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

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 20:38:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/2 Joe Szilagyi <szilagyi at gmail.com>:
>> Since BLP is so important--and Sue is wrong, not because of the
>> "coverage" of Wikimedia over it, which is distantly secondary to the
>> negative effects of a bad BLP situation on a Wikimedia site--then
>> let's put a big prominent "Report A Problem" link on the top of every
>> page, WMF-wide.
> I can see "Report a problem with this page" going in the sidebar of
> en:wp without controversy. We might even make it red.
> The main thing would be to make sure we have the back end in place.
> Something like the Special:Contact page would be a good idea. At the
> very least, a mailto:info at wikimedia.org link.
> (But first, it'd be good to know just what will be done with editorial
> notes - just throwing them away wouldn't be good. OTRS is rather
> understaffed as is. It'd be easy to look like we can deal with lots of
> complaints, but I'm not sure we can just yet.)

If OTRS is understaffed, then there's an easy fix to that too. Make a
separate queue that this specifically will go to, have less stringent
requirements in place for that, and have the form be explicit that
it's ONLY for articles/issues about living people.

- Joe

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