On 5/16/11 1:14 PM, Chris McKenna wrote:
The choice of front-page content is determined by featured pictures. If
you want featured pictures that cannot go on the main page then you have
to define and get consensus on a set of objective criteria that determines
what is and is not acceptbale for the front page.
I think everybody involved with the image in this discussion knew *full*
*well* that it would be problematic.
And then explain to the
authors and uploaders of content that doesn't make it why their image is
of a lower value than the next person's featured image. ("Sorry, but your
image cannot go on the main page because we don't want to offend some
Americans. However user:Example's image is fine because that's only
offensive to Muslims.")
People who are smart enough to create the images are also smart enough
to know ahead of time who is likely to be offended by what; the
protestations of naivete here are pretty transparently untrue. Indeed,
were there to be a main-page vetting process, it could even become a
perverse badge of honor - "check out my picture that made FP, but is too
hot to be on the main page".