Censure & Wikipedia: the last trial

On 7/24 we linked the article The Da Vinci Code and Mary Magdelene as an external link to the subject of Mary Magdalene using a different username. The external link was removed for the following reason:

“The link you added to Mary Magdalene  was a blog post, which is discouraged under our external links policies.  Please do not add links to blogs in the future; they will be removed. carl bunderson (talk) (contributions) 03:58,  24 July 2010 (UTC)”

User:  Carl.bunderson
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“Hello, my name is Carl Rocco Bunderson. I am a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, studying at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary. I did one year of graduate work, and I have my BA in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church on 7 April 2007. You may contact me at my user talk page.”

My reply:
Hi! The link that was added is a valid and informative essay on “Mary Magdalene” and contributes to the ongoing debate on the subject. The link just happens to be posted on a Word Press format. It is not a blog type entry. I doubt if the editor bothered to read the linked essay. Wikipedia editors must recognize the growing use of the WP platform and update their policies and adapt to this new reality otherwise Wikipedia will devolve. Respectfully,  18:29, 24 July 2010 (UTC)”

One Response to “Censure & Wikipedia: the last trial”

  1. I appreciate the impulse!
    Good luck on your paper…

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