Decius6i5 writes: This summer the WikiTrust team made the English language Wikipedia accessible through their Firefox plugin, which uses a reputation system to highlight untrustworthy text. I thought, made using this plugin I could read Wikipedia articles about politicians without being misled by vandals, so I created Wiki Voter Guide which uses Project Vote Smart's API to look up Wikipedia articles about candidates by ZIP code. Turns out, most local races aren't covered in Wikipedia yet, but I'd like to know what Slashdot readers think about all of this. With the help of reputation systems can Wikipedia become a useful way to research political candidates or is politically motivated vandalism an insurmountable problem?
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... the overriding problem of war and peace.
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