Wikipedia has gained a reputation as being the encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone. One professor from the University of Toronto decided to take this a step further, asking his students (as an optional assignment) to seek out articles on Wikipedia about which they were knowledgeable, and contributing to them. But it appears that those who pride themselves on being a part of Wikipedia’s ‘elite’ group of editors didn’t appreciate the help.
Steve Joordens, a professor at the University of Toronto, proposed to his class that they should help the Wikipedia community by adding content to relevant Wikipedia pages, The Canadian Press reports. Of his 1,900 Introduction to Psychology students, only a small portion of them opted to edit some of the Wikipedia pages.
Some of Wikipedia’s core group of volunteer editors began to complain about the sudden influx of edits to pages, and expressed concern that those whoRead More »from Why Wikipedia doesn’t want you as an editor