Talk:Hakim Bey

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I have a problem with this article. Articles about pedophiles should not be included on this site. InvisibleFriend 04:32, 1 August 2007 (EDT)

I kinda think the idea behind a Wiki is to document everything without taking a political opinion on it. We have some articles on other zinesters that have been accused of some not so nice things like sexual assault and battery. And I'm sure this sort of thing will crop up when someone lists a white power zine at some point, so it's good to have a discussion about it now. Do we want to delete articles because their subjects are things we morally object to or are criminal? Where to we draw the line? Do we set up guidelines or take them on a case by case basis? I don't know how Wikipedia addresses these types of issues, maybe Alan can shed some light, it's definitely a conundrum.

I personally think the article should be kept, but it should definitely include information about his pedophilia and the controversy it's caused in the anarchist community. I'd support putting a disclaimer in the article spelling out that including the article in no way shows the editors of ZineWiki support it's subject, but that it's included because even though this dude is a creepy motherfucker, this is supposed to be an encyclopedia-like resource and serve as a history and snapshot of the entire zine community, which isn't always nice and well-meaning. The way it's written now seems to ignore the controversy and brush it under the rug. I also think it should be edited down to focus more on his contributions to zines and the zine community if the article is kept. dan10things 12:03, 1 August 2007 (EDT)