And El Reg invites people to try out the new Wiki Editing tool on their own Wiki Page..
Wikimedia's planned visual editor, a tool that will make it possible to pen Wikipedia entries without having to learn any markup language, will emerge as a beta “early July”. The new tool was first made available in Alpha status to select users since December 2012, before all registered users were offered the chance to play in …
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No... what is needed to make it possible for people to contribute text is if the "editors" - the 30 something virgins who still live in their mum's house and the 13 yr. olds who think they know more about physics than brian cox, because of (ironically), what they have read on wikipedia - wouldn't revert everything within 2 minutes under the vandalism label, just because they don't agree with it.
`No... what is needed to make it possible for people to contribute text is if the "editors" - the 30 something virgins .. wouldn't revert everything within 2 minutes under the vandalism label, just because they don't agree with it'.
And reverting is done because of some ever changing obscure WP policy, eg WP:RS
a. Rolling Stone isn't a `reliable source' ..
b. Can't mention someone's birth-date as it would be an invasion of privacy, the article isn't biographical, because we didn't mention the parents birth-dates, because she isn't the subject of the article, 'not being the subject of the article' is a consensus on Wikipedia ..
Since most editing takes place within the paras etc, does it really make a difference? No knowledge of mark-up language was needed for that. It will probably even out to the current level. Probably. Over a sufficiently large sample. On average. I guess.
Oh, OK, it will be a bl**dy disaster!
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