|rbarenblat (rbarenblat) wrote in fanlore,|
@ 2011-10-03 07:58 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||admin: policy|
1) Proposed image policy addition
Here's the page in question. Here's our suggested addition:
"I am a fanartist, and I object to some of my work being displayed on Fanlore. What can be done about it?
We’re happy to work with you to preserve fannish history while addressing privacy concerns. We exist based on the principle of fair use and will review fanart disputes with an eye toward accommodating multiple interests. Fair use stipulations for images are outlined in further depth in the answer to Can I upload copyrighted images on Fanlore without the permission of the creator?".
If you are/were active in fandom under your legal name, but don’t want (some or all of) your fanart to be displayed and associated with this name, we can offer you two options (per our identity protection and pre-1995 name policies): we can either edit the artwork's information so that it is associated with whatever pseud you choose, or we can "orphan" the artwork. If a piece of fanart is orphaned, it can still be shown on the wiki (as it is still part of our fannish history), but no name will be attached to it, and we can also blur or remove any signature which appears in the image itself.
2) Proposed addition to the Identity Protection page
Here's a link to the current policy. And here's our proposed additional text:
Identity Protection in Non-outing Situations
This policy is intended to protect fans whose need for pseudonymity has changed, in addition to fans who have never publicly associated their fan name with their legal name. If you had previously used your full legal name in fandom or made a public connection between your legal name and fan name, but for whatever reason you need to lower your online profile, the wiki committee can help you do so.
Sexually Explicit Images
In some cases, a fan who may be otherwise comfortable with the association between their legal name and their fan activities may feel the need to draw a veil between their legal name and their fanworks -- for instance, a fan who created sexually-explicit fanworks under their legal name and who is now concerned about the findability of those fanworks online.
If you fit into this category, contact the wiki committee; we can help you separate your sexually explicit material from your legal name, either through editing the pages which describe your fanworks so that they reflect either your first name and last initial or a pseudonym, or through "orphaning" the fanworks so that they remain on the wiki anonymously.
See also our Image Policy.
3) Proposed changes to Editorial Procedures page
Here's the page in question.
In line with our PPOV Policy, Fanlore does not have requirements for notability of material. As administrators of the wiki, we have not set requirements for what material is "worthy" of being housed on the wiki or not. We are not in a position to pass judgement on what material is worthy of documenting for each fan community we hope to serve. In line with the PPOV policy, our "relevance requirement" is that if a contributor believes something is worthy of documenting, then we fully support documenting it.
In line with our PPOV Policy, Fanlore does not have requirements for notability of material uploaded or linked to on the wiki. The Wiki Committee has not set requirements for what material is "worthy" of being housed on the wiki; our only concern is that what's on the wiki conform to our policies. We do not police content which conforms to said policies, and are not in a position to pass judgment on what material is worthy of documenting in each fan community we hope to serve. In line with our PPOV policy, our "relevance requirement" is that if a contributor believes something is worthy of documenting, then we fully support documenting it.