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Christian Feasts

I was a little bit disappointed that Pentecost didn't make the Main Page, even after I had mentioned it: see Talk:Main_Page#Pentecost....

I'd like to see the Christian Feasts being honored on the Main Page, be it by a masterpiece, a link to an article, etc.: the next will be Trinity Sunday. Any ideas?

Thanks, --AugustO 08:42, 21 May 2013 (EDT)

Good suggestions. Often this will depend on what else is in the news, or what other entries editors are spending their time on at a particularly moment. Other websites on the internet are purely religious sites.--Andy Schlafly 10:48, 21 May 2013 (EDT)

Conservapedia Proven Right

Mr. Schlafly,
I wanted to apologize if my past edit offended you or damaged the project. It was never my intent to remove information from the table, but only to enhance the layout and supplement the content through additional citations. I have also apologized on the talk page of the article, but I thought I owed you a direct apology as well.

Additionally, I still have a desire to improve the article. I have posted a proposed plan on the talk page, and I would be very grateful for your input. I eagerly await your suggestions.

Sincerely, WilliamWB 11:27, 23 May 2013 (EDT)

„Jesus prayed, often publicly, for people”

Andrew Schlafly, you claimed that „Jesus prayed, often publicly, for people”. I'm still interested in an example for this - as you said that this happened often, you should be able to provide us with one. To be more precise: I don't want examples of Jesus blessing or giving thanks ( εὐλογέω - like in Matthew 14:19) or laying hands upon someone (ἐπιτίθημι χεῖρας - like in Matthew 19:15), I'd like to see an example of Jesus praying (προσεύχομαι) publicly for people.

Could you please give us a verse? Thank you. --AugustO 15:40, 24 May 2013 (EDT)

For example, Jesus routinely prayed in public before each meal.--Andy Schlafly 21:32, 24 May 2013 (EDT)
  • „I don't want examples of Jesus blessing or giving thanks
  • „I'd like to see an example of Jesus praying (προσεύχομαι) publicly for people
  • „Could you please give us a verse?”
As you can see, your answer doesn't match the question. --AugustO 22:45, 24 May 2013 (EDT)
Try John 8-14 (Translated)#11:41 - when Jesus very publicly prays to and thanks God prior to raising Lazarus from the dead.--Andy Schlafly 23:45, 24 May 2013 (EDT)


I wonder if he'd be satisfied with John 17:11-17:
  • Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. [1]
Perhaps there aren't as many transcripts of our Lord's specific prayers as we'd all like. --Ed Poor Talk 19:46, 26 May 2013 (EDT)

My faith is VERY IMPORTANT to me

I may be a "liberal" Christian but I am devout, but some articles (guess by who?) suggest I am more associated with Satan them I am Jesus. I will not stand for it any longer--Patmac 09:34, 26 May 2013 (EDT)

VivaYehshua

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

Can you please unprotect this page? I would like to update it with information about VY and Shock's chatroom that has come to light at Talk:Main Page. If this is not desirable, then I would suggest unprotecting the page (which is currently sourced only to a single page on an anonymous blog) so that a more verifiable article can be written in its place (and perhaps if I can get a hold of Conservative, he can point me to reliable sources). Thanks, GregG 21:28, 31 May 2013 (EDT)

Dead link

Can you do anything with this: Template:Dead link? --JoeyJ 14:02, 1 June 2013 (EDT)

What is wrong with it?--Andy Schlafly 16:20, 1 June 2013 (EDT)
Maybe you can expand it. In Wikipedia there is a category for articles with dead links --JoeyJ 09:00, 2 June 2013 (EDT)
I've done it. If Mr. Schlafly or someone else wants to change the exact name of the category, they can go ahead. Onward 09:25, 2 June 2013 (EDT)

My talk

Could you restore my talk page, actually? A nice little memento from the hoopla. :) Onward 20:24, 1 June 2013 (EDT)

A copy from my post on Main page talk

Conservative still goes on with his hatred, I will get blocked for this but here is my promise, I will wait 3 days and if after that time this users hatred is not completely removed from this site I am going to report Conservapedia to the Southern Poverty Law Center and request it is designated a hate group.--Patmac 11:28, 3 June 2013 (EDT)

I would have preferred to send these messages to you in person but I cannot find an email for you so it has to be done here, I have requested you do something before but have been constantly ignored. Lets face it Andy, despite not holding office you are very much a politician, and what does a politician do when a subordinate constantly jeopardizes his position? He gits rid.--Patmac 11:41, 3 June 2013 (EDT)
Conservapedia supports and defends the full right to free speech, and urges liberal groups to do likewise.--Andy Schlafly 12:16, 3 June 2013 (EDT)

This is not free speech, this is hate speech. When i read that Jesus eats and spits out moderate Christians that is hate speech, and it also brings the name of our saviour into disrepute. He does not just attack evolutionists and atheists, he attacks Christians, to the extent that we are not Christians at all. "Liberal" Christianity and marital infidelity, "Liberal" Christianity and whore mongering, "Liberal" Christianity and bestiality, need i say more? But if someone dare challenge his position, he blocks them, how is that free speech? I think you personally have some pretty strange ideas but you do allow them to be challenged without going on a hate spree, and you are to be respected for that. But constantly allowing Conservative to post his vile tirade, however free it may be, just undermines Conservatives and by extension your image.--Patmac 12:32, 3 June 2013 (EDT)

This user Pacmac is blocked indefinitely. Apparently, he thinks he can define what hatred is, even so far as to saying that the above reference concerning Jesus constitutes "hate speech". This is the place in the Bible where it comes from, Revelation, Chapter 2:
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
What it means is that this user is trying his best to stop any mention of the Bible unless this mention is done in accordance with his liberal philosophy; which means that the above Revelation verses are null and void. He further threatens to call the SPLC on us if we don't behave in according to his whims, i.e. one hate filled individual calling a hate-filled organization to complain about our alleged hate against his own hate-filled ideas.
Patmac had also forgotten about our First Amendment RIGHTS to FREE SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, and FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE. He's so filled with hate himself that he would demand the SPLC to try to stop us from enjoying those rights. As far as I'm concerned, he failed. And he can continue failing somewhere else. Karajou 13:12, 3 June 2013 (EDT)
Firstly, let me say that I do not endorse user:Patmac`s tactics of legal threats. They have no place on a wiki, and should instead be sent to the site's owner (Mr. Schlafly) by email. However, as per hate speech and the Bible, it is clear that the Bible condemns churches who do not uphold the tenets of Christianity, but on the other hand, who is User:C to decide which churches are not upholding these tenets? brenden 13:43, 3 June 2013 (EDT)

This is an opportunity for Andy to show some leadership in setting a path that de-escallates the conflict here. On the one hand, Patmac is absolutely right about the intemperate nature of User:C's comments. On the other hand, Patmac's frustration with the failure to address that problem led him to make intemperate remarks as well. I suggest that we forgive Patmac for his transgression, and address whether User:C's edits are consistent with the fundamental commandments of Conservapedia. This is not a "Free Speech" issue. User:C is free to express his views on his private blog. Our question is whether CP should endorse and republish some sharp comments as the views of the entire project. Wschact 07:22, 4 June 2013 (EDT)

Can you please nuke

ReymeDneK's contributions? Thanks, GregG 10:15, 5 June 2013 (EDT)

user:Rafael

There is a dispute between myself and user:Markman regarding User:Rafael's block. Could you please provide some guidance? Thanks, brenden 15:34, 6 June 2013 (EDT)

See this edit. Clear case of incivility. Considering his previous record I'd say he should be banned for at least a week if not more. I would have given him a lifetime ban but unfortunately there are too many editors with blocking rights who seem to be determined to subvert Conservapedia's rules. Interestingly enough, many of those editors are also in cordial relations with the RW userbase. - Markman 15:42, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
You should also point out that, aside from you, the only other person who has given Rafael a block, was DamianJohn, and a now outed parodist. As per "determined to subvert Conservapedia's rules", I would suggest that you re-read the rules. I still haven't forgotten your bullying of AlanE. brenden 15:48, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
"You should also point out that, aside from you, the only other person who has given Rafael a block, was DamianJohn, and a now outed parodist." Come on darling, don't be afraid to call the parodist by his name - Dvergne. The same Dvergne who sided with you and with AlanE against me. So you're basically admitting to both associating with a liberal website and with parodists. - Markman 15:54, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
As far as I understand, User:Dvergne, Karajou, and myself were chastising you for spamming {{uncited}} specifically on AlanE's contributions. Are you insinuating that Karajou is "associating with a parodist"?? Furthermore, once again, you have shown yourself unwilling to read that userpage, that explains my goals on that website specifically. In case you can't see that website, I have the words reproduced below:

==Wat?== *Why are you here? :I'd rather not be impersonated, and I would like a word in this place. *What are you doing at Conservapedia? :I do enjoy thought exercises. While Conservapedia does go in a little overboard at times, I still have faith in it. I feel that the only reason that Conservapedia's problems are so famous, are because of the inordinate amount of trolls and parodists, trying their best to write something so ridiculous, that their comrades might congratulate them. That, and the continued threats by [[user:naca|certain]] [[user:Umichcynic|people]] [[user:Proxima Centauri|at]] [[Liberapedia|certain websites]], to (blocked by spam filter), and harrass the precarious community at Conservapedia, have not helped the situation. One of my goals there is to rectify that. brenden 16:00, 6 June 2013 (EDT)

Your other edits on that website reveal a different story. Your cordial relations with the RW userbase shows that you're one of them. - Markman 16:04, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
In the days of TK your admiting you are even reading that site would have earnt you a ban. Davidspencer 16:05, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
On the contrary, I have been called a dick, a parodist, a "smarmy little prefect", among other things. I do my best to present Conservapedia in a positive light, and frankly, are doing a lot more good than Markman, going there to deliberately spread a false impression of a surly, confrontational Conservapedia. brenden 16:06, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
I think that I made my case and I don't need to elaborate any further. I don't only enforce the 90/10 rule but also try to comply with it, so I'll refrain from any further replies until Mr. Schlafly says his word. - Markman 16:09, 6 June 2013 (EDT)
I think that you shouldn't jump the gun, and instead, should wait for Mr. Schlafly's word on this matter. brenden 16:05, 7 June 2013 (EDT)

Community Portal

A sock of Mr. Mason has recently posted some vile attacks on that page. Although I have undid them, someone may want to block that sock and/or take other remedial measures. Thanks, WilliamWB 12:43, 7 June 2013 (EDT)

I wouldn't worry about this. Karajou took a minute or two to learn oversighting. Mr. Mason will now become even more obscure than he already is and rightfully so. Conservative 00:12, 11 June 2013 (EDT)

Arkansas voter ID rulemaking

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

I know you've taken interest in voter ID just as I have, and I found out this week that the Arkansas Secretary of State has proposed rules to implement Arkansas' new voter ID law. [2]. I'm planning on writing up and submitting comments to fix several issues with the rules, and I was wondering whether you were planning on submitting comments or wanted to see what I am writing. Hopefully, if the rules are fixed as I suggest, the voter ID law should survive federal and state court challenges. Thanks, GregG 13:24, 8 June 2013 (EDT)

That's interesting. I wasn't planning on submitting any comments, but I'd be curious to see what you submit. My own view is that voter ID laws are not as significant as early voting laws.--Andy Schlafly 22:36, 8 June 2013 (EDT)

Building content vs. fighting spammers

Andy, I think if Conservapedians could spend more time creating content rather than fighting spammers that they would do so if given the opportunity.

Why don't you add the feature to the wiki that fights spammers that Brenden says works great at his wiki?

Here is the informmation:

I noticed that in the RC, there's been a large amount of spammers. Perhaps implementing QuestyCaptcha, a system that uses questions that Mr. Schlafly chooses, could stem the onslaught. It works excellently at my wiki. Here is the information for this extention: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:QuestyCaptcha brenden 21:10, 1 June 2013 (EDT)

I hope this helps. Conservative 10:30, 9 June 2013 (EDT)

Quote mining

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

User:Conservative reverted my recent edits without explanation and protected the page. Since there is no way to contact U:C and I don't see it likely that there will be fruitful discussion about improving the article about the logical fallacy of quote mining, I would request that the page be unprotected and that U:C work in collegiality with me to improve the page. Thanks, GregG 11:21, 9 June 2013 (EDT)

There is nothing wrong about quoting the other side and using those quotes to disprove and discredit their position. Some evolutionists pretend there is something wrong with this, yet politicians, attorneys, and any debater properly does this frequently.--Andy Schlafly 13:00, 9 June 2013 (EDT)
I'm glad you are offering your input, and I should probably explain my changes fully on the talk page. Science, law, theology, politics, mathematics, and philosophy are all different systems for answering questions about our world. Each system has its own rules, so what may be a valid argument in law (citing to binding precedent or quoting an authority) is not necessarily valid in science or math. Likewise, logical deduction from axioms is the main way mathematical results are proven, but it has less utility in the other systems of answering questions.
In any event, I think there should be a full discussion on the talk page, and, revisiting this issue, I think that what would probably be best (and what I will therefore request) is for the page protection to automatically expire, say, a week or two from now, and hopefully, the discussion that takes place during this next week will improve the article. Thanks, GregG 13:10, 9 June 2013 (EDT)
EDIT You wrote "politicians, attorneys, and any debater properly does [sic] this frequently." I trust you are familiar with Rule 3.3 of the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct. GregG 13:23, 9 June 2013 (EDT)

Spammers

Try this:

$wgGroupPermissions['*' ]['createpage'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['createpage'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['createpage'] = true; $wgAutoConfirmAge = 600 ; # Ten Minutes

I disagree with this proposal. I think one of the things that makes wikis so successful is that people can jump in by creating an account and instantly contribute by improving pages. To be honest, I think that there are enough blockers to handle the spam efficiently, but if there needs to be a solution, I would recommend QuestyCaptcha. GregG 17:03, 9 June 2013 (EDT)

Captcha

It keeps on coming up everytime I add a link to references, is there any way that you can turn it off for my user? I clearly am not a bot or spammer so if you can it would be much appreciated. JAnderson 20:51, 10 June 2013 (EDT)

Thanks for asking. I've added SkipCatcha privileges to your account.--Andy Schlafly 21:19, 10 June 2013 (EDT)

Malachi

I'm happy to announce that the Book of Malachi is now fully translated. I would like you to take a look at it and if needed help improve it. Note: not all of the book's translation was done by me, but in the parts that I did translate I changed "LORD of hosts" into "LORD of armies". The Hebrew word "tsvaot" (צבאות) that is sometimes translated into "hosts" actually means "armies". I think that this translation is more accurate, plus it sends a strong anti-pacifist message.

I also see that I can't add Malachi to the list of fully translated books in Template:ConservativeBible. Could you please do that for me? - Markman 06:16, 15 June 2013 (EDT)

Fabulous! I like your correction of the pacifist bias. I've updated the template. Well done!--Andy Schlafly 11:41, 15 June 2013 (EDT)
Thanks you for your kind words! - Markman 11:41, 15 June 2013 (EDT)
I look forward to more of your translations.--Andy Schlafly 11:48, 15 June 2013 (EDT)

Catholic Church and evolution

Schlafly, could you please answer to my post on Talk:Roman Catholic Church about the RCC and evolution? Thanks, cheers. --Swordsman 08:10, 15 June 2013 (EDT)

Replied.--Andy Schlafly 11:48, 15 June 2013 (EDT)

Hi can you please uploud these pictures: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anarchy-symbol.svg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancapflag.svg Thanks --JoeyJ 13:49, 16 June 2013 (EDT)

Done as requested.--Andy Schlafly 14:28, 16 June 2013 (EDT)
Thank you but I cant put them into the articles Anarchism and Anarcho-capitalism Can you help me, please? --JoeyJ 13:58, 18 June 2013 (EDT)
I resized them from 500px to 200px and now you can use them in a format smaller than 500px. See: Anarchism and http://conservapedia.com/File:200px-Ancapflag.svg.png Conservative 14:35, 18 June 2013 (EDT)
Thanks Conservative. Please uploud yet this here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anarchist_flag.svg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christian_punk.svg --JoeyJ 08:47, 21 June 2013 (EDT)
and this one also --JoeyJ 09:30, 21 June 2013 (EDT)

U.S. History

Mr Schlafly, Having visited the Eagle Forum website I noticed you run courses on US history which interests me, but have noticed the registration is restricted to those living in the USA. Is it possible to enrole from elsewhere?--Tomqua 16:27, 18 June 2013 (EDT)

Consider using the U.S. History course I posted here: Conservapedia:Index.--Andy Schlafly 16:41, 18 June 2013 (EDT)

Thank you--Tomqua 16:42, 18 June 2013 (EDT)

==Hollywood Values strike again==/8301-207_162-57590166/james-gandolfini-dead-at-51/

It's the same old story over and over: a Hollywood liberal (he helped raise money for Kerry) engages in a self destructive lifestyle (compulsive eating in this case) leading to his own demise. So tragic and yet so preventable. - Markman 15:08, 20 June 2013 (EDT)

Previous Breaking News Archives

The archives from "Previous Breaking News" are very unvalid. Where are the archives from 2012/2013?--JoeyJ 12:01, 24 June 2013 (EDT)

Here: [3].--Andy Schlafly 12:13, 24 June 2013 (EDT)

Recent vandalism spree

We've under a vandalism spree recently. Users involved: SwissE, Namkram, JackieS. I think we should consider a range block in case their IP addressees are dynamic.

I also blocked some users who registered in close proximity to the vandal spree: Mar92vg8br, Numisexpert37, Car9d94nha, NigelM, DennyH. I recommend using checkuser to see if they share IP addressees with the vandals. If not, than those with a proper username should be unblocked while those with an improper username should remain blocked but with their IP unblocked and account creation enabled. - Markman 09:09, 25 June 2013 (EDT)

Thanks. I'll look into this.--Andy Schlafly 09:13, 25 June 2013 (EDT)

User:Ryancsh and blocks

You don't have any problems with his blocks, do you? brenden 14:11, 25 June 2013 (EDT)

Checkers, stop barking at Mr. Schlafly this instant! - Markman 14:16, 25 June 2013 (EDT)


Markman

Please do something about this person. I realise has has been very helpful to you in the Bible Project but he is now blocking long standing and valued contributors on the most spurious of reasons. Davidspencer 15:03, 25 June 2013 (EDT)

Hate to join on but I agree. Markman is a good editor of the bible project but he does engage in block wars and the infighting between Him and Brendan managed to drag me in when he attempted to associate my name is a previously unknown (to me anyway) internet joke. Also, I have serious issue with him questioning my Conservative Ideology simply because I am British and calling British conservatives "sexual degenerates"Ryancsh 20:07, 25 June 2013 (GMT)
And before he comes back with an accusation of me being a sock of another user I have been here for far longer than he has, I may not have been that active a contributor but I am not a parodist. And I am not a sock of anyone on this site I assure you. Davidspencer 15:18, 25 June 2013 (EDT)
I find no need to defend myself from accusations of libs such as yourself. Mr. Schlafly knows what's right, I trust him to act on it. - Markman 15:26, 25 June 2013 (EDT)
Ad hominem attack from someone who quite frankly has no real arguments to defend himself. I may end up perma-banned from this site but the site will be worse in the long run for allowing you to continue editing and stopping those you block for no reason other than your whim. I will now bow out and leave you the last word, I would certainly not want someone to block me for 90-10 (an advisory limit only ayway). Davidspencer 15:31, 25 June 2013 (EDT)
Since when was I a liberal? Last time I checked, I was more conservative than a lot of other users on conservapedia Ryancsh 21:39, 25 June 2013 (GMT)

recent main page right post had panache

"If he cannot even control his own NSA, then why would anyone believe he can control the climate?". This most recent main page right post had panache. :) Conservative 02:28, 26 June 2013 (EDT)

Ruth

I'm happy to announce that Ruth has been fully translated. Can you please add it to template:ConservativeBible? I would have done so myself but I'm not an admin. - Markman 07:35, 29 June 2013 (EDT)

Fabulous work! I've added Ruth (Translated) to the template, and also trimmed the template a bit. Well done!--Andy Schlafly 09:11, 29 June 2013 (EDT)
Thank you for your kinds words! - Markman 10:13, 1 July 2013 (EDT)

£10 Note

May I suggest using this source, from the conservative Telegraph rather than the leftist Daily Mirror http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/money/money-matters/jane-austen-could-become-the-new-face-of-britains-10-pound-note/story-fni0ctl0-1226669886966 --Tomqua 18:20, 29 June 2013 (EDT)

Rafael

Recently a vandal who attacked my talk page claimed that the users Eg, Brenden and Rafael are his socks. Eg is already banned for other reasons, I suggest an investigation into Brenden and Rafael (whom I temporarily blocked for emergency reason) to see whether or not this claim is true. - Markman 10:13, 1 July 2013 (EDT)

The account for User:Eg does not appear to be a sock.--Andy Schlafly 11:37, 2 July 2013 (EDT)

Off topic

Glad that got cleared out. Kind of off topic, but it came to my attention that some of your family members have a brewery, and that the Schlafly brand has been getting some really good reviews. Is it sold anywhere outside of the US, such as in Israel or in one of the more friendlier Mediterranean nations that are close to it (such as Cyprus or Greece)? - Markman 11:59, 2 July 2013 (EDT)

I don't think it is sold outside of the U.S. I don't have any connection with the product, which was started by a cousin.--Andy Schlafly 12:05, 2 July 2013 (EDT)
Really? I'm an avid home-brewer myself. How are the beers? WilcoxD 23:10, 2 July 2013 (EDT)

PI

Is this site a conservative news source?--08:55, 2 July 2013 (EDT)

Tennis liberal claptrap

Name one person - anyone - who said that a low seed could not win a Grand Slam. You're making up counter-arguments to suggest that the opposing side is wrong; when the reality is everyone got on you for suggesting that low ranking players are "best of public" - or when you said that expert opinion was factored into rankings.--IDuan 14:23, 7 July 2013 (EDT)

you would pretend that Wimbledon is a female only event so you can pretend you're correct.--IDuan 18:12, 7 July 2013 (EDT)

Conservative youth groups

Andy, here are the top conservative youth group websites:

Why don't you try to strike up an alliance with one or more of them? People who frequent wikis are often in their teens or 20s. Conservative 08:51, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

Those websites aren't representative of conservatism in my opinion. brenden 11:20, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

Sorry to bother you on a trivial matter but can you tell me if the sites logo is subject to copyright. Can I use it on other websites or publications? For reference only of course. Thanks you--Tomqua 13:18, 9 July 2013 (EDT)

Markman 2

This morning, Markman made this edit that called NKeaton a troll. I blocked Markman for 3 days based on that disruptive act of incivility, and this led to Markman unblocking himself and blocking me (with a block reason that is a personal attack that triggers the spam filter). Thus, I am leaving it to you to decide how this should be handled. Thanks, GregG 20:08, 9 July 2013 (EDT)

User:Conservative deleted my talk page without explanation

Here. I thought one of our differences with Wikipedia is that on Conservapedia, contributors are in complete control over their own userspaces. Please restore all of the revisions of my talk page and admonish User:Conservative against similar behavior in the future. Thanks, GregG 00:15, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

I find it creepy that you attempt to aid a known group of miscreants. But you are an evolutionist so it is not surprising. Conservative 17:53, 13 July 2013 (EDT)
It's alright Greg, as Cons can't delete [archive.org the various internet archives], whenever he feels like a modification of history is convenient. brenden 18:00, 13 July 2013 (EDT)

I like this conservative parable

I like this parable about how to deal with liberal critics. :) It is an amusing parable about how to deal with non-constructive criticism. I am going to put it into practice more. :)

Nehemiah provides a great example on how to effectively deal with unreasonable critics. Conservative 17:47, 13 July 2013 (EDT)

Hardly unreasonable, considering you have never taken your own advice on ignoring your critics, or even better, to learn from them?brenden 17:55, 13 July 2013 (EDT)

Problem solved

Hey Andy - currently the site will not load from my regular wifi network at all; I'm having to access the site from my phone. If you need any info from me you have my email. Thanks!--IDuan 21:30, 16 July 2013 (EDT)

Should work now. Thanks for your patience.--Andy Schlafly 21:43, 16 July 2013 (EDT)
Yes!! Thanks for the fix; you're the best.--IDuan 21:45, 16 July 2013 (EDT)

Contacting Mods In Shock's Chat Room

Don't know how to ask here, so i thought i'd try this page. Who here has a direct line with ShockOfGod or his mods? I figure some of the admins here are cozy to Shock and his mods since it's promoted so heavily. I got banned from his chatroom but it was the strangest thing. I entered the room, someone said "Hi" to me and i said "Hi" back and suddenly I'm banned. It does tell me to contact the Mod that banned me if it was done mistakenly but I barely was in there at all, but the banning was so swift i didn't even get a chance to see who was modding. But if anyone can help, drop me a line. I had wondered if it was cause of my name "Pastor Of Muppets" but i've been there many times under that name with no issue but if that was the case i'd be happy to use another. It's one of the most intellectually stimulating chatrooms I've even been to and I've tried Christian Chatrooms but they suck.--DavidS 14:32, 17 July 2013 (EDT)

I have doubts about your report, but it will be easy to allay my misgivings about the veracity of your report. Simply debate VivaYehshua on the 15 questions for evolutionists and I will gladly relay your message to Shockofgod and/or his mods. Conservative 16:40, 17 July 2013 (EDT)

Eh it's okay if you don't take me at face value. I'm not alleging any misconduct though. If it was done intentionally I know they had their reasons, but it went down exactly as I said it did. Perhaps it was something I said in a prior chat session but i don't see why they'd wait til my next visit to ban me. It happened so quickly I didn't get a chance to figure out who was modding the room to contact them to see what's up. I was just hoping to get in touch with whoever banned me and see if it was a mistake and get it cleared up or to find out what I had done wrong and see if there's anyway to move past it. As much as I suspect that the 15 Questions Debate is merely a quote-mining operation disguised as a honest civil debate to provide material for Shock...if that's what I must do to get back into my favorite chat room, lets do it. Just let me know how. I'll do my best.--DavidS 00:08, 18 July 2013 (EDT)

I will find out VivaYehshua's summer schedule in terms of university class load and/or work. Hopefully, the debate will occur in summer and not fall. But I strongly suspect there will be no debate because you will fail to keep your promise. Conservative 01:45, 18 July 2013 (EDT)
I just found out from one of Shockofgod's moderators that only Shockofgod can unban someone from his chat room. And please give me your country and location in that country and at least an IP range. It will be easier to unban you if Shockofgod decides to do this. Conservative 01:53, 18 July 2013 (EDT)
DavidS/Pastor of Puppets, it just occurred to me that you don't need my help. Just contact Shockofgod though his YouTube channel, Twitter account or blog. He can unban you if it is merited. Conservative 02:08, 18 July 2013 (EDT)
DavidS, one last thing, see if you can get the publicity hound Richard Dawkins to be a part of the debate. Now that he has fallen on hard times in terms of people paying attention to him as can be seen by the traffic to his website, he might be more amenable to debating creationists now. :) Conservative 02:21, 18 July 2013 (EDT)

You can suspect whatever you want, Conservative lol, if it makes you smile, go for it. Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it :)...and....I knew it! You do run the "Question Evolution!" Blog! or at least contribute to it! One of the people who runs it, called me Pastor Of Puppets as well even though there's clearly an M...well either that or you read it religiously, but odd you would remember as a reader such a minute detail, or perhaps its just a coincidence. But no matter :) Unfortunately, I am not in contact with Richard Dawkins....I might suggest it to him if i ever bump into him ;) Hopefully Shock will be open to a dialogue. And yes, I'll keep my word if we can find a schedule that can be agreed upon, to keep my word that I would. But talk is cheap as the saying goes. But believe what you want :) Thank you again :)--DavidS 03:28, 18 July 2013 (EDT)

DavidS/Pastor of Muppets, I was able to get a message to Richard Dawkins when he was busier. Now that interest in him has very significantly waned, you should have no problem reaching him. Stop making excuses. Secondly, if you have any friends at an atheist wiki, you can tell them that I am not a big fan of Shmuley Boteach. I just found the Richard Dawkins and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach debate and the events surrounding it very humorous as Dawkins made a complete fool of himself. Lastly, have you tried to get in contact with Shockofgod via his YouTube channel, Twitter account and blog or were you just engaging in cheap talk? Conservative 18:58, 21 July 2013 (EDT)

I was amused that, when I took Cons to task for his penchant for challenging other people to debates/competitions, and I reminded him of two outstanding challenges from me, he declined those challenges, and suggested that I debate someone named "VivaYehshua" on some topic having to do with some questions. And he suggested that the topic of the debate might be somehow related to evolution, a topic that I have no interest in debating anyone over, since it's an open-and-shut scientific case, and debating it is about as interesting as debating Dalton's atomic theory. However, on further reflection, as Katniss Everdeen said to Rue in the movie, "That sounds tempting." So, could (s)he give me contact information for this person, so that I can contact him, and we can decide whether he wants to debate me, and on exactly what topic? The best thing would be an email address. I assume VivaYehshua would be willing to communicate with me by email; otherwise the chance of successfully setting up a debate would be nil. And Cons has indicated a number of times that (s)he communicates by email with VivaYehshua. Failing that, a postal mail address would probably be OK, or a phone number. I don't do chat rooms, IM, Facebook, Twitter, or things like that.

VivaYehshua may not want to divulge his contact information publicly. Just tell him to contact me at sam4557@gmail.com. I will keep his contact information in confidence. Though the outcome of the discussions will, of course, be published here at Conservapedia.

SamHB 20:08, 21 July 2013 (EDT)

SamHB, according to the BBC in 2006 (about 150 years since the beginning of Darwinism) just under half of British believed in evolution and Darwinism was birthed in Britain.[4] Furthermore, biblical creation belief, a well founded belief, is rapidly growing in world as is biblical Christianity. See: Global Christianity. Furthermore, theologically conservative creationists are flooding into Western countries.[5] See: Decline of atheism.
You say "I don't do chat rooms, IM, Facebook, Twitter, or things like that." Given the information I cited above, you are in no position to bargain. Creationist set the terms of engagement and certainly not Darwinists. Off to Shockofgod's chat room with you! Let Shockofgod's moderators relay a message to VivaYehshua and let them know when you will be in the chat room next. Alternatively, you can reach Shockofgod via his YouTube account, Twitter account or blog. Conservative 20:29, 21 July 2013 (EDT)
What???? I'm not "bargaining". And I don't care about the BBC. And I'm not "engaging", so no one can "set the terms of engagement". I'm just asking for contact info. If no one here can give it, then I can't contact Viva to see whether there is mutual interest in a debate. And I don't know, or care, who "Shockofgod" (Cons's friends certainly have picturesque names!) is. Too bad. It sounded interesting. SamHB 21:13, 21 July 2013 (EDT)
Given that evolutionists have given empty promises to debate and backed out of debates they agreed to and that Darwinism gets weaker by the day relative to biblical creationism, the onus is on you to follow the simple instructions provided to get in contact with VivaYehshua/Shockofgod. If you don't, I am certainly not going to lose any sleep over it. Conservative 21:33, 21 July 2013 (EDT)

Connection Refused

Hi Mr. Schlafly, From where I'm editing (Leeds, UK), the connection between my IP and your server's IP appears to be refused by your end. Could you please rectify that? Thanks. (I'm using a proxy at the moment). brenden 15:22, 17 July 2013 (EDT)

It's fixed now, thanks! brenden 16:11, 17 July 2013 (EDT)

User:GVolkov

Can you please check this userpage? It looks like the user is attempting to circumvent the spam filter in the sixth line of his "test". Thanks, GregG 00:08, 18 July 2013 (EDT)

fixed now

I live in the UK and for the past 2 weeks have been having sever problems getting on to even view Conservapedia. I am unable to even read the site using either my normal home connection nor my work place one, I am having to add this comment using the TOR router system. Is there something blocking UK readers and editors and if so can I ask why this has been put in place? Davidspencer 02:20, 19 July 2013 (EDT)

Sorry for the inconvenience. I'll be able to fix this later today or tonight for you. Thanks for your patience.--Andy Schlafly 08:44, 19 July 2013 (EDT)
It's fixed now.--Andy Schlafly 01:26, 20 July 2013 (EDT)

Nestor Makhno

Please uploud this picture: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nestor_Makhno.png --JoeyJ 13:01, 19 July 2013 (EDT)


Apostrophes and the Conservative Bible Project

From CBP's guidelines: "Prefer Conciseness over Liberal Wordiness: preferring conciseness to the liberal style of high word-to-substance ratio; avoid compound negatives and unnecessary ambiguities; prefer concise, consistent use of the word "Lord" rather than "Jehovah" or "Yahweh" or "Lord God."" In keeping in line with this guideline, shouldn't CBP's volunteers use apostrophes whenever possible i.e use words such as "don't" instead of "do not" and "won't" instead of "will not"? I think that adopting this policy will greatly increase the conciseness of our new translation. - Markman 16:47, 22 July 2013 (EDT)

Actually, I feel that this is a terrible idea. Whatever prestige the Conservative Bible translation may have had will be obliterated when we find ourselves using informal contractions and the like in the name of "conciseness". brenden 17:20, 22 July 2013 (EDT)
Maybe liberal professors in New Testament studies (who usually adopt doctrines such tolerance of homosexuality, opposition to public prayer and rejection of Biblical innerrancy) will scoff, but the public will be happy to have a Bible translation which is not overly wordy, unlike other translations who are tedious to read. May I remind you that the original Bible wasn't written in the "high" forms of its languages, Mark's Greek was considered quite "vulgar" by the literary standard of the Roman elites. - Markman 17:32, 22 July 2013 (EDT)
That fact that the original Bible was written in a vulgar manner does not change the fact that the Christian community would be rather offended by such a "casual" interpretation of their holy text. brenden 08:25, 23 July 2013 (EDT)
It is interesting that you write "their" when referring to the Christian community, as if you are not a part of it. I'm not saying this in a hostile manner, but if you are not one of us than how can you know what exactly we Christians are thinking about Bible translations? - Markman 14:58, 23 July 2013 (EDT)
Well, I suppose then I can't. Shall I concede defeat then? brenden 15:12, 23 July 2013 (EDT)

Problems viewing CP

I'm having troubles accessing CP for several days. It seems like it won't allow me to access from my home IP (I'm currently editing from a proxy IP, I know it's not exactly Kosher but I have no other option). Do you know what causing this problem? - Markman 14:58, 23 July 2013 (EDT)

I second that. All 4 of the IP locations from which I have been able to view Conservapedia have died, one after another, over the last week or so. It even took two proxies to make this edit. SamHB 20:48, 24 July 2013 (EDT)

Having the same problem here... Haven't been able to access it through my home for over a week now. Not much fun reading this on my phone and editing is near impossible. Fnarrow 23:04, 24 July 2013 (EDT)
Hi, I too am having problems viewing Conservapedia without having to use a proxy ( I am using something called Tunnel Bear, which is some sort of proxy my Son set me up with, apparently if you select a country other than our great country (USA for all you foreigners) then Obama can't spy on you with is PRISM contraption). Do you know when this issue will be sorted out ? In Christ PennyS 10:15, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
I can view the site normally now. Thank you Mr. Shafley or whomever fixed this. Fnarrow 20:17, 27 July 2013 (EDT)
Well, it was up for a few minutes from my main IP, but now it's dead again from there, so I'm still using a proxy. Sorry. Whatever you did, it needs more work. Thanks for attending to this. SamHB 01:37, 28 July 2013 (EDT)
Hi, Mr. Schlafly, I'm having trouble accessing CP from my home ISP (Telus corp). I have to use a proxy to even recieve any response from the servers here. Could you please rectify that? Thanks, brenden 02:24, 1 August 2013 (EDT)
Access should work for you now. Thanks for your patience.--Andy Schlafly 20:28, 1 August 2013 (EDT)

Brenden, a helpful rule offered in a spirit of helpfulness: i before e except after c. You misspelled the word "receive". Don't feel bad. I just wrote a Christian webmaster because their website misspells the word on various pages of their website. By the way, I won 4th place in a spelling bee in the past. :) Conservative 06:49, 1 August 2013 (EDT)

The visibility of the site has been going up and down repeatedly, in different ways from different IP addresses. It looks to me as though there is some attempt to have the firewall block certain IP's semi-automatically, perhaps on the basis of a referrer indicator showing ritionalwaki. Though it's not that simple. If it is such a policy, the software attempting to enforce it is behaving ineptly, and is causing collateral damage to innocent viewers.

You might want to turn that policy off. It's not helping Conservapedia. It's just making it invisible to a lot of innocent people who can't see the site. Also, keep in mind that anyone who reads RW knows how to get around the problem; the rest of the world doesn't. (For example, I'm blocked at my 4 primary locations.) You are only harming the site. Here is my analysis of the last 500 items in "recent changes", taken at 11:45 on August 1. This covers almost 5 days, which is telling in itself.

  • user creation events -- 74
  • deletion events -- 39
  • block/revert/protect events -- 97
  • edits to main talk -- 66
  • upload picture, etc -- 5
  • edits (by admins of course) to Mainpage left/right -- 43
  • edits to this talk page -- 7
  • Cons's playpens -- 118
  • edits by admins -- 20
  • edits by "elite" members (those with blocking privileges, that is, editors of long standing) -- 13
  • edits by ordinary people -- 18, or just 3.6%

P.S. For anyone who likes to show off his/her spelling prowess: In addition to the two other challenges that I issued to that person, that he/she declined, here's a third: The page Conservapedia:Commonly misspelled words has a glaring, egregious, notorious misspelling in it. It's been there for years. Can he/she find it?

SamHB 19:50, 1 August 2013 (EDT)

I'm having the same problem again and I'm currently editing CP with a proxy because I can't access the website from my actual IP. Could you please fix this? - Markman 08:37, 3 August 2013 (EDT)

Please email me at conservapedia@zoho.com with respect to any access problems, including mention of the specific IP address, and the problem should be quickly resolved. Thanks for your patience.--Andy Schlafly 10:41, 3 August 2013 (EDT)

Thanks, but the problem more or less solved itself. Thanks you anyway for your offers of help. If I'm already writing on this subject, I would just like to tell Sam that he should be ashamed of himself for slandering Mr. Schlafly and suggesting that the current technical problems CP is experiencing are due to incompetence by Mr. Schlafly or deliberate malice on his part. There are plenty of libs who want to destroy CP, including the folks at the wiki you edit. No, I'm not talking about RW, I'm talking about the other one in which you participate, the name of which is not even worthy of being mentioned here. That's right, I know all about your trashing of CP there. You should be ashamed of yourself. Instead of thinking that Mr. Schlafly is somehow to blame for the technical difficulties CP is suffering, it is much more likely that they are caused by anti-CP hackers, probably coming from Sam's liberal wiki (again, not RW but the other one). - Markman 16:36, 5 August 2013 (EDT)
I have intermittent problems, which usually go after after a couple of reloads. Jim245 16:41, 5 August 2013 (EDT)
I am still getting these viewing problems. This has actually made any editing of conservapedia on my behalf near impossible. I'm glad that the issue has resolved itself for most people but it has not ceased for me. I am incredibly lucky that it has decided to work for me in the last 30 minutes but I am tired of a "connection reset" appearing when I normally try to access conservapedia. Could use some help here. Ryancsh 15:17,10 August 2013.

Media Bullying of Victims

Mr. Schlafly, I recently added another example of Media Bullying since I saw two news sources which indicates that the family George Zimmerman pulled from a car are so afraid of media "blowback" that they refuse to disclose their identity. I thought this might be a good addition to the Main Page. Thanks, WilliamWB 15:27, 24 July 2013 (EDT)

Conservative's message area

He has deleted it, how can you allow a sysop to not have a talk page? Jacob Anderson 19:14, 24 July 2013 (EDT)

A sysop doesn't necessarily need a talk page. For article collaboration you can use the article talk pages.--IDuan 19:24, 24 July 2013 (EDT)
What about when the article talk page has been protected, or another CP user has been blocked and you want to seek clarification? Jacob Anderson 02:25, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
Never mind, he has again unprotected it. Jacob Anderson 08:57, 25 July 2013 (EDT)

Upload rights

Good day Mr. Schlafly,

I hate to sound so demanding but I'd like to ask you to give me upload rights. I've taken a screenshot at another website proving that NKeaton is a troll and I'd like to upload it. - Markman 13:55, 25 July 2013 (EDT)

I would not support him being given these rights - furthermore taking a picture of a vandal site and uploading it here is not appropriate.--IDuan 13:57, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
Wait, why are you against me having upload rights? Even if you disagree with me on NK I don't see what's your beef with me uploading what could be possible evidence against him. If he wants to, Mr. Sclafly can give me upload rights just so that I can upload the screenshot in question and after I do that he can take it away from me. - Markman

Good decision

I had faith in you all along to do the right thing. You inspire me to continue editing Conservapedia. I'm proud to continue contributing here. - Markman 15:53, 25 July 2013 (EDT)

Do libs need more evidence that porn is harmful?

Take a look at this. So much suffering in the world could have been prevented if it weren't for the likes of Hugh Hefner. - Markman 11:34, 26 July 2013 (EDT)

Unlock request

Andy could you unlock Template:officeholder? I'd like to make an aesthetic edit to it. Also down the road - once I finish adding that template to all past US Presidents (we're almost there! I'm also proud today it's on all high profile recent Congressmen and every single Supreme Court justice in history) I'll be adding a delegate field.--IDuan 14:59, 26 July 2013 (EDT)

Unlocked as requested.--Andy Schlafly 22:00, 26 July 2013 (EDT)
Done; aesthetic change didn't end up working. Thanks so much. Please remember to lock with cascading on :)--IDuan 02:30, 27 July 2013 (EDT)
In the future, it might be better to make your copy of the template in userspace, as well as a sandbox testing it, and then make your changes there. Once you are satisfied, then unlocking would be appropriate. GregG 11:46, 27 July 2013 (EDT)
Good suggestion, Greg.--Andy Schlafly 11:53, 27 July 2013 (EDT)
Yup that is usually what I do--IDuan 12:39, 27 July 2013 (EDT)

second unlock request

Actually Andy if you could unprotect Template:officeholder again for me I am ready to make a more major edit to it - this isn't aesthetic going back and forth this is adding a new field (party chairman and lieutenant governor) - I've already basically created the templates so it's tested. --IDuan 12:46, 27 July 2013 (EDT)

Unlocked as requested.--Andy Schlafly 15:24, 27 July 2013 (EDT)
Done! Added two new positions. Should be good for a while now--IDuan 00:56, 28 July 2013 (EDT)

Howard Dean page

Just so you know I was editing the Howard Dean page when I found that I was unable to save the page even though I was only making minor grammar fixes; the spam filter was being triggered because of a quote; Howard Dean's infamous "I screamed a scream" speech which he ended by yelling "Yeargh"; the quote stretched out the letters of the "Yeargh" - including a long string of "e"s - which the spam filter doesn't allow (not totally sure why? Probably some crazy website from way back that was being spammed) - so I just removed a few of the "e"s. Problem solved.--IDuan 00:56, 28 July 2013 (EDT)

Foreign Policy

Hello Professor Schlafly, I do not usually contribute here and I'm only an occasional viewer of the wiki (about once a month or so) but I have a quick question and it would be really nice if you could answer it because I'm very interested in foreign policy and people's opinions about it. What foreign philosophy do you and the wiki most advocate? As far as I know, you seem to be against neoconservatives and neutral to a little bit supportive of paleoconservatives. A poll to detect that is linked here. Just click "view your results" without completing the poll and it will show you descriptions of various foreign policies that have been used in the past by powerful people. Thank you for reading this message and I hope for a response when you are available. --Thebirdlover 01:16, 14 August 2013 (EDT)

Thank you for blocking rights

Thanks for the additional rights. I didn't expect the second one, so it's a nice surprise. Would it be possible for me to also get the rights to edit at night? DanAP 08:35, 14 August 2013 (EDT)

Additional privilege added!--Andy Schlafly 09:35, 14 August 2013 (EDT)

Dropping in

Hi, Andy. I reduced a few double redirects today. --Ed Poor Talk 11:28, 17 August 2013 (EDT)

Well done! It's great to see you around.--Andy Schlafly 11:34, 17 August 2013 (EDT)

Remove excess rights?

Hi, I noticed that you recently added SkipCaptcha rights to my account. Could you please remove them? Thanks. -Masterbratac 22:04, 19 August 2013 (EDT)

Rights removed from your account as requested.--Andy Schlafly 22:38, 19 August 2013 (EDT)

Typo in your edit to Conservapedia:Index

This edit has a typo; the intended word was probably "freely". I would have fixed it myself, but the page is protected. Thanks, GregG 23:45, 24 August 2013 (EDT)

Susan Rice

Please uploud this picture http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Susan_Rice,_official_State_Dept_photo_portrait,_2009.jpg --JoeyJ 12:07, 28 August 2013 (EDT)

small request

I accidentally blocked User:WesleyS for a few seconds. I promptly unblocked him. Sometimes when you block someone the system does not fully unblock them. If you could make sure his IP address is unblocked I would appreciate it. Also, if you have his contact information, let him know that the block was accidental. Conservative 23:52, 29 August 2013 (EDT)

Go to the block log, and unblock the numeric block (looks a bit like #898923). It will say "autoblocked because your ip was recently used by X". brenden 00:32, 30 August 2013 (EDT)
Thank you.Conservative 00:59, 30 August 2013 (EDT)

Cannot access CP

I am still not able to access Conservapedia from my computer. I am writing this from my iPad, which isn't having problems accessing this site. Can you fix this? Thanks, GregG 20:58, 2 September 2013 (EDT)

military conflict

Please create a Infobox for military conflicts. Like wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_Military_Conflict --JoeyJ 12:33, 3 September 2013 (EDT)

Try this one: [6] Karajou 16:46, 3 September 2013 (EDT)
Thank you.--JoeyJ 01:41, 4 September 2013 (EDT)

Concerns About Karajou

I've been talking with Ratio.nalWiki people about the Conservapedia concerns, and posted a conversation I had with Karajou there. In the process, I noticed an old profile on Ratio.nalwiki exists for someone named Karajou, as seen here:

http://ration.alwiki.org/w/index.php?title=User:Karajou&action=history

Someone with the ID of Karajou back in November 2009 created it with the following description:

"Hey, I am Karajou at Conservapedia. I've become fed up with Aschlafly and TK giving me crap, so I'll secretly be sabotaging CP from the inside out from now on."

http://ratio.nalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=User:Karajou&oldid=485620

They added the following:

"Though I am still a conservative, I have noticed that Conservapedia is less and less for writing the encyclopedia, as originally assumed, and more and more biased garbage."

http://ratio.nalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=User:Karajou&oldid=485621

On December 1, 2009, they removed everything with an edit summary of "crap, I forgot ТK watches this website"

http://ratio.nalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=User%3AKarajou&diff=486192&oldid=485621

Anyway, I am concerned that Karajou may not be working for the wiki like you think he is, and is actively pushing the wiki to block everyone it can to sabotage the wiki. Maybe I am wrong and that is not a real profile by him, but I wanted to bring it up to you. --Joshua Zambrano 23:08, 3 September 2013 (EDT)

P.S. I had to change link addresses by including a period after ratio to post them. I somewhat wonder if it was Karajou who pushed for blocking RW links to prevent this evidence from being seen by Conservapedia users.

Hmm, it seems they say now on the CP talk page that it was a parodist page pretending to be representing Karajou, so I remove my concerns. Some of these blocks just have had me really concerned about the sincerity involved, my apologies. --Joshua Zambrano 23:15, 3 September 2013 (EDT)

thanks

I recently read about the English Standard Version version and your article on this subject prompted me look into the version more deeply. I think I am going to buy this version after I buy the most recent version of the NASB. Thanks for creating the article.

Today, I listed to some dramatic audio readings of the Bible which were impressively done. Nothing can compare to the beauty of the Bible. Even Richard Dawkins confessed: "A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian." Conservative 23:14, 8 September 2013 (EDT)

Taxation

Hi, Andy. I just created an article on Tax relief. Would you check it for accuracy, completeness and (gasp!) possible bias? --Ed Poor Talk 09:51, 10 September 2013 (EDT)

Looks great ... free of bias!--Andy Schlafly 19:19, 10 September 2013 (EDT)

Rick Perry

Is Rick Perry a Conservative or a RINO Backer?--JoeyJ 11:23, 16 September 2013 (EDT)

Rick Perry is not a RINO Backer, as that entry explains. Perry is a conservative.--Andy Schlafly 11:41, 16 September 2013 (EDT)
Then I´ll deleate the Category:Rino backers from this article.--JoeyJ 12:33, 16 September 2013 (EDT)
Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 17:52, 16 September 2013 (EDT)

Vox Day agrees with you

Science and the "best of the public": Scientific discoveries in history: Amateur scientists vs. academic paper pushers. Conservative 02:44, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

speedy

Please look at the aricles in the Category:Speedy deletion candidates.--JoeyJ 10:32, 4 October 2013 (EDT)

I just deleted many of them. Do you know how to remove the red links that remain in Category:Speedy deletion candidates? Thanks much and Godspeed.--Andy Schlafly 10:59, 6 October 2013 (EDT)
Which red links?--JoeyJ 12:13, 6 October 2013 (EDT)
Ah, I now see that the red links seem to disappear automatically after a while.--Andy Schlafly 12:53, 6 October 2013 (EDT)
Do not forget the Category.--JoeyJ 05:31, 12 November 2013 (EST)
And please delete the article International Democratic Union.--JoeyJ 12:56, 22 November 2013 (EST)

Obamacare source

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

Karajou and I are having a discussion about a source used in the Obamacare article, your insight is appreciated. Thanks for continuing to run the Trustworthy Encyclopedia! GregG 08:20, 9 October 2013 (EDT)

Kaballah

Please remove the word "Kaballah" from the Template:Liberalism. It has nothing to do with Liberalism.--JoeyJ 07:47, 23 October 2013 (EDT)

And please put in the articles Corruption and animal rights into the template.--JoeyJ 08:46, 26 October 2013 (EDT)

Rush Limbaugh

Is Rush Limbaugh a Conservative or a RINO backer?--JoeyJ 08:33, 29 October 2013 (EDT)

Limbaugh was unpersoned after piling in on Todd Akin. JohanZ 17:11, 29 October 2013 (EDT)
Should I delate him and the article Fox News form Conservative media?--JoeyJ 13:48, 1 November 2013 (EDT)
Amazed they were still there - deleted. JohanZ 16:06, 1 November 2013 (EDT)
Fiscal conservative is enough to keep his place. Conservative media is fine the way it is. I don't suggest calling it rightwing media or Republican media and many listings included are not conservative but it fits in the sphere none-the-less--Jpatt 22:51, 1 November 2013 (EDT)

Then are George W. Bush and John McCain Conservatives or RINOs? Look also at the article Conservative links.--JoeyJ 11:29, 2 November 2013 (EDT)

No, I don't think they are conservative. The movement conservatives should be in the Conservative links page, however.--Aschlafly 14:32, 2 November 2013 (EDT)
So I have deleted the Category:Conservatives from John McCain. Then delete Bush from the page "Conservative".--JoeyJ 16:44, 2 November 2013 (EDT)
And what about Conservative media?--JoeyJ 17:10, 2 November 2013 (EDT)
Conservative media is relative, so less-than-conservative people can remain on that list.--Aschlafly 19:11, 2 November 2013 (EDT)

Then delete Bush from the page "Conservative".--JoeyJ 12:07, 4 November 2013 (EST)

It says that GWB was conservative "with respect to taxes and Supreme Court nominations." That is correct.--Aschlafly 13:50, 4 November 2013 (EST)


OK. What about Ted Cruz is he a conservative or a liberal? If he is a conservative, then delete his songs from Essay: Worst Liberal Songs.--JoeyJ 08:51, 5 November 2013 (EST)

I don't see Ted Cruz mentioned anywhere in Essay: Worst Liberal Songs.--Aschlafly 09:51, 5 November 2013 (EST)
Ops. I mean Ted Nugent.--JoeyJ 10:20, 5 November 2013 (EST)
Deleting his songs from that entry would be an improvement.--Aschlafly 18:36, 5 November 2013 (EST)
Done. Should I put in "Boom" by System of a Down into this article?--JoeyJ 07:50, 6 November 2013 (EST)
And please remove John McCain from the article Conservative links.--JoeyJ 12:38, 20 February 2014 (EST)

Happy Thanksgiving!

A happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all.--Aschlafly 13:08, 28 November 2013 (EST)

Happy Thanksgiving from Germany.--JoeyJ 11:26, 29 November 2013 (EST)

Nelson Mandela

Would it be possible for you to put a brief story, ect. about the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. ? Regards Taz

Quote

If a journalist twisted a quote to support his claim like you did he'd be fired. You know exactly what you did - you wanted to say that conditions have gotten worse and the quote did not say that - so you changed the tense.--Iduan 16:32, 7 December 2013 (EST)

It is implicit given that it is a news story, and the change is also verifiable by researching other stories. Are you more interested in what the truth is, or in debating debate tactics? Please give it a rest - I count more than 50 consecutive talk-page edits from your account, which is far more than the 90/10 rule would typically allow.--Aschlafly 21:30, 7 December 2013 (EST)
You know that change in quote isn't ethical - the only acceptable variation would be [is]. My track record here has always been clear; I'm proud of the work I've done - much of it work that you couldn't do (because I work in the templatespace), but because you invented reasons to never allow me to edit templates freely (despite that track record) you made it cumbersome to edit here - because I had to ask you or other editors to make changes that they wouldn't understand. I stopped editing around when TK tragically passed because I no longer had someone who knew that I knew enough to edit what were often my own creations. I also have significant article space work in political officeholders and universities - both of those stemming from my template work.
If you want to pull me for 90/10 because I've been recently inactive due this reason (and due to school - this is finals week) that's fine Andy; you have my blessing; I won't argue - but everyone will see it as you shutting down debate because I called you out on that quote change. As I said in my email to you - for all that you've accused me of - being an undercover secret liberal infiltrator vandal email hacker troublemaker - I've only ever worked extremely hard to contribute to Conservapedia. My page shows that, and I leave with a clear conscience.--Iduan 22:08, 7 December 2013 (EST)
Please, give it a rest. The non-stop talk, talk, talk is contrary to the 90/10 rule. I'm going to edit substantive entries next, and suggest that you do likewise, or at least respect the rule.

Unlock

Can you unlock Template:officeholder? Thanks.--Iduan 23:18, 8 December 2013 (EST)

I'm headed to bed; maybe you can do this tomorrow? Thanks.--Iduan 00:33, 9 December 2013 (EST)
Unlocked as requested (sorry I didn't get to this sooner).--Aschlafly 09:40, 9 December 2013 (EST)

Thanks! I started, but then I got locked out of the site (this is being posted from my cell phone). It keeps saying the server isn't responding.Iduan 12:52, 9 December 2013 (EST)

Back - and done with the locked page.--Iduan 13:41, 9 December 2013 (EST)
Corrected. Thanks for your patience.--Aschlafly 14:12, 9 December 2013 (EST)

Accessing the site

Hey Andy I've had some trouble accessing the site - I'm at my sisters now but I think my phone and home network are locked out.--IDuan 16:01, 20 December 2013 (EST)

Email

Sent you an email. --IDuan 13:26, 21 December 2013 (EST)

Radiohead

I'm struggling to figure out whether I should like this band or not. While I enjoy their music from a purely instrumental view, I don't appreciate the liberal message they advance. Help would be appreciated. CScotson 15:58, 3 January 2014 (EST)

Neoconservative Songs

Are the songs "At 30,000 Ft" and "Iraq No Phobia" Conservative? They support interventionism and the War in Iraq.--JoeyJ 11:59, 5 January 2014 (EST)

Sound more like neocon songs to me.--Andy Schlafly 12:13, 5 January 2014 (EST)
Should I delete them from the list?--JoeyJ 12:43, 5 January 2014 (EST)
Fine with me if you delete those songs from the list.--Andy Schlafly 13:41, 5 January 2014 (EST)

Dear Mr. Schlafly

Whilst browsing the recent changes list, I saw your edit about how the fall of man made perpetual motion machines and lifespans substantially greater than 120 years impossible. I find this very fascinating, as those two phenomena would arise from the Second Law of Thermodynamics, if I'm not mistaken, which says entropy tends to go up. Do you think maybe God instituted the Second Law of Thermodynamics in response to the Fall of Man? --Kennywillis 23:02, 10 January 2014 (EST)

Chaos is inherent in turning away from God. I wouldn't say that God creates chaos, but that turning away from God does.--Andy Schlafly 00:03, 11 January 2014 (EST)
Smart. Thanks for the food for thought! --Kennywillis 00:00, 12 January 2014 (EST)

Bibleverse template

Can you check out {{bibleverse}}? The site it uses has been down for quite some time. If you unprotect it, I think I can fix it. PeterKa 10:39, 11 January 2014 (EST)

Unlocked the entry as requested.--Andy Schlafly 13:53, 11 January 2014 (EST)

Hotze v. Sebelius got dismissed

Ruling from yesterday. What are the plans for appeal to the 5th Circuit? GregG 17:22, 11 January 2014 (EST)

Wow, you're sharp, Greg! Yesterday I filed the Notice of Appeal to the Fifth Circuit.--Andy Schlafly 17:30, 11 January 2014 (EST)

Ukraine

If you support Vladimir Putin, what do you think about the situation in Ukraine (or Belarus)?--JoeyJ 12:22, 13 January 2014 (EST)

Skip Captcha

Dear Andy. My eyesight is not great and I have real trouble deciphering the Captcha, normally taking 3 or 4 attempts to get it right. Would it be possible to skip this for the talk mainpage? If not that is understandable but could I post news stories on your talk page instead? I am a "news hog" and see a number that may be interesting to Conservapedia, especially about abortion. I am reasonably liberal about some issues but will not compromise my views on this issue to the extent that I have broken close friendships because of it. I do appreciate you taking the time to post these stories but don't expect all to be. My thanks to you.--JerryCa 23:31, 13 January 2014 (EST)

I turned off Catcha for your account. Sorry I didn't think of it earlier.--Andy Schlafly 23:36, 13 January 2014 (EST)

Unlock request

In my quest to fix various minor issues across the wiki, I've run into two double redirects that are protected: Weakness of secularistic upbringing and Talk:Essay: Atheists, stop flouting the dictums of science!. Could you please either fix these or unprotect them so I can? Thanks. -Masterbratac 19:13, 17 January 2014 (EST)

Thanks, I've unprotected the additional links now.--Andy Schlafly 19:55, 17 January 2014 (EST)

Atheism and... Articles

Can we delete some of the lower quality articles? With no disrespect to Conservative, I feel a lot of it is rambling and also repetitive across the pages. CScotson 00:03, 19 January 2014 (EST)

CScotson, it is unfortunate that you merely gave your feelings on this matter rather than making a clear, logical and convincing case for your request.
Second, please demonstrate to me your standard for a well-done atheism related article by writing 3 such articles and here is a list of articles you can choose from as far as potential articles: Conservapedia atheism project. Conservative 09:44, 19 January 2014 (EST)
So let us look at Atheism and obesity, I will be categorising my arguments into broad objections and detailed section by section objections

Broad Objections

  • The entire article is an ad hominem attack on atheism. Regardless of what links atheism supposedly has with obesity, it is entirely irrelevant in terms of the "debate" between atheism and christianity.
  • The format, dedicating an entire section to each example of this "link" leads to an overly long article. It would perhaps be more appropriate to provide a simple list and have the specifics of each person on the list on their own page.
  • The article goes on some tangents about how obesity affects one's life. This should simply not be there. The many negative effects of obesity should be confined to the obesity page.
  • The article mentions homosexuality and obesity more than once. Considering Homosexuality and obesity is its own page, references and invocations of such should not be within the article. Furthermore Atheism and homosexuality has its own article as well.
  • Many examples are referenced with large blocks of direct quotes from sources where a simple footnote style reference would suffice. This adds to the long rambling nature of the page, especially when the quotes are repeated on other pages, such as Homosexuality and obesity and the personal articles.

Section Specific

Introduction

  • The introduction is far too long.
  • The introduction contains direct quotes that should be in the main part of the text.
  • The introduction contains separate sections, which adds to the length and may confuse readers.
  • The section "explosive growth of christianity* is entirely irrelevant to the topic.

American Atheists organisation

  • The section contains a number of links to pictures which are simply unnecessary.
  • The final sentence is irrelevant to the topic.

Pictures of an overweight PZ Myers

  • This section consists of more than just pictures.
  • This section begins the repetition of the negative effects of obesity.
  • This section equates the acceptance of the Theory of evolution with both atheism and homosexuality.
  • The comment about the dinosaur model and attached video is simply spiteful.

I will add more if you so wish and will continue my section by section breakdown when I have the time tomorrow. CScotson 17:46, 19 January 2014 (EST)

CScotson, I could tell from the very beginning of your last post that your knowledge of logic is poor. You wrote: "The entire article is an ad hominem attack on atheism." Ad hominem attacks pertain to attacks against a person and not an ideology/religion or group of people (And atheism is not a person).[7]
Second, I am sorry to hear that you didn't appreciate the plethora of evidence that was presented in the article in question (academic studies, survey data, medical journals, historical data, demographic data, etc.).
Feel free to engage in last wordism and add a lot unnecessary liberal wordiness at this point. However, be forewarned that the owner of the website will no doubt ignore it at this juncture given your previous unimpressive posts on this matter. Conservative 18:31, 19 January 2014 (EST)
Isn't it the height of last wordism to accuse a user of engaging in last wordism, ban that user 7 hours later and then address a comment to them which you know they will be unable to reply to? Davidspencer 10:30, 27 January 2014 (EST)
And then rather deceitful to oversight the comment so my comment now looks redundant. Commandment number 9 in my opinion covers this quite well for in this you bear false witness. Davidspencer 12:41, 27 January 2014 (EST)

Not if that person is an Australian named Horace who is obsessed with Conservapedia and will invariably return. Most American conservatives, religious conservatives, American churchmen, and people involved in the homeschooling scene largely ignore atheist bunkum and the atheist population, but much to the chagrin of atheists, CP does a fairly thorough job of covering these areas. :)

It is no surprise that CP stirs up the passionate ire of atheists given the wealth of data about atheism/atheists given at CP. It is much like waving a red cape at a bull. You know the bull is going to keep charging. Yet, no matter how many times Horace returns in his various incarnations, each and every time his "arguments" get skewered. Olé! Olé! Olé! You see, unlike Christianity, atheism has no proof and evidence that it is true. Conservative 13:09, 27 January 2014 (EST)

I replaced this where it originally was as it was, once again, deceitful to have moved it. However I now leave the last word on this to you user:conservative. Davidspencer 13:13, 27 January 2014 (EST)
Scotson, your recent complaint about the number of "atheism and ...." articles I created inspired me to create yet another atheism and...." article. Thanks! Conservative 05:19, 27 January 2014 (EST)
Conservative, you are a very predictable and dare I say it, a very sad man.--JerryCa 05:53, 27 January 2014 (EST)
Man? No true skeptic claims to know who/whom edits using the User: Conservative account. Olé! Olé! Olé! ~Z
Eveybody knows who you are, you are so well known you even have a set of internet laws named after you. Olé! Olé! Olé! You may as well block me at thispoint, I thought Conservapedia was a serious website upholding conservative values, not a clog --JerryCa 06:39, 27 January 2014 (EST)

Since I/we laugh about this matter (and for good reason), I/we regret to say, that this claim has been quite skewered! Olé! Olé! Olé! Conservative 06:48, 27 January 2014 (EST)

Thanks

You are a good man Andy, with good ideas and values and I admire you, I wish you and Conservapedia the best for the future. I walk now before I am pushed. Keep up the good fight.--JerryCa 19:22, 29 January 2014 (EST)

Jerry, no one is pushing you out. Your comments are as welcome as anyone's. Your headline suggestions have been superb. Feel free to return anytime, if you decide on your own to leave.--Andy Schlafly 21:48, 29 January 2014 (EST)
Thanks, I think I will just keep to the headlines. Conservative, I meant no offense to you and offer my hand for you to shake. Your contributions have been little short of mind blowing.--JerryCa 06:01, 30 January 2014 (EST)
That's great, Jerry, that you'll still make headline suggestions! You made my day. Please don't take disagreements on the talk pages too seriously.--Andy Schlafly 10:00, 30 January 2014 (EST)

Kwangju Riot

Hello. The article Kwangju Riot is a copy of its wikipedia article [8]. Please delete it.--JoeyJ 06:42, 7 February 2014 (EST)

Homosexual Agenda

Google has finally jumped the shark and are now openly promoting the Homosexual Agenda on their mainpage. I think this shocking, abhorrent and society damaging move should be mentioned on the mainpage, with a recommendation to use a more family friendly search engine such as bing!. EricaB 09:46, 7 February 2014 (EST)

Belgium

Andy I think there's a pretty grave headline mistake - Talk:Main_Page#Belgium_headline_mistake--IDuan 18:51, 13 February 2014 (EST)

Trouble accessing the site

Hey Andy I'm at my sisters house and am having some trouble accessing cp - any chance you can fix that?--IDuan 13:58, 19 February 2014 (EST)

Help if possible

Please see:

File talk:Fragonard, A Young Girl Reading.jpg

Can you upload using a new name for the file?--Andy Schlafly 10:24, 20 February 2014 (EST)
I did, but Bethany's image was lost.
No problem, Joaquin. Just forget about it.--Andy Schlafly 11:30, 20 February 2014 (EST)

Archive favor

Hey Andy could you add Archive131 to Talk:Main Page/Archive index? Thanks!--IDuan 17:06, 20 February 2014 (EST)

Grading

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

I've noticed that you've started grading homework responses by including your comments in all capital letters. I'm not sure whether you are aware, but on the Internet, people take text in all capital letters as the textual equivalent of shouting in a conversation. You might want to consider a different way of differentiating your comments (such as italics) to avoid this misunderstanding. Thanks, GregG 10:18, 25 February 2014 (EST)

That's a good suggestion, Greg. Italics would be better. Thanks for mentioning this.--Andy Schlafly 10:24, 25 February 2014 (EST)

ConservaMath 2014 nomination

I, sir, would like to humbly nominate Yitang Zhang for the 2014 ConservaMath medal. In case you are unfamiliar with Yitang's work, his big breakthrough came last summer when he proved, essentially, a very weak version of the twin prime conjecture. But his work was an essential step of getting there the whole way. Some conservative values I see in him:

  • When he couldn't get a job in math, he worked hard, taking a job at Subway.
  • He was very obscure and unknown to the math community. An outsider, for sure.
  • He's a very humble guy.

Now the only problem is that I think I remember reading somewhere that he's agnostic, but I'm not sure, and even if he was I think you can be agnostic and have good values. But all in all, he seems like a pretty good candidate. --Kennywillis 20:32, 25 February 2014 (EST)

Portals

So what do you think about my portals-idea?? I made two examples: Portal:Evolution and Portal:Global warming.--JoeyJ 09:50, 27 February 2014 (EST)

It is a good idea worth considering, but it seems like it would fragment the site in terms of usage. Part of the theme of this site is that conservative values are unified rather than fragmented.--Andy Schlafly 15:11, 2 March 2014 (EST)

Not sure this will interest you

As it is not a US story, but the statistics are horrific. [9] And as Liverpool is England's only (nominally)catholic majority city it makes it even more shocking --JerryCa 16:29, 27 February 2014 (EST)

The statistics cited in that link -- more than 800,000 abortions annually in the U.K. -- seem inconsistent with abortion statistics cited in other reports.--Andy Schlafly 15:13, 2 March 2014 (EST)

Ash Wednesday

is tomorrow. I was just wondering if you had any plans for the main page to reflect this occasion, as we begin our Lenten journey. GregG 21:39, 4 March 2014 (EST)

Yes, that would be a good idea. Any suggestions how best to mention this?--Andy Schlafly 21:54, 4 March 2014 (EST)
I don't have any ideas myself at this moment, sorry. GregG 22:05, 4 March 2014 (EST)

Active editor graphic

Could you please take the graphic at: http://infodisiac.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/UniqueActiveEditorsOnSmallProjects-Decline.png and upload it to CP so that we can use it in the Wikimedia Foundation article? Thanks! Wschact 07:28, 26 March 2014 (EDT)

Names

I noticed that some non-conformant names were registered recently. I don't know if that is important but there it is just in case.

JamesWS 17:48, 9 April 2014 (EDT)

Happy Easter

"O sons and daughters let us sing! / The King of Heaven, the glorious King, / O'er death today rose triumphing. / Alleluia!" ("O Sons and Daughters", tr. John M. Neale). Have a very blessed Easter! GregG 12:38, 20 April 2014 (EDT)

A happy and blessed Easter to you also! The church service this morning was completely packed, with standing room only.--Andy Schlafly 13:18, 20 April 2014 (EDT)

Gravitation

Yes, I seemed to jump the gun on restoring it, sorry--JerryCa 23:58, 26 April 2014 (EDT)

Atheistic Britain

Former Archbishop of Canterbury as good as admits it.[10]--JerryCa 15:46, 27 April 2014 (EDT)

User Inquiry

Point me.

Hi, I'm Encyclopediajoe. You seem to be one of the big guys here. I would love if you could point a new user to the place where they can help. Thanks, Encyclopediajoe 00:07, 28 April 2014 (EDT)

Quality edits to any entry are welcome. In the rare instance where a page is locked, then suggestions can be made on its talk page. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 11:39, 28 April 2014 (EDT)

Conservatives or RINOS?

Are Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan Conservatives or RINOs (RINO Backers)?--JoeyJ 15:26, 16 May 2014 (EDT)

All three are borderline at this point. I wouldn't add them as RINO Backers unless there is clear evidence of it.--Andy Schlafly 00:09, 17 May 2014 (EDT)

I created a new mystery page

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

I am working on a new mystery page I created: Mystery:Why have Congress and the media ignored the Fair Arbitration Act?‎. Since you are a lawyer, I would appreciate any contributions or suggestions you can make. I am also wondering what advice you can give to get Congress to consider and pass an improved version of the Fair Arbitration Act. Thanks, GregG 21:14, 18 May 2014 (EDT)

Abst'r'act expressionism

I accidentally made a typo in the title of Abstact expressionism, it is supposed to be Abstract expressionism. Since renaming a page is only allowed for users with admin rights, I can't change the name of the article myself.

Ztfreak 11:27, 22 May 2014 (EDT)

Moved as requested. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 19:29, 22 May 2014 (EDT)

Serial killers/mass murderers and blue states

We know that big government/pro-evolution regimes like atheistic communist states and Nazi Germany racked up and immense number of murders. Atheistic communism is credited with about 150 million deaths for example.

I looked at a list of serial killers and it seemed like a disproportionate amount of them were raised in liberal states or at least swing states in presidential elections.

An interesting article might be: Infamous killers raised in liberal states in America or perhaps Serial killers raised in liberal states in America. Conservative 17:20, 26 May 2014 (EDT)

Page move

I just noticed that I accidentally created a page with a period as the last character. Could you please fix this by moving Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.? Thanks, Wschact 13:48, 29 May 2014 (EDT)

Moved as requested. Thanks for asking.--Andy Schlafly 14:39, 29 May 2014 (EDT)

Possible copyright problem and main page archive

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

It looks like a Google page may be engaging in unauthorized mirroring of part of this site, which would be prohibited by our copyright policy. Perhaps something can be done about it.

Also, I wanted to go ahead and archive some recently removed discussions on our main page. Unfortunately, the next available number, 133, is protected. Could you please unprotect it so I can properly archive it for the benefit of Conservapedia users who do not trust Google or the administrator of the page currently featuring a possibly-unauthorized mirror?

Many thanks, GregG 19:02, 6 June 2014 (EDT)

GregG, the page is not protected. Second, I hope your knowledge of the law is better than your wiki skills considering the page is unprotected. Conservative 19:56, 6 June 2014 (EDT)
My apologies. I was reading the page earlier today while logged out, which explains why there was no edit tab. Thank you for pointing this out. I will get to work on making a complete archive, in part incorporating the text from my RSS feed. GregG 21:16, 6 June 2014 (EDT)

Wonky site issues

Mr. Schlafly, it appears that the site is having some rather bizarre issues. First and most obvious, the logo is missing. Second, I still belong to all of the privilege "groups" (block, rollback, etc.) but none of those functions are available to me. Conversely, I have an option to "move" pages which to my knowledge is a privilege exclusively for Administrators. Please address these issues as permitted in your schedule. In Christ, --James Wilson 10:23, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

It should also appear anonymous editing and the "upload" functions are available, both which have already resulted in vandalism. Please address this to prevent further vandalism. --James Wilson 11:08, 19 June 2014 (EDT)

5 maintenance tasks that need to be done - some of which could be automated

Andy,

There are 5 maintenance task that need to be done and I started on two of them:

1. De-orphan pages which have no category tags or links to them from other pages.

2. Remove about 8% of the wiki pages which are ex-editors' user pages and user talk pages who have not edited in the last 3 years. And this task could probably be automated, but it could be done manually too.

There is a list of editors/users here: http://conservapedia.com/Special:ListUsers

If you go through the list and put delete page tags on the user pages and user talk pages of users who have been inactive for 3 years, then those pages can be deleted.

You can also find the pages that need to be deleted by looking at the pages that have these templates on them and then see if the users have been active in the last 3 years: http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere&target=Template%3AUseful+links and http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere&target=Template%3AWelcome

3. Delete the templates that are never being used.

4. Build up the 2 sentence stub articles so they have at least 500 words. Using the random page search function, I estimate the stub articles are at least 30-40% of the wiki articles.

5. Within 10 years, about 50% of links become broken links. Xenu's Link Sleuth can crawl your website and find these dead links plus make a report: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html

Alternatively, using this Firefox tool https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/linkchecker/ or this chrome tool https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/link-checker/aibjbgmpmnidnmagaefhmcjhadpffaoi?hl=en these dead links can be found.

I did this link maintenance already for the atheism, evolution and homosexuality articles.

I think these 5 maintenance tasks being done would enhance the user experience for the readers plus these are maintenance tasks that need to be done. Conservative 12:37, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

Automating some of these tasks

I mentioned Xenu's Link Sleuth above in order to help automate spotting the dead links. I think that deleting the the inactive editors who have not edited for 3 years could be automated as well. Maybe using something like User:EdBot. Conservative 13:36, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

Perhaps User:Conservative can help with...

the database restoration task I mentioned here. User:Conservative may be particularly well-suited to this task since he made the last edit to each page I mentioned. Thanks, GregG 22:47, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

Can you get in contact with Ed Poor to see if he can write some code to automate some of the maintenance tasks? Alternatively, I believe I have a friend who could do it

Can you get in contact with Ed Poor to see if he can write some code to automate some of the maintenance tasks? I believe he wrote the code for User:EdBot

If not, I think I have a friend who would do this on a per fee basis. Conservative 14:06, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

Database problem in the MP talk archives

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

A review of my RSS feed shows that several Talk:Main Page archive pages have a last (and only) edit date of June 2014, which probably indicates that something went wrong in preserving the archive in the wiki's database. Examples can be found Talk:Main Page/Archive index/113, Talk:Main Page/Archive index/117, Talk:Main Page/Archive index/126, Talk:Main Page/Archive index/127, and Talk:Main Page/Archive index/128. I can try to recover the original contents, but it would probably be a lot easier if you could find a backup to restore the original archived discussions from. Many thanks, GregG 22:45, 20 June 2014 (EDT)

It looks like it may be a problem with the usage of oversight. Unfortunately, it appears that database access is required to restore those edits. I read on your WHOIS that the tech address is in New York City; perhaps I can spend a day there to help fix those problems. GregG 22:59, 20 June 2014 (EDT)
Use of oversight can cause some issues relating to the database, but the archived links that you post above seem to work fine (I clicked on the first several).--Andy Schlafly 00:16, 21 June 2014 (EDT)
What likely happened was that Conservative edited the pages (notice the very recent last edit date on an archive page), and then the pages' prior revisions were oversighted. I apologize if that was not clear. There are also a lot of diff links in my RSS feed that are no longer valid, probably due to oversight being applied to one of the edits. GregG 11:01, 21 June 2014 (EDT)

Conservapedia proven wrong

Can you please create "Conservapedia's Response" to the statements from Conservapedia proven wrong?--JoeyJ 07:49, 21 June 2014 (EDT)

I cleaned up the entry quite a bit, and added some Responses. Thanks for mentioning it.--Andy Schlafly 22:30, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

Son of Man

I'm quite disturbed by your current translation at John 6:53! Furthermore, in your article on the Son of Man, you introduce the phrase υἱός ἄνθρωπος: Andy, that just means son man. I don't expect someone who knows enough Greek to translate the Bible to make such a blatant error in simple Greek! Please correct the phrase, User:JamesWilson unfortunately reverts all my efforts. --AugustO 02:00, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

Andy, you are treading on dangerous ground. I try not to get to agitated, but I hope that you are aware that Churches have split over less!

  • There is no translation of the Bible which renders σάρξ σάρκα τοῦ Υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου other than "the flesh of the Son of Man"
  • That's not much of a surprise, as the phrase is utterly disambigouos.
  • You claim that John 9:35 does not make sense as merely "Do you believe in the Son of Man?". But these are the words Jesus Christ chose. You cannot change this to "Do you believe in 2+2=4", just because this seems to be more logical to you!
  • There is a difference between translation and interpretation. Your rendering isn't a translation any longer!

A personal note: User:JamesWilson admonished me on his User talk:JamesWilson with these sentences: Please cease your unproductive drivel. I can't order you to, but your whiny concern trolling has brought no substantive improvement of this encyclopedia. There are many other non-Bible articles to work on. Please try working on them. I'd rather appreciate if you could stress the point that this is no way to address the concerns of the editors who are interested in the CBP, but have a much more orthodox view than you. Thank you. --AugustO 05:30, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

I responded on the appropriate talk page for the entry. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 21:25, 22 June 2014 (EDT)

Deleting pornography

Some troll has vandalized Todd Palin and added pornography to the article. I reverted it, but the offensive edit still says on the article's history and likewise the user hasn't been banned. Can you please handle this manner before any more harm is done? - PetyrB

The vandalism has been removed pursuant to the oversight feature, and the user has been blocked. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 10:45, 26 June 2014 (EDT)

I'm needing your input

I'm not an American, so I cannot tell how far you will go when you are describing a politician who is the second man in state. Do you think that this http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Joseph_Biden&curid=32879&diff=1090692&oldid=1082416 is an appropriate edit to the article on Joseph Biden? I'd never add such a category to even to Franz-Walter Steinmeier, the Vice Chancellor of Germany --AugustO 16:10, 26 June 2014 (EDT)

I'm curious you didn't bother to discuss with me. Anyway to explain my reasoning, I see that Michael Moore is included in that category. I think that Biden's drivels is more or less as inane as Moore's, maybe a bit more, so that's why I put him there. I don't see why the man's political office should prevent us from saying the truth about him. - PetyrB 16:27, 26 June 2014 (EDT)

No one should be called a "lunatic" on this website. This is an encyclopedia, a learning resource.--Andy Schlafly 16:32, 26 June 2014 (EDT)

Understood. All articles and subcategories have been removed from that category, I can't put a delete template on it though because only sysops can edit it. - PetyrB 16:52, 26 June 2014 (EDT)
Question. If no one is to be called a lunatic on Conservapedia, why does the category description for "lunatic" describe as follows?
"A Lunatic is a commonly used term for a person who is mentally ill, dangerous, foolish, unpredictable; a condition once called lunacy. Conservatives eschew political correctness and prefer to describe those who fit this definition in as unambiguous manner as possible."
And I'm pretty sure Che Guevara and Jean-Jacques Rousseau at the very least actually fit the definition unambiguously (especially when the former freely admits in his diaries to enjoy killing people), also Michel Foucault as well (considering he deliberately infected a lot of people with AIDS as soon as he discovered he had the disease). I can't protest a mod's decision since I'm not a mod, so I'm powerless in that regard, but I am wondering whether this is a good idea to remove especially when even the category description made clear we use lunatic in as unambiguously a manner as possible and avoid political correctness. I mean, obviously abusing the word by using it on people who don't fit at all is not permissible, but the description in the category did make clear we should use it only if they fit as unambiguously as possible. Pokeria1 17:26, 26 June 2014 (EDT)

(discussion moved to Talk:Son of Man)

Promotion

Thanks a lot Mr. Schlafly, I promise to make good use of my new rights. - PetyrB 12:33, 29 June 2014 (EDT)

Meritocracy

Andy, you have repeatedly stated that Conservapedia is a meritocracy, and you often rewarded editors by bestowing rights on their accounts. Therefore, I have to ask: has User:PetyrB some merits besides those which are on display here at Conservapedia? Otherwise, the promotion of his account is rather surprising:

  • His account is just a week old. The only other other account which I remember to have risen so quickly, was User:Markman
  • He hasn't made any substantial edit to an article, or started a new article
  • For an observer, his greatest merit seems to be that he agrees with you in everything.

I'm surprised how quickly User:PetyrB picked up the peculiar lingo of Conservapedia, terms like "talk pollution", "last wordism". Do you think he is such a fast learner? I remember the pattern, and I've seen the little atrocities (deleting comments, petty insults) before! Are you interested in repeating history over and over again?

--AugustO 15:28, 1 July 2014 (EDT)

User:PetyrB is another Markman/Bugler. Consider blocking him now. So far my track record is 100% being right when indicating someone is an insincere editor. And I don't expect to see User:PetyrB adding a lot of content to main space articles.
Here are 3 acid tests to consider in the future: 1) Is he/she creating a significant amount of main space article content? If no, this is definitely a red flag. 2) Does the person have an aggressive personality? If so, then they may be trying to get rid of good faith editors. 3) Does the person use language that I use or praise my favorite projects at Conservapedia? If so, the person may be engaged in mirroring in order to quickly gain rapport. Conservative 16:35, 1 July 2014 (EDT)
I think that you two are overreacting. AugusO, you talk as if Andy has officially made me his second in command. In reality, the promotion I have been granted is rather modest. He has given me blocking rights and Skipcaptcha. That's it. You stated that I "hasn't made any substantial edit to an article, or started a new article". I don't see why this is relevant for me to have block rights, you don't need to write any article in order to properly block a spammer, a vandal or someone with an inappropriate username. As far as I gather, Andy has given me blocking rights for my work in reverting vandalism, not for any edits I have made.
User:Conservaitve wrote "User:PetyrB is another Markman/Bugler." How exactly did you reach this conclusion? I have lurked for some time on Conservapedia, and I'm aware that there are some mischievous vandals who try to insert parody into our wiki. Why do you think I'm one of them? Do you find hints of parody in any of the edits I have made so far?
Anyhow, the reason why I came to CP is to contribute, not to be endowed with blocking rights. Should Andy revoke my blocking rights, it would not cause me any grief (although I do want to retain the Skipcaptcha, it is helpful when editing). I just hope that this exchange of ours will soon forgotten and that our next interactions on this website will be more cordial. - PetyrB 16:54, 1 July 2014 (EDT)
PetyrB, please feel free to prove me wrong by creating a significant amount of new main space content.Conservative 19:11, 1 July 2014 (EDT)
Creating more content for CP is why I registered here. It will take me some time to reach impressive achievements since I'm relatively inexperienced at wiki-editing, but I hope that within a few months at the most I'll be able to show you that I mean well. - PetyrB 15:02, 2 July 2014 (EDT)

Based on IP address research that Karajou just performed, the evidence is pointing to PetyrB being user Markman/Markoman. Conservative 16:39, 7 July 2014 (EDT)

George H. W. Bush

Are George H. W. Bush and Mike Crapo Conservatives or RINOs?--JoeyJ 05:16, 5 July 2014 (EDT)

George H. W. Bush was a RINO. I don't know enough about Mike Crapo to say.--Andy Schlafly 10:44, 5 July 2014 (EDT)
There was a place in my heart for Bush until he "chucked aside my free market principles" and he came out in support of the banking bailout. Nowadays, I call him George "I chucked my principles" Bush. Without principles, you're not a man at all. PeterKa 22:51, 5 July 2014 (EDT)

I suggest banning the parodist JamesWilson

I suggest banning the parodist JamesWilson or at the very least stripping him of his block rights.

JamesWilson just gave a bizarre definition of fornication. Namely, he claims fornication includes sex within marriage not intended for procreation.[11] Setting aside the morality of sex inside of marriage not intended for procreation, this is certainly not fornication. Merriam-Webster, for example, defines fornication as "consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other".[12]

Secondly, he indicated on PetyrB's talk page that he wanted to have private email communications with him when I challenged PetyrB on being Markman the parodist. No doubt to give him suggestions on how to avoid detection as far as being a parodist.

Thirdly, correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to recall that JamesWilson's biggest "contributions" are to Elvis/Little Richard, etc. articles.

Fourthly, he has a penchant of attempting to curry favor with you which was a trait of Bugler, Markman, etc.

Fifthly, I have always suspected JamesWilson to be a parodist and so far my accuracy is 100%. Conservative 15:49, 8 July 2014 (EDT)

I saw that Conservative deleted and salted JamesWilson's user and user talk pages. However, he neglected to block the account. I don't know whether this was an oversight or an intentional decision. GregG 20:04, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
积水之激,至于漂石者,势也。鸷鸟之疾,至于毁折者,节也。 Conservative 21:36, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
I don't understand what you are saying (even with Google translate). Following the Conservapedia:Editing article and talk pages will help in effective communication on this project. Thanks, GregG 21:41, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
  • As of 05:16, 9 July 2014, JamesWilson has blocked himself. If he can block himself, can he unblock himself? This is getting curiouser and curiouser. PeterKa 01:40, 9 July 2014 (EDT)
He decided to get a new hobby because his days of being a parodist were effectively over. Conservative 02:08, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

Tea Party Crusaders displays scammy advertisements

I was visiting the article "The country with second highest amount of abortions in the world decides to impose fines on abortions. Guess which country" on Tea Party Crusaders, linked on our front page. On the right side, there is a scammy advertisement simulating user interface elements, stating "Media content may not display properly. Download a new video content player now. Your system may not be able to play all media content and services available. Install new windows compatible software now." (For the record, my operating is Ubuntu 14.04). I have a screenshot that is available, but I cannot upload images to Conservapedia. I wonder whether Conservapedia should link to sites carrying advertisements that could significantly harm our readers. Many thanks, GregG 20:18, 8 July 2014 (EDT)

GregG, please spare us your liberal hysterics. Conservative 21:25, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
I don't see web security as a partisan issue. Another advertisement I found imitated the Facebook mobile interface with a flashing notifications icon. Clicking the advertisement leads to a survey scam (also using Facebook's trade dress). GregG 21:46, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
GregG, I am not going to wrestle in the internet mud with an unreasonable liberal. You have cried wolf too many times before concerning your various petulant complaints. Game over. Conservative 21:57, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
Thank you for your input, Conservative. I will leave the resolution of this issue to Mr. Schlafly (screenshots are also available upon request). GregG 22:15, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
Against my better judgement, I investigated your complaint using an Opera browser with no advertisement blocker or other types of blocking on the Opera browser and it was a total waste of time. Please stop wasting my time. Conservative 22:27, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
If you have an e-mail address, I can send you the screenshots I took. Note that the scammy advertisements do not appear on every page load. GregG 22:30, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
The AppNexus network delivered the advertisements I mentioned above. There are other ad networks on TPC. GregG 22:35, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
You want my email address so you can pesterfest me about nothing at will and waste more of my time whenever you desire. Gehenna will freeze over before that happens. Conservative 22:39, 8 July 2014 (EDT)
  • The main Tea Party site is the Tea Party News Network. Tea Party Crusaders is a rather obscure site to be getting so much material from. PeterKa 02:11, 9 July 2014 (EDT)
Alexa ranks the Tea Party Crusaders website about 83,000 in the United States and I like a number of the stories they choose to cover. For example, they recently ran a number of: pro-life stories, Christian stories, anti-Obama stories, a godless Britain story, anti-atheism/evolution stories, pro-gun rights stories, anti-liberal stories, etc. They also chose to run a Christian athlete story recently.
Unlike many Tea Party websites, they have a strong emphasis on the social issues. Conservative 02:42, 9 July 2014 (EDT)
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