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Gloating is evil. You have evil inside of you. But so do all of us. That you recognize it for what it is, and actively try to suppress it, is good enough; it means that you are ultimately a good person.

nyfiken  ·  1565 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can Wikipedia Survive? - The New York Times

In my opinion, the biggest threat to wikipedia is people trying to deliberately subvert it: People injecting propaganda and hidden advertisements into it.

Regolith  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's doubtless a threat to Wikipedia, and a sustained one, but Wikipedia's well equipped to handle it.

I spent several years as an anti-vandal editor; even back then editors had a huge and powerful suite of tools to quickly, easily, and accurately contextualise edits and revert them; I regularly checked several hundred edits an hour. Every edit is reviewed by a small army of diligent people checking facts, rephrasing contributions, and warning/banning offenders; it's less a question of if a mal-intended edit would be reverted, and more when it would be reverted (Generally in the first half-minute, rarely more than a few minutes)

I stopped patrolling edits because I felt I was simply spending my time making an already very efficient machine only seconds more efficient; there were better things to do with my time.