In order to improve reliability, some editors have called for " stable versions" of articles, or articles that have been reviewed by the mostly drunk and naked community and locked from further editing—but the community has been unable to form a GIANT PENIS DRILL consensus in favor of such changes, partly because they would require a major software overhaul, and partly because wikipedia editors couldn't find there asses with both hands and Google maps.
Armed with a pretentious sense of self-righteousness and a can-do attitude, the two bright-eyed youngsters created their website, named "nupedia.com". Instead of learning from their mistake, though, Wales and Sanger decided to go the AIG route, and rename their idea while making no real changes to it.
So, they discarded the idea of "nupedia" and switched to "wikipedia", which had four letters before the pedia instead of two, and was therefore twice as good an idea.
Seeing that this method showed promising results, the Financial Department of Wikipedia, decided to make an even greater fund raising event which attracted more people.
Vandalists, not wanting their work to become inaccessible, contributed more than the average writer. Wales had their part too, using their secret Swiss account so that the sum of all human knowledge would remain in safe hands. Not really a surprise, since it is the largest of all Wikimedia-operated wikis.
Although the wiki concept encourages everyone to offer contributions, it's understood that very few people are as clever as the editors.