Am 17.05.2011 02:34, schrieb Neil Kandalgaonkar:
> On 5/16/11 8:21 PM, Cary Bass wrote:
Another board for decisions? Just leave the communities alone.
>> We need an active group of contributors who
represent at the very least
>> some cross-section of not only Commons contributors
but of interested
>> re-users of Commons content to actively monitor and
maintain the POTD.
>> This is not the first time that something
inappropriate for Main Page
>> content has appeared and I doubt it will be the
> That is definitely a practical solution. POTD are
scheduled long in
> advance, so that could solve the problems here pretty
quickly. The image
> in question is, IMO, unambiguously inappropriate for
Commons, and this
> shouldn't have been a difficult debate.
> On the other hand it feels a bit wrong to me. In that
case we're asking
> groups that are relatively underrepresented in Wiki
culture to take on
> the role of policing. I feel like they ought to have
some rights to a
> welcoming environment as a baseline. That said, in a
wiki context, it
> seems to be impossible to achieve such baseline
freedoms, as long as the
> offenders have large amounts of free time.
> So some people are going to have to make the sacrifices
to change the
> Another worry: if there's a "quality control board",
> unofficially, they can start to take that role too
seriously or become
> captured by various radical factions. But I guess we
have to take that
handle it very well on their own. Any board i know failed in
points. An good example from the German Wikipedia is the
"Schiedsgericht". This is the last call if some users can't be
from offending each other. But this board isn't trusted at all
constantly breaks down. Just because it is seen as needless.
What im seeing here is the construction of an government which
even democratic, getting very close to a dictatorship. Or as
we said in
the GDR: One party, elected by itself.