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

Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 22 21:51:14 UTC 2011

Am 22.10.2011 23:44, schrieb Erik Moeller:
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Tobias Oelgarte
> <tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> 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.
> The Board of Trustees didn't pass a resolution asking for the
> implementation of a filter based on categories.
> The Board asked Sue "in consultation with the community, to develop
> and implement a personal image hiding feature that will enable readers
> to easily hide images hosted on the projects that they do not wish to
> view, either when first viewing the image or ahead of time through
> preference settings."
> Based on the consultation and discussion that's taken place so far, I
> think it's pretty safe to say that a uniform approach based on
> categories has about a snowball's chance in hell of actually being
> widely adopted, used and embraced by the community, if not triggering
> strong opposition and antagonism that's completely against our goals
> and our mission.
> With that in mind, I would humbly propose that we kill with fire at
> this point the idea of a category-based image filtering system.
> There are, however, approaches to empowering both editors and readers
> that do not necessarily suffer from the same problems.
> Erik
I gladly agree that category based filtering should be off the table. It 
has way to many problems that we could justify it in any way.

What approaches do you have in mind, that would empower the editors and 
the readers, aside from an hide/show all solution?


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