I am a fan of Wikis and Search in general but This Article has forced us to recognize a glaring fault with allowing people to post anonymously.
I like this quote from Senator Seigenthalers response.
“And so we live in a universe of new media with phenomenal opportunities for worldwide communications and research — but populated by volunteer vandals with poison-pen intellects. Congress has enabled them and protects them”.
“When I was a child, my mother lectured me on the evils of “gossip.” She held a feather pillow and said, “If I tear this open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never get them back in the pillow. That’s how it is when you spread mean things about people.”
For me, that pillow is a metaphor for Wikipedia.