Wikipedia wars: 10 biggest edit battles

We round up the most heated, most bitterly contested, and most pointless confrontations over facts in Wikipedia’s 10-year history. What makes people leap into these frays will amaze and amuse you.

By David Daw, PCWorld |  Cloud Computing, slideshow, Wikipedia

Yao Ming: The 'Can’t We Just Say He’s Really Tall?' Battle 

The famous Chinese Basketball player Yao Ming is 7 feet, 6 inches tall. Or is he? In addition to a long-standing edit war over Yao Ming's height, the article has also seen bitter edit wars about the height of his mother and father and how tall, exactly, doctors predicted he would grow to be when he was a child.

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