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

Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 22 20:50:25 UTC 2011

Am 22.10.2011 22:31, schrieb Erik Moeller:
> What am I proposing, Jussi-Ville? So far, the only material proposal
> I've made as part of this debate is here:
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2011-September/069077.html
> And, I don't think you're being accurate, historically or otherwise.
> Arabic and Hebrew Wikipedia have implemented their own "personal image
> hiding feature" (http://ur1.ca/5g81t and http://ur1.ca/5g81w), and
> even paintings like "The Origin of the World" are hidden by default
> (!) e.g. in Hebrew Wikipedia ( http://ur1.ca/5g81c ) , or images of
> the founder of the Bahai faith in Arabic Wikipedia (
> http://ur1.ca/5g81s ).
> Do you think that the Hebrew and Arabic Wikipedians who implemented
> these templates are evil?
> Do you think that it is evil to leave it up to editors whether they
> want to implement similar collapsing on a per-article basis (and to
> leave it up to communities to agree on policies around that)? Because
> that's what I'm proposing. And I don't think it's particularly evil,
> nor inconsistent with our traditions.
> Erik
No one said it would be evil. But since we already have working 
solutions for this projects, why do we need another, now global, 
solution, based on categories? Thats when it becomes hairy.


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