"My article is still there, at the moment. But I wish it weren’t," writes Seth Finkelstein, a noted programmer working against censorware, at the end of an editorial about what it’s like to be a living person with a biography in Wikipedia that gets vandalized and republished outside of his control.
Of course, now that Seth’s biography is in the news, the risk of it getting vandalized increases, like what Wikipedia user Bogdangiusca notes in the history of the page upon protecting the article and adding the disclaimer at the top about restricting editing access.
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The Boston Globe talks about how a few Boston-area Wikipedians got involved in the project. Starting with a correction or edit to an article found via a search engine seems quite common among the community members.