On 19 May 2014 18:59, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 3:08 AM, Russavia
Once new search is working, the first enhancement
to the search should
be a clustering feature. Wouldn't such a feature pretty much solve
the problem that we currently have with search, and which won't be
solved by the "out-of-the-box" search that is being worked on now.
John provided a link to Bugzilla at which Chad has stated it would
be a great feature, and it would be even more awesome to have the
"Assigned to" change from "Nobody - You can work on this!" to
Platform Team". The WMF has the coin, it has the tech talent, now we
as a community need that solution.
Apart from everyone going to the Bugzilla report and adding their
support for this feature (which they should do), how can we go about
ensuring that such a feature is treated as a priority by the WMF?
I second this.
Niabot's clustering idea was the most sensible proposal to come out of all
the brainstorming effort that went on at the time. No tagging, no
censorship concerns, yet elegantly solves the problem of isolated NSFW
results appearing out of the blue.
This would be a good thing to work on.
While all of these proposals for improving search are really good ideas, it
still does not address the root cause of the "masturbating with electric
toothbrush" image - which is improper categorization in the first place.
This is entirely within the human realm, and no software is going to filter
that image out of any search for "electric toothbrush" as long as it's
categorized as an "electric toothbrush" image.
Russavia's post directed to me earlier in this thread managed in one stroke
to confirm just about everything that I said: that comments from those who
aren't regular participants on Commons are to be belittled and ignored,
that even a benign suggestion such as improving the categorization of an
image will be met with cries of censorship, and that Commons does not have
any desire or intention to change without the heavy hand of the WMF forcing
it to do so.
It's very sad.