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You're always supposed to take what you read on Wikipedia with a grain of salt, but for this you might need a whole salt block. Word got out recently that a high-ranking contributor on Wiki who claimed to be a tenured professor was instead a 24-year-old college dropout. Wiki founder Jimmy Wales says that a new plan will be implemented allowing contributors to remain anonymous but providing a voluntary option to verify their credentials.

 

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