Wikipedia Bans Those Who Know
Gawker is becoming a great source of news. They just posted a story regarding Wikipedia’s banning of the British Department of Health. Apparently they made, “too many edits.” Gawker also list a few other notable authorities that have been banned, such as The German Parliament, and The United States House of Representatives.
It’s amazing that in a time when we are desperately trying to move towards transparent governance, and accuracy of information that they would ban people who are experts, and institutions that represent authorities on specific subjects from editing their encyclopedia. Wikipedia does this and then wonders why information professionals are skeptical about the quality of information included in their database…
Me thinks they’re missing more than a few pieces from their convoluted puzzle.