[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Wikinews Markie newsmarkie at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 5 18:21:31 UTC 2007

ive just searched on commons for censored -

"The Commons may contain content that some readers consider *objectionable
or offensive*. Like Wikipedia, the Commons is not censored"

and wikipedia -

"Wikipedia may contain content that some readers consider objectionable or
offensive <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Content_disclaimer>.
Anyone reading Wikipedia can edit an article and the changes are displayed
instantaneously without any checking to ensure appropriateness, so Wikipedia
cannot guarantee that articles or images are tasteful to all users or adhere
to specific social <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_norms> or
religious<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion>norms or

overall - we are NOT censored and this is CLEARLY detailed in policies on
various projects - pics should stay


On Dec 5, 2007 6:09 PM, Bryan Tong Minh <bryan.tongminh at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 5, 2007 6:56 PM, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> > Yoni Weiden wrote:
> >
> > >Regarding double standard - I have no idea whats going on in other
> pages. I
> > >can imagine that this artist and others have infected other pages too,
> > >incl.
> > >Bush's page, and even Hitler's page. These pages should be *clean* from
> > >racist images that promote nothing Wikimedia stands for.
> >
> > Like Wikipedia, Commons is not censored. I have an account there -
> albeit
> > only with a handful of uploads, but I *will* vote oppose on any deletion
> or
> > policy that seeks to impose political correctness on a media repository.
> I
> > *hate* censorship and do *not* believe it should be selectively applied
> to
> > people I disagree with or hold opposing beliefs to.
> >
> >
> > Brian McNeil
> >
> >
> I fully agree. We should never delete images on moral grounds or
> political correctness. Unfortunately we have done so in the past.
> Bryan
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