[Wikipedia-l] Re: wikipedia in China

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Fri Sep 24 11:22:34 UTC 2004

I think that rather than go that way, into a little bit of censorship, we
ought to go the other way and make sure they know that we welcome their side
of the story, provided it is properly attributed. For example I recently put
into external links all of their white papers on Tibet. That may not be
enough but is at least the start of a win win approach.


> From: Anthere <anthere9 at yahoo.com>
> Reply-To: wikipedia-l at Wikimedia.org
> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 07:46:51 +0200
> To: wikipedia-l at wikipedia.org
> Subject: [Wikipedia-l] Re: wikipedia  in China
> Now... I ask the question. Why would it be shocking to provide a
> """short""" article on this board issue (the closing of the board in
> China) and invite the reader to have further information by following
> external links ?
> Especially if these links lead to the english wikipedia for example ?
> There is no difference with a LINKED clitoris, since people can still
> access the information.
> Just as it is helping some american deal with a clitoris picture without
> fully censoring the information, it might help the chinese government
> without fully censoring the information. It might just help recognise
> local sensibilities.
> How different is that ?

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