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Welcome to RationalWiki, pull up a goat and have some fun. -ĬŴΣĐĝё 12:45, 2 July 2007 (CDT)

Welcome to RationalWiki. Have some fun! ɧєɭıסş-get sunburn! 12:46, 2 July 2007 (CDT)
Wilkomen!--PalMD-yada yada 13:01, 2 July 2007 (CDT)

Thunderkatz, ho! --Kels 13:06, 2 July 2007 (CDT)

Gotta be the coolest name on RW -- Stevo (talk) 18:01, 2 July 2007 (CDT)
Welcome! What brought you to us?-αmεσG 21:41, 2 July 2007 (CDT)
the mix of irreverency (Politics) and refutations of conservapedia (Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality)Thunderkatz 21:44, 2 July 2007 (CDT)

Dude, reparative therapy makes the baby jesus cry.-αmεσG 21:46, 2 July 2007 (CDT)

Welcome to the Dollhouse! I hope your reasons for coming here stay fulfilled, and that you feel the urge to add some more snark and smarts to the site contents. humanbe in 22:16, 2 July 2007 (CDT)
I echo the sentiments of my fellow RWians. For best results only listen to the voices from the left side of your head.(signed by Rob Pompom)
And since I'm making the unjustified guess that you are an MOT, check out some of the new recipes my friend posted today.--PalMD-Goatspeed! 22:31, 2 July 2007 (CDT)
I'll tell you if I'm an MOT the moment i find out what an MOT is Thunderkatz 08:50, 3 July 2007 (CDT)
Silly Americanism for Member of the Tribe (A Yid!)--PalMD-Goatspeed! 09:28, 3 July 2007 (CDT)
Oh. Then yes, i'm a MOT.Thunderkatz 09:30, 3 July 2007 (CDT)

Thanks, I didn't notice the typo. --Gulik 15:37, 5 July 2007 (CDT)


Thanks! I didn't think to check his contribs! nice one. ДιЯɖі$ɧ ɥοםЄʟβЯƏакĐΩωΝ 11:30, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

He's back already. My god, he's persistent. Thunderkatz 11:31, 6 July 2007 (CDT)
Again, thanks for catching that stuff. Go make yourself a go-to guy! ДιЯɖі$ɧ ɥοםЄʟβЯƏакĐΩωΝ 11:47, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

Non-materialist neuroscience[edit]

Thanks for your help on my English I appreciate it :). 15:12, 16 July 2007 (CDT)

Ironically, you're missing a period above. ThunderkatzHo! 15:12, 16 July 2007 (CDT)
I am a "big" picture thinking person ya know? Things like punctuation, grammar, spelling....these are not things I am fully engaged in! I spent 6 months in my freshman year of highschool trying to find out who could eliminate the apostrophe from the English language. I finally decided that it was the editor of the MLA style guide book, since that is whats the majority of schools use. So I started a petition and got almost 200 hundred signatures for the elimination of the apostrophe from the MLA style book. I sent it in....and received a lovely form letter back telling me the appreaciated my input and would consider it for future editions. It never happened...bastards. 15:23, 16 July 2007 (CDT)

Hi Thunderpuss; see 'polar bear' in ACD (sorry not confident yet in writing links)

RojerB-KtF! 08:01, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Parent's parents' etc.[edit]

It probably wasn't as funny as I thought it was. You can remove it. HeartGoldSwarm like a hive 12:39, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

I'll wait and see what other people think. ThunderkatzHo! 13:03, 17 July 2007 (CDT)


apologies thunderkatz: just that I love the name. Please don't take offence. Trying to lighten things up - with people like HoG around! RojerB-KtF! 15:58, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Now what did I do wrong? HeartGoldSwarm like a hive 16:32, 17 July 2007 (CDT)


You got it wrong on my Babel Fish article. Cp Predates Wp. This was an experiment to see which was rumbled first. It took a LONG time!

--CatWatcher 11:12, 30 July 2007 (CDT)

Problem was, it was TOO good. I almost convinced myself...

However, what upsets me most is the charge mof being a PLAGIARIST (even if I am only plagiarising myself.) SOB

--CatWatcher 11:28, 30 July 2007 (CDT)

Feer Mye Schpellin Skillz![edit]

Don't mock me. All yer spell-checkers belong to us! Exasperate me!Sheesh!I said what? 09:33, 5 August 2007 (CDT)

Yeah? Well, your dictionary has no chance to survive make your time. ThunderkatzHo! 11:01, 5 August 2007 (CDT)

I really hate apostrophes[edit]

As far as Non-materialist neuroscience I just having been motivated, but I will get to it soon. I am wiki ADHD. tmtoulouse harass 18:00, 8 August 2007 (CDT)

IP talk edit[edit]

Sorry about that screwed formatting in the IP edit - I have to be quick in 'talk' pages to avoid edit conflicts & don't have time to preview or anything. Keep»»» going ««« 14:56, 13 August 2007 (CDT)


But "Ender's Game" is crap. Keepìì it to yourself íí 08:52, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Sacrilege! ThunderkatzHo! 09:29, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Sorry- the subject's not up for discussion : compared with the good oldies (Heinlein, Pohl, Pornelle, Clarke, Azimov, Bradbury, Simac, Van Vogt etc etc etc) and the superb newbies(Iain M Banks, William Gibson, Richard Morgan, Alastair Reynolds, me etc etc etc), the whole series is crap. Admittedly I've only read the 1st two but that was out of a sense of duty -not 'cause I enjoyed them. The word that springs to mind is "immature". Keepìì it to yourself íí 11:20, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Maybe to "old fogies" like you, but to young people, the series was incredible. Ender's Game wasn't written for adults. And once you get to Speaker For the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind, it only gets better. Granted, no one's going to look back and say "What an incredible author," but they're still good books, especially for teens. ThunderkatzHo! 11:36, 14 August 2007 (CDT)
p.s. Thanks for even more authors whose books I have to read now. And how could you forget Lovecraft? Or Phillip K. Dick? Or L. Ron Hubbard :)

Point taken, I am a certifiable antique - sorry for trampling on your flowers. Re other authors - didn't forget - there's just too many to mention (not a Lovecraft fan).Horselover Fat - yes of course (look it up if you don't get the ref). LRon? - neargh! I could go on for ever. Unfortunately I lost several thousand books about 25 years ago and another several hundred in the great flood (couldn't get 'em on the ark) - Some 1st editions & some signed 1sts. I also had a zillion old SF pulp mags - astounding (analog) & others. "Altogether now: Those were the days my friend ...". I've got about 40 copies of a book (that's about 1/2 the print run!) by an author whose name modesty prevents me from revealing that have been well soaked in flood water. Keepìì it to yourself íí 11:55, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Recommended reading[edit]

Authors I have enjoyed and am still enjoying


Robert Heinlein
Fred Pohl & (?) Kornbluth
Gerry Pournelle
Arthur C. Clarke
Isaac Azimov
Ray Bradbury
Clifford Simac
A E. Van Vogt
Larry Niven - anything
Roger Zelazny - especially the 'Amber' series
Kurt Vonnegut - sirens
Eric Frank Russell - with a sense of humour
Cordwainer Smith - weird universe
Phillip K Dick - genius?
Jack Vance - Amusng
Samuel Delaney - subversive

Newbies (Not so new now)[edit]

Iain M Banks - triffic (also, without the 'M' good straight fiction)
Wiliam Gibson cyberstuff
Richard Morgan
Alastair Reynolds
Neal Asher
above 3 very similar if you like enders game you should like 'em.
Hugh Cook - One of the few fantasy series that work but he's stopped now.
Whatsisname - 'cryptonomicon' author (other books not as good - and thinking about it, it's not SF)
Neil Gaiman? I think. He's similiar to Terry Pratchett and Dave Mckean, though they're both more fantasy than SF. You might like Terry Pratchett. Assuming you can expand to fantasy. None of his Discworld books take themselves seriously. ThunderkatzHo! 13:14, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

David Brin humanbe in 13:27, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

So so - take him or leave him - sundiver series not bad. Keepìì it to yourself íí 13:32, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

China Miéville - Weird name - weird books. KeepYour legs together! 14:27, 14 August 2007 (CDT)


That's just off the top of my head - there's a zillion more I should have mentioned. Keepìì it to yourself íí 13:10, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Neil Gamain's good - not cryptowhatsit - he does graphic novels mainly, I think.

Terry p - got 'em all. Thats 3 of the signed hardback 1st edits I've lately lost - boo hoo. Keepìì it to yourself íí 13:24, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Right, I just checked, and it's Neil Stephenson. My bad. ThunderkatzHo! 13:28, 14 August 2007 (CDT)


That is one heck of a pwn. Bohdan

I get it! I get it! You are ThunderKatz! Nice puppetry! humanbe in 01:04, 19 August 2007 (CDT)


So do I frustrate you to no end, or do you find it entertaining? tmtoulouse harass 19:52, 20 August 2007 (CDT)

Yes. ThunderkatzHo! 19:53, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
Well I couldn't do this with out you! Want to go over my thesis when I have that done? :) tmtoulouse harass 19:54, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
I would, but I probably wouldn't understand most of it. Though I can make sure you're using your apostraphes correctly. Which, knowing you, might be a huge problem. ThunderkatzHo! 19:56, 20 August 2007 (CDT)
Bloody apostrophes........... tmtoulouse harass 19:58, 20 August 2007 (CDT)

request for collaboration[edit]

Would you care to join the ultra-secret RW enlightened vandal group? Bohdan 15:07, 21 August 2007 (CDT)

Sure, thanks for asking! Can I be a sergeant? Sgt. Spice, perhaps? TYVM, humanbe in 15:16, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
I wasn't talking to you. I might stop talking to you completely unless we get our own namespace. Bohdan
Can I be a third column please.Keep hidden 15:28, 21 August 2007 (CDT)
I'm honored. I'd love to, especially if we get a secret handshake. ThunderkatzHo! 16:22, 21 August 2007 (CDT)


I was going to leave it a while for the authors to moan a bit, but eggselent Keep your feet dry 12:03, 22 August 2007 (CDT)

I was impatient. But I need a sysop to delete the old pages. And what's with your eggstremely weird pun?

no pun - just idleness (& yumor?). I like the screams of outrage when someone's little baby is threatened with being hoiked out! Keep me in caviar 12:26, 22 August 2007 (CDT)

It's all a guestion of 'aving the right gonneggtions. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 12:29, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
Heggsaktly!Keep me in caviar 12:33, 22 August 2007 (CDT)
Diz hyz twoo konghuzyng. ThunderkatzHo! 12:35, 22 August 2007 (CDT)

Re: Edit summary from non-materialist neuroscience[edit]

Is somebody a Firefly fan? :) --transResident Transfanform! 14:26, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

Uhh.. yes. I mean, it's only the greatest TV show ever created (aside from Wonderfalls and The Daily Show). ThunderkatzHo! 16:14, 30 August 2007 (CDT)


Do you want me to delete that category that you moved? -- מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!

Yeah, though I just mentioned something to DogP about it, who might have done it by the time I post this. ThunderkatzHo! 12:40, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
Laws gone.  :-)--Bobbing up and down 08:15, 3 September 2007 (CDT)
Thanks. I already took the IC cat out of the laws that had it. ThunderkatzHo! 08:23, 3 September 2007 (CDT)


since you have an anagram on your page, I think i'll give you another one. Rush Limbaugh = A big hurl mush. Cheers. -- ♠ ŖєuĻєəux ♠say wнäτ? 15:32, 25 September 2007 (EDT)


Thunder, no objections at all to your cleaning up but can you put the delete request on the actual page if there isn't already a talk page. It's twice as much deleting work else.

SHOUT FOR BUREAUCRAT!!! Demote this guy & let him do hs own dustpan & brush work. Susantalk to me 23:12, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

I'm offended. And honored. Make that hofendonored. ThunderkatzHo! 23:16, 5 October 2007 (EDT)
I thought you were' already demoted 'til t'other day. You've been here longer than me & done more janitorial work. Hope you get the dustpan & brush but it's down to THEM now. Susantalk to me 23:30, 5 October 2007 (EDT)
What's the problem? Diff and links, please? Susan, what is he doing wrong, TK, what were you doing? And, how did RW die in the meantime? humanbe in 23:38, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

?Susantalk to me 23:44, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

Don't know what you mean about RW dying, but Susan's referring to me removing pointless cats then asking for the empty cat page to be deleted (but making more work for sysops). And I'm totally not TK *cough, cough*. ThunderkatzHo! 23:58, 5 October 2007 (EDT)
If that's all it is, ask me to deLEte the cats on my talk page. First I'll check for "in-links", and if there ain't none, I'll fill it gladly. But this does not talk a Bcrat - any sysop can delete things, right? ps, TK seems to have answered, but all SG daid was "?" - um, contentfree? What's up with that, she usually explains her position? humanbe in 03:26, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

Could some bureaucrat stop this "Blanker" guy? --Gulik 04:48, 6 October 2007 (EDT)


Welcome to the Janitor's cupboard. Mops & buckets on the right, dustpan & brush on the left. Susantalk to me 11:08, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

Phantom cat thing[edit]

Thunder: re human's phantom cat (tmt's talk). Those dpl things need to be opened for editing & then saved in order to remove items; no need to actually delete anything, just edit/save. (apparently) Susantalk to me 00:42, 7 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks. ThunderkatzHo! 09:07, 7 October 2007 (EDT)

Delete scientist?[edit]

Scientists is a useful catcher for those who aint strictly definable - what was Newton? Susantalk to me 20:46, 10 October 2007 (EDT)

According to some, we could just cat him as a creationist. Seriously though, he could be under mathmeticians and (possibly) physicists (didn't the physics of gravity start with him?). ThunderkatzHo! 20:48, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
We could recreate it, make it a subcat of science, and make all the -ists cats become subcats of it (besides the ones they're already subcats of). Did that make sense? I find myself to be rambling and incoherent today. ThunderkatzHo! 20:52, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
Unlike some, I like tidy cat trees & think that scientists should exist with t'other ists as sub cats, leaving room for people to be just "scientists" if necessary. Susantalk to me 20:58, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
Yes it did make sense. I was disappointed to see the Scientists cat. disappear. Reducing the number of cats is ok, but can be taken too far, and I think this is such a case. Lets face it taken to the extreme, we only need one cat., "RW articles", and everything would be in it, the only problem is it is not very useful.--Remarcsd 21:06, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
OK, I restored scientists, and made Newton its first member. Should the -ists (chemists, biologists, etc.) become subcats of it besides being subcats of their respected science (chemistry, biology, etcology)? ThunderkatzHo! 21:13, 10 October 2007 (EDT)

1) don't be discouraged - you're doing a good job.

2) -ists: yes should be sub cats of scientists (IMO).

3) Newton mainly' a philosopher secondly scientist?

Susantalk to me 21:25, 10 October 2007 (EDT)

Don't worry, I'm not discouraged (or so vain as to think that every edit I make is perfect). I'll get on adding the ists (though can't right now), though that will create a strange cat tree: science --> branch of science -->-ists, science --> scientists --> ists. ThunderkatzHo! 21:28, 10 October 2007 (EDT)

I realise that my 1) above might sound patronising - not so intended - I really do think you're doing a good job. Cat trees can't be perfect but should always flow in one direction. Eg not recursive (scientist -> biologist -> scientist) Susantalk to me 21:45, 10 October 2007 (EDT).

Just to chime in here, I see no need for the cats to have a tree structure. They can be more useful if they are web like. Newton - mainly math and physics. Heck, pre-Einstein physics is named after him. And, yes, the "ists" should be in their specialty as well as scientist, etc. Personally, I favor over-catting to under-catting. But that's just me. Say, if I'm reading about Newton, it's cool to be able to leap to all the articles in physics, physicists, mathematicians, mathematics, etc. with ease. Another way to do some of this might be to have template for all science articles with handy major links in it... humanUser talk:Human 21:49, 10 October 2007 (EDT)

Yeah a net's good too but I don't like:

a is a member of b
b is a member of a

It hurts my head. Susantalk to me 21:55, 10 October 2007 (EDT)

Haha, but it can be very useful... try to partly think of them as links, not just a filing system. humanUser talk:Human 22:00, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
Mmm. I imagine big boxes with little boxes inside (Russian dolls) & I want to plot 'em out in 2D with as few crossovers as possible & with direction arrows on the links flowing from the smallest up to the main stem. It's just a personal thing - comes from my prehistoric paper & ink mentality no doubt. I'll live with whatever happens & make snarky comments! Susantalk to me 22:15, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
I know you do. So did I. But wiki-cats are fatter, richer, and have more chocolate than that! They make a way to link to a hundred "see also"s, or a thousand. They make a site like this navigable, and, hopefully, enjoyable, to the random browser. Long live fat cats!!! Haha, I never thought I'd say that! humanUser talk:Human 04:32, 11 October 2007 (EDT)

Ip vandal[edit]

See we've got that silly prat back - good gatekeeping. You're able to get to him faster than me so I've given up trying while you're still here. Susantalk to me 22:53, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

I think you should range block Zhakrin Kallisti 23:15, 14 October 2007 (EDT)


Hi Thunderkatz. You're one of the people interested in Categories on the site. You might like to have a look at this discussion - if you haven't already done so.--Bob's your uncle 04:28, 15 October 2007 (EDT)

Sex template[edit]

Thanks for catching bisexuality. I think lightning struck while I had teh whole HS cat laid out to check for the cat, and I lost my notes ;). There are a few still not included, I was torn about adding it to the child sexual abuse/predator articles. Nice to see I created something other people also think is useful... humanUser talk:Human 18:31, 15 October 2007 (EDT)

About the bridgedweller[edit]

I know we're not supposed to feed them, but I have a real need to understand where they hell they come from. Also, as someone who used to believe some truly moronic things (and would have been likely to go around the internet and post stupid things, if I'd been able), I have to believe in the ability of people to reform. This will likely be beaten out of me eventually, but for now I have to indulge. Researcher 22:29, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

It's ok - while we counsel "do not feed the troll", we also play "engage the troll/vandal". It's our style. By the way, "researcher", can you give us more of your story, your personal history and progression, on your user page? I am curious, but also impressed by what I have read on random talk pages. I'd like to see it, if you feel like doing so, on your user page... humanUser talk:Human 00:28, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
I'm a little hesitant, because I've applied for some jobs where I don't want too much about me available online. However, I'll see what I can add. Researcher 00:33, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
Oh, I don't mean to deprive you of your privacy!!! I just mean that some things you've said about yourself and your process, your life are very interesting. Obviously, feel free to maintain your privacy! humanUser talk:Human 01:13, 25 October 2007 (EDT)


Thanks, it's so much fun when that sort of synergy occurs. I loved your notes! They make the article! humanUser talk:Human 22:51, 28 January 2008 (EST)

Thank you. I'm just glad someone thinks I'm funny. ThunderkatzHo! 22:52, 28 January 2008 (EST)

Ha! "Synergy" SusanPurrrrrrr 08:47, 29 January 2008 (EST)


For this: [1] HAHAHA!!!! Locke 22:58, 31 January 2008 (EST)

Thats pretty funny. user talk:Bohdan 23:03, 31 January 2008 (EST)
Maybe now he learned a lesson about quick reverting? Locke 23:04, 31 January 2008 (EST)
I hope not. That was hilarious. user talk:Bohdan 23:05, 31 January 2008 (EST)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for reverting the wandalism to my userpage, Thunderkatz. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:49, 1 February 2008 (EST)


That is you, is it not? --Linus(plot evil tech) 17:29, 6 February 2008 (EST)

It is. ThunderkatzHo! 17:30, 6 February 2008 (EST)
Very good. --Linus(plot evil tech) 17:34, 6 February 2008 (EST)

About video games[edit]

You like video games too? How can I write good video game articles on Wikipedia? I am a new user there. Can you please reply on my talk page. --FANG 18:57, 8 February 2008 (EST)

Thanks as always[edit]

You know about 5 years from now once CP and RW are distant memory you will receive a mysterious e-mail from a "tmtoulouse" that will make you suddenly remember all the fun you had here. Attached will be thesis paper and a request for your diligent attention :). tmtoulouse harass 20:45, 23 February 2008 (EST)

To which I will take out a red pen and hack away with glee. And seriously, did you write the HPV rebuttal upside down? Because your fear of apostrophes has turned into a fear of commas. But grammar aside, nice work. ThunderkatzHo! 20:48, 23 February 2008 (EST)
It has been my observation that certain of RW's better contributors (Trent, Ice, sometimes Doc) are grammatically impaired because they concentrate so much on content, and I gleefully turn their academic exercises into "well written" pieces. At least, I can always figure out what they mean, as opposed to random bunchanumbers rants. PS, Hi TKatz! humanUser talk:Human 22:10, 23 February 2008 (EST)


(diff) (hist) . . Talk:Main Page‎; 02:16 . . (+666) . . Thunderkatz (Talk | contribs)

I knew it all along. SHahB 22:26, 24 April 2008 (EDT)

What can I say? You of all people should have realized that anyone whose name is abbreviated TK is the devil. ThunderkatzHo! 22:45, 24 April 2008 (EDT)


I have undone your IP block at CP as part of an attempt to undo the damage done to the site by TK. DanH 17:09, 27 May 2008 (EDT)

Thank you kindly, but in a random string of events, my IP address was changed by my Internet provider. So for all you know, I could already have an account. But I don't. ThunderkatzHo! 17:13, 27 May 2008 (EDT) Or do I? I don't. But I might. And thank you again anyway, simply for being a decent human being (they can be pretty hard to find on the internet).


I though I invited you already, but I apparently didn't. So, do you want to help us beta test RationalBlogs? --λινυσ() 12:08, 2 June 2008 (EDT)

I tried to make an account (but no blog), and it has yet to send me the e-mail for my password. And before you ask, I, like, quintuple checked it. ThunderkatzHo! 13:41, 2 June 2008 (EDT)

You dare...?[edit]

Take on a punslinger like me? <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 21:25, 15 June 2008 (EDT)

You belong to a dying breed. The weapon of pun is undoubtedly offensive and it's deceit for you to say otherwise. ThunderkatzHo! 21:27, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
Puns shall never die, my thundery cats friend. They are both sublime and awful, and I love them. And your attempts to keep them down are SANDALISM! <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 21:31, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
In your fanatical devotion to puns, you completely missed mine (though it also wasn't very good). But I expect no less of a deep-cover HYPERRECTANGULAR BEAR! ThunderkatzHo! 21:36, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
Do you mean "weapon of pun"? I thought that was fun, actually -- I'd have used that instead of "punslinger" if I'd thought of it. I also plan to steal your pun in the fullness of time... <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 21:39, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
I meant the double meaning of "offensive," a joke built off of "weapon of pun." Typical of a participant in Yog-Sothothian politics! Vote Cthulhu! ThunderkatzHo! 21:43, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
Bah. Cthulhu is but a pawn of Yog-Sothoth himself. I'm voting for Nyarlathotep.
If I can spell him right. <font=""; face="Comic Sans MS">Jellyfish!</font>Why don't you quiet down? 21:47, 15 June 2008 (EDT)

Drew pickles[edit]

What is wrong with my drew pickles and barney Bunch pages? --BarneyBot 10:53, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

They're NOTHING to do with what our site's about! SusanG  ContribsTalk 10:57, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

James "Liberal" Taylor[edit]

Why you move without discussion? James Taylor bad liberal, must be outed on mainspace artikl!!! Pleez discuss. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:21, 19 July 2008 (EDT)

Ditto Macca? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:21, 19 July 2008 (EDT)
Ditto. Templates since March, no opposing voices, no attempts to clean up. wp:Wikipedia:Be bold (though I know we're not WP). Best of Fun cat if so desired. ThunderkatzHo! 13:42, 19 July 2008 (EDT)


Thanks for doing the work I didn't feel like doing :). tmtoulouse harass 19:56, 25 August 2008 (EDT)

You're welcome, but I'm not writing your article. ThunderkatzHo! 20:00, 25 August 2008 (EDT)
You say that now, but if I write the whole thing with no punctuation can you stay our hand? tmtoulouse harass 20:01, 25 August 2008 (EDT)
You know me too well. ThunderkatzHo! 20:02, 25 August 2008 (EDT)


Thanks for the welcome. Gunton 1918 20:33, 9 September 2008 (EDT)

Andy v Obama[edit]

What looks wrong with the picture when you view it? What browser are you using and what is your screen res? - User \approx\piFor best results always render PNG 22:29, 7 October 2008 (EDT)

Safari. It made the tables overlap the picture before. No idea of the screen res. ThunderkatzHo! 22:44, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
Good now is it? - User \approx\piFor best results always render PNG 23:16, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
Much better. Thank you. ThunderkatzHo! 15:33, 8 October 2008 (EDT)


It has to be under 500 words so it is not long at all User:Tmtoulouse/abstract. I think it mostly just needs checking for my standard errors in grammar and punctuation. Thanks! tmtoulouse 22:06, 24 November 2008 (EST)


Nice to see you around, Thunder. I am eating Toast& honeychat 21:41, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Haha, it's good to be back, though I'm not sure for how long. It's a rare thing for me to have free time. ThunderkatzHo! 21:43, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

vitamin D[edit]

Thanks for the help! As I noted, there are some freakazoids who come on my radio every Sunday night after I suffer Michio Kaku. Next week I am pledged to take names and throw stones! ħumanUser talk:Human 07:57, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

You have a radio show? Can it be found on the series of tubes? ThunderkatzHo! 07:58, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Err, nevermind. Actually read your post this time. Radio, not radio show.... ha... ha... ThunderkatzHo! 08:07, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Eternal productions[edit]

Thanks very much! I still feel a lot like I'm finding my way here, so your message was a great boost :) Lacrimosus (talk) 23:47, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

And the follow-ups are great too. Just as a small note, tradition is to respond to talk page stuff in its original page, or else users are jumping all over the place and conversations start to look like users talking to themselves :p ThunderkatzHo! 03:13, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


Out of curiosity, why are you using that template? It's outdated. -- Nx / talk 06:56, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

For the goat. ThunderkatzHo! 06:57, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Citation needed[edit]

For the record, you're killing those fact tags at quite a rate! Scarlet A.pngmoral 21:05, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. Though that's partially because the ones I've done can be found with a little bit of googling and wikipedia ref searching. ThunderkatzHo! 21:13, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


We're sorry, but you've achieved a level of rank soooo low that there's a book written about it. You have my sympathies. AnarchoGoon Swatting Assflys is how I earn my living 01:38, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

But books are liberal clap-trap, full of things like facts and reality... ThunderkatzHo! 03:17, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I know, that's why you should read it. Then we can create our own, translated version of it where we remove all the liberal bias. We could call it the "Conservative Bureaucrat Guide Project." Or something..... Punky Your mental puke relief 10:14, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I just want to say "congrats". I hope it was clear from my posts that my opposition to you becoming a 'crat was solely because I subscribe to the "too many 'crats" meme, and not for any other reason. –SuspectedReplicant retire me 04:21, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry, no hard feelings (though if your name suddenly changes to ConfirmedReplicant...) ThunderkatzHo! 04:37, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Removing links from articles[edit]

What's with removing loads of internal links? Please don't do that. WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:49, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm trying to remove links to disambiguation pages that don't belong there. In general, articles shouldn't link to disambiguation pages except for a top line "for other uses of x see here" or sometimes in a see also. If an article talks about Cool Hand Luke, there's no reason to link to our article on the Gospel of Luke. Similarly, if an article mentions the general concept of vaccines and links to "vaccine", but our vaccines page is a disambiguation page with no article about the general concept of vaccines, there's no reason for the link. Most of the things I've been doing have been changing internal links to skip the disambiguation page, but there are some where there's nothing in the disambiguation page that would make sense for the article to link to, so I just remove the link. ThunderkatzHo! 19:59, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Rubbish. There's nothing wrong with linking to a disambiguation page when it's the most appropriate subject to link to. & What's a fork page now won't necessarily always be one. Subjects like vaccine should really be an article in their own right, but if/when somebody does expand it into an article, it won't help if all the links to it in relevant articles have been replaced. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:06, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
I disagree completely, but I'm not going to get into a revert war over it, so if you honestly feel that's better I won't stop you. ThunderkatzHo! 20:10, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
I agree with both of you. In general, linking to fork/disambig pages is a bad idea, but in cases where there's no better option then you just have to put up with it. It's better to have a link to a vaccine fork page than no link at all. The Luke example though, seems to be pure RW snark. –SuspectedReplicant retire me 20:44, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, the Luke thing was an exaggerated example I made up on the top of my head of how not to link. The snarky version of Poe's Law? ThunderkatzHo! 20:46, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

"More pared down"[edit]

The work you did on this is awesome. I'm going to have do something very similar to the pages I have online. The only reason I'm not using your versions is that (a) I want the posting dates and (b) it sucks you can't actually show the quoted text. You wouldn't share your regexp magic by any chance? mb 21:49, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

It's actually not really regex (at least in the way I think of regex). All the pages are set up the same way, so there are certain html tags that appear before discussion title, user name, and message. I basically just set up a python script to look for them (which you can see here) and output the correct lines, and then used some nested bash for loops to go through and apply it to everything. I can look into doing the quoted text and the date stuff. ThunderkatzHo! 23:47, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Alright, date/time was easy, that's just like name. Quoted text might involve some really ugly substring stuff. ThunderkatzHo! 00:10, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Awesome mate, thank you very much. I've changed my mind on the quoted text thing; it's probably not worth the effort. The threads are not very long; it's almost always reasonably obvious who is replying to what. Does the version of your script I can currently see leave the dates in? I can probably hack this myself if not. It's 2:20 in the morning here in Bulgaria; I'm trying to get everything done before I have to go back to work. :/ mb 00:24, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Haha, you're just too late. With dates and quoted text: [2]. I'll update my python script subpage. ThunderkatzHo! 00:31, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
You, sir, are made of win. How do you want to be credited on the page? mb 00:38, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Is "Thunderkatz: That one guy who did that stuff" appropriate? ThunderkatzHo! 00:40, 11 February 2011 (UTC)


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I agree. ThunderkatzHo! 19:19, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Why revert?[edit]

Moved to Talk:RationalWiki#Why revert? at 21:48, 8 March 2011 (UTC)


Thanks! What exactly does that do for me? --Roofus (talk) 04:38, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Among other things, you can block and unblock people. ThunderkatzHo! 05:03, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Talking shop[edit]

What programming languages do they have you guys studying? ТyTalk. 23:42, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

They start the newbies off on Java, then they teach C/C++ in the intermediate course and more Java in the data structures course. ThunderkatzHo! 01:00, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
C/C++ and Java. I think I'm ahead of you year wise(I'm in my 3rd year), but most of what they teach here is math math math. And a whole course on ethics.ТyTalk. 01:05, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, we have a computer ethics course here too, but it meets once a week. Most people don't take it till their 3rd or 4th year (I'm 1st year). We have some math-y stuff, like the automata class I'm in right now, but a lot of our classes are on practical applications, like computer-integrated surgery. ThunderkatzHo! 04:29, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Good luck. Gimmie a shout if you need help. ТyTalk. 21:24, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Way back they started us in Assembler - all logic gates & stuff & then moved on to C & Fortan. None of it's stuck: I'm a total noob now --Scream!! (talk) 21:35, 29 March 2011 (UTC)


I just remembered. Before people bitch at us, next time we do such a thing, mark yourself as a bot in User rights for yourself. ТyTalk. 18:55, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

We have kind of clogged up recent changes, haven't we? I'll try to remember that. ThunderkatzHo! 18:56, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
It is okay, not many people here right now. ТyTalk. 18:58, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
What's all this minor-edit shit all over my recent changes??? Aboriginal Noise What the ... 19:01, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
It's cover up for the one major act of vandalism I performed. Good luck searching through recent changes to find it. ThunderkatzHo! 19:03, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
I can't think of anything else of the top of my head. Don't use stealth mode to evilly. ТyTalk. 19:27, 5 April 2011 (UTC)


It is, which is why the Ninja group is used so little. I mostly use botting for mass cat changes, template adding, and making talk page edits I'd rather stay semi-private. :) ТyTalk. 20:16, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

There aint no privacy on the internet. ThunderkatzHo! 20:42, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
True, but it keeps certain nosy persons from butting in on your conversation. Usually :) ТyTalk. 20:44, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

William Nelson[edit]

Just curious as to why you removed the William Nelson page. I can't remember what was there, but it is relevant to my pet woo peeve, ShooTag. Anaglyph (talk) 06:52, 7 June 2011 (UTC)


Why the fuck are you censoring my links and changing my username? Go back to conservapedia. Ilovebulimics (talk) 21:29, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Explain this censorship. Now. Ilovebulimics (talk) 21:37, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Hey clone[edit]

I brought you a present

Ignorant of Nature's Harmonic 4 Day Time Cube Creation, the Americans are Dumb, Educated Singularity Stupid and Evil. It's not immoral to kill Americans who IGNORE their OPPOSITE sex parents who Created them, but instead worship a queer jew who claims to make people out of dirt - when the body is 90 percent water. ТyTalk. 20:36, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Tsk tsk, what have I told you about editing drunk? ThunderkatzHo! 02:19, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
Issa temlate. ТyTalk. 02:20, 4 May 2011 (UTC)


You have been nommed for crateship. Please indicate acceptance, or revulsion.ТyTalk. 03:13, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I owe you a(n) (Insert beverage of choice) ТyTalk. 15:28, 17 May 2011 (UTC)


Please remove my sysop rights. I should have removed all rights when I dumped my 'cratship again, but I didn't think of it at the time. --Kels (talk) 15:45, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

As you wish. ThunderkatzHo! 16:26, 17 May 2011 (UTC)



Alright I see what you mean I need to keep it under a subpage of User:alien. Thank ALIEN I would sign but I just broke the button to sign things.

Redirect work[edit]

Cookie half.jpg For demonstrating exemplary goatery in the line of duty, Tyrannis
has awarded you a used pre-owned! and slightly stale cookie.
Cockroaches ate half of it.


Meow. Meow mew meow meow hiss rrowr meow. ТyTalk. 02:09, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Duly noted. ThunderkatzHo! 02:14, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Thoughts? ТyTalk. 02:16, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
On the page. Fragmented sentences. Terseness. The bees. Oh god, the bees! ThunderkatzHo! 02:22, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
I hope you aren't allergic. 0_0 But yeah, responded etc. ТyTalk. 02:23, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
No, thankfully. And my summer has been bee-free so far. But that's because I've been indoors reading about ASP.NET and C#. ThunderkatzHo! 02:30, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
And people say I never go outside. :P ТyTalk. 02:32, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Bot rollback[edit]

You want it? ТyTalk. 02:07, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

What is it? ThunderkatzHo! 03:38, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
It marks your rollback, and the vandals edits as bot so RC isn't a vandal war. (note that the vandal doesn't get bot rights, the marking is retroactive). Yes, it still works.ТyTalk. 03:39, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh. Cool. I'd take that. How do I go about procuring such a magickal power? ThunderkatzHo! 03:44, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Copy paste botrollback from User:Ty/vector.js to User:Thunderkatz/vector.js. May take a while for it to work due to caching.ТyTalk. 03:45, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Whoah. Everything looks so... different. ThunderkatzHo! 03:55, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Dynamic bragging[edit]

Example: <dpl> createdby = Thunderkatz namespace = Main </dpl> Would list all the pages you made in mainspace(but not redirects I believe). Just change the namespace for Fun/Category etc. ТyTalk. 15:33, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

I'm aware. But I'm embarrassed by some of the things I've written in the past. ThunderkatzHo! 15:35, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Dpl has problems. Please try to avoid using it unless you really have to. -- Nx / talk 15:42, 14 June 2011 (UTC)


Taking it to your talk page... I was reverting an edit, then brxbrx got in first. I ended up reverting brxbrx's edit. Thanks for sorting it out. Gomer (talk) 21:48, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

No problem. ThunderkatzHo! 21:57, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


I unblocked this user because they haven't made any edits in over a month. I did say there was no clear vandalism (which is true) however their edits are trolling/incorrect so I apologise for second guessing that. Ace of Spades 05:02, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, my block was just reverting Rationalizer's indefinite block back to the three-month block he was already on so we didn't have an unnecessary infinite block. I didn't really pay much attention to the contributions other than to see that they were human, so I defer to you here. ThunderkatzHo! 05:05, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
(EC) Aswh1 has not edited for a month because Aswh1 has been blocked since May 14. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 05:06, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
That's alright, I didn't go back far enough in his contribs. Apologys all round. Ace of Spades 05:08, 30 June 2011 (UTC)