Questions people always ask

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How do you prevent false information getting added to Wikipedia?

Potential strategies:

  • discuss basic article policies -- everyone has to adhere to NPOV, NOR, Verifiability
  • discuss fact-checking & clean-up tags, and what they mean
  • talk about Wikipedia being an "uneven source"


 

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Frank Schulenburg imitating a discussion of sockpuppets at "Campus meets Wikipedia", Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany (July 2008)

What do you do when people disagree about content?

Potential strategies:

  • discuss basic article policies -- everyone has to adhere to NPOV, NOR, Verifiability
  • discuss dispute resolution practices