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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu May 14 18:50:56 UTC 2009

2009/5/14 Oldak Quill <oldakquill at gmail.com>:

> I post the suggestion above about tagging articles that may be
> considered inappropriate by some, because it is better to give people
> tools to block content if they choose to, than to delete content on
> that basis.

I note that proposals to do blocking-oriented filtering of this sort
on Wikipedia are perennial proposals that are perennially shot down.

The obvious thing to do would be for a third party to offer a
filtering service. So far there are no examples, suggesting there is
negligible demand for such filtering in practice - many individuals
have said they want filtering, but not so much they want to do the
work themselves.

(In practice, those considering Wikipedia unsuitable for mass
consumption write their own encyclopedia site, e.g. Conservapedia or

- d.

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