[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again
tarc at hotmail.com
Thu May 9 19:34:11 UTC 2013
What a terribly ill-informed comment. This is something one sees regularly in new editors, ones who misunderstand NPOV thinking that it is a simple formula of good stuff + critical stuff == balanced article. Adding Chinese anti-Tibetan propaganda in order to appease them is not a sensible idea.
> Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 06:14:16 -0600
> From: fredbaud at fairpoint.net
> To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again
> > On 05/09/2013 07:19 AM, Anthony Cole wrote:
> >> We would be failing in our mission to disseminate educational
> >> information
> >> effectively and globally if, due to an ideological attachment to
> >> NOTCENSORED, we took the former option.
> > You're saying this as though those things were orthogonal to each other.
> > They are not. When we bow to random entities' wishes of what is
> > "correct" educational information, you've already fatally compromised
> > that mission.
> > Should we remove the articles about Tibet from zhwp so that the PRC is
> > more accepting of Wikipedia?
> > -- Coren / Marc
> No, but including accurate information about the conditions of life of
> the serfs and slaves of old Tibet, and the ridiculous superstitions of
> the lamas will go a long way toward lifting blocking of those pages.
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