"Raphael Wegmann" wrote
. WP:NOT censored states:
"Wikipedia cannot guarantee that articles or images are tasteful
to all users or adhere to specific social or religious norms or
It doesn't state:
"It is Wikipedias mission to publish tasteless articles or images
and breaking social or religious norms or requirements."
WP:Profanity is more specific in that matter. It states:
"Including information about offensive material is part of
Wikipedia's encyclopedic mission; being offensive is not."
So, Wikipedia editors need not self-censor, while engaged in writing the
encyclopedia articles. As decent people, they will self-censor in talk page
discussion. Self-censorship is of course a basic social requirement.
This is comparable to the common understanding about academic freedom: you
can say anything, independent of the popularity of the opinion. WP should
be dealing with facts, though. In both cases, there is a clear
understanding about _how_ you say things, which comes as a responsibility of
the role. That is a matter of reputation-management rather than policy,