[Foundation-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board resolution commissioning study and recommendations

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 18:30:58 UTC 2010

On 24 June 2010 19:28, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net> wrote:

> That's the meaning, definitely, same as it was in the previous board
> statement. I would observe, too, that for material on user pages, if
> you're even going to ask whether it's educational, what is it going to
> educate people about? That particular user, presumably. And in that
> context, it's pretty hard to rule out any kind of self-expression that
> person has chosen as not being educational about them. It may be
> inappropriate for other reasons, such as community policy or social
> concerns, but this wouldn't really be a basis for enforcing that.

Nevertheless - if you're going to make official statements like this,
you can't assume that hundreds of thousands of people are all going to
interpret them the same way, as you seem to have here.

- d.

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