Attribution with Wikipedia (Was: LAO LETTER FO SUNG... wikipedia

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer (
Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 02:06:48 CST

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    On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 12:33:10PM -0400,
     Guy Steele <> wrote
     a message of 29 lines which said:

    > it is hard [with Wikipedia] to determine exactly who contributed
    > what. Maybe Joseph Smartfellow wrote the original article on
    > chronosynclastic neo-Aramaic hermeneutics, but did he check it over
    > since Herman Wiseguy came along and inserted four sentences (in four
    > different places in the article) that many experts might consider
    > crackpot?

    AFAIK, you have to read the entire history of an article to see who
    wrote what. It does not seem there is a function like the excellent
    "annotate" with CVS (or "praise" with Subversion) which displays each
    line together with its last author and revision number.

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