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By Cryptic C62, January 31, 2009

Discussion continues regarding Flagged Revisions

In regards to the recent Byrd/Kennedy incident (see archived story), NJ.com commented on the potential usefulness of flagged revisions. Because more and more people tend to find news and information online, "a Wikipedia that goes the extra step to ensure accuracy would be a much more trustworthy and valuable resource." Ars Technica discussed the ongoing discussion regarding flagged revisions and Jimbo's appeal to the Wikimedia Foundation to implement the software. The article pointed out the passionate and somewhat uncivil arguments made by opponents of flagged revisions, particularly those directed to Jimbo himself.

Wikipedia Visual Search in top 10 IE8 add-ons

PC Magazine reviewed their top 10 favorite Internet Explorer 8 add-ons. Various search add-ons, such as those for eBay and Amazon, provide previews and links to relevant search results on the respective web pages. Wikipedia Visual Search made it into PC Magazine's top 10. In the words of user wai277 on the add-on's gallery page, "No matter what to search, Wikipedia is need."

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Also this week:

Orphans — News and notes — In the news — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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