Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
<-- Previous | Newer --> | Current: 983415248 Larry_Sanger at Thu, 01 Mar 2001 02:54:08 +0000.
Anybody can edit a wiki page. Doesn't that mean wikis will be disrupted by assorted spammers, idiots, nuts, etc.? Not necessarily. In the original wiki, http://c2.com/cgi/wiki, this hasn't really happened. It hasn't happened too much on WikiPedia. How can this be? Simple. Anyone can edit a page, and all the recent edits are saved. So if some irresponsible individual ruins a valuable page, it can be quickly restored by anyone who knows how (it's not hard; click on the "View other revisions" link at the bottom of the page). Moreover, the irresponsible individuals know this. So they have little incentive to try to wreak havoc. We might end up with people posting silly quotes, but that's to be expected... "Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality." -The Dalai Lama