Thanks Steven - I appreciate that you fought the good fight and I'm disgusted that comments about T&A were some of the key reasons for this feature. 

While I've seen my fair share of anime videos (Tentacles and all that involves) - It was an epic fail when I was looking up an image with my 65 year old father and that was the image on the front page. The first question he asks is: "This is the organization you volunteer for?"

Images like this have their place, and despite the artistic skill of the contributor it is really disappointing that this was chosen to showcase quality media on Commons. it sets back the work of those of us working towards broadening gender equality and female involvement in Wikimedia. 

I also am proud of my new title of being a Regional Ambassador and I am working towards becoming a GLAM Ambassador - images like this being showcased do 'few wonders' for my efforts in regards to fighting the uphill battle to show Wikipedia, Commons, etc. as reliable and quality starting points for research, development and cultural dissemination.



On 5/15/2011 10:48 PM, Steven Walling wrote:
On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 7:31 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <> wrote:
Surely I'm not the only one who noticed this lovely gem of a photo of the day today. In my work environment - NFWS.

Direct link to image:

I mean really? /facepalm

This is the kind of imagery I have no desire to see on the front page of Commons. I'm a very liberal person, but, this makes me not want to even allow my MOTHER to use Commons.



I feel exactly the same way. This is an insult to the people who value the educational spirit of Commons. 

I attempted to argue that the image didn't meet the featured criteria of Commons, but was drowned out by voters such as the one who argued without irony, "{{Support}} I like her big tits".

Whether or not Commons should host such images is really a separate argument than whether we want to feature topless anime as the best of the content we have. 


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