safe. The current options are either deletion or fleshing out Bugler's version with more propaganda, and it mostly depends on which sysop comes online first. Considering that I'm going to be away for the next... 5-6 hours, I'm not going to rely on my luck ;) --Sid 07:15, 16 June 2008 (EDT)

Bit o Hilarity[edit]

Just spreading this around for folks to enjoy, although I thought I'd keep it on the DL (rather than WIGO) to prolong its lifespan. (http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Affirmative_Action&diff=482085&oldid=464599)

That ain't exactly on the d/l... you gotta make sure there are plenty of edits after you post this kind of thing to wash it off RC. I suggest a wandalism spree. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:33, 26 June 2008 (EDT)

Snarkify[edit]

Would you like me to snarkify your WIGO worthy news, giving you full credit of course? --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 22:57, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

Sorry, I went to bed right after posting that. I didn't check who added the entry about the Holocaust Denial in the end, but as a general rule, when I post stuff like that and say that I got nothing, it's a "Free for all" sign :P --Sid 15:15, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

Nobel Prise[edit]

Edit away. I just was "de-redlining", and wasn't even sure if it was worthy of an article, but someone linked to it, so I made one up out of my head.  ;-)--WaitingforGodot 18:29, 23 July 2008 (EDT)

Question[edit]

Why did you revert my meaningful edit to "Main Page".

--Orville Bieski 15:44, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

August[edit]

What a beautiful word. Yes, it is. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:27, 1 August 2008 (EDT)

Whoops[edit]

Sorry about that. ~ Gloom(is never asleep) 18:30, 7 August 2008 (EDT)

It's cool. I totally overlooked it myself at first, after all XD --Sid 19:47, 7 August 2008 (EDT)

MMP[edit]

Hey Sid I just noticed you were German. Perhaps you might have something to add on the MMP article? Does it work well in your country, is there anything we need to put in?--DamoHi 21:39, 10 August 2008 (EDT)

Oof, I'll take a look, but I'm not really well-versed in politics, sorry The only contact I had with this system was in the form of a ruling about overhang seats. I'll throw an English news link onto the article page for now. Maybe the people with more experience/knowledge in political matters can work it out. --Sid 14:21, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

SIDS[edit]

We have cracked the top 10 search results for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in several regional searches on Google. Just found it interesting and thought I would pass it along :). tmtoulouse harass 11:30, 17 September 2008 (EDT)

XPath[edit]

Nothing wrong, just vaguely surprising to encounter it. I had the general impression such a thing was possible, but I never thought I'd ever see anyone do it :D On the other hand, if you want to fix something you can make the process O(n) rather than O(2n) by rolling up the two loops you have in to one, and at the same time make the storage O(1) rather than O(n). Like:

// init the current article size to zero
var size = 0;

for (var i = 0; i < subselect.snapshotLength; ++i) {
	currently=subselect.snapshotItem(i).innerHTML;
	// ... blah, blah, etc. ...
	
	diff = currently-size;
	size = currently;

	// ... and so on with the layout stuff ...
}

Hey, when you write software for phones where you're limited to an 8K stack, you start caring about every little byte :D --JeevesMkII 17:44, 17 September 2008 (EDT)

I agree that storage could have been improved by a factor of [number of diffs on page - 1] (if I estimate this correctly). However, I'm not sure about the runtime.
Quick pseudocode of what I did:
  • FOR all diff lines DO
    • determine current size
    • put size into array
  • FOR all diff lines - 1 DO
    • calculate diff size
    • grab and modify InnerHTML
While your approach would be
  • FOR all diff lines DO
    • determine current size
    • calculate diff size
    • grab and modify InnerHTML
So that should result in the same runtime (or at least in the same O runtime) unless I missed something. I went with this approach because of a (in hindsight most likely unwarranted for various reasons) fear that XPath could spaz if I modified the InnerHTML of the stuff I snapshot'd before being done with the parsing. I might write a more (space-)optimal version today/tomorrow since you raised a very good point there. As a nitpick, I'm not sure that your code does what we want it to do (since the first diff would be "current article size - 0" instead of "current - previous"), but I know what you meant :P --Sid 18:14, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
Hehe. In terms of actual, real analysis of how many cycles the first saves over second it certainly does save some. You save 2n worth of pointer arithmetic, one for not having to look up a reference to the innerHTML twice and another for not having to look at the array of sizes. Other than that, it's all much the same. Of course, all things considered this stuff runs so infrequently and on machines so overpowered it doesn't make a lick of difference how you do it. I just got in to the habit of making people's lives difficult at code review time :D --JeevesMkII 18:34, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
Yes, the lack of array lookups of course saves time. However, the "look up innerHTML twice" thing isn't really because of the two FOR loops, but rather because of a certain clumsiness in the entire structure. (It only made it into the code at all because of the feature to display both the total size and the diff size in each line, not because I kept two loops.)
Several practical thoughts popped up along the way, and I did "some revamping". The entire thing now runs backwards to avoid overly much variable shuffling (You need the sizes of lines i and i+1, but you do the change in line i. Minor hilarity ensues if you go top-to-bottom). The new direction also allows for a somewhat more elegant solution to the doubled innerHTML check (in the form of simply making a backup before I start modifying the string). The array is also gone (of course).
I put a copy of the revamped code here. Could you maybe comment on whether it is better or worse than the original? I'm not really experienced with the real cost of actions (as became clear above), so I'm genuinely curious about what improved and what didn't. I won't claim it's optimal (though it would be fun to go for an optimal solution, regardless of readability or intuitiveness), but my intuition says it at least improved somewhat. Opinion? --Sid 19:31, 17 September 2008 (EDT)

The short answer is, it is improved but probably not quite as improved as it could be.

The longer answer, well I'm not sure you want to know the longer answer but I like listening to myself talk so I'll say it anyway :D

Anyway, the deal is at the assembly level the machine knows two things about an array:

  1. Where the base address (index 0) of the array is in memory, and
  2. The size of an element in the array

So, when you dereference an array, say to get element 34 the machine does two things:

  1. multiplies the array index by size of the array elements to get the offset in memory of the item (1 op), then
  2. loads the item from memory using the base address + offset. (1 op)

So, a typical array lookup uses two cycles, modifies only CPU registers, and uses only instructions from the basic command set meaning it's pretty efficient in general terms and will never cause a pipeline stall in compiled code, as long as there are enough other things going on the loop to sensibly wait out the time it takes to fetch something from memory (about 3 cycles or so for consecutive memory accesses.) Typically, you'll find the machine unrolls loops so that several iterations happen at once.

So in the optimal case, your code now uses two less cycles per iteration since you've eliminated the array. Since you also don't have the second loop, you've also effectively eliminated a comparison per iteration too. This advice of course all applies to compiled code, interpreted (non-JIT) code tends to add cycles to everything since you have an added level of indirection between you and the bare metal's fetch-execute cycle.

However, you do still look up the innerHTML twice (I'm not sure if I really understand your reason as to why) so there's still stuff that could be shaved off if you're anal. Also, using three independent ifs in te formatting code as opposed to if/else if/else that in the worst case you're doing two extra unnecessary comparisons per iteration. A compiler might catch an optimise this, but a browser based interpreter almost certainly won't. At the assembly level if statements (naively) go something like this:



if (a > 0) { foo; }


compiles to:



if (a <= 0) goto done;
foo;
: done


so obviously:



if (a > 0) { foo; }
if (a < 0) { bar; }


compiles to:



if (a <= 0) goto done1;
foo;
: done1
if (a >= 0) goto done2;
bar;
: done2


while:



if (a > 0) { foo; }
else if (a < 0) { bar; }


compiles to:



if (a > 0) goto case1;
if (a < 0) goto case2;
goto done;

: case1
foo;
goto done;
: case2
bar;
: done


So in the best case you do one comparison instead of two. Compilers even have fancy profiling options so you can compile an instrumented executable to output statistics that help the compiler to optimally arrange the branch structure such that the most commonly taken branch is compared first.

Phew, that was even more long winded than I thought it was going to be. I was going to rant on about how writing back to memory in a loop can be an optimisation disaster, but I think I'll stop now before I put you totally to sleep. --JeevesMkII 20:45, 17 September 2008 (EDT)

end vote[edit]

Thanks for the help, Sid. Was editing and forgot to end it. bad Godot.

Kens' awards[edit]

Good catch that. I keep forgetting that  K e n  D o l l  burns his pages fast than clickbot can get them. - User \pi 01:02, 24 November 2008 (EST)

Cquote[edit]

Thanks! I only tried one and two pipes... :( ħumanUser talk:Human 20:45, 26 November 2008 (EST)

Quite welcome :) So in the future, simply remember: NEEDS MOAR HITLER PIPES! --Sid 20:49, 26 November 2008 (EST)

Adding links[edit]

How do I add links to the Conservapedia Main Page news items? Proxima Centauri 07:40, 20 December 2008 (EST)

They are in a template called "template:Main Page Right", or something very much like that. Check the difflinks at wigo CP and you're sure to find a few. ħumanUser talk:Human 14:42, 20 December 2008 (EST)
Yeah, it's cp:Template:Mainpageright. If in doubt, just filter the Recent Changes for the Template namespace. --Sid 18:10, 20 December 2008 (EST)

Rivers in Egypt for 400[edit]

That's some quality smarm. Bjones 16:46, 23 December 2008 (EST)

Sid's always been good at this. I think his new joke could open at least half the WIGOs... ħumanUser talk:Human 17:55, 23 December 2008 (EST)
Heh, thanks, guys. But it's hardly a new joke, I'm afraid (though maybe this combo of two old jokes might be, I dunno) ;) --Sid 09:06, 24 December 2008 (EST)
Well, it's new here, and definitely the first time on wigo cp (I think?). So it still counts. Like Doc and his goats. Many may have eaten them before him, but he was the first to eat one on an RW talk page... ħumanUser talk:Human 16:48, 24 December 2008 (EST)

Belated invitation[edit]

Sorry, Sid, I feel rather embarrassed for having forgotten to invite a veteran RationalWikian like you.

In an effort to update our sometimes too-vague and too-often ignored current Community Standards, I drafted a possible update of them. The draft can be found here. I invite you, and the rest of the site, to discuss this important issue on the talk page. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:44, 10 January 2009 (EST)

Belated thanks[edit]

For sorting my little template out (here) Toast s.png (Toast) and marmalade 05:04, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Thanks[edit]

For rewriting my WIGO...much improved. The full cap of the discussion is here.

Hope you don't mind[edit]

But I've quoted you. ToastToastand marmite 19:14, 22 March 2009 (EDT)

Well, it's not something I'd personally post on WP (mostly due to their AGF/etc. rules and because I try not to get into direct confrontations with CP sysops anymore - way more stress and headaches than it's worth), but if you feel the words are fitting, then I of course don't mind you quoting. :) --Sid 20:10, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
I did caveat it "Sorry if this reads like an attack, but it's true IMnHO.". I just think it was a) True; & b) Required for the information of those who don't know him. ToastToastand marmite 20:32, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
"IMnHO", is that a typo or am I falling behind in my netspeak again? It is getting really hard to tell the difference. - User \pi 20:38, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
In My not Humble Opinion: my own variation. ToastToastand marmite 20:50, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
Okay, I have always read IMHO as "in my honest opinion" that was why I was a little confused. - User \pi 20:52, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
Yeah, I saw, and your two reasons there are also the reasons why I don't mind the quote, even if it's not exactly tailored for Wikipedia's terms of conduct and all that crap. (:P) --Sid 20:34, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
IMHO = In my humble opinion. IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion. IMO = In my opinion. Pleez to memorize. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:25, 22 March 2009 (EDT)

50 goats for that man![edit]

Minard napoleon infographic.png

You are hereby awarded the Charles Minard award

for insanely great infographic contributions to RW
Your pretty pictures make our nipples tingle with pleasure.

--JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 17:17, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

*laughs at award description* Thanks! :D --Sid 17:25, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
AWESOME JEEVES! I had seen that "cartoon" before, and described it to many people (with the description getting worse over time), but never knew how to find it again. I encountered it as an example of how much information could be packed into a simple drawing. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:47, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion to the Honest commandments:[edit]

I edited and later reverted the list(apologies), and here are the suggested additions:

  • Perhaps add a rule somewhere that "The sysops, in particular Andrew Schlafly, are the authoritative sources determining who is or is not a liberal."
  • Castle->"Drawbridge" note: If you voice liberal opinions on your user page, expect a sysop to notice it and block you eventually.

Again, apologies for editing your user page. K61824CP≠Child Porn? 02:35, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, K. I'm sure Sid will appreciate your suggestions! ħumanUser talk:Human 04:01, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Good WIGO[edit]

The wording of it made me laugh almost as much as Andy's actual comments. Godspeed, Galileo. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 23:40, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

I like these "lazy" WIGOs where you realize that nothing you could say would be funnier than simply quoting. And for the readers, it will have the nice side effect of having them go "Ha! That's a snarky summary, now let's see what Andy actually- OH LORD, HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT!?" ;) --Sid (talk) 23:48, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I was ready to vote that one down as hyperbole, until I followed the link. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 00:00, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

One word adder[edit]

I think that the one word adder also (possibly?) created one or more of:

  • 18:00 . . Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) deleted "Former homosexual" (Redirect page, but nothing links here)
  • 17:59 . . Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) deleted "Ex-homosexual" (Redirect page, but nothing links here)
  • 17:59 . . Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) deleted "Former homosexuals" (Redirect page, but nothing links here)
  • 17:51 . . Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) deleted "Sexual perversion" (liberal bias)
these. I am eating Toast& honeychat 19:40, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
It's hard to keep track, but I think that at least "Sexual perversion" was created by Evelyn ("your liberally biased first article was deleted"):
(diff) (hist) . . New! User talk:Evelyn‎; 12:54 . . (+412) . . Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) (inauspicious start)
(Deletion log); 12:51 . . Ed Poor (Talk | contribs) deleted "Sexual perversion" (liberal bias)
The three redirects... maybe? Though there's a 15 minute gap between deletion and ban (the entire JacobB re-reversion orgy took place in that gap), so it might be either: Just housekeeping or him vaping Etude's redirects (going by the summaries, it appears as if the redirects weren't bad, just not needed). Or maybe Jacob created those (which might explain why Ed suddenly made those reverts), I honestly dunno. --Sid (talk) 20:12, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
"Redirect page, but nothing links here" what an idiot. Those are useful as search results, as are mispelled title redirects - which of course should not have links to them, but people might search for. I like on WP, to search for a person's name (say), uncapping is virtually never necessary, as the redirect pages usually exist. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:54, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
At the same time, he ignores real problems - two of which were caused by him (he recently created the Soviet Empire article as a redirect to the existing redirect, and the Semmelweiss thing is his, too)! --Sid (talk) 00:07, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

happy[edit]

Meicon.png MEMO
Happy New Year, Sid. This is from Useful Mei. It is an appropriate time for festivities, like alcohol. Today try not to eat too much, or too little.

-- =w= 06:42, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

D'awwwwww, thanks, and the same to you! :)

Christmas present[edit]

TK seems to think you got some new socks.  Lily Inspirate me. 16:51, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

*blinks* Wonder what gave him that random idea. *checks some contribs* Ah, I think I got it. He brought up the German POV in the "Best Conservative Movie" mainpage discussion. And apparently he thinks that Germany is populated by me alone. Thanks for pointing this out, I think I'll crosspost it over to T:WIGO for some random lulz. --Sid (talk) 16:58, 4 January 2010 (UTC)