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

Andreas Kolbe jayen466 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 10 11:42:26 UTC 2011

From: Ting Chen <wing.philopp at gmx.de>

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.


I do think that asking *readers* in different parts of the world for their views is the way to go here.

This being a feature designed for readers' use, we should primarily be guided by readers' wishes, not editors' wishes.


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