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what happens when someone plays around editing through wikipedia?
07-06-2010, 05:04 PM
Dunno , what do you mean Like writing random stuff on it?
editing the existing pages
07-06-2010, 05:32 PM
nothing, I guess until someone picks it up and fixes it?
07-06-2010, 06:16 PM
I assume you're talking about (as they call it on wikipedia) vandalism.
Many cases of vandalism are quickly reverted by people with rollback rights using a special program that reports suspicious contributions. The first case of vandalism usually results in the user getting a message of caution on their talk page which tries to introduce them to wikipedia while informing them why their edit was reverted. The next few instances will result in the user getting higher level warnings. Once the user reaches the 5th level (I'm pretty sure it's 5th) it's usually suggested that they receive a temporary block from editing wikipedia.
It's an interesting process. :P
Yeah.. I had a lot of extra time last year.
07-06-2010, 06:18 PM
idk lol how am i ment to know
When my history class changed loads when we were in the ICT room our whole school was banned for 24 hours :(
07-06-2010, 07:54 PM
i thoguht they chekced it before it changed
It changes temporarily, but all changes are sent to "Moderators".
My whole school is banned for that very reason.
07-06-2010, 09:41 PM
lol keir same
07-06-2010, 11:17 PM
im banned at home :(
08-06-2010, 02:42 AM
Our school is banned from wikipedia editing as one of my freinds changed the London wiki page to .. "Jimmy bob can not see dogs but the yellow emo can. stupid sally." It was funny!
I remember we all put ourselves just randomly in odd pages.
Trick is to make is sound legit.
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