Wednesday, December 06, 2006

More Wiki Vandalism on SD Articles

Once again, vandals have attacked one of South Dakota's articles on Wikipedia. But this time it's not that bad.

Each day Wikipedia spotlights one article on its main page as an example of the best articles on the site. Today, Mount Rushmore has that honor. Unfortunately, since the feature article is the most high profile article on the website, it attracts the most vandals. So the Mount Rushmore article has had a big target on its head all day. I'd say it's averaged about one attack every five minutes. Just click on the "history" tab at the top of the page and check it out.

Luckily, the regular users of the site have a low tolerance for vandalism and have done something to the article to keep brand new and/or unregistered users from editing the page. And that seems to have worked.

I thought the vandalism this time was funny compared to what happened to the Herseth article.

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