User talk:Jimbo Wales

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Political implications of the Banach–Tarski paradox[edit]

Jimbo, is it possible that a fringe could in some cases have more area than the non-fringe area? EllenCT (talk) 17:51, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Yes, as long as people believe in fairy tales. See also this debate. Count Iblis (talk) 06:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
@Count Iblis: we are skating on thin ice but if we weren't we couldn't do figures. EllenCT (talk) 02:28, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

The Banach-Tarski paradox arises in highly abstract forms of set theory, and has no political implications or relevance here. This sort of thread is not useful. Newyorkbrad (talk) 02:35, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Sorry about the light-heartedness. I am trying to find the words to discuss certain subsets of areas in dispute. EllenCT (talk) 03:05, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedians who edit articles relating to China can be prosecuted by China[edit]

See here:

"The wording of the Hong Kong national security law asserts jurisdiction over people who are not residents of Hong Kong and have never even set foot there. This means anyone on Earth, regardless of nationality or location, can technically be deemed to have violated this law and face arrest and prosecution if they are in a Chinese jurisdiction, even for transit. Accused foreign nationals who don’t permanently reside in Hong Kong can be deported even before any trial or verdict.

Social media companies, for example, can be asked to remove content deemed unacceptable by the Chinese government, even if these were posted outside of Hong Kong or if the companies’ offices and servers are located in other countries." Count Iblis (talk) 02:49, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

How many years of hard labor would I get for the China paragraph in Streisand effect#In politics? If it's hard labor alongside Chinese people how do I get more? I hope the CPC isn't in league with the agency handling the Devin Nunes cow thing. EllenCT (talk) 20:32, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
The W?F has made a statement expressing concern about this new security law but fails to explain how they think this law will effect volunteers, let alone what the W?F plans to do to help volunteers with this. The previous two post in this thread explain the risks in better detail than that statement. (This concerns me because I have been working on some Chinese philosophy subjects off & on over the years; I don't appreciate being told what I can or cannot write thousands of miles away.) -- llywrch (talk) 23:21, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

children's rights[edit]

Let's not entertain this. WP:NLT and indef blocked user for WP:NOTHERE. Ed6767 talk! 16:07, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Hello mr Jimbo Wales I am an Iranian lawyer sending you a letter. Unfortunately, in the Persian Wikipedia, the pages related to suicide and suicide methods for children do not contain any warnings. After talking about this with the administrators of Farsi Wikipedia, they accused me of supporting censorship. I had a question for you. How to put an age limit mark on a box of movies, animations and computer games for children. But are suicide pages, suicide methods, and sex pages easily accessible to young children without the slightest warning?  Isn't this a gross violation of children's rights on the Internet? I urge the Wikimedia Foundation to investigate this to prevent harm to infants and children.

 thank you for your attention

Ali Naderi  An Iranian lawyer    Behrouz.lawyer (talk) 19:47, 2 August 2020 (UTC)      

Hi, Behrouz.lawyer. I am not Jimbo (or a lawyer), but I had something to say. There actually is a warning: fa:ویکی‌پدیا:تکذیب‌نامهٔ_محتوا (see also the other disclaimers linked at the top of that page). I think the people at Farsi Wikipedia are essentially correct: we don't want to censor pages or arbitrarily chose what to warn readers about on each and every page. We don't have to do this, because the disclaimers I linked already apply to all pages and are linked from all pages. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 21:56, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
Please see [1] for context. Ed6767 talk! 22:17, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
hi Finnusertop (talk talk! I had a question for you. How to put an age limit mark on a box of movies, animations and computer games for children. But are suicide pages, suicide methods, and sex pages easily accessible to young children without the slightest warning? Isn't this a gross violation of children's rights on the Internet? Behrouz.lawyer (talk) 05:22, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Behrouz.lawyer, no. That's the responsibility of the parent to ensure their children do not come across that material. Wikipedia isn't a children's site, it's an encyclopedia. Now we should start tearing pages out of the dictionary that contains objectionable words because, my god, think of the children! Ed6767 talk! 14:55, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Just FYI, this user has been blocked [2] and even got his right to edit on his own talk page revoked for constant harassment of users and threatening to sue Wikimedia for the excuse of child protection and put pressure on users by saying "I know a guy in the Iran's top courts, if you don't remove explicit content in Persian Wikipedia, it'll get blocked in Iran soon". The user explicitly said Persian Wikipedia should follow the Iran's law (not to mention how barbaric these laws are) Ladsgroupoverleg 15:21, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

talk!I asked Mr. Weles. Why do you intervene when you are not asked?Behrouz.lawyer (talk) 15:41, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Don't be rude, take your censorship ideas somewhere else. Gnosis (talk) 19:28, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

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I feed you[edit]

Hello world 6 (talk) 07:56, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

The "You can edit this page" section is misleading[edit]

The page is semi-protected. So, you can edit the page only if your account is at least 4 days old and you have made at least 10 edits.

Could cause confusion to new users   ApChrKey   Talk 17:02, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

By the way, does he ever actually respond to these posts on the talk page?   ApChrKey   Talk 17:04, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Jimbo hasn't said anything here since 25 June, but he is not dead, at least according to his BLP article. BTW, it is his birthday tomorrow.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 17:22, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Here's the diff with explanation for the protection. [3] You might try editing the page yourself to clarify. Bob K31416 (talk) 20:22, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

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Wishing Jimbo Wales a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Megan Barris (Lets talk📧) 06:14, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
I do not approve of the maid costume. It does not sufficiently promote physical fitness. EllenCT (talk) 20:12, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Happy Birthday![edit]