you can edit whatever you want on wikipedia. and i'm not talking the discussion page, i mean the main article. you don't even have to log in, they just track your IP. just the other day i noticed a huge chunk of one page missing and i had to go through the edit section (which fortunately still contained the original text) to locate an html "start comment" tag:
which effectively hid the rest of the original entry from viewers. i deleted the comment tag and saved, and the info reappeared.
i recently edited the original wikipedia uric acid page to include ms info in addition to gout info, and the changes that have been made to that entry were entirely valid. but those changes were to subdivide the page section "medical issues" into two sections entitled "medical issues" and "sources of uric acid".
the changes to the "multiple sclerosis" and "therapies for multiple sclerosis" pages were more of the deleting variety. grrrr! but when information is "vandalized" sections can be locked. i have seen this on pages describing highly controversial subjects. i intend to write another entry, (and save it this time), then copy it to the admin folks, and if it gets deleted maybe they'll lock the section to editing.
grrrowwrrr!!!! hack the planet!!!!
ps. is this why no-one answered my "let's fix wikipedia" post? (or whatever i called it)
Last edited by jimmylegs
on Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.