User talk:Genghis Khant

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Hi Genghis.--Bob M 06:29, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Bob, I hope we don't make too much of a mess here with our flash-mobbing. Genghis Khant 08:14, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
We'll be fine until Ace turns up. Totnesmartin 10:40, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't think he'll be too happy with the tea-total output of the site. Do him and Gooniepunk know where we are? SuperJosh 11:53, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
I suspect a lot of RWers don't know about this site yet, or aren't bothering. I wonder if TK and Template:Ken (no, don't create that) know, though? How can they correct CP's mistakes if they don't read us? Will we get a "Gentlemen"? Totnesmartin 11:56, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
That would be acknowledgement of our existence and would warrant a block. A gentlemen would be nice though... we should keep an eye on CP for mentions of our mysterious disappearance. If only they were allowed to speak of us, Schlafly might make a Mystery article about it.
As for the other RWians I dunno. We should have posted an intercom message about the RW blog. Unfortunately I only have 3 people's emails. And one of them is CUR so he doesn't count. SuperJosh 12:02, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
The RW blog was mentioned by trent when it started, but that was so long ago that people have forgotten. What about telling a couple of sites that RWians read, like Pharyngula? I have Edgerunner's email, so I might get him and/or speakerface/aboriginal noise here. Totnesmartin 12:13, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Go ahead. I'm still on Liberapedia but no one goes there anymore. I'll leave a notice there in case any RationalWikians pass by my userpage. All is have are PaL and Toast, the latter of which is here. SuperJosh 12:16, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
I guess a lot of people read the message but didn't bother to bookmark the site. I have several names - DogP & Silver Sloth - whom I will contact. Genghis Khant 13:20, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Also added Sid, Sir Chuck, Cracker, Psy (or is he here already) and several others whom I've no idea what their RW username is, I just have their e-mail address. Should I contact Marcus Cicero as well? ;) Genghis Khant 13:53, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
you do and i'll contact CUR! Totnesmartin 14:15, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Howdy, and thanks for the heads up Genghis! So - what happened? Is Trent still out of own and our UPS didn't help?  :-) DogP 15:38, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
See [1] for Trent's explanation. I guess not everyone made a note of that URL. Genghis Khant 15:53, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm tempted to get CUR back! He was annoying, but he was also hilarious. SuperJosh 15:52, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
(cue huge article about meerkats with one paragraph about educational meerkats) Totnesmartin 16:23, 20 August 2009 (UTC)


As we're planning on archiving the two WIGO pages when we get RW back, d'you think it's worth doing the same with the Student Bar here? SuperJosh 16:38, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

But of course. Genghis Khant 17:20, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
I think everything RWian here should be saved - all talk pages, pictures, Teacher's room stuff, the lot. Totnesmartin 11:39, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
And added to the respective pages on RW. That'll be a fun operation! SuperJosh 12:03, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
That'll be an Nx-level job, merging page histories from two different wikis :) Totnesmartin 12:14, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry Ted! I just remembered Aliens is on after the news! Come on everyone, let's have a great lads night in! SuperJosh 12:24, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
I can merge the page histories, but it's going to be a bit complicated (e.g.: I have to export the student bar from here, move the Saloon bar on RW to a temporary place (because its history is too large to be deleted and restored), import the Student bar into RW in place of the Saloon bar, move the old Saloon bar from the temporary place to where I imported the Student bar and delete the imported article in the process to make way for the move, then restore the deleted revisions). The point is, I can do it, but: a) the less pages I have to do it with, the better (I'm not going to merge histories of userpages for example, people can either copypaste the content themselves, or follow the instructions to do a full history merge) and b) ideally, this should be done before any edits to the pages in question on RW, otherwise things get even more complicated. Nx 12:47, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Dammit man, I'm a student, not a techie! Wouldn't it be easier if everyone archived their own talk pages etc by copy + pasting like you suggested and have one person do the same with the Student Bar to Saloon and the respective WIGOs? SuperJosh 13:57, 21 August 2009 (UTC)