[Wikimedia-l] Board resolution on personal image hiding feature

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 15:46:56 UTC 2012

Thank you!

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> At its 11 July board meeting, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution
> rescinding its previous direction to implement the personal image hiding
> feature.
> The resolution is online at
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:_Personal_Image_Hiding_Feature
> We are working on a Q&A document that will be published after Wikimania.
> The following is the resolution's text:
> "In May 2011, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously passed
> a resolution regarding controversial content. The resolution included a
> request to the Executive Director to implement a "personal image hiding
> feature" for the Wikimedia projects.
> Following a community poll organized by the Foundation, and extensive
> discussion in various venues, it has become clear that this issue can be be
> highly divisive and distracting to the Wikimedia community. We trust our
> community, and we respect the arguments that have been made opposing the
> feature as well as those in support of it. We affirm our support for better
> user choice and user preferences, but do not want to prescribe a specific
> mechanism for offering that choice. Therefore we rescind the request to
> develop this feature. The remainder of the May 2011 resolution remains in
> effect."
> Cheers
> Bishakha
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