Monday, March 27, 2006


Remember that fake Wikipedia entry about the journalist John Seigenthaler Sr. that claimed, among other things, that he may have had a role in the assassinations of both John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy? The guy who wrote it ended up coming clean after a critic of Wikipedia was able to track down the IP address and trace it to a delivery company where the prankster worked. (He even resigned to spare his employer any problems.) After the incident, Wikipedia's founder, Jimmy Wales, promised that more efforts would to ensure quality control. I wondered what that might entrail and tonight I came across my first Red Flag warning on an entry about noted gays and lesbians.

The inclusion of certain people in this category is disputed.
Please see the relevant discussions on the talk pages of those individual articles. Consider rewording the inclusion criteria of this category if they are unclear. See also the guidelines at Wikipedia:Categorization of people.

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