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Hi Wave.gif. Nice of you to join us. If you'd like to know a bit more about the site please have a look at our RationalWiki:Newcomers' guide.--BobSpring is sprung! 09:52, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

A job for you.

Not so sure about being a guard, but we do have an infinite number of monkeys who tend to make a helluva mess. Please collect a bucket and mop here and start cleaning up. --PsyGremlin講話 12:41, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

When Does Life begin

My human/goat swap has probably wiped out your addition - sorry. Please feel free to treat as you wish. Bob Soles (talk) 09:23, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

No, it hasn't. Everything is OK, though "people" in the "traditional" section probably should be changed to "goats" to be in tone with the rest. --ZooGuard (talk) 09:32, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Hey! You! Yeeeeah, you!

I never met you before. Paint my house! Acei9 05:40, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Danger!!!

Someone let some of the animals out of their cages!!! Animals of the KenDoll, Lumenos, and Proxima variety were released from their cages, and we need your help tracking them down before they destroy the internets! The Goonie 1 What's this button do? Uh oh.... 20:56, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

I'll fetch the tranq darts. Though I think that some people need to be sedated first...--ZooGuard (talk) 21:01, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Fuck yeah! If we can't stop with tranquilizers, the Ramones will do it! On the first day, Gawd created the Ramones, and saw that they were good. Lord of the Goons The official spikey-haired skeptical punk 21:08, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

(Reverted edits by PandaLover (Talk) to last version by Π)

I like the debating style you have. try as I might, i simply can't find an answer for that. 19:30, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

thanks

for caring about 72's edits enough to fix them. ħumanUser talk:Human 06:54, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

10 November

10 November 1989 is considered the (beginning of the) end of the Communist regime in Bulgaria. (In fact, the commies just exchanged this guy for this guy.) Happy 21 years of more-or-less functional democracy to me! --ZooGuard (talk) 10:33, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Party.gifParty.gifParty.gifParty.gifParty.gif ~SuperHamster Talk 12:12, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

WP links

Just a note: Wikipedia can be linked thus: [[wp:wikipedia article name|visible wording]] or using template: {{wpa}}. 11:32, 19 November 2010 (UTC) SusanG Toast

Hey..

Sure this is spam? Not sure. DalekEXTERMINATE 23:03, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I'm sure. All of the contributions of that user contain links to sites of "essay/dissertation writing services". Either it is manual spam/self-promotion, or the BON has been trying to google references, but the searches came up with really unfortunate results. Which is a bit too much of a coincidence for my taste.
In all cases, there are more primary sources talking about how the Mayans think that the whole 2012 is trash. There was an interview with an elder somewhere, I can dig it up.--ZooGuard (talk) 06:09, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

The Annotated Citizen's Rule Book

Cheers for finishing that :-) It was one of those articles where I'd reached my fill of stupidity - David Gerard (talk) 18:53, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm good at things that require mechanical repetition and can be done without paying much attention to the details. Such as editing wikis and shovelling animal excrement. :)
I'm not sure if it's finished, though - there were some places where I wasn't sure where exactly the commentary started. --ZooGuard (talk) 19:02, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Fish

What is your opinion on fish? Pointed moment (talk) 09:30, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks...

...for the tips regarding signatures. 238U. 11:13, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Sorry

Sorry I thought it was funny and was trying to help 91.195.183.216 (talk) 12:47, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Revert

[1] Actually I kinda agree with BoN. He was apparently a bit of an acrid twat! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:42, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Look carefully: the BoN removed the snark, I put it back. :) Or do you mean that "a bit of jerk" is not strong enough? :) --ZooGuard (talk) 14:56, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh sorry, I can't brain today. I have the stupid. As you were soldier. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:00, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Stuff

Sort of It's a glitch with the DPL. So these templates should always go first to avoid it. Scarlet A.pngmoral 20:13, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Your unfunny.

Idiot numbre 188 (talk) 13:41, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


HOW DARE YOU?!?

How dare you to say something like that you filthy racist western infidel?!? May Osama Bin Laden, Al-Zawahiri and every other fellow-muslim, (not pseudo-Islamic Shi’as ase they are also infidels) annihalate all of you filthy smug!!

ALLAHU AKBAR!— Unsigned, by: Muhammed fanboy / talk / contribs

Block

That's weird. Didn't mean to change your block. Just put a block in and it seems to have automatically overwritten yours. I thought that the software said something "User is already blocked" in such cases. If you want to re-instate yours I'd have no problem.--BobSpring is sprung! 13:54, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

It's wasn't my block, it was Psygremlin's. :) I started with reverting, Psy blocked the vandal before I could do it. --ZooGuard (talk) 14:03, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Indeed twas I. Altho 9 hours is better than 3 months. --PsyGremlinRunāt! 14:07, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Sorry - misread that.--BobSpring is sprung! 14:20, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
It all goes back to my training as a CP sysop - nobody can block faster than me around here :) --PsyGremlinSnakk! 14:32, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm surprised that you managed to keep it down to three months in that case! :-) --BobSpring is sprung! 14:36, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

warning

You deleted my article without any formal procedure or any kind of notice. If you continue this disruptive behavior you will be blocked. Be careful. --Ding Dong Pussycat (talk) 06:43, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Whatever, Neo. :p --ZooGuard (talk) 06:44, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Alchemy

Thanks for the changes to my article. I kept everything consistent with my titles (in using lower case), but I've noted the house style for future use. Gomer (talk) 20:50, 5 April 2011 (UTC). Oh and also for the direct links to the Gutenberg books. I thought the website would be enough, but a complete link is maybe even better... Gomer (talk) 20:54, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

hey

I fucked your mom, but she wasn't great. Tell her to increase her cup size, those nasty tiny boobs are disgusting. After her cup size becomes 36D, arrange her for me. --Fuck U (talk) 07:01, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

*yawn* --ZooGuard (talk) 07:03, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Brettsworld's misunderstanding

I thought this wiki was meant to be funny, that's why you make jokes about every thing on every article right? you guys think you're the new encyclopaedia dramatica? grow some fucking balls, because if you want to be the new E.D that's what you gotta do, post some real fucked up shit, dead babies and cats on fire, go on, try it...go on...I'm not gonna stop you, I have no idea how to add photos on this thing anyway and its pretty clear you're racist, so you're half way there! seriously...you are nothing compared to what E.D was, NOTHING...now please piss off— Unsigned, by: Brettsworld / talk / contribs

Being funny is not this wiki's chief purpose. (Look at the Rational Wiki article on what is.)
No, "we" are not the new ED and "we" don't aspire to be. To the contrary - if you bother to dig some discussions about ED from the archives, you'll find that a lot of users here consider it to be crap.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:13, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Rain

yes, I wrote it. Improving articles: No problem. Writing them fro scratch... yeah. ТyTalk. 21:50, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Europe

Have you been watching a bit too much Eurovision recently? ADK...I'll legislate your sea bass! 15:55, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

No. I'm just bored and I want to get rid of a stale entry in RW:TODO. Trying to find out mission-related info about different countries with Google and Wikipedia is slightly-to-moderately amusing. (I didn't know about the wp:Vilnius massacre for example.)--ZooGuard (talk) 16:02, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
better than Zieber creating useless redirects to satisfy a redlink on an archive talkpage, I say. Good job. I'm proud of you. You will be awarded a Liberty Medal of Honor of the Third Republic of RationalWiki if I am elected crat.--brxbrx-brxbrx 16:05, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough, I just thought it was weird we were getting new articles on countries I only ever hear about once a year! ADK...I'll overthrow your autobiography! 16:09, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Actually, I didn't know that the Eurovision is on until I saw the Bulgarian contestant on TV last night. :)
Things I just learned: there are megalithic temples in Malta and some people think it's Atlantis.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:29, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Scientific evidence for God's non existence

Why have you deleted this page? I think it's logical that, if you have a page who want to show the evidences for god's existence, you must have one who prof that he doesn't exist.— Unsigned, by: 79.168.48.87 / talk / contribs

It may seem "logical" to you, but it's not. I've added links to two articles, Burden of proof and Falsifiability both on your talk page and in the deletion note (I apologise for the "Copyright violation" part - it seems that I've inadvertently selected an option from the standard deletion reasons menu). If you read them, you'll find out why creating such an article is pointless.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:58, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Quotes

Which ones should we get rid of, IYO? ТyTalk. 17:40, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't know. Perhaps we should start with finding out what how many quote templates we have and where and how they are used.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:15, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Quote(~100 uses), cquote(~1500 uses), rquote(~20 uses), quoteBox(~150 uses), and QuoteBox2(2 uses). ТyTalk. 11:51, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Bloody sirens

It's 2 June, which means that in about 10 minutes, there will be civil defense sirens wailing all over town. The usual procedure for me is to skip a heartbeat, panic, and then remember the date and relax. This time I'm ready, thanks to some over-patriotic neighbors playing the national anthem on their stereo...--ZooGuard (talk) 08:52, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Where is this ZooGuard? Here in Australia, I don't believe we have civil defence sirens... we probably did, say back in WWII... but not during my lifetime (((Zack Martin))) 09:06, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Bulgaria. The sirens on 2 June commemorate a certain prick poet who managed to get himself killed in a particularly heroic fashion, and the people who have died for the freedom and/or independence of Bulgaria in general. Sirens on any other day would mean either an air raid (unlikely - we haven't had these since WWII, too) or something like a nasty industrial accident that requires mass evacuation.--ZooGuard (talk) 09:24, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
ZooGuard, since you are the first Bulgarian I have ever spoken to, let me ask you two questions I've always wanted to ask a Bulgarian: (1) What do you think of Bulgaria's admission to the EU? Is it good or bad for Bulgaria? What does the average Bulgarian think? (2) What do Bulgarians think of (FYRO)Macedonia? What do Bulgarians think of the whole name controversy? How much difference is there between Bulgaria and Macedonia — I got the impression that Bulgarian and Macedonian languages are pretty similar, maybe really more like different dialects than completely different languages—is that impression correct? (((Zack Martin))) 10:37, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and it's Hristo Botev, right? And I should mention... I was drawn to your talk page by the section heading "bloody sirens". I thought you were speaking of sirens in the ancient Greek sense. How disappointed I was! (((Zack Martin))) 10:47, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
That's quite a lot to answer, so I'll do it later. :) And yes, that was about Hristo Botev.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:19, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
So, Bulgarian... tell me about Bulgaria. (((Zack Martin))) 10:05, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Ugh.

  • the EU: I see it as a generally good event, as the pre- and post- admission requirements forced our politicians to actually do stuff. :) A lot of infrastructure that was neglected post-'89 has been fixed and is being fixed thanks to EU funds. The "free internal movement" thing may fix Bulgaria's long-standing territorial disputes: access to the Bulgarian minorities in Serbia and Macedonia (if/when they are admitted) and a Mediterranean port in Greece (this is already happening). I can't tell you what the average Bulgarian thinks because I'm not a polling agency and I avoid average Bulgarians :), but my impression is that the reaction is generally positive.
  • Macedonia: it's "the Republic of Macedonia" or simply "Macedonia" here, the only people who insists on "FYROM" are the Greeks. :) When asked about it, the average Bulgarian will probably answer with a cliché, like "Macedonia is Bulgarian" or "Macedonians admit they are Bulgarian after the tenth shot of rakia" (a lot of the history lessons taught at Bulgarian schools still retain a whiff of nationalistic propaganda - and sometimes more than a whiff, depending on the teacher). I think that they have the right to self-determinate and can call themselves Martians if they want, as long as they don't butcher their (or someone else's) history. Which they do, and the Greeks are not the only one who complain - look at wp:Samuel of Bulgaria for example. To my ears, the modern Macedonian language sounds like a perverted Western Bulgarian dialect under heavy Serbian influence. AFAIK, the literary Macedonian norm has been consciously developed to diverge from Bulgarian as much as possible. Macedonian is still somewhat mutually legible with Bulgarian and when Bulgarians have to speak with Macedonians on official occasions (e.g. when Macedonian politicians are interviewed by the Bulgarian national TV), "we" pointedly don't use an interpreter. :) The official stance is that Bulgaria recognizes the R of Macedonia, but not some of their pretenses. AFAIK, to get a Bulgarian passport, a Macedonian needs mostly to show up at the embassy and fill some paperwork. :) Some people here hope/dream for some kind of "Anschluss", to "make Bulgaria whole again", but I am not among them. At the very least, I wouldn't like to have Kosovo as a neighbor. :)

And all of this reminds me that I need to fix our article on Macedonia.--ZooGuard (talk) 06:00, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

EPA

I lolled. I almost squirted Scotch out my nose, but that would have been a terrible waste... ħumanUser talk:Human 07:04, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the hearty welcome :) --ceradon 16:56, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks too from me for improving the Booker article. Gomer (talk) 19:26, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Water-Powered Car

Hey, I'm confused as to why you removed that link. It seems like a "legitimate" example of a water-powered car promotional site. ThunderkatzHo! 18:10, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

When I clicked that link, it redirected me to a page that looked like the type of spam pages that domain hijackers put up. When I click it now, I see why it's been added to the WPC article. I'm confused. Is it possible that the domain registration was not renewed and for some period of time today the domain was hijacked?--ZooGuard (talk) 19:05, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
I guess? I don't know a whole lot about web registration. You might also want to check for viruses on your computer just as a precaution. ThunderkatzHo! 19:16, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Why did you delete my article?

What's wrong with it? Winttrix and Freinds 08:28, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Because "M1 Abrams" does not fit Rational Wiki's mission? (See the RationalWiki article.) RW is not an encyclopedia.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:42, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Okay. I am a military historian and would like to add some of my expertise to this wiki. Winttrix and Freinds 07:37, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Electric Universe

Hi ZooGuard, I'm looking forward to further expansion on this article. My brother has been steeped in anti-science david-icke subjective-universe confusion and he has directed me to the Thunderbolts site as if that explains everything. Any collation of material about this subject is appreciated. I found W.T Bridgeman's critical review of The Electric Sky, if that helps.— Unsigned, by: 82.38.100.162 / talk / contribs

Thanks for the link. To be honest, that article is rather low on my list of priorities at the moment.--ZooGuard (talk) 05:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I will consider giving it a go myself then! 82.38.100.162 (talk) 08:52, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

You work too hard

Have a cookie. ТyTalk 01:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Cookie half.jpg For demonstrating exemplary goatery in the line of duty, Ty
has awarded you a used pre-owned! and slightly stale cookie.
Ewwwwwww.
Cockroaches ate half of it.
*tosses the cookie in the crows' enclosure (they eat everything)* Thanks.--ZooGuard (talk) 05:11, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
That's it I'm making a better award template. ТyPlease do not click on this 13:36, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Well, I was going to write "nom nom nom", but then I noticed the small print... :D--ZooGuard (talk) 15:45, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Have another for the Elenin and Omerbarashsharirchchaharhhchcahshhehsshshshchch stuff. ADK...I'll jostle your asparagus! 13:08, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the link to my zener-card-playing mascot! It's actually by Michael McRae, author of 'Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas', based on a photo of me. Looovvvve the work of Durrell (and his more 'literary' brother), btw. :) K.Sturgess/Podblack Blog.
I don't know how long the link will last - I inserted it as a bit of irrelevant playfulness in an otherwise dry article, as think it is in the spirit of RationalWiki to do such things. :)
As for Durrell, you have been lucky - the contents of my user page are cycled randomly. You could have gotten a Bulgarian folk metal music video. :)--ZooGuard (talk) 16:05, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Oops

Forgot to make a new number for the todo. Thanks for correcting it. - LucidFox (talk) 10:11, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

From where do I know you?

My account started acting weird so I made a new one.--Yuppie (talk) 21:18, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

See how long it lasts...

A whole sixty one minutes! Astonishing! To be honest that babyish rant/strawman at the beginning of the the original Objectivism "article" is so funny is does seem a shame to sacrifice it to nonsense like "the tenets of Objectivism are..." (what the hell does that have to do with Objectivism?) Seriously though I'm astonished I lasted more than an hour. A whole one minute more. --PriorityQueue (talk) 16:35, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

As apparently you are in full troll mode, I decided to feed your persecution complex.
On the serious side, if you are unhappy with the article, I suggest focusing on specific points and discussing them on the talk page.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:42, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
You do know that calling a person a "troll" just because they have a different opinion is considered pretty pathetic behavior, even by intertubes standards? Don't have any intellectual arguments to use? --PriorityQueue (talk) 18:23, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Naomi Klein

Wrong!. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic?Moderator 21:27, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I checked the history after saving that. :) The article does need some editing, though.--ZooGuard (talk) 21:28, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
It's not really a topic that Proxy is interested in, she's more of a theism-basher. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic?Moderator 21:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Wasn't she also editing Liberapedia, or I am confusing her with someone else? It's getting hard to follow the community, especially if you drop out for a while.--ZooGuard (talk) 21:33, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

RE: Latest revision as of 19:17, 20 March 2012

Get a job. --192.234.246.206 (talk) 19:34, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Quiz

I give up. Which one? Тysic semper 18:50, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

The answer is only a few sections above. I think I may need to finally archive this talk page, though.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:11, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Laziness is one of my many, many faults. Pretty cool though :D ТyLonely. Ever so lonely. 19:17, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

template wpl rocks

Great way to do that! --Green mowse.pngGodot 19:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, though a) the template is really simple, and b) I think I nicked the idea for that particular formatting from some site or blog that linked to Wikipedia in a similar way, though I can't really remember which one at the moment. I thought that it would catch on when people started noticing the links.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:30, 2 May 2012 (UTC)