I'm not sure what we really gain by simply copying chunks of text from other sources into articles on our site. The reputation of this site as a source for Roman history and culture will not be enhanced by filling it with information which can be found elsewhere, especially when that information has not been checked for accuracy. By putting it on our site we imply that we are prepared to stand by its contents and to accept responsibility for its mistakes. Much of the information which is currently available on the internet is not accurate (Smith's Dictionary, for example), and there is no good reason why we should be adopting it as our own.
I strongly suggest that, where it is considered desirable to point our readers in the direction of an external source like this, we simply put up a link to the external source without bothering to copy the text out here.
- Cordus 20:39, 15 March 2007 (CET)