[WikiEN-l] "Censorship" of images on the Arabic Wikipedia
Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 21 00:25:20 UTC 2008
I am using Safari (3.0.4) on Mac and I have always been able to see the
I checked again on Aude page and it works just fine.
The french wikipedia has been using such system on some sex-related
articles, such as the clitoris one
(http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clitoris) and it works quite well.
I am personally very favorable to use of this system on images which
might hurt some sensibilities.
David Goodman wrote:
> The show/hide feature they use does not work in Safari and with
> text-only browsers.
> 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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