[Wikipedia-l] Re: Encarta goes wiki - sort of...

Pete/Pcb21 pete_pcb21_wpmail at pcbartlett.com
Fri Apr 8 23:34:13 UTC 2005

Magnus Manske wrote:
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> You can mow add to Encarta articles online. After a review by the M$
> staff, your edit may be added to the Encarta.
> That's so great about Microsoft - they alway invent new things! :-)
> http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/05/04/08/1658247.shtml?tid=109&tid=95&tid=8
> Magnus


If go to an Encarta article and hit "About Editing Articles" you can see 
where the editors there 
(http://beta.encarta.msn.com/encnet/support/encartafeedback.aspx) say 
"Encarta is different from open-content encyclopedias found elsewhere on 
the Web that post users' changes immediately". A not-so-subtle hint (not 
that it was needed) that this feature has been brought about by Wikipedia.

Will be interesting to see how successful it is... especially since 
Wikipedia is heading towards a more locked-down approach towards 
offering safe versions of articles. Wonder if we will meet in the middle 

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