Wikipedia Looks To Eject Trolls

For a user edited site, Wikipedia is taking “its content” more seriously these days.

BERLIN (Reuters) – Wikipedia, the Web encyclopedia written and edited by Internet users from all over the world, plans to impose stricter editorial rules to prevent vandalism of its content, founder Jimmy Wales was quoted as saying Friday.

In an interview with German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Wales, who launched Wikipedia with partner Larry Sanger in 2001, said it needed to find a balance between protecting information from abuse and providing open access to improve entries.

“There may soon be so-called stable contents. In this case, we’d freeze the pages whose quality is undisputed,” he said.In other words portions of it would become an online encyclopedia…

Update: Apparently the story is bogus, the status quo prevails in Wikipedia-land…

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