User:Buffs/Notes

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This page is dedicated to not rehashing old arguments and providing clear, concise reasons as to why certain claims are false

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"Images are non-free until proven otherwise."

Images are not non-free until they meet someone's personal, undefined standards. Images are consistently uploaded and claimed to be free/freely licensed. There are no additional requirements of "proof" stated anywhere in Wikipedia policies or guidelines.

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"Until proven, or at least consensus agrees it is free, an image must be marked as non-free."

There is no default image status despite previous massive discussions in Wikipedia. There are opinions on how we should treat them, but there is no policy or guideline in place. Merely because there is a disagreement as to the "freeness" of an image, it doesn't mean that the image has to be marked as non-free.

Images are not non-free until they meet someone's personal, undefined standards. Images are consistently uploaded and claimed to be free/freely licensed. There are no additional requirements of "proof" stated anywhere in Wikipedia policies or guidelines.

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"We don't do things that way"

People should always try new things. Wikipedia is not an immovable monolith. This doesn't mean you can't do something, but realize if someone invokes this, comments from others can quickly overwhelm your opinion.

Me too![edit]

If you agree to these principles, feel free to add your name below:

Agreeing parties[edit]

  1. — BQZip01 — talk

Disclaimer[edit]

The above are not Wikipedia policy, but they are reflections of discussions on Wikipedia. These are rational arguments to counter the opinions of some editors who believe their opinions are policy and feel that alone makes them actionable.

In my opinion, acting upon personal opinion as if it is policy is a violation of WP:OWN; these individual preferences are not edicts from some authority and do not need to be followed. This does not mean that your opinion is right or that it should override consensus to the contrary.