If by "attempting to correct this sort of
error" you mean slapping
"Your rationale displeases the Great Ones! This image shall die
unless you come up with a proper offering!" tags on it, then I can't
say I'm particularly surprised by the reaction such efforts get.
Look, this is policy directly descendant from the Foundation's
resolution and prior practices. The need for a rationale has been
part of the process for two years now. It's not an obsession, it's
how we're supposed to be handling these images. Good grief.
Enough with attacking people.
Fold. Ok, you all win.
A while back, I went to Featured Articles in an attempt to seek change in
practices with regards to fair use images. I was called patronizing,
authoritarian, barking at people, being paranoid, being a fair use cultist,
antagonizing people, acting in bad faith, violating WP:POINT and more.
You can read it all for yourself if you like at
Far better to attack the messenger than address the points, so it
I came here, what I thought was the last bastion of defense of free
content where I had hoped to find people willing to support what it
is we are supposed to be about. Instead, I get responses like
Ok, I give up.
I'll stop fighting the massive overuse of fair use all over en.wikipedia,
where there are 200 thousand fair use images. Why should we care?
Nobody's filed suit against us!
I guess what it will take is a lawsuit before real change happens.