[Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 00:30:00 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> On 12 December 2013 19:40, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> With a nod to Andy's comment, as a
>> community I think we may want to review our progress in the last few
>> years on the BLP issue, and have a broad community consultation about
>> where we are still falling short and ideas for going forward, given
>> our constraints and changing environment of readers and editors.
> I didn't make a comment; I requested information:
>     "Please also provide a link to the consultation you carried out
>      with the community, before making this change. I seem to have
>      missed it."
> Oddly, I seem to have missed the response, also.

Well, with such a pointed comment, I assumed you were trying to make a
point about the value of community consultations, so that's what I
responded to.

As Maria noted, this was prompted by a community request on the board
noticeboard, which of course anyone is welcome to participate in. And
as I noted, we saw a need to clarify what we intended in the earlier
resolution -- not something that can really be determined by community
consensus. So no, we didn't have a broad community consultation on
this particular amendment, though I also don't think it was out of the
blue; there have been many related discussions on Commons and
Wikipedia over the years.

I was recently reminded by someone that we *did* have a general
community consultation on the BLP issue as part of the strategy
project -- there's still good info (and some broad recommendations to
the board) here, which are worth reviewing if the topic is of
interest: https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Task_force/Living_People


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