Somehow this only replied to Nemo

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> Date: July 23, 2012 12:27:56 PM CDT
> To: "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <>
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Geolocalization improvement proposal
> On Jul 23, 2012, at 7:42 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <> 
> wrote:
>>, 23/07/2012 14:28:
>>> I am unaware of what the shortcomings of the current system are and where 
>>> any improvements would be felt. This makes it a bit hard to have a firm 
>>> opinion of the trade-offs involved with changing the system. So what 
>>> exactly are the problems people are having with the current geolocation 
>>> system?
>> As the page tries to prove, looks like the current system is completely 
>> unreliable and therefore useless for most geonotices in Italy and probably 
>> other places.
> I think it would be useful to have a wider study of the accuracy of the 
> current system. Privacy issues are always a concern.  I am not certain I 
> could support gathering more exact information on users who are well-served 
> by the current system. It would be more supportable, I think, if there were a 
> way to turn on the browser-based system only for those who are in areas that 
> are known to be poorly served by the current system. Or if you were to ask 
> those who geolocate to known ambiguous areas to opt-in to browser-based 
> geolocation. There is obviously a benefit for some people, but a cost to 
> everyone if we were to switch wholesale. Further study to determine exactly 
> how widespread and how significant the benefit would be is something that I 
> think might be useful.
> Birgitte SB
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