[WikiEN-l] opt-out and censorship (was: "I want to at least kill the responsible person.")

Ian Woollard ian.woollard at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 19:46:29 UTC 2008

On 05/02/2008, Steve Summit <scs at eskimo.com> wrote:
> Can you explain how an opt-out mechanism (by which I mean,
> certain content can be hidden if an easily-offended reader
> (a) has JavaScript enabled and (b) checks a preference or clicks
> a "hide" button) is "censorship"?  We would not be controlling
> what others can see; we would merely be giving them tools to allow
> them to tailor what they see.

The difficulty is how things get tagged in the first place; you would
need to have a reliable source that says that it is a particular sort
of content. It's not enough for an editor to say it.

-Ian Woollard

We live in an imperfectly imperfect world. If we lived in a perfectly
imperfect world things would be a lot better.

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