Talk:Qatari proxy IP address temporarily blocked on Wikipedia

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article is unclear and ambigious[edit]

Is it one IP blocked in Qatar, does the entire nation of Qatar only have one IP address, was it a range block of every single person in Qatar? User:Bawolff 19:35, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is only one IP address in Qatar. -Fsotrain09 20:03, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The Wikipedia admins blocked the IP yesterday, not today. Also, a Wikipedia admin unblocked the IP [1] with the reason: "This IP is the address for the entire nation of Qatar; it should not be blocked." FellowWikiNews (W) 19:50, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The BBC reported the incident today, and it was that article which was my source. -Fsotrain09 19:51, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"A spokesperson for Wikipedia..." — Who is/was this? Spokes people are usually official and as far as I know, there aren't really any (That aren't more prominently employed as something else). If it's Jimbo or someone else, they should probably be identified. 04:35, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is far too late to be adding new information to this article. Sorry, --SVTCobra 13:02, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dead source[edit]

The second source is dead. Please replace with [2]. Thank you. - A Link to the Past (talk) 02:33, 28 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We do not do changes like that. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:01, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why not? If someone reads the article, one would expect that the source would be of use. There's no harm in changing it. - A Link to the Past (talk) 18:21, 30 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikinews is a record of what was known at the time, we do not change from one website to another just because a source is taken offline. We definitely do not take an article that was not used in the creation of ours and list it as a source. That, to Wikinewsies, is deceptive. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:42, 30 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Qatar is not a kingdom[edit]


Qatar is an emirate, not a kingdom. Someone should fix this.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Leksu789 (talkcontribs)

If this weren't archived, I'd change "kingdom" to "monarchy". However, the term kingdom is sometimes used in the general sense of monarchy; while I don't prefer it, I'm not convinced this use of kingdom actually rises to the level of "wrong". A Google search just now for the use of kingdom to describe Qatar turned up, as its number one match, a WSJ article from last year. --Pi zero (talk) 19:03, 31 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]