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

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 14:10:04 UTC 2011

This may have been answered by Kaldari already but...

Wouldn't it have been a better solution to block ALL wikimedia projects in
any language, if the user geolocates to Italy? It's my understanding that
this law does not differentiate (so, the English wikipedia faces the same
risks as Italian wikipedia so long as you are in Rome). This way, it.wp
readers worldwide (except italy) could continue to browse/edit if they
chose, but say an Albanian reading it.wp would not have the same issue.

I don't even know if that is technically possible, or if that is what
Kaldari was referring to above. Or maybe the community considered and
rejected it. Just throwing it out there.

Also, we have a Sicilian Wikipedia, don't we? Is that still up? What about
the Latin Wikipedia?

Dan Rosenthal

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Cristian Consonni
<kikkocristian at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2011/10/5 M. Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com>:
> > Editors aren't the only people who use Wikipedia.
> About that point it's worth noting that in Facebook several autonomous
> supporting groups have appeared, the most numerous has > 215.000
> followers and it's now still growing with a 1000 likes/hour rate.
> Cristian
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