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Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:33, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

signature[edit]

Hello! Please leave timestamps with your sig, thank you! Hitting four ~ like so ~~~~ should drop both your signature AND a timestamp. Five ~ is just a timestamp. Thank you-Hastur! (talk) 17:15, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

I knew you'd figure it out! Hurray!--Hastur! (talk) 19:21, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

I figured that since you were knew here, I decided to say hi. If you need help, just read the style guide and stuff (should be linked in that first message someplace)Metazero 00:32, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. :) ._. (talk) 01:35, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

hello![edit]

i'm new here too, that's nice

you're from oklahoma? i am too! it really is kind of an awful place for us skeptics (which must be why we're here)

goatspeed, and i wish you luck in your future endavors!

Autumncheney (talk) 07:04, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi! Yes, it isn’t the best place for skeptics, what with the rampant fundies and all. Although, the younger generations are a lot more liberal, so that might not be the case for long. ._. (talk) 16:13, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Your attempt at afd[edit]

I've deleted your attempt at making an Article for Deletion attempt. (RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Thomas E. Woodward). As the instructions in RationalWiki:Articles for deletion indicate, you first add {{Article for deletion}} to the page you want to delete. Then, after you save the page there should be a set of instructions that show up under the template, click on "preload debate" to be taken to page creation. During page creation, the editing field probably contains something like {{subst:afd2|pg={{subst:#titleparts: {{subst:FULLPAGENAME}} | | 2}}|text=Reason}}. The part where you see text=Reason, you replace "reason" with your reasons for deleting that page. Then save the page, and all the headers and other important formatting are created. Finally, please add your recently created AfD to RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Log, at the top of the list. Then, you should be good to go, and your AfD attempt can be properly archived. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 16:55, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Ok. I’m afraid I still don’t understand, so I think I’ll just leave the article deleting to others... ._. (talk) 17:54, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
What part don't you understand though? All of it? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 17:55, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
The articles for deletion page has a good set of comprehensive instructions. It’s how I learned how to do it. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 17:56, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
I don’t understand anything after marking the page for deletion. After marking it, I realized I had no clue what I was doing, so I tried to unmark it by closing the tab. I guess it had already saved the edit. I read the instructions, but the instructions that were supposed to appear under the template after I marked the page were not present. ._. (talk) 18:02, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
I saw a template being added, and I saw the small instructions underneath them fine. I'm not sure what you mean by "closing the tab", though. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 18:14, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
By closing the tab, I mean as in Google. You know, tabs. I didn’t see the instructions, maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough. I was kind of sleepy at the time. ._. (talk) 18:21, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Regarding your userpage[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that on your userpage you've revealed quite a bit of information about yourself. You might not want to do that online, as people might use that against you. --Goatspeed. How's my editingCircularREmail2.gifasoningSee what I'm planning 20:18, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Oh, thanks. I've changed it. Monke (talk) 20:27, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Regarding inappropriate username.[edit]

Hello. As it is, your username violates our Blocking Policy (ref. no usernames which are hard to read or distinguish). We would appreciate it if you could request a new username speedily. If you don't, I'll rename your account to User:Two dots in a few days. Username requests can be made on RationalWiki:Requests to change username. Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png) 23:16, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Ok. Sorry it's hard to read, that was unintentional. I'll make the request soon. Twodots (talk) 23:23, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Don't edit the userspace of other people[edit]

It's theirs. Unless it violates CS, don't edit the userspace of other people (or just don't it in general, if a userspace breaks CS, please yell in ATIM). Sirius (dog star / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png) 20:07, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Oh, sorry. I was fixing some typos. I won't do it without permission again, sorry. Twodots (talk) 20:09, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Saw your request for some work in the Saloon Bar[edit]

I personally like to hunt bare URLs (<-- this little paragraph will explain why they need to be hunted). As you browse the wiki reading random articles, go down to the References section and look for things to hunt. It's not exciting, but it is very helpful and it's hard to mess up (of course you CAN mess it up, but if you do we can always help you fix it. Make sure to hit "Show Preview" before hitting save to make sure your formatting worked).

This will explain how to format links. If you need an example, I formatted all the bare URLs in the Authoritarianism of Donald Trump article. This is what the refs looked like before I started. This is what it looked like after I hunted down the ugly looking refs. You said you weren't confident in your article writing abilities? Well, this takes no special talent, just time. And a good long podcast, or a music playlist blasting in the background. I also found it more manageable to do in 25 minute bursts.

So if you are feeling SUPER BORED, consider setting a timer, put on music in the background, and fix URLs (or don't, if you have an actual life, unlike myself. No pressure either way, just a suggestion). Happy hunting! (If you need tips just ask and I'll try and reply) - Rairyu75 (Talk) 21:49, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

That's actually really helpful. Thanks. ^-^ Twodots (talk) 22:55, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

Which comment was inapprpraitwe? It was the one about eating glass, right? Twodots (talk) 20:38, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

It was so out of line in fact that I acted as a board member to punish you. Apologies for the misspelling. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:43, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, that was definitely out of line. It was very shitty of me. Could you let Ox know that I wasn't trying to be a scumbag? What I said was not what I was trying to get across in the slightest, and I'd like to try to make amends. Believe it or not, I don't try to be a massive asshole. Twodots (talk) 20:48, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Oxy can read your comments here. However, I'm not going to lift your 9 hour block. Please note that you've been blocked, not banned. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:52, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
I wasn't asking you to, I just wanted to make amends for being a dick. Anywho, thanks for letting me have my userpage. I'd also like to apologize to you. I imagine you don't enjoy watching people being extremely rude to other people. Twodots (talk) 20:55, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
If she hasn't responded to it here by then, you can apologize to her on Oxys talkpage af your block runs out in about 8 hours. We all make rash comments sometimes, I've certainly made my share of them. But suggesting that someone should harm themselves, even as a joke, is really not cool.
I'll look into some of those urls you linked to. Thanks for bringing them to our attention. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 22:06, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Come on, taking it a little too seriously don't you think? Far far worse has been said. Shit I have, on multiple occasions, threatened people with Walrus rape. This is nothing. AceModerator 22:31, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
You were super offended about Oxy telling someone (was it Mike, I forget) that their mother should have aborted them. I think your walrus rape threats go far enough to the field of absurdism that no-one is able to take them seriously. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 22:38, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Comrade, didn't you personally threaten to beat the shit out of me? CoryUsar (talk) 22:40, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
I don't think I was super offended. I might have said it was an extremely shitty thing to say but I wasn't personally offended. Getting all hot under the collar about telling someone to eat glass is a little precious. AceModerator 23:07, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I`m not offended, Twodots, we all get angry and make rash mistakes sometimes. I am more angered at Cory and HBC, who continue to be toxic, sealioning assholes to me no matter what I do. Oxyaena Harass 00:34, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Oh, I wasn't mad. I was trying to get a point across. I thought you were saying that human life wasn't important, and was challenging you to prove your lack of concern for your life or those of others. Or something. It wasn't thought out well, as it wasn't obvious to anyone but myself what I was trying to get across. I'm glad there aren't any hard feelings, by the way. I try not to burn bridges. Twodots (talk) 04:52, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Naked URLs[edit]

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Genesis_3D https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Expelled:_No_Intelligence_Allowed https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Creationism_and_social_history https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Biogeography https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Michael_Behe https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Abuz_Zubair https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/IslamQA https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Legitimacy_of_cryptozoologist_and_creationist_claims_regarding_certain_cryptids https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Mars https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Skepticism https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Faith https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pit_bull https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Human https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/History https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Wolf_hysteria https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crime_woo https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/2020_U.S._presidential_election (In addition to it's nude URLs, it needs citations and a lot of work.) https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/B._R._Ambedkar https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Transphobia

Twodots (talk) 21:52, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

I fixed the ones on A Matter of Faith and removed some dead links on Genesis 3D. I'm going to get drunk now. You can continue from where I ended once the block ends. I'll check up on it in the morning too. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 22:32, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
I've found that I'm better at finding issues than fixing them. Also, good job. Enjoy your Satan-juice.Twodots (talk) 04:41, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Fixed the Skepticism naked links, but I feel it may need many more citations and expanding to bring the topic to justice, as it is a very popular page.The 𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk block 07:23, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I agree. Also, good job fixing those links. :) Twodots (talk) 07:52, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Fixed the Genesis 3D. You might want to try doing some of them yourself though. If you actually want to be a useful contributor here, that'd be much more useful than waiting for others fix them instead. You'd also learn quite a bit about wiki editing while doing it, even if it's a time consuming process to check all those links to see which ones are dead and what the dates are and what not. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 18:09, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
It's not that I don't want to. I physically cannot open the majority of those links, and attempting to open some of them would result in unfortunate things happening to me. Twodots (talk) 18:14, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Well that's vague and somewhat weird, but whatever. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 18:19, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm a student, using a school-issued laptop. My high school blocks most websites. Opening blocked pages can result in punishment. Twodots (talk) 18:30, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Ok, well I'm glad for you that Rationalwiki isn't one of those at least. And I guess if they block Fundie sites I can't complain that much.
Though generally schools' job would be to educate and thus limiting students' access to information (other than Porn maybe though I personally wouldn't mind them having access to that either) is somewhat fucked up. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 18:35, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── They actually do a pretty good job, despite the blocks. Which seem to be motivated more by a desire to keep the kiddos focused on schoolwork then to quell information. Most major news sites are available, as well as Wikipedia, National Geographic, and most of the government sites. They just block the funsies. Except for this wonderful, obscure wiki, that is. Twodots (talk) 19:01, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Surely you could take a look at the refs in some of the less controversial of those articles though like Biogeography and Mars for instance. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 18:56, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I'll try. Twodots (talk) 19:01, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Yup, I can access most of em'. I'll try'n get to im' in about an hour. Seeya later. Twodots (talk) 19:05, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
See ya! Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 19:07, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Before I go, a quick heads up: GCom's having a freakout in the Bar. Twodots (talk) 19:10, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Don't particularly care. He and Cory are always at each others throats and have both been around much longer than me. Besides, GC is a board member so let him vent. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 19:15, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm not at his throat. He comes across as that tiny kid that has constant tantrums and screeches at you, and you just hold his head with one arm as he uselessly flails his arms around at you until he tires himself out. He's made a few physical threats to me, making it ironic that he blocked you for 9 hours for a snide comment, but honestly, I don't get the impression that he's actually any threat in real life. After all, the guys making a big scene aren't the ones you need to watch out for. I could've had a coup case about him and his threats, but I'm a big boy and can handle it. CoryUsar (talk) 20:18, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Okie dokie. Twodots (talk) 21:24, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

The Coop Vote[edit]

I moved the coop vote to "Ineligible" because your account doesn't yet meet the legal age of 3 month required to vote. If the vote drags out for another week (which has happened and 2 weeks voting period used to be a rule), I'll move it back under "Yes". Also, another free hint. If you want to add comments under coop votes, put # before the colons when indenting. For instance, if you're the second commenter under the vote (like you were after Ace commenting on Nuttys vote) you'd put #:: before your message. Without the hashtag it fucks up the vote numbering. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 19:55, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Kay, thanks. :) Twodots (talk) 19:59, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Stop od-templating randomly please[edit]

Other editors can od as they make their actually relevant comments. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 01:25, 21 November 2020 (UTC) ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────NEVER. Joking. Sorry, it bothers me. I won't do it again.Twodots (talk) 01:41, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

I gave you a 1 hour block as a warning. I've been trying to be helpful, but if you're not going to stop behaving like a troll you'll be treated like a troll. Not by me necessarily, but by someone. Fucking try and be useful will you. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 01:47, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm trying my best. Sorry. Twodots (talk) 05:25, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

"Are you drunk?"[edit]

No, I'm frustrated arguing repeatedly with someone who dismisses entire fields because they're apparently outside of his understanding. And uses bad arguments while doing so. The worst part is, PolSci, Philosophy, and political philosophy aren't that hard to understand once you sit down and look at them. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 01:43, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I just saw you making lots of spelling/grammar mistakes. You're normally pretty eloquent, and it was confusing. Twodots (talk)
For what it’s worth, I’m drunk. AceModerator 06:35, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Very epic of you. Twodots (talk) 06:37, 21 November 2020
I wouldn't go as far as TO SAY epic. AceModerator 11:06, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Yeah epic. Amazing. AceModerator 11:06, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
How late is it over there anyway Ace? It's 1:20PM here. Woke up about an hour ago and I've had 2 beers. Need to go get some proper booze soon. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 11:22, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

Because of your edits to and time on the wiki, Autopatrolled has been added to your user rights. This lets you bypass most of the abuse filters, bypass the CAPTCHA, and edit more frequently. If you have questions, bleat ask away.

We hope you enjoy your newfound ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ — and these external tools:

Mop header since CR didn’t make one :([edit]

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

Dear {{subst:PAGENAME}},

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.

No questions are allowed. If you have any further questions, (further questions are permissible) please refer to the enclosed pamphlet So you are now a sysop.

At your leisure, please go to the dungeon Room 202 to see the reward mops and hammers you can work towards having!

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You’re a sysop now. Blocks from other sysops are jokes. If anyone really wanted to block you, they’d go to the coop to have your sysop taken away. At worst a regular block is an annoyance. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 22:55, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Meow?![edit]

You are a sysop now pal! You can unblock yourself at will. Also, nobody is actually angry at you. If it came across that way, I apologise. As an apology, I bring thee my most prized treasure: the secret to eternal life! Don't drink too much though, tis dangerous! Good luck. (For real tho, there is no anger here and I 'm not upset and neither should YOU be upset. Next time I DEMAND that you joke block me in return.) - Rairyu75 (Talk) 23:04, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

You fell for it, fool! I already had sysop! Now, I hold the power of [Doublo Sysopo]!!!!!
I'm glad nobody is actually angry at me. Oh, and I'm not upset. We cool. :)
Twodots (talk) 23:24, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
Bro, tnx 4 ep1k g1fT. \/\/1LL tR3@5|_|r3 4e\/r. Twodots (talk) 23:27, 23 November 2020 (UTC)