CrowsNest wrote:A proper look revealed this could be as simplistic as the fact poorly educated editors are picking up studies as references, cutting and pasting a paragraph into a Wikipedia article, whether it is important or even relevant, and they in turn are being seen more often by academics. Worrying, but not proof Wikipedia is accepted by academia.
This is the way most articles on WP-NL are build up. This system is not only violating many times our strikt copyright rules, but the result is also very poor articles. Because, most times the editors don't have a clou about the subject, and glue something out of fragments to a article.
I have rewritten a few of this kind of articles about things I have knowledge about, not academic, many times technical. And these articles are unlogical build up, with many blunders, not because they were mistakes in the used source, but because the editor had no idea where he was talking about. And many time these articles where poisoned by anonymous later added trivia, what made the article even more complete incomprehensible. The result is a article what is complete rubbish at the end, what can't repaired, and what you have to rewrite. And I am afraid this is the way most articles of Wikipedia are built up, also on other wiki's