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Oh great tech wizard, grant me some wisdom.[edit]

Hey Sirius, sorry to bother you, but I could use some insight. Thought I'd come and bug you since you are sort of a nerd programmer and stuff.

There is a line in our Elon Musk article about Covid which has a weird sort of reference:

"The United States reported 29515 new cases on April 30th, 2020" (Data obtained from John Hopkins University)

I have a vague idea of what GitHub is, but what exactly am I looking at? Do you think this is a worthy reference, or should we find some other report for this figure? Would all our readers know what this is and I'm just being a derp (like, I'm old, but I don't think I'm that old)? - Rairyu75 (Talk) 20:36, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Uh basically, if you've been using the JHU map to look at covid cases, they have been uploading the statistics of per day for each country to GitHub for research purposes. It allows you to search through history to find specific cases on that day per country (and for the US per state/city even). I used it as a reference as it was the cleanest way for me to get a solid figure on a specific date for any amount of cases. The link is to the diff for that day, and the files are written in CSV. The total number comes from a discord bot a friend of mine wrote to track new COVID cases each day (which uses this repo), but you should get the same amount by adding up all the covid cases for the US states. If you can find a cleaner way to get the total count, I'd love a different reference though, but the statistic should be accurate. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 22:43, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
I see (CSV is comma separated value or something, right? It rings a bell). I clicked a thingy on the site through trial and error and now the table looks much more manageable. I will poke around the web and see if I can find something, but if you say the statistics look reliable from this reputable source I'm not gonna sweat too much (it just looked a bit hard to digest on a first glance). Thanks! - Rairyu75 (Talk) 23:00, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, CSV just means the file is a comma separated table. Back when I put that in the article, GitHub didn't have fancy rendering for CSV files. Now they do, so you can update the link to use that one if you want to. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 23:03, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

My dear Sirius[edit]

It really is irrelevant if some nobody coops me. I had seen it before you informed me, and it seems Ariel had already basically shut it down. I doubt it will go anywhere.๐”–๐”ฒ๐”ช๐”ช๐”ž ๐”„๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฌ๐”ค๐”ฆ๐” ๐”ž (๐”ฎ๐”ฒ๐”ข๐”ฏ๐”ข๐”ฉ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ) (๐”ฐ๐” ๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐”ญ๐”ฑ๐”ฒ๐”ฏ๐”ž) 17:08, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Procedure is procedure. I didn't see any indication on the coop that you saw it, and a lot of people tend to forget the notice, so I posted it. But fair enough. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 18:19, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


Check mod nominations. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosoliniโ€™s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:58, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Nomination accepted. Let's get this show on the road. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 17:20, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Blocking policy[edit]

no usernames which are hard to read or distinguish - Where did you pull that fucking nonsense from? AceModerator 03:06, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

From our guide - Your username can be anything but should not be offensive (racist, homophobic, pornographic etc.). AceModerator 03:10, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
Creating an account with a name that impersonates another user's, is offensive, or is ridiculously complicated/long. This is an indefinite ban on sight. Users that have confusing or potentially disruptive usernames (e.g. 3029489032489208409284, GOOOAAAAAATTTTTT!!!) should be told to change to a more appropriate username. From RW:BLOCK. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 07:55, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
So nothing like no usernames which are hard to read or distinguish. There was nothing wrong with that users initial name and you made up some bullshit rule on the fly. Don't do that. AceModerator 22:07, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
Look, yell at Bongolian first. Bongolian moved the users page without notifying them. I considered the name "potentially disruptive" myself due to the lack of alphanumeric characters in it, so I opted them the opportunity to pick a better name. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 22:46, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
Just try to avoid making shit up in future. AceModerator 00:06, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
โ”Œโ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”˜I mean, sure. That said, this doesn't change that the name was likely potentially disruptive (weird to use in ping templates for example). I'll admit to having been more instinctually about fixing what Bongolian perceived as an issue (namely that the username was unacceptable for that reason), than using my brain to question if that was the right decision to do. I apologize for that part. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 13:15, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Are you from the Netherlands[edit]

? Iwillprobablygetbanned (Reply) 12:44, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I am. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 14:20, 26 November 2020 (UTC)


Goat icon.png Congratulations on your demotion to RationalWiki moderator on 2 December 2020. Thank you for your service to the wiki, and good luck the goat herding voyage on which you have embarked.

โ€”cosmikdebris talk stalk 02:59, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Congrats on your victory, fellow new mod! I expect you to make a most effective moderator, given the expertise you showed in the Mob v. Techs Coop case. --Goatspeed. All holidays matter๐ŸŽ„CircularREmail2.gifasoning๐ŸŽ„See what I'm planning 05:38, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
The mob has chosen wisely. Congratulations. Spud (talk) 05:45, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
Aww thanks guys! I promise to do a terrible awful mediocre try to do a decent job as a mod. Feel freee to yell at me in ATIM for mistakes tho! Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 07:43, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
Quick question, who can I complain to upgrade RW to the latest version of media wiki? A mod, a tech, or a foundation member? โ€” ๐ŸŽ„ The ๐—ฆ๐—พ๐—ฟ๐˜-๐Ÿญ talk stalk block 03:49, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
@Sqrt-1 Foundation members and users with webserver access. The former can instruct the latter to upgrade the tooling and appoint people for the latter. The users with webserver access can do the upgrade itself. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 08:06, 4 December 2020 (UTC)