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05/29/2009 06:23 AM ID: 78932 Permalink   

Wikipedia Declares Scientology a Suppressive Person

 

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has banned IP addresses from the Chruch of Scientology and its associates from editing Wikipedia pages. This is the first time Wikipedia has made a move like this against an entire organisation.

Wikipedia claims Scientologists have been removing criticism of the controversial church and adding promotional or self-serving information. Wikipedia claims allowing this practice would be "damaging Wikipedia's reputation for neutrality."

This comes on the heels of a trial in France that could end up with the banning of the church throughout the country.
The church of Scientology has yet to respond to the Wikipedia ban.

 
  Source: www.theregister.co.uk  
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  19 Comments
  
  Hm.  
 
Will be an interesting season for religion.
 
  by: Kolman   05/29/2009 08:15 AM     
  -  
 
Progress.
 
  by: Malefice   05/29/2009 10:37 AM     
  Wait for it........wait for it.....!  
 
Where are all the scientology bots this time? Usually when a post contains the word scientology the top few posts are from dedicated/employed Co$ members deadset on debunking anything bad about them.


Maybe they're afraid of getting there IP's banned around too?
 
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   05/29/2009 11:07 AM     
  I hope France wins  
 
so we can start removing this "religion" from the face of the earth
 
  by: jhax   05/29/2009 04:23 PM     
  @sof  
 
It's still early yet.
 
  by: VermiciousG     05/29/2009 04:35 PM     
  Do this same thing to nearly all governments  
 
as well and then you will have some more progress!
 
  by: slavefortheman     05/29/2009 08:29 PM     
  This will go up their butts  
 
Wait till the suckers that fell for the scientology nonsense find out that Zenu is actually a rectal suppository.
 
  by: White Albino   05/29/2009 10:45 PM     
  @ W A  
 
Do I still get my free glass of red Kool Aid? lol
 
  by: snowztorm29     05/29/2009 11:32 PM     
  @snowztorm29  
 
You do not get a free glass in Scientology. You have to pay for it. And you do not really get the glass, you get tapes describing the glass and how it tastes.
 
  by: kmazzawi     05/30/2009 12:31 AM     
  Well,  
 
considering the number of URL's these kooks own, I would imagine they also have a hell of a lot of IP's to block as well. Wikipedia will have to write a database of IP's and continually update it.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     05/30/2009 01:40 AM     
  why  
 
why not just get more or new ips?

Is this really even effective?
 
  by: JayWar   05/30/2009 03:16 AM     
  @JayWar  
 
I'm guessing we're not talking Wikipedia blocking comcast cable internet connections where they could get a new IP from DHCP. I would guess the scientology organization has their own IP blocks from ARIN. In this case they can't really just "get more" from ARIN unless they can justify usage. Not that it's impossible to make something up to get some IP's, but it would hurt your reputation with ARIN if caught. https://www.arin.net/...
 
  by: d-man   05/30/2009 07:14 AM     
  She Missed One....  
 
Can you spot the difference? They should be punished just like what happened to Kevin Trudeau, entrepreneur and businessman, has been busted again. The oft star of late night infomercials has been busted – again – for fraud. It isn't the first time. He spent several years in prison, for fraud, and his products, books, and claims lacking scientific proof have been repudiated by the Federal Trade Commission every time he makes a claim about anything. His weight loss cure was ridiculous and medically unsound, the vitamins he hawks don't work, and hopefully no one went running to payday lenders to buy his snake oil. He's been slapped with a $37 million fine thanks to a 2005 lawsuit. It looks like Kevin Trudeau has some credit repair to do, if that quack had any in the first place.

check out: http://personalmoneystore.com/...
 
  by: shiftyfarker   05/30/2009 02:25 PM     
  @shiftyfarker  
 
:)
 
  by: Ec5618   05/30/2009 03:08 PM     
  .  
 
for some reason I think the people will just do the editing from home now.
 
  by: PeddlerOfFlesh   05/30/2009 10:23 PM     
  Knives are out for Scientology  
 
nt,
 
  by: Jammy-Doger   05/31/2009 12:16 AM     
  @Jammy Doger  
 
In this case I prefer using the turd cannon.
 
  by: White Albino   05/31/2009 04:17 AM     
  hmm  
 
okay, we all feel the same wayy aboout scientology.. but if you're going to ban a religion, cant we just ban them all and call it even?
 
  by: thedeeder   06/05/2009 01:53 PM     
  @thedeeder  
 
The problem with Scientology isn't religious.

.. but if you're going to lock up a murderer, cant we just lock up everybody and call it even?

Though I agree that many religions have negative effects, we should be able to agree that Scientology is obviously damaging.
 
  by: Ec5618   06/05/2009 01:57 PM     
 
 
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