On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 01:35:00PM -0700, Philippe Beaudette wrote:
*Please distribute widely*
*Call for referendum*: The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the
Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of
the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image
filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of
images strictly for their own account.
This is false. Having participated: there are no questions asking
whether members of the community "support the creation of an opt-in
personal image filter".
Even if the question had been asked as stated, it has been rendered
moot by further discussion and collaboration.
==Summary of discussion so far==
(please help if you think I'm forgetting major points!)
A personal image filter -in itself- does not cause as much trouble as
you might think...
... however, finding and/or generating the meta-data required to make such
a filter work has some flaws.
* The data may be open to attack
* Marking images may entail a POV value judgement
* Marking images may require an impractically large amount of volunteer work
For completeness: In the discussion, A small number of people have also taken the
opportunity to advocate actual censorship of wikipedia and wikimedia
commons; or have advocated the use of the (new) metadata in parental
filters or other censorship tools.
== Next steps ==
I suggest that we now concentrate on constructively discussing the
meta-data ecology; including viability, security, and practicality.
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