[Foundation-l] Ensuring veracity of articles based on print sources

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 16:16:22 UTC 2006

As Erik pointed out, it is very easy to make a hoax seem legitimate if you
cite a phony print source. What's not needed is new rules involving the use
of print sources, but to utilise something we had all along: Google.
Something we could do is Google the title of the book being referenced, and
then see if it exists (beyond being mentioned in wiki mirrors). If it
doesn't exist, then we take further action. One thing we could do is for
every print source approved in an article, we can note that said print
sources have been verified to be true on the talk page (via some sort of
yellow talk page box). Comments?


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