In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates.
the muzzling of Scientology IPs marks the first time Wikipedia has officially barred edits from such a high-profile organization for allegedly pushing its own agenda on the site.
a former member of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs - a department officially responsible "for directing and coordinating all legal matters affecting the Church" - says the Office has organized massive efforts to remove Scientology-related materials and criticism from the web.
I suppose it's time that I admitted something...I recently made my own first-time contribution to a Wikipedia entry. It's one line (and footnoted link) in the "Impact" section of the Saw film entry. You guess which one.
But, that's not so much self-serving as it is defending something that I (however inexplicably) love...