[UFO Chicago] Why Does Wikipedia Allow This?

Neil R. Ormos ormos at ripco.com
Thu Oct 27 15:45:08 PDT 2016

Jay F. Shachter wrote:

After complaining that there's an
apparently-vandalized page on Wikipedia that
contains an internal link to a non-existent
article, Jay asks:

> 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?

The more-or-less-official answers are available


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