Friday, June 10, 2005

Consensus failures at Wikipedia

Via Blogdex, Wikipedia carries a list of its lamest edit wars ever. Since Wikipedia is a group effort encylopedia, with multiple levels of permission to edit, it can be very tough to arrive at a consensus on burning issues as to whether potato chips ought to be "flavored" or "flavoured." (Answer: seasoned.) I am drawn to ideas relying on community input, but there are hazards to this approach.

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