Sunday, October 07, 2007

ICOC on Wikipedia

A simmering battle for control of the ICOC article on Wikipedia...

For the past year, there has been some rather vitriolic editing of the
Wikipedia article on the ICOC. On the ICOC side, a current member (and rather poor writer) from Europe, "Transylvanian Karl," (AKA Tranny K) displays those OCD control issues of Bible Talk leaders from back in the day (or not so back in the day). If you click the "Discussion" tab at the top of the article, you can access the Tranny's recent arguments in favor of his long-winded, tyrannical lists of churches and other edits. Those opposing him range from your typical not-so-anonymous ICC DF'ers to dedicated Wikipedia regulars who, in trying to bring the article to standard, had no idea what they were in for.

The version of the Wiki article so aggressively thrown up against the wall since 2006 by Tranny, was recently replaced (Aug 21 07) by a more impartial version written by "Xiaphias" - and now Tranny's accusing him of vandalism (although Tranny himself hijacked the article 1 year ago).

X. has requested mediation. Now THAT'S going to be interesting.

Check out the "History" tab to see various versions of article over the past year. (Wikipedia has a nice feature where you can also look at past versions of the discussion/talk page). Or see specific versions below.

Aug 21 2007 version by Xiaphias. Scroll down for the actual article.

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Anonymous Ed Lehner said...

The Wikapedia issue is a very real problem in that someone is constantly editing information to make the church appear more legitimate. For example, Kip McKean’s wiki site is continually being edited and changed. The present listing makes Kip sound very much like a regular church leader and makes little mention of all of the controversy either in LA or Portland. I tried for a few weeks to post on the wiki site but each day my edits were removed and someone had replaced my information. This is another form of information control not too unlike what members experience.

Ed Lehner
EdLehner@hotmail.com

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