Can Wikipedia be relied upon in the future as a serious source of information? Although I think you always need to check facts and references, Wikipedia in the past has always been a sound source of information. But, if, as reported, 49,000 editors have been lost, then surely the site is not going to stay as current as before.
What will happen? Is there a replacement waiting in the wing? Perhaps more focused sites will appear? Or perhaps Wikipedia will change its policy to encourage more participation again?
But maybe it’s just reached a plateau – there’s already a lot of content in there, so to add new stuff requires new events or deeper research.