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.