On 30/01/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
If there have
only been a thousand changes so far, most of which were
positive, this does not seem to be a "major" problem. Certainly not
compared to the information we're gleaning from this. So, by all
means, let's continue to revert the particularly obnoxious changes,
but asking them to "stop it" will simply make it invisible.
A little late for that since my phone is ringing off the hook with
reporters interested in the story.
For what it's worth, and for a little international scope, at least
two parliament.uk IP address - probably proxy servers from inside the
Commons - have edited various articles, mostly those on individual
MPs. Minor fact-checking and expanding bio-stubs, as far as I can see
- the sort of thing anyone does on discovering their biography or that
of their boss. Haven't spotted any vandalism yet, or anything quite as
partisan as some of the US edits... but it's probably buried there
Anyone who understands the web system at aph.gov.au or parl.gc.ca want
to see if we can find an equivalent there?
- Andrew Gray