[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 13:45:20 UTC 2009

2009/3/2 Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com>:

> Two recent examples from Polish Wikipedia:
> *A sportsmen had anitdoping case around 5 years ago, when he was 18.
> There is good source of this information (his own interwiev in sport's
> magazine in which he appologises for taking an illegal drug). Now the
> guy is saing that it was all forgotten by mainstream media, he was
> already punished for this (6 months break)  but he is now trying to
> get new contract and Wikipedia entry on him may destroy the deal.
> Therefore he ask for removing this info or his entire bio...
> *A pop singer manager wants to remove the birthday of his starllet,
> because she is (probably) around 30 but her current image show her as
> "almost teenager". The birhtday is sourced by "Who is Who in Poland",
> paper eddtion - but it was removed from electronic version, and they
> also manged to remove it from all other web-pages.

If those were answered any way other than "no, go away" (however
politely phrased), then that's just wrong.

- d.

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