[Foundation-l] category free image filtering
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Sat Oct 22 23:49:47 UTC 2011
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> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:51:14 +0200
> From: Tobias Oelgarte <tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] News from Germany: White Bags and thinking
> about a fork
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> 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?
Do youhave any problems with this category free proposal
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