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

Florence Devouard 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 
show/hide feature.

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.
>>  <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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