Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th May 2009 19:17 UTC
Legal Even though we make fun of Wikipedia, and even though any serious scientific piece shouldn't cite Wikipedia, fact remains that the community-created and maintained encyclopaedia has turned into an impressive database of knowledge. Even though I don't think you should trust it blindly, it's usually an excellent starting point for information, especially when used in a casual setting. Still, its open nature is also a threat to Wikipedia, this week exemplified by the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee banning Scientology from editing Wikipedia pages.
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RE: Wiki Losing Their Touch?
by jptros on Sun 31st May 2009 06:17 UTC in reply to "Wiki Losing Their Touch?"
jptros
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While I don't disagree with you I think it has more to do with the Scientology people trying to control the information that's put there. They have a history of being control freaks as being pointed out by the first post.

http://www.binaryfreedom.info/node/318

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology_warns_Wikileaks_o...

The controversy and criticism section of this article is an interesting read:

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology

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