2007/9/24, ulim <ulim(a)mayring.de>de>:
unregistered users edit controversial pages at all is
surely less intrusive than holding their edits for review?
Yes, because I think 99.9% of all unregistered user actions are reading, not
editing. Therefore we are dabbling with the unregistered user's Wikipedia
experience in a much larger way - not by holding their edits, but by not
showing the most current version (which, by the way, will in most cases not
even be an anonymous edit).
This makes the assumption that Sighted versions won't scale. If they
do scale, readers will usually see the current revision. If they do
not scale, they won't and then the concept would have to be rethougt,
improved or scrapped. In the development of the feature, we have
discussed usability and scalability and lenght and put a lot of effort
into this. And we still want to improve this in the betatest! So all
in all, please wait for the betatest and have an actual look at the
software before making judgements.