[mailto:wikien-l-bounces@Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Rob
On 5/22/06, Prasad J <prasad59(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As a side-note have any of you noticed that the
9/11 Memorial Wiki has
not been deleted despite ample consensus being achieved towards its
deletion? Don't you guys feel that there were far greater tragedies
which occured during the 20th century-like World War 2 or the
Holocaust or the Nagasaki-Hiroshima Nuclear bombing, apartheid in
Africa, to name a few? Making such a big deal about the loss of 3000
lives while fully neglecting much more horrific incidents is a
shockingly clear example of how America-centric Wikipedia has become.
I urge someone to please delete this absurd memorial which seems (in a
way) to place the people who died on 9/11 on a much higher pedestal
than (for example) the 7 million who were murdered in Nazi Germany.
Anyone can start a wiki on any subject. If you feel that the
tragedy of the Holocaust, for example, is terribly
underrepresented on the internet, go start a wiki on the
subject. The solution is to fix the problem of
underrepresentation, not to delete what is already
Hear hear! All of the above are tragedies of immense proportions and should
be known and understood by as many as possible. We should have MORE memorial
wikis, not fewer. I visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington last year and
it was a distressing and sobering experience. Last month I was in Hiroshima,
where the scars of the attack remain beneath the cherry blossoms, and it was
a poignant but beautiful moment in my life.
We should learn about these and other tragedies and say "NEVER AGAIN!"