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By Enochlau, 26 November, 2007

Vandalism attacks Aborigines

Wikipedia hosts content attacking Aborigines - The article on Maddington, Western Australia, a suburb in Perth, Australia, was vandalised to contain material offensive to Indigenous Australians. The offensive material was retained for several hours, and was contributed anonymously. Angela Beesley stated that she found the vandalism "unacceptable" and added that it was up to the community to find the problems with referencing and fix them.

"Wackypedia" declared dangerous

School officials unite in banning Wikipedia - The librarian at Great Meadows Middle School in New Jersey has blocked access to Wikipedia from computers, because the teachers do not see it as an authoritative source given that it can be edited by anyone. She has put up signs all over the library that declare "Just say no to Wikipedia" - a play on the slogan used by Nancy Reagan against drugs.

Other mentions

Other recent mentions of Wikipedia in the online media include:

(In case you are not aware, Planet Wikimedia is a blog aggregator, for even more commentary on Wikimedia and its projects.)




Also this week:

Arbitration series — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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