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

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.rs
Sun Oct 23 06:28:25 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-10-22 at 22:27 +0100, David Gerard wrote:
> On 22 October 2011 22:23, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.rs> wrote:
> > 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?
> Because a non-neutral filter would have to warp the project around
> itself to work at all, as has been detailed at length here (and

I have to admit I haven't been following the entire discussion, but I
don't see why would that have to be the case. Plus, it is my
understanding that German Wikipedians are opposed to any implementation
of the filter, even if one could be made that wouldn't warp the project
around itself.

> A neutral all-or-nothing image filter would not have such side effects
> (and would also neatly help low bandwidth usage).

And also be completely useless.

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