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The Joy
post Fri 29th May 2009, 8:32pm
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post Sat 30th May 2009, 4:32am
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QUOTE(The Joy @ Fri 29th May 2009, 4:32pm) *

I'm betting that Wikipediots have met their match when it comes to Φanaticism — oh sure, Scientologists will miss having direct access to Wikipedia through the chips in their heads, but WP's Desperate Attempts At Occlumency won't accomplish much more than drive them all back to the Cyborg Cafes —

Which doesn't make it very nice for the rest of us … squeezed out between the COS and the CIA …

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post Sun 31st May 2009, 5:09am
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QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ Fri 29th May 2009, 11:32pm) *
...WP's Desperate Attempts At Occlumency won't accomplish much more than drive them all back to the Cyborg Cafes...

That's what bothers me most about this story - people are reacting to it as though Wikipedia has struck some sort of huge blow for Truth, Justice, and the American Way™, when in fact, all they've really done is ban an IP range held by an organization that has the financial resources to be able to change their IP ranges at the drop of a hat. The CoS users will just set up proxies and RDC connections elsewhere and start new accounts - they'll be back at it in a few days, a week at the most. They may have set the whole thing up already, for all we know - it's not like they couldn't have predicted this eventuality.

They may be stupid and/or nuts for believing in Scientology, but that doesn't mean they can't get around a minor technical restriction or two.
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post Sun 31st May 2009, 9:33am
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QUOTE(The Joy @ Fri 29th May 2009, 1:32pm) *


QUOTE(CNN SciTechBlog)
May 29, 2009
Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology
Posted: 03:47 PM ET
The collaborative online encyclopedia Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology from editing the site. The Register reports Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee, or ArbCom, voted 10 to 0 in favor of the ban, which takes effect immediately.


Oh, SlimVirgin? This is CNN here, with their SciTechBlog. CNN should be a verifiable and reliable source on what's happening in Science and Tech, no?

Ayn Rand VOORWHIPPED ZE SMOKESTACK; You worship journalism. How's it doing here on this issue, ya think, for accuracy? In general? tongue.gif

You know, any time now, WP can start quoting it for references to what it did in the Scientology arbcom case.

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post Sun 31st May 2009, 5:36pm
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Sun 31st May 2009, 10:33am) *

You know, any time now, WP can start quoting it for references to what it did in the Scientology arbcom case.

Yes its better than pointing to the Arbcomm page because thats a primary source while this is a secondary one. Wait no. Its a third order source because its quoting a secondary one and an unreliable one at that. (The Register isnt reliable for wikidiots is it?)
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