Wikipedia May Restrict Public’s Ability to Change Entries

Stung by criticism after vandals changed Wikipedia entries to erroneously report that Senators Edward Kennedy and Robert Byrd had died, Wikipedia appears ready to introduce a system that prevents new and anonymous users from instantly publishing changes to the online encyclopedia.The new system, called Flagged Revisions, would mark a significant change in the anything-goes, anyone-can-edit-at-any-time ethos of Wikipedia, which in eight years of existence has become one of the top 10 sites on the Web and the de facto information source for the Internet-using public.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/wikipedia-may-restrict-publics-ability-to-change-entries/Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales calls for pre-approval of changes
The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is considering a radical revision to the way it can be edited by anyone after two US senators were “killed off” in its pages.Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales has proposed a controversial new system under which any changes to pages about living people would have to be approved by one of the site’s editors or trusted users before they could be read by the general public.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article5593986.eceWikipedia editors may approve all changes
Wikipedia faces a revolt among thousands of its contributors over proposals to change the way the online encyclopedia is run.Until now, Wikipedia has allowed anybody to make instant changes to almost all of its 2.7m entries, with only a handful of entries protected from being altered.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jan/27/wikipedia-may-approve-all-changesEditorial row engulfs Wikipedia
The online user-generated encyclopaedia Wikipedia is considering a radical change to how it is run.It is proposing a review of the rules, that would see revisions being approved before they were added to the site.The proposal comes after edits of the pages of Senators Robert Byrd and Edward Kennedy gave the false impression both had died.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7851400.stm

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