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::It applies to all those ''libruls'' with money but not the righteous conservatives. [[User:SusanG|<font color = "0000ff">Susan</font>]][[User_talk:SusanG|<font color = "aa0022"><sup>''claw! ...''</sup></font>]] 16:08, 5 January 2008 (EST)
 
::It applies to all those ''libruls'' with money but not the righteous conservatives. [[User:SusanG|<font color = "0000ff">Susan</font>]][[User_talk:SusanG|<font color = "aa0022"><sup>''claw! ...''</sup></font>]] 16:08, 5 January 2008 (EST)
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:::Among the wealthy, it applies equally, conservative ''and'' liberal, since they are not bound by God's laws. People who use their "religion" or politics to hate, like Andy, will never know this, and will always be on the outside. I wonder how Pat Robertson or Falwell Jr., view Andy's statement! --[[User:TK|TK]]<sub>[[User_talk:TK|/MyTalk</sub>]] 16:23, 5 January 2008 (EST)

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Here we go again!

Whee - Back on Dawkins again! Susanpurrrrr ... 11:32, 1 January 2008 (EST)

What a way to start the new year... *groan* ;) --Sid 11:35, 1 January 2008 (EST)
I broke my new years resolution in less than 16 hours. A record. OurMike 11:55, 1 January 2008 (EST)
See, this is why I keep my new years resolutions small and manageable. My resolution is to finish reverse engineering my shiny new Eye-Fi card that I had shipped from the USA at vast cost rather than wait a couple of months for it to be released in Europe. This resolution has turned out to be really bad for the environment, since I've burned through 6 AA batteries so far playing with it, but at I'm in no danger of not doing it. :D --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 12:53, 1 January 2008 (EST)
geek! Susanpurrrrr ... 13:04, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Danger! Geeks at work!
You say that like it's a bad thing! Thanks to my Eye-Fi hacking, I can trivially demonstrate I have all the interests of the well rounded geek. *runs* --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 13:22, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Actually there's a contradiction of the professor thing at Dawkins News. It seems that though he may not be a Professor he is some type of "professor". Weird.--Bobbing up 14:44, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Errr

I don't know who did it (and I'm not going to look so I'll never know) but wasn't the last archiving a bit overzealous? There were entire conversations that took place between the time I went to bed last night (1am) and the time I got up today (2pm) and they have now been archived. Lurker 13:49, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Yep, gotta be more careful next time.
By the way, you sleep too much. NightFlare 13:56, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Well, if you want the conversation back, just fish it out of the archive and put it back, I don't think there's a problem there. It's just everything seemed to be either wrapped up or otherwise inactive, so it seemed fine. Sorry for the error. --Kels 13:58, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Andy and the word "secular"

I was going to put this in with a joke about the first part of what he said, but after the first comma I can't understand half a thing of what Andy is trying to get at. Help? NightFlare 13:55, 1 January 2008 (EST)

I think that entry is a great illustration of the fact that Andy is just plain stupid as well as evil. How can the Pledge of Allegiance ("One nation under God") or swearing in a president (with his hand on a Bible, saying "so help me God") be construed as "secular" acts? A little education *is* a dangerous thing.PFoster 14:04, 1 January 2008 (EST)
That's just Andy trying to rewrite the dictionary to make the words mean what he wants them to mean. Nothing out of the ordinary. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 14:15, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Here's an example. Auld Nick 16:59, 1 January 2008 (EST)
So if that all is "secular"... then WTF is he up to with the line about "secular institutions" being so horribly bad? I... really don't understand the man anymore. He throws terms like "atheist" and "secular" around while at the same time changing the meaning whenever needed. At this rate, CP will make as little sense as TimeCube within the year. --Sid 14:20, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Andy is definitely degenerating. He must have made some New Year's resolutions or something, because he's so much more annoying than he was even 24 hours ago. He's really ramped up the crazy. Enough so that I'm considering making a sock just to point out his flaws... Lurker 14:25, 1 January 2008 (EST)
On Planet Conservapedia, "secular" means the same thing "liberal" does: "Like EVIL, only worse". --Gulik 15:59, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Actually, it'll be worse than Timecube. Timecube may be nonsense, but at least it's internally consistent nonsense - the meaning of "evil stupid educator" remains the same throughout. Schlafly et al., on the other hand, don't seem to have a problem continually redefining words to make them fit with the agenda of the day. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 14:26, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Every time I try and comprehend how the garbage that comes out of Andy's mind can find an audience, I just remind myself that Time Cube has been on the internet for well over a decade and no sane person takes it seriously. --97.96.225.254 04:16, 2 January 2008 (EST)

I guess I was reading too much through it trying to find exactly what he meant with "public beliefs." NightFlare 14:35, 1 January 2008 (EST)

"Stuff I believe", would be my first guess. --Gulik 15:59, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Alphanumeric

When creating a user account this message was returned. I used alphanumeric characters. Was it this computer/ISP or CP that caused it? Auld Nick 14:44, 1 January 2008 (EST)

What, pray tell, was this alleged "alphanumeric" username you tried to create? Perhaps it contained a blocked string of characters? humanUser talk:Human 15:50, 1 January 2008 (EST)
I created another and it worked. I was going for IvanJellick if that helps. Auld Nick 16:29, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Looks like "lick" is a bad word when it comes to usernames (judging from a quick look only; I'm not up to date with the syntax of this list). --Sid 16:54, 1 January 2008 (EST)
My first guess is that "lick" might be disallowed, likewise. And, of course, your name here is an anagram for "Anul Dick" (or "Luna Dick"). humanUser talk:Human 16:57, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Rkive? Best of?

Could someone who knows how archive this? What about -> best? Susanpurrrrr ... 18:52, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Sure.
Yeah, I was getting the idea that it was a bit long when Firefox stopped responding temporarily while loading it. assume a=a 19:28, 1 January 2008 (EST)
The problem is preserving the votes… --Linus(plot evil tech) 22:11, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Shouldn't we just delete the oldest and put the ones that got, say, 10+ votes into the Best Of CP page? Doesn't seem like that would cause any problems. assume a=a 22:38, 1 January 2008 (EST)
How did we handle it last month? And, no, we don't delete them, we archive them. See the list at the top of the article. And, yes, theoretically we can use the votes to determine what gets added to BoCP. Although a little human (har har, not me) intervention might be wise. humanUser talk:Human 22:44, 1 January 2008 (EST)
Can we hold off a week? I have to do database manipulation to get it to work right. 75.161.50.4 22:50, 1 January 2008 (EST)
TMT, did you get my e-mail? --Linus(plot evil tech) 22:53, 1 January 2008 (EST)
yea, i will fix it all when I get back. 75.161.50.4 23:12, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Has the best of thing actually worked to date to put things in the right place? --Kels 23:17, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Someone archived this (good) without "updating" the numbers for the voting, and left the voting things in the archive (maybe bad). Shall we keep the voting available in the archive (which does work, thankfully), and let the numbers climb forever? humanUser talk:Human 19:28, 3 January 2008 (EST)
I don't know if it's possible to not let the numbers accumulate forever, is it? Aren't the numbers a unique key which ties the item to the number of votes in the database? If we reuse a number, won't it inherit an old items number of votes? Update: yes, reusing a number involves it inheriting an old vote count. --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 19:44, 3 January 2008 (EST)
maybe I will get time this weekend to look at this. 75.161.54.167 20:32, 3 January 2008 (EST)

Rottweillers v Guns

PJR finally gives up on AS. Susanpurrrrr ... 04:33, 2 January 2008 (EST)

You know, rottweilers sound like a kind of gun. Something like a tommy gun. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:44, 2 January 2008 (EST)
What I love is the position assfly has talked himself into - he is literally advocating leaving loaded firearms where unsupervised teenagers have access to them!!! He's so freakin' batshit insane sometimes... humanUser talk:Human 04:48, 2 January 2008 (EST)
More to the point, he thinks the 16 year old should have a gun handy even when playing with two younger siblings in the yard, just in case. So not only should the teen have access, the teen should have it with them. --Kels 06:41, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Kels, that's just plain daft why should it be the reponsibility of the teens to protect the baby? They should learn to stand on their own two feet and we should arm babies at birth so that they can protect themselves not only from dangerous dogs, but child abusers and nurses trying to vaccinate them against their will. Even better, every pregnant woman should have a derringer rammed up their womb so that the foetuses can protect themselves from evil liberal atheistic abortionists. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 14:26, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Then, of course, we'll have to give guns to the dogs so they can protect themselves . . . Master Bra'tacKree! 14:28, 2 January 2008 (EST)
What makes CP so crazy is that they don't just portray the conservative POV; they oppose everything liberals agree with or support. It's like Reductio ad Hitlerum with liberals. If liberals agree that mathematics works, it must be t3h evil plot! Breathing required for survival? That's just what the gay feminist liberal communist Nazis from Wikipedia want you to think! assume a=a 14:37, 2 January 2008 (EST)
First time I see the term, actually, but it fits perfectly. Anything the liberals touch automatically becomes bad (or at least tainted) in the eyes of Andy and some of his "Yessir!" sysops. --Sid 14:45, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Provocateur of the week

One of the news in the article page is about JakeC driving a wedge caught in a row between Andy and PJR. There, Andy 'candidates' him to provocateur of the week. Should we take his idea and have a weekly contest for CP troll editor of the week? (and no, my nick here has nothing to do with it) Ed @CP and RW 10:18, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Andy would constantly win, wouldn't he? He trolled heavily on the Dawkins talk page, main page on gun control (AT LEAST, bet he's done it dozens of times there with other "kittens are full of vitamin C so that's why I'm right" reasoning), and he's right now trolling on Archaeopteryx and Fred Hoyle articles. He is the master, we all must lern frum hiz mudkipping. NorsemanWassail! 10:36, 2 January 2008 (EST)
I'm curious, what does the kitten and vitamin C comment refer to? NightFlare 12:11, 2 January 2008 (EST)
I don't think it has anything to do with anything, and I suspect that's the point. Master Bra'tacKree! 12:14, 2 January 2008 (EST)
And here was I wondering if it had something to do with vaccines or abortion. NightFlare 12:32, 2 January 2008 (EST)
It can refer to anything insane. Like, for instance, eating kittens calms hysterical women from having abortions. It makes no sense, but it proves your point! NorsemanWassail! 14:34, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Vitamin C? Pah. Brawndo is what kittens crave! It's got electrolytes! (And yes, I have to think of that scene and the movie in general a lot whenever I read discussions like the Dawkins one.) --Sid 14:37, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Andy's output of one week would last for at least a month. Aside from Hoyle, Dawkins, Archaeopteryx, you also have to remember his secular explanation of secular secularism and his revert orgy in the "Evangelical atheist" (or however it's named) article. The latter of course also has some nice talk page fallout, if I recall correctly. --Sid 14:19, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Yeah, but it looks like that's calmed down now. "Calmed down" meaning Andy gave a perfect demonstration of last wordism by saying the debate was over and anyone who comments after him is engaging in last wordism themselves and is probably a liberal. assume a=a 14:42, 2 January 2008 (EST)
After reading the last week's edits, I figured Andy was a crazy person, and had lost not only his bearings, but likely had a rod punch through the crank shaftwild ass guess! (did I get that right? my ex-bf knows more about cars than me, and I'm kind of putting together bits and pieces of bad stuff). I also considered making a wiki, where I could control all the content similar to Andy, but only on a more crazy scale, basically to the max. Then I realized, that it would be a lot of work, and Conservapedia is already 99% to the max of what I was thinking about anyways. It would just be fun I think to totally parody him with entirely serious satire. --Eira yay! 14:49, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Your mechanical terminology is a little off, but your eval;uation of Andy is dead on. PFoster 14:53, 2 January 2008 (EST)
I most certainly did not mess up my mechanical terminology. Dr. Andrew McKalson-Sotherly says that the rod is encased in a crnkshaft, and that's good enough for most people. I mean, it is a shaft, right? What els would go in it? You must have gotten such a crazy liberale idea of how engines work, because of the athiestic schoolling you had at the hands of our detestable liberal education system! I don't think there is anything more to say on this topic. Loking at the work you have done far, you show a complete lack of the intelagence necessary to provide any meaningful comment to mainspace articles, and only come here to cause disruption by endlessly debating iirrelevant points that are already proven. This conversation is done! Although, I imagine you will atempt some sort of last-word-ism! --Eira yay! 15:14, 2 January 2008 (EST)
LMAO. You made my day. This is what happens when poor innocent historians get a testosterone rush and begin to believe that they know something about the workings of the internal-combustion engine. PFoster 15:17, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Funny post aside, it's the crankcase the rod breaks through after the bearing is shot. BTDT, twice ;) humanUser talk:Human 15:16, 2 January 2008 (EST)

This is an obvious attack on my person... continuing to do so will get you banned, if you don't start providing quality content to pages, rather than simpy attaking me in the talk pages. You're using the terminollogy that the Mechanic Activists are trying to push into the Amercan public. It's a shaft, and it always a shaft. A "case" is a portable container of items, and since it is not a moving part of the engine, it can't possibly be a case. --Eira yay! 15:29, 2 January 2008 (EST)

I think Andy is just reloading for his Final Post of Doom or something. The sudden appearance of an actual list of edits must have startled him. My guess: He's now scanning ALL of Jake's edits for signs of "not approved" behavior, and then, when Jake replies to Andy's post listing them, Karajou will conveniently swoop in to deliver the killing blow. --Sid 14:51, 2 January 2008 (EST)
TK must have been Andy's sanity filter. TK would never have let most of the recent discussions get as far as they have, but without him Andy now just goes off the deep-end and says the first crazy thing that enters his head. I think that Tmtoulouse is actually using Andy as a subject for his PhD or something. A fascinating case study. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 15:02, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Indeed, it's one of the most advanced cases of conservative hysteria on record. assume a=a 15:05, 2 January 2008 (EST)
It's almost like another episode of Left Behind. Editors keep "disappearing", and I have a feeling the big showdown with the anti Christ may be coming. BTW, I want to play the antiChrist, so don't get any ideas. User:PalMD
If you're the anti-Christ, can I be your lawyer? assume a=a 15:35, 2 January 2008 (EST)
"I think that Tmtoulouse is actually using Andy as a subject for his PhD" - actually, I think he is more likely to work on a study of the structure and "rules" of RW for a thesis.wild ass guess! But that's just a wild-ass guess. humanUser talk:Human 17:06, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Here's another provocateur. By the way, what's this? T3hFishReturns is not using my MO. What kind of a crap wannabe policeman is Karajou? Auld Nick 19:02, 2 January 2008 (EST)
The same kinda policeman who thinks that every German IP is used exclusively by me? --Sid 19:07, 2 January 2008 (EST)
The more Karajou contributes to CP, the more he reinforces my image of him as the dumb grunt. What a clown! Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 19:26, 2 January 2008 (EST)

I liked this from teh assfly: "Are you suggesting we delete the esteemed Sir Fred Hoyle's conclusion..." So now foreign titular honors mean something on CP? Hoyle isn't that esteemed, really, he's a bit of a crank... Oh, wait! That's why ashfly lurves him! humanUser talk:Human 20:43, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Aaaaaaaaaaand Jake gets a block, followed by Jose instantly ejaculating onto his grave. Seriously, is Andy even trying to appear as if he has some shred of evidence for his version? --Sid 21:55, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Uh oh, looks like the block came too late... Andy's record-level lunacy on that page are beginning to draw attention from other editors. UchihaKATON! 22:06, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Andy ups the ante: "I don't have time to hunt down every link that someone puts up on a talk page. [...] If you can't explain the "flaws" in Hoyle's work in your own words here, then forget about it." - this issue is getting more and more ridiculous. --Sid 22:08, 2 January 2008 (EST)
And I have to add... "Hoyle, by the way, was the preeminent British scientist of the 20th century.--Aschlafly" Wow, end of story!!! (empahasis added). humanUser talk:Human 23:02, 2 January 2008 (EST)
As a British person, let me say I think our country can probably do better. Francis Crick springs to mind for his Nobel Prize winning work. Stephen Hawking is another candidate, having not only contributed significant theory and proof to his own field but also a big contribution to the public understanding and appreciation of science. Hoyle on the other hand, and lets be fair to him, is a gimp. --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 23:12, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Hawking is British? I never checked his nationality before... good to know! But even accepting Andy's claim as truth... what does it say? Not much. Is the world's greatest astronomer ever also great in completely unrelated fields of study? Sorry, but "preeminent British scientist" doesn't mean anything because there isn't just "science" as one field of research. Even if Hoyle was honored with such a title for his astronomy stuff, it wouldn't give him any authority in other fields of research. --Sid 23:22, 2 January 2008 (EST)
It must have been his American accent that is throwing people off. Of note, Hawking's joking about his accent is very amusing (look up what he's said about a french accent). If you read [1] you'll note that he's also a Dr. Who fan. Which is worse, his American accent or talking like a Dalek? --Shagie 17:24, 3 January 2008 (EST)
Ahem. [2]. Need I say more? --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 17:28, 3 January 2008 (EST)
Pffftt... You're British, so your opinion only counts when it agrees with America. Or at least that's how it works in Andyland. --Eira yay! 01:40, 3 January 2008 (EST)

Yeah, I surprising number of mathematicians and physicists who have big important things named after them are British. I'm thinking Turing [Test|Completeness], Hawking Radiation, Penrose Networks, etc. etc. I've sometimes wondered if this is an artefact of particular vanity amongst British intellectuals :D --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 23:48, 2 January 2008 (EST)

It seems T3hFishReturns didn't like being confused with Auld Nick and decided to clarify. assume a=a 23:55, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Jinxmchue

Apparently, Jinxmchue at Wikipedia moved over to Conservapedia (see his user account there) because he found liberal bias (read: he didn't like the business about "Of Pandas and People"). He keeps complaining that he got blocked on Wikipedia because of his views, but he really got blocked for being massively disruptive. And, for someone who retired from Wikipedia, he managed to come back and cause trouble.

I asked him if he had any plans to edit constructively, but he said I was disruptively trolling and should have been blocked. I should have kept Jinxmchue's entire IP address range blocked at Wikipedia. Luckily for him, he found a place on Conservapedia to bitch about it. Apparently, "attempting to keep order" is the same thing as "bias". --Elkman 16:58, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Ah, I noticed your post on CP, I think, when I read through Jinxmchue's "Oh noes, teh unfair!" gig. Welcome to The Other Place (which shall not be named on CP, with the acronym "RW" used in extreme cases :P)!
CP has become a place for disgruntled Wikipedians to get a comforting hug, it seems. There was also some dude semi-recently who whined about his Christian Ubuntu article or something being deleted, citing anti-Christian bias.
You're just one of the Evil Wikipedians, so don't expect most of the senior members of CP to treat you fairly. Since you found this article, you most likely got a good impression of just how crazy they are. Maybe it's better this way: Give them another wiki to rant - if anything, they'll be distracted for a while... at least until they realize that they joined a club led by loons. --Sid 17:38, 2 January 2008 (EST)
BTW, Ed_Poor will welcome you with open arms. Watch out.162.82.215.199 17:44, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Andy got real quiet after LardoBolger pointed out his sob story of sysop abuse on CP. He can't reply in favor of Jinx without agreeing that his own site is much worse. An apology my ass. Lawl! NorsemanWassail! 18:53, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Andy and guns

Given how much of a dick asshole imbecile Andy is, I wonder if he's ever actually fired a gun. Or if he owns one. Or if he's even touched one. If he hadn't one this, the irony would be sickening. --Ζωροάστρης 20:36, 2 January 2008 (EST)

The irony isn't already sickening? assume a=a 21:17, 2 January 2008 (EST)
I'm almost ashamed to say that I have fired a gun — and enjoyed it :(. --Linus(plot evil tech) 22:16, 2 January 2008 (EST)
I don't see why you should be ashamed of that. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with guns or other weapons of war. I've fired an air rifle myself, at paper targets. I've also had occasion to practice a little light archery which I didn't enjoy terribly much. The problem is in assuming that actually carrying a gun makes you safer in any way, or that firing a gun at a person is a trivial thing to be doing rather than an act with grave (no pun intended) moral consequences.
I don't have a problem with people shooting guns at targets for recreation, and I don't necessarily have a problem with people firing guns at wild animals for recreation at least until such time as we sort out the horrible travesty of animal welfare that is industrial meat production. What I do object to, and what I think other people of sound mind ought to object to, is the routine ownership and carrying of handguns that serve no other purpose than to injure and kill human beings. I don't want to live in a society like that, and having had a gun pointed at me in the USA for no more fault than being a scruffy looking backpacker asking to use a phone briefly for a local call (something which British life primed me to believe would be OK with everyone in the world, and that I might even be offered a mug of coffee if I happened to choose an especially nice house, considering it was pissing it down with rain at the time) only hardens my opinion that the sort of paranoia that goes hand in hand with gun ownership is the worst thing a society can possibly inflict on itself. --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 22:33, 2 January 2008 (EST)
That happened to you? My sympathies. At least you got off luckier than that Japanese student who got gunned down under siumialr circumstances... --Gulik 23:04, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Yeah, I haven't heard about that particular incident, but I can well believe it. On the other hand, I had some particularly nice experiences on the same trip too. In one instance, in New York state, a guy invited me back to his house to wash my clothes and fed me left over grapes and cheese, then later went out of his way to drive me back to town. In this case the balance of trust was reversed, he could have been seeking to kill me or otherwise do bad things to me, and I had no idea where his house was if I needed to beat a hasty retreat, but these things are such ridiculously remote possibilities it only crossed my mind for a fraction of a second. Perspective I guess.
People are generally nice to other people. A few people shared beer with me that trip (I was too young to legally buy alcohol in the US at the time) and one group shared their pot, for which I was most grateful, and traded some chocolate brownies in return :D As long as you remember that the stuff you see on the news is the exception, not the rule, things generally turn out nicely. --JeēvsYour signature uses all my CPU time... 23:28, 2 January 2008 (EST)

The real 90/10 rule

Here's what the 90/10 rule actually means:
Nonconformist activity, such as 90% logic and only 10% sysop worship, will give the sysops an excuse to block you.
Perhaps I should suggest they change it? All for the sake of accuracy, of course. Nods.gif assume a=a 22:22, 2 January 2008 (EST)
The real rule is 90% assfly doesn't like, 10% go to hell. It has never been "scientific" or "mathematical", it has always been "as the sysops wish". humanUser talk:Human 22:48, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Personally, I wonder how you apply 90/10 to [3]. Must everyone start with a 9 main namespace edits before they can talk? "Hello, I'm John" ... "BZZT! Goodbye!" Kirkburn 23:59, 2 January 2008 (EST)
Well, I think the 90/10 thing there was just an excuse to get rid of him—not that they need one. Losnam was pretty blatantly trolling, after all. assume a=a 00:15, 3 January 2008 (EST)
And note the language used here: [[4]]. Violating the "spirit" of the 90/10 rule.— Unsigned, by: Slink / talk / contribs
Ah yes, I forgot Spirit trumps Reality :) Kirkburn 19:22, 3 January 2008 (EST)

When even Creationist Sites Disagree: Archaeopteryx

Check out the lively rearguard action (and losing battle) by Assfly to defend the hoaxiness of Archaeopteryx, maintain that Sir Fred Hoyle (Sir Fred?) is "the greatest British scientist of the 20th century" and confirm our suspicion that something about the label "creationist" rubs the Andy the wrong way. Phillip Rayment is going a bit out on a limb here isn't he?PoorEd 15:41, 3 January 2008 (EST)

I don't know if Hoyle was really the greatest British scientist of the 20th century, but he sure did a great job of defining the rules of card games. (Or was that a different Hoyle? Does it make a difference?) --Elkman 17:10, 3 January 2008 (EST)
I'd argue Watson and Crick, or Hawking, but as we know astronomy and genetics are just some of the many tools of the devil. Stile4aly 19:58, 3 January 2008 (EST)
Without Alan Turing, on the off-chance that there would even BE an Internet, we'd probably be posting to it in German. --Gulik 04:08, 4 January 2008 (EST)

A mispelling in the search box led me to an interesting article: Transitional fossil. How has this piece of evolutionist propaganda not been pwned yet?? UchihaKATON! 12:50, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Good question. How long will it take them to read this and delete or bowlderize the article? CP tries not to leave any contrary evidence in their own fossil record. PoorEd 15:35, 4 January 2008 (EST)

New Gwenson

Did you know what cp just did? Insult over 5,000 people, thats what! --I AM FROM NEW GWENSON 18:42, 3 January 2008 (EST)

Curses! I was about to do just that. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום
...and what did Liberapedia think of your antics? Other than the big black "Delete" template, I mean. UchihaKATON! 19:45, 3 January 2008 (EST)

How to get around a ban

I was unfairly banned at Conservapedia and I need to find a way around it. -- Jose83

What, you think you're the first one? --BillOhannitygodvelocity. 22:02, 3 January 2008 (EST)
Aw, be nice. Welcome to the club (except for the "needing to go back) part! humanUser talk:Human 22:04, 3 January 2008 (EST)
I'm fairly certain that the open intent to sock is going to look great on your resume (and you aren't the only CP member who keeps an eye on RW). CP actually has a "If you get blocked" guideline for "unfair" blocks, although I wouldn't expect miracles (not saying that it's hopeless, but the "unblock after unfair block" ratio is quite low). Also keep in mind: "Blocked users creating 'sock puppets' will be blocked again. Infinitely." --Sid 22:28, 3 January 2008 (EST)
So be smarter than the average bear, and use a proxy, or at least a different IP address! --Gulik 04:09, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Now do you realize how ridiculous the reasons people get banned for on CP are? Well, welcome to the "dark side". Pull up your open proxies, get some socks, and try your hand at the subtle art of parody! assume a=a 15:43, 4 January 2008 (EST)

So, what about the homeschoolers?

Supposedly, Conservapedia is supposed to be a more accurate resource for kids who are being homeschooled. It's free of all of those damaging inaccuracies that Wikipedia has, such as liberalism. And, there's no chance that someone will vandalize an article with a picture of a wriggling, erect penis.

So, I checked out Conservapedia's entry on Minneapolis, to compare it with wikipedia:Minneapolis. The current version of the article tells us these facts:

  • It's the largest city in Minnesota, and along with St. Paul, they form the Twin Cities. (They got this part right.)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show took place in Minneapolis. (True, but probably not the most important things to say about the city.)
  • It's one of the top 5 cleanest cities in the world. (I guess the light rail system and all the bike trails paid off.) The "Reerences" section says it was published in Forbes Magazine.
  • The Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings play in Minneapolis. (The Vikings article mentions their "love boat" scandal, but fails to mention how the Vikings always choke in the playoffs.)

That's all they have to say about Minneapolis. There's no mention about how the town started. The article doesn't mention anything about the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls, or Father Louis Hennepin's discovery of the falls. And if someone wanted to know why Minneapolis grew and prospered, Conservapedia wouldn't tell them about how Fort Snelling spurred the growth of the city and how the falls provided waterpower for the flour mills. Conservapedia doesn't say anything about General Mills and Pillsbury. Even Wikipedia's very first revision of the article, from November 1, 2001, provides more context than the Conservapedia version.

I don't know if Conservapedia really thinks they're going to replace Wikipedia as a resource for kids who are getting a better education at home too sheltered to go to public schools, but I hope those parents have a better resource than Conservapedia for their kids' education. Goodness knows that Conservapedia can't tell their kids much about cp:puberty. --Elkman 00:23, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Feel better? Lurker 00:31, 4 January 2008 (EST)
I do. humanUser talk:Human 00:56, 4 January 2008 (EST)
It's not incomplete, it's concise.Shangrala 03:01, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Elkman, ever feel like you're preaching to the converted? Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 03:04, 4 January 2008 (EST)
"It's not stupid--it's advanced!" -- The Almighty Tallest. --Gulik 04:11, 4 January 2008 (EST)
CP isn't really a learning resource, and I don't know of anybody who actually uses it as such (excluding maybe CP fanatics, and I assume/hope that most of them only say so because they want to stay in Andy's grace). There are articles that could provide a start for research (even though pretty much all of those are inferior to WP), but the core articles are simply attack pieces. All the neutral topics are just a clever cover, which may be why they openly advocate copying from everything they can justify with "public domain", "fair use", or "owner hasn't sent DMCA yet": It dilutes the overall content and hides the attack pieces in a crowd.
Just compare the "concise" articles with the core pieces (Atheism, Theory of evolution, Homosexuality, Dawkins, etc.) For example... "Americas" (207 words, including 78 words copy-pasted from Britannica) and "Homosexuality" (17,000+ words by a quick count, not counting image captions, text in footnotes, or See Also and External Links sections). The problem with the latter isn't even the length, but rather what it says. CP claims to be "neutral to the facts", and conveniently enough, the ultra-conservative-Christian point of view just happens to be the completely factual one, according to them...
And the sysops defend their attack pieces against factual additions to the death. Look at the talk pages of evolution, atheism, or even evangelical atheism or that silly archeosomething bird. So nah, CP is not an educational site, but rather an attack site with some shiny gift-wrapping. --Sid 07:57, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Amen, bro. Praise the Lord and pass the amunition. PoorEd 09:00, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Iowa

I don't really know much about the process down there, but I was amused by one thing I read this morning that, despite coming in third, Hillary managed to get twice as many votes as Huckabee. So #3 for Dems is worth two Repub #1's. --Kels 06:51, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Look closely. Huckabee recieved two more delegate votes than Hillary (and the Dems started with 17 more votes anyway). She might have gotten twice as many actual votes, but I doubt it, unless there were two or three times as many Democrats voting. Lastly, the Dem vote was spread between 3 candidates (Biden, Dodd, Gravel, and Kucinich got 0 delegate votes) whereas the Republicans were split between two main candidates (Huckabee and Romney) and three "minor" candidates (Thompson, McCain, and Paul). Researcher might be able to enlighten us on what this all means, but as far as I can tell, Hillary didn't get twice of anything, and even if she did it wouldn't mean anything. Lurker 13:40, 4 January 2008 (EST)
From what the papers say, there actually were twice as many Dems voting as Repubs. Apparently Hillary pulled 67,000 to the Huckster's almost 36,000. --Kels 17:29, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Democrats, in, I think all fifty States, outnumber Republicans in registered voters. In Caucuses and Primaries, you usually must vote your own registered party. In general elections, in recent decades, about 35% of Democrats will vote for the Republican candidate, so it makes absolutely no difference how many "more" votes any particular candidate pulls in these caucuses/primaries. The only matter of note in Iowa was that Hillary did indeed lose. Watch the next two or three primaries, and if the trend continues it will connote dissatisfaction of a greater degree than has been previously discerned in polling, etc. --TK/MyTalk 17:37, 4 January 2008 (EST)
I remember reading an analysis about a year back when it became clear Obama would likely look for the nomination (maybe not so long ago, but it sure seems like a year) that suggested if Hillary lost the first primary, she'd keep going long enough to make it look good, then resign and throw her weight behind Obama. And that's an awful lot of money and connections, regardless of what you think of her personally. A lot of people never expected her to win the nomination anyway, and chalk it up to strategy that she's running in the first place. Along the lines of people pay attention to what she does, then she gets to be kingmaker. --Kels 21:15, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Gives me faith in the electoral system. Lurker 21:22, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Well, I'm Canadian, and we don't go through all the strangeness of the primary season. Parties choose their leaders whenever they see the need (often after an election they lost, so they can get a fresh face), then that's who runs. You don't have a different face every time. --Kels 22:18, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Socialism

There's a lovely little war going on re socialism @ the moment. Susanclaw! ... 14:49, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Nice. Did you see that it took them almost a full day to remove that intro that was basically an argument in support of socialism? That's slow even for them. assume a=a 15:22, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Still missing RobSmith who was the subversion checker over there. CЯacke®

Conservapedia does not contain gossip

Someone just forgot to tell Ed. --BillOhannitygodvelocity. 18:11, 4 January 2008 (EST)

He's too busy worrying about personal attacks over here. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 18:48, 4 January 2008 (EST)
It's a rather bizarre BreakingSNooze item, even for CP...--WJThomas 19:36, 4 January 2008 (EST)
He even used the word "gossip" in his edit summary. Think anyone will dare to file an abuse report of this? assume a=a 20:25, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Well, Andy kinda sorta is okay with it. --Sid 20:49, 4 January 2008 (EST)

I'm sort of amused that he takes Brittney as an example of how one lesbian kiss can lead to your downfall, but seems oblivious to the fact that the other half of that kiss is doing pretty well for herself, thankyouverymuch. --21:25, 4 January 2008 (EST)

That's a much better correlation than he usually gets. Why, when one in a million public school students shoots somebody, blAndy feels comfortable condemning the whole system as Eeee-vil. In this case, 50% of lesbian kisses leads to public nudity, drunkeness, and baldness. Score!--WJThomas 21:35, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Non-Brittney girls with shaved heads are pretty hot anyway. --Kels 21:52, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Ok everyone: it's spelled Britney. Andy, I'm talking to you, too! Lurker 01:07, 5 January 2008 (EST)

Evolution of the horse

cp:User:Coventry now has to prove how the horse evolved using only the scientific method. So says Karajou. [5] Film at eleven. Oh, and they're arguing having a civil debate about Pastafarianism. Long live the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Master Bra'tacKree! 19:38, 4 January 2008 (EST)

I'm assuming that Karajou can prove that horses were intelligently designed. Otherwise his logic here would make no sense. And I took the liberty of finding the information myself, since it took a 2 second google search: http://chem.tufts.edu/science/evolution/HorseEvolution.htm --BillOhannitygodvelocity. 20:17, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Looks like Coventry's been axed. Big surprise, huh? --Gulik 23:32, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Uncategorized pages

Remember that nice drive CP had to categorize all their pages? (Even though they never actually did, since {{fact}} and {{uncited}} adds categories and takes them off the list anyway). And then remember when someone made a lot of stupid and annoying edits to the RC text and the sidebar, like completely hiding the useful links or moving them far down on the screen? Guess what?.... Lurker 22:13, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Freedom777's article

His article on Intelligent design is impressive - much longer than the average CP article and much better than Conservative's Homosexuality ramblings. Credit when credit is due etc. Will it be published? Or will Archaeopteryx-is-a-hoax-Andy find something wrong with it? Ed @CP and RW 06:47, 5 January 2008 (EST)

OK from a quick glance it is slightly better structured than Ken's homphobic drivel but I would have thought that after all this time he would have standardised on a style for quotes etc., sorted out all the bad links and only used images once. I wonder how Ken would feel if it became the most viewed article instead of Homophobia? Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 07:11, 5 January 2008 (EST)
Maybe we'll see more articles like "Homosexuality and zodiacal signs", he'll merge all the "Homosexuality and..." into one giant abomination, he'll get Freedom777 blocked and/or important e-mails will be sent. NightFlareSpeak, mortal 07:19, 5 January 2008 (EST)
...*plays the Power Rangers theme* Homosexuality Megazord, activate! --Sid 08:58, 5 January 2008 (EST)

Wealth and faith

Andy wrote: "Scarcity seems to lead more people to faith, while wealth can pull people away from faith". Note the use of can. It is clear that in Andy's case it won't. He isn't about to give all his money away. Others who want to find their way back to faith can get rid of their wealth by giving it to Andy so he won't have to get a proper job. That's how this religion scam thing works. Con others into giving you their wealth by telling them it isn't good for them. Auld Nick 13:11, 5 January 2008 (EST)

Or even work at trying to improve his personal blog for no reward. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 13:22, 5 January 2008 (EST)
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P --TK/MyTalk 15:21, 5 January 2008 (EST)

It always amuses me that the "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" verse never seems to apply to those with money. Stile4aly 15:32, 5 January 2008 (EST)

Viva socialismo. --Linus(plot evil tech) 15:48, 5 January 2008 (EST)
It applies to all those libruls with money but not the righteous conservatives. Susanclaw! ... 16:08, 5 January 2008 (EST)
Among the wealthy, it applies equally, conservative and liberal, since they are not bound by God's laws. People who use their "religion" or politics to hate, like Andy, will never know this, and will always be on the outside. I wonder how Pat Robertson or Falwell Jr., view Andy's statement! --TK/MyTalk 16:23, 5 January 2008 (EST)