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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Wikipedia refuses to bow to pressure to remove an image of the Prophet Muhammed from Wikipedia's Muhammad article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Muhammad/FAQ

'Nuff said really.

Robert


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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Agreed. I really respect their strict stance of neutrality, and them sticking to it during the more challenging scenarios.

User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

I used to be a fairly prolific editor at Wikipedia, but I quit just before applying for adminship. I got tired of finding myself constantly entangled in idiotic religious, political and nationalistic conflicts. If you want quality over there, stick to articles on botany and linguistics. Try editing anything connected to Islam, Israel or any other touchy political subject, and you're in for months of arguing, committees, subcommittees, heated IMs and emails, tracking down the IP addresses of assholes and contacting their ISPs, all this with usually zero reaction from Jimbo Wales. The Muhammad article may be locked for editing for a while but it'll soon be the same shit again. And again. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Wikipedia: great idea, awful management. To be taken with a truckload of salt.


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Wow! Glad to see something like wikipedia actually has a backbone.

Now if some of the stupid editors would volunteer themselves to darwinism....


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1588 times:



Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 3):
Wow! Glad to see something like wikipedia actually has a backbone.

My thoughts entirely.

Quoting Toast (Reply 2):
and linguistics

Off topic, however having been a fully paid up and active member of Vereniging Onze Taal I know that discussions over linguistics can get very, very heated.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
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Some nut is going to send Wikipedia an internet bomb


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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

If you ask me, it's not a good picture of him. The camera really does add 10 lbs.

User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1554 times:



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 4):
discussions over linguistics can get very, very heated.

They can, but usually only in the language vs dialect debate, or other more politically than linguistically relevant issues such as "how many Brussels residents speak Dutch". On Wikipedia, Israel/Palestine is a no-go territory, but I've never run into any problems when editing articles on Hebrew or Arabic, for example.

And it pisses me off that people with actual credentials in their fields of interest (like me  Smile ) don't have any more weight in discussions than users who can't tell their ass from their elbow but who gladly chime in on subject they know nothing about. There is also a lot of abuse of admin privileges. If you're right but a dozen users uninterested in the subject say you're wrong, and an admin counts up the votes, then you have to put up with bullshit being published. I brought this matter to Wales' attention but his standard reply is that the system works as is, and that for every editor who quits there are 10 who join.  Yeah sure

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 4):
active member of Vereniging Onze Taal

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1503 times:



Quoting Toast (Reply 7):
than users who can't tell their ass from their elbow but who gladly chime in on subject they know nothing about

Wikipedia- or A.net-members?  biggrin 



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3860 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

What if the Jihadists threaten to blow up the internet?


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