[WikiEN-l] A call for moderation

Peter Ansell ansell.peter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 22:37:36 UTC 2008

On 18/02/2008, Screamer <scream at datascreamer.com> wrote:
> Eugene van der Pijll wrote:
> > Screamer schreef:
> >
> >> Here is a thought.  Perhaps the image can be collapsed, in the same
> >> manner we do our {{hat}} {{hab}} collapsible text blocks.
> >>
> >
> > Question: would you do this
> >
> > a) for the two unveiled images of Muhammed in [[Muhammed]]
> > b) for all images of Muhammed, including those in the Danish cartoons
> > article
> > c) for all images that offend a large number of people
> >
> > Just curious
> >
> > Eugene
> >
> /Each situation requires a thoughtful consideration./  If an *entire*
> culture is offended because of deep seated cultural ideals, then perhaps
> we should hat hab that image.  Especially when such offense is
> registered in the sheer numbers that is was.
> So,
> 1) Does the image offend an entire culture
> 2) Are there substantial or valid complaints to the editors
> 3) Is there a way to compromise without censoring
> Addressing these three points would help us in that decision making
> process, and I believe it helps us in the one article.  If further
> issues of the same magnitude and of the same nature were to arise, I
> don't think it would be unreasonable to apply the same compromise.
> There is no slippery slope here, and there is no camel nose in the tent
> here either.
> ./screamer

Well put, it is a compromise for extreme real-world situations, not
for every image that one or a few editors find offensive. Definitely
not a slippery slope.


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