Wikipedia Change

By Deane Barker on December 5, 2005

Growing pains for Wikipedia: Apparently there were a couple of scandals over at Wikipedia last week involcing Adam Curry and a former Kennedy staff member. Accordingly, there’s a big, philosophical change in the works over there.

Thus, to avoid future problems, Wales plans to bar anonymous users from creating new articles; only registered members will be able to do so. That change will go into effect Monday, he said, adding that anonymous users will still be able to edit existing entries.

Is this a one-time thing, or the first slide down the slippery slope?

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  1. I don’t see a problem with requiring login before creating articles, or even before editing articles. Do we really need to allow anonymous posters to create reference material?

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