User talk:TheTallMass

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Try some of the stuff in the navbox. Welcome aboard! RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:40, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello my friend. Welcome to this insignificant blip on the internet. —ѕυρяємє ℓєα∂єя вιgѕ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 22:07, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Much appreciated folks. I'm looking forward to much learning and, probably, snarkiness. Looks like I'll get a good grasp of wiki editing soon too. TheTallMass (talk) 23:40, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~), and add a colon at the beginning to indent when replying. —ѕυρяємє ℓєα∂єя вιgѕ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴏғ ᴡɪsᴅᴏᴍ/ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛs) 03:57, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
That doesn't apply to you, you already know how to sign. Christopher (talk) 08:17, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Appreciate it, both of you. I'd forgotten about the colons at the beginning for indentation. At some point, though, I believe there's an option for a bent line that moves the discussion below but [more or less] resets the indentation. Which option would that be, if I might inquire? TheTallMass (talk) 10:02, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Are you thinking of {{Outdent}}? Christopher (talk) 10:42, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
That would be it! Thank you. I... find it silly that such a thought did not cross my mind on that (in <-> out). Thank you again! TheTallMass (talk) 17:25, 14 October 2017 (UTC)


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Message from the RationalWiki Ministry of Demotion and Personal Impediment[edit]

Dear TheTallMass,

We regret to inform you that you have been demoted to the rank of sysop. You have been granted a mop and bucket for the purposes of cleaning up the mess around here.

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Reverted edits by Nihilist from the Nile (talk) to last revision by CircularReasoning[edit]

Why? Nihilist from the Nile (talk) 13:09, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Quite plainly, it needed much in the way of cleaning up (grammar, misspellings, etc.) and better examples. The statements of your examples imply (key word there) that there will be no consequences for those smaller actions, which is quite untrue. Also, flipping off a police officer was recently defended in the US courts as protected first amendment rights.
Long story short, please clean it up and explain it better. TheTallMass (talk) 13:16, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but the consequences of pissing off the students or the redneck are getting flipped off (unless the redneck has a gun, something the students are not likely to have in this era of school security). Nonetheless, I will work on cleaning it up. Nihilist from the Nile (talk) 13:40, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

How about this?[edit]

Do I still need to follow "the golden rule"?[edit]

Skydaddy isn't going to punish you for being mean to people, and there is no such thing as karma, but there can be other consequences. For obvious reasons, you probably shouldn't be vindictive towards anyone you need to maintain a relationship with, like your boss, your customers, your teachers, your parents, or your landlord. In contrast, you probably don't need to hide your feelings about people who are an outright annoyance, like random Jehovah's Witnesses bothering you at your doorstep, random telemarketers, or random teenagers playing in the street when you are trying to drive to work. Although there can be consequences to hurting such people's feelings, serious consequences are unlikely, and rewards for being kind to such people are unlikely. How you treat everybody else is up to you, but realize that other people will likely treat you the same way you treat them. Nihilist from the Nile (talk) 14:20, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Much better, and the examples make great sense. TheTallMass (talk) 03:26, 30 May 2019 (UTC)