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

bawolff bawolff+wn at gmail.com
Mon May 16 21:14:39 UTC 2011

> What's funny is that you actually think you are arguing against
> attempts at censorship; what this demonstrates more than anything else
> is that you have deeply misunderstood censorship and what it means.
> Unfortunately, you are obviously not nearly open minded enough to
> learn from any explanation.

I disagree with the view that limiting what goes on the main page due
to cultural sensitivities is not a form of censorship. It may very
well be justifiable censorship, but its still censorship. We're
preventing people from seeing something they would normally see due to
our concern the material is inappropriate. Well people could certainly
go looking for the material, someone cannot look for something they
don't know exists.

Anyways, the point I'm trying to make is just that the term censorship
still applies. With that said the world is not black and white: some
limited censorship might be a good thing (or might not), but lets
please call a spade a spade.

Just my two cents (and heck I have almost no contribs to commons, so
take what I say however you want)

p.s. (Not responding to any email specifically). Everyone's arguments
would be a lot more convincing if they were less ad hominem/other
various fallacies. So far it seems like people are more interested in
personal attacks, then actually giving logical responses to various
arguments. This of course just makes your opponent look more right.

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