We are going to have to live with this one, I think. There are very strong views on Censorship abroad. For each culture finding the correct mix is different. What is right for India may not be right for West. So imho we need to care for giving more options in content rather than restrict with a stricter view.

Anyway, if someone seriously wants porn there a zillion ways for him to get it, I dont think Commons has much market share in this aspect.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:13 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com@gmail.com> wrote:
Its your call "Commons Admins".
There is some (hidden and very thin ) dividing line between porn and naked.

I am told that in some Middleeast countries, where there are restrictions on webcontent, Wikipedia is also used by youngsters for porn/naked (whatever you feel correct) pictures/content.

I don't have any knowledge of the previous threads. Its your(admins) call ultimately.
-Sudhanwa


On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 11:55 PM, Béria Lima <berialima@gmail.com> wrote:
And what you want us (Commons Admins) to do Sudhanwa? Delete all picture with a naked person in it? That didn't go well the last time someone tryed ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Sexual_content/Archive_3 ).

and btw, why just  nude people?
Muhammed are forbidden by Muslins laws and we have http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Depictions_of_Muhammad (not to mention that 2/3 of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Muhammed are drawings and pictures) . Should we delete this too?
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On 25 December 2011 17:16, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com@gmail.com> wrote:
Is it possible to talk to "Blue Coat" and remove commons from their blacklist.
btw, there are pictures on commons that can easily go in the porn category.
Some serious admin work is needed there.

-Sudhanwa



On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <parakara.ghoda@gmail.com> wrote:
So I spent the afternoon doing some research on this matter [on my
phone], and learnt that it isn't the network admin who has blocked the
site. The so called security software, Blue Coat, in this case, tags
the Commons as Media download site. So blocking sites in this
category, blocks Commons, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, MetaCafe, etc.
Similarily, there are some which categorise the Commons as
'Pornography' ...

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