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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Jun 25 04:42:26 UTC 2010

David Gerard wrote:
> 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.
Precisely. We already have too many people ready and willing to take a 
common sense idea and turn it into rigid policy.


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