I am just a peon contributor, but don't see any other place to ask (tell me if I'm missing something),
For me, Wikipedia has a serious problem with its licensing requirements. The way everything must be documented to death. I had a grandma in Louisiana send me a wonderful picture for a wikipedia page, and she knows nothing of origination and originality. I was hounded first by a person, then by something automated, that I could not honestly say I had all attribution of the picture. I was trying to be honest but it's absurd, and a true knowledge killer.
It is fine with me if you remove this comment from this particular page, but please tell me where I can talk about it or how.
Perhaps it is a sign of decline that you talk about how grand and mighty a thing Wikimedia is, when you can't just let someone post a picture from some grandma who can barely send an email. She will not ever make a Wikipedia/Wikimedia/Whatever Commons account.
Why not just let things be posted unless/until it is challenged by someone else?* At which point there is some sort of probation and mediation. probably only 2% of the vast offerings here are any sort of actual problem. Let the rest sail through please!
Thanks if you can help,
- Mike Fay, Ph.D.
- Atlanta GA USA
*Users can be tagged if they post a lot of things that get challenged. No problem. Most of us peons just want to build this great knowledge base.