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9th Jan '17 1:14:31 AM MarkLungo
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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[NotableReferencesToTVTropes any other]] [[TheOtherWiki site]] which does have this policy, accusing them of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator by committing the GoldenMeanFallacy. On the other hand, they aren't above locking pages and banning users that get too troublesome. RW used to be rather lenient in allowing users with opposing political views, but unfortunately it has taken to being quicker with bans against users they politically disagree with. Usually [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial for something totally unrelated]] to their views.

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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[NotableReferencesToTVTropes any other]] [[TheOtherWiki site]] which does have this policy, accusing them of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator by committing the GoldenMeanFallacy. On the other hand, they aren't above locking pages and banning users that who get too troublesome. RW used to be rather lenient in allowing users with opposing political views, but unfortunately it has taken to being quicker with bans against users they politically disagree with. Usually [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial for something totally unrelated]] to their views.
8th Jan '17 10:02:12 PM ElectroKraken
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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[NotableReferencesToTVTropes any other]] [[TheOtherWiki site]] which does have this policy, accusing them of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator by committing the GoldenMeanFallacy. On the other hand, they aren't above locking pages and banning users that get too troublesome. RW used to be rather lenient in allowing users with opposing political views, but unfortunately it has taken to being quicker with bans against users they politically disagree with. Usually [[SuspsiciouslySpecificDenial for something totally unrelated]] to their views.

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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[NotableReferencesToTVTropes any other]] [[TheOtherWiki site]] which does have this policy, accusing them of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator by committing the GoldenMeanFallacy. On the other hand, they aren't above locking pages and banning users that get too troublesome. RW used to be rather lenient in allowing users with opposing political views, but unfortunately it has taken to being quicker with bans against users they politically disagree with. Usually [[SuspsiciouslySpecificDenial [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial for something totally unrelated]] to their views.
28th Dec '16 12:04:36 AM Fireblood
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** They treat left-wing cranks like [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Globalresearch.ca Globalresearch.ca]] just as harshly as they do right-wingers like WND, although they do perhaps have a numerical bias - likely due to the general leanings of their contributors - towards attacking the right. Even Noam Chomsky is criticized for his "highly questionable statements" regarding genocide at Srebenica, Kosovo, and Rwanda, and his quasi-defense of Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson (they deny the placement of the article about him in the category "Extreme moonbattery" though, though they don't place him in "Left of reason" category either, see OnlySaneMan for details).

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** They treat left-wing cranks like [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Globalresearch.ca Globalresearch.ca]] just as harshly as they do right-wingers like WND, although they do perhaps have a numerical bias - likely due to the general leanings of their contributors - towards attacking the right. Even Noam Chomsky is criticized for his "highly questionable statements" regarding genocide at Srebenica, Kosovo, and Rwanda, and his quasi-defense of Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson (they deny the placement of the article about him in the category "Extreme moonbattery" though, though they don't place him in the "Left of reason" category either, see OnlySaneMan for details).
18th Dec '16 5:18:17 PM Jhonny
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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[NotableReferencesToTVTropes any other]] [[TheOtherWiki site]] which does have this policy, accusing them of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator by committing the GoldenMeanFallacy. On the other hand, they aren't above locking pages and banning users that get too troublesome. Of course banned users [[NeverMyFault like to see ideology as the reason of the banning]] rather than tone or behavior. RW has quite a few users that openly flaunt the consensus on some topics and have never had major problems.

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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[NotableReferencesToTVTropes any other]] [[TheOtherWiki site]] which does have this policy, accusing them of pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator by committing the GoldenMeanFallacy. On the other hand, they aren't above locking pages and banning users that get too troublesome. Of course banned users [[NeverMyFault like RW used to see ideology as the reason of the banning]] be rather than tone or behavior. RW has quite a few lenient in allowing users that openly flaunt the consensus on some topics and have never had major problems.with opposing political views, but unfortunately it has taken to being quicker with bans against users they politically disagree with. Usually [[SuspsiciouslySpecificDenial for something totally unrelated]] to their views.
18th Dec '16 5:14:54 PM Jhonny
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* UnPerson: While the wiki traditionally had very lenient ban rules, negative experience with trolls as well as the fact that next to everybody is given sysop rights (which includes banning any given user) and changes in the userbase have led to some users being banned and new users being banned for so much as resemblance to any banned user. This is particularly the case for any "Avenger-socks" so named after one user banned for their opinion on Israel.
13th Dec '16 10:10:10 AM N1KF
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* AccentuateTheNegative: Many articles on personalities and websites. The Reddit article, for instance, mainly cites subreddits known for their right-wing ideology, provocativeness or stupidity.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: Many articles on personalities and websites. The Reddit Website/{{Reddit}} article, for instance, mainly cites subreddits sub reddits known for their right-wing ideology, provocativeness or stupidity.



** They've treated people like Thunderf00t and The Amazing Atheist 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 WebVideo/Thunderf00t and The Amazing Atheist very critically, due to both's views on UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}, and the former's views on UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}.



* InsufferableGenius: Like TVT, RW encourages humor in their articles, and, like TVT, the comedic talents of their contributors vary wildly. Given that RW is usually censorious[[note]]Part of its mission statement is, after all, the ''refutation'' of crankery, worship, and propaganda.[[/note]], sometimes their articles cross the border between "witty" and "smug".

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* InsufferableGenius: Like TVT, Wiki/TVTropes, RW encourages humor in their articles, and, like TVT, the comedic talents of their contributors vary wildly. Given that RW is usually censorious[[note]]Part of its mission statement is, after all, the ''refutation'' of crankery, worship, and propaganda.[[/note]], sometimes their articles cross the border between "witty" and "smug".



* NewMediaAreEvil: The wiki doesn't seem to like [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Web 2.0]] on the explanation that it's making people less smart.



* ScienceIsBad: Completely inverted, as one of the site's goals is to refute pseudoscience and people who really think ScienceIsBad. Indeed, many of the articles defend the advances of science against people who dismiss or outright deny them, from [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_warming_denialism global warning denialists]] to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anti-vaccination_movement anti-vaxxers]].

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* ScienceIsBad: Completely inverted, as one of the site's goals is to refute pseudoscience and people who really think ScienceIsBad.Science Is Bad. Indeed, many of the articles defend the advances of science against people who dismiss or outright deny them, from [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_warming_denialism global warning denialists]] to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anti-vaccination_movement anti-vaxxers]].



* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: In between Wikipedia and TV Tropes. 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 Wikipedia Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} and TV Tropes.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).



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



* ZeroApprovalGambit: The supposed ''modus operandi'' of [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deep_cover_liberal deep cover liberals]].

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* ZeroApprovalGambit: The supposed ''modus operandi'' of [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deep_cover_liberal deep cover liberals]].liberals]].
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29th Nov '16 11:42:46 AM golgi
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* CursedWithAwesome: If you've been around long enough (a few weeks or days) and are generally thought to be 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 trusworthy, 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.
10th Nov '16 11:17:52 AM Tabs
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* TheFundamentalist: Described [[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Fundamentalism here.]]

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* EmbarrassingNickname: The reason there is an article titled [[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/DAESH "DAESH"]] rather than "ISIS", "ISIL", etc.: the pejorative used in the Arab world sounds similar to two Arabic words that describe someone who "tramples" upon others (i.e. oppresses), and the group reportedly hates the name.
* TheFundamentalist: Described [[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Fundamentalism here.]]here]].



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** They mock the Obama conspiracy theorists by noting on his page that he is a devout Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, gay, Satanist, atheist, Martian, Egyptian Antichrist.

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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, Egyptian and Egyptian-British-Russian Antichrist.


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* {{Portmanteau}}: Wiki + vandalism = [[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Wandalism wandalism]].
1st Nov '16 6:09:47 AM chizo
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* StrawFeminist: Averted. The site goes out of its way to delineate between the more agreeable and academic parts of the feminist movement and extremists like Cathy Brennan and Andrea Dworkin. They also have little love for the more [[HeteronormativeCrusader transphobic and sex-negative elements]] of second-wave feminism.

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* StrawFeminist: Averted. The site goes out of its way to delineate between the more agreeable and academic parts of the feminist movement and extremists like Cathy Brennan and Andrea Dworkin. They also have little love for the more [[HeteronormativeCrusader transphobic and sex-negative elements]] elements of second-wave feminism.
31st Oct '16 10:44:02 AM Tabs
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Discussed in the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Stopped_clock stopped clock]] article.
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