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

teun spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 09:01:03 UTC 2011

I completely agree :)

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.rs>wrote:

> 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?
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