New policy: Credentials of Wikipedia contributors must be verified if they want to win argument by playing the ‘Oh, yea, I went to Harvard’ card

Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales provides the quote of the day from an AP story about Wikipedia requiring verification of credentials by those who “cite” them: “It’s always inappropriate to try to win an argument by flashing your credentials,” Wales said, “and even more so if those credentials are inaccurate.” (This is a follow up to these previous posts: “Jimbo Wales decides faux-PhD should resign his “positions of trust” on Wikipedia” and “A Wikipedia oops? Or, a New Yorker oops?”.)

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