[Foundation-l] Blanking a Wikipedia, a very bad idea

church.of.emacs.ml church.of.emacs.ml at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 4 22:50:35 UTC 2011

On 10/04/2011 10:38 PM, Mathias Schindler wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 22:32, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
>> No, it is a very good idea. The public needs to know what is at stake. It
>> would be nice if it were otherwise, but most people only learn by
>> experience.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_where_English_is_an_official_language
> makes me wonder if we are going to have fun at en.wikipedia.org any
> time soon.

It's probably possible to limit such a protest to one country via
CentralNotice's geotargeting feature.
At least a huge banner would be trivial to implement, a read lock is
going to be harder (you could to it with JS, which can be circumvented


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