Corante.com has a great summary of The Importance of… > The Great Wikipedia Authority Debate” href=”http://www.corante.com/importance/archives/005925.php”>The Great Wikipedia Authority Debate. I have used the Wikipedia as a student excercise and found that it requires quite a bit of setup, in terms of communicating values and norms, to work. I certainly do not believe in setting up a Slashdot-like reputation system, if that is what is being contemplated. Wikipedia works now, and will work in the future, just the way it is. Thinks I.