We all knew this would happen sooner or later: the wikipedia has been forked and a splinter group is going to have a more edited, “expert” version of the product. Check it out at: http://citizendium.org/
OK, so here is *my* new Wikipedia project: fork the Wikipedia and *staff* it by the top 100 experts in the world on various subjects. They each get options in the project that are vested over three years, plus 15% of the ad revenue for their verticals. Every single page of the site has leaderboards and Google Adsense (or Yahoo Publisher Network/Microsoft Ad Center if they want to buy the deal out from Google).
First VC to contact me with a $10M term sheet at a $25M post-money valuation gets the deal… don’t have any time to negotiate. 🙂