On 6/1/06, Anthony DiPierro
No, it doesn't. However, it does mean that a
phone book isn't a
I don't think it's ever been stated that Wikipedia only incorporates
material from known, infallible sources. Our minimum requirements are
much more vague however - words like "reliable" and "verifiable" get
used a lot, but with no clear definition.
Given that, providing the source of all information and taking steps
not to ridiculously misuse sources (eg, quoting speculative material
from a tabloid and presenting it as established fact), is what we
should be aiming for. So far, we're not even close.
I essentially agree. Some people still argue that Wikipedia itself is
not a reliable source. On the other hand "Scientific American" for this
month used [[Sudoku]] as a reference in an article on the same subject.