[WikiEN-l] Should Wikipedia make it clear to users that it is not censored for minors?

Erik Moeller eloquence at gmail.com
Sun May 14 22:17:26 UTC 2006

On 5/14/06, Prasad J <prasad59 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wikipedia has followed a policy whereby it's content is not censored
> for children. Having said that would it be useful to put a
> warning/advisory on the website to make it clear to users that though
> it is legal for them to enter the site, they should be aware that
> Wikipedia's content is not censored for minors

We could combine it with our general disclaimer.

"WARNING: Wikipedia may or may not describe reality as it actually is.
It may or may not include accurate or inaccurate information which may
or may not offend you. If you search for an article about a sexual
topic such as ''autofellatio'', it may include information about the
sexual topic in question. Then again, it may not. Conversely, if you
search for information about ''Drosophila melanogaster'', the article
may not include any actual information about ''Drosophila
melanogaster'' at all but, in fact, a 14-year-old's opinion about the
sexual orientation of one of his friends or classmates. The article
may or may not be illustrated in either case. You may or may not trust
Wikipedia, but if you do so blindly, please [[contact us]] for
information about affordable beachside properties."


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