[Novalug] [OT] speaking of wikipedia
bdalzell at qis.net
Tue Jul 7 14:30:10 EDT 2009
What does one do if one encounters a consistant error at a wikipedia
I was reading a biographica account of a biologist and the wiki page in
question was having his name misspelled. I looked in the page history and
saw that some one was repeatedly coming on line and changing the spelling
of the name when ever it was corrected.
Although I do not have access to the scientist's birth certificate I have
read a number of his books in hardcopy and his biographical pages at the
National Academy of Science website so I am pretty sure that the
correct spelling of the name is as it is on his books and
I think if I go to the page and correct the name spelling (with
references) it will just be reversed by the spelling changer.
Curious minds are wondering what the best protocol is ....
Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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