The New York Times reports that Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is revising its “anyone can edit” policy. Wikipedia is an online, communal reference work that allows anyone to submit or edit entries. However, with this openness also come some tradeoffs. In response to some well-publicized problems with certain entries, the editing power structure for entries has grown more elaborate. Volunteer administrators now have the ability to exercise editorial control, delete unsuitable articles, and “protect” certain entries that are prone to defacing by vandals. While this policy can put some entries outside of the “anyone can edit” framework, the list of protected entries remains small and the protection, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is usually temporary and includes only a tiny portion of total entries. As of Sunday, only 82 entries were totally protected, while another 179 were “semi-protected.” (Note: This site requires free registration.) …