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

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Thu May 14 20:28:20 UTC 2009

El 5/14/09 11:50 PM, David Gerard escribió:
> 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.

IMO there's unlikely to be much specific interest in a censored copy of 
any one particular site. Such filtering is generally done at the local 
installation level: workplaces, schools, and homes purchasing censorware 
proxies or enabling "parental controls" on their AOL etc.

Of course such censorware systems usually have secret blacklists, poor 
controls, tend to block sites whose politics they disagree with, etc -- 
but that's where the market demand for filtering is currently served.

-- brion

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