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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Mar 3 07:09:48 UTC 2009

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 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.
I very much agree, but given the difficulty of implementing flags that 
deal only with blatant vandalism, I feel despair at trying to go further.
> Tagging with templates is our usual method, but it isn't particularly
> effective. Perhaps we need to be a little more demanding about getting
> things fixed. 
It's easier to add a tag than to fix what it's trying to point out.  
Piling up tasks for other people to do is bound to create backlogs.


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