On 05/16/2011 12:17 PM, Tobias Oelgarte wrote:
In Japan it is a well known topic, in India i
can't see any confusion
about this image (it is on the mainpage) and Turkey decided to feature
this image without any concern:
That is a non-argument.
Firstly, the Main page on many Wikipedias
defaults to the Main Page on Commons, because those Wikipedias trust
Commons to make appropriate choices, which it has not, unfortunately, in
Secondly, the fact that an image is featured on a language Wikipedia
does not automatically mean it's going to be widely accepted as
appropriate by most of the population of that country.
Simply because Manga originates from Japan and is a wide topic, does not
mean an image of such quality would be expected on the cover or main
page of any piece of educational material in Japan. Manga is a
well-known topic in the United States, incidentally.
Our goal is not to shock and surprise the end user, and in doing so, we
have to respect the end user, which is not well-reflected by the make-up
of the general Commons community.