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Wikipedia Edit Wars

07/28/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars

One of the standard criticisms of the Wikipedia is that anyone can edit a page and thus effectively vandalize it. One of the standard defences is that such behaviour is typically caught quickly and the edit reverted.

The difficulty is determining when it's not vandalism but correction. At that point "edit wars" begin with the content rapidly switching backwards and forwards as each contestant endavours to have their own stamp on the page.

Naturally, there's a Wikipedia entry on these. And, just as naturally, it too has been home to a large number of edit wars.

 

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