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From: "David Gerard" <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
The answer is probably that we're not finished yet
and need more
participation from people interested in writing encyclopedically in
Basically, the answer is interested contributors
bothering to put in
the effort, same as any other area. Hard work over the course of
years, as usual.
I would have bought the 'not finished yet' argument 5 years ago. Perhaps
even 3 years ago. But now? Every article in my area of expertise has
stagnated. The only changes are vandalism followed by reverts from
administrators who sometimes don't understand what they are reverting to,
and who let other sorts of vandalism creep in. My benchmark is this article
which I rewrote 3 years ago and has since degenerated into a mess. See e.g.
the 'Dharmic Middle way view' section towards the end which is incoherent
and strange, immediately followed by the 'formal languages' section which
clearly belongs in another article. You really need people with some sense
of the subject to edit an article like this. Perhaps credentials are not
the answer. All I am saying is that there is a serious and growing problem
and that someone needs to recognise it for what it is.