Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Problem with Multiple Authors

From the Wikipedia entry on the island of Rhodes:
On 19 July 1944 the Gestapo rounded up the island’s nearly 2000 Jewish inhabitants, to send them to extermination camps. About 160 of the island's more than 600 Greek Jews survived.

It's not technically wrong, since we can all agree that 2000 is bigger than 600. Really people, when you add a sentence to an Wiki article read the article first. If that's too much work at least read the sentence next to the one you're adding.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, 1,400 non-Greek Jews on a fairly small island, it must have been a refuge! Oh yeah, or it could be a mistake, you're right. I suppose the Wikimedian solution would be to flag both statements with 'citation needed', since there is no source given for any of that section, and see which triumphs.