What Does the "Flagged Revisions" Policy Mean for the Future of Wikipedia?

Aug 28, 2009 | Posted by: MarkEM | Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com

Wikipedia is imposing editing restrictions on all its living biographies. Some believe the change will make the site more reliable, but others believe that it goes against the egalitarian ideals of Wikipedia and places too much control in the hands of a select few.

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Dream Guy

Old Lyme, CT

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Aug 28, 2009
 
It's amazing that there are people (the 1,000-edit group) who spend hours every day working on this site for no money or recognition.
Anita

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Aug 28, 2009
 
I don't see the point of having an encyclopedic site from which people actually draw information that has no control or restrictions over its content - without edition or control, the site becomes unreliable and hence entirely useless.
Pompom

Flushing, NY

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Aug 28, 2009
 
Wikipedia generally blows my mind. I can't even begin to decide how I feel about it. I'll find an amazingly thorough and expert biography of a musician next to a craptastic bio of a senator next to an inaccurate description of a serious disease. Hopeless.

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

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Aug 28, 2009
 
The article says "others believe that it goes against the egalitarian ideals of Wikipedia and places too much control in the hands of a select few." So you'd rather read false information than have some sort of peer review process in place?

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