[Foundation-l] Has Wikipedia changed since 2005?

SlimVirgin slimvirgin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 19:16:38 UTC 2010

> On 04.10.2010 20:43, geni wrote:
>> The Wikipedia that went from nothing to top ten site was never built
>> on  verifiable knowledge. It was built on what people happened to have
>> in their heads. The whole citation thing outside the more
>> controversial areas came later. Don't believe me? This was a featured
>> article:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Murder_of_James_Bulger&oldid=3191413

People were regularly insisting on references when I started editing
in November 2004. Here's Raul's FA criteria in April 2004 that shows
sources were required.

The difference was that we didn't have inline citations, so people
would add a list of refs at the end of the article, and it was hard to
see what supported which point.


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