[WikiEN-l] opt-out and censorship (was: "I want to at least kill the responsible person.")

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 08:15:15 UTC 2008

On 06/02/2008, Chris Howie <cdhowie at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't really respect your counterargument either.  You're proposing
> that we cave to a minority that has a bone to pick with a project to
> build a free encyclopedia.  We are in the (non-profit) business of
> providing information to people, including culturally relevant images
> that some people may find offensive.  There are many ways they can
> protect themselves -- turn off images for example.  This seems
> reasonable to me and doesn't require that we bend our core policies to
> appease anyone.

Worse than that - how many of them even came to Wikipedia in the first
place? They don't want these images to *exist*. I really don't see how
a compromise is possible.

- d.

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