[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

jayjg jayjg99 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 16:05:37 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 6:38 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/3/2 Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org>:
> > * Are there technical tools we could implement, that would support
> greater
> > quality in BLPs?  For example – easy problem reporting systems,
> > particular configurations of Flagged Revs, etc.
> Flagged Revs is an excellent way of dealing with vandalism to BLPs,
> technical solutions to more subtle problems are a little trickier.
> Flagged Revs could be used with addition levels - a "free of
> vandalism" level and a "well balanced, fact-checked and free of
> anything remotely libellous" level. Two separate levels are necessary
> since the 2nd takes far too long to be a practical vandal fighting
> tool - I'm not sure which level would be shown by default to whom,
> that needs to be worked out.

That might help for actual biographies, but it doesn't help much when
BLP-violations happen in other places, particularly article Talk: pages. In
my experience that's all to common.

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