[Foundation-l] Wikipedia is not the Karma Sutra, was Re: commons and freely licensed sexual imagery

oscar oscar at wikimedia.org
Thu May 14 11:56:45 UTC 2009

in case this is done, fyi the spelling runs:  KAMA SUTRA (not kaRma)
very best,

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:

> > This is not a photograph of sexual activity , but the after-effects of
> > sexual activity.  A photograph is clearer about the nature of it than
> > any drawing could be.
> >
> >
> > David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:DGG
> The image is an excellent illustration of its subject. However I would
> prefer a policy which excluded both it and the article in which it is
> used as an illustration. I'm not sure how the policy should be elaborated
> in our policy pages, but essentially this sort of material is
> incompatible with our core mission, to provide an accessible compendium
> of knowledge to the world.
> I was discussing Wikipedia with a Mohs surgeon the other day, he happened
> to be a Mormon. Other than the articles on dermatology and Mohs surgery,
> we talked about his 13 year old daughter who had been discouraged by her
> school from using Wikipedia. An article such as Pearl necklace
> (sexuality) adds little to a girl's knowledge base in comparison to the
> barrier it raises to her use of the encyclopedia.
> I suggest that Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not include Wikipedia is not a
> manual of sexual practices. It could be phrased Wikipedia is not the
> Karma Sutra.
> Fred Bauder
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*edito ergo sum*

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