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RE: [xml-dev] Recent allegations about me

Michael Kay said:

> To me, "I was there" is much stronger evidence than "I read it in a book",
> and Wikipedia often allows history to be written by those who were there.

In fact, their conflict of interest guidelines actually encourage experts,
though this gets lost in the noise.

From the section on Close Relationships:
"...An expert on climate change is welcome to contribute to articles on
that subject, even if that editor is deeply committed to it. As a rule of
thumb, the more involved you are in a particular area in real life, the
more careful you should be to adhere to our core content policies 
Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, Wikipedia:No original research, and
Wikipedia:Verifiability  when editing in that area. Closeness to a
subject does not mean you're incapable of being neutral, but it may
incline towards bias."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest

Cheers
Rick Jelliffe


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