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Welcome to Colonel Sanders' Talk Page.

Due to "real-world obligations," I am nowhere near as active in my wiki life as I would like to be. If you send me a new message, I'll get an email and (eventually) respond, however.

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welcome to aSK and may I say how I do so admire your original though crispy fried chicken. Hamster 04:23, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
I got confused for a while and thought that you are General Anders. not a member! 08:55, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
Nice to see some fellow RW editors and thanks for the welcome!--Colonel Sanders 17:19, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

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CP

You say on your talk page that "I am a Christian libertarian. Obviously a type as me has no place at CP...". "Libertarian" is not a term used much in Oz, and I'm not all that familiar with it, but from what I understand that view would probably fit in fairly well at CP. Am I misunderstanding you, or missing something? It's no problem; I'm just curious. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 01:43, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Here's the dictionary definition:

Libertarianism:

  • A political philosophy maintaining that all persons are the absolute owners of their own lives, and should be free to do whatever they wish with their persons or property, provided they allow others the same liberty

If you're interested in more reading on the philosophy, go here. But I was planning to take that mumbling off my userpage and convert it into an essay in my userspace. Many thanks for checking with me, and your curiosity really doesn't bug me. Good day.--Colonel Sanders 03:42, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, but that doesn't really explain why it wouldn't fit in at CP. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 04:02, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Meh, don't worry about it. They have their rules. Just look up "Libertarian" there and that would explain quite a bit. Not really a big deal, eh?--Colonel Sanders 04:10, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and views on issues most libertarians hold would hold in America would also point to that (i.e. opposition to the War on Terror, War on Drugs, PATRIOT Act, and certain "social values" etc.) would also explain that.--Colonel Sanders 04:21, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Meh, don't worry about it. But that's the bit I was most interested in!
Just look up "Libertarian" there and that would explain quite a bit. Yes, that clarifies things, thanks. Perhaps oversimplifying, they would agree with a fair bit of libertarian views, but also disagree a fair bit.
Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 05:05, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes, my pleasure. So, not many libertarians in Australia, eh?--Colonel Sanders 05:08, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
No, not many here, at least that you hear from. But at the last federal election, a Christian group arranged for public meetings with the candidates in different electorates. One such meeting was held at our church, and it included a representative from a party I hadn't heard of before ("Liberal Democrat", I think). This university-student-aged person with braces on his teeth started his presentation by wondering out loud what a homosexual atheist could possibly say to appeal to Christian voters. But his views were essentially ones of minimal government, including that homosexual groups should not be able to sue a Christian campsite on the grounds of discriminating against homosexuals, as happened here recently. Despite his personal views, I found his party's platform to be fairly reasonable. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 05:48, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, I was doing some research and the Australian Liberal Democratic Party appears to be a moderately libertarian party (obviously very different from what we call "Liberal Democrat" in America; the American Liberal Democrats want extremely expansive government) that supports many of the things things that the US Libertarian Party (a smaller third-party) supports. Here's their website.--Colonel Sanders 06:07, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Chicken?

Do you like chicken? Are you like THAT Col. Sanders?

Of course!--Colonel Sanders 21:22, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Membership nomination

Colonel Sanders was nominated for membership, but the voting was cancelled because he gained membership via his editing history on other sites.

Commentary

Teh Terrible Asp, might I ask if you have a legitimate reason to opposition? If so, fine. If not, fine as well. I don't think I've messed anything up.--Colonel Sanders 06:04, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Alternative route

Colonel Sanders, would you like to consider an alternative route to gaining membership? Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 05:08, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Sure. I do have a great deal of editing experience.--Colonel Sanders 12:12, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
I just sent an email to the address provided on that page.--Colonel Sanders 13:00, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Sandbox

The content you reverted in ask:Sandbox was not vandalism. There's no problem with reverting it, but neither did it need to be. The page is there for people to try things out, so almost anything goes (of course, it it's clear someone's not practising, such as putting offensive material, that's a different matter). Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 02:45, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry! I just seen the user's Power article that I fixed and suspected them to be a vandal. And on an unrelated matter, is the member nomination thing above supposed to be on my talk page?--Colonel Sanders 03:02, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
He may be a vandal, and the Power "article" does suggest that. But that doesn't mean that his edit in the sandbox was (let alone the earlier edits). And it might have been a case of using the sandbox to try the method of creating an article by creating a link to it first. Okay, perhaps I'm giving him too much benefit of the doubt, but I prefer to lean that way. In any case, thanks for fixing up the Power article.
The nomination thing is supposed to be on your talk page, assuming that Hamster intended to nominate you, which I presume to be the case.
Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 14:36, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Hamster replies

Thank you for the condolance. My Dad was 83 so his death was a bit unexpected but not a big surprise. I cant imagine what it must be like for a child. Hamster 16:00, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Was not pleasant.--Colonel Sanders 18:54, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Spam tagging

You've flagged a few new accounts as spammers. These are not accounts that I would have called spammer accounts based on the name alone (e.g. users like LowKey and Colonel Sanders sound shadier than these). Is this based on something you know that we don't? LowKey 04:10, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

I know on Illogicopedia, another site I edit, a bunch of spambots created accounts like "CarlJohnson", "SallySchultz", and "GlennDwight". Those accounts have spammed other sites and you always have to be suspicious about those kind of accounts.--Colonel Sanders 14:10, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
It's a balancing act, between being over-suspicious and too gullible, but I'd point out that here on aSK, unlike, I presume, those other sites, we do advise people when registering that we prefer they use their real names. So whilst real-like names might be cause for suspicion elsewhere, here that's not so much the case. The other factor is that most (or all) of the spammers we've had here recently have not used real-like names. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 15:17, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you're right. However, I would like to note, when I first signed up, there was an infestation of spambots with real-like names. And, yes, on sites like Illogicopedia, real-sounding names are suspicious, as nearly all (if not all) members write under a pseudonym. And, though I use my Illogicopedia/RationalWiki pseudonym here, I have disclosed my real name in my preferences. And again, the recent spambots did use nonsense names. I will be more careful with tagging spambots from now on then.--Colonel Sanders 20:47, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

RW

All become a bit too much? Maratrean 11:56, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Aye. I decided to invest my time in somewhere worthwhile. Here, Ameriwiki, Illogicopedia, places where I actually can write without having to worry too much, places with a less socialistic worldview. I may even get back into WP full time soon. I also manage the Simple English Uncyclopedia (aka Uncyclopedia Jr.). I am a de facto member of Uncyclomedia (all Uncycs not owned by Wikia). I think they don't like you at RW either, with you-know-who and you-know-what.--Colonel Sanders 14:50, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

I care, Colonel

I care...

Many RWians only see what fits the memes that they have adopted. I would call it confirmation bias but it goes beyond that, to the point where it's something akin to a third person delusion of reference (with the meme taking the part of the third person). That probably sounds like gobbledygook, so I will simply reiterate, I care.  :)

LowKey 02:15, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! It's nice to see someone who cares.
I'm also doing the best with these spambots, but I can't delete their rubbish. I also plan to work on articles again sooner or later.--Colonel Sanders 02:56, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back

welcome welcome. Do feel free to rewrite any articles (like fall of man) as you like. I try to use mainstream christian views but you may prefer sometjing a bit nicer. Hamster (talk) 00:19, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Hamster. I'll probably take part of this project with what little spare time I have left going to college and all, given that Ameriwiki's dead and there's stuff going on here now. --Colonel Sanders (talk) 21:03, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
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