Wikipedia bans astrology friendly editors…

Many astrologers – myself included – use Wikipedia when gathering information and assume that the information given is neutral. Today however, I found out that behind the seeming quiet of Wikipedia’s astrology page for over a month an editorial war has been raging. Robert Currey: ” This ultimate reference page describing astrology, has in the eyes of many who have studied astrology, been trashed by sceptical editors promoting their agenda for a number of years.  The result has been a very wordy and inaccurate description of astrology.”

The situation reached a head on Tuesday when a ban ruling was made:

“The Ban Ruling: This evening a Wikipedia administrator banned six of the seven astrologically friendly editors from editing astrology pages!  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AN#Astrology_bannings The reason given is that they were SPA – single-purpose accounts.  They had no record of editing outside their area of expertise.”

The only astrologer now allowed to edit Wiki’s astrology page is Robert Currey.

The whole sorry state of affairs is set out by Robert Currey on the Equinox page on Facebook. If you want to follow the discussion that has been taking place on Wikipediafollow this link which takes you behind the scenes in Astrology in Wiki – browse right down until you come to the contents.

What is clear – is that Wikipedia is unfairly biased against astrology. How very disappointing!!

Over Liz Hathway

Liz Hathway is a British born astrologer currently based in Amsterdam. Liz studied astrology at the Kosmos in Amsterdam, at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and with well known horary astrology John Frawley. Liz also holds an MA (with distinction) in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, from the University of Wales, in Lampeter, and was short-listed for the 2016 Alumni Association MA CAA Dissertation Prize.
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