Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism

Founding member Larry Sanger has written a well considered article: Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism over at Kuro5hin. In it he explains why, as Wikipedia hits the big time, it has to address its perceived lack of credibility, and the dominance of difficult people and trolls. A couple of prominent articles last year brought the former problem into sharp relief.
He points to anti-elitism, or lack of respect for expertise as the root cause of the problems. I have to agree with his reasoning, and also his prediction that unless it is addressed that there will be a ‘fork’ of the project with the express purpose of producing a vetted version of the work with a tangible level of credibility.

Hat tip to Matt

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