[WikiEN-l] "Censorship" of images on the Arabic Wikipedia
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Thu Feb 21 00:09:48 UTC 2008
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On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Aude <audevivere at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have made some edits on the Arabic language Wikipedia, and have been
> looking at various articles and topics through the interlanguage links. As
> mentioned on the list before, the article about Muhammad on the Arabic
> Wikipedia is illustrated only with calligraphy images. On other topics (e.g.
> human anatomy), I have found some examples of how they "censor" images
> One way is with a "viewing warning" image, which essentially says "Some
> people may consider this picture to be disturbing. Don't click here unless
> you are certain you wish to see it." If you click on it, you see the image.
> Another way I have seen is use of the show/hide feature, with the image by
> default hidden.
> I have tried these out over in my sandbox space on English Wikipedia:
> Maybe an approach like one of these would serve as a compromise on the issue
> of images on the [[Muhammad]] article. I don't have lots of time to involve
> myself in the issue on-wiki, but want to put these ideas out there and help
> inform about how the Arabic Wikipedia does things in some situations.
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