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Why paradox as a topic?
Hello. This wiki was created by [[User:MathPoet|MathPoet]] and me, to be a philosophical site about paradoxes, a puzzling and intriguing concept in logic, science and daily life.
 
   
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I have always been totally puzzled by life and by what people call reality. I've been an amateur filosofer all my life and religion, mythology, philosophy and all endeavours to explain the great mystery of existence have had my special interest
While the site was being built up, people came to help us and we were slowly on our way to get a few articles and an outline of the site, when a wikia janitor came and made a direct redirect of his user- and his talk page to wikia-central. I didn't think this a good idea, because i felt that discussions concerning paradox/paradoxes should stay on this site and not be shattered all over wikia. S
 
So i asked him three times to change his page. he didn't react to that, even when i talked to him on the wikia-irc channel. so i changed his user and talkpage. He undid that. i undid that again an told him the reason. then he undid my undoing and then i blocked him for a day. This caused quite an unrest and the same day i had a tal with [[User:Catherine|Catherine]] I was told that it was not common, but that we were free to make our own policy, since there were no wikia-guidelines about redirects.
 
   
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So.... why paradoxes?
So i unblocked the wikia janitor and set up a rule in the policy (after talking to MathPoet of course) that redirects like that were a nono here.
 
   
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I believe that there is something wrong with the way our minds work.
Then everything was alright for a few days, until Manticore came into the picture. he apparently talked a few people into making the same redirect pages that were ruled out by above mentioned proceedings. I undid those, told everyone the reason and gave one user a warning when he reverted my adaptation. After this had quieted down, Manticore started accusing me of sysop-abuse and he banned me from the Uncyclopedia irc-channel. i tried to get support from wiki staff, but this person, also a janitor kept stalking me and blocking me from the channels.
 
   
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I think that the mind and our senses play tricks on us and we are fooled into beleiving that what we see and believe to be the world is the true state of things.
So then i decided this was no fun and i quit. I asked Catherine to take my sysop/mod/admin/burocrat-rights away, and she did.
 
   
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To come to grips with the enourmous amount of information our senses are bombarded with every second, we are molded into a way of interpreting what we percieve. It is a narrowing of reality to a set of concepts which we can handle and think about.
I also left another site, irratiopedia, also cofounded by me, because i did not want to work for an organisation like wikia, where the writers and makers of a site are dependent on people that don't have anything to do with the topic the site is about.
 
   
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I believe that reality is different for everyone, due to this arbitrary way of "fixing" what in reality is fluid. We suppose fixed "objects" where everything is in transformation. We label every occurence according to memory and imprint.
So now this site is dead i see, and also irratiopedia. they are both dead wikis, and i want to thank Manticore for this. Way to go, buddy! You will go a long way.
 
   
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One of our most important tools to handle "reality" and be able to communicate with other people is what we call "logic".
Now i also see this new skin and i am even more glad i left wikia. It looks like a bloody funeral advertisement. Bye bye so called wikia community. Have fun without me. Shame on you, making profit over volunteer writers and editors and making them feel they should be grateful an indebted to you. No sir or madam. It is the writers that start wikis. Not the organisation. {{SUBST:Bruger:D. G. Neree/sig}} 13:04, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
 
   
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But i believe there is something wrong with logic.
I am sure that this user/janitor Manticore is much more capable than i am, so i will let him be responsible for the wikia proceedings here. isn't that a paradox?
 
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#labelling things is not only clarifying, it is also a veil, to hide the fact that we actually don't know what the reality behind the concept is.
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(I'll go on later)
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I am Dutch, which means English is not my native lingo. Please feel free to correct any of my texts, which (i'm sure) will sometimes contain strange words and/or strange formulations of sentences (Like this one?)
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I am an active contributor to the following Wikis:
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*http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebruiker:Ayo
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*http://Uncyclopedia.org/wikia.com/wiki/User:D._G._Neree
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*http://oncyclopedia.net/ (which is my pride and joy. I have [http://oncyclopedia.net/wiki/Gebruiker:D._G._Neree admin status] here.
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*http://Illogicopedia.wikia.com
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*http://nl.illogicopedia.wikia.com
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This Paradox-wiki has just been created on July the 26th 2007. This page will be very chaotic for a while, for it'll be a depository of stuff i'm working on. It'll be links and catchfrases, so don't be alarmed if the content seems meaningless. It's not to me.
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*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_paradoxes

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