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How could the workflow for abuse reports (copyright issues, child pornography, image consent issues) be improved from the existing "Commons:Contact us" workflow in the sidebar? One possible idea is to have a simple "Flag this image" feature that walks users through the appropriate workflows to report an issue. Work in progress by User:Rillke:

What types of abuse reports do we need to collect, and where should they go? That's what the talk page is for.

Statement by the WMF's legal departmentEdit

Current statement is "we're looking at it" :) I hope to have something in the next 24-48 hours. Sorry it will take so long, but this touches on a variety of sensitive topics. Thanks for raising the issue, though - looking forward to working with you on it. LVilla (WMF) (talk) 15:47, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Luis, thanks for your reply. How is the situation progressing? For me, it's not that urgent as I never run out of work and as Erik noted, there is already a "contact us link". -- Rillke(q?) 12:53, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
@LVilla (WMF): ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:22, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Quality: Which matters should be directed to the WMF's legal departmentEdit

Quantity: Capacity / ResourcesEdit

Kinds of abuse that should be covered by the toolEdit

Locations we can possibly forward issues to


Location/ Entity Entity type Is able to deal with / Abuse type (main job in bold please) Notes
Commons:Deletion requests volunteers/commons community
Commons:Administrators' noticeboard volunteers/admins
CAT:CV volunteers/admins professionals/legal
wmf:Designated_agent professionals/legal DMCA/OCILLA request volunteers/?
Commons:Help desk, COM:VP and other language forums volunteers/commons community technical issues/questions

Past DiscussionEdit