[WikiEN-l] The Register decries Wikipedia's "censorship" via OTRS

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Sun Jul 8 05:38:27 UTC 2007

On Jul 7, 2007, at 4:58 PM, Daniel R. Tobias wrote:

> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/06/wikipedia_otrs_volunteers/
> They're criticizing the fact that the [[Lava lamp]] article got  
> blanked out for a lengthy period
> due to an unexplained "OTRS ticket".
> Those OTRS and WP:OFFICE actions, though sometimes necessary for  
> legal reasons, can
> be rather frustrating when articles are blanked out without  
> explanation.

Of course, in this case, the entire complaint is right there on the  
talk page for anyone to see, so it is pretty hard to see how much  
MORE of an explanation could be given.

I told The Register this quite plainly, which they admit:
"Wales insisted that the reason for suppressing the article was  
posted to its "talk" page, but there doesn't seem to be a link  
between those discussions and the OTRS action."

That's total bullshit of course.  I can tell you, having seen the  
OTRS ticket, and talked to the person who did the blanking, that  
there is an EXACT link between those discussions and the OTRS  
action.  Not that the Register ever cared to report things fairly.


More information about the WikiEN-l mailing list