On Friday, 15 June 2012 at 13:21, David Gerard wrote: > I don't recall seeing any, but did anyone actually explain why the > market had not provided a filtering solution for Wikipedia, if there's > actually a demand for one?
Market failures do sometimes exist. Also, because as far as I can tell, the proposed filter isn't a NetNanny type thing, it's a "I don't want to see pictures of boobies" AdBlock type thing. Which is a different thing entirely. Of course, there's some confusion here. Larry Sanger, for instance, is very very angry about how Wikipedia hasn't implemented a "filter", even though he seems slightly confused as to the difference between an AdBlock type filter and a NetNanny type filter. Preventing people who don't want to see pictures of naked people from seeing pictures of naked people is a lot easier a task than preventing people who DO want to see pictures of naked people from doing so. -- Tom Morris <http://tommorris.org/> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l