Jimmy Wales Plans Deletion of Wikipedia Porn

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Curtai

+1 for the first comment way at the bottom...

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dj-anon

ZOMG, you can see the human body in articles about the human body, I'm so offended, delete it plox.

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Rocketpop

You must enjoy looking at photos of ejaculations when you're studying the topic. If they do decide to be mentally sound and remove the images, you could try playing a porn video in the background the next time you're working. It'll have a similar effect that could help you concentrate, since you're into that kind of thing.

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Rocketpop

Hopefully they're referring to the "Ejaculation" page. I got in a heated argument with someone there about whether or not the images (there used to be an animation of the process, not sure if it's still there) should be on the page, which make the whole article really fucking uncomfortable to read. I was told to shut up and to keep my opinions to myself, because the images weren't going anywhere, that they served an educational purpose.

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aviaggio

Ohhh, I understand now. They are talking about Wikimedia Commons, not Wikipedia. Here is a link to the ejaculation page there, and as you can see there is a lot more than "educational" images there

BTW, NSFW!!!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ejaculation 

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aviaggio

OK, maybe I'm just naive, but who exactly goes to Wikipedia looking for porn???

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Member2600

What's legal porn btw? I must be naive too.

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Ryan Whitwam

By "legal" I was referring to both non-copyrighted content (though there could be a fair use argument), and in the "all participants are 18+" sense.

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Biceps

Assuming by 'legal' they mean porn that isn't copywrited?  The first question stands... who goes to wikipedia looking for porn?

Another question: does this mean that the bios of various... *ahem* 'adult' stars are going to be removed from the 'pedia, or just actual pornography.  I would hate to see later generations deprived of a full understanding of Holly Hooter's real name and her motivations for getting into the adult film industry.

/sarcasm

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Rocketpop

You're totally missing the point. Let me provide an example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulva

If you look real close in the corner, you'll notice an image of a vulva. He's talking about images like that. The biographies of porn stars aren't going to be affected.

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Biceps

How is biology porn?

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Rocketpop

You're right, big pictures of vaginas aren't pornography at all as long as they're on a Wikipedia page. Then it's "biology." Vaginas are only pornography if they're on a site specifically dedicated to jacking off.

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damicatz

God forbid children learn about the human body.

I hate puritans and I hate prudes.

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Biceps

+1

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