Wikipedias critics argue there is no accountability. People can contribute whatever they wish to Wikipedia anonymously. However ultimately the Wikipedia Media Foundation is responsible and accountable. The same is true with MobyGames. Ultimately Brian, myself, Jim and Rob are responsible and accountable for the quality of everything that goes on at MobyGames. Errors happen. A database as large as Wikipedia is bound to have errors. MobyGames has errors. Yet each week hundreds or error reports flow in from MobyGames users. Every day Wikipedia articles are updated and fixed. Every game every is seen by thousands of people. Errors are corrected and corrected quickly. Even the Encyclopedia Britannica has errors from time to time. I may be able to find out who edited a specific edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I certainly won't know who wrote any specific article. The question I must ask is: Who cares? When was the last time you looked in the Encyclopedia Britannica? My argument is that commercial encyclopedias are no more accountable than community driven projects. Worse still, I believe in this day and age they are totally irrelevant.
In a few years we will know who is right. We pour our efforts into MobyGames so you know where I stand.