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Old 30.04.2015, 09:01
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The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia in order to prove your argument, please consider this entry for the Maldives from Wikitravel, offering advice for LGBT visitors:

"Violence and discrimination often happens towards LGBT people and the government turns a blind eye towards it. Homosexuality is illegal and queer folk can get whipped, deported, up to 6 years in jail or even executed by a vigilante. "

Neither accurate nor true, however utterly hilarious in its ignorance.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Maldives
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Old 30.04.2015, 09:06
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Re: The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

You're absolutely right ...... it's not just in The Maldives.
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Old 30.04.2015, 11:54
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Re: The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

wikitravel is not wikipedia.

And also seems to be dead at the moment.
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Old 30.04.2015, 11:58
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Re: The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

Wikitravel is a little bit useful to find out about major tourist attractions and maybe how to use public transport, but there's no editorial control so it's really just a bunch of random people - often locals who have never left their home city - with a keyboard. It's totally different to wikipedia.
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Old 30.04.2015, 11:59
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Re: The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

Aye, but the articles are created in a similar way. I just love the way this article means well but manages to be offensive at the same time.
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Aye, but the articles are created in a similar way. I just love the way this article means well but manages to be offensive at the same time.
lol anyone can install a wikki I just don't get why people think it is anything related to wikkipedia
Just read this http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Switzerland
I guess you will soon conclude we should not use internet
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Old 30.04.2015, 12:17
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Aye, but the articles are created in a similar way.
Same as EF - typed by users with opinions, agendas and varying levels of knowledge.

Caveat lector

off topic - translated "caveat emptor" to German - "Gewährleistungsausschluss"
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Old 30.04.2015, 12:49
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Re: The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

well that's me buggered!
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"Violence and discrimination often happens towards LGBT people and the government turns a blind eye towards it. Homosexuality is illegal and queer folk can get whipped, deported, up to 6 years in jail or even executed by a vigilante. "

Neither accurate nor true, however utterly hilarious in its ignorance.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Maldives
But how do you know it is not accurate? Homosexuality is 'officially' a sin in Islam and Islam is the official religion of Maldives. So I would think the advice given above seems logical (even if most cases are overlooked).
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Old 30.04.2015, 15:15
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But how do you know it is not accurate? Homosexuality is 'officially' a sin in Islam and Islam is the official religion of Maldives. So I would think the advice given above seems logical (even if most cases are overlooked).
Accurate? I guess because if some "Queer Folk" had been whipped or executed by a vigilante whilst vacationing on a 200m by 100m island resort then we'd most likely have heard about it.
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Old 30.04.2015, 15:28
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Re: The next time you're thinking of posting a link to Wikipedia...

So where exactly should one go if one wanted to get whipped and are hetero inclined?

(A friend asked ....)
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Old 30.04.2015, 15:55
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lol anyone can install a wikki I just don't get why people think it is anything related to wikkipedia
Just read this http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Switzerland
I guess you will soon conclude we should not use internet
Are you claiming some of that might not be true?
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Old 30.04.2015, 16:07
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Accurate? I guess because if some "Queer Folk" had been whipped or executed by a vigilante whilst vacationing on a 200m by 100m island resort then we'd most likely have heard about it.
Your quote didn't say 'whilst vacationing'. Just googled:
according to http://www.mapsofworld.com/around-th.../gay-laws.html , "Maldives - punishment upto death is awarded sometimes"

this one (http://old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/...hobia_2013.pdf) says:
For men the punishment is banishment for nine months to one year or a whipping of 10 to 30 strokes, while the punishment for women is house arrest for nine months to one year.
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