The new policy, which is currently under discussion by the community of users who regularly write and maintain the site, is being considered after it emerged this month that one of Wikipedia’s most respected editors didn’t hold the qualifications he claimed.
The user, who went under the pseudonym “essjay,” described himself in an online profile as a “tenured professor of theology” and said he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the subject. He also said he held a bachelor of arts in religious studies, a master of arts in religion, doctorate in philosophy in theology and a doctorate in canon law.
But it wasn’t true. —Martyn Williams —Wikipedia founder speaks on the Essjay controversy (IT World.com | IDG News Service)