https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27759

Derk-Jan Hartman <hart...@videolan.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #6 from Derk-Jan Hartman <hart...@videolan.org> 2011-03-03 09:35:42 
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Any tool that is added to pages for all users and 'pings' back, which these
tools do, is sharing of personal information (namely, what you are reading on
Wikipedia) and is not allowed per the privacy policy, unless the user makes a
conscious decision to share this information.

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Ergo, if the user specifically approves using of the like/share buttons (like
enabling a gadget in his preferences for instance) or a confirmation dialog, it
is just fine, but it being enabled by default for all users is not allowed per
the current policy.

I don't see why we would need counsel to interpret that. The issue has been
raised multiple times in the past, and has always been interpreted like this.

Share links == good (see for instance
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Template:Social_bookmarks or Share this in
[[:en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2011-02-28/News_and_notes]] )
userscript/gadget with share/like scripts  == good (see for instance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:TheDJ/Sharebox)

Scripted share/likes in every page without conscious user decision == bad

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