Wikipedia Editors

An academic loses his battle to edit on Wikipedia: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Undue-Weight-of-Truth-on/130704/ Although this article does not portray Wikipedia in a positive light, the difficulty the author had in changing an entry shows one of the major problems of the Wiki concept, namely, how do you keep lone lunatics from filling an encyclopedia with their crazy pet theories? Wikipedia hasn’t ignored this and it uses a mechanism to cut back on the lunatics, but it is at the price of up-to-date scholarship.

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