On 21/11/06, Oldak Quill <oldakquill(a)gmail.com> wrote:
If some Council were charged with creating filters for
content, I am
not in much doubt that it would be hijacked by those who wish to
overly censor our content for "the sake of children". After all,
surely the people most interested in creating filters are those who
think Wikipedia is overly "liberal" (appalling word) in the content we
serve and are overly lax about whom this content is served to?
A larger version of this is pretty much why I have qualms about this
idea: there's quite enough editors looking for some way to tell other
editors what to do, with the endpoint of driving them off the projects
if they don't go along with them; and creating such a council without
a clear reason appears to be an open invitation to such an attitude.
Bureacracy is inherently harmful and must have a clear positive reason