A couple of years ago, I made a ‘less than scholarly’ edit to Wikipedia; specifically the entry on public good. Here is a video of what I did and what happened. It illustrates how the Wikipedian community defends the platform and why that is so strong. In this case, my assault on the public good entry was defended by a Wikipedia, Willscrit (aka Will Murray).
By the way, this week my students are engaging in more responsible Wikipedia edits. Here is the result.