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

Andrew Garrett agarrett at wikimedia.org
Sun Oct 23 15:24:57 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 8:27 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> A neutral all-or-nothing image filter would not have such side effects
> (and would also neatly help low bandwidth usage).

It would also make the project useless. I don't want to see the 0.01%
(yes, rhetorical statistics again) images of medical procedures, and
I'd avoid seeing the (much higher) X% of images that are NSFW while in
public. That does not mean that I want to throw the baby out with the
bathwater and not see any images whatsoever.

Given the choice, I would not use such a filter.

We have the technology and the capacity to allow users to make nuanced
decisions about what they do and don't want to see. Why is this a

Andrew Garrett
Wikimedia Foundation
agarrett at wikimedia.org

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