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Elias Friedman
Today's "Now I Know" by Dan Lewis discusses copyright and involves several
links to Wikipedia.

http://dlewis.net/nik-archives/no-copying-grandma/

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Elias Friedman A.S., CCEMT-P
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On Jan 18, 2012 5:58 AM, "Carcharoth" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Jeraphine Gryphon <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > Wikipedia should do these complete edit locks more often, TBH. For the
> > sake of Wikipediholics like me, and so admins can catch up with
> > reports and backlogs in peace.
>
> Point of order. This is not an edit-lock. You are thinking from the
> perspective of an editor. This is a reader lock-out as well (though
> really, those that know enough to use mirrors or caches or disable
> javascript are not missing out on reading articles, and that may get
> mis-reported in the press as those in the know not being
> inconvenienced but everyone else being locked out from reading
> Wikipedia).
>
> > Not sure if it's a serious suggestion but it's just a thought I had.
>
> It's a nice idea, but there are several problems with that. Firstly,
> how to handle urgent edits that still need to be made. Secondly, how
> to restrict editing disablement to just article namespace (which is
> what would be needed to allow other stuff to carry on as normal). I
> don't think it would ever really happen.
>
> Carcharoth
>
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