Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wikipedia Image filter referendum

Just wanted to throw my two cents to the issue raised by Wikipedia about hiding images. []

It seems very easy to me, when non-logged in users open an article with images that have been flagged by the community (for whatever reason) and this reason could be shown (i.e. nudity or disturbing image has been hidden) and after it's hidden from distracting the reader, they will have the option to click to view the image anyway. I think this because of the nature of wikipedia it is open and should remain this way, so anyone can view anything at any time, the hiding part sounds interesting because it can also distract from the text in the article which is usually more important at first, images are secondary.

And of course for those logged-in users, can filter and choose which images you want to see or not, but this is not very important to me because I only logging if I want to make important edits. Otherwise for reading and minor edits I don't bother...

Let me know what you think in the comments below and also be sure to let wikipedia know what you think too!

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are too many problems with the proposed filtering.
and the subpages at the top