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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:
# Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement.
# Analyzing and refuting crank ideas.
# Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism.
# Analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media.

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]].
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!!It contains examples of the following:
* AccentuateTheNegative: Many articles on personalities and websites. The Website/{{Reddit}} article, for instance, mainly cites sub reddits known for their bigotry and ultranationalism, provocativeness, or stupidity.
* AntagonistInMourning: Conservapedia administrator TK passed away in December 2010, eliciting this response on [=RationalWiki=].
--> "RW noticed his absence and did the legwork to learn of his passing, while CP only seemed to learn of it afterwards (so quickly that it appears that they learned from RW), but have barely even noted the passing of one of their most prolific editors and authoritarian admins. In a truly surreal example of irony, asking about TK's death on Conservapedia can result in [[http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=block&user=&page=User:Willminator&year=&month=-1 a permaban]]."
* ArchEnemy: Conservapedia is portrayed as this (the site was created as its opposite), though it's obvious that Rational Wiki views them as more of a loud annoyance more than anything. The site's articles on Conservapedia and Schlafly's antics often read like the history of the Soviet Union under UsefulNotes/JosefStalin.
* ArmouredClosetGay: Described as part of [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Haggard%27s_Law Haggard's Law]], which states, "The louder and more frequent one's objections to homosexuality are, the more likely one is to be a homosexual." It even has a link back to the Armored Closet Gay trope page.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** The article on types of people that go to hell states that on the lowest circle of hell you find traitors, child molesters, and [[{{Series/Firefly}} people who talk in the theater]].
** Also smokers aren't looked upon too highly and mentions of the dangers of smoking seem to pop up in the most unlikely of places.
** The Animal Liberation Front's tactics include "[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Animal_Liberation_Front vandalism, arson, threatening people involved with this (or family members of theirs), and removal of test animals from laboratories."]] This last ''[[JustifiedTrope can]]'' be dangerous if they are then released into the wild, however, as test animals often lack the skills to survive.
** [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft HP Lovecraft]] had a laundry list of phobias, and the greater part of his work was influenced by his fears of women, foreigners, people of color, and seafood.
* BasementDweller: They coined the LogicalFallacy [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_cellarium argumentum ad cellarium]] concerning the frequent accusations of this on the Internet. [[HypocriticalHumour Of course, that doesn't stop them from using it themselves.]]
* CanadaEh: With bilingual topic headers, no less.
* CatchPhrase: Goat.
** This is probably a reference to Matthew 25:31-46, where Jesus says that in the end times he will separate the sheep (his followers) from the goats (his detractors). Or maybe it's just because goats are awesome and tasty. Take your pick.
** They consider VideoGame/GoatSimulator to be the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Video_game "greatest game of all time."]] (the abbreviation of that entitlement is GOAT).
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: They actually (jokingly) mention the term in their [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/France France]] article.
* ClusterFBomb: [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/George_Carlin Their article]] on Creator/GeorgeCarlin, [[SirSwearsalot appropriately enough]].
* 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.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Discussed in the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Stopped_clock stopped clock]] article.
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** In the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_flood#Fossil_layers article disproving a global flood]]: "How was the fossil record sorted in an order convenient for evolution if they were laid down in the turmoil of a single flood? That is usually dismissed with a hand wave by saying the animals quickly sorted each other out based on their ability to compete for the shrinking high ground. The theory also fails to take into account fossilized plants, which show the same type of order as animal fossils, and which are not noted for their ability to flee rising floodwaters."
** A similar example of deadpan snark is found on the page regarding the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Peanut_butter_argument Peanut Butter Argument]] that life should arise naturally in a jar of peanut butter if evolution is true: "Critics of the argument have pointed out that sealed jars of peanut butter are not, generally speaking, billion year-old volcanic environments rich in ammonia and methane, being bombarded by high energy cosmic rays."
** The official point of view is SPOV, which stands for scientific point of view and snarky point of view.
** One of the best examples they have is in their article on George Tiller, an abortion provider who was murdered by a pro-"life" gunman in a church.
-->''Dr. Tiller was in his 267th trimester.''
** On [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anti-vaccination_movement#.22Vaccinosis.22 "vaccinosis"]], an alleged illness supposedly caused by vaccines:
-->''WHO defines vaccinosis thusly: "Your search for vaccinosis did not match any documents." The CDC, on the other hand, define vaccinosis as: "No pages or documents were found containing 'vaccinosis'."''
* DontShootTheMessage:
** In-Universe, despite the site's general centrist/social-liberal perspective, their article on the democratic socialist Creator/MichaelMoore is rather critical, claiming the only thing that puts him above the nationalist-neoconservative RushLimbaugh is his support of universal healthcare. Similarly, despite being a heavily atheistic site, they don't find the arguments of Creator/ChristopherHitchens very convincing. In Hitchens' case, it's partially due to his pro-war position, but his religious positions come under fire as well.
** Their stated mission to trash arguments with poor logic and/or use of evidence means that they have written much more material criticising the lies of the USA's powerful - neoliberals and neoconservatives. But they treat anarchist/populist cranks like [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Globalresearch.ca Globalresearch.ca]] just as harshly as they do the nationalist-Christian-fundamentalist World Net Daily (WND). Even the anarchist intellectual Noam Chomsky is criticized for what they consider "highly questionable statements" regarding genocide (it's not a well-defined term, and Chomsky's interpretation is valid but little-used) at Srebenica, Kosovo, and Rwanda, and his defense of Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson's human right to free speech (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).
** They've treated people like [[https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Thunderf00t Thunderf00t]] and WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist very critically, due to both's views on UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}, and the former's views on UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}.
* DystopiaIsHard[=/=]FascistButInefficient: {{Discussed}} in their analysis of authoritarianism and [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dictator dictatorship]] and used an example of why authoritarianism is ultimately a bad idea.
* 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.
* 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]].
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: Has a surprisingly (and ''refreshingly'') fair and level-handed page about them [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Furry_fandom here]]. Quite possibly one of the more accurate descriptions of the fandom to be found on the internet.
* GravityIsOnlyATheory: All instances of such logic being used seriously are viciously torn apart. AntiIntellectualism in general is subject to a slam.
* HarmlessVillain: The wiki lampshades how Conservapedia and the modern iteration of the Ku Klux Klan are basically this.
* 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 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.]]
* 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]], UsefulNotes/CheGuevara vs. Creator/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.
* IceCreamKoan: They refer to such statements as [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deepity "deepity"]], in full BuffySpeak form (the term was coined by a teenage girl, even).
* IfJesusThenAliens: The article on [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism crank magnetism]] provides a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] of the trope, arguing that people who believe in one fringe religious/scientific/political viewpoint are inclined to believe a whole host of them due to the psychology that leads people to such positions in the first place.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Andrew Schlafly is the son of Phyllis Schlafly, the lady who fought so hard against the Equal Rights Act, claiming women would find freedom in their role as a homemaker. Anyone would grow up to be like Andrew in a home like that. The problem is, he shouldn't have been given internet access. The denizens aren't cutting him any slack, even with that in mind.
* InsaneTrollLogic:
** Described in their page on "[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Not_even_wrong Not Even Wrong]]", referring "to any statement, argument or explanation that can be neither correct nor incorrect, because it fails to meet the criteria by which correctness and ''in''correctness are determined." Given their skeptic and debunking mission, they run into this kind of thing a lot.
** Similarly, their page on [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Fractal_wrongness fractal wrongness]]:
-->''You are not just wrong. You are wrong at every conceivable level of resolution. Zooming in on any part of your worldview finds beliefs exactly as wrong as your entire worldview.''
* InsufferableGenius: Like 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".
* JustForPun: A regular feature.
-->"[[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Indigo_child Indigo child]]" is not to be confused with "In dingo child", which is what your child might become if you misplace it in Australia.
-->"[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pseudoscience Pseudoscience]]. Not to be confused with "sudo: science", when you ask Linux to do experiments and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tax4e4hBBZc it goes]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxb1zoj-hcM&list=PLhHcMbVmbwCcwvWVo-RJX_NOlRDarwJN6 too far]].
* KickedUpstairs: Any user who sticks around for a while and regularly makes edits will be saddled with the tedious responsibility of being a (ugh) Sysop.
* TheLabRat: Rational Wiki consists mainly of science geeks (with a few actual scientists and physicians scattered here and there). It is sometimes referred to as Rat Wiki, and its members are supposedly referred to as 'Rats' by those opposed to the site, although there is precisely zero evidence of anyone actually using this terminology.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: As described in the ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' article:
--->This panel from a Chick tract makes even less sense in context. (It really does, [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0094/0094_01.asp check if you don't believe us]].) Also, goats.
* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Pretty much the only countries that aren't criticized heavily are those in Scandinavia, though most editors are not from there. [[{{Eagleland}} The United States]] gets hit particularly hard -- it is practically obligatory to criticize it every time it is mentioned, [[SelfDeprecation though the vast majority of editors are American]].
* 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.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot:
** [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/User:Ironclad Ironclad]] describes himself as a "liberal, homosexual, socialist, atheist, black, British, history-degree-educated [=PhD=]-level academic bodybuilder".
** They mock the 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.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: On their article about 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.
* OnlySaneMan: The category [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Right_of_reason Right of Reason]] is for nationalists-conservatives-liberals with enough reasonable viewpoints that they can be taken seriously[[note]]Gerald Ford, Robert Taft, Michael Bloomberg, T.Boone Pickens, etc.[[/note]]. The communist-socialist-anarchist-liberal version is called [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Left_of_reason Left of Reason]][[note]]Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Bernie Sanders, etc.[[/note]].
* OverlyLongGag:
** [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Ted_Haggard Ted Haggard's article]] constantly states that he is [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday not gay]].
** Megyn Kelly's article constantly ends sentences and phrases, essentially, with the word "essentially," essentially.
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: They don't even try to be subtle, with UsefulNotes/NorthKorea called the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/North_Korea "Democratic People's Republic of Bullshit"]] and [[UsefulNotes/ThatSouthEastAsianCountry crossing through every reference of "Burma"]] from the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Burma Union of Myanmar]].
* PoesLaw: [[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Poe%27s_Law Here]].
* {{Portmanteau}}:
** Wiki + vandalism = [[http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Wandalism wandalism]].
** The "For Fun" page on [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Fun:Barack_HUSSEIN_Obama Barack Obama]] claims he is the leader of Islamerica.
* QuoteMine: They have an [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Quote_mining article]] on it. See also [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nutpicking Nutpicking]].
* TheRival: [=RationalWiki=] [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lesswrong makes fun]] of Blog/LessWrong while actually sharing some of their user-base and cross-linking each-other's favorite material.
* RoguesGallery: The site has a [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Pissed_at_us page]] devoted to people who have attacked it, many of them after themselves being attacked in [=RationalWiki=] articles. [[LongList Among them are:]] Conservapedia, Blog/LessWrong, Metapedia, Dennis Markuze, Seán Manchester, The Anglo-Saxon Foundation, [=YouKnowIAmRight=], Cathy Brennan and Free Republic.
* RuleOfFunny: In full effect.
* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement: {{Averted}}. True to its name, a rationalist point of view is non-negotiable in the articles, and the site is not above criticizing [[ReferencedBy/TVTropes any other]] [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} 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 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.
* RunningGag:
** Goats
** Referring to Conservapedia as Schlafly's blog.
** The wiki's [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Category:Conservapedia_history_lectures rebuttal of Conservapedia's World History Lectures]] makes constant references to liberals eating kittens.
** [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack HUSSEIN Obama]], and how he is a gay liberal [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment communist socialist]] [[LogicBomb atheist muslim satanist]] Kenyan antichrist. "Our Muslim-in-Chief"
** All glory to [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Saint Reagan]].
** 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]]
** Megyn Kelly, [[VerbalTic essentially]].
** Gretchen Carlson and [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the definition of an ignoramus]].
** The amount of scientific evidence available for <insert fringe theory here> represented by an animated gif of [[ChirpingCrickets tumbleweeds blowing past]].
* SarcasmMode: Prevalent, for example, in the article [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Fairies "Fairies"]]. Often these tend to be BlatantLies followed with the marker [[superscript:Do You Believe That?]] to hint to the reader that the author didn't actually believe that.
* ScaryBlackMan: Discussed in their article on the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Black_brute "Black brute"]] stereotype. They even link to the UnfortunateImplications page.
* ScienceIsBad: Completely inverted, as one of the site's goals is to refute pseudoscience and people who really think 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]].
* SelfDemonstratingArticle: [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/English-only_movement Notably once inverted.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Their [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Wiki#Comparison_chart wiki comparison table]] asserts that their intended editor base is "rationalists", while their actual editor base is "''Drunk'' rationalists, [[RunningGag goat]] fetishists".
* 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).
* SmugSnake: They call this [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect The Dunning-Kruger Effect.]] This is when a little knowledge gets to someone's head and they end up thinking they're an instant expert.
* StayInTheKitchen: Their page for that is [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Children,_Kitchen_and_Church "Kinder, Kuche, Kirche"]] which is [[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.
* 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 transphobic and sex-negative elements of second-wave feminism.
* StrawMisogynist: Conversely, the site has little more than contempt for the MRM and similar or related movements/individuals (or even ones they perceive as being similar or related).
* TakeThat:
** Mostly against fundamentalists and authoritarians, though no one is completely spared, not even [[SelfDeprecation the site itself]].
** The wiki's origins as an anti-Conservapedia site still tend to show clearly in most articles about nationalist or conservative politicians or political positions; reality rarely conforms to the USA's definition of political centrism/'neutrality', so they don't either.
** Even ThisVeryWiki is subject to a little criticism, most notably a rundown of Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident. That said, the article used to be ''much'' more critical than it is now, even after the Incident.
** Their tag for blatant sarcasm is "Do You Believe That?" Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron's original ''Way of the Master'' video begins with Cameron giving a gross misrepresentation of the Big Bang theory, and Comfort then exclaiming, [[SarcasmMode "Do you believe that?"]]
* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Addressed in [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Essay:Gender_and_Sysops Gender and Sysops]], which aimed to encourage a more balanced gender representation.
* ThingOMeter: The [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Irony_meter Irony Meter]]
* TomeOfEldritchLore: Their article on the [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Necronomicon Necronomicon]] which comes complete with their characteristic [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snark]]:
-->"Since the time of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]], several real books have been written and published under the name Necronomicon, though none are known to have the mystical powers attributed to them by Lovecraft’s stories. This is generally thought to be the maximal-utility state of affairs by those who prefer not to have soul-eating [[EldritchAbomination eldritch cyclopean gibbering madnesses]] called into our world out of indescribable gulfs beyond all sane conceptions of space and time."
* {{Troll}}:
** Marcus Cicero, LBHS Cheerleader, TK, Rob Smith, D Morris, take your pick. The site's dangerously lenient ban policy results in it being a veritable troll heaven--it takes weeks for the site's members to even decide that they might want to possibly ban someone, and even then it's pretty much always a short-term block that does little to actually stop the troll from vandalizing the site.
** The wiki itself discourages replicating this behavior in kind on Conservapedia, as that site is [[PoesLaw funnier when it's genuine stupidity and not invented]]. Nevertheless, they indulge in it on their ''own'' site quite frequently; for instance, referring to Conservapedia sysop Karajou as "Kowardjou" because it annoys him.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Their now-deleted article Conservapedia:Boycott listed visiting Wiki/TVTropes as an alternative to reading Conservapedia and laughing at it. They added the comment "Kiss your spare time good-bye."
* TuringTest: They [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Turing_test#Turing_Test have an article on it.]] They also mention it in the context of a TakeThat to purged CP sysop [=RobS=], saying he is the only human to fail one:
-->''"Trying to engage in a rational discussion or argument with [=RobS=] is an exercise in futility. Rob may be the only human ever to fail a Turing test, in that after reading a couple of his replies you will be left believing you are actually arguing with a poorly designed computer program that takes keywords from what you posted and fashions pre-generated responses that have little to nothing to do with what you actually said to him. It can also be compared to arguing with a magic 8-ball containing an icosahedron in which every side mentions Communism."''
* {{Understatement}}: "Critics of [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Peanut_butter_argument the argument]] have pointed out that sealed jars of peanut butter are not, generally speaking, billion year-old volcanic environments rich in ammonia and methane, being bombarded by high energy cosmic rays."
* 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.
* WikiVandal: They call it [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Wandalism Wandalism]].
* WordSaladPhilosophy: They accuse famous libertarian philosopher Murray Rothbard of as much in their article on him.
* WorthyOpponent: The general RW opinion of former Conservapedia sysop [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Conservapedia:JessicaT JessicaT]], the TokenGoodTeammate of CP's admins. ([[http://cpmonitor.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/he-who-laughs-last/ Who turned out to be a sockpuppet]] for RW user Psygremlin). They also seem to have, if not affection or respect, then at least a degree of sympathy for CP users who genuinely try to contribute some original conservative thought before their dreams are pissed upon from great height by the Assfly.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: The wiki does not like [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Web 2.0]] at ''all'', claiming that it is [[NewMediaAreEvil dumbing down society]] and promoting pseudo-intellectualism, despite or perhaps [[SelfDeprecation because of]] the fact that, as a wiki, the site is part of Web 2.0 by definition, something they {{Lampshade|Hanging}} at the end.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: The supposed ''modus operandi'' of [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deep_cover_liberal deep cover liberals]].
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