[WikiEN-l] Tearing down the Chinese Firewall

Raphael Wegmann raphael at psi.co.at
Mon May 15 18:03:42 UTC 2006

charles matthews wrote:
> Prasad J wrote
>> As, I said by allowing Chinese Wikipedians (who are probably just kids
>> who aren't aware of what exactly their government does to
>> "dissidents") will do them more harm than good. You wouldn't be
>> breaking any laws, you would just be getting some Chinese teenager
>> shot for being a "traitor". America tried to bring democracy to Iraq
>> and only succeeded in instigating a civil war.Americans were not put
>> on this planet for the express purpose of preserving democracy-why
>> don't you give it a rest for a while?
> There are good reasons why this list is dedicated to improving the English 
> Wikipedia.  Rather than the world situation in general.
> The main purpose of Wikipedia can be defined as a (new) kind of publishing, 
> namely putting high quality and informative and neutral, factual articles 
> into the public domain, under the GFDL.  That is what we do.  This is not 
> propaganda.

That's what Wikipedia pretends to do according to the policies.
I've believed that myself until I've found out, that administrators
block editors they disagree with.


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