Hoi,

Pine, thanks for sharing this article. I found the entire article very 
interesting. I am glad that Wikipedia is not seen as a vehicle for political 
campaign. Sometimes, people create account on Wikipedia with the aim to use the 
encyclopedia for political campaign and a good number of them end up getting 
blocked either for POV pushing or other disruptive editing/behavior.  

BTW....I have a few question. Is it a good idea to protect a page from creation 
if there are indications that the overall intention of the creator is to use 
Wikipedia as a platform for political campaign? If yes, how is such protection 
necessary if the page is neutrally written?

There was an incident that happened sometimes last year when an article on 
"Akinwunmi Ambode"  was protected from creation and unprotected after his 
election.

Is this really a good idea?

Best,

Isaac
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        political neutrality

Hello colleagues,

Some of you might be interested in this news article:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/can-wikipedia-save-the-internet-a7380786.html

When we know that we have countless shortcomings in Wikimedia, I found it
refreshing to hear that some aspects of our content and community are
performing well and, on the whole, are serving the public interest.

Regards,

Pine
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