Wikipedia adds Draft feature to ease pressure on article writers

Around 80 percent of new contributions to Wikipedia are abandoned before they’re submitted. The organization thinks a lot of writers get cold feet because, since its creation, Wikipedia has deliberately prevented them from being able to save their articles without publishing them: you either went public or you went home. That’s changing now, as the site has decided to implement a Draft mode that allows work to be saved while still remaining invisible to most search queries.

Some of those who create content on Wikipedia may have lamented the fact that anything you type gets published immediately for the world to see after you hit ‘save’. Now, the online encyclopedia is introducing drafts as it seeks to give writers more time and space to type up a more comprehensive article — starting with the English-language site.

By Lorie Wimble

Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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