Should Wikipedia impose editorial controls?

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Should Wikipedia impose editorial controls?

Hundreds of developers and thousands of users and contributors will be meeting at Wikimania in Frankfurt this week to discuss the future of wikimedia, as well as the online encyclopedia. Ironically, Wikipedia’s greatest strength, the users creating content, may also be its biggest weakness. Jimmy Wales, a founder of Wikipedia, gave an interview in a German newspaper concerning that issue. The interview cited an example of apparent malfeasance in which a contributor to an article on Pope Benedict substituted the Pontiff’s photo with that of Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars films. The article then reported that Wales suggested “There may soon be so-called stable contents. In this case, we’d freeze the pages whose quality is undisputed.”

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