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Was your permaban on Oxyaena unilateral or did I miss something? Bongolian (talk) 20:40, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

She asked to be blocked. Christopher (talk) 20:42, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
(EC)From the prattle around the Wiki I gather that she requested it at Discord. I'm obviously of the opinion that what happens in Discord should not affect this Wiki, but personal requests like this should probably be allowed. She always has that particular back channel to appeal. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 20:44, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
She didn’t ask for it in either of the RationalWiki discords, which aren’t the secret cabal some people think it is. It was presumably a DM. Christopher (talk) 20:46, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
It was a DM. I honor the request based on that and we still have contact. Furthermore, she isn't banned from the support chat (she is banned from mainline ratcord for different reasons) so should she want to come back while I'm unavailable, another Tech can take it up (Chris for example) and unblock her. To clear up any confusion; the garbage I renamed her account to is easy enough to locate if you lose it: I just threw her username in a hasher and renamed her to the result. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 20:51, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
I don't have an objection to Oxy requesting that she be blocked (she could have done it to herself), but I find that there is no actual record of her request to be problematic. Bongolian (talk) 03:53, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Dutch general election[edit]

Your opinion? I think the coalition would be VVD-D66-CDA-VOLT. Kevs Ping! 07:04, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

? Kevs Ping! 20:09, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Aye, sorry! I've been having a busy day. (Seriously, I had to go to a customer to do data recovery and I learned about an open letter about RMS that we really should incorporate on RW and aaaaa tons of stuff). VVD-D66-CDA-VOLT would be good but unlikely. D66 and VOLT match up fairly well. There was a scandal today about Kasja Ollongren (organizer of the election and initial explorer for a possible coalition, D66) planning to "reassign" Pieter Omtzigt (he's the guy banging about the toeslagenaffaire for the past 7 years or so and is probably the most popular politician in the Netherlands right now), so I see no possibility that CDA isn't becoming a third party at this point, although it wouldn't be weird if CDA melted down spontaneously because of the fact that their leader, De Jongen, is meanwhile the least popular politician in the Netherlands who isn't a fringe party leader. VOLT seems unlikely however because they're a new factor, and because of the fact that VVD wants to try adding CU to the mix first. Basically, a lot of options are open right now and the status quo has at least been shook. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 21:23, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Can you as a mod do something about GC?[edit]

I don't think a coop is going to stop the shitstorm. We need actual mod action. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 21:33, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

GC, calm down. If you can't make comments without getting angry at people, I'll give you a short term block to cool off (with rights removed). I will notify that in the current coop if that happens as per procedure. CR already modlocked your talkpage. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 21:42, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Oh no[edit]

Hello, United Nations here.

The coop case is already archived, I know. I didn't propose it, I didn't endorse it. GC came unprompted to me, not the other way around. GC blocked me a few times, I unblocked him a few times, and am concerned with his well-being, whether he believes it or not. Some of my posts on his (and others) talk pages were deleted, which might not be in accordance with policy, but no big deal, I understand if people don't want me in their talk pages. I was told to pluck yew and a few other things, to which I never responded in kind (and never would). Many assumptions were made about me (must be a nazi jew, rich and powerful), but let folks think what they will.

But, in light of this:

"UninspiringNickname's comments are frankly straight up bigotry however. It's not good that GC melted down the way he did (even if I can get where he's coming from with UN), but I'll be honest that, had I been involved in the discussion more (as opposed to looking into it afterwards and shaking my head and fearing that I'd be seen as vindictive if I had taken action), I'd probably have ATIMed or Cooped UN for bigotry."

And in light of your being a cis male mod, with me having a degenerate, full-on appetite for bullies bigger than me, and actually being an activist instead of a back-seat driver... you've hit that spot. Perhaps you didn't know it. Perhaps you didn't mean to. But I absolutely demand a coop case against me now. If you need any encouragement, I think you're an inconsequential, privileged, bigoted cis male (which I actually do, not just trying to bait you). I also think I will be slightly less polite than usual, but not a miscreant. You might also have mistaken my politeness for weakness, and I am very willingly challenge that. Oh so willing.

Please go on. Do the right thing. UninspiringNickname (talk) 00:29, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Sirius isn’t a cis male, not sure where you got that impression. Christopher (talk) 00:30, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Christopher then it seems I assumed incorrectly, in which case I apologise to him and you. Still a mod, though, my demand still stands. UninspiringNickname (talk) 00:43, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Sirius, in light of recent events, I feel the need to consciously remind you of this...ignore the "demand." Don't feed the troll.-Flandres (talk) 01:01, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Flandres Regard me as troll if you want to. You are well within your rights to think so, and I won't try to persuade you otherwise. This is just the hill I will die on, regardless of either you or Sirius understanding it. Call me weird, I might be just that. Sorry if it's all just a waste of your time. UninspiringNickname (talk) 01:37, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Neither cis, nor a male as Chris said. Anyway no, I have no interest in starting a coop case over a discussion that as I said before, I was too checked out of to keep an active eye on. Just for now be aware that if you try pushing Ace exclusionism into articles that my patience for your shit will drastically shorten. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 08:48, 26 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi, Sirius, how would one make another userpage for storing videos and quotes and stuff? IRNMN (Torment) 18:49, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Sorry for taking a while to get to you (as you may have seen, other messages got to me first). The best way is to just make it a subpage. So something like User:IRonMan/My Cool Stuff would fit. Just keep in mind that you do have to adhere to the CS with your userspace, even if you don't have to adhere to the mission. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 15:51, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Gotcha. Thanks! IRNMN (Torment) 21:12, 9 April 2021 (UTC)


Can I be permablocked and have my username scrambled and no matter how much I beg don't unblock me? This heat ain't worth it. Oxyaena Harass 13:20, 2 April 2021 (UTC)