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

Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 22 21:35:41 UTC 2011

Am 22.10.2011 23:23, schrieb Nikola Smolenski:
> On Sat, 2011-10-22 at 21:16 +0100, David Gerard wrote:
>> "Both the opinion poll itself and its proposal were accepted. In
>> contrary to the decision of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia
>> Foundation, personal image filters should not be introduced in
>> German-speaking wikipedia and categories for these filters may not be
>> created for files locally stored on this wikipedia. 260 of 306 users
>> (84.97 percent) accepted the poll as to be formally valid. 357 of 414
>> users (86.23 percent) do not agree to the introduction of a personal
>> image filter and categories for filtering in German wikipedia."
> I wanted to say this for a long time, and now seems like a good
> opportunity. I see this as a tyranny of the majority. I understand that
> a large majority of German Wikipedia editors are against the filter. But
> even if 99.99% of editors are against the filter, well, it is opt-in and
> they don't have to use it. But why would they prevent me from using it,
> if I want to use it?
Why? Because it is against the basic rules of the project. It is 
intended to discriminate content. To judge about it and to represent you 
this judgment before you have even looked at it. Additionally it can be 
easily exploited by your local provider to hide labeled content, so that 
you don't have any way to view it, even if you want to.

If you want a filter so badly, then install parental software, close 
your eyes or don't visit the page. That is up to you. That is your 
freedom, your judgment and not the judgment of others.

PS: If it wasn't at this place i would call your contribution trolling. 
But feel free to read the arguments: 


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