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

Will sceptre at tintower.co.uk
Thu Feb 21 14:57:02 UTC 2008

We used to have a smaller, less-used template on enwiki -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Linkimage, which was deleted (and I
think salted) due to NOTCENSORED.

On 21/02/2008, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21/02/2008, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >  Maybe an approach like one of these would serve as a compromise on
> the issue
> >  >  of images on the [[Muhammad]] article.
> > It's been suggested already. My objection to it is that there's no
> >  neutral way to decide which images to "censor" and which not to.
> NPOV violation is where censorship (or censorship-lite) of sexually
> explicit imagery has also fallen down in the past.
> In this case it's a bit different - if you go to a page called
> [[clitoris]] you shouldn't be surprised to see a clitoris, if you go
> to a page called [[autofellatio]] you shouldn't be surprised to see an
> act of autofellatio.
> But if you go to [[Muhammad]], what would you expect to see? For what
> values of "you"? A calligraphic image at the top and historic artistic
> depictions lower down? I'm sure [[Talk:Muhammad]] has addressed this
> by the megabyte ...
> - d.
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