[WikiEN-l] Self-sensorship, how far should it go?

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Sun Jul 29 15:49:31 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Oleg Alexandrov [mailto:mathbot at hemlock.knams.wikimedia.org]
>Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 09:04 AM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Self-sensorship, how far should it go?
>On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 01:15:26PM +0000, Fred Bauder wrote:
>> Generally speaking we don't include stuff that is made up; unless it crosses the notability threshold. This might, but does not seem to yet.
>I am not talking about including this in articles. I am talking
>about people removing any mention of this from talk pages,
>not just the link to the attack site, nothing, nothing at all
>containing the words "SlimVirgin" and "news" is allowed to stand. 
>I understand that such discussion may be off-topic on Wikipedia,
>but how far should people go to purge any mention on this from
>the site? This is not about notability anymore, not about
>protecting the feelings of an editor, it is about some
>Wikipedians using the policy of attack sites to censor and delete
>any discussions on the topic. 

But is there anything to it? Or is it just nasty gossip? If you want to gossip, join the Navy.


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