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Posted by: tom (
Date: September 17, 2006 08:13PM

It has been my experience while editing at Wikipedia, that there are many who are not sincere with their editing and will go to great lengths to promote their point of view without any regard for the scientific evidence. This is expecially true if that evidence will falsify their premise. IT ultimately ends up as a power/control situation.

It is suggested here, strongly suggested, that editing at be limited to members only. For two reasons

A. A reader should be able to assume that the information on the website actually reflects the society. If "anyone" can edit, anyone will. If anyone can edit, then how will we know if the information is reliable? Moreover, how will others know that our information actually reflects our perspective. To be blunt, there are deluded people out there who do not respond to reason.

B: It is an incentive for members to join and rejoin.

If this requires a resolution and policy chagnes, please inform me how to proceed. Of course there should be exceptions like the phorums

tom mandel

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2006 08:17PM by tom.

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