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Windows 7: Jimbo Wales exiles 'porn' from Wikiland

11 May 2010   #1
manhunter2826

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Jimbo Wales exiles 'porn' from Wikiland

Jimbo Wales exiles 'porn' from Wikiland ? The Register

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has launched a sweeping crusade against "pornographic images" hosted on the Wikimedia Commons, sparking the deletion of hundreds of images that "appeal solely to prurient interests."
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The Wikimedia board of trustees has supported the move - after the fact - but countless Wikifiddlers are questioning whether Wales has the power to make this sort of de facto policy change, with some calling for the removal of his founder privileges on Wikipedia and its sister sites. Wikifiddlers, you see, believe not only in the free exchange of information - vowing to put the sum of all human knowledge online - but in some sort of uber online democracy where no one man can decide what is prurient and what isn't.

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"I do not want to be a tyrant or dictator. I do not want us to fight about that kind of thing, as it's really a distraction from our work."
His decision to remove pornographic content is an apparent response to fellow Wikipedia founder Larry Sanger, who recently reported the Wikimedia Foundation to the FBI for hosting what he called "child pornography". Sanger left the Wikipedia project in 2002 over "disagreements about editorial and management policy," and Wales prefers to think of himself as Wikipedia's sole founder.
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11 May 2010   #2
severedsolo

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uh.... good? i dont see what the issue is, no pron on Wikipedia... other sites have this policy, including "free exchange of idea's" sites like say, twitter, where you can pretty much say what you want, Blogspot, etc. so whats the issue?
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