But I have YET to meet an entirely honest person on the Internet!
I'm trying to think how many I've met in the flesh! Not very many (and thank g*d for that! - sometimes a little dishonesty is necessary to prevent pandimonium. For example - when answering the question "Do these pants make me look fat?")
As far as being an "authorative source" - well, there are some impressive shcholars here - and they usually document where their information is from. Since the Mudcat is at best a secondary source - anything found here needs to be double checked anyway if you are really looking for "authoritative". And there are some PRIMARY sources that visit here that are pretty "big guns" in their various areas of expertise. They usually identify themselves.
Then there are those of us who really don't know diddly - but are willing to slog through hundreds of searches to try and find information. We don't pretend to be experts.