Why is Wiki putting up barriers?

7 December 2005

You can no longer pass by Wikipedia and make a quick edit.  

Is this a result of inaccurate accusations regarding the assasination of JFK? Or is it in response to critics who complain about the quality of Wikipedia entries? Or, horror of horrors, a huge step towards censorship of what is arguably the most powerful example of peer-led information on the web? 

The mind boggles...

"Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia which allowed any user to instantaneously make changes to submitted articles, even delete entries, regardless of whether that person has any expertise in the subject or not, has announced a new set of rules. From now on, it will force users into first registering and login in order to be able to upload new articles on the Wikipedia encyclopedia."

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