Hi Jon - thanks for chiming in,
On 5/15/2011 11:04 PM, Jon Davis wrote:
I'm all for keeping commons from being censored. I'm all for
keeping all the Wikimedia projects from being censored... but on
the front page? Seriously?
It has nothing to do with censorship and mostly to do with
usability. You can go to Commons or Wikipedia AT WORK, AT SCHOOL
or WITH KIDS PRESENT and avoid anything pornographic in nature by
simply applying a small ounce of intelligence (IE don't search for
"tit fucking"). We can keep the crazy censorship away if we, the
commoners, apply some basic sense with these things. If we can't
even do that, what school or work place is going to allow the use
of Commons or Wikipedia?
This is one of my other concerns. As I've stated in another message
- we are an organization that is working closely with institutions
such as The
Children's Museum of Indianapolis - this is a collaboration
that features their Wikipedian-in-Residence, Lori, working with
TEENAGERS to write articles about objects in the museum. This
includes the students using images donated by the museum which exist
in Commons. I'd love to be the museum staffer that has to sit over
Lori's and her MAP (Museum Apprentice Program)'s shoulder and say
'Oh Bobby/Julie, search for the Reuben
Wells pictures on Commons" and open up the Commons page to a
big breasted CARTOON DRAWING of an Asian woman, at a Children's
In the immortal world of outdated memes: "EPIC FAIL"
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Wikipedian-in-Residence, Archives of American Art
& artistic research, advising & event planning.