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

P. Birken pbirken at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 09:29:12 UTC 2006

Some of this can be done by checking the ISBN. If it exists, the ISBN
should be mentioned. If it is there, it can be checked. We had several
cases with fake ISBNs which led to the discovery of fake articles.


2006/10/5, Valentina Faussone <valentina_faussone at yahoo.it>:
> > WikiProjects could prepare lists of reputable
> > printed sources in
> > different fields and eventually (dis)qualify a given
> > source.
> Sound like "L'indice dei libri proibiti", the list of
> forbidden books that catholic church used for
> centuries.
> It became famous for considering unreliable and wicked
> books from authors like Honoré de Balzac, Cartesio,
> Daniel Defoe, Denis Diderot, Victor Hugo, Immanuel
> Kant, Voltaire, Émile Zola (and many others), thus
> forbidding them. ... Yours seems to me a optimistic
> dream hard to make true.
> > In my opinion we need more WikiProjects that are
> > vivacious and full of
> > "experts". All dubious Wikipedia content should be
> > directed towards
> > WikiProjects for verification.
> Plus, will these guys from the wikiprojects be able to
> be both expert AND npov? Or will they give their
> opinion in all the matters in wich there isn't just
> *true* way to solve the problem?
> Please note that mine are just questions, I'm not
> polemizing for the sake of it...
> Tinette
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