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Random thoughts on WP, for my own amusement:

Policy issues on the fringe:How the policies of verifiability, sourcing and neutral point of view, create poor articles on fringe topics.
A proposal for flagged revisions
Dealing with SPAs - why there needs to be a mechanism similar to 3RR to more easily block unhelpful single purpose accounts.


Wine Preservation: [1][2]
Cold fusion: [3]
Evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy and water memory published in the most prestigious journals: [4][5][6]
The Cambridge Diet article

  • Sourced from company websites and PR [7] vs
  • Sourced from a survey of reliable secondary sources [8]

The promotional version remained for 3 years and got tens of thousands of page views, instead of being stubbed down to verifiable facts.


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<ref>{{cite journal |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= |month= |title= |journal= |volume= |issue= |pages= |id= |url= |accessdate=2009-02-26 |quote= }}</ref>