Stephen Colbert v. Wikipedia

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Date: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006, 00:01
Category: Humor

Disclaimer: this post has nothing to do with the Mac or Apple, I just found it hilarious.
Stephen Colbert did a segment on his show last night about how easy it is to edit Wikipedia.
Watch:


Not being able to resist, I checked out the Wikipedia entries for The Colbert Report (currently protected from editing until disputes have been resolved) and Elephant (displaying a “stable” version).
Then I saw this post by the Tawker who is the person that blocked Colbert:

In all, we ended up protecting 20 elephant related pages (I’m not listing them all here, I only have so much disk space :) , my stats for the the anti vandalism bots show 250 or so elephant related pages reverts. Most were, you guessed it, the fact that the population tripled – way too many times (repetition my friend).

Gold, I tell you. That Wikipedia is Gold!


Disclaimer: this post has nothing to do with the Mac or Apple, I just found it hilarious.
Stephen Colbert did a segment on his show about how easy it is to edit Wikipedia.
Watch:


Not being able to resist, I checked out the Wikipedia entries for The Colbert Report (currently protected from editing until disputes have been resolved) and Elephant (displaying a “stable” version).
Then I saw this post by the Tawker who is the person that blocked Colbert:

In all, we ended up protecting 20 elephant related pages (I’m not listing them all here, I only have so much disk space :) , my stats for the the anti vandalism bots show 250 or so elephant related pages reverts. Most were, you guessed it, the fact that the population tripled – way too many times (repetition my friend).

Gold, I tell you. That Wikipedia is Gold!

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