This has happened even with contract-linked editing of information sources,
such as the old encyclopedias.

As a philosophy, managing information the wikipedia way has many things to
offer, but omniscience isn't one of them. Actually, perfection can only be
a goal, not a promise. The good thing (some comfort, if not a genuine
solution) is that the current resource can be instantly corrected when such
unhappy things come to light.

A problem will remain with the offline distributed copies that many of us
think are essential to bolster information empowerment in the lesser
digital world. But even that is not analogous to the sheer waste of
millions of copies of paper editions, and the likelihood that many, if not
most, never got corrected (appended) and still hang about spreading
misinformation.

-- 
Vickram
Fool On The Hill
"The cameras were all around. We've got you taped; you're in the play.
Here's your I.D. (Ideal for identifying one and all.)
Invest your life in the memory bank; ours the interest and we thank you."
Jethro Tull: A Passion Play (1973)
On Mar 2, 2013 6:56 PM, "νєηкαтєѕн" <venjktr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> It's been over a year now. He was considered highly reputed before he was
> questioned. Once the investigation started he disappeared from the project.
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I don't think this has been discussed yet.  An editor from India with
>> the handle Legolas2186 has been indef'd from the English Wikipedia due
>> to years of fabrication of sources on articles related to Madonna,
>> Lady Gaga and other artistes.
>>
>> Here are a few relevant links:
>>
>> http://www.dailydot.com/society/wikipedia-hoax-vandalism-legolas2186/
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Legolas2186/Major_contributions
>>
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Legolas2186/Fixing_citation_problems
>>
>> This highlights the vulnerability of the encyclopedia to insidious
>> editing even when published sources were called into question.  In
>> this case, a trusted member of the volunteer community displayed a
>> pattern of consistent misrepresentations and even fabrication of
>> sources in some cases.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Anirudh
>>
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> Venkatesh S
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