Peter Gallert

Affiliated Researcher

Wikimedia Researcher and Lecturer at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Indigenous communities' knowledge has to pass through a long series of transformations before Wikipedia accepts it.This is thanks to the Identifying Reliable Sources (IRS) guideline which excludes the normal source of such knowledge: Take for example a village elder telling tales. What he narrates at the fire is being noted down, translated, selected,abstracted from, commented on, edited and finally published---Why do we regard such endless game of Chinese Whispers as reliable while denying.