“Wikipedia defines the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia as verifiability, not truth.”
Just a mild vent. I’ve been on the losing (for the time being) end of an edit war (erroneous DOB for a celebrity) for a while. The erroneous information (from studio records) is available everywhere, and is thus “verifiable.” The official (government) records are available only thru subscription or mail order, and not just a click away online. Therefore, I’ve been smacked up one side and down the other because the widely published date, while *almost certainly erroneous, is most definitely “verifiable.”
I’ll keep the subject anonymous, at least for the time being. His page is locked anyway, until it’s resolved.
*I say “almost certainly” since not being there personally at his birth, all I have to go on are the government records (census and death cert.), and they’re at odds with what the parents told the studio.