The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139115   Message #3188374
Posted By: autolycus
15-Jul-11 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Editing Wikipedia
Subject: RE: BS: Editing Wikipedia
"It's hard to measure "percentage of error" anyway, especially once you move away from the purely factual (for example, what holiday is celebrated on Dec. 25). To take a hypothetical ex. (not in Wikipedia) is it true that Columbus "discovered" "America"? Well, yes and no, and judging that kind of statement without qualification as either "error" or "non-error" depends on your own bias. Or you might just not care at that point and try to ignore it."

That sort of problem isn't one confined to Wiki.