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Wikipedia Changes Its Open Editing Policy

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  1. ac says:

    Notably the trusted editors model you propose corresponds closely to how most open source software projects are run. For most projects, anonymous changes are not activated immediately. Instead they are posted to a public discussion list where one of the trusted group can enact the change. It seems to work pretty well.

  2. So Wikipedia was getting too many changes to its Chinese human rights section coming from China. Whoops, wait a minute, it’s banned in China.

  3. Eh Nonymous says:

    The easy story arc is in fact contradicted in the article itself, which belies both this post title and the article’s thesis.

    Wikipedia has always had a short-term, easily solved, bandit problem. Bandits, like many trolls and similar varmints, have no brains and short attention spans.

    Wikipedia has managed to avoid throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

    Wikipedia skeptics – meaning critics who pretend they are skeptical, even when their minds are so open to anti-Wikipedianism that their brains fall out – are on the wrong side of history.

  4. mark says:

    i don’t think you can have a truly open editing solution. Am I going out on a limb or what?!