[UFO Chicago] Why Does Wikipedia Allow This?

jay jay at m5.chicago.il.us
Thu Oct 27 15:42:58 PDT 2016

Fellow Nerds,

As of this writing (Thursday afternoon, 4:43pm,) the Wikipedia page
asserts, about one-third of the way down, that Woodrow Wilson's
running mate Thomas R. Marshall was the "Governor of Shlouckin"
and those three words form a link to the nonexistent web page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_Shlouckin.  In actual fact
Thomas R. Marshall was the governor of Indiana.

Why are people allowed to do this?  I understand that Wikipedia wants
its content to be editable by anyone, which implies that it is
editable by adolescent pranksters.  By shouldn't there at least be a
protection that if you insert a link to a page, that page should
exist?  Is that so hard to do?  Is there any reason not to do it?

                        Jay F. Shachter
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