On Feb 5, 2008, at 8:58 AM, Chris Howie wrote:
Who decides what is hidden and what isn't? What
about pictures with
nudity? People in suggestive poses? Medical images that may make
people sick? Spoilers?
Where does it end?
And yes, it is censorship. It provides an easy avenue for people to
see an editorialized version of an article. Everyone sees something
different, and that something different is a POV article.
K.I.S.S.: Introduce a preference that allows users to hide images.
On or off. Simple to engineer. Removes the problem of "arguing over
which images to semi-censor". Helps out the thousands of users who are
afraid to use wikipeida now because, for example, they clicked the
featured article that day and ran into shock-image vandalism*... or
perhaps they just want to read one of the human sexuality articles
without the pornographic galleries.
Leave the content alone. Give the users the power to access the
content in a way that is useful for them.
* See the [[Talk:Manos the Hands of Fate]]