[Foundation-l] Blanking a Wikipedia, a very bad idea
thewub.wiki at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 5 14:20:41 UTC 2011
Using a geotargeted CentralNotice would be clever, but I believe it
it.wikipedia is using JS to redirect to their message, but beyond that
all page contents are also being hidden with CSS (yes, you can bypass
that too, but it's probably beyond the skill of most readers).
Pete / the wub
On 5 October 2011 15:10, Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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