That comment sounds like it was written by Peter Damian. Not everyone,
even Wikipedians, recognize or keep in mind the fact that there is a
subversive principle (or really, many) underlying the Wikipedia model.
It intentionally does not offer deference to editors with credentials
in the fields they might choose to edit. There are obvious practical
reasons for this, but there's also an element of democratizing
information and the curation of knowledge.
This strikes many self-defined experts as wrongheaded; they expect to
be treated as authorities, and are often upset when they are not.
While unfortunate, that doesn't turn this feature of Wikipedia into a
bug. If anything it suggests we need to do a better job educating
potential editors and readers about the principles of the