I was going to suggest a different sport (perhaps American football) as
the other group. A possible distortion from randomizing in one sport is
that the person who adds the free pictures is likely to do so in batches
that are accumulated independently of our randomizing process.
Jeremy Tobacman wrote:
Better still, *within* a category like "NBA
players," randomize at the level
of the individual page. I think this sounds like a great idea; let me know
off-line if I can help.
2007/2/24, teun spaans :
>if you want to have a little experiment, NBA players might be a good
>playingfield. But as in medicine, you should have a check group. Take a
>similar sized group, make a list of the persons with fair use images, and at
>the end of the experiment, see which group has more free images added to
>i wish you health and happiness,
>On 2/24/07, Ray Saintonge wrote:
>>>In a message dated 2/23/2007 7:21:31 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
>>>Is your point that we should remove all "fair use images", causing
>>>articles to be without an image making someone donate a free one?
>>>More or less. My point is that we don't *need* fair use images, and in
>>>particular instance, a fair use image would have prevented us from obtaining
>>So let's try a controlled experiment. Remove all non-free and fair use
>>images of current NBA players, and measure the rate at which free
>>pictures are added. If the experiment fails there should be no
>>technical difficulty in restoring the fair use images.