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I use the word censorship because that is what it is, I cannot think of another 1-word phrase to describe deliberate hiding of information.
I could agree with your non-vote opinion. As Rydian said, we could have a page like "Unreleased Content" or "Patches/Unreleased Content" and with a link from the Patches page that is only clickable if you accept a prompt, I could write up something along those lines. Though I'm not sure how I'd be able to write one on the page itself if people go directly to the page and not from the Patches page. We might be able to do so if we treat it like a spoiler box.
I like the wording of Wikipedia's article on censorship:
- Censorship differs from editorial selection. For example, a publisher cannot usually publish all books presented to it, and a library cannot usually contain all books published. Consequently, they choose what to accept, either for its potential profitability, in the case of a for-profit book publisher, or according to its materials collection policy, in the case of a library.
In this case, it would be considered editorial selection because it's an explicit choice to narrow down the category of information to accept to avoid confusion and/or misinformation. You may be of the opinion that there's no such thing as too much information, but I would disagree strongly and be completely baffled if you took a hard stance on that.
Whether or not this information is too much is up for discussion, but I won't waste time arguing whether or not there's such a thing as too much information. Calling it censorship simply reinforces your opinion to keep the content using a loaded word with obviously negative connotations, which will just further annoy people who disagree with you. These people want to deliberately hide regional patch content on this wiki in the same way they want to hide the birthday of Abraham Lincoln (yes, an extreme example); they simply don't see it as relevant.
I believe there can be too much information in one place. For example, if on the Magnum shot page we describe how to open your inventory, how to obtain a bow and how to obtain an arrow, how to equip a bow then an arrow. I would consider that too much information. But if we had a page specifically for explaining how the interface worked, specifically for saying how to obtain and use items, I do not think that is too much information. Almost everything has a place in my opinion, so long as it is not incorrect or badly worded information. It doesn't have to be long and it doesn't have to be short, but I do not think there is a reason something should not be somewhere if it does not violate the policy and there is room and people who are willing to offer their time to provide the information.