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

Bryan Tong Minh bryan.tongminh at gmail.com
Mon May 16 19:24:17 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Béria Lima <berialima at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Actually, given that the template was cascade protected by virtue of it
>> being on the main page, only administrators can edit it.  You're not an
>> administrator on Commons, but you do have a staff flag.  Therefore I'd say
>> that's a staff action.
> That said, changed the picture without any discussion, only because some
> people don't want to see a half-naked anime girl on Main Page (btw: What is
> the problem with that picture? I'm a girl, and i'm not AT ALL offended for
> see that in main page) was a act that NO ONE should do without consensus.
> Not an adm, not an editor, not a staff.
I'm not going a statement about the appropriateness of the image
(because, in fact, I don't care), but I would like state that there is
nothing wrong with somebody changing content that they feel is
inappropriate. It is a wiki. Any action can be undone, and as a matter
of fact has been undone.It is important to our culture that making
changes, the {{sofixit}}, is promoted.
Be bold, revert, discuss.
The funny thing is though that such a situation probably shows both
the best and the worst of our culture at the same time.


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