We are experienced Wikipedia editors who believe that it’s time for a new approach to building an online encyclopedia.

We, and others, believe that Wikipedia has serious structural problems, not the least of which is that it is not designed to provide correct information on any topic but rather to focus on all major viewpoints while summarising any minor ones, a policy known as undue weight. The risk of such an approach is that it can lead to the propagation of false beliefs based on incomplete information. Contrary to what some may believe, Wikipedia has no mechanism for checking on or maintaining the accuracy of the information it contains, allowing falsehoods, hoaxes and libels to exist on the site for years. This situation is compounded by a lack of accountability for anything published.

There is also the unanswered question of whether the wiki model of collaboration is an appropriate vehicle for developing a reliable online encyclopedia rather than quickly starting one. We obviously believe that it is not.

We do not aim to be a repository of all human knowledge. What we do aim for is to provide the best information available on those topics that we do cover, fully supported by good quality references to source material that provides the reader with opportunities for further research.