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

Walter Siegmund siegmund at astro.washington.edu
Mon May 16 17:13:45 UTC 2011

I agree with Stan Shebs. I would hope that his view is one that most  
of my fellow editors could embrace.


On May 16, 2011, at 8:19 AM, Stan Shebs wrote:

> 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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