Jacob Haller is one of my pen names (and my only Wikipedia name/account).
Some users have criticized my use of sources. So here is my approach:
- Play it by year. No fixed rules can address every issue.
- I try to use the best readily-available sources, time permitting.
- I may second-guess troop numbers in military history articles. I consider demographics, supply, road-space, frontage, and similar constraints, and generally push for lower numbers.
- I may second-guess crowd sizes in protest history articles. I believe that the length of a march, the area of a rally, etc. are more trustworthy than numbers without explanations.
- I try not to second-guess how people describe and label their beliefs, except for truth-tags (Mine is Orthodox! Mine is Scientific! and so on) or their own second thoughts.
- I never cite dictionary definitions.
In particular, Benjamin Tucker repeatedly describes himself as a socialist, and many contemporary socialists agreed with his self-description, so his self-description trumps later second-guessing, and later denials that Tucker and some other individualist anarchists were socialist anarchists as well.