Commons:Reporting abuse

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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 department[edit]

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 department[edit]

Quantity: Capacity / Resources[edit]

Kinds of abuse that should be covered by the tool[edit]

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 Discussion[edit]