[Foundation-l] Letter to the community on Controversial Content

Ting Chen wing.philopp at gmx.de
Mon Oct 10 11:24:34 UTC 2011

Hello Fae,

thank you very much for pointing this out. Yes, I think you indeed hit 
the nail. We discussed this problem on our meeting and Sue provided some 
plans on how to work on this problem. I am normally reluctant to comment 
what the staff is doing or what they are planning to do, because this 
often can be seen as an intervening of the staff activity. But I think 
it is ok for me to spoil this a bit now: So Sue suggests a two step 
approach. In the first step we will only collect reader reactions on 
images, to see if there is a problem at all, how big is the problem, and 
where are the problems. And on a second step, when we have those data 
and can work out an understanding of it, then we can go on to work out 
dedicated solutions for the problems, as I said in my letter, together 
with the community.


On 09.10.2011 23:55, wrote Fae:
> Hi Ting,
> Thanks for explaining the position of the board in your own words. I
> appreciate the board is listening. I am concerned that you state that
> the board is acting from "belief", I recommend you consider how this
> can move to proposing a strategy based on facts and non-controversial
> analysis.
> I suspect that any proposal for change will be strongly resisted and
> continue to divide our community until well understood and well
> communicated facts underpin the board's resolution rather than
> personal belief.
> Cheers,
> Fae
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