[Foundation-l] Image filtering without undermining the category system

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 22:31:14 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM, WereSpielChequers
<werespielchequers at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK in a spirit of compromise I have designed an Image filter which should
> meet most of the needs that people have expressed and resolve most of the
> objections that I'm aware of. Just as importantly it should actually work.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:WereSpielChequers/filter

I really read that with a huge deal of thought. I keep coming to the same
conclusion here that the people who don't not only believe a workable
system is desireable, but actively ignore the fact that what they are
proposing is not real world workable seem to dominate the side in
favor of some filtering scheme.

Case in point: (from your proposal)

"Whilst almost no-one objects to individuals making decisions as to
what they want to see, as soon as one person decides what others on
"their" network or IP can see you have crossed the line into enabling
censorship. However as Wikimedia accounts are free, a logged in only
solution would still be a free solution that was available to all."

No, that is just simply not logically sound. Period. Wikipedia has no
control over what happens to content or the formats or abilities of
their scripts or whatever, as soon as it goes out of a intarweb pipe.
Period. Not tenable, even if you believe a non-censorship
enabling implementation is a good thing (I don't, but I am trying to
address the insanity of believing that it could ever be accomplished.)

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]

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