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Wikipedia tightens up

No more anonymous scribbling
Wed Dec 07 2005, 08:36
ONLINE encyclopaedia Wikipedia has tightened its submission rules and made it impossible to file a story without leaving your name and address.

The move follows a complaint from a retired hack John Seigenthaler who found a wikipedia entry on him implicating him in the Kennedy assassinations.

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder said that there was no way that Seigenthaler could find out who wrote the entry and he has decided to fix the problem.

Forcing people to log in will also put pay to those who make malicious or racist entries.

Wales admits that that the new procedures would not prevent people from posting false information but said he hoped it would limit the number of new articles being created and make it easier to edit.

So says the British Broadcasting Corporation. µ


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