Talk:Scientology holidays

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Some person put the word "fake" in random locations throughout the article. Random as in the middle of sentances and not even where it would flow into the sentance at all.

71.129.53.241 22:05, 4 May 2007 (UTC) Grant

Actually, none of these are holidays; they are days assigned to recognise each of these events. Michael Hodgson (talk) 01:08, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

MobileReference[edit]

I have removed the citation to MobileReference's Calendar of Historical Events, Births, Holidays and Observances because it is (at least in part) a clone of Wikipedia itself and therefore doesn't qualify as a reliable source. The "back cover" of this publication tells us that it "uses some material from public domain such as Wikipedia"". It's even worse in this case, because the information in the cited publication was lifted directly from an earlier version of the article itself, so the article was effectively using an earlier version of itself circularly as a source for an otherwise unsourced item of information.

The timeline for this ludicrous state of affairs is as follows:

April 7, 2006: An unsourced statement describing "Criminon day" as a supposed Scientology holiday is added to the article.
2007: (according to the publication date given by Google books) The article's text gets incorporated into MobileReference's Calendar of Historical Events, Births, Holidays and Observances.
April 24, 2011: The article's original text is replaced as a (wrongly) supposed copyright violation, and MobileReference's Calendar of Historical Events, Births, Holidays and Observances is cited as a source for the information.

David Wilson (talk · cont) 00:46, 10 May 2011 (UTC)