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Submission + - What can be done if a Slashdot footer quote is factually incorrect?

Theranthrope writes: For years it's been a staple of the Slashdot that there's a random quote at the bottom of the page which contains a witty little truism, which at times, is neither witty nor true... For instance today:

"FORTUNE'S FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL: A giant panda bear is really a member of the racoon family."

Which is incorrect and outdated info, as the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), quoth wikipedia: "based molecular studies, suggest the giant panda is a true bear and part of the Ursidae family". Who exactly maintains and vets the source of quotes for accuracy (and/or stupidity)?

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What can be done if a Slashdot footer quote is factually incorrect?

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