[WikiEN-l] "Censorship" of images on the Arabic Wikipedia

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 00:09:48 UTC 2008

The show/hide feature they use does not work in Safari and with
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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.
>  <http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8:AnubisClick>
>  I have tried these out over in my sandbox space on English Wikipedia:
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Aude/Sandbox7
>  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.
>  -Aude
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David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

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