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*Not entirely sure. I think I was Google-ing for a rebuttal to a claim on Conservapedia. [[User:reichhol|reichhol]] ([[User talk:reichhol|talk]]) 16:25, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
 
*Not entirely sure. I think I was Google-ing for a rebuttal to a claim on Conservapedia. [[User:reichhol|reichhol]] ([[User talk:reichhol|talk]]) 16:25, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
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*Somebody was talking about it in the pub. [[User:WSC|WSC]] ([[User talk:WSC|talk]]) 22:23, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

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It would also be fun if you would tell us which article was your "landing point" here.

Root

(Some of these comments refer to RW1, a potted RW history can be found here.)

  • I help founded it...so maybe you could say...RationalWiki found me. tmtoulouse provoke 16:13, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Trent (Tmtoulouse) invited me to RW 1.0 while I was frustrated over at Conservapedia and a few of us thought we were starting a little "sane people's club". It turns out there already was one here. humanUser talk:Human 16:14, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Read about it in a New Zealand blog which I have never been able to find again. Susan... miaow ... 16:23, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • By complete chance looking for random wikis-Shangrala 16:30, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Tmtoulouse invited my friend Helios to RW 1.0 who then told me about the site. - Icewedge 16:38, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • I don't remember. I may have been drinking. Actually, I wish i had kept some notes about that. I know it was pretty damn early. If anyone remember who sent me this way... I remember having a lot of fun creating mocking articles at RW 1.0.--PalMD-If it looks like a donut, eat it 18:57, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Was invited to RW 1.0 by some cabalist (Ames?) soon after the Night of the Blunt Knives. Totally denied my knowledge of the site to Andy, and stayed at CP for four months. --Ζωροάστρης 19:02, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Got invited to RW1 by tmtoulouse himself just after it was founded, if I recall correctly. I'd have to check my old mails, but I'm pretty sure it was him. --Sid 19:15, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Was invited by a sock of AmesG after handing Andy his ass on the Main Talk page, resulting in it being briefly shutdown. See the complete text on my user page. Stile4aly 20:09, 23 November 2007 (EST)
  • Invitation at RW1 inception from TM.--Bobbing up 04:43, 24 November 2007 (EST)
  • I think it was ColinR that invited me to RW1.0 April or May 2007. CЯacke®
  • After being labelled the first "terrorist" at CP, TK told me to "Go and join your friends at rationalwiki". So I did, but that was the first I'd heard of it. Genghis Khant 06:30, 24 November 2007 (EST)
  • I've lived through it all ~ I was there when Ken joined, and when he was sysopped. I remember TK's first brown-nosing edits. I remember Trent's brief reign as sysop, and my own hilarious yet ultimately failed (although much-supported... thanks guys!) run for sysop. I remember letting my invitation to RW1 languish in my inbox for a while, but I was there when we were "reported to the FBI." And I've been here ever since....-αmεσ (tailor)
  • Found some "site that must not be named" talk at CP and used Google somehow.--Bayesupdate 04:42, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • Was invited to RW1.0 by Trent, before the Night of the Blunt Knives. airdish 15:11, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • I was welcomeded at CP by Leopeo, who was then banned (I think he's back on now)- he recommended RW while I was blocked for "breaking" the 90/10 rule (by, er, contributing to the debate pages. Go figure). At roughly the same time I was invited by SusanG on my Wikipedia talk page. not sure which came first. Totnesmartin 16:23, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • I emailed human through CP email, asking what the Cabal (there is no cabal) was, and he had Trent invite me to RW 1.0. ΓHammer and Sickle text gold.svgδλεσςΛιβεραλ 17:47, 25 November 2007 (EST)
  • I honestly don't remember how I found it. But I'm glad I did. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 08:49, 18 February 2008 (EST)
  • Don't know why I never posted on this page ... I was booted by TK in May '07, as part of the Night of Blunt Knives, because I enjoyed pointing out his lack of wiki-knowledge and general retardation. Jrssr5 09:51, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
  • (September) I found it on Wikipedia's article on Conservapedia (or its talk page, can't remember.) NightFlare 19:35, 23 December 2007 (EST)
  • One day hanging out in #conservapedia, a RationalWiki recruiter had a table set up with cookies. I like cookies. --Interiot 00:14, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Colin and Trent sold their souls to me for a server. Phallus of Satan 22:48, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I started watching CP back during the initial blogrush started spreading around Andy's early crazy, and got hooked. I never did sign up for an account or sock, but I kinda got to be a fan of the antics of the actually intelligent people who bedevilled the site and generally argued rings around Andy, Ken and company. So in March '07 I sent a couple of messages just to say how much I appreciated the entertainment, and ended up invited to the original RW 1.0...two days before it was trashed in favour of RW 2.0. So I guess I was the last person to join before the whole thing went bye-bye. Still haven't made an account on CP, though, although TK occasionally seems to think I have. --Kels (talk) 14:22, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

December 2007

  • Found Conservapedia through Lewis Black on the Daily Show, Trolled around for a while and found the (LA Times?) Article that mentioned RW... Looked in, liked the crowd. SirChuckBCall the FBI 16:09, 10 December 2007 (EST)
  • I found Conservapedia from a post on Slashdot joking about the origins of Kangaroos. I've played some in their sandbox, but I'm happy that I found RW, where rational thought prevails. ALL HAIL THE RELIGION OF REASON! *laugh* I bet they'll have a field day with that... --Eira 02:00, 11 December 2007 (EST)
  • Found Conservapedia from Andrew Sullivan's blog, actually. Couldn't find it again later, googled it, and found this. Been here since. Researcher 19:54, 17 December 2007 (EST)
  • I came here via the Jon Swift blog post and the ensuing fallout. Kirkburn 13:57, 21 December 2007 (EST)
  • From the cp column. How I found that, I have no idea.-- Offeep 22:08, 29 December 2007 (EST)
  • Andy told me this was a very evil place full of wicked secular humanists promoting liberal deceit, and if I visited he would give me a spanking before his homeschooling class on Satanism and Intelligent Design. That's how I found it. Secret Squirrel 22:09, 29 December 2007 (EST)
  • I found it on Wikipedia. Where else? assume a=a 22:00, 29 December 2007 (EST)

January 2008

  • Previous user linked me. I get all his Wikipedia stuff secondhand! ^^' Assume a!=a 21:03, 4 January 2008 (EST)
  • Saw the website listed on CP in a fit of wandalism to recruit others, and I wouldn't have stayed if it weren't for the cute walking brain. <3 NorsemanWassail! 11:07, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Witnessed CP, made a few edits here and there...but so far, I perfer it here. Much better company. CodyH 20:10, 7 January 2008 (BST)
  • Some guy named Andrew Schlafly recommended. 8-) Jimaginator 14:49, 7 January 2008 (EST)
  • I was asked to take a look at CP by a friend (who is quite religious, but had been offended by the right-wing content of CP) to see if I could "help". But it proved pointless. Spica 05:48, 14 January 2008 (EST)

February 2008

  • Google. It was the second hit returned on a search for "Conservapedia" at the time. -Pretzel 05:15, 3 February 2008 (EST)
  • Somebody told me that this place was far, far better than Conservapedia. Barikada 00:48, 4 February 2008 (EST)
  • Found a link while reading teh Wikipedia article on Conservapedia for lulz. Googoogjoob 14:40, 7 February 2008 (EST)
  • Found my way here from a (short-lived!) entry on someone's Conservapedia talk-page, having stumbled into CP from its WP entry. I have started editing on CP - much more fun than Wikipedia. Gnusmas 17:16, 15 February 2008 (EST)
  • I found Conservapedia, and came here from from the CP wikipedia entry. I made some edits on CP and was banned for inserting random commas and claiming diamonds fuel liberalism (which seemed pretty logical over there) burnse
  • I was divinely directed here. I now do God's edits. --e|m|c [TALK] 17:43, 16 February 2008 (EST)
That was me - got an account now (-: Brianetta 20:05, 23 February 2008 (EST)
  • Recommended by a friend... Lost an entire (sundown to sun-up) night to happy reading. Figured I might as well see if I can chip in with some simple spelling/grammar corrections, too... so here I am ;) Adny 21:17, 21 February 2008 (EST)
  • Got here via a cite on Wikipedia. Stayed for the clam chowder. Rylon 02:04, 22 February 2008 (EST)
  • According to my earliest IP edit I have been here since February. I found it through a link on the Conservapedia page at Wikipedia. When I was frustrated by the stupidity I found at CP and went to WP to check for second that back in the real world people thought Conservapedia was as moronic as I did, then I found here and felt right at home. \approx\pi
  • Google search after the Lewis Black segment. I lurked for a while and finally joined because of an incident I found particularly troubling. Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 14:44, 15 November 2008 (EST)
  • Here be Mei. (From wikipedia) -- =w= 22:42, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

March 2008

  • Searching through Internet, I found Conservapedia. I looked at a few articles and was appalled. Personally, I thought their positions were ridiculous. I found a link to this site from Wikipedia. Fred Lu March 01, 2008
  • Can't remember. Probably had too much Jack Daniels floating around in the system. Will learn to use wiki code eventually... Armondikov 19:28, 09 March 2008 (GMT)
  • Read about Conservapedia and Creation Wiki on Wikipedia. Than I learned about Rational Wiki. Saved me from insanity. Ekulwyo 18:57, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Probabally should have signed in for this, but bleah. I found this wiki from a brief mention on Wikipedia. Javascap Sometime of day, 13 March, 2008
  • google searched my name "Ryan" and it came up with User:Ryan. i looked round here a bit then stayed --RyanB 06:14, 14 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I read about this site on Wikipedia. I have taken a look at Conservapedia and I feel pity for those people. They tend to forget that there are other people. Meursault2004 06:50, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
  • from scienceblogs denialism to white coat underground to here (I liked the brain logo)--Warty 07:33, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Found a link on WP and followed it here. Interesting but ... --BostonTeaParty 11:16, 29 March 2008 (EDT)
  • Through mutual acquaintances. LB 10:30, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
  • I can't actually remember to be honest. I had a couple of socks here for brief periods. I think god told me. AceMcWicked 05:25, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Here there be Lyra Belaqua [sic]. Found CP through Lewis Black on the Daily Show, then Liberapedia, then RW. Blue Talk 05:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

April 2008

  • I honestly don't remember how I found it. I was browsing the internets in a semi-drunken state and I happened upon it. 69.109.120.216 02:45, 12 April 2008 (EDT)
  • I met a guy on a blind date who told me about it. Never saw him again (he was way too ugly).  Lily Ta, wack! 14:22, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
  • I was referred here from The Panda's Thumb section regarding the film "Expelled", glad I found it!Wikinow2008 02:51, 29 April 2008 (EDT)

May 2008

  • I was reading "Just one more note on Expelled" by PalMD on denialism blog earlier today, and there was a link to this wonderful site. ---TheNerd 17:15 1 May 2008 (EDT)
  • Someone told me about conservapedia.com, and when I had stopped laughing, I researched a bit. And here I am... — Unsigned, by: 77.185.92.234 / talk / contribs
  • Stumbled across Conservapedia after reading some excellent articles about it by ...oh I forget now... on www.smirkingchimp.com, about how sinister it was (Hitler was a liberal, and Pinochet died to make China British, or something). That led me to RW, which I've been happily following for months now, but finally decided it was time I dipped my toe in. I've been active on Conservapedia too, periodically. Mostly fighting the good fight on the Dawkins page. He really is a professor, you know. Charles SubLunar (mr) 18:37, 14 May 2008 (EDT)
  • I lurked at Uncyclopedia for a while, and their Conservapedia article led me to that travesty but also led me here. Lurked here for a while, now it's time I actually do some work *sigh*. Cranial Suppositorypull your head out of your ass 15:50, 16 May 2008 (EDT)
  • From a link on richarddawkins.net/forum... enjoy sanity and reason? You should come joing us! randomblink 11:14, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

June 2008

  • I was looking for goat porn and Google listed this place as #1. I am still looking for good goat porn...--TimS 15:52, 3 June 2008 (EDT)
  • I read a Register.co.uk article about Conservapedia which mentions RationalWiki. I also have a track record of visiting different websites since around late-1995, such as HotBot. UnopposedToThumbs
  • I found it via the 'Lenski affair'. Schlafly's stupidity was linked on the SomethingAwful forums, and it was pretty much follow the bouncing ball from there. Starshark
  • I heard about Conservapedia and spent about 3 days reading it and laughing hysterically. That lead me here and I've been reading RationalWiki since it's inception and check and vote on the WIGO pages all the time. Jim Rational 02:11, 11 June 2008 (EDT)

July 2008

  • That dude with the E. coli and his letters to Conservapedia. Daecon 01:30, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
  • StumbledUpon the page about the Lenski affair --Ruffnekk 11:01, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Skeptics Guide to the Universe > Pharyngula Lenski affair > Conservapedia Lenski affair > Wikipedia > Rationalwiki --Jaxe 09:15, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Trent's Mom gave me the address at lunch last Saturday. CharlotteAZ 12:53, 8 July 2008 (EDT)CharlotteAZ
  • I wanted to refute the creationists' "white hole theory". Google led me here. --JoJo 17:01, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
  • I found it through Liberapedia. --Dagoth Ur, Mad God 06:20, 17 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Read about it in Wikipedia's Conservapedia article. 122.105.217.62 07:03, 23 July 2008 (EDT)
  • From a blogpost on denialism. It helps make life in this redneck of the woods bearable70.245.187.12 21:53, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
  • In the bottom of a cornflakes packet. I nearly ate it. Weirdbeard 04:10, 5 August 2008 (EDT)
  • My roommate was all into this site, and after reading some of the articles I signed up. I'd never even heard of CP at the time. Aboriginal Noise Oh, you want to hit people with garbage cans? 18:40, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

August 2008

  • From a link about Lenski on Richard Dawkins site.--Rupert 17:06, 1 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Discovered Conservapedia through a comment on a Wikipedia talk page. Amusemement soon turned to horror. Discovered RationalWiki through Wikipedia's entry on Conservapedia. Weaseloid 12:16, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Mentioned by a commentator on Pharyngula blog so here I amJwthomas 00:27, 24 August 2008 (EDT)fyreflye

September 2008

  • PZ Meyers' blog, I think. Might've been StumbleUpon. --Purple George!YossieSpring in Fialta 22:12, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
  • StumbledUpon Lenski dialog. Fell in love with website when I saw WIGOCP. MIP 23:51, 3 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Chance encounter with a hilarious website called "Republican Faith Chat" http://baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com/important-site-news/ and read that RationalWiki is "going to hell" hahaha. What non-sense dribble Christians spew. I love RationalWiki!
  • 'twas whispered to me in fearful tones, as part of my initiation into the last Cabal of the Temple of the Illuminati, of which none may speak on pain of their ultimate punishment: No Biscuits At Coffee Break. Insert Name Here 12:10, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I discovered RW over a year ago. Wow. Too bad I wasn't active. I believe I found RW using Google, and the first page I found was WIGO:CP. --Zelandoni 23:16, 11 September 2008 (EDT)
  • Found it om JREF forum.62.251.102.185 05:20, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I gots banned from Conservapedia, for lulzing, so I came here. --Capercorn FLAME! what? 22:04, 17 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I got caught teabagging Phyllis Schlafly by Andy at a prayer breakfast with the homeshoolees and was subsequently banned from Conservapedia despite impeccable Conservative contributions. I've been stalking WIGOCP for awhile now. Teabag 06:52, 27 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I discovered Conservapedia after hearing Andy pitch it on a local Seattle radio talk show and contributed 324 edits in the first two weeks of April 2007. I even earned "Edit of the Week". Then I was invited to the Rationalpedia, and I did quite a few edits there, and even attended the IRC channel associated with that place. Ed Poor somehow wormed his way into the IRC channel associated with that wiki, and started throwing his weight around, and kicked me from that channel. I discovered RationalWiki after checking up on CP via WP. RatWiki was only about three months old at the time.Teresita 02:50, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I was banned from conservapedia for suggesting that it might be full of propaganda and deception. I looked up CP on WP and ended up here to vent. Bingosherlock 16:58, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I joined awhile back, and am on and off a lot. But, I joined after reading about CP on Andrew Sullivan's blog, and when I went to look up CP again, the highest link on Google was RW. Looked around, liked it, stayed on for a bit. Now, I'm here and gone a lot. Researcher 19:37, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
  • I came here from WP's article on CP, and lurked for a while (I can't remember how long). God only knows how I ended up there. Stupid bastard Hoover! 20:33, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

October 2008

  • I was just googling Poe's Law, and found this delicious home of sanity InaVegt 19:02, 15 October 2008 (EDT)
  • To be honest, I have no idea, although it could have been via the CP Wikipedia page. I've been laughing at CP for a while, but never editing. Linkthewindow 04:53, 17 October 2008 (EDT)

November 2008

  • It was listed in Wikipedia's article on CPTheemperor 22:10, 17 November 2008 (EST)
  • Same. Bluefish 17:23, 21 November 2008 (EST)
  • I was browsing Uncyclopedia for lulz, when I came across their article on Conservapedia. I checked out the equivalent article on Wikipedia, which led me to this site. -RedbackG'day 14:08, 22 November 2008 (EST)
  • Found it through a link on Fark[1], in a reference to Poe's law. (Damn, everytime I go online, seems like there's a new something-wiki. . . . — Unsigned, by: 70.149.182.200 / talk / contribs
  • Through Google - I think I searched for "Conservapedia Bugler".--Kriss AkabusiAAAAWOOOOGAAAR!!1 05:00, 19 December 2008 (EST)
  • Saw it mentioned as an anti CP site on wikipedia. EternalCritic 17:30, 13 March 2009 (EDT)
  • searched Conservapedia. Never knew I'd find this. Great site. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistoroverworked and overbearing 21:21, 3 January 2009 (EST)
  • Googled something about CP, or possibly the WP CP article. EddyP (talk) 16:48, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

December 2008

  • The E. Coli chap who gave Brother Assfly and the Conservapedos such grief with his wonderful letters. Matty the Damned 03:03, 19 December 2008 (EST)
  • Someone emailed me a link here on the first day I signed up for CP. FernoKlumpMr. Assfly! Don't forget about this petition!] 01:50, 23 December 2008 (EST)
  • A friend prefaced his rant with "you won't believe this shit," and somewhere along the way "Conservapedia" was thrown in the mix. Checked out Conservapedia, indeed could not believe that shit, and went on scooting around Wikipedia for further info. Stumbled across RationalWiki as a result. A.Ha 21:29, 23 December 2008 (EST)
  • Followed a link to Poe's Law from the JREF forum - as I suspect many do. Worm(t | c) 08:52, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

January 2009

  • After discovering Conservapedia, a Google search for 'liberal encyclopedia' somehow brought me here. Upon reading the Guide for the Newly Deconverted, I was hooked. Zaku 07:54, 4 January 2009 (EST)
  • Shortly after the foundation of RW2 - but I can't remember the link.--False Flag 09:33, 4 January 2009 (EST)
    • I hit "reload" 37 times until it came back! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:02, 7 January 2009 (EST)
  • Found this place a while back from the Encyclopedia Dramatica entries on Conservapedia/Andy Schlafly, liked what I saw, and finally decided to join up.
  • I found it after googling something like (Conservapedia) AND (idiots). Perhaps it might have been "Schlafly is an idiot". I can't remember exactly but I'm sure you get the idea. JoeDuffy 05:20, 27 January 2009 (EST)
  • Conservapedia came up in my A-Level Politics classes three years ago, and it was only a matter of time before I found out about RW. Finally decided to create an account this month.KlapauciusEsteemed Constructor 10:42, 27 January 2009 (EST)
  • After coming across Conservapedia, I decided to do some research on Wikipedia to find out what kind of..."people" would bring that mutant wiki-offspring into being. The Wikipedia article on Conservapedia mentioned a counterwiki called RationalWiki, as well as a small and very intriguing origin story. ~Ttony21(talk, contribs) 13:15, 28 January 2009 (EST)
  • In a fit of online boredom, I was browsing FSTDT and came across a quote from Conservapedia. Being the naturally inquisitive person I am, I looked up Conservapedia on Wikipedia, and then found here. brielle 02:34, 29 January 2009 (EST)
  • I was looking for Conservapedia laughs when I stumbled upon the "guide to the newly deconverted." I joined up almost immediately.JSLeitch 12:38, 1 February 2009 (EST)

February 2009

  • I think i came across Conservapedia through a link on Twitter. After reading some of the articles on there just made me want to smash all of their heads in with a fossil. I'm afraid right wing christian insanity makes me furious. I am studying geology at the moment so their "Age of the Earth" BS entry tipped me over the edge. Being worried that the rubbish and lies was going unquestioned while searching I came across rationalwiki. Dread to think of the consequences of impressionable children reading their lies and misinformation. 12:01, 8 February 2009 (EST) AngryDarwin
  • I'm fresh off the boat from Uncyclopedia. Fuck this wiki. At least ours is about something. (I'm reading some essays now, and liking them. I may make an account, I may just keep reading.) 173.79.3.121 17:43, 24 February 2009 (EST)
  • I heard about Conservapedia from the Wikipedia IRC channels. I then searched for the site to see what it was about. I peeked in and was horrified by their blatent lies. I went back to the Google results and in the results this website caught my eye.--Ipatrol 22:22, 22 April 2009 (EDT)

March 2009

April 2009

  • PZ - PalMD - here! (but with a lot of lurking)Silvermute 07:09, 5 April 2009 (EDT)
  • RW found me! In June '07 I called a certain Andrew Schafly an "Utter Idiot" and somehow wasn't shot on the spot. I did however find an invitation to join RW on my talkpage doorstep. It lasted about 14 seconds before disappearing, but I began lurking here then. AlanE 20:30, 20 April 2009 (EDT)
  • Someone posted the (in)famous Youtube-Banana-vid on a Dutch atheist site (www.godvoordommen.nl). I dropped the expression 'Poe's Law' and looked for a good explanation via the Ixquick search engine. Well, here I am! Rette-que-tette 15:39, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Rette-que-tette
  • While reading Wikipedia's article about Conservapedia... "Several editors, including Lipson, started another website, RationalWiki." SJ Debaser 14:49, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

May 2009

  • Recently my non-AP History class (it is very common for people with any ambition at all to enroll in AP classes at my school, whether they are capable or not) had a 'debate' on evolution and my somewhat-intelligent-yet-total-wussy teacher decided that every viewpoint was equally valid, including a lot of the ID stuff some chick was spewing. Then one of my best friends (very intelligent yet woefully ignorant Christian) starts talking about how he believes the universe was created in 8 days (whatever happened to 6?!?! 'Good point,' was his response when I pointed this out) and when I start presenting him with arguments to the contrary he says he'd rather not think about it. He even thinks his viewpoint is more logical. Needless to say, I went straight to somewhere where I might find a group of anybody resembling rational people. The name RationalWiki suggested itself. Clepper 14:05, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
  • On my userpage on another wiki, I was creating a link in the style of Uncyclopedia, where it links to something related to, but not the same as, the link text. I decided to make the word "ridiculous" link to the Wikipedia article about "Conservapedia", and it was on that article that I read about this wiki (in the context of its opposition to Conservapedia). -- Sorceror Nobody 18:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Ace told me too, and he scares me. But the site gives me many a laugh and something to do at work.....instead of work. Rad McCool 07:18, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

June 2009

  • stumbleupon [2] --Scamp 18:25, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I was reading a Cracked article about bastardizations of Wikipedia, which of course had Conservipedia, which lead to Liberalpedia's article on it, which led here. Zeus 20:27, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

July 2009

  • RationalWiki had my baby. Web (talk) 04:13, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Told by a friend after laughing at Conservapedia for a day. This was the first page I found. 130.216.53.228 22:53, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Looked up "abortion" and "homosexuality" on Google while bored with a philosophy paper. The latter lead to Conservapedia, which was hilarious to no end. Eventually I searched for "Conservapedia" and found RationalWiki. ~ Kupochama[1][2] 21:26, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Found it a while back (6-9 months) through a link on Liberapedia. Which I in turn found through Uncyclopedia.Cade Skywalker (talk) 20:53, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

August 2009

  • I kept seeing all the references to a "Vandal Site" on CP, did some research and found all you guys! Still trying to make up my mind whether you're actually serious or not, but anything that takes the piss out of CP as much as you do can't be all bad. SuspectedReplicant (talk) 17:44, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

September 2009

  • Heard about CP via Lewis Black on Daily Show, typed "Is Conservapedia a joke?" into Google afterwards and found this site. Unfortunately discovered it was not a joke :(... Ren (talk) 01:56, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I was reading Conservapedia for the lulz, and some of my Google searches pointed me towards RW. I can't recall the landing article, but it would have been one of the Conservapedia articles.--Concernedresident 16:34, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I searched Google for information about the Lenski affair. I had read about it in Richard Dawkins' new book The Greatest Show on Earth. Previously I had thought that Conservapedia was merely a somewhat conservatively biased site (a bit like Fox News perhaps). But now I can see that it's a full-blown creationist site and an intellectual black hole. Danish 09:04, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I was shopping for a book on amazon.com, when by pure chance i stumbled upon a heated argument re: the Lensky e.coli paper. One author mused that another author 'possibly has ties to Conservapedia' - which was the first time i ever heard about that site. Took it for a parody at first, btw - and had quite a good time sampling all that seemingly delectable, subtle humour over there. Well - one link led to another, and eventually this page was mentioned somewhere.
  • Probably from WP's CP page. Lost in the fogs of alcohol. CS Miller 20:12, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I found a wiki about Harry Potter, that led me to Wiki and Wikia led me to Uncyclopedia, Uncyclopedia led me to Conservapedia. I had never imagined that something so insane could exist, I searched for some extra information and soon I found Rationalwiki... --Earthland (talk) 21:21, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

October 2009

  • I was doing research on logical fallacies a while back, and was hooked. (An Anonymous Coward)

November 2009

  • I was laughing at Conservapedia, and realized lots were laughing along with me. PhillipA 06:15, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I think I was searching for ID (which I believe) and found this site mocking it. That kind of pissed me off, but then I read the rest of it. I lurked for am while, but finally created an account. At this point I'm trying to figure out whether this site has more bias than CP. Lilfut
  • Turned left at Greenland? Okay, no, really, the truth is I have no idea. I've been lurking here (moar?) since Einstein and Hammurabi went disco-dancing. Only recently have I been sufficiently inspired (read "bored") to make any mischief. I expect to be banned any second now for a 99-44/100ths violation or whatever it's called. --12.17.54.50 00:49, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Stumbled onto christwire.org and found myself deep inside a case of what I now know as Poe's Law (which as hit #1 on google for "Poe's Law" became my landing page here).
  • William Dembski linked to an article on his Search for Search paper at Uncommon Descent and I clicked on it! Dvunkannon 02:33, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Was a "fan" of the "history" "lectures" at Conservapedia a while back, but never delved any deeper into the site. Then the Bible Project brought me back to that great site and discovered the total insanity that it is. Googled the owner of that site and found this place. Lots of fun. Internetmoniker 13:28, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
  • A commenter on Wonkette made reference to "Poe's Law", which I hadn't heard of, and when I Googled it, one of the responses was Rational Wiki, so here I am.Trigley 22:38, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I found this site in the search results of a search engine. I then clicked the link to find out more. I was a science major, so I think I have this site’s point of view. The first page I found was the main page. Chuck marean jr 07:00, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I spent hours banning idiot trolls from this place over at CP, it would've been harder not to find it. --TheRealMarkGall 14:13, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I found the articles on Scientology and Muhammad here to be better than those on CP, and it seemed easier to join here.
    :-D
    Civic Cat 20:11, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I noted that neither SourceWatch nor Wikipedia had a page on the Gish Gallop, and someone clued me into RationalWiki.
  • Trent recommended that I drill a 3/8" hole in my skull to relieve the pressure causing my headaches, thanks Trent! Nuckkin Futz 16:31, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I followed a link from RationaWikiWikiWikisWiki[3] to RationalWikiWikiWiki, which had a link to RationalWikiWiki, and from there I drilled down to an even lower level wiki called RationalWiki.

December 2009

  • I found this site a little while ago by following a link on Uncyclopedia.
  • I found my way here after somehow stumbling upon Conservapedia. I have no idea how I came across that storehouse of ignorance, but it changed the way I look at things now. My faith in the human race has suffered. TKEtoolshed (talk) 04:29, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Not sure how I got here. Probably from a link on RichardDawkins.net. I found Conservapedia from Fundies Say the Darndest Things, so it's possible I found this place from there. Anyways, great find. PardreObe (talk) 07:28, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I found out about RW from the Wikipedia article about Conservapedia. Stanley Moon (talk) 02:55, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I, too, found out about RW from the Wikipedia article about Conservapedia. MarcDLS (talk) 14:40, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Used to write implausible phylogenies about animals that don't exist at CreationWiki. Heard about Conservapedia on the Colbert Show. Found RW after I googled some of these morons (Jpatt, Karajou, JacobB, Aschlafly) to figure out if CP is for real. I'm still not sure. Chest Rockwell (talk) 16:12, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I learned of RW from Wikisource, not long after learning of Conservapedia the same way: through the Lenski dialog published on WS. I enjoy copyright problem-solving, and I am still scratching my head over the "freeness" of Conservapedia:Copyright, which to me says, in essence, "everything on here is absolutely free--until we decide it isn't." Except for revocability, the license is quite, well, liberal. --LarryGilbert (talk) 18:45, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • During a search for al-med information and issues Citizen Deux (talk) 20:19, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Tvtropes! Former Neocon(that lasted about 3 months after I got unmonitored internet access) who unfortunately lives in Louisiana. Read the site, liked it. -User:Tyrannis 05:05, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

January 2010

  • Honestly, I cannot remember. Was briefly on CP before I came here though, so that's probably how I ended up lurking, many months ago. Decided to register at last no idea why. We'll see where it goes. - H. Randolph Twist (talk) 00:01, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I was looking on list of wikis on wikipedia, and i found this and Conservapedia. VCS777 (talk) 02:39, 5 January 2010 (UTC).
  • I found RW while looking for info on Andy Schalfy a while back, and just now got around to creating a user account! StealthBadger (talk) 21:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I was so terribly entertained by Conservapedia that I ended up here upon further research. ScientificRigor (talk) 01:25, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia pointed me to Uncyclopedia, Uncyclopedia pointed me to Conservapedia. Then i read an article on wikipedia aboud conservapedia and there was a link to RationalWiki on Wikipedia. Mr.Orange (talk) 12:36, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I Googled Venomfangx and found his info here. Lonius (talk) 21:26, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I am somewhat of a techno peasant and am trying to figure out the new social media. I just finished reading Wikinomics and am excited about the whole idea of collaboration for my website. I googled "criticism of myers-briggs" and wound up here. I wanted to see how it all worked. Davewood9 (talk) 01:21, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I, err, followed the tumbleweed out of the desert, and to the main page of RationalWiki.--𐄡 (talk) 21:12, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Mentioned by User:Android in the League of Reason IRC chat. I decided to check it out. rfranknj (talk) 07:15, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

February 2010

  • I am addicted to Conservapedia, and any google such for that site also brings up RW links as well. PrincipalScudworth (talk) 15:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
  • I searched conservapedia on Google and found this. I am glad I did!!!! Tommy0210 (talk) 23:24, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

March 2010

  • User:SRQ girl told me about it on a private irc. She found it when looking for Wiki sites to troll and fell in love with one of the users here. Brianna (talk) 00:10, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I found it a bit dull BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!--Radioactive PIzza (talk) 22:02, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Was looking for a place on the Internet that debunked pseudoscience. --Stilldeciding (talk) 03:25, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I found it through looking up opposition to Conservapedia. BorgesetKafka (talk) 23:01, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

April 2010

  • I followed a link here. I think it was from IssuePedia. Fyrius (talk) 08:06, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Googled poe's law. Pacodog (talk) 23:22, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I was surfing Uncyclopedia and somehow ended up on their entry about Conservapedia. Curiosity brought me to your page on them, naturally. — Unsigned, by: 86.168.11.169 / talk / contribs 18:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The link from User:David Gerard's Wikipedia user page. Ro Thorpe (talk) 23:30, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Discovered this site through a TVTropes link to the Lenski Affair. Rodlen (talk) 23:33, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Found it on /b/ someone wrote "if 50 people vandalize this site I will show more skin". 64.255.180.67 (talk) 17:14, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Facebook DirectLink — Unsigned, by: 70.45.118.110 / talk / contribs
  • I have been lurking here for a while, decided to make an account to comment on the lolz @ CP.SlayDogg (talk) 16:50, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

May 2010

  • StumbleUpon, on a dreary night of yore.Enviroby (talk) 07:44, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Sigma 7's userpage on Wikipedia. Moydow (talk) 18:18, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Went to check what wikipedia has to say on conservapedia, and thre it was, rationalwiki. Roberto.sallier (talk) 14:12, 4 May 2010 (UTC)roberto.sallier
  • I think i found the Dawkins article when googling the supposed "stumping" question. Lacrimosus (talk) 05:13, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I started reading CP for laughs about a month ago. Then I found rationalwiki through a google search for CP.Mr. Swift (talk) 00:11, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia article on conservapedia --Slugboy (talk) 04:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Via Google query "shoo tag" DewiMorgan (talk) 10:39, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Like a lot of people above, I found it from looking up stuff on Conservapedia, but stayed for the conspiracy and pseudoscience articles. Ozznova (talk) 09:04, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I followed a link from an entry on PZ Myers' blog "Pharyngula" to the article here titled "Lenski_affair". Myers was congratulating Lenski on his experiment reaching the milestone of 50,000 generations.DancingHorses (talk) 02:21, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I've been chasing down some scammers that sell a thing called ShooTag and it lead me here. I'll update the appropriate entry with my findings. User: anaglyph talk

June 2010

  • Well.... I stumbled across Conservapedia, not aware of what it was. I saw a couple (too wildly understate it) errors in the Barack Obama article. I registered, tried to correct the "birth name" on the article, pointing out on the talk page that Soetoro cannot possibly be Obama's birth name, considering that his mother didnt marry Mr. Soetoro until several years after he was born. Lo and behold the honorable TK blocked me for Liberal trolling or some such nonsense. I went to WP to figure out what CP was all about, and found my way here. :D DenaChemistry (talk) 04:12, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The Wikipedia entry on Conservapedia led me here (link About in footnote 63). Since RationalWiki on Wikipedia redirected to RationalWiki's section of the Conservapedia article, I linked the first prose mention of RationalWiki to the Main Page.   — Jeff G. ツ 06:24, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I found this site a month or so ago, whilst laughing at creationists. I know it's not their fault that they were dropped on their heads and kicked around the room at birth, but I can be cruel sometimes. (Young_Earth_Creationism) JonnoHurl Abuse Here 00:59, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I was on TVTropes and read about Conservapedia, then went to the RW page, and then came here. InsaneBookBadger (unleash the badger) 02:50, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I somehow got to the TVTrope page on Conservapedia, then went to the RW page and followed the link here. Just like the guy above me i guess. BDota (talk) 14:44, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I really don't remember. I think someone linked to a logical fallacy article from a site I frequent, like Kotaku or something. I've been unable to leave since then. My wife is getting pissed at me for spending more time editing RW than talking to her. Quaru (talk) 15:32, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Been here for some time actually, stumbled here via fundies say the darndest things and stuck around. I've contributed once or twice but anon and finally decided to register. Oldusgitus (talk) 12:01, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

July 2010

  • SusanG invited me to vandalize this website. --Idiot number 59 (talk) 14:53, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I was browsing through some outside views of Conservapedia (Unencyclopedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and other trustworthy and reliable sites of similar nature), and stumbled across RW. ~SuperHamster Talk 22:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Liberalpedia. I'll admit to lurking for a few months before signing up. --Thunderstruck (talk) 21:32, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I googled something about Conservapedia and found you guys, great job! 116.71.173.181 (talk) 04:34, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I did a google search (illuminati conspiracy) which led me home to rationalwiki.com u.d. Bensali (talk) 16:20, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia. I was stalking a facist, cheerleader-hating CONservapedian when I saw people talking about it on WP:Talk:Conservapedia. Ex-Troll Cheerleader (talk) 16:29, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Via google by way of Conservapedia. I seem to be obessed with seeing what various nutjobs think of my ilk.--AMassiveGay (talk) 21:31, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
  • A friend is a 'crat Him (talk) 19:45, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I followed a link on FSTDT a few months ago, and have been entertained ever since. -1=e 02:58, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

August 2010

  • I went to the Conservapedia article on Wikipedia, and it talked about this wiki. -User:Mectrixctic
  • A friend shared this image Internet_argument and I looked for the article source. -User:Feralbeagle
  • Could not remember the name of Poe's Law, so I typed relevant terms into Google until RationalWiki popped up. Quantheory (talk) 23:46, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I was browsing uncyclopedia one day and a came across a political site called liberapedia, I browsed there for a while before finding this place. --Onion <talk> 00:32, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  • A link to the Citizendium article by User:David Gerard on the Wiki foundation-l mailing lists - of all places. Peter Damian (talk) 14:23, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
  • After browsing Conservapedia for lulz, I googled Rational Wiki to try to find an opposite viewpoint that I could agree with!

September 2010

  • I found this site at Wikiindex, which I discovered through a Google search. --Gabe (talk) 11:05, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Just by surfing forward from a comment thread in Pharyngula. JHM (talk) 16:23, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Not entirely sure. I think I was Google-ing for a rebuttal to a claim on Conservapedia. reichhol (talk) 16:25, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Somebody was talking about it in the pub. WSC (talk) 22:23, 16 September 2010 (UTC)