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Resolution: Personal Image Hiding Feature

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This resolution rescinded the Board's previous direction to implement the personal image hiding feature. Passed 10-0, on July 16, 2012.

In May 2011, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution regarding controversial content.[1] The resolution included a request to the Executive Director to implement a "personal image hiding feature" for the Wikimedia projects.

Following a community poll organized by the Foundation, and extensive discussion in various venues, it has become clear that this issue can be highly divisive and distracting to the Wikimedia community. We trust our community, and we respect the arguments that have been made opposing the feature as well as those in support of it. We affirm our support for better user choice and user preferences, but do not want to prescribe a specific mechanism for offering that choice. Therefore, we rescind the request to develop this feature. The remainder of the May 2011 resolution remains in effect.


  1. Resolution:Controversial content
Phoebe Ayers, Ting Chen, Bishakha Datta, Matt Halprin, Samuel Klein, Arne Klempert, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Jimmy Wales, Kat Walsh, Stu West