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::::::A party that still has supporters, conventions, meetings, and still want justice in the world. Don't tell me you agree with Conservapedia on this? --<font face="serif">[[User:Beishanlong|<span style="color:red">Beishanlong</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Beishanlong|<span style="color:green">grandis</span>]]</sup></font> 19:05, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
 
::::::A party that still has supporters, conventions, meetings, and still want justice in the world. Don't tell me you agree with Conservapedia on this? --<font face="serif">[[User:Beishanlong|<span style="color:red">Beishanlong</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Beishanlong|<span style="color:green">grandis</span>]]</sup></font> 19:05, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
 
:::::::Loonies, feel-good grandstanding exercises, and whine-fests, more like. Justice? Give me a break. Reds would not know justice if it bit most of their south ends off. {{User:ListenerX/sig0}} 19:16, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
 
:::::::Loonies, feel-good grandstanding exercises, and whine-fests, more like. Justice? Give me a break. Reds would not know justice if it bit most of their south ends off. {{User:ListenerX/sig0}} 19:16, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
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::::::::Why would you characterize all such people in that way? True, there are idiots out there who claim to be communist, and have no idea what that entails. Justice? I'm sorry, I didn't know that you were opposed to justice and liberty, civil rights for all people and the end of discrimination, be it Classism, Racism, Sexism, or Agism. But I pride myself on my moral values and want for justice. Maybe ''you'' don't know what Communism is, but I have a fairly good idea. And so what. If loving people, wanting to end all this evil in the world, and fighting against prejudices is so wrong, then I don't care. I still do it because it is what I believe is right. I gladly fight for communism, not because of impressive imperialism, but because I believe in the better side of people. So fine, retain what you ''believe'' Communism is, I can't stop you. You can continue to be ignorant. In teh immortal words of [[John Lennon]], "Maybe I am a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". --<font face="serif">[[User:Beishanlong|<span style="color:red">Beishanlong</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Beishanlong|<span style="color:green">grandis</span>]]</sup></font> 19:41, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
  
 
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For anyone who misses DeanS

(which is probably just me) this is probably why he hasn't been around lately.

Don't know if you'll see this, but my most sincere condolences to you, Dean. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 18:59, 18 June 2009 (UTC)


Likewise, my heart goes out to you, Dean. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 19:17, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Sincerest condolences as well, Dean. AndyToad.gifNorsemanCyser Melomel 19:25, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I'll toss in my sympathy as well. That sucks pretty bad. --Kels 19:26, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Aw, man, that's a downer. :( My condolences as well. --Sid 19:31, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Damn, that sucks. I hope he has plenty of friends and family around to support him in what must be a difficult time. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:51, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Major bummer. Czolgolz 20:11, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
That ain't good. I guess this far down the word's will have lost their effect, but anyway, I offer my sincerest condolences. EddyP 20:14, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Mee too. Mountain Blue 20:52, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Sad, sad news. Toffeeman 20:49, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I send my condolences too. I believe she actually posted on CP once or twice - "the wife of Crocoite" I think she described herself. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 21:27, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Sad news indeed. Sorry for your loss. FlareTalk 22:25, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
That's a lovely card. I hope he sees it. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:15, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Deepest sympathy, Dean. RW and CP are always at daggers with one another, but at the end of the day we're all in this together. SJ Debaser 10:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I dont know if Dean reads here but I'll let him know that because I am facing something and I know how he must feel. What is helping me is havings friends and family to lean on so Dean, make sure you keep yourself supported. Big love, Ace McWickedi9 23:18, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Dittos. Keep the faith. CЯacke® 00:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

My condolesces, even if I am not exactly qualified to comment on the loss of spouse. K61824What is NOT going on? 01:27, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I would think this qualifies for a simple WIGO, as in, "RationalWiki editors would like to offer their condolences to Conservapedia editor DeanS, whose wife died recently.". Any thoughts? 157.193.206.103 07:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree. In fact, if it ain't already there, I'll add it. ħumanUser talk:Human 08:05, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm a little late to this, but my sympathy as well Dean. When feuding on the internet, it's easy to forget that there are real people on the other end. I wish you well in this time of pain Dean. SirChuckBCall the FBI 09:53, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for your loss, Dean. --Edgerunner76Your views are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter 11:04, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Personally I think the WIGO on this looks like we're making fun of the situation, considering it's on a page listing all the things we find stupid and amusing on the site. I vote to take it down, and just to express sympathy here. Crundy 12:20, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
It has always been our communicating with Conservapedia, I think it is a nice and touching. I was a little teary as wrote it. Everyone should vote it up as a show of our solidarity with Dean at this time. - π 12:29, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
That's weird, I thought I added it, and included the difflink. Hmmm. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:03, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Condolences from me too. Rpeh 12:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
If everyone votes the WIGO up, it will show up in Best of CP in the future. I don't think that would be appropriate.-- Kriss AkabusiAAAWOOOGAAAR!!1 13:02, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Couldn't we just then remove it from the list? Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 13:09, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I thought the list was automatic - that's the problem. I could be wrong though.-- Kriss AkabusiAAAWOOOGAAAR!!1 13:35, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
It is there now climbing the list. Wouldn't it be nice if the highest ever WIGO was one that showed our common humanity rather than our differences? - π 13:42, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
My condolences too. --PsyGremlinWhut? 14:46, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I've never interacted with you much, but my condolences as well. Sterile oak 03:09, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

So very sorry to hear of your loss... wishing you strength through this difficult time, and brighter days in the future.. my sympathies to you Refugeetalk page 03:24, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I like how it reads (as of now): "165 RationalWiki editors would like to offer their condolences". Never thought the number would be part of the sentence... ħumanUser talk:Human 03:42, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Firefighter values

That would classify as "obvious parody", thus a pointless WIGO. Kalliumtalk 02:29, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Convergent observation found in his other edits. Perhaps a better question is how long will the actual user last? ThiehInsomnia? Masturbate till you pass out 02:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Violation of our "don't expose parody" policy --Opcn 02:49, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Should we "NO PARODY" in huge flashing red letters on the WIGO page? By pointing it out to ask how long it will last, you guarantee that it will disappear. Such edits are in a superposition (meta-edits, if you will) such that once acknowledged here, they cease to exist there (it's quanTum mechanicKs, you see). Kalliumtalk 04:19, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Basically, if an edit is made by a recently joined editor then assume it's parody and therefore not WIGOable unless one of the sysops picks it up and runs with it. It's not just about not exposing the parody, it's also that the parody on it's own is not funny unless it comes from a known loony. Otherwise who are we mocking, just some drive by editor who is not representative of CP? Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 08:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Генгис is exactly right. Acknowledging obvious trolls is not just lulz poison, it's completely pointless. They're not actually funny unless and until the cranks actively embrace them. Mountain Blue 10:20, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
And when they do, it's comedy gold. Such as when RW tried it's hand at completing the article matrix and almost suceeded, and seeing them flail about when they realise it was started as a parody and wonder whether to keep it or not even though they agree is amazing to watch. Scarlet A.pngsshole 10:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Wow, how amazing, that was so surprising. Aren't we clever how we're able to predict deletion of a page openly criticizing Andy shortly after we advertise its existence? Kalliumtalk 13:05, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Should I be offended that someone posted that to CP? It's of a higher caliber than what could be found at CP. Bad parodist! Bad! --Irrational Atheist 14:02, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Although it wouldn't be a bad idea to recreate it and build on it in a serious tone as an example. It was terrible to put on CP or WIGO but would fit nicely here, I think. Kalliumtalk 02:06, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Push to 100M by on July 4 Status Page

I spent the last couple hours cobbling together a bot to monitor the CP statistics page and provide an ongoing report about how we are doing. The stats are updated every minute and the current rate of progress is based only on the last hour of data. Currently we are lagging far behind. Fedhaji 12:02, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

We don't need stats updated every minute. Oncce a day is sufficient. Otherwise it floods our recent changes and I'll have to vandalbin it. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 12:06, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I requested it be flagged as a bot, which means that it shouldn't clutter up RC at all. Fedhaji 12:08, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
That's better. But it still doesn't need to update every minute. Surely hourly would do? Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 12:10, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I have changed it to every hour, averaging over the past day. I intended for it to be fairly quick to respond to changes in the overall rate, but I guess you are right. Fedhaji 12:17, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Anybody know if history views count as page views in this context? Mountain Blue 12:33, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
We need WesleyS back over there, categorizing and finding links for orphaned pages. They would have easily hit 100M views already. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 13:10, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, no idea what you're talking about. What am I missing? Mountain Blue 13:41, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
When I was at CP, as WesleyS, I made like 8500 edits in 5 months. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 13:50, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I had my computer running all night, viewed 15,000 pages, is there any chance the bot could be modified to feed out when we will finish at this rate? --Opcn 14:34, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm not a communist or anything but I don't really understand the point in this. Is it just for a bit of a laugh? I would have thought if they reach 100M Andy will be the one laughing? I feel sure I'm missing something obvious here. StarFish 15:47, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
It's to see Andy's reaction. 100 million site views will instantly gratify and embolden him. It will become serious business, and the true insightz will flow like wine.
I was thinking about notifying local New Jersey news networks. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 16:24, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
What, are you from New Jersey? Time evil Phantom! 16:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
No, but I was thinking that might not come up... "Hi, I'm calling to report the wild success of New Jersey local Andrew Schlafly's on-line encyclopedia, which recently surpassed the amazing milestone of up serving 100 million page views of Christian, family-friendly truth. I thought it might be appropriate for you to do a story on this local hero." Something to that effect. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 16:35, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I do not condone any sort of wandalism / page bumping. That said, one should recall Andy's consternation when the last wiki upgrade was done. The page count is stored individually for each page, and for the site. Different counters - but they get updated at the same time. When a page is deleted, it doesn't reduce the site counter by that much. However, when the wiki software is updated, the site counter is set to the sum of the page counters. Andy was a bit disappointed to see the page count for the site drop (I think he called it a liberal counting scheme or something like that, though by all accounts, it is likely a more conservative one). If one was to bump the site count with a page that would be deleted for having too high a page count and Andy trumpets the 10M number, when the software is upgraded and it drops below 10M (anyone want to do the actual count? I know a number of high volume pages have been deleted) we can once again enjoy his disappointment at dropping below another imaginary number. --Shagie 16:37, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

For those of you wondering I use firefox with the iMacros add on, I set the macro to go to )i.e. click on) random page every time a page finishes loading. I also went under the edit menu to preferences, then to the content tab, and shutoff pictures javascript and java and that speeds it up and uses less bandwidth --Opcn 16:41, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure it doesn't really matter, but I'd try to be a bit moar discreet. "If I was going to bump page views, this is how I would do it...etc...but of course, I wouldn't do that". — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 16:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Speaking of which, should those of us who might or might not be operating clickbots spread out the traffic among a number of pages or aim en masse for a single page (such as Law Terms D, per above discussion)? In the interest of traffic maximization in the face of burning, I think we should spread it out, but inflating a single embarrassing page of our choosing has a certain appeal. Also, is there a page (or pages) that contribute to view count but minimize server load? The number of views we might or might not be generating is around 4/sec, and we do not want to bring the site down or degrade it significantly. Fedhaji 17:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
In the interest of reducing bandwidth consumption on both ends, disabling image loading is an excellent route (especially if you're using Firefox & ReloadEvery, for example), or not accessing monstrous pages like Evolution or Alger Hiss. PubliusTalk 17:35, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

100 mil? cratcratcratcratcrat oh pleeeeeeeeeeez! The Emperor Kneel before Zod! 17:12, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Law terms D is a great target largely because there is so little on the page, but I think perhaps the whole law terms list might be a good idea. Just now D with out pictures took 2 seconds to load, I, C, and K all load in under half a second. If we tried with Alger Hiss then we would crash out the server and no one wants that, I used to hate the CP server, the one that was slow as mud, I do not want to recreate that experience for others. --Opcn 17:42, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Aren't we aiming 100 Mil on July 4th instead of by that day? Thieh"6+18=24" 17:31, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes. I am not sure how to manage this, though. I propose that everyone stops at, say, 6 hours before we hit the 100M mark, whenever that is, then we can sit and cool our jets until midnight EDT, July 4, and then make the final sprint in the early hours of the 4th. If I invested some time in making a nice GUI-licious downloadable tool to automatically do clicks and manage this throttling, would people download it? Fedhaji 17:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
As we get close to 100M we can slow down, if its the 3rd and we are at 97M there is so way we can make it --Opcn 17:42, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't stop too close to 100M, as there is (surprisingly) actual web traffic on the site that may cause 100M to be achieved too early. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 17:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Having this occur on the 4th of July is a must. It will push Andy into a patriotic state of delirium...he will be completely overcome. The ensuing insights will be priceless. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 17:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I am changing the section title now. ThiehAhh! my eyes!! 17:47, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Bot back up

Bot was not tolerant of occasional HTTP errors and went down. Now it is back. Fedhaji 17:15, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Minor issue

I'll preface this by whining about how I'd don't approve of this sort of thing, especially using the wiki to discuss it. Which isn't to say that I don't find the goal funny. With those delightfully contradictory statements out of the way, aren't DoS attacks illegal? Not that this is one, and people are even actively trying to make sure they don't break the CP server (well, someone mentioned it, at least), but the activities might look like a DoS thing, which might have repercussions. I'm probably wrong, of course. I do acknowledge that this isn't "vandalism", or "trying to mess up a website", by the way. The "plan" is to actually give the site owner some more of what he likes to boast about, as far as I can tell. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:49, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I mentioned that earlier. It's an awful lot of trouble to make Andy smile. --Kels 20:04, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I believe the current pace is just fine to satisfy the goal and the server's response is well within normal limits. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 20:10, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I was curious about the legality as well. I don't think they're illegal in the US, but they are in Sweden and the UK. In any event, your ISP can get rid of you for doing it. Are there guidelines for what's appropriate for number of requests per second? Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 20:26, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Great. I clicked on the next CP link I saw and got "503: The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later." Coinkydink, I'm sure, but still... ħumanUser talk:Human 20:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I saw that. But it's back up now. Fedhaji 20:46, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I was having a hard time reading articles because of that. I'm glad CP is back so I can keep reading. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 21:06, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Slow Down!!

I just got a 503 error on 7 out of 10 tries, we have to slow down, even if we cannot make it. Anyone who is working with random pages, or with  K e n  D o l l 's homosexual anthologies has to stop permanently, stick to small pages please. Keeping CP up is more important than reaching 100M by the 4th --Opcn 21:48, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Andy is making threatening noises

This may just be a coincidence, but a half hour ago Andy created this, talking about the illegality of bots. He seems to be bothered by our 4th of July celebration. Now we've been through this before—it's in the archives somewhere—but CP is not a "protected computer" in the sense of Federal law. Also, there is no "intent to defraud", and there is no "obtain[ing] anything of value", and the value, if there were any, is not "more than $ 5,000", and that there is no intent to "obtain or alter information in the computer that the accesser is not entitled so to obtain or alter". But other than that, Andy is, as usual, right on target. Gauss 01:46, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Andy read your own rules:
The operation of unauthorized wiki-bots is prohibited*. *Search engine and read only bots are exempt from this Commandment. To get authorization please post a note on User_talk:Aschlafly, stating what the bot will do, what username it will be under, and whether you have a working prototype. Bot owners are responsible for their bots' actions.
They are read only bots, but seriously if you are going to do this you can't interfere with the normal, smooth operation of the site. So keep the clicks down to a pace where you can't be reasonably accused of a DoS attack. - π 02:06, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Also it says "exceeded authorized access", requesting a page does not exceeded authorized access, as any one can do that. - π 02:09, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

It's not a coincidence, TK told him the ebil librul vandal site was gonna run scripts to muck up his site. Who knows how much "truth" was involved in what TK told Andy, since We all (us and TK) know Andy doesn't read here, but presumably, Andy and others have been seeing the 503's too, and are konfused. TK explained. This reads like an episode of Schlafly Doo. But it's what is really happening. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:29, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Seems plausible. Also, we now have this. Fedhaji 02:47, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I think:
Defendants need to something more than merely using a public website in the manner it was intended to be liable under the CFAA.
might be applicable but I don't understand what it means. ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! DO YOU SPEAK IT? - π 02:54, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Meanwhile, he has yet to respond to my formal complaint of accusation of fraud on his site by a senior admin... f'ing twerp. Certified letter goes out Monday if he ain't on it... ħumanUser talk:Human 03:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Wow, you can do that (Complaining to whom? Send a legal demand letter to Andy demanding to remove your name from the site? I would be surprised if he actually cares) ? No wonder everyone want to graduate from Law school. K61824What is NOT going on? 17:07, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Good-luck.jpg
Seriously though... would Andy really want to risk FBI II? Mountain Blue 03:48, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Has Andy paid/lost anything of monetary value due to the FBI incident? I don't think so. Since this is FREE, I think he doesn't mind doing it again. ThiehZOYG I edit like Kenservative! 14:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Sheeeee's Baaaaaaaaaack

Kotomi San, you disappoint me!

I'd have gone back as well to revert that, though. And Addison gave us a nod for our condolences! Thanks Addison! Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 18:20, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Where? ħumanUser talk:Human 19:58, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Here. Maybe he was trying, but the little fucker still got it wrong. There was nothing liberal about that, Addison. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 20:02, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. "13:13, 19 June 2009 AddisonDM (Talk | contribs) blocked JRichmond (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled) ‎ (Liberal vandalism: even the unmentionable website offers their condolences!)" I think the LV part was just from the drop-down, they don't have a plain "vandalism" one... ħumanUser talk:Human 20:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that was gross, but I'm disappointed to see that she's been lurking...Hi Addison! — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 18:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
We lurk all the time! Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 18:26, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, and we're very disappointed in us. --Kels 18:46, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't know who Kotomi San is and I don't completely understand what's going down here, but this JRichmond edit was fucking disgraceful. Whoever did this should be ashamed of themselves, seriously. Crap like that is way beyond the pale. Mountain Blue 19:10, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Kotomi = JessicaT — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 19:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
That JRichmond edit is unreal. Indescribably disgusting. I suggest - with all respect to the Conservapedians actually, no, since a blocking comment was "liberal vandalism", so fuck you Addison - that you get TK to burn that. SJ Debaser 19:18, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Holy hell. I had to look around for it, and once I saw what page it was on I really didn't want to click on it. Ugh, that's really awful shit, I hope that isn't anyone from here. --PitchBlackMind 19:23, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
If it turns out it is - which I'm sure it isn't, but you never know with the anonymity of the internet - that cunt should be blocked for about a month at least. SJ Debaser 19:26, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
If it is someone from here, they should expect some sanctions. Most of the RW community will have your ass. As for "liberal vandalism", well, ugh. Not a big fan of that. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 19:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Where else would they likely be from? As soon as I can find an IP address they haven't blocked yet, which is no longer really trivial in this city, I'm going to sign up over there as Mountain Blue and apologize to Addison on behalf of whoever did this. Mountain Blue 19:31, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
We're in no way responsible for that (I hope and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise), so I wouldn't go apologizing, but knock yourself out. It will make us look culpable. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 19:33, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Not personally, no, but I wasn't going to imply that. I'll think of something appropriate; it's not like I could really do anything from where I'm sitting right now. Mountain Blue 19:37, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Absolutely despicable. Sorry, just fucking completely out of line. Whoever you are, I fucking hate you. DogPMarmite Patrol 19:34, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Addison's a moron for citing it as "liberal vandalism", so I wouldn't bother apologising. Anyway, I'm sure they know that our condolensces are sincere, and even if that person was from here, he/she in no way represents anyone else from this site. SJ Debaser 19:37, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
That's probably precisely what I'm going to tell them. Yes, it's just for the record, but this is exactly the kind of thing that has to be on a record somewhere. Mountain Blue 19:41, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
It's entirely possible that it could be just a random. I was vandalizing CP long before I knew about RW. But sadly, it is likely it's someone here, if at the very least a lurker.--PitchBlackMind 19:38, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
TK is not to be outdone. Who's the bigger asshole? EddyP 19:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Wow, well TK just managed to show an equal amount of disrespect to DeanS with that one. What a sick fuck. --PitchBlackMind 19:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Yup. TK's certainly glad he has that to put on his page. EddyP 19:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
It was probably Terry Koeckritz to begin with. Sick fuck. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 19:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations Terry Koeckritz, for lumping a bunch of innocent users with some mindless prat while simultaneously disrespecting a fellow Conservapedian by re-producing a disgraceful comment. You must literally have shit for brains, haven't you? SJ Debaser 19:50, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Unbelievable. And I have emailed him to say so. Ajkgordon 20:41, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I can't believe even he could sink that low. I'm not signing on to the belief that it was Terry Koeckritz that made the original post, but by re-posting it rather than oversighting the original, he's not much better than whoever did post it. Rpeh 20:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Just waiting for TK to accuse some random internet persona and doing a personality hit job. Whatever his ulterior motives are, there's a line and he crossed it. If, as it seems, he is a publicly identifiable figure, he really ought to be a lot more careful. That's not a threat, by the way. Just a recommendation. There are plenty of people out there who are perfectly capable of building a vendetta and taking it beyond all reasonable reaction. Ajkgordon 20:59, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
He definitely won't oversight the original, since he preserves a link to the diff in question. Etc 21:01, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
If anybody has any doubts about whether or not Jpatt is a parodist or not, simply have a look at his block log on CP. Not overly impressive, but a 90/10 from Andy, DanH blocked him for calling a sysop "a loser for life" and the now-vanished Fox blocked him for parody (although Jinx unblocked him - fat lot that helped him in the long run). This is somebody who probably went along to mess around, and then decided to play the long-game, once he'd seen what tickled Andy's fancy. That said, his early entries (which are all debates) are full of the same - but slightly toned down - wingnuttery. Luckily Obama came along to give him some focus. --PsyGremlinWhut? 16:55, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

"Oversight in action"

<- User:Mountain Blue tried to follow his plan. He asked TK to oversight the comment. And man, did TK oversight...

Oversight in action
pre oversight
post oversight

larronsicut fur in nocte 21:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

At least TK is consequent: Since all edits by Mountain Blue were oversighted, he officially never made any edits. Thus, Jpatt is a mind reader. Nevermind, he was talking about Jessica. --Sid 22:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Phenomenal. He's been oversighting away ever since he got his powerzorz, but the one time we'd ALL agree oversighting was essential, he actually copies the text, refers to it, and difflinks it on his own page and ensures that he doesn't oversight it. If that's not sloppy sysoping, I don't know what is, and Andy might take a dim view of it. If Andy didn't have his head shoved far up his own arse, that is, of course. DogPMarmite Patrol 00:13, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Maybe this is TK being helpful? If the anon who asked "Why all the hate?" about TK earlier still needed an answer, TK just gave one. Rpeh 00:24, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
And with that he goes from a little annoying to purely disgusting. All the more reason to place a permanent moratorium on TK WIGOs, or better yet to ignore him altogether. If they continue to be posted, we will not simply be fueling a power-hungry sociopathic narcissist, but advertising and indeed promoting the actions of what we now know to simply be a despicable human being. By the way- that "despicable human being" part applies equally to whomever made the post in the first place. It may have even been TK himself- it's just the kind of manipulative thing he would do. Kalliumtalk 01:55, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Not so much "power-hungry" as "chaos-hungry". He wants to see the ants scurry as he sets them on fire, not be their leader. --Kels 05:33, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Well put. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:47, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm confused. I know I commented not just on TK's talk page but on Addison's talk page as well, but the left screenshot only shows the former comment. Oversighting in two installments? Also, is there a screenshot of the comment itself somewhere? I neglected to make one. It was 6:30 in the morning, I'd been up all night, and there was a plane I needed to catch. Mountain Blue 06:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I lost mine by reloading and ignorance. Maybe your version is buried in a cache somewhere? Open page in browser, dig back through history? ħumanUser talk:Human 06:19, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I had just read the comment on Addison's talk page and refreshed the RC. I couldn't find your comment any more in the list, but at least TK's revert
  • m User talk:AddisonDM .. (-439)..TK(Talk|contribs)(Reverted edits by MountainBlue(Talk) to last version by Addison DM)
Three minutes later, even this entry was gone - as was your contribution to TK's talk page, your comments had never happened.
It was pure chance that I had a tab with the old RC and could make a screenshot.
larronsicut fur in nocte 06:22, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Ah, but how do we know it's not you making fraudulent screenshots to make poor little Terry look bad? After all, he said we would do that on his user page (but only after getting oversight, of course) </snark off> --PsyGremlinWhut? 10:06, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

She's gooooooooonnnnneee

Whoops! EddyP 19:56, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

uhh...Terry Koeckritz, have you lost your fucking mind? Addison (or anyone else who reads us) for Christ's sake DO SOMETHING. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 19:59, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Jpatt, not TK. I think I've guessed what's going on. EddyP 20:01, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Whooops... So wait...what is going on? — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 20:03, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm really not sure, but my current (and likely wrong) guess is that Jpatt is finally outing himself as a parodist. Calling someone a Hitler apologist for questioning the "Darwin caused the Holocaust" claim? Really? --Sid 20:26, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
We pretty much know and have verified who JPatt is irl...if he turns out to be a troll, I will go out, buy a hat and eat it. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 20:31, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm also 99% sure he's no parodist (mostly because no parodist would also maintain such a hyperactive, anti-liberal Twitter feed), but there's always hope... --Sid 20:37, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
For my money, he's a parodist. If he ever outs himself, I'll post the tidbit that makes me think so. Fedhaji 21:00, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't think he's a full-on parodist. He probably believes most of what he writes, but also enjoys laying it on nice and thick from time to time.-- Kriss AkabusiAAAWOOOGAAAR!!1 22:17, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
TK completely backs Jpatt's decision: "You are a mind reader!" --Sid 22:47, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
MOAR!!! She's now an un-person for being a "Sock of vandal site administrator". Rpeh 23:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Sorry... but I just realised what she's been made an un-person for: reverting the obnoxious comment that TK posted on his user page. You know, even were I to catch a violent bowel disease, I would consider it an insult to my asshole for it to be compared to Terry Koeckritz. Rpeh 23:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I just read the above and took a look - Unbelievable!!! Kotomi/JessicaT removes an awful comment on Dean's page, so TK banned her for it and deleted her page. Just unbelievable. Refugeetalk page 03:10, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Feel free to link the image, here, at least. It's ugly, but it's also reality. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:27, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Thought of the day

One cannot say the most inhumane and vile things about a person hundreds of times, and publicly, then turn around and state they have sympathy for that person, or extend condolences. If you made policy criticism personal, you cannot go back. Trying to do so smacks as the worst kind of deceit. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 17:29, 19 June 2009 (EDT)

Tell me, TK, what was your reaction when Obama's grandma died? Good riddance? larronsicut fur in nocte 21:47, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I made it to a wigo - though it disturbs the somber note of the previous wigo... larronsicut fur in nocte 21:50, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Given his previous actions, especially regarding calling people's place of employment, he lacks the ability to seperate what happens on the web from real life. Oh, and that he has no empathy whatsoever. Prick. Z3rotalk 21:51, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Well if I remember rightly Terry/CP's reaction to the death of Obama's grandmother was to say "it's awful when someone dies to further another's political career (cause Obama euthanised her guys!)" So Terry at least isn't being hypocritical here, rather he is being perfectly consistent with his usual attitude of feigned empathy/outrage providing a thin cover for brutish and utterly distasteful attacks. I'm sorry, but the whole "yeah but he's a parodist! the greatest ever!" defence just ain't good enough, TK is an appalling human being. JRichmond was a parodist. Bil08 22:18, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Not being able to comprehend the possibility that sympathy is extended to someone disliked is a pretty succinct self-portrait, Terry. You can't stomach a display of decency in your "enemies" but that doesn't make it impossible. Now go sing "Stars" and jump off a bridge. 24.22.135.175 21:58, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

The lack of empathy is one of the big reasons I say he reminds me of sociopaths I have known. That and the whole "my amusement and to hell with others" attitude. --Kels 22:00, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Is it just me or does the TK read like someone who has realised that he crossed the line but isn't man enough to admit it? (Of course Kels might be right about the sociopathy) "One cannot..." Yes we can and that is exactly what we have done. We, generally, think that DeanS has behaved very badly...on a wiki. It's not life or death. Life and death, of course, is. We offer our condolences. That might be of some miniscule comfort to DeanS. On the other hand he might not care at all. It doesn't matter, they're just there if he wants them and he need not accept them if they are unwelcome. As for preserving that vile edit on your talk page, words fail me. Toffeeman 22:05, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
You mean, "lady enough to admit it" ;) don't you? ħumanUser talk:Human 05:52, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
TK fails to grasp that we haven't given him a free ride on what he has done to CP, we aren't pretending we now forgive him, we are just expressing our sympathy --Opcn 22:07, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
What he can't grasp is that we are capable of expressing sympathy for our enemies. He is capable of no such thing. Actually, with the preservation of the JRichmond comment on his page, TK (I can't use his real name, it makes him seem too human) has shown that he is incapable of expressing sympathy for his friends. Or at least, the people who are supposed to be his friends.-- JArneal 22:23, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I think Toffeeman is right. TK realises he's gone too far but feels he can't retract his earlier comments. This reminds me of a conversation I had recently about Margaret Thatcher. Non-Brits may not know that she recently broke her arm. Her policies were awful and (redacted 94 pages of vitriol). On the other hand, she now suffers from dementia and just broke her arm and I'm a decent enough guy to wish her luck in recovering from both conditions. An acquaintance of mine, however, commented "If only it had been her fucking neck", and then berated me for going soft on Thatcher hatred.
I disagreed with him in abrupt terms.
In this case, I disagree with most of what DeanS said and did on CP but I have absolutely no hesitation in extending to him my deepest sympathies for his loss. TK's inability to realise that this might be possible is more damning than almost anything else he has done. Rpeh 22:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I hope nobody minds that I poked the OP post to fix the link. --Sid 22:29, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I assumed that TK had made some kind of comment about Obama's Grandmother in the past and that this was a response to that. Having searched around a but, I can't find anything. If he did, please can I have a link? If not, this is trying to put words into TK's mouth and as much as he might be an obnoxious twat, doing that smacks too much of Schlafly tactics. A more appropriate WIGO would surely be to highlight oversighting of RW's sympathies and the way in which TK has chosen to keep the quote around. Rpeh 00:08, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I removed the pointless speculation, TK's words stand just fine on their own. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:26, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

TK and the red telephone

I guess he doesn't know the usual protocol is to create a sub-page with a really long title when he wants to message us. [1] Note that there is a missing revision between his two edits... he's really one to the manor born when it comes to oversighting.

For those too disgusted with him to go to his talk page, "If only that were so, it would nicely fit in with how you vandals wish to make things appear. But since they are not, you are still vandals, and still thought Nazi's." The amusing thing about this oversighting business is that now CP sysops are seen replying to the ghost of Banquo all over the place. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

It was actually a direct response to something I wrote to him there, but he oversighted it fairly quickly. --PitchBlackMind 00:34, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I know that. I had the diff, and when I reloaded it was a database error. Hence the highly literary and show-offy reference to Macbeth... ħumanUser talk:Human 00:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Well of course, anytime you can make a reference to speaking to Banquo's ghost, you've gotta do it. --PitchBlackMind 00:51, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm just disturbed that he titled a revisionimgrevert troll's post and managed to delete the condolences of Ajkgordon and BenP. larronsicut fur in nocte 00:41, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
No. He reinstated them shortly afterwards. Ajkgordon 10:08, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Weren't there Thought Nazis in Babylon 5? --Kels 01:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

True Pageviews

As CP's wiki software does not update the count when articles are deleted, I wrote a little program to tally up the # of pageviews manually. Result:

  • 31318 content pages
  • 70,169,653 hits, a full 26% lower than CP:Statistics' 94,835,633, which claims a nigh-identical 31329 content pages.

PubliusTalk 00:37, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Nice work! Maybe that will put an end to the silly "get Andy some fireworks for the Fourth" crusade? PS, I think I might have written fourth of july on CP... ħumanUser talk:Human 00:43, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Going by my monitor's statistics, we can't seem to run the clickers fast enough to meet the deadline without borking up Andy's server. Oh well. Fedhaji 02:43, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
How the frak do you lose nearly 25,000,000 page views. --Opcn 04:44, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
By deleting and recreating pages via copy/paste, mostly. Think of all of  K e n  D o l l 's shoutouts. Viewed by the cringing evilutionists on the internet, but deleted... ħumanUser talk:Human 04:51, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Except that they are in User space and don't count. PubliusTalk 04:55, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
It was an example. They do the same thing in the article space, remember when Ken's homosex stuff was all in the top ten viewed pages? ħumanUser talk:Human 04:59, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
How did you include the Special pages in your manual recount? E.g., cp:Special:RecentChanges attracts numerous hits, though this page has no counter... larronsicut fur in nocte 06:27, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I... didn't? Are these included in the wiki software's total tally? Because that would utterly throw off any real "page view" total. My tally is a sum of every page listed on CP:Popular Pages, which includes everything in the Main and Essay space. PubliusTalk 16:11, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Moratorium on TK wigos

The issue has been raised in so many ways. The reality is, he patrols our RC and especially talk:wigocp obsessively. Should we make it a policy to ignore the fucking asshole demented pervert or not? Because I, at least, think we should. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

As long as Andy keeps blindly endorsing him, he's valid WIGO material, in my opinion. Why do you advocate cutting him out of WIGOs? Fedhaji 03:57, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I thought about this earlier today too. The last time it was brought up I was against it, but the recent stuff he's pulled has been especially sick. It's a tough call, but I think it might be a good idea for a while. --PitchBlackMind 04:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
@Fedhaji, did you read what I said? TK lives for the fame we give him here. He loves to see his handle on line. He's a whore for attention. I say, cut it off at the source. Also, most TK wigos suck and drop in the polls anyway. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:25, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I have been away a couple days but after reading this shit, on this page, I say ignore the fuck. He is not worth it and is a vile human person who is not worthy of my phlegm. Ace McWickedi9 05:02, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I'd say keep 'em. They're stuff that happens at CP. And ignoring him won't make him go away. --Gulik 05:11, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it might. We are the lifeblood of the leech that is TK. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:28, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
TK is not an attention whore, he's a distress whore, he's pulled this sort of thing before without (I presume) a meeting place to share and discuss his antics, as such, ignoring him will actually bring joy to him as long as he thinks we're doing it because he's a destructive monster. Now, what we should do, I don't know. FlareTalk 05:47, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
If we successfully ignored him, how would he know we were "doing it"? OK, so let's call him names. TK is a dongle-plugger, and not a very good one at that! ħumanUser talk:Human 06:22, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
The silence would be deafening. Meh, just go ahead, I'd like to pretend he doesn't exist, either. FlareTalk 06:36, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
If you want to stop validating him, ignoring him is the best tactic; it doesn't make him "win". Sure, he can gloat over "causing RW to go silent on TK", but that won't last long; he'll get bored. Fedhaji 07:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree that TK does what he does because he feeds on distress but also power, and I think us WIGOing and discussing him gives him a sort of power over RW as well as CP (I'm sure he's getting off on this right now). That said, I don't care if ignoring him will feed him or "weaken" him, and I don't think this should be about the effect the moratorium will have on Terry Koeckritz. This idea has come up before, and I've never been a big fan of it in the past, but his most recent actions are so beyond the pale that I think it would be beneficial to us to ignore him, as opposed to detrimental to him. Though he is undoubtedly "what is going on at CP", his brand of evil is something I don't think we should associate with, even tangentially. That's obviously just my opinion, but I do encourage everyone to focus on the effect it would have on us, good or bad, rather than the effect it would have on him. --Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 08:45, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
On the other hand who is watching if we aren't? It is clear that Andy doesn't care. Maybe it is time to except CP is dead from corruption with in. With TK oversighting everything even mildly embarrassing, the last vestiges of any accountability is gone. - π 09:01, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Human. Unless they're really notable, I've been routinely voting all TK WIGOs down for weeks. Andy, Ed and JP are much more fun.-- Kriss AkabusiAAAWOOOGAAAR!!1 09:51, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
One problem with our demonisation of TK is that he uses that to show Andy and his fellow creeps that he must be doing a good job because we hate him so much. Redchuck.gif ГенгисGum disease 09:58, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Definitely go ahead with this. Will we also be commenting out TK wigos? Afterall, he'll probably sock up and wigo himself just to fuck with our moratorium, cunt that he is. 86.20.32.48 12:52, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually he has already done that quite recently. Redchuck.gif ГенгисRationalWiki GOLD member 15:22, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Andy's Talk Page WIGO

Err... it's not his talk page, it's the talk page for the article about him. Rpeh 06:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I fail to read --Opcn 06:43, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Condolences WIGO

I didn't think the first WIGO was a very good idea to start with, but with another on top of it where we're making fun of the way TK makes fun of the way someone else makes fun of Dean's dead wife, is just tasteless.

It's just a matter of time before TK finds a way to twist the second WIGO as well and starts blocking people for being members of a "dead wife attack site" or something like that. If nobody objects strongly, I will remove both WIGOs. Etc 10:49, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I object strongly. By offering condolences, RW shows that it is willing to treat everyone with basic human dignity. Furthermore, simply quoting TK's own words hardly constitutes 'making fun' of him... merely pointing out hypocrisy. Finally, if TK wants to block more people, more power to him. The more he ruins Conservapedia, the better. The blood is on his hands, not ours. Zaku 11:09, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Our "condolences" might as well be perceived as sarcastic. I care as much about Dean as anybody else here, but bringing it up on WIGO throws it into all the CP nonsense.
If you want to support Dean, send him a private email. The votes on the WIGO just represents that a number of random people that usually makes fun of him, now feels sorry for him. That will cause him more pain than not doing anything at all. Etc 11:20, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Please don't. However someone wants to "perceive" it, we are not being sarcastic or nasty, but sincere. It's a terrible thing to lose a loved one, and from the people I've worked with, it's harder to lose a husband or wife than almost anything else, moreso if you've been together a long time. Now Dean might not care, but I hope that he would be able to see our sincerity and not look for malice where none exists. As for the second one, sometime down the line, another WIGO pointing out CP antics will have to be posted, there's no point it redacting one just because it looks bad. SirChuckBCall the FBI 11:24, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't believe Dean even reads WIGO, at least not for now. TK is the one who does, and he sees only malice, and he uses it excellently to hurt other people.
I'm not saying showing condolences is a bad thing, this is just not the right way to do it. We should rather close down WIGO for some time (like when the last boycott was) and/or put a banner saying something like "Please refrain from making fun of Dean today out of respect for his loss". Some time later, we would resume as usual.
As it is now, when you search the WIGO archives, you'll find great gems such as the Lenski affair, Bugler's outing, PJR:s rebellion etc, and in the middle of it all, there's the story about Dean's wife. It's just not the right medium.
Again, whoever wants to tell him you care, please just send him a private email. Etc 11:52, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Couldn't there be a banner or something at the top of the WIGO page, something separate to the rest of the article? --Smg87 12:07, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Hello! I am glad this topic is being raised, as I thought I would share a bit of a love letter from TK, defending his use of that disgusting message:
I speak to Dean via telephone often, and he approved my posting the comment so all could see what RatWiki and its users are all about, and he disapproved of passing on any personal information about him or his family to your fellow Rat’s, whom he finds despicable. The only reason I didn’t oversight it was I discovered it too late, and the Rat’s were already talking about it. I have added him to those getting this lovely note from you, just in case you decide to claim I am lying.
Now, I for one find it hard to believe that Dean would trivialise his wife's death in such a manner and TK being the security expert he is claimed to be, might very well have ways of not sending that e-mail to Dean. But either Terry is lying (which is a given anyway, as I know from dealing with him) - yes, you rats were talking about it, but roundly condemning it from what I can see, which is good (and bravo for removing the link to his mother too). And the fact that you have discovered other comments never prevented him oversighting those, right? Anyway, I thought I would put this out there, because TK has done enough hiding behind the scenes, I think. If it is true, then I think I have seriously misunderstood the American conservative mindset, because nothing in my world justifies using family this way. --TokyoRose 12:14, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
The only way TK could be blameless in this situation is if Dean phoned him demanding that TK preserve that hateful message on his userpage, without any prompting from TK. Otherwise, either TK phoned Dean intending from the beginning to get permission to use his wife's death to wage a petty vendetta - disgusting in its own right - or he never phoned Dean to ask. EddyP 13:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I suggest changing the entire page, for a week, to a condolence note. With no voting. And shut down this page too. Put both of them someplace where people who know their way around can find them, but not out in public. As it is, by responding to TK's garbage, we are just letting him manipulate us.
We need a moratorium anyway. CP has degenerated to the point where no one needs our help to see their insanity. Anyone can just look at their recent changes and see what a dysfunctional piece of garbage the place has become. Maybe our new WIGO page should just say something like "Want to know what is going on at CP? see for yourself. Gauss 13:23, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Hello TokyoRose, thanks for your input and it's nice to see you back here!
I also find it hard to believe that Dean would approve of TK:s comment. It's all about not crossing the line, and not making CP nonsense interfere with real life problems. No matter how we put it, TK will use our "condolences" as another pawn in his silly game, which is what I want to avoid.
But please don't see TK as anything representative of CP, and CP as anything representative of Conservatives in general. I am myself raised in a typical Christian conservative family, although not American, but I still disapprove of virtually everything that's going on at CP. Etc 13:31, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree - we've made our condolences known and TK (and that idiot who wrote on Deans page - probably TK anyway) have spat in our eyes for it. Maybe move the WIGO, noting the number of votes, to Dean's sysop page. And ignore TK completely from now on. Remember the opposite of love, isn't hate - it's indifference. If we ignore him, then either he'll go away, because nobody is pointing out his actions, or he'll wind himself up into such a frenzy of destruction over there, that Andy will have to take notice. Both ways, we win.--PsyGremlinWhut? 13:42, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Although, having to rely on Andy to do the right thing is ... a disturbing thought. Etc 14:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm good point. Andy's record in that department is far from stellar. Then again, he did manage a moment of lucidity once before that was long enough to get TK booted out. --PsyGremlinWhut? 14:22, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
That one lucid moment was after TK had gone on a spree of destruction and opened SDG to the world betraying Andy's personal confidence. I would add "and embarrassing Andy" but given Andy's other comments I'm not sure if Andy can be embarrassed. The key point there is that it is betraying Andy's confidence that resulted in his dismissal - not so much the spree of destruction. As long as TK keeps Andy's emails and conversations private it is unlikely that he will be kicked out again. --Shagie 15:48, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
The truth, which I have added to the TK article, is that he swore at Andy in a private email and that is what lead to his dismissal. TK only opened up the SDG after that in an act of revenge. Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 16:48, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
A few notes about the cited mail and Andy dismissing TK: All "dead wife" business aside, please don't forget that Dean is an asshole. He's the guy who started the whole "I make up my own rules and banhammer anybody who breaks them, regardless of what the actual site rules say". MYOB, anybody? Mhhh? Yeah, that was his idea. "Reverting an admin is vandalism"? His idea. The whole "You will be blocked if you try to make sysops follow the same rules as normal editors" business? Has a spot on his page. The "Don't add fact tags!" rule? Also there. And people here are surprised that Dean doesn't believe us? Did you all go on a drinking binge while I wasn't looking? Did anybody here somehow expect Dean to go all "Aw, thanks, guys. It's good to see that beyond political issues, we're still fellow human beings"? HAH! When I expressed my sympathy for his loss, I did it in the knowledge that he would shrug it off on all but the most basic human levels. I knew exactly that he would never acknowledge it in any way. This man would rather bite off his own tongue instead of directing anything but hate against us or anybody else who stands in his way. I welcome DeanS to prove me wrong. This is one of those times where I would love to be wrong.
Oh, and for all those who think that there is any chance in Hell that Andy will throw out TK: HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! SUCKERS! TK can get away with murder on CP. He was caught copypasting multiple times (both here and on CP), and nothing ever happened. In fact, sysops like Ed Poor and fellow copypaster JM instantly rushed to his help and even attacked the people who brought up these issues. Or just look at the end of the SDG: TK opened the group for all to see and posted a long rant. He was blocked, but NOT for opening the SDG or abusing Andy's trust, but because he announced he wouldn't return. He was unbanned less than two months later at his own request, and he kept pulling strings via Ed and Geo (...who also happened to be his parole officer later on...) until he regained his rights. The worst consequence of swearing at Andy and revealing months of private discussion was losing his sysopship for a while. (Comparison: Jessica lost her sysop rights for opposing TK about the block reason list.) And he regained his rights at a steady pace and was recently (and repeatedly) showered with user right gifts and praised by Andy.
Right now, TK is more powerful than ever. Even bureaucrats like Jallen kiss his feet whenever he snaps his fingers. Do you think it's coincidence that anybody who ever opposed TK is now banned for all eternity? TK has more control over CP than Andy ever had. --Sid 17:10, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Whether or not someone is a jerk has absolutely no bearing on their suffering. Dean's wife is dead and unless we've personally lost our spouses we cannot imagine the grief he's dealing with. That grief and the sympathy we can express for that grief transcends other disagreements. It's not a free pass or forgiveness for past transgressions, nor will he change his opinion of us I expect. I wish Dean the best as he deals with his own personal Hell that he'll be going through as he moves forward with his life. Stile4aly 17:27, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Not 100% sure you're replying to me, but I'll assume so: You're right, being a jerk has no bearing on their suffering. But at the same time, their suffering doesn't make them less of a jerk. I was among the first to offer my condolences because losing one's wife is a horror, no matter how much of an asshole one is otherwise. I'm perfectly willing to express sympathy when an "enemy" suffers through bad times. I was and still am very sorry that Dean lost his wife, and I sincerely wish him the best in these hard times.
My posting now was mostly aimed at what struck me as assuming that TK was lying or that he must have talked/tricked Dean into this. I won't magically assume good faith just because of Dean's loss. Tragedy or not, Dean has a long record of being a jerk and of openly assuming the worst about us. Did TK push Dean's buttons? Possibly. Did Dean have those buttons readily available for anybody to push? Yes, most definitely. Baiting Dean into expressing (or greenlighting) bad things about us is about as hard as baiting Andy into saying something bad about liberals. --Sid 18:00, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
(EC)While it's undeniable that Dean is an ass on the internet, a dead spouse is not in the realm of the internet; it's in real life, and thus our response should be the one we would give were we to meet him in real life - to give our condolences. I doubt that he's such a twat at home. I, personally, would not be surprised if he did not accept our condolences and sympathy (his blog didn't give us a glowing review), but I would be surprised if he's actually letting TK use his wife as a propaganda tool.
I agree with what you say about TK, however; he has more power than ever, he is openly raping the talk pages of other administrators, and many of them will rally round him at the slightest hint of trouble; it is he, after all, who protects them from daily embarrassment. EddyP 18:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Sid, the fact that somebody is a jerk on the internet, or even in real life, does not make a difference. Show respect to the guy mourning his wife, period. Etc 18:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Sid. DeanS has been an unpleasant person in his role at CP, and while it is not meet to revel in his loss it is also not incumbent upon us to engage in messages of sympathy. It's not a case of what we would do if we met him in real life because we are not, and probably never will be, engaging with him on that level. If you do meet him in real life then fine, offer your condolences but people are dying all over the world all the time and we can't take the responsibility of sending flowers to all of them. Also I do not subscribe to the idea of an internet persona. Since he ditched the Crocoite moniker the mask has effectively come off and he no longer hid behind an anonymous alias. Yes he may have been a good husband and father but that is no the sum total of an individual's humanity. It would have been better if the subject had never been aired here because whatever we said would either be dismissed or twisted. A dignified silence on the topic was all that was required from us. Too many people here are getting involved up with the personal lives of those at CP. TK's mom was none of our business and neither is Dean's wife.  Lily Inspirate me. 18:42, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Etc, I did show respect. Was among the first to do so, even. And I completely meant it. It's a damn shame that his wife died, and I sincerely hope he will recover from this blow. But that doesn't mean that I'll suddenly forget two years of him being an ass. It also doesn't mean that I'll assume artificial good faith when forming an opinion about what is more likely: That TK lied or manipulated poor Dean (who was so far one of TK's allies and who would so fucking rip TK a new one if he realized he had been manipulated - and Dean is not dumb, so he would have noticed), that Dean assumed completely bad faith and lashes out against us (just like he did every fucking time so far), or that it's a mix of both. I paid my respect to him, and I will continue to do so, but I won't give him carte blanche just because of that.
And people are way too quick when it comes to extrapolating internet opinion posts into real life behavior. I think Dean's an asshole based on what he did on CP. To me, Dean The Real Life Guy is completely separate from CP Sysop DeanS. When I normally talk about Dean, I mean the CP sysop who openly announced that he would ignore the official rules and that he would hand out bans if people broke his rules. I don't share the whole fascination about people's identities or private lives. Who gives a shit where some people live or work? I don't know Dean The Real Life Guy. At all. Do you? No, you fucking don't. All I know about him is that he's called "Dean" and that he recently lost his wife, which is a crying shame. Maybe I'd get along with him in real life! Who knows? I sure as Hell don't! Just because I think that CP Sysop DeanS is an asshole (an opinion based on roughly two years of keeping an eye on his CP behavior) doesn't mean that I dislike the person behind the online name. --Sid 21:19, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Afterthought note: I do apologize for my harsh tone in this discussion and especially in the post above. Quasi-drama like this always rubs me the wrong way, and it's been a shitty week for me, so my trigger threshold was extra low. I know that that's no excuse or justification, but I offer it at least as an explanation. However, I stand by the points I made while dropping those F-Bombs - I just wish I had made them in a more... elegant way. --Sid 23:41, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I undid Etc's unilaterally commenting out the two wigos in question. I also object to being told what to do if I sympathize with Dean's loss. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:50, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

And many other people also object to being told what to do on this wiki. If you want to express your condolences send him a pesonal email that he could actually read first hand, it would count for a lot more. It's what I did.  Lily Inspirate me. 20:56, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
How exactly am I supposed to send him an email? Is his address on his user page? ħumanUser talk:Human 21:01, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm with Human, though maybe not for the exact same reasons, I dunno. Showing sympathy on-wiki and in a timely manner sent a strong message. TK's efforts to twist and warp it (I'm not saying that he was the troll on CP, but it sure was convenient, and he instantly made the most of it to smear us) show just what potential it had. I agree that sending a mail would be more direct, but I think that especially in this case, it's good to have something "out there". Additionally, most people (especially the RW1 generation) have made extremely bad experiences contacting CP sysops in private, so I don't blame anybody for not using that route, even in this case. --Sid 21:31, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been discussed much, but here you can see a little bit of what miss Patricia left behind.
Also, I agree with Sid, though I really doubt Dean knows that TK's using the event to score political trolling points. FlareTalk 22:02, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
You can find his email quite easily, it is in the SDG if you have not previously had contact with him on CP (which I have). Personally I'm not sure what message has been sent at all as few others besides TK and JP regularly read our pages and probably don't believe it to be sincere anyway. Mentioning it here in the first place only gave rise to the disgusting post by JRichmond (whoever s/he is) which has been turned against us and the WIGO now has the embarassment of having had ambiguous down votes (which may or may not be genuine). Sympathy was expressed for PJR's wife when she was ill but it was never made into WIGO vote.  Lily Inspirate me. 22:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I can find it easily? So easily you didn't even link to where you think it is... the background behind my point, of course, is I can't just log in to CP and use the "email this user" function for, um, some reason. Also, asserting that it was our mention that "caused" the ugly post on CP is baseless without a statement from whoever did it, and I doubt they'll pop in here for a chat about after its reception... ħumanUser talk:Human 23:00, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Well without going into detail I'm sure you have your own ways of finding it Human if you really cared enough, after all there have been sufficient links posted here that people have found through simple Google searches, and I personally didn't link because you have been so vociferous about posting personal details, but I don't want to make it a personal issue. My point is that by enaging on a personal level as a group we send out conflicting messages. Do you think Dean even wants our condolences after we have slagged off and mocked everything he believes in? No, I believe the mass show of sympathy is more a self-congratulatory message to ourselves than a message to Dean. Trying to prove that we "liberals" are somehow more caring just because a bunch of people clicked on a green arrow while CP's main page has been strangely silent on the matter. No public announcement of sympathy for one of their leading administrators? That is much more telling than our effort. In my counselling work I have learned that it is the response of your friends and family that really means most in times of trouble rather than random platitudes from strangers or even worse those you dislike. So having now extended your condolences to Dean I wonder how much grace you are now going to give him if he returns to editing CP in the near future; none, a week or a month? When are we allowed to start mocking again someone whom we've just commiserated with? Who is going to make themselves look a heartless prick by putting the boot in first?  Lily Inspirate me. 08:20, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Do we really want this on Best of CP?

Currently this is third on Conservapedia:Best of Conservapedia, and while a nice gesture, I don't think it should be there. I can move it under a different poll id which won't show up on Bestof while preserving the votes. -- Nx / talk 20:06, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I can live with that. Then in a week or so remove it from WIGO and move it to his article, with voting closed? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:15, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
It doesn't matter where you move it, it will still show up on bestof, since the votes have already been recorded in the database. And I don't think using the voting system was a good idea to begin with - what about those people who voted down? Are they glad she died or what? -- Nx / talk 20:25, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Move it to "preserve" it since it won't turn up on searches for wigocp after you change the poll id. Down votes? Could be people who didn't think it was a good wigo? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:44, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Hm, ok then, I'll move it to a different id. The down votes question was more like what TK could interpret them as. -- Nx / talk 20:51, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I really don't give a shit what TK "interprets" things as. Is that the new standard here? Also, why did you comment it out again? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:57, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Never mind my question, I see what you did now. Thanks. I think we should move it to the DeanS page a on the 23rd or so. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:58, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok, if you want to close it (i.e. hide the arrows), just add closed=yes like this: <votecp poll=something | closed=yes>text</votecp> -- Nx / talk 21:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
This is much better. Although, I would prefer if we just didn't mention this at all. Etc 22:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
And yet, 170+ people thought it was a good idea (more I suppose if there were down votes - where is the actual breakdown?). ħumanUser talk:Human 22:57, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
This is always one of those things I don't really understand. People seem to be conditioned to these empty, meaningless displays of sympathy. None of us ever met the woman, and many of us aren't particularly enamoured with the man. My thoughts certainly aren't with him this or any other day, nor I suspect are those of most of the people who clicked "up." As for "prayers", most of us are fucking atheists for the love of Christ! This ought to be one of the things the community standards against off mission personal information prohibits. --JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 23:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree. This sort of mawkish sentimentality has no place here or anywhere really. I'll not say more or I'd be seen as offensive. LateralQuercus 82.23.209.253 01:39, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
So, I'm not the only heartless bastard round here.  Lily Inspirate me. 08:31, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

The "prayers" part got commented out (thanks, it was weird here). "Mawkish sentimentality"? I dunno. RW is obviously, or tries to be, a community. One aspect of what we do is spar with CP and their denizens. On line. Do we "like" DeanS? Not really, for many reasons. Do we sympathize (ok, not "we", "some of us"?) when someone we don't like is going through a personal crisis? Hell, we wish Ken had a better doctor, or at least would stick to his meds. The sysop on CP known as "DeanS" is a dragon we seek to destroy. The real life person just lost his wife, fer chrissake. We have long-time editors battling cancer, would we reject condolences if we lost them just because they were expressed on CP? You know, the internet is just fun and typing and stuff, but we all have lives outside it (except me), and I don't see how respecting that "outside the ring" is "mawkish". ħumanUser talk:Human 02:37, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Dean is a total douche, but that would never stop me from extending such a basic common courtesy. Y'all are over thinking this way too much. It's pretty fucking simple. I almost feel like I know the guy. His wife died. I feel for him. If you don't, just shut the fuck up. You fucking whiners. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 08:15, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Aptly put. - π 08:16, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm glad the "prayers and thoughts" thing is commented out -- when I proposed the WIGO I certainly wasn't praying and I haven't thought about it once the whole day. So I felt that was a more than a little hypocritical (from my viewpoint, I absolutely don't want to suggest anything about whoever added that bit). One the other hand, it felt right and humanly to offer condolences. It's the usual thing to do, and it shows a measure of respect for a fellow human being, however I disagree with his viewpoints. Well, so far for the rambling. 157.193.206.103 09:04, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Right, I have no connection with the person in question, I doubt any of you lot do, other than piss-taking on the interweb. Expressing sympathy for an anonymous death is rather pathetic. If it (and the announcement used the third person) affected you more than the thousands who die every day then send a personal message. It didn't of course. So bloody delete the whole embarrassing episode. TheOldGrouch. LQ 82.23.209.253 16:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, it's kind of like how I say "bless you" when people (even complete strangers!) sneeze, even though I don't believe in blessings or the demons that are trying to enter their brainz. Again, you guys are fucking whiners, and if you don't have anything to say to Dean, just shut the fuck up. Douche. — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 17:41, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Bull fighting pictures on Mainpageleft

Is it just me or did the evolution article become so bullish that it got itself skewered? K61824"6+18=24" 16:56, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I like the creationist seagulls. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:09, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I was sort of weirded out by that. Are those creationist carrion birds eating Atheism's corpse? There's gotta be a commandment against that. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 23:24, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't think  K e n  D o l l  thinks too hard about his metaphors, or indeed anything at all. In any case, I think seagulls are a pretty good metaphor for creationists. They're vermin living on the trash of human society. --JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 23:28, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I failed to actually read his caption: "Conservapedia is certainly in favor creation science birds of prey feasting on the carcass of evolution!" Creation science birds indeed. Who even refers to creationism as a science anyway. I thought even AIG was promoting intelligent design as independent of faith or biblical sources. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 23:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I presume the pun in the first post was a misspelling of skua-ed? LQ 82.23.209.253 01:53, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I was talking about the bull fighting pictures associated with the evolution article (first link) and Atheism article (2nd link). I would assume the Bull in the first one is the evolution article, which is dead in the later version. But oh well. Thieh[Talk needed] 02:25, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

seagulls are a pretty good metaphor for creationists - that reminds me, I must start on the ring species article I've got some stuff about... Totnesmartin 09:51, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Negative WIGOs

I don't think I've seen so many WIGO entries with negative values before. Are people losing their touch?  Lily Inspirate me. 19:25, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I never claimed to have any (It takes time and practice to develop, wouldn't it?), perhaps that might explain a bit. ThiehCP≠Child Porn? 19:47, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
It's a good question. My guess would be that it's sort of a meta-ish issue: People are getting fed up by always seeing the same CP idiots doing the same CP idiocy. It also shows on the talk pages - over time, we've had discussions to boycott Ken (or rather, his Red Telephone), Ed and now TK in WIGO simply because they tend to produce 99% of the current entries when they're on a roll. And I also think that our personal Lulz Standards have grown right along with our aversion against The Usual Suspects. For example, my semi-recent WIGO about the Minor Edit definition was an extra unfortunate combination of TK-during-TK-Season, not-spectacular-lulz and maybe too little work on my presentation. It currently stands at -32, which is likely my personal worst. On the other hand, nicely observed things like the Triple Breaking News (most recent WIGO as of now) earn better marks because it's, well, nicely observed, well presented and featured off-season people. So I think our touch is still okay (this sounds unnecessarily dirty, but I'm too lazy to fix it, so have some lulz at my expense :P), but we want better entertainment and not "shooting fish in a barrel" cases. --Sid 20:55, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Another factor is that people here have (mostly) learned not to expose parody. There's still an awful lot of hilarious stuff over there that would get high positive ratings in WIGO, but then would quickly disappear forever.--WJThomas 23:20, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Andy's inconsistency

This is taken direct from the RC:

  • (Block log); 13:18 . . Aschlafly (Talk | contribs) blocked Annclovis (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of 5 years (autoblock disabled) (Please recreate your account with your real first name and last initial)
  • (Block log); 13:17 . . Aschlafly (Talk | contribs) blocked Hilljoyt (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of 5 years (autoblock disabled) (Please recreate your account with your real first name and last initial)
  • (User creation log); 13:11 . . Hilljoyt (Talk | contribs) New user account
  • (User creation log); 13:03 . . Annclovis (Talk | contribs) New user account
  • (User creation log); 12:46 . . Wtayloriii (Talk | contribs) New user account

Why did he spare Wtayloriii?  Lily Inspirate me. 19:59, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Because William Taylor the 3rd is a southern gentleman, a paragon of chivalry and American virtue. PubliusTalk 20:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I'd overlooked that ridiculous dynastic thing.  Lily Inspirate me. 20:38, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
What's inconsistent about this? He's just implementing their policy of blocking 2/3 editors right out of the gate. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 20:40, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
For some really odd reason Clovis has never been a surname in andy's realm. ThiehZOYG I edit like Ken! 00:35, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Might simply be due to his habit of skimming through everything though: maybe he simply overlooked that account. --Just passing by 09:16, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
That has to be the weirdest skimming algorithm I have ever heard of. Wtayloriii for some reason looks a lot more natural than Annclovis. K61824Ask me for relationship advice 11:10, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
What, since when is ADHD an algorithm? --Just passing by 16:29, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Mayhaps Andrew knows this "iii" person in Real life? Warren Terra 16:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Lord's Prayer at high school graduation

Regarding the thrice-broken story on CP's main page about the graduation ceremony interrupted by students loudly praying the Lord's Prayer [2]: I never understood this sort of thing. Why do these people, who profess themselves to be Christians, insist on violating Matthew 6:5-6 by praying where other people can see them? Or do they not care about the difference between, as Roger Ebert put it, "horizontal" versus "vertical" prayer? It's as if they think that pushing Christianity is more important than following Christianity. I don't suspect these kids would have been as patient if someone had tried to disrupt the ceremony with a non-Christian prayer. I hope they all get punished for their disruption. - Cuckoo 21:21, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

The US is one place where you won't see faith relegated to a place of quiet devotion. Protestants here re-envision our history to place open displays of faith as the norm, where I don't believe that's at all borne out by the facts. Nobody's going to get punished for the disruption because to do so would at least superficially smack of censorship of religion by a government institution and, more importantly, anyone in this country who thinks the way you do with half a brain better be deathly afraid of advertising it to a mob of rednecks from the panhandle of Florida. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 21:30, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Standing up and loudly say your prayers during a ceremony? A brave and responsible act of protest agaisnt oppression and bullying from the ACLU. Silently turning your back while wearing a headband? "I'm not sure they're mature enough to graduate." FlareTalk 21:46, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
To Nutty, I really love Matthew as it relates to modern Christians.... Jesus' teaching in Matthew, written with the second groupings of the gospels, has some wonderful stuff that people just ignore completely. Namely the whole "love they enemy, turn the other cheek, anything you did for my brothers, no matter how humble, you did for me." But my personal favorite is "Not a letter, not a stroke shall be removed from the (Jewish) law." When's the last time you saw a modern Christian keep Kosher? To NightFlare, always remember, my protest are an exercise of my Constitutional rights, your protests are disruptive attempts at Censorship. SirChuckBCall the FBI 21:54, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I find how selectively Christians read the bible astonishing. Matthew 6:1-6 emphasize modesty and a private relationship with god over prideful boasting:
Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 22:12, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Ya'll are forgetting that those passages you're highlighting are not the original words of Jeezus, but are instead the work of liberal vandal monks. Or something like that, according to Andy.--WJThomas 23:17, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Andy should finish his bible retranslation project (from English to Andyish). When he's done with it, it will read pretty much like a Terminator movie script. With 120% of your RDA of Hell. --Just passing by 09:10, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
What like this?
86.20.32.48 11:38, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Sort of, but without that long-haired guy. --Just passing by 16:25, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

That bloody youtube video.

This one. Why is there a Masuimi Max video under related videos? That's quite wierd. That means he's basically two degrees of YouTube separation away from a hairy bare chested bloke playing with a violet wand on himself. Maybe Andy does have a point with the pr0n thing... Scarlet A.pngsshole 11:51, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Terry fails at Life, or rather Time

Amazing how time flies for Terry Koeckritz. First, give a user a 3 day block, for not sucking your dick, then a few hours later, delete user page of the now suddenly infinitely blocked said user. 3 days is a long time in Terry's world... PS Thanks to Jpratt for the illuminating "fails at life" way to describe the CP sysops. --PsyGremlinWhut? 12:03, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

This is a special hint. TK wants to signal to us that he will finally launch the last stage of his plan to destroy CP before Wednesday. *nods sagely* "Infinite means until this wiki is dead. So three days it is!" --Sid 15:09, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

koyaanisqatsi

So, Andy has added "red tape" to his list of "conservative words" (see WIGO), giving him an unbalanced century chart count of 11/23/44/88. To keep everything geometrically kosher, he'll need to shoot for 12/24/48/96, which means he needs one 1600s word, one more 1700s word, four 1800s word, and 8 1900s word. Also, according to Andy's theory, the current century should have produced at least 16 new conservative words so far, and he only has four listed. Considering how much he's had to stretch thus far to find words that are "conservative", there are serious chuckles ahead.--WJThomas 13:03, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

(Or, he could just take the lazy way out and remove one of his 1700s words, but he still needs a bunch of 2000s words)--WJThomas 13:03, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Is "Conservapedia" already on the list? I assume stuff like wiki, web 2.0 and blog are "liberal", as they're things that are used to push the liberal agenda on the masses. Scarlet A.pngsshole 13:20, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
He's been lazy several times already: "it's amazing how removal of clear mistakes like this one restores the perfect geometric fit" PubliusTalk 18:12, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
WIGO'd 24.13.203.96 20:40, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I think the WIGO that just was added from the 15th was already done once, or at least discussed.--PitchBlackMind 21:15, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Sure was. People really shouldn't WIGO things that happened a week ago, unless they are part of a current one. So I done voted it down one pip. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:52, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Ahahahaha!

So at Conservapedia they're all just sidestepping the issue of what Andy was doing googling the word "gay". Brilliant. This is easily the funniest thing to have happened over there in a long time. BOMBSHELL! THE GAYS ARE COMING FOR ME! Fucking idiot. SJ Debaser 14:38, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

BUT IT MUST TRUE!!! If I go to Google, it shows a picture of a liberal digging a grave for the little girl he's about to abuse and murder... oh no... wait... conservative hysteria passed... it's just a father's day picture and they're playing on the beach. Hey Andy! You forgot to mention that in your borken news. --PsyGremlinWhut? 15:05, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
One thing: he's bloody observant. I wouldn't have noticed it (the line) if he hadn't told us. Talk about looking for it. This message brought to you by: Toastrespondand honey 15:11, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I read his damn post and stil couldn't find the line for a good 15 minutes. Maybe he was after the sponsored links ? --Opcn 15:18, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Reminds me of this bash.org quote. --Sid 15:21, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Nice one, Sid. This message brought to you by: Toastrespondand honey 15:28, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

HSmom

It's now three weeks since she edited. Looks like they've lost the one decent homeschool teacher they had. I know she's missed before but this is a bit of a long hiatus. This message brought to you by: Toastrespondand honey 15:00, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm amazed she lasted as long as she did, without Terry blocking her on some trumped up charge. then again, given her lack of rights (edit only?) it's clear Andy didn't think much of her either.
Just an aside on Terry blocking on a whim - notice how he linked all the senior editors (Tim, Brian, Jinx, Jess, etc) to people here. It's probably his way of winding up Andy's paranoia - and undermining his authority - by insinuating, "look Andy, you slipped up, you let rats into Quagga Prime. Now if I were a bureaucrat, I could easily find you the right people to promote, because I'm a stalker security consultant." Oh, and Jallen isn't a bureaucrat btw. --PsyGremlinWhut? 15:17, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
She's not? *checks* Huh, you're right! How weird, I must've confused her with SharonS... --Sid 15:24, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Idiot Savant

I'm surprised Andy didn't simply overwrite the original article with his own, but I do love the Schlafly statistic (supplied by a peon) in the article. And not a citation in sight. --PsyGremlinWhut? 15:33, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Poe alert? The peon did get blocked in 2007. K61824Ask me for relationship advice 15:52, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

How about a membership drive?

No not for us silly, for conservapedia. We all probably belong to other online communities, we could put out a shout out and get some attention. It would be fun to try and get more traffic. --Opcn 17:49, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Dying of the light

I don't know if you like Twilight or not. But let's see what Conservapedia thinks.

First: Twilight redirects to Twilight (book). Hope they will speak about the end of the day someday.

Even though some of the many characters are vampires, the book and series are about the importance of true love and waiting until marriage.

ORLY? Some of the many characters are vampires? Come on, every novel has many characters. But this novel has two main characters, and one of them is a vampire.

the importance of true love; well, I guess it's the author idea. I think this book should have a warning don't believe this book! love won't be as perfect as this is the real life.

waiting until mariage: hum, waiting for what? Can you be more explicit?

So, I think it's sooo predictable. But I wonder how they'll do when it will come to Breaking Dawn. Will they hinder the pedophilia controversy (Jacob and Renesmee...)? Barraki 20:48, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

They can't get past Breaking Wind...oh and GWB really read Albert Camus, yeah, right. Warren Terra 20:55, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I hate to tell you, Barraki, but I wrote that bit. Never read Twilight, never will, but I wrote it. PubliusTalk 00:33, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Outed Parody

I was sitting on this, cause it was one of my favorites, but it got fixed a few months ago.... Whoever slipped in this Moar Hitler congratulations, it lasted four months. That was my personal favorite obvious parody on CP. SirChuckBCall the FBI 21:15, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Classic. I think Hitler could last for a while just about anywhere on CP. I've always wanted someone to plaster it on the vegetarian page. --PitchBlackMind 21:25, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Hang on, so they basically didn't look at their gun article for four months. I find that more staggering than the Hitlerium. Scarlet A.pngsshole 22:00, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I know of a real doozy from 2008, and a few others from earlier this year. Really good parody is hard to write nowadays, since everything gets inspected very carefully. Contemporary vandalism / parody has a half-life of about 1 day, unless it's done very cleverly. A recent bit of parody was successfully slipped in, I think. Just a second; let me check; Yup, still there. Congratulations. Gauss 22:43, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I was going to say I recognized the style, but it's not the same guy. I thought perhaps this was him deciding he'd been too low-key up to now. I'd point you to some of his "contributions", but they're pretty subtle, and a couple have been there for over a year. I wouldn't want to end their run prematurely.Cyclical 23:05, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Armond: That's the essence of Social Conservatives. What they like (guns, liberty, Jesus) is less important than what they don't want you liking (gays, peace, science). --Kels 23:23, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Something like that, yeah. There are a number of articles that should be...mmm...important to the cause, but which contain obvious parody. I'm thinking of one article in particular (and I'm going to be purposely obtuse here in order not to expose it) that deserves special attention from conservatives, and which is indeed quite lengthy, but is substandard due to the work of a vandal/parodist. And the damage is obvious to anyone who reads the article past the first couple of paragraphs. And it's been that way for over two years. And in those two years, darn near every sysop has made changes of some sort without apparently detecting the larger issues, including multiple edits by every single member of the current power structure. And the article has received special attention due to persistent vandalism. And yet they've still managed to completely miss the problems with the article. --WJThomas 00:54, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok, WJThomas, I've intrigued now.... Please send me a very important email so I know which article you're talking about. SirChuckBCall the FBI 03:38, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm also interested in knowing of this parody of which you speak. The problem is being able to share the good stuff without giving the game away to possible moles. I was saddened to see the recent demise of Llap Doch which Ed had for some reason changed to Llap Goch I think someone had pointed out was something from the The Brand New Monty Python Bok. The main joke was that a llap doch was medieval archery field, and all adult male welshmen were required to visit the llap doch at least once a month. Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 19:37, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Whats the story on Rjjensin?

His entry here reads like he wrote it. Is he really in intellectual? Did he really write those books? He certainly doesn't have the foggiest notion of a clue when it comes to fair use, but outside of that is he worth anything on a mental level? --Opcn 21:22, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Well, he has proven that he doesn't have the slightest clue about architectural styles. In my book, that's pretty weak for a professor of history. --Just passing by 21:54, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I suppose within the realm of CP, if RJJ is called "Dr. Jensen", it's good enough. K61824ZOYG I edit like Kenservative! 21:55, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Another of CP's great failures, is all. A failed historian fits in nicely with the failed engineer/lawyer/teacher, failed car salesman, and failed swabbie. --Kels 23:20, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
He's really a Professor Emeritus of American History, and his motives for going along with CP are enigmatic, to say the least. Mostly he sits by himself, putting up articles he's already added to citizendium, but other times he's been a downright asshole, and clearly has no interest in so much as touching the content of Andy's "history" lectures or other sysops' treatment of users. Intuition tells me that he is a bit mercenary and opportunist; he must find his company at CP disgusting, but is more interested in the medium. He's occasionally argued with Andy, naturally having actual facts and scholarship on his side (Hitler and Evo., Gulf of Tonkin, Machiavelli, etc...), but to no avail. PubliusTalk 00:43, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

WIGO with same difflink

What's with the entries with the same difflinks like Ed Poor on Hell (wigo2104 and wigo2105); Andy on paradigm shift (wigo2118 and wigo2120)? should they be merged? ThiehCP≠Child Porn? 02:17, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

I am unsure about the Ed Poor diffs, but I made the first mention of the Andy diff as part of a series of diffs demonstrating Andy's last-wordism, and the second to address specific content of the last diff. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 02:22, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Ummm, I just combined the two Andy WIGOs, preserving, as best I could, the two points being made. Both points are good, but I think it overlaps WIGOs too much to have two of them use the identical difflink. Then there's the matter of votes---they both have votes, but not yet very many, so it probably doesn't matter in the long run. The votes will pick up. Gauss 02:33, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Some people just get excited and wigo whatever their short attention span allows for. Tis' the ugly of the WIGO - idiots contribute as much as geniuses do. ħumanUser talk:Human 07:23, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Freudian Slip

Did anyone else notice this from Andy: "And, alas, the percentage of people who self-identify as conservative is constantly increasing." found here Does he understand what he really just said? SirChuckBCall the FBI 03:41, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Already WIGO'd. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 03:44, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I can see why he is upset. If he has a constant increase then the result would be that the number of conservatives grows linearly, not geometric. - π 04:17, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
And perhaps it will go beyond 100% at some point (geometric increases can converge to a certain value)? Guess it didn't start increasing till Andy says it is increasing was born. K61824TK = Terry Koeckritz 04:23, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Geometric series are only convergent if the common ratio is less than 1. Mr. Schlafly is using a common ratio of 2 in his Best New Conservative Words list. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:35, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I thought the words and the percentage of people increases in different ratios. Oh well, guess Andy is more stupid than I thought. (Not to mention geometric sequence and z-transform are pretty much fundamentals if he is really has electrical engineering background) K61824What is NOT going on? 13:19, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

A short and thoroughly wrong calculation (Andy should be pleased): According to this, the English language has 1,000,000 words - and adds 14 words each day, i.e., 511,000 each century. The number of conservative words roughly perfectly doubles each century , and at the moment, we have ca. 200 conservative words in Andyland. And so, in the 37th century, there will be more conservative words in the English language than there are English words. Then total conservativeness will be reached, and the Lord may return. Brave yourself! larronsicut fur in nocte 08:14, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Nice work, Larron. I will be braved! ħumanUser talk:Human 08:17, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Two Freudians in one short message: thanks for changing the link, and spotting the typo - I'm afraid, with this typo I lost all be credibility larronsicut fur in nocte 08:36, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
At least Andy is trying to make toward the goal (more conservative words in the English language than there are English words). If he has to make it before 2061 (when he hit 100 years old) the geometric pattern has to have the following factors:
  • words in the 16th century has to be more than 50
  • words increases in rate of at least 13 times per century (the first 2 rules can be in other combinations like 11 to start(current number), 19 times per century)
  • all words for the 21st century have to be discovered before 2061
Let's sit back and see him work his arse off. (also it goes all the way to the 54th century for the current rate of increases if the increase of english words is also geometric (51.1% each century?)) K61824[Talk needed] 14:00, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Animated PNG of range blocks

London centric map - click to view!
Range Blocks at Conservapedia - TOP 10 blocked countries (Jun 21, 2009)
  \16 \17 \18 \19 \20 \21 \22 \23 \24 \25 \26 \27 \28 \29 \30 \31 \32 Σ
United States 81 10 18 29 65 6 118 15 119 3 5 2 2 10 1 0 491 6607455
United Kingdom 83 9 7 18 17 2 19 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 6093653
Germany 23 2 4 3 2 1 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 1679159
Canada 22 0 4 1 6 2 24 3 21 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 44 1575788
China 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 788239
Italy 10 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 695052
New Zealand 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 688393
Sweden 10 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 677894
Australia 8 0 0 2 4 0 6 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 566548
Ireland 7 1 2 3 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 553484

I made this little animated png to show the range blocks in - and around - London, the city with the most blocked IPs at Conservapedia. The file works fine with firefox and opera, I don't know how it reacts with IE and suchlike. So the question: Can you view it? As an animation? Or just the first frame?

larronsicut fur in nocte 08:52, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

With IE 8, I only have a still frame. SirChuckBCall the FBI 09:08, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
(Firefox) I can see it if I click on the pic, but the thumbnail just gives the first frame. Looks good - like I'm doing a parachute jump.-- Kriss AkabusiAAAWOOOGAAAR!!1 09:15, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
What he said (Firefox Portable) + You need to get out more dude :) Worm (t | c) 09:50, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Am I right in reading that as 10% of British people blocked? EddyP 09:56, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Doubt it. Most of that figure comes from massive range blocks, and within those ranges it's unlikely that each single IP would be assigned to a different individual. It's still a whole lotta blocking though.-- Kriss AkabusiAAAWOOOGAAAR!!1 10:22, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
NUMBER 1 BABY, YEAH!!! — Unsigned, by: Neveruse513 / talk / contribs 14:50, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Looking at it again, are you sure that's a map of CP blocks and not Kim Jong Il's plan for the next 12 months?--ConservapediaRoolz 15:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I am sure it is not "plan", because 1) Kim is old, perhaps retiring soon, 2) their missiles can't reach that far yet, and 3) plans to involve chooting at the hand that feed him (China) usually ends ugly. "Fantasy" perhaps is a better word. ThiehAhh! my eyes!! 18:26, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Do not despair

I know that in the TK-dominated CP, comedic events are fewer (as are users) and more repetitive. But do not despair; there are over 80 main page talk archives, so if you're ever bored, pick one. For example, I found a post from March '08 informing all that 'liberals' at CP was in the top page at google. And it was so. But, of course, the article has been changed since then, so when anyone searching for liberals comes across the CP link, the abstract is "A liberal (also leftist) is someone who rejects logical and biblical standards, often for self-centered reasons. There are no coherent liberal standards;". Classic. EddyP 14:46, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

I just looked at the cp:Liberals page for the first time in a couple of months, and Jeeeeeee-sus! It has got so petty and pathetic-sounding that it is just incredible. Fair enough if you're viewpoint is different, but this article reads like a hate speech. SJ Debaser 15:11, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Seriously, you want to see what CP used to be like, go back and read the first few Main Page Talk archives over there.  K e n  D o l l  hasn't changed, of course, what with ranting about "The Evolutionary Position" and trying to get JoshuaZ banned for posting a mildly critical statement on his WP userpage, but Andy was a lot more tolerant. This was when Human, and Sid, and Cracker, and others were still active and tolerated, lots of good and illuminating conversations. Sort of what I was hoping aSK would end up like, only with a somewhat less insane/crankish site owner. Pity. --Kels 15:26, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Is there a way to see the top rated WIGO's of all time?

How many blocked users?

We talk a lot about range blocks ande IP blocks and how very many there are, but there is seldom mention of how many user names are blocked. I'd really like to know how many active users there are on CP after all of the blocks are taken into account. --Opcn 16:36, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

I'd like to know if there is a strong correspondence between what we perceive to be "lightning rod" pages and the reality of whether there really is a higher likelihood of getting blocked if you edit pages like TalkObama, TalkMain, anything in the Debate space, etc. Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svgUser:Nutty Roux/sigtalk 16:49, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
  1. cp:Special/Statistics has the current number of registered editors 30,060
  2. At the begin of this month, there were 15,904 out of 29,740 editors blocked - or 53.3% (see here)
  3. For the number of active editors, take a look here.

And here a table of the articles to which the most editors contributed. cp:Talk:Main doesn't show as it was recently deleted by TK (ooops). Aschlafly's talk page does show, as the data is of June 6, 2009, prior to TK's last archiving,i.e., deleting of the page...

article # edits # editors # blocked editors quota
Barack Hussein Obama 2529 623 362 58.1%
Talk:Barack Hussein Obama 2573 513 259 50.5%
Talk:Examples of Bias in Wikipedia 2243 300 114 38%
John McCain 1009 276 170 61.6%
Talk:Homosexuality 1104 269 133 49.4%
User talk:Philip J. Rayment 1871 261 143 54.8%
Christianity 587 242 144 59.5%
User talk:DanH 729 222 131 59%
Global warming 990 218 101 46.3%
Dinosaur 719 218 124 56.9%
Bill Clinton 473 215 96 44.7%
Ronald Reagan 556 205 100 48.8%
Democratic Party 634 205 109 53.2%
Conservapedia:Debate Topics 635 193 96 49.7%
Atheism 2177 189 93 49.2%
Islam 352 187 90 48.1%
Richard Dawkins 960 184 91 49.5%
Talk:Liberal 885 181 84 46.4%
Jesus Christ 526 176 107 60.8%
User talk:Ed Poor 726 174 102 58.6%
User talk:RobSmith 1324 172 105 61%
Communism 496 169 88 52.1%
George W. Bush 423 162 76 46.9%
talk:Aschlafly (pre-delete) 752 157 95 60.5%
Examples of Bias in Wikipedia 868 155 70 45.2%

larronsicut fur in nocte 19:37, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

CPUSA

LOL, the neocons have my political party as their Featured Article. Its actually funny how they describe it. *chuckles* *then cries* --Beishanlong grandis 17:35, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Argh! Communist! SJ Debaser 17:48, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Wow, they got this much time to write about the party which have no seats in the federal congress, and the article is even longer than Sarah Palin! ThiehAsk me for relationship advice 17:54, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
What part of the front-page description of the CPUSA is incorrect? Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 18:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
One sentence: With the collapse of the Soviet Union it became a hollow shell and has urged voters to support the Democratic Party. ROFL, hollow shell, that's funny. Everything on that side is funny. Scary funny, knowing that people actually believe the shit they pretend to write about. --Beishanlong grandis 18:17, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I seem to recall that the PWW was wetting its pants with excitement when Jeffords crossed the floor in 2001. This document promotes support for the Democrats as part of a "broad-tent" strategy, since some left-wingers have been able to get representation through the party. And what else but a hollow shell do you call a party that, having lost its primary financial backer, does not actually run any candidates even for state office? Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 18:30, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
A party that still has supporters, conventions, meetings, and still want justice in the world. Don't tell me you agree with Conservapedia on this? --Beishanlong grandis 19:05, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Loonies, feel-good grandstanding exercises, and whine-fests, more like. Justice? Give me a break. Reds would not know justice if it bit most of their south ends off. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 19:16, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Why would you characterize all such people in that way? True, there are idiots out there who claim to be communist, and have no idea what that entails. Justice? I'm sorry, I didn't know that you were opposed to justice and liberty, civil rights for all people and the end of discrimination, be it Classism, Racism, Sexism, or Agism. But I pride myself on my moral values and want for justice. Maybe you don't know what Communism is, but I have a fairly good idea. And so what. If loving people, wanting to end all this evil in the world, and fighting against prejudices is so wrong, then I don't care. I still do it because it is what I believe is right. I gladly fight for communism, not because of impressive imperialism, but because I believe in the better side of people. So fine, retain what you believe Communism is, I can't stop you. You can continue to be ignorant. In teh immortal words of John Lennon, "Maybe I am a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". --Beishanlong grandis 19:41, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

CP and CMI, feeding off each other?

Is this what little Kenny was talking about? Look at that tl;dr page. --Irrational Atheist 18:48, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Someone mind explaining what "tl;dr" refers to (perhaps add to the list as well)? Thank you for your time. Thieh[Talk needed] 19:02, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I like the part where they try to equate atheism with paganism. I also like the fact that if you took out all the quotes from that article, you would barely have two words to rub together. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 19:05, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
@K61824: "too long; didn't read", usually used when a post or article has overkill length while a much shorter one would have been a lot better. Prime examples: Ken's pet articles. See also the top entries in "Quantifying Obsession" --Sid 19:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Added the term onto the list. Thank you for the heads up. K61824Insomnia? Masturbate till you pass out 19:24, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Regarding theTodo list

Is it mostly mainspace only? The idea is since CP is teaching Economics in the fall, perhaps some of us can collaborate on Conservapedian Economics (which I have no idea if it is different than Reaganomics) before then? K61824Ask me for relationship advice 18:49, 22 June 2009 (UTC)