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I like your username. ~SuperHamster Talk 20:04, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. It is more of a warning than anything else.--AMassiveGay (talk) 22:51, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello, AMassiveGay, and welcome to the revolting cake of das interwebs! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:08, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome, I didn't think anyone would bother. aMassiveGAy

Signing posts[edit]

[1] You sign your posts by putting four tildes at the end, like this: ~~~~ Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:16, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Ta for the tip. I have used the square brackets that other folk were using. it seemed to make more sense to someone of 0 wiki expertise aMassiveGAy

The square brackets you've used are okay, but ~~~~ takes less time and adds the date and time you posed the comment. (There is a one-click signature button in the row of buttons that appears when you edit a page; it's the second one from the right. The date and time tells people where your comment figures in the flow of conversation.) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:39, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I'll maybe try to do that in future, then. You'd think that I'd better better at Wiki stuff considering I maintained the wiki pages of my department in one of the UK's largest hospitals.--AMassiveGay (talk) 20:52, 28 July 2010 (UTC) oooh that button works nice

My condolences[edit]

You are now a sysop. Here's your manual, now go clean up those ugly red exclamation marks -- Nx / talk 10:57, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm way more rock and roll than you[edit]

It's just turned into Sunday and I'm on my SECOND AND LAST BEER of the evening, even though I had OVER TWO BEERS on Friday night, and I'm watching the A-Team, and writing this at the same time. SuperJosh 1, MassiveGay 0. SJ Debaser 23:05, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

I got extremely drunk yesterday rewired my stereo. Massive Gay 0, Josh 1, Ace 100. Fuckthat 23:11, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
Well I got extremely drunk yesterday and forgot what happened, which is always a good thing. SJ Debaser 23:25, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Not sleeping, Quitting Smoking.[edit]

Hey, I saw your post on the Saloon Bar, but didn't really follow all the replies. Thought I'd put some thoughts here. I've had some pretty bad insomnia problems in the past, and have tried (and failed) to quit smoking, so my advice on the sleep is probably much better than the smoking...

  • A doctor once told me, and it's a really good way of thinking of it, to think about needing to be mentally tired AND physically tired. Know how sometimes you feel physically drained, but mentally active.. or mentally drained but somehow energetic.. and it's always difficult to sleep with either. Try to work out which one it is. If it's physical, try to wear yourself out a bit more, walk instead of a bus, that kind of thing. If it's more mental, the below tips can really help:
  • I know it's hard for the computery nerdy types (which I am, and you may be), but when I'm struggling to sleep, it REALLY does help if you say, "Right, I'm going to bed in 1 or 2 hours, no more computer." Try not to use the computer, watch TV, that kind of thing. Read a book, try to wind down. I find it impossible to just go from, "Lalala, socialising, messing about on the computer, cooking... BED." I need that wind down time.
  • If you find yourself lying in bed thinking everything through, it sounds silly... but try writing it down. Just have a little notebook or piece of paper with a pen by your bed, write down any worries, ideas, thoughts which're going through your head. It can give an odd sense of closure, and after a month you might have a collection of great ideas.
  • Unless it gets absolutely life-ruining and depressing, try to avoid the medication. For some people, benzodiazepines (sp?) (Valium, lorazipam, that kind of thing) and sleeping pills (zopiclone, etc.) can be really helpful. And one or two nights using them can be BRILLIANT to just catch up on some essential sleep. But they're... not exactly addictive.. but I found that if you use them to sleep for like a week or two, then it is EVEN HARDER than before to sleep once you're off them. Try not to make the problem worse long-term to make it better short-term. Obviously I'm no doctor, and this is just my experience... but don't just willy nilly accept yummy drugs from the doctor.
  • Cut the caffeine, completely. Every last bit of it. I found this REALLY difficult, because when you can hardly sleep.. that cup of coffee is the only thing that keeps you going. But if you can not use it for a week, it makes a huge difference.
  • As the the smoking, try the plastic inhilators, the patches and the gum. They work differently for different people. I found the patches bad, even as a 20-a-day-smoker, they're still a bit heavy-going and make me headachey and dizzy from all the nicotine, and having it constantly pumped into you. The gum is good because you can use it subtly anywhere, and it REALLY takes the craving away, leaving only the mental element of it. The inhilators, "e-cigarettes," aren't something I've tried, but a friend of mine managed to quit with them, saying they really solved the craving because you go through the actions of smoking. I also know a lot more people who have quit by STOPPING smoking and trying to stick with it, than saying, "I'll cut down then stop..." Good luck with it, and I hope you can achieve it. DalekEXTERMINATE 18:31, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Are you really a real life gay?[edit]

I met a real life black yesterday. Very interesting experience. MasterDebater (talk) 00:57, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Back to your poehole please MD. C®ackeЯ

Thanks..............[edit]

...............for posting about the crosswords in the Saloon Bar. Husband & I now have another source of timewasters. (No sarcasm there.) RagTopGone sailing 22:05, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey there[edit]

I hope things are going well for you. You got a lot of responses at the saloon bar. ATP (talk) 19:24, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Email me, AMG, if you have a need. 19:43, 4 April 2011 (UTC) C®ackeЯ

Hey man[edit]

You've dropped off the radar a bit, eh? Give us a nudge, let us know you're still around. Take care of yourself, SJ Debaser 11:01, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Career[edit]

You on skype? If so then add me (crundy1) and if you're about tomorrow evening (GMT) then I can give you a shout. Honestly, you're panicking about something you can easily resolve. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 22:27, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Me and the C-Man can help you out. Give you some good advice and sheeeeeeet. SJ Debaser 22:28, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, Josh promised he'd be online tomorrow as well, so we can all chat yay! CrundyTalk nerdy to me 22:31, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Riots[edit]

I know you're another Londoner, you been affected by them at all? My area's been pretty much locked down after 6pm since Monday, but we haven't really had much bother, nothing out the ordinary anyway. SJ Debaser 10:52, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Waterloo[edit]

Didn't know you lived in Waterloo. Whereabouts are you? I lived on Stamford St for a couple of years. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 08:07, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Otherwise it gets pretty difficult to follow. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 12:12, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes I can see how that could be confusing. AMassiveGay (talk) 12:27, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Heh, no worries. Yeah I was holed up in the halls of residence on Stamford st. I used to buy beer from the offie a few doors down from the Vic. Do you ever go to the white hart? It was our local for a while but the landlord turned into a twat. I went there a couple of years ago and it seems to have been "upgraded" to a trendy wine bar. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 14:31, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Yeh, its been all wine bars and resturants since I've been here, particularly on the cut. I don't go drinking locally - I only frequent gay places, and poverty prevents even that AMassiveGay (talk) 15:49, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
So is there actually a gay nightclub in Waterloo? A gay guy I was friends with from the white hart once asked if I wanted to go there with him at chucking out time (but I was tired and skint and not really in the mood for dancing frantically to YMCA :) ) CrundyTalk nerdy to me 15:57, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
As far as I know, there are no gay clubs in waterloo. There used to be the man bar catering to the more sleazy client (men only, strict dress code of at the most, pants only), but closed now I think. There a couple of saunas there, and Vauxhall is just down the road, which seems to have surpassed Old Compton street for London's gay centre. And Of course Heaven is just across the river in Embankment. AMassiveGay (talk) 16:23, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
I still need to check out Heaven, my friends (gay and straight) in common with all human beings keep saying we should go there and continuously fail to organise anything. I'd need to go with a mixed group though to affirm my heterosexuality, devilishly handsome as I am.
Also AMG, I was passing through Waterloo station the other day and thought to myself "hey, AMassiveGay lives here!" Exciting I know. SJ Debaser 16:31, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Now that you know you can take precautions to prevent catching the gay AMassiveGay (talk) 17:03, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Found it[edit]

Apparently it's called Understanding Science. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 22:16, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

cheers, that looks like it might be handy AMassiveGay (talk) 17:44, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Must...resist...urge to make "That's what she said joke." Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 18:05, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Probably best AMassiveGay (talk) 18:06, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Shin splints[edit]

I've just developed them too so I was looking online for some more specific treatments and I found this page from Cool Running that I thought might help you too. I don't know if it suggests something different from what you've been trying but hopefully it'll help. Hope you get better. Shin splints are a bitch. Sam Tally-ho! 19:27, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Cheers. They are most definitely a bitch. I've doing wall pushups every spare moment (i subscribe to the 'little but often' school of stretching). The arch strapping thing is new to me so I might give that a go when I am ready to hit the pavement again. AMassiveGay (talk) 18:37, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Cupcakes[edit]

Oh come on, don't tell me this isn't clever. Osaka Sun (talk) 05:25, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Well its certainly better than the entirely cynical gimmick of 'support out cause and we'll give to charity' AMassiveGay (talk) 18:36, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Introduction to Philosophy[edit]

Be careful with the Russell -- there's a lot of anti-Continental bias there, only most of which is justified. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (which can be found here, unless I screwed up the code again) is very good, and if you have any specific questions, I'm happy to correspond by e-mail: unemployed.philosopher at the gmail. Unemployed philosopher (talk) 17:54, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

MassiveGoat[edit]

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I do not vote AMassiveGay (talk) 17:12, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Ratwar[edit]

Blue-hot, dude. Barikada (talk) 07:50, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

yeh its really mammoth AMassiveGay (talk) 13:30, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Does you name?[edit]

Confirm Ken's conclusions on homosexuality and obesity?  :)

it does not. I am 6'4, which I am often told is quite tall, but not massively so. My name should be applied in the same way you would call someone a massive cock, that is to refer to their essence as massively embodying a cock rather than a physical description. And it sounds quite jolly. AMassiveGay (talk) 01:21, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Lol I know, an attempt at humour, that's all.--Mercian (talk) 01:47, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Kurious Oranj[edit]

Actually, it's a reference to the song by The Fall, which is where This Morning got it from. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:42, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I googled the term after I posted and guessed that was the case. I am not familiar with the falls work. AMassiveGay (talk) 12:35, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Good catch[edit]

"STD-vector" is, indeed, a horrible thing to write. Glad you noticed it. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 20:49, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

thanks. I saw it a week or so ago but was too high to be arsed to fix it. AMassiveGay (talk) 20:51, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
I've been there. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 21:07, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

HRC undo[edit]

Dear Mr. Gay: I noticed your undo of an edit (not mine) on Hillary Clinton's page with the note "removing obvious opinion." I found that ironic. You missed the part about her "insatiable bloodlust" and coronation as queen. :-) Read-Write (talk) 01:21, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

that was objectively true. AMassiveGay (talk) 01:28, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Good choice on that marriage removal[edit]

I looked up the references used, and a return to modesty is a goddamn travesty of a source. Any idea how it got used in the first place? ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 18:50, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

i honestly didnt look at the source. The point being made had no business being in an article about prostitution. The whole article needs revamping and refocus - to much arse about happy hookers and empowerment or that decriminalisation is something wonderous instead the best we can do with an awful thing. Im not keen on the fantasy worlds some folk seem to live in I can only sort it piecemeal while internet connection or my tablet is too twitchy. AMassiveGay (talk) 18:57, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Farewell to arms, as the cripple put it[edit]

Hello AMassiveGay! I just wanted to tell you that, while I can't always process all the text fast enough and so on (as I have ADHD and also use some medication that doesn't always work "in the right direction" for that particular disability), I'm slowly taking the time to hear you out on the points you make, and I just wanted to say that I respect your devotion to this topic. You put it in the following way on Hamabost's talkpage: "I apologise if i am abrasive, but this is a hit button issue for me.". And I respect that from you. I would like you to know that I also care deeply about this topic, and I think we both have good intentions towards human beings not being treated like cattle and the emotional downsides to prostitution. There's very much to be said about a lot of negative truths to it all, and so fourth. And besides adding those sourced quotes from the pro-grassroot rights psychology professor, which are intended to help humanize sex workers in the eyes of those that would dehumanize them, I haven't even written on my views on the topic yet (which is why I stress we must let things take time and not fall into an edit war). But anyways, I don't plan to make my views heard here. And you don't have to agree with what those quotes mean - they're not sent from God himself. But I just wanted to tell you that I respect your devotion and I don't mean to manhandle this delicate subject. And maybe you could hear me out on my views, too, as they are no less sincere. I know I mean well for these people and for the site. I don't doubt you do, either. And somewhere inbetween our viewpoints, I'm sure we could find agreement, as I already believe we agree in the humanitarian "spirit and intention". All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:00, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

For example, I would very much support finding one (or several) "darker" quotes (if you misunderstand me correctly) for the "The bad side" segment of the article; that would really help to communicate how this isn't a slap on the wrist issue you just handwave and go (In a Jerry Seinfeld voice) "So whaat? People are flipping burgers, same thiing!". I think that's an important issue, too. I wouldn't even have used the "coal miner" quote if it wasn't because the dear professor clarified immediately that, as he puts it "Those saying "but it's different" are right.", and that it's about not stigmatizing and rejecting basic worker rights from any people, especially the vulnerable. And so on. Prostitution isn't (always... or even, often) a happy laugh, and we very much need to convey "that side" of it too. Just as we need to convey the defense of sex workers against those who would deride and spit and dehumanize. And so on - don't get caught up on any specifics here... I'm just trying to show that I'm making myself avaliable for the discussion, which I hope and think will be fruitful, and which is important to me and you alike. And I'm trying to embrace nuance here. Just saying buddy. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:10, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
Maybe for the "Views on prostitition", we could find a relevant quote for each "school of thought"? To further highlight the plethora of views (nuanced or not)? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:14, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

I believe you[edit]

when you say you are very concerned about the dehumanisation of those we disagree with. I must say I concur fully. While I do not share your exact views on the issue of Phyllis' passing, I don't think you reason the way you do due to any ill-will or malignant intent. I hope you believe me when I tell you I don't write out of malice, either.

Just because it spoke to me when you underscored the part about the danger inherent to dehumanisation, and just because I believe you when you say that that is truly a worry of yours... What is your take on these posts directed at me? Do you think those replies to what I specifically wrote helps the cause of fighting dehumanisation? Especially keeping in mind how, even here, I took the high road. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:38, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps[edit]

To your accurate point elsewhere - perhaps the next time we have moderators elections we focus more on people who have the vision right and less on people who are busy checking off the "friends on wiki" boxes. Hipocrite (talk) 18:03, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

I presume you're reffering to this? (It's obvious to someone today but if someone reads this a month later they'll have no idea what you're on about). Christopher (talk) 18:08, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

"if you think this year saw the rise of loot boxes, then you really havent been paying attention"[edit]

(Context)

Per games journalist Jim Sterling, lootboxes certainly existed prior to 2017, but in the past 18 months they went from "mechanic that occasionally appears in a game" to "mechanic used by AAA studios for the explicit purpose of vacuuming more cash out of customers". Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 04:24, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

so basically they were on the rise for awhile. what we are seeing now is push back. AMassiveGay (talk) 21:31, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Election Recommendations[edit]

You're experienced and you tend to be level-headed. I'd appreciate your thoughts on future elections. RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:27, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

i think ive said all that i am prepared to say at this point. AMassiveGay (talk) 01:45, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Sup[edit]

How you been? Does rational wiki wiki still exist? I need caught up. Neverused (talk) 03:08, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

This edit revision[edit]

Please explain what this is all about. Why did you revert a perfectly good comment with an edit summary that simply says "fuck off"? If you don't think the article was good, fine, but seriously, cut out this attitude. БaбyЛuigiOнФire(T|C) 20:03, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

did you not see the 'fag' reference? i would have responded with a lot more than 'fuck off' if i were in the flesh AMassiveGay (talk) 07:43, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not very good at reading, initially saw that as "false flag" and I didn't see the awful pun. I apologize for the confusion. БaбyЛuigiOнФire(T|C) 19:58, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Appreciated[edit]

Thank you for your comments on the relevant Talk pages. It is reassuring to see at least some people here are willing to promote the ethos of 'constructive dialogue'. I don't expect people to always agree with me, not even when I take the time to explain on the Talk page, but if people are unwilling or unable to use the Talk page to state why they think an edit is invalid, I think it makes sense to me that it should be allowed to stand. An 'Edit warring' ban should be imposed on the party who edits or reverts while refusing to use the Talk page, rather than someone who is dutifully explaining everything as per the guidelines. Anyway, respect to you for sticking your head above the parapet - I hope you're more representative of the RationalWiki users than the SysOp bullies. Star Gazer (talk) 20:14, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Election[edit]

You've been nominated to the RationalMedia Foundation election. Please accept or decline; if you accept, you may wish to campaign. NekoDysk 00:09, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

I second your nomination. Bongolian (talk) 19:33, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Pbfreespace3[edit]

You mentioned that PB3 gets too much flak for the I/P Conflagration. Can you explain this in a bit more detail? You were there, I wasn't, so I don't know what to think about it. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:38, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

you might want to ask their accusers for more detail first AMassiveGay (talk) 16:27, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Mod election, don't miss it![edit]

You've been nominated in the upcoming moderator elections. See the nomination at RationalWiki:Moderator elections/Nominations. NekoDysk 03:19, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Why are you reverting my edits?[edit]

You quite obviously have the intellectual ability of a boiled potato. You can hardly spell for fucks sake. Emotional Child (talk) 22:42, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

oh now you've made cry AMassiveGay (talk) 22:43, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Bizarre question by a BoN who forgot to sign[edit]

are you a neet ? — Unsigned, by: 2601:CA:8200:34A:35F1:A7E:6656:7EBD / talk

no i am too old. fortunately for you age is no bar to being a prick AMassiveGay (talk) 15:51, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

I can't talk in the saloon[edit]

did that antifa zealot ikanreed remove my rights to talk in the saloon 2601:CA:8200:34A:34ED:B2AF:8894:54AE (talk) 17:37, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

nothing i can see. ask a mod. or ikanreed AMassiveGay (talk) 18:47, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Or learn how wiki software works. The saloon is currently protected (locked) so that only those with autopatroled status may use it. This due to a recent surge in trolls posting their halfwit drivel in said saloon. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 18:55, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

@☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise can you give me autopatrol? 2601:CA:8200:34A:34ED:B2AF:8894:54AE (talk) 20:24, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

The Saloon Bar is autoconfirmed protected. Even if you registered an account and were given autopatrolled you would still not be able to edit the page until you passed the autoconfirmed threshold, there is currently no way to manually confirm a user. Please note that IPs can't become autoconfirmed, only registered accounts can. NekoDysk 20:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

My object is not to prove that you are wrong[edit]

"Around the year 2030 we will be in a position where we set off an irreversible chain reaction that will most likely lead to the end to our civilization as we know it." --Greta Thunberg.

As far as I understand, there is no consensus that this is a true statement. It just may turn out to have been true. There is no question in my mind that it is an alarmist dramatization. Why do I comment upon it? What is my underlying motive? You have a hard-on for UL, who can be a jerk, I guess, but in this case they just posted a link. You and the usual suspects just supplied all of the bad motives. We know bad shit is going to happen because of climate change. We just don't know how bad. It is my position that it doesn't help, and may actually hurt to pretend that we do know.Ariel31459 (talk) 22:43, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
the exact science doesnt matter to me. it doesnt matter to most people. i/most people are not scientists and cannot weigh up the evidence. its trust. faith even. enough of the right people saying something, i have little choice but to take their word for it. i'm not quite so dense as to say 'conservative bad, liberal good' but a lot of folk will. there is the problem. its a recipe for inaction and inertia. it seems that most people think climate change is a thing, and is not good, but it hasnt translated to action. why is that? its not the science its doubt. its the drip drip drip of misinformation amidst the ever more dire warnings. MASSIVE FLOODING, DROUGHTS, they lying, FAMINE, CROP FAILURE, scaremongering, DISEASE, SOCIAL UNREST, they just want more tax. the calamity is far off and you got bills to pay and your man in the whitehouse isnt worried, so probably nothing. you do need two cars.
no one expected precision from a school girl. it was not what we was looking for. we were looking to moved by her passion. galvanised. spurred to do something. everything i read concerning the above statement suggests there is a concensus for that time line. its a actually pretty vague statement. its disingenuous to be the focus of criticism. its another whispering voice in the back of the head telling us we should do nothing and its a wilful misinterpretation of a plea for action as a scientific deposition thats stops us from discussimg what should be done, what can be done?
i said in the saloon bar we know all we need to know and you say here 'we know bad shit is going to happen because of climate change' - there. thats all we need to know. what do we do about it? AMassiveGay (talk) 00:13, 23 April 2019 (UTC)