User talk:ZooGuard/Archive6

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This is an archive page, last updated 30 May 2015. Please do not make edits to this page.
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Stabby's talkpage stuff

It's very relevant. It's got moar graphs of the community and moar relevant discussion. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 17:29, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Shit, wait, only the very last section is relevant. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 17:31, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome.

Cheers! I'm loving the wiki so far. My wiki edits have mostly involved cleaning up spelling and grammatical mistakes, so let me know if I can ever be of help on the editing front. Jwebb (talk) 10:19, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Sandbox Move

Yes, that was supposed to be in my userspace. Thanks, and sorry about that. --Castaigne (talk) 19:42, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Articles for deletion discussion

You may wish to comment on the ongoing articles for deletion discussion about article "John Duffield". 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 02:47, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Image policy

I don't know rationalwiki's image policy about stockphotos. I can't find it either. Could you link it for me? Thanks. ShabiDOO 14:29, 13 February 2015 (UTC)


People take bots for granted. PiBot's drinking wasn't something to be ignored, but nobody even bothered looking. Nope. They exclude bot edits from logs by default! People didn't even notice it stumbling around archiving their pages when it managed to come to work. Even fewer noticed when it gave up on life to go live under a bridge with hobos, who at least pay attention to it when they want some of its booze. Thanks for creating ZooBot. I hope we can treat it better than PiBot. Nutty Roux (talk) 13:08, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

:D Jokes aside, let me just clear up something: ZooBot is just my bot account, used whenever I have to use some software/script. It's not a specific piece of software that I've written from scratch. The current archiving script that I try to run daily is actually mw:Pywikibot, with a few fixes to deal with RationalWiki's idiosyncrasies.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:58, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I Know it's pyWikipediaBot. You'd have to be silly to duplicate its functionality. Thanks for helping is the message. Nutty Roux (talk) 15:22, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

If you've got time

Back in 2010 User:Lily deleted a bunch of pages from the RationalWiki:Annotated Qur'an project, though they had useful content. Since I'm not sysop, I can't recreate them. If you've got time, can you?

Thanks. Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 21:03, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

*cough* FrizzyCatPotato (talk/stalk) 17:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


Would your version of work if I used it? Narky SawtoothNarky.png (Nyarnyar~) 19:42, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't know. You can try. It's very brief. As far as I can remember, it's autogenerated. In core/pywikibot/families/
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
This family file was auto-generated by $Id: <DELETED> $
Configuration parameters:
  url =
  name = rationalwiki

Please do not commit this to the Git repository!

from pywikibot import family
from import deprecated

class Family(family.Family):
    def __init__(self):
        family.Family.__init__(self) = 'rationalwiki'
        self.langs = {
            'en': '',

    def scriptpath(self, code):
        return {
            'en': '/w',

    def version(self, code):
        return {
            'en': u'1.19.12',

I use core/ as a working directory and run all scripts through (e.g. "python login"). As far as I can understand, allows using the bot without having to set up environment variables.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:50, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

It works. Thank you! Narky SawtoothNarky.png (Nyarnyar~) 20:24, 27 February 2015 (UTC)


You said you heard my name before. I'm not sure you meant my real name, Michael E. Arth, or my RationalWiki name, Mearth, which also happens to be the name of Jonathan Winters' character on Mork and Mindy. He played the "child." (Orkans age backwards). MEarth Project is also a USF-funded, robotic observatory (since it looks out into space, it looks backwards into the past).

Anyway, thanks for the welcome. I'll try to live up to my screen name and I will try to look forwards.

Redirects to Josephus, Tacitus

Why remove them? oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 20:21, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Why did oyu block Pibot

What happened that warranted blocking Pibot? Bubba41102Anonymous user is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike an editor 16:50, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

I've been trying to determine who is running it for weeks.--ZooGuard (talk) 10:23, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Hey Zoo.....

How do i use User:ZooBot? there is no tutorial on how to use it or its code. Bubba41102Anonymous user is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike an editor 19:31, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

ZooBot is an account, not the name of a particular piece of software. The script for auto archiving talk pages that is run through it at the moment uses the same template as Pibot.--ZooGuard (talk) 10:26, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Inversed stopped clock undo (Michio Kaku)

Hi. I want to defend my edit on inverse stopped clock, the one where I stated Kaku is very prone to be a good example of that. I agree that all scholars can be massively wrong whenever they speak about a subject they have no knowledge about, but Kaku is special because he fails to realize this and often allows his imagination to wander far away - and there aren't many people who criticize him, they either ignore him or are like "wow, this guy says fantastic things, I could listen to him for hours" without ever expressing any critical thinking. It is noteworthy, because people take his (sometimes) crank ideas for granted (he is a physicist, he wears a suit and he uses sciencey language) and he is very well known in the average public (being popular doesn't however give you any credibility, as you probably know). Most other physicists either realize their faults or aren't very popular with people, so that makes them less noteworthy. If you think my edit is irrelevant or wrong for any reason, let me know and tell me why. I know RW isn't Wikipedia, but fully grasping this site's mission is hard for me, too. ;) Loc (talk) 02:19, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

A more appropriate place for this would be Talk:Inverse stopped clock. That page also has some previous discussion revealing the reason: the list in the article has a tendency to become bloated with questionably applicable examples, and it have been recently slashed to a more reasonable size. RationalWiki is not TVTropes. There is such thing as "enough examples in the list" here.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:32, 29 May 2015 (UTC)