[WikiEN-l] US Congress Staff Editing Wikipedia

Carl Fûrstenberg azatoth at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 10:30:38 UTC 2006

Any "big" reporters?

On 1/30/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> Steve Bennett wrote:
> > My reaction seems to be unique so far. I would think it much better
> > for the Wikipedia project that we do not publicise that we know
> > exactly who is doing this. It is fascinating to watch the congress
> > staffers at work. It is just a pity that shortly they will smarten up
> > and be doing this with proper accounts via different IPs.
> >
> > 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.
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