Wikipedia is considering a basic change to its editing philosophy to cut down on vandalism, reports the New York Times. In the process, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit would add a layer of hierarchy and eliminate some of the spontaneity that has made the site, at times, an informal source of news. The change well could bring some law and order to the creative anarchy that has made the site a runaway success but also made it a target for familiar criticism. The idea, which is called "flagged revisions," has only been possible in the last few months


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