<CPOV> Kafka and Orwell join forces on Wikipedia

Peter Jacobi pjacobi.de at googlemail.com
Wed May 18 10:31:43 CEST 2011

I guess I see why this indefinite loop happens. It could have been
easily avoided by a better definition of the filter.

Edit filters are heavily used on German Wikipedia, and from time to
time a controversy erupts about them, but by their very nature of not
being very visible and hard to understand for non-techies, not much
comes out of this.

Note that edit filters not only can prohibit edits, but also can just
warn the user (he would be able to do the edit when clicking through
the warning message) or just silently log the edit. The latter is used
in German Wikipedia to track banned users who use dynamic IP.


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