[WikiEN-l] systemic bias

Mark Wagner carnildo at gmail.com
Tue May 9 17:40:17 UTC 2006

On 5/8/06, Raphael Wegmann <raphael at psi.co.at> wrote:
> charles matthews wrote:
> > Actually the only way not to offend anyone is  to avoid all controversial
> > topics.  It was decided, long ago, not to do that, and not to give the kind
> > of treatment you might find in government-approved history books.
> I disagree. It is possible to present controversial topics in
> a non-offensive way by presenting the differing point of views,
> balancing their weight and establishing a consensus among all
> interested parties. It happens all the time on Wikipedia.

Good luck.  Many Turks find it offensive simply to suggest that Turks
killed hundreds of thousands of Armenians, while Armenians find
mention of the Turkish view equally offensive.  The only way to offend
neither side is to ignore the subject entirely -- and then you'll get
accused of censorship.


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