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(Slashdot)   Wikipedia suspends page-editing privileges of everybody in Qatar   ( yro.slashdot.org) divider line
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2007-01-01 01:39:37 PM  
They are giving 41 shots to the whole country?

Word!
 
2007-01-01 02:01:55 PM  
Only anon contributors from Qatar are blocked, actually. Make an account and log into it to get past this.
 
2007-01-01 02:37:36 PM  
m0llusk: Only anon contributors from Qatar are blocked, actually. Make an account and log into it to get past this.

Um, not true, as they are also barred from making accounts.
 
2007-01-01 02:41:03 PM  
Sucks to be Qatari I guess.

/So I'm supposed to care, why?
 
2007-01-01 02:55:24 PM  
Down with the Wikifascists! I have an inalienable right to spam the wiki from Qatar!
 
2007-01-01 03:47:33 PM  
The best part is that there is a Wiki link to Qatar within 3 posts.
 
2007-01-01 05:31:20 PM  
A nationwide ban might be a good thing considering the estimated average IQ of Qatar is 78.
 
2007-01-01 05:50:29 PM  
Fark reporting a Slashdot story about Wikipedia. Holy circle jerk Batman.
 
2007-01-01 05:56:18 PM  
m0llusk,

Actually thats not true, if you read the wiki entry they fixed that :P
 
2007-01-01 05:59:08 PM  
I look at the world and I notice its turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

/Oh, Qatar
//Shrugs
 
2007-01-01 06:14:26 PM  
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You lost your Wiki privileges.
 
2007-01-01 06:28:12 PM  
beoswulf

A nationwide ban might be a good thing considering the estimated average IQ of Qatar is 78.

The average IQ of any region is by definition 100. If you compare the differnt between average levels of IQ test you will only find out which versions of the test are harder or have more cultural bias or similar sytemic things. Using the IQ this way goes against the whole idea of the thing.
 
2007-01-01 06:58:48 PM  
Okay, so who is going to end up owning Wikipedia after they block everyone else? All my pedia are belong to ???
 
2007-01-01 07:19:45 PM  
QAT0WN3D!!!!!1!11!

Hmm, that wasn't as much fun to do as I thought it would be. Back to "your dog wants" and "sharp knees" for me.
 
2007-01-01 07:27:34 PM  
It was lifted.

Can't blame Wikipedia for it, Qatar only uses ONE IP address because of the content filtering, and somebody was vandalizing the Wikipedia so an admin put on a block on the IP, therefore all of Qatar.
 
2007-01-01 09:22:19 PM  
I thought Qatar was the Klingons' homeplanet.
 
2007-01-01 09:30:58 PM  
Actually, the number of Wikipedophiles from Qatar has tripled since this morning.
 
2007-01-01 11:14:42 PM  
I'd respond but someone has me blocked...or something
 
2007-01-02 01:14:32 AM  
Kar98: From 1 to 3?
 
2007-01-02 06:52:29 AM  
They had it coming.
 
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