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

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Mon May 16 20:14:58 UTC 2011

On Mon, 16 May 2011, Stan Shebs wrote:

> False dichotomy - intelligent choice of front-page content is orthogonal
> to choice of collection content.  I'm perfectly content for Commons to
> have 100,000+ penis photos, indeed a large number starts to make it
> statistically interesting, but that doesn't mean I think that changing
> PotD to mean "Penis of the Day" is a good idea.

Nobody is suggesting that PotD should mean penis of the day, even if 
we have 100,000+ featured images of them just as much as it should not be 
Partridge of the Day if we get that many featured images of them. This is 
completely irrelevant to the entire discussion.

The choice of front-page content is determined by featured pictures. If 
you want featured pictures that cannot go on the main page then you have 
to define and get consensus on a set of objective criteria that determines 
what is and is not acceptbale for the front page. And then explain to the 
authors and uploaders of content that doesn't make it why their image is 
of a lower value than the next person's featured image. ("Sorry, but your 
image cannot go on the main page because we don't want to offend some 
Americans. However user:Example's image is fine because that's only 
offensive to Muslims.")

Chris McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.org

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but with the heart

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