I wrote this main page in the kind of breathless prose normally associated with tabloids and not an encyclopedia in order to both generate some interest and to set Scienowiki apart from Wikipedia. The style is not continued throughout the rest of Scienowiki. You are welcome to edit the main page, of course, but if you intend making major changes please discuss it on this talk page first. Paul 23:54, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I changed this later. :) Paul 17:50, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Note re trademarksEdit

SCIENTOLOGY is a registered trademark in the US and therefore the correct designation of that is the R-in-a-circle sign placed after it, the ®. The ™ sign is to designate a term where one is claiming trademark status but it has not yet been registered with the USPTO. All the marks registered by the CofS in the US are shown in the trademark pages in Scienowiki. Paul 23:09, 27 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Are you sure of this? My understanding is that the TM mark indicates trademarked, no more, no less. While the registered symbol means the mark is registered, the TM mark would only indicate a claim of trademark, and would be appropriate to use whether the mark is registered or not. This is how I understand the situation. If correct, this would mean the TM symbol is not incorrect as applied to registered marks. The registered symbol is often used, but this is generally because the mark owner wishes to convey that the mark is registered, which can perhaps make a stronger case for an intentional infringment of the rights should enforcement actions be undertaken. More generally, I'm aware of no authority in the US which would require any indication to appear on these pages that the mark is claimed. The allready-present boilerplate announcement that scientology is owned by a buisness and that this site is not affiliated with this buisness, would seem all that is neccesary to prevent claims of consumer confusion should scientology sue you guys.-- 00:16, October 12, 2009 (UTC)


I was wondering about a page about Anonymous. Do you mind if I write it? And what is this Wiki's bias level? ヂリダリtalk 10:27, 23 September 2008 (UTC)