Wikipedia takes down edit option for ‘Calibri’ wiki after Pakistanis try changing font’s release date | Pakistan Today

Wikipedia takes down edit option for ‘Calibri’ wiki after Pakistanis try changing font’s release date

Online Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has given protected status to the its entry on the Microsoft office default font after a significant number of people in quick succession attempted to edit the date of its release to the public.

The online resource website’s decision to give the seemingly harmless font’s page protected status comes after it has become a source of a major headache for the PML-N. The political party managed to get itself deeper entangled in the Panama leaks case when the case’s investigative team’s report said that documents dated 2006 were typed in the Calibri font which was not introduced until February 2007.

Read more: Calibri 2007: The font that did the undoing 

The immediate response of the PML-N supporters seems to have been to go online and edit the font’s Wikipedia page to somehow salvage some semblance of proof or backing. The changes were however met with even more changes coming from others that reverted the dates back to what they really were and at times even way before that.

The farce was soon handled by Wikipedia however as the increased activity turned their attention towards the topic and they quickly disabled the edit option on the page. While it has not been given permanent protected status given its nature, it has been protected from any editing until July 18.



2 Comments

  1. Shahid Ahmad said:

    Very sad Indeed. This will further defame the NS family.

  2. roy said:

    Got caught again. No hiding for this fundamentally corrupt mafia. They are corrupt from inside to outside now.

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