On 5/18/06, Steve Bennett <stevagewp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I object to any proposals that rely on challenges,
authors etc. The wiki model explicitly rejects the idea that the original
author is going to hang around or is contactable or responsible for his
contributions. Once the article is written, all future contributors should
be equally responsible for its content, no?
Exactly! An uncited fact should not be a battleground between
opposing political viewpoints, where one side challenges the other
with "Either source this or I'm removing this fact I don't like
immediately". Once an challenged fact has been in the article a
while, for years in some cases, all editors on an article should share
the responsibility of researching and verifying, not just those of a
certain political affiliation.