Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wikipedia Fix

Ars Technica has an article about an experimental feature the German Wikipedia is trying out to reduce "vandalism, edit wars, and misinformation." Edits won't go live until approved by a logged in user with "a certain level of time and experience."

That is a very good solution to those problems and will give articles some stability and hopefully credibility. But it will severely limit editors if they must wait for their changes to appear. It will also put a burden on those who must approve the edits when there are multiple conflicting versions of the page to merge.

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