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

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Sun Oct 16 11:14:17 UTC 2011

On 11/10/2011 00:47, MZMcBride wrote:
>  Risker wrote:
> > Given the number of people who insist that any categorization
> > system seems to be vulnerable, I'd like to hear the reasons why the
> > current system, which is obviously necessary in order for people to
> > find types of images, does not have the same effect. I'm not
> > trying to be provocative here, but I am rather concerned that this
> > does not seem to have been discussed.
>  Personally, from the technical side, I don't think there's any way to
>  make per-category filtering work. What happens when a category is
>  deleted? Or a category is renamed (which is effectively deleting the
>  old category name currently)? And are we really expecting individual
>  users to go through millions of categories and find the ones that may
>  be offensive to them? Surely users don't want to do that. The whole
>  point is that they want to limit their exposure to such images, not
>  dig into the millions of categories that may exist looking for ones
>  that largely contain content they find objectionable. Surely.

People that care will filter on broadest categories as those are least
likely to change. They may start with category:sex,
Category:Depictions of Muhammad, etc.

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