[Wikipedia-l] Re: wikipedia in China

Christopher Mahan chris_mahan at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 24 01:01:37 UTC 2004

--- Erik Moeller <erik_moeller at gmx.de> wrote:

> I have to disagree here...

I understand your points of view. 

I would rather chinese botanists be able to add articles than have
chinese wikipedia permanently blocked because of three dozens
articles that incense the reds.

I also agree that self-censorship is bad, but I don't think that's
what Ant meant. I think she means that if we are respectful of other
people' sensitivities, then a greater good will come out in the end. 

I also think that having chinese and non-western editors on w is a
great advantage to us, because it demonstrates our commitment to

I also agree that the W will outlive just about all current
governments, and may even be instrumental in their changing for the

For this reason, I suggest we proceed with caution.

Chris Mahan
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