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1st Jan '18 6:28:43 PM BrendanRizzo
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* CrapsackWorld: Out of the nearly-200 countries in the world, all of which have articles, maybe four or five are not subject to AccentuateTheNegative. Moreover, the articles on LogicalFallacies and crank beliefs have an air of ''desperation'', as itís implied that the people who can see through them are a tiny minority. Therefore, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption the forces of good have an uphill battle]].
17th Dec '17 10:00:05 AM RoninMacbeth
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* CursedWithAwesome: If you've been around long enough (a few weeks or days) and are generally thought to be trustworthy, you will be demoted to janitor (i.e. sysop). (Frivolous block wars are common, and encouraged; fortunately, in addition to non-serious block reasons (such as one that outright says "block war") there are options to make said blocks last only a few seconds, which help differentiate them from serious blocks.) If you anger the gods sufficiently, you may even be further demoted to the lowly, despicable position of bureaucrat.

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* CursedWithAwesome: If you've been around long enough (a few weeks or days) and are generally thought to be trustworthy, you will be demoted to janitor (i.e. sysop). (Frivolous block wars are common, and encouraged; fortunately, in addition to non-serious block reasons (such as one that outright says "block war") there are options to make said blocks last only a few seconds, which help differentiate them from serious blocks.) If you anger the gods sufficiently, "mob" (as they call their userbase) enough, you may even will be further demoted to the lowly, despicable position of bureaucrat.moderator.
10th Dec '17 6:30:02 PM DustSnitch
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* ClickbaitGag: The article on clickbait is a SelfDemonstratingArticle entitled "This page on clickbait written by a local mom will change your life!!!" The article continues to demonstrate exaggerated titles like that in its headers, which are all in the style of "Mindblowing COMMON EXAMPLES of Clickbait that can't be unseen."
9th Dec '17 3:27:50 PM Sakubara
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* ItsAllAboutMe: One of their biggest criticisms of the Mandela Effect is that the theory relies on the idea that the world revolves around the people that believe in it and not realizing that human memory is extremely faulty and can be fooled.
13th Nov '17 9:59:34 AM Sonofstranger
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** By definition, a deepity is when a statement that is "seemingly profound but actually asserts a triviality on one level and something meaningless [or false] on another". One example they give is the saying "Love is just a word": the letters l, o, v, and e do spell just a word, but on a deeper level, the saying is completely false. A lot of other examples either include wordplay like this.
26th Oct '17 11:02:43 AM Serac
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: In between Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} and Wiki/TVTropes. Articles tend to vary from serious to silly. However, regardless of the silliness or seriousness of a specific article, unless it's in the separate 'Fun' or 'Essay' sections of the site accuracy is non-negotiable (at least in theory).

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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: In between Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} and Wiki/TVTropes. Articles tend to vary from serious to silly. However, regardless of the silliness or seriousness of a specific article, unless it's in the separate 'Fun' or 'Essay' sections of the site site, accuracy is non-negotiable (at least in theory).
26th Oct '17 10:24:01 AM Serac
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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to [[http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page&ei=_9mUvoDQ&lc=pt-BR&s=1&m=92&host=www.google.com.br&ts=1507059182&sig=ANTY_L0k7wbfg_S2A4C4Yu5DW839I1z6GQ Conservapedia]],[[note]]A wiki made for those who think Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[InsaneTrollLogic a liberal bias]]. We actually had [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160808144250/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wiki/Conservapedia a page on them]], but we had cutlist it as part of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14116047640A25319600 Websites Cleanup Project]], since all it did was to mock the site and its admins.[[/note]] but has since moved more into the direction of debunking, refuting, or poking fun at pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism and other things that it doesn't like, per its stated mission statement:

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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to [[http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page&ei=_9mUvoDQ&lc=pt-BR&s=1&m=92&host=www.google.com.br&ts=1507059182&sig=ANTY_L0k7wbfg_S2A4C4Yu5DW839I1z6GQ Conservapedia]],[[note]]A wiki made for those who think Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[InsaneTrollLogic a liberal bias]]. We actually had [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160808144250/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wiki/Conservapedia a page on them]], but we had to cutlist it as part of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14116047640A25319600 Websites Cleanup Project]], since all it did was to mock the site and its admins.[[/note]] but has since moved more into the direction of debunking, refuting, or poking fun at pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism and other things that it doesn't like, per its stated mission statement:
15th Oct '17 4:29:02 PM FearlessSon
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** They mock the Obama conspiracy theorists by noting on his page that he is a devout Christian, Muslim, Jew, Nazi, Marxist, Hindu, gay, Satanist, atheist, Martian, and Egyptian-British-Russian Antichrist.

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** They mock the Obama UsefulNotes/BarackObama conspiracy theorists by noting on his page that he is a devout Christian, Muslim, Jew, Nazi, Marxist, Hindu, gay, Satanist, atheist, Martian, and Egyptian-British-Russian Antichrist.
11th Oct '17 1:36:18 PM Augusto
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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to [[http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page&ei=_9mUvoDQ&lc=pt-BR&s=1&m=92&host=www.google.com.br&ts=1507059182&sig=ANTY_L0k7wbfg_S2A4C4Yu5DW839I1z6GQ Conservapedia]],[[note]]A wiki made for those who think Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[InsaneTrollLogic a liberal bias]]. We actually had [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160808144250/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wiki/Conservapedia a page on them]], but we had cutlist it as part of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14116047640A25319600 Websites Cleanup Project]], since all it did was to mock the site and its admins as well as document user antics i.e. not tropable material.[[/note]] but has since moved more into the direction of debunking, refuting, or poking fun at pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism and other things that it doesn't like, per its stated mission statement:

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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to [[http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page&ei=_9mUvoDQ&lc=pt-BR&s=1&m=92&host=www.google.com.br&ts=1507059182&sig=ANTY_L0k7wbfg_S2A4C4Yu5DW839I1z6GQ Conservapedia]],[[note]]A wiki made for those who think Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[InsaneTrollLogic a liberal bias]]. We actually had [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160808144250/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Wiki/Conservapedia a page on them]], but we had cutlist it as part of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14116047640A25319600 Websites Cleanup Project]], since all it did was to mock the site and its admins as well as document user antics i.e. not tropable material.admins.[[/note]] but has since moved more into the direction of debunking, refuting, or poking fun at pseudoscience, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism and other things that it doesn't like, per its stated mission statement:
11th Oct '17 1:32:56 PM Augusto
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