Talk:Submissions/An Image Filter that might be acceptable to this community

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Latest comment: 10 years ago by Geraldshields11

Would this image filter stop the use of an image for the w:en:anal piercing article? I find that image gratuitous and unnecessary but I did not delete the image. Some cultures believe images of teenage girls reading are unacceptable. Some cultures believe the display of a human form unacceptable.

An image filter was used in China to stop pornography but it stopped photographs with displays of skin tones. I believe it was part of the Green Dam Youth Escort software but I will not research it on Wikipedia for fear of finding a picture of an anal piercing.

So, what is the baseline cultural image used to gauge what is acceptable and unacceptable. Geraldshields11 (talk) 03:17, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

There isn't a global baseline, this approach starts from the premise that a global project like Wikimedia cannot and should not impose or agree one global filter. The idea is a personal filter that would filter out things that you didn't want to see. So if you wanted to filter out certain images of human body parts then that's what it would try to do. If someone else is OK with humans but doesn't like pigs then that is what it would try to do, and if there were a lot of people who didn't want to see pigs then that filter would get quite good, but other people would not be aware that anyone wasn't seeing certain images. WereSpielChequers (talk) 12:38, 27 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
Dear WereSpielChequers, Ok, now I understand. It is software that a user sets to control the image that individual user may see. Geraldshields11 (talk) 18:26, 15 April 2014 (UTC)Reply