What is really amazing, and most people don't know about, is that there is a software extension called "Pending Changes" that could be installed in a few minutes on Wikipedia. This requires an established editor to "approve" any new edits to articles before the edit goes "live" on the article page. It would snuff out at least 90% of the silly hoaxes, by my guess. The English Wikipedia actually voted *for* Pending Changes, but because the minority was so antagonistic, the Wikimedia Foundation retreated back to their money-collecting and didn't install it. The German Wikipedia has it installed, and you rarely hear about hoaxes on that language's Wikipedia.