Last Friday, I noticed a question with a title Is this a mistake in the Wikipedia article for ...?, which already was the second question in this style.
- Is a Lambertian reflector illuminated by a smaller fraction of the incident radiation when it's tilted?
- How does the view-independence of radiosity increase the calculations involved?
While the actual question in these questions are fine, I'd like to discuss the style, on how the question is asked. In my opinion, we should be careful, to not have too many questions asking directly Is this a mistake in the Wikipedia article?, because this site should not become a discussion page for Wikipedia articles and the articles may/will change. Furthermore, the information you gain from the question title is basically non-existent.
Yes, this may sound overly concerned, as there are only two such questions, but to quote from the latter one it starts with
In the style of trichoplax' question, I want to talk about yet another Wikipedia article: Radiosity (computer graphics).
Instead of discussing an article, I think these questions should focus on the content, even if asking about some source/Wikipedia to be wrong. And there is another example question that does this far better:
In this question, also a Wikipedia article is questioned, but it focuses on the content. The question whether the article is wrong or not has an inferior role.
Should we try to convert the two Is this a mistake... questions into the style of the latter one? Or am I actually overly concerned about these questions?