[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Mon May 16 15:27:15 UTC 2011

Am 16.05.2011 17:19, schrieb Stan Shebs:
> On 5/16/11 7:55 AM, Chris McKenna wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 May 2011, geni wrote:
>>> On 16 May 2011 09:56, Chris McKenna<cmckenna at sucs.org>   wrote:
>>>> Am I alaone in completely failing to understand what the fuss is about?
>>> Your statement isn't credible.
>> I don't understand what is not credible about my statement? I honestly do
>> not understand why anybody finds this image objectionable.
> OK then, if you really do not understand, your best course of action
> here is to keep quiet, take what others say at face value, and spend
> some time to really absorb what it means.  You are not going to come up
> with a brilliant comment that causes all readers to abandon their
> cherished values and switch to sharing yours.
> The photo of the day, and in general the front page, is all about making
> good first impressions.  All the people who value uncensored images have
> already seen Commons by now, and the choice of front page content
> doesn't affect them.  So what we're really talking about is making a
> good first impression on everybody else, and to do that we should choose
> images that are appealing across the broadest range of people
> worldwide.  That means G-rated, that means no advocacy in current
> conflicts, that means no blood, no nasty diseases, etc.  Once people are
> "in the door" so to speak, then they can choose whether they want to go
> into the Hall of Fluffy Bunnies or the Dungeon of Sexual Atrocities
> Being Committed by People with Oozing Skin Rashes. :-)
> Stan
> (There are days when I'm not really being paid enough to review latest
> files.  Yuck!!)
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Only repesenting images of the Fluffy Bunnies section would have another 
side effect. It would not show the diversity of topics people can 
contribute to. Even sexual related topics need new authors.


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