Wikipedia == BigMac

Or so sez Encyclopaedia Britannica in this physorg.com article which reports the august online encyclopedia is set to allow limited editing/contributions by the general public.

Wikipedia contributes to the spread of information and many people are happy with it as their only source of reference, as are many people happy to eat McDonalds every day.

UPDATE: Oh my, so now Wikipedia is planning to restrict editing free-for-all with something called “Flagged Revisions” in response to Wiki-vandals.

McDonald’s vs. In-And-Out
McDonald's Big Mac

McDonald's Big Mac

In-And-Out Burger

In-And-Out Burger


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3 comments

 No.1 
Yanda:

Where-ever did you get that most horrid looking In-n-Out burger ever? They are much more appealing than that (and the internet definitely does not do smell yet or the picture wouldn’t matter).

I thought wikipedia had been doing Flagged Revisions for quite some time. Essentially, they keep a backup of pages for a day or two to ensure that any vandalism can be corrected quickly. It is not a restriction, but more of a precaution.

January 25th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
 No.2 

LOL! Better?


And the Wikipedia Flagged Revisions is a new thing. They’ve always keep the revision history, which is heavily used by the Wikipedia vandal squad, but with Flagged Revisions, newly edited content will need to be vetted before appearing on the public page. No more immediately available revisions.

January 27th, 2009 at 3:09 am
 No.3 
lobal:

The Wikipedia editing controversy was actually started by some of the best professional fabricators in the nation:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-6033082-7.html

Resulting in getting some of their IP addressess banned.

We hold these Truths to be Self Evident … at least until we can get a better IP spoofing technique going…

March 2nd, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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