How does Wikipedia detect Trolls so quickly?

Answer Since I've written a kind of lengthy response, here's a summary if you don't want to read it all:- Wikipedia has a recent changes page which displays all the changes- There are tools and programs t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How does Wikipedia detect Trolls so quickly

Have trolls interfered with Wikipedia ?

Indeed, trolls have interfered with Wikipedia from its beginning in January, 2001. First, there is Wikipedia's largely open and instant editing policy. This, plus the policy protecting anonymity,... Read More »

Why can't Wikipedia apologists come up with better rebuttals than merely dismissing critics as "trolls"?

The problem is that almost every positive Wikipedia trait can be deflated with the most fleeting scrutiny.Take for example the infamous Nature study. Britannica disputed the findings, which was to ... Read More »

How do you detect propaganda in Wikipedia and other encyclopedia articles?

By reading other sources and following the cited sources instead of just reading Wikipedia. When I read Wikipedia articles on subjects I know a lot about, I have often have moments where I go "Wait... Read More »

How quickly do edits to an article in Wikipedia appear?

Edits appear immediately when they are made. The review happens afterward, but rarely in a coordinated fashion - people can see what changes have been made, and revert them or make their own change... Read More »