On 9/30/06, Stephen Streater
May preference is to use colour. There are many
possible ways to do this, but one way would be for
sentences to start out light grey, and each independent
editor who approves or disapproves turns it darker and
either more blue or more red. So dark blue would be
strongly supported, dark red would be strongly opposed,
and light grey would be not supported or opposed.
Then uncited claims which were "obviously" true
would soon gain credibility, but contentious claims
would also be obvious.
As has been mentioned, a simple viewing option
could turn everything back to normal.
This is the sort of "voting for the truth" that Colbert dubbed
It is not a question of how many people think it's true, or vote
for it to
be true. It's a question of reliable, verifiable sources.
Yes, we can go wonko about process, or smother articles with
(neither of which is good), but let's not encourage the view that
most people believe must be the truth.
There is a difference between voting for the truth
and showing which statements have been widely