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23rd Aug '16 12:54:57 PM Berrenta
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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: On their article about [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]], to let us know that he really wants to make his own translation of Literature/TheBible, as he thinks that every current translation is too "liberal", applying CanonDisContinuity by removing some verses that are the basic tenets of Christianity in the process, even though he admits to having no knowledge of the original languages.

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: On their article about [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]], Schlafly, to let us know that he really wants to make his own translation of Literature/TheBible, as he thinks that every current translation is too "liberal", applying CanonDisContinuity by removing some verses that are the basic tenets of Christianity in the process, even though he admits to having no knowledge of the original languages.



* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Their now-deleted article Conservapedia:Boycott listed visiting TV Tropes as an alternative to reading Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} and laughing at it. They added the comment "Kiss your spare time good-bye."

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* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Their now-deleted article Conservapedia:Boycott listed visiting TV Tropes as an alternative to reading Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Conservapedia and laughing at it. They added the comment "Kiss your spare time good-bye."
23rd Aug '16 3:20:50 AM Morgenthaler
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[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Rational Wiki]] is a skeptics' wiki. It was created as a negative reaction to Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}, 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 Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}, Conservapedia, 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:



** Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} administrator TK passed away in December 2010, eliciting this response on [=RationalWiki=].

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** Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Conservapedia administrator TK passed away in December 2010, eliciting this response on [=RationalWiki=].



* CursedWithAwesome: If you've been around long enough (a few weeks or days) and are generally thought to be [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} trusworthy]], 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 [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} trusworthy]], trusworthy, 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.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The original iteration of the site, which was a wiki with a strong, intentional political bias focused primarily on criticism of one website... created to counter [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} a wiki with a strong, intentional political bias]] focused primarily on criticism of [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} one website]]. Over the years, however, as Conservapedia has continued to fall into irrelevance, RW has [[NetworkDecay/InfluencesOnOtherMedia mostly moved on from its obsession with Schlafly's site, and most of the many articles on Conservapedia minutiae have been consolidated or deleted.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The original iteration of the site, which was a wiki with a strong, intentional political bias focused primarily on criticism of one website... created to counter [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} a wiki with a strong, intentional political bias]] bias focused primarily on criticism of [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} one website]]. Over the years, however, as Conservapedia has continued to fall into irrelevance, RW has [[NetworkDecay/InfluencesOnOtherMedia mostly moved on from its obsession with Schlafly's site, and most of the many articles on Conservapedia minutiae have been consolidated or deleted.]]
17th Aug '16 10:47:25 AM Morgenthaler
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Functionally, it's more like a group blog than an encyclopedia (which they themselves acknowledge), though it also has quite a lot in common with Robert Todd Carroll's [[http://www.skepdic.com Skeptic's Dictionary]]. It also has a page [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/TV_Tropes about TV Tropes]]. Overall, it has the general feel of a wiki mocking the types of people seen on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings while also refuting all of their arguments.

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Functionally, it's more like a group blog than an encyclopedia (which they themselves acknowledge), though it also has quite a lot in common with Robert Todd Carroll's [[http://www.skepdic.com Skeptic's Dictionary]]. It also has a page [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/TV_Tropes about TV Tropes]]. Overall, it has the general feel of a wiki mocking the types of people seen on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings while also refuting all of their arguments.
6th Jul '16 12:53:38 PM Jhonny
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* StayInTheKitchen: Their page for that is [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Children,_Kitchen_and_Church "Kinder, Kuche, Kirche"]] which is [[GodwinsLaw German]] for "Children, Kitchen, and Church". Since they do a lot of analysis of fundamentalism, authoritarianism, and individuals with very firm ideas about traditional gender roles, this gets cross-linked a lot.

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* StayInTheKitchen: Their page for that is [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Children,_Kitchen_and_Church "Kinder, Kuche, Kirche"]] which is [[GodwinsLaw [[GratuitousGerman German]] for "Children, Kitchen, and Church". Since they do a lot of analysis of fundamentalism, authoritarianism, and individuals with very firm ideas about traditional gender roles, this gets cross-linked a lot.
4th Jul '16 7:44:33 PM MitchellTF
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* StayInTheKitchen: Their page for that is [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Kinder,_K%C3%BCche,_Kirche "Kinder, Küche, Kirche"]] which is [[GodwinsLaw German]] for "Children, Kitchen, and Church". Since they do a lot of analysis of fundamentalism, authoritarianism, and individuals with very firm ideas about traditional gender roles, this gets cross-linked a lot.

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* StayInTheKitchen: Their page for that is [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Kinder,_K%C3%BCche,_Kirche org/wiki/Children,_Kitchen_and_Church "Kinder, Küche, Kuche, Kirche"]] which is [[GodwinsLaw German]] for "Children, Kitchen, and Church". Since they do a lot of analysis of fundamentalism, authoritarianism, and individuals with very firm ideas about traditional gender roles, this gets cross-linked a lot.
1st Jun '16 8:23:33 AM SorPepita
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* SmugSnake: They call this [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect The Dunning-Kruger Effect.]] This is when a little knowledge gets to someones head and they end up thinking they're an instant expert.

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* SmugSnake: They call this [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect The Dunning-Kruger Effect.]] This is when a little knowledge gets to someones someone's head and they end up thinking they're an instant expert.
1st Jun '16 8:14:22 AM SorPepita
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** On [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anti-vaccination_movement#.22Vaccinosis.22 "vaccinosis"]], an alleged illness supposedly caused by vaccines :

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** On [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anti-vaccination_movement#.22Vaccinosis.22 "vaccinosis"]], an alleged illness supposedly caused by vaccines :vaccines:
1st Jun '16 8:12:09 AM SorPepita
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* CreatorProvincialism: There is a lot of coverage on the US and (to a lesser degree) Canada and the UK. Europe and other parts of the world - not so much. Just guess where almost all of the editors come from

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* CreatorProvincialism: There is a lot of coverage on the US and (to a lesser degree) Canada and the UK. Europe and other parts of the world - not so much. Just guess where almost all of the editors come fromfrom.
18th May '16 7:17:14 PM Krieger22
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** They've treated people like Thunderf00t and The Amazing Athiest very critically, due to both's views on UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}, and the former's views on UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}.

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** They've treated people like Thunderf00t and The Amazing Athiest Atheist very critically, due to both's views on UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}, and the former's views on UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}.
5th May '16 8:36:50 PM Rytex
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* JustForPun: A regular feature

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* JustForPun: A regular featurefeature.


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-->"[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pseudoscience Pseudoscience]]. Not to be confused with "Sudo: Science", when you tell your computer to perform experiments and [[AIIsACrapshoot accidentally create]] [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]].
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