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December 20, 2010, 05:42:48 PM
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Wow! Today!? Did Bitcoin FINALLY get its own Wikipedia page TODAY?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin
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December 20, 2010, 05:47:13 PM
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Did you not need the forum for the past two week?

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December 20, 2010, 11:21:22 PM
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Wow! Today!? Did Bitcoin FINALLY get its own Wikipedia page TODAY?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin

I've been trying to shepherd the article through the process that will get it accepted.  The article discussion page is currently going through the rounds trying to decide how much of the article ought to be based upon Satoshi's white paper, with one "contributor" arguing to throw that white paper out completely as a source of information.

The article itself was put back as a "regular" article on December 14th, and has had a very steady rate of development since.  There is one agitator who tried to suggest it needed to get thrown back to the deletion discussion, but at least for now that idea has been quashed.  Essentially, Bitcoin has met the minimum standards for "notability" by the Wikipedia community which is why the article exists now.

As a general warning:  edit the Wikipedia article at your own risk!  It is getting a whole lot of attention lately and as a result has some long-time veterans who are injecting their own spin on Bitcoin.  Most of them are only reading the press releases for information and are completely dismissing this website for information.  It sort of gives a jaded view of the project, but I'll leave that as it may be.

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December 20, 2010, 11:28:04 PM
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Digital scrips? WTF?

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December 20, 2010, 11:38:33 PM
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Digital scrips? WTF?

That's what happens when people don't follow sources and just make it up. The article needs a thorough clean up. Would you like every forum goer to just be able to post their individual view of bitcoin straight onto wikipedia? It will happen for a while and the article will get very messy and biased and then  hopefully it will be cleaned up
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December 21, 2010, 03:44:13 AM
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Digital scrips? WTF?

I agree its a huge WTF?
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December 21, 2010, 03:53:47 AM
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OK. Having read the article on scrip, can someone explain to me why bitcoins are not scrip? Maybe I'm missing what scrip is.

How does scrip differ to currency? Is it by degree of general acceptance?
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December 21, 2010, 05:03:13 AM
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Whatever the case, people will read the bitcoin article and thinks Bitcoin is a digital scrip.....when it's really Wikipedia's invention.

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December 21, 2010, 05:56:41 AM
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OK. Having read the article on scrip, can someone explain to me why bitcoins are not scrip? Maybe I'm missing what scrip is.

How does scrip differ to currency? Is it by degree of general acceptance?

"Script" is usually associated with debt, at least in English.  In the USA, a 'script' is often called an IOU (I owe you).  Others might call it a cheque.  Basicly a signed promise to pay, or an order to a bank to pay, for the debt.  Bitcoin isn't a debt based currency, since one must provide a service/good in order to obtain bitcoins to start with. 

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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December 21, 2010, 05:55:50 PM
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Scrip, not script.
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