So, Wikipedia had to move away from the everyone-can-edit principle ultimately.
Personally I have been skeptical about the idea; however the purpose here is not to take a stand really. It just reminded me of the old “GH Security Issue” from IITK days. Its difficult to explain it to those who were not involved in some way or the other, but the following two earlier posts should give some idea to them too –
One of the major arguments that we had and which worked too (and of course, in which we believed too) was this –
Whenever we stand for a principle, for a cause, there are problems we face. Now, if there is a problem that turns up, we have two options. Either we simply assume and accept that it is the flaw of the principle, our system is based on. Or we face the problem, recover from it and hence establish before the rest of the world that we were correct.
Wondering what Wikipedia is doing!! But then probably the principle was not so right in the first place. Or was it and they are only getting too paranoid??!!
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