Executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation Sue Gardner said that the site just blocked or banned more than 250 user accounts. Wikipedia has spent a year investigating these sock puppet schemes. There were companies out there who were paid to edit Wikipedia pages for its clients and manage them.
Wackypedia has always had a few problems with editors who really knew sod all but were touting themselves as experts. In 2007, a Wikipedia editor who claimed to have a PhD in theology edited thousands of articles about canonical law until it was discovered he was a 24-year-old who was using Catholicism for Dummies as his primary source.