[Foundation-l] Is random article truly random

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 09:10:32 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Béria Lima <berialima at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm still missing the goal of this thread. What do you people want? To know
> how many people see the "porn section"***  of Wikipedia or to remove those
> articles from Random article button and them make it a "random article (but
> porn safe)" button? Maybe if I start to complain about French villages (I
> get REALLY offended by them) we can create a "Random article (but French
> Villages safe)" and if someone complain about..... to infinite.
> *** Porn is very different of nudity or anatomy. While I can understand you
> might fell offended by Group sex
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_sex>article (even without pictures
> and only with illustrations), I really can't
> place Nudity <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity> article (btw, this
> article has only back nudity, no frontal nudity here ;) ) or
> vagina<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina>article in the same
> category.
>> _____
> *Béria Lima*
> <http://wikimedia.pt/>(351) 925 171 484
> *Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter livre
> acesso ao somatório de todo o conhecimento humano. É isso o que estamos a
> fazer <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Nossos_projetos>.*
> On 19 October 2011 07:37, ??? <wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 18/10/2011 15:14, Thomas Morton wrote:
>> > Just to clarify the technical details for those interested... the code is
>> > located here:
>> >
>> http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/phase3/includes/specials/SpecialRandompage.php?view=markup
>> >
>> > Ostensibly this gives (currently) 1 in 3,769,030 odds of coming across a
>> > particular page :)
>> >
>> So how many times is the button pressed each day? If it gets pressed 4
>> million times a day, and there is only one porn page, then at least one
>> person will have recieved porn. If there are 100 porn pages then 100
>> people will receive porn each day.
>> So how many porn pages and how many button presses per day?

I've said this before. I would like to not look at women with
humongously oversize breasts (And yes, Dolly Parton, this means you
too) or women with perfect teeth whitened to porcelain level shine,
smiling with their teeth. If you must smile, do it with the lips, not
the teeth. But am I going to get that from wikipedia. No chance.
Should I get that from wikipedia. Emphatically no. As offensive as I
find huge bazoomba-lollobrigidas, they should be served to me and to
everyone else on wikipedia. Because we don't hide huge bosoms on
wikipedia. Period.

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]

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