Explicit image featured on Wikipedia's main page, despite request from Jimbo Wales
On 21 March, the German Wikipedia's home page featured the entry on Vulva as the "article of the day", including an explicit anatomical photo as part of the teaser. Unsurprisingly, this generated considerable controversy, with the discussion on the main page talk page alone surpassing 500 kB and at least 42 protest e-mails reaching the German OTRS team. Achim Raschka, describing himself as the main author of the article and a "40-year-old biologist with three children" justified the decision, mentioning the desire to demonstrate that it was possible to write "an objective, respectful, reference-based and adequate article" about such a topic, and defending his choice of the teaser image.
I won't do anything directly here, but I beg you all to quickly remove this image from the home page and have a review of your processes to see how to prevent this kind of thing from happening again. This is not an issue of censorship, but as someone has said, a matter of the "Principle of Least Astonishment". This is my opinion, you may do with it as you wish.
Credo Reference (formerly Xrefer), a US company that offers subscription-based online reference content, recently donated 100 free user accounts to Wikipedians to help them in their day-to-day research as Wikipedia editors. Distributed on a first come, first served basis among users with at least 600 article namespace edits and at least six months of editing, the maximum number of applications was reached within a few hours on 18 March.
Sue Gardner's reports to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation for December 2009 and January 2010 have been published.