There is a wealth of knowledge spread out amongst the forum-goers here at mmorpg.com. Having said that, there is no reason that correspondent (volunteeer) articles should not be of a fairly high caliber. If nothing else, articles should filled with factual and helpful information.
The two forums I regularly frequent (COH and EVE), seem to have problems in this area.
--You have COH correspondents spouting off healer this and healer that.
--You have eve correspondents stating that you should determine if you're going to shield/armor tank based upon the skills you currently possess.
Those are just examples off the top of my head. If you play either game, you already know that both these concepts are incredibly bad advice and exhibit a non-expert opinion of game mechanics/play.
Don't know how, or why, these type of articles get published; but, I do know bad information like this is hurtful for new players and makes experienced players wonder what exactly is going on at this site.
I don't claim to be the end-all, be-all expert on any game; but, I'm certainly not afraid to investigate and ask questions. The length of time I, or anyone, has played a game, is immaterial on a site like mmorpg.com -- the information you post and/or comment upon -- those are what you should be judged on. These items are what will show other players whether you indeed are a subject matter expert, have decent knowledge, or are low-in-knowldege about a particular game.
I have nothing to do with running this site. Having quality articles (i.e. factual and good-to-know information) on the site is definitely something to be sought after, vs articles filled with a lack of knowledge on basic game mechanics.
Since some people may be determined to defend erroneous information and indeed make false claims, I decided to drop a short blog entry about why I believe that factual information is GOOD, and erroneous information is BAD.