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

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Thu May 14 21:23:56 UTC 2009

--- On Thu, 5/14/09, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia is not the Karma Sutra, was Re: commons  and freely licensed sexual imagery
> To: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List" <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009, 4:04 PM
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 4:50 PM,
> David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 2009/5/14 Sage Ross <ragesoss+wikipedia at gmail.com>:
> >
> >> I don't have much to add, but I want to voice my
> strong agreement.
> >> Some sort of serious effort to reach out to the
> many users who don't
> >> share the outlook of our
> more-libertarian-than-the-general-population
> >> community is long overdue.
> >
> >
> > Schools Wikipedia, or similar distributions.
> >
> > What you're talking about with "reach out" is limiting
> the contents of
> > the live working site.
> >
> >
> > - d.
> >
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> Which have shown time and again that forks/fractures/split
> offs/new
> versions of Wikipedia don't work. They may find usage in a
> small
> niche, but they'll never be a huge deal.
> OTOH, the WMF saying "Hey parents/teachers/etc, we've got a
> version
> with all the nudity removed so you can show your
> kids/students/etc"
> would be massively popular.

If there is a massive market for this, then why hasn't such a mirror already been created?

I am serious here.  Is there something that acting as a stumbling block to a third-party creating a SafeForKidsPedia mirror?  Our content is supposed to be easily reused by groups with different target audiences than Wikipedia, so why isn't it happening?  What can we do to make the content more easily re-usable for different purposes? 

I think our efforts would be better focused making all of our content better suited for re-usability by different tastes and then letting third-party work out exactly which tastes need to be targeted.  Rather than creating a mirror ourselves for "No Nudity" and leaving the whatever existing stumbling blocks are in place for general re-purposing of the content.

Birgitte SB


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