[WikiEN-l] So, why do we provide porn?
the.mangoe at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 12:18:08 UTC 2008
Of course it could be fixed, assuming some bloody-minded type doesn't
fight it. The point is that the preference for graphic images makes
this kind of surprise happen readily.
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 3:15 AM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> The Mangoe wrote:
> > Um, yeah. Just this morning I was trying to fix up something involving
> > insect mouth parts, and in clicking on "Labium", I was treated to a
> > full color photo of female genitalia, up close and personal. There are
> > a lot of booby-trapped links like that; one wonders how many
> > ordinarily innocent phrases lead to similar surprises because the
> > sexual fetish community-- and therefore Wikipedia-- has co-opted the
> > phrase.
> The specific example could easily be fixed by making [[Labium]] the
> disambiguation page, and moving the current content to something like
> [[Labium (genitalia)]]. The explicit title would avoid surprises When
> did the word "labium" become anything other than an innocent scientific
> term. Referring to the entire Wikipedia community as sexual fetishists
> just because of your personal dislike of explicit photographs is
> unnecessarily inflammatory.
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