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News Wikipedia bans all of Qatar after encyclovandalism

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Garside, 3 Jan 2007.

  1. Garside

    Garside New Member

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    So to hack into Qatar I need just one IP address.... I feel l33t hacking skillz coming on.
     
  3. ComputerKing

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    Lol , Go ON , Keep Going , man They .............. ,

    Any way Good news that they got ban

    Good luck Guys Thanks for the information
     
  4. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Links dead... Brings up a

     
  5. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Links to the preview of the news, it is on the news page though.
     
  6. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Of course if the Qatari government weren't such a bunch of fundamentalist throwbacks when it came to the internet, this sort of thing wouldn't be an issue.

    Okay, they're a hell of a lot more progressive than other regional powers, particularly Saudi, but fer crying out loud - this is exactly why we don't piss with technical standards.

    Phil
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    But, as the article points out at the end, part of the problem is that Wiki still accepts edits from anonymous people (i.e. people with no account). If Wiki required people to register (and perhaps have a cooling off period before allowing those new registrants to edit articles), Wiki would be able to solve their problems with anonymous users making stupid or biased edits to articles.

    I know Wiki has this socialist/Star Trek view of the world, but maybe it's time for them to realise that's not the reality...
     
  8. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    They're making it the reality! It may be slow, but information is the most powerfull tool of all and they're making it their job to give everyone as much as possible for free.

    I've always been highly impressed by how well wikipedia has been run since it first became well known. With a little luck it will continue to be run as well and things will continue.

    As for the single IP thing, that's not because they're stupid - it's simply because the US and UK hog the vast majority of all the IP addresses. There are simply nowhere near enough left for the rest of the world, so they have to use single IP's for entire countries untill the world gets off its ass and implements IPV6.
     
  9. Hilariousity

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    Thats is entirely bs!

    [​IMG]

    all behold in wonderous amazement of the picture of arabs in red hats! Found on the wikipedia article of Muhammad right where it is said to have been. Do I agree with the ban? Yes! Do I agree with Anonymous editing on wikipedia? nope.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    from the land of WTF and bad beer comes the news from Qatar were someone says:

    about that picture..... fashion freaks? NO ....... fanatic religion? yes....... i don't really care..... let them live in there ignorant bliss.

    and what about the one IP for a entire country? aren't people hacked a lot there?
     
  11. speedfreek

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    That is why I like Wikipedia, I even considered donating until I looked at how broke I am. :D

    Im sure that they could get another IP and then have a whole 2.
     
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