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

Hubert hubert.laska at gmx.at
Thu Oct 13 08:33:30 UTC 2011



Am 11.10.2011 03:20, schrieb Bjoern Hoehrmann:
> * Sue Gardner wrote:
>> This is how the system is supposed to work. The Board identified a
>> problem; the staff hacked together a proposed solution, and we asked
>> the community what it thought. Now, we're responding to the input and
>> we're going to iterate. This is how it's supposed to work: we mutually
>> influence each other.
> The Board asked you to develop this feature in consultation with the
> community. The manner in which you chose to do that has led to parts
> of the community discussing the best way to split from the community.
>> I'm not saying it isn't messy and awkward and flawed in many respects:
>> it absolutely is. But nobody is playing games with you. The Board is
>> sincere. It is taking seriously the German community, and the others
>> who have thoughtfully opposed the filter.
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2011-June/066624.html
>   The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees,
>   will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community
>   support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter
> Funny correlation: all polls about the image filter that explained the
> pros and cons to voters found voters overwhelmingly opposed to it.

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