There seems to be a worrying tendency to treat Commons as a gallery for non-notable art.

It's an educational project, not a vehicle for self-promotion.


--- On Mon, 16/5/11, Ryan Kaldari <> wrote:

From: Ryan Kaldari <>
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons
To: "Wikimedia Commons Discussion List" <>
Date: Monday, 16 May, 2011, 14:04

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Chris McKenna <> wrote:
Am I alaone in completely failing to understand what the fuss is about?
The image is not pornographic, exploitative, illegal or otherwise
inapropriate for featured picture status.

The image is also not artistically, historically, or culturally significant, unlike all the other examples you cited. The only reason it's featured is because it's sexually arousing to anime fanboys who happen to dominate the culture of Wikimedia Commons. I don't need to crawl into a semantic rabbit-hole to defend this observation. I think its obvious to any reasonable person. If the image would be embarrassing to pull up in front of a classful of students, it shouldn't be on the Commons Main Page.

Ryan Kaldari

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