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  1. Aug 15, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/08/15/ap4023544.html

    http://web2.commongate.com/tag/wikipedia+scanner

    This appears to be the site, which is down right now.
    wikiscanner.virgil.gr
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2007 #2

    chroot

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    I'm not sure why this is noteworthy. The very point of wikis is that they may be edited by anyone, with any motivation, and yet will always gradually converge to a consensus of "the truth."

    People focus far too much on individual edits, authors, and acts of vandalism, yet none matter on the whole.

    - Warren
     
  4. Aug 15, 2007 #3

    Pythagorean

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    I think in this particular case, the edits reveal more information than they were meant to (with the help of logspying). This actually increases value of Wikipedia in my opinion.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2007 #4

    Moonbear

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    I'm not really sure why anyone is surprised by this. Maybe it's just nice to have the evidence to back one's suspicions, but didn't most people suspect this to be the case for a long time?
     
  6. Aug 15, 2007 #5
    You see what your tax dollars are paying for!? Procrastinating Spies!
     
  7. Aug 16, 2007 #6

    Chi Meson

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    I'm curious how much editing has been done by Fox News.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2007 #7
    not "with any motivation", wikipedia has standards for tone, neutrality, etc
     
  9. Aug 16, 2007 #8

    mgb_phys

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    You're assuming that they have someone who can read :rolleyes:
     
  10. Aug 18, 2007 #9

    Astronuc

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    Scanner Tracks Who's Changing What on Wikipedia
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12823729

    Interesting - but not surprising.
     
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