YMMV: Rational Wiki

  • Acceptable Targets: Pretty much anyone who encourages fundamentalism and pseudoscience. Rational Wiki and it's management are the biggest targets on the site.
  • Anvilicious: Averted, mostly. Even the articles on religion seem to at least respect it as long as it isn't raging fundamentalism.
    • Incredibly blatant on any page about atheism which they have plenty of and one of the articles they regard as the most important is an FAQ for newly deconverted atheists
    • Recently starting to be played straight with feminism. Every article about the subject has been edited to heap praise after praise upon the movement and hand wave away any criticism as misogyny. The userbase aren't exactly happy about this, but the mods aren't taking strong action.
      • Averted with their article on radical feminism, which is full of criticisms and misconceptions about the movement. This is fairly recent though since Rational Wiki was largely sceptical of gender essentialism in the past and tended to sway in favour of radical feminist ideologies as evidenced through the article's edit history. Now they fully support transgender concepts (such as gender identity) and other liberal feminist views that were formerly restricted to just tumblr.
  • Broken Base: The site seems to have, since the infamous "Atheism+" rift in the atheist movement, taken the Atheism+ side, and all of the resulting controversy inevitably ensues. This is all largely due to tumblr's users spreading along the internet.
    • Rational Wiki's growing fondness for liberal feminism and disdain for radical feminism after the influx of tumblr users joining and editing the wiki. This has created a divide between Rational Wiki's radical and liberal feminists, especially since radical feminism was fairly tolerated on Rational Wiki before the tumblr feminist incident.
      • The radical feminist article on Rational Wiki was created in 2008 and for a long time, it was quite a positive article on the topic but with criticism on its use of pseudo-history. This started to change in early 2014 when the radical feminist article was edited to describe its transphobia and then in mid-2014 the articles for TERF and transmisogyny were created. The section on its pseudo-history though, has been completely removed. Rational Wiki has gradually shifted from secular rationalist articles towards liberal social justice.
      • Which ironically, is more similar to what Rational Wiki was like back in it's very early days. Check out Growing the Beard entry below for more details.
  • Critical Research Failure: Some articles are very obvious Take Thats, justified with Rule of Funny. Some articles are very obvious Take Thats that completely misrepresent the people they're written about, though they are usually eventually corrected.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: ""Indigo child" is not to be confused with "In dingo child", which is "what your child might become if you misplace it in Australia."
  • Growing the Beard: The site started out as just a mocking opposite of Conservapedia, made to be as deliberately obnoxious and overly left-wing as possible. However once it moved on from its obsession with Conservapedia and gained a more well-researched, Deadpan Snarker tone, it the site became much more enjoyable and helpful. However, it still has some occasional Not So Different moments, almost always when it discusses politics independent of science and religion. This seems to be coming full circle though as many articles are becoming obnoxiously left-wing but this time they're serious.