Sorry to those who are tired of the image/consent discussions, but
just wanted to bring this to this list's attention as well.
I'm tagging this thread with "[Commons]" and suggest others do the
same in future to make it easier for people who do not want to discuss
Commons or who feel inundated with the subject matter to filter these
messages. Also, if you're using Google Mail, you can "mute" a thread
(under the "More" options after you open the thread) and you won't see
any future responses in your inbox -- other email clients have similar
Quick notes about an interesting development:
* User:Rillke on Commons has started prototyping a gadget that could
be used to simplify reporting of various issues with images with a
simple "Flag this image" workflow. This discussion is on the Commons
I've brought that discussion to the attention of WMF legal. Note: It's
not like the current workflow is completely broken -- the
Commons:Contact_us flow is actually pretty good -- but a nicer UI and
more prominent placement could help. The current workflow also does
not provide an option for consent issues.
* I've summarized the current state of his prototype here:
On the talk page I've also recommended that consent to be displayed in
an image be considered in the reporting options.
I'm sure Rillke would appreciate any active development help with the
feature, as well as continued feedback and encouragement (WikiLove?)
which is crucial for volunteer motivation.
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation