By definition, that by itself ought to appeal to the volunteerist in this freedom-loving society. It only works because people who care voluntary add their knowledge to the database. Of course, mistakes are made, but mistakes happen in centralized organizations, too. And sometimes vandalism happens on wikipedia (such as the infamous addition by a fan of Steve Colbert about elephants), but vandalism can be cleaned up and removed once someone notices it. It's not like deliberate disinfo isn't spread by more centralized means, too.
(For all ye scoffers of wiki, I believe you fell into a liberal trap. Centrists recognized that Wikipedia is run by volunteers, and so automatically mock it for its inaccuracies. Nevermind that there are inaccuracies everywhere one looks when doing research on anything. Even in official publishings of encyclopedias that took years to compile, there are mistakes (in scientific entries, an average of 3 mistakes per entry, vs 4 mistakes average for scientific entries in Wikipedia). So if you are serious about wanting a society that encourages volunteerism, don't scoff wikipedia. It depends on volunteers.)
I think you're doing the right thing in trying to combat this blatant vandalism. We just can't do these things on our own. I hope you can find some likeminded people who can help you.
Sorry I'm being a weenie and not volunteering myself '~'
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine
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