Sun 11th May 2008, 1:49pm
QUOTE(Concluding paragraphs from the article)
According to Citizendium, a competing online encyclopedia created by the Wikipedia co-founder, Larry Sanger, who was unhappy with the direction that project was heading, Wikipedia is "part anarchy, part mob rule. The people with the most influence in the community are the ones who have the most time on their hands - not necessarily the most knowledgeable - and who manipulate Wikipedia's eminently gameable system."
Robert McHenry, a former editor-in-chief of Encyclopedia Britannica, described Wikipedia as more of a "game" than an encyclopedia, and the source of "some very, very bad stuff."
We agree. Wikipedia's leadership will have to figure out how the experiment can be fixed. Until then, the only hope for improvement is to have more fair-minded people find the time to edit Wikipedia for accuracy and objectivity.