On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 18:24, Theo10011
Bishakha, call it editorial-content, call it
censorship or any other
euphemism - at the heart of it, it is deciding what someone gets to see and
what not. It should not be our job to censor our own content. The strongest
argument I read against this has been - it is not something WMF and the
board should implement and develop, If there was a need to censor/cleanse
graphic content, there would a successful mirror or a fork of the project
That argument is all too convenient.
The WMF shouldn't do X because nobody else has successfully done X.
And the only reason nobody else has done X successfully is because
they don't *really* want it.
(Not because they actually do want it but don't have the resources.
Not because it is hard for an external body to do but might be easier
for the WMF to do. No, those aren't possible at all.)
Can you explain how investing resources into an opt-in image filter is a
good idea? What's the virtue of such a project? Does it serve Wikimedia's
mission? Does diverting resources from other projects and activities in
favor of this one do more harm than good?
I think it makes more sense to focus on these questions, rather than
inventing silly tales.