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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 11:02:32 UTC 2011

On 23 October 2011 11:50, Fae <fae at wikimedia.org.uk> wrote:

> How about the fact that newspaper websites regularly include shocking
> images of violence and death on their main pages and have few
> complaints as they rely on editorial control rather than built-in
> software tricks? This is a solution looking for a problem, the key
> argument has always been that there is scant evidence that the public
> are asking for these options and our beloved projects already have a
> great reputation for good editorial judgement/consensus.

The Foundation considers de:wp's careful and thoughtful decision to
put [[:de:vulva]] on the front page of de:wp with a picture was a
clear failure of community judgement sufficient to justify the
imposition of a filter from outside.

- d.

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