Van Gogh’s Wikipedea page is the most-edited one in 2016
BBC – The most-edited Wikipedia pages of the year have been revealed and the top 20 includes “Deaths in 2016”, “Vincent Van Gogh” and “Donald Trump”.
Other pages related to the US election were also in the list, according to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia.
The site was a “marvel” but not always right said author Dan Gillmor, a friend of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
Van Gogh’s page received 3,551 edits during the year.
This was because it was rewritten by four Wikipedia editors in order to achieve “featured” status – a mark of high quality.
“[Van Gogh has been] an artist misunderstood for decades, constantly being misinterpreted, reinterpreted, studied, re-studied, yet seemingly always escaping a clear understanding of his true nature,” said one editor using the name Modernist.
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