[Foundation-l] News from Germany: White Bags and thinking about a fork

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Sat Oct 22 20:21:21 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> This would appear to indicate the opposition is to *any* personal
> image filter per the Board resolution, and the category-based proposal
> additionally as an example of such rather than as the main topic of
> the vote. I think that says "should be scrapped" pretty blindingly
> clearly.

The literal translation of what was being voted on:

"Persönliche Bildfilter (Filter, die illustrierende Dateien anhand von
Kategorien der Wikipedia verbergen und vom Leser an- und abgeschaltet
werden können, vgl. den vorläufigen [[Entwurf]] der Wikimedia
Foundation) sollen entgegen dem Beschluss des Kuratoriums der
Wikimedia Foundation in der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia nicht
eingeführt werden und es sollen auch keine Filterkategorien für auf
dieser Wikipedia lokal gespeicherte Dateien angelegt werden."

"Personal image filters (filters, which hide illustrating files based
on categories and which can be turned on and off by the reader, see
the preliminary [[draft]] by the Wikimedia Foundation) should,
contrary to the Board's decision, not be introduced in the German
Wikipedia, and no filter categories should be created for locally
uploaded content."

The [[draft]] link pointed to

So it was pretty closely tied to the mock-ups, just like the "referendum" was.


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