Making Wikipedia Work

from the amazing,-but-it-does dept

Most people, when they first hear about the fact that anyone can edit a wiki immediately come up with all the reasons why it can't work. However, there are a number of large scale implementations that prove that assertion is false. The biggest, of course, is Wikipedia, and Salon has an article discussing how they deal with the occasional vandals. They treat the wiki process a bit different, and will block and ban certain users if they fail a "three strike" policy. Still, it's yet another example of a successful large scale bottom-up project, which established companies keep telling us are impossible.

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