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Seth Levy [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
11 years ago2,133 views ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wikipedia is full of this "jokes".
When someone die, it's a tradition to modify Wikipedia to change the cause of his death to something more crazy.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Additional measurements at "securing" articles from such edits often come at the price of decreased update speed, though... and that's a quality decrease that is much less scandalous to notice but could still be quite huge overall.

For instance: secure the articles about a person by having logged-out users only see the latest approved version*, and then everybody who's not logged in coming from Google stumbling upon that article several hours after a news broke might still not know it by looking at the article – even when people already edited it to that regard.

*I noticed this earlier today when I checked out a politician who had just resigned, I thought it was German Wikipedia but can't reproduce it right now, so I'm not exactly sure...

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