On 16 May 2011 15:55, Chris McKenna <cmckenna(a)sucs.org> wrote:
The subject matter of this image is not sexual.
Therefore it is not
A semi-naked women posing in a position that accents her secondary
sexual characteristics is not sexual?
Commons does not presently make this distinction and
so your satement is
irrelevant to it appearing on today's main page.
Your agument was about featured status not main page status.
If you wish to make this
distinction, please propose it, along with a rationale and the
objective criteria you propose to use. If your proposal gains consensus
then images you object to will not appear on the main page.
Historically we've found allowing some of our more respected and less
juvenile admins to make the call works well.
No, within the context of the culture you are viewing
it in, you are
interpreting it as "low level errotica".
You know those two positions are not actually mutually exclusive
In the context I am viewing it in, I'm seeing
nothing of the sort.
And which context would that be? I thought we had abolished all the
According to the description provided by the creator
it does not appear to
be anything of the sort.
It's a long standing observation that artists of many types tend to
avoid specifically stating such facts.
The creator is apparently German. I believe that
current German culture is
far more permissive with regards nudity than contemporary American or
British culture. There is certainly much less equasion of nudity with sex
than in these two cultures.
Oh indeed but within the Naturism movement there is such a thing as context
I'm not aware of anywhere that exempts the main
page from the "Commons is
not censored" policy, nor of any other policy that states it is censored.
If you wish to change this please gain consensus.
Oh if we want to play that game there is no policy stating applying
discretion to what we feature on the main page makes commons censored.
Okay. I don't understand how this relates to this
It's possible that you are one of Kinsey's 1.5% but even then we
would expect you to be able to work it out on a purely intellectual
I am not the one claiming this image is offensive or
inapropriate. I am
saying that as Commons is not censored (other than is required by the
laws of Florida where it is hosted), we do not judge what is and is not
So? That doesn't make your position culturally neutral.