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2nd Feb '16 4:11:25 PM SolipSchism
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Wick cleanup; Edit War has been moved to Administrivia.
* EditWar: On RW, edit wars and even wheel wars are extremely common. So common, in fact, that ''accidental'' edit wars have become an issue - sysops assuming vandalism where there is none and performing knee-jerk reverts of edits without reading them, the original contributor re-adding the edit, and things kicking off from there.
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* EditWar: Administrivia/EditWar: On RW, edit wars and even wheel wars are extremely common. So common, in fact, that ''accidental'' edit wars have become an issue - sysops assuming vandalism where there is none and performing knee-jerk reverts of edits without reading them, the original contributor re-adding the edit, and things kicking off from there.
25th Jan '16 12:15:14 AM Bioshock
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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, instead placing him in the "Left of Reason" category; see OnlySaneMan below for more 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, instead placing though they don't place him in the "Left of Reason" category; reason" category either, see OnlySaneMan below for more details).

* OnlySaneMan: The category [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Right_of_reason Right of Reason]] is for conservatives with enough reasonable viewpoints that they can be taken seriously[[note]]Gerald Ford, Robert Taft, Michael Bloomberg, T.Boone Pickens, etc.[[/note]]. The leftist version is called [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Left_of_reason Left of Reason]][[note]]Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky etc.[[/note]].
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* OnlySaneMan: The category [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Right_of_reason Right of Reason]] is for conservatives with enough reasonable viewpoints that they can be taken seriously[[note]]Gerald Ford, Robert Taft, Michael Bloomberg, T.Boone Pickens, etc.[[/note]]. The leftist version is called [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Left_of_reason Left of Reason]][[note]]Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky etc.[[/note]].
24th Jan '16 5:58:06 AM WhatArtThee
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: In the middle of the scale, being less humorous than Uncyclopedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, or this very wiki, but more humorous than Wikipedia, Conservapedia, and SCP Foundation. The main article on [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]] is one of the few that is explicitly stated to be intended to be completely serious, though a parody article on him also exists. 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 the middle of the scale, being less humorous than Uncyclopedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, or this very wiki, but more humorous than Wikipedia, Conservapedia, between Wikipedia and SCP Foundation. The main article on [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]] is one of the few that is explicitly stated TV Tropes. Articles tend to be intended vary from serious to be completely serious, though a parody article on him also exists. Regardless 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).
17th Jan '16 1:20:48 PM WhatArtThee
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: It's somewhere between TVTropes & Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}. The main article on [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]] is one of the few that is explicitly stated to be intended to be completely serious, though a parody article on him also exists. 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: It's somewhere between TVTropes & Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}.In the middle of the scale, being less humorous than Uncyclopedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica, or this very wiki, but more humorous than Wikipedia, Conservapedia, and SCP Foundation. The main article on [[Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Andrew Schlafly]] is one of the few that is explicitly stated to be intended to be completely serious, though a parody article on him also exists. 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).
15th Jan '16 7:19:00 PM Jhonny
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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
20th Dec '15 5:01:23 PM Freetime5689
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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 [[Creator/HPLovecraft 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).
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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 [[Creator/HPLovecraft Noam Chomsky]] 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, instead placing him in the "Left of Reason" category; see OnlySaneMan below for more details).

* OnlySaneMan: The category [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Right_of_reason Right of Reason]] is for conservatives with enough reasonable viewpoints that they can be taken seriously[[note]]Gerald Ford, Robert Taft, T.Boone Pickens, etc.[[/note]]. The leftist version is called [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Left_of_reason Left of Reason]][[note]]Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Bernie Sanders, etc.[[/note]].
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* OnlySaneMan: The category [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Right_of_reason Right of Reason]] is for conservatives with enough reasonable viewpoints that they can be taken seriously[[note]]Gerald Ford, Robert Taft, Michael Bloomberg, T.Boone Pickens, etc.[[/note]]. The leftist version is called [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Left_of_reason Left of Reason]][[note]]Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky etc.[[/note]].
19th Nov '15 12:04:42 AM Schismatism
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* CanadaEh: With bilingual topic headers, no less.
18th Nov '15 11:37:39 PM Schismatism
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** Always writing [-[[StrawmanPolitical Alan Colmes]]-]' name in small text.
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** Always writing [-[[StrawmanPolitical Alan Colmes]]-]' name in small text. [[note]]This is due to Creator/AlFranken and his book ''Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them'', wherein Sean Hannity's name is comparatively enormous.[[/note]]
19th Oct '15 4:44:54 AM Folamh3
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* TheHorseshoeEffect: They call it the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Horseshoe_theory "horseshoe theory"]], the idea that the more radical a political group on either end of the spectrum gets, the more its worldview and rhetoric come to resemble that of the other side as opposed to the moderate center. Examples cited include the [[DirtyCommunists Communist Party]] vs. the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic John Birch Society]], CheGuevara vs. AynRand, [[StrawFeminism transphobic radical feminists]] vs. [[StrawMisogynist MRAs]] and [[TheFundamentalist the religious right]], and the pigs in ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' becoming exactly like the humans they originally opposed.

* NotSoDifferent: They call it the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Horseshoe_theory "horseshoe theory"]], the idea that the more radical a political group on either end of the spectrum gets, the more its worldview and rhetoric come to resemble that of the other side as opposed to the moderate center. Examples cited include the [[DirtyCommunists Communist Party]] vs. the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic John Birch Society]], CheGuevara vs. AynRand, [[StrawFeminism transphobic radical feminists]] vs. [[StrawMisogynist MRAs]] and [[TheFundamentalist the religious right]], and the pigs in ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' becoming exactly like the humans they originally opposed.
4th Oct '15 2:00:08 AM Dialh
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%%* ScienceIsBad: Completely inverted.
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%%* * ScienceIsBad: Completely inverted.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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