Wikipedia: One Step Closer to Reliability

According to James Levy at the Legal Writing Prof Blog, BNA is reporting that Wikipedia’s founder is urging the Wikimedia Foundation to adopt a system of “flagged revisions” for anonymous contributions. The system will require that contributions from anons must receive approval from either administrators or “reliable” users, whatever that latter category means.

Whether or not this “enhanced” security will result in greater reliance and comfort for those interested in propping themselves up on Wikipedia remains to be seen. At least it’s a step in the right direction.

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