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Talk:Begging

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First, I'm not sure there's much separating beggars in Europe from their counterparts elsewhere, and second, I'm pretty sure that image violates Wikitravel:Privacy rights.

That said, this is a worthwhile topic, more so in countries where (unlike Europe) you're likely to find yourself facing a dirty but doe-eyed toddler who will likely starve and/or get beaten if you don't fork up a few cents. Barring loud objections I'll move this over to Begging. Jpatokal 08:58, 28 Dec 2004 (EST)

I think this is an interesting issue, but I'm not sure about how it's being addressed here. Begging is a pretty complex social problem, I'm not sure it can be summed up with "Church sitters" and "Ground dwellers" (those terms seem a bit disrespectfull too-- I mean, these are people we're talking about). I'm also not sure how it "helps to identify them." Maybe a more general article about the complexity of the issue and some links to non-profits or something? Majnoona 18:24, 3 Apr 2005 (EDT)

I agree with Majnoona. The way the topic is handled here is quite disrespectful. I'm not sure if it's necessary to have an own page for this topic. This belongs rather to the Understand sections of countries and cities. Kaykay 6 Apr 2005

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