[Clipart] Re: nazi flag ban called for in the EU by germany post-harry costume
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
uraeus at linuxrising.org
Tue Jan 18 01:06:03 PST 2005
Well if you had also been following the debate after your first lost
mail got lost, you would have seen that the answer to your question is
'no'. I am more inclined to start sorting suggestions like this one into
a trash folder called 'controversial'.
On Tue, 2005-01-18 at 07:52 +0000, David Illsley wrote:
> Hi all,
> I submitted this idea a few days ago but my e-mail got lost somewhere
> Why not allow a small group of people (possibly even just one) to
> declare an image "controversial" (marked by that keyword). This doesn't
> say that it is illegal, offensive or immoral but that it is
> controversial with at least 'n' people. Then distribute 2 packages. 1
> full and the other without any controversial images. It is then up to
> the package distributor whether they want to look through all the
> controversial images and pick the ones they want to exclude (for
> whatever reason) or just exclude them all by basing it on the smaller
> Simple, easy, respects everyone's beliefs.
> On 18 Jan 2005, at 01:23, Mat Hounsell wrote:
> > If the appropriateness of images is a concern, then may I suggest that
> > this
> > project take a purely (apolitical) technical/librarian stance.
> > If you say "we are going to accept any image" then you open yourself
> > to images
> > that members will consider inappropriate, even offensive.
> > If you block one image then you will find yourself being asked to
> > block more
> > and more images. Not to mention being taken to task for blocking
> > images.
> > Perhaps , rather than refusing images, you are better instituting a
> > benefit
> > policy.
> > E.G.
> > A symbol will be accepted if it
> > * is specified in a (international) standard [e.g. biohazard]
> > * is a professional symbol
> > * is a historical symbol [e.g. nazi flag, ussr flag]
> > etc
> > An image will be accepted if it
> > * conveys a simple universal idea
> > etc
> > Yes, it is not terriblely well defined at the moment; but you refine
> > it as you
> > go. You look at each image and ask what does this image convey? What
> > benefit
> > will it's use give our user?
> > A simple litmus test:
> > Could thim image help a high school student with a project?
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