AHHHHHH Wikipedia is not a source, it is not to be confused with an actual encyclopedia or heaven forbid reading an actual book. Why do people cite
it like it worth anything, am I supposed to believe it because it is on wiki :bnghd: We have all seen it modified, anyone can modify it. If I
remember anything from high school, it is my lit teacher drumming into our heads that wiki is not a source and citing it would result in automatic
failure. I understand that can provide some quick reference, but it needs to be double checked regardless, why not cite the back up site. I HATE
Yeah, don't hate Wikipedia. If I need information fast, Wikipedia is always a click away with a brief summary of what I need. Things that are untrue
are removed, things that have no proof are stated as such, and sources are at the bottom. What more do you need?
Well,wiki is known to be sometimes fake (the only real info youre going to get there without lies,well maybe some of them is anime,manga info) Knowing
that wiki can be edited by 5 year olds and 80 year olds alike.Just search google,avoid wiki or get a dictionary
While I do find the site interesting, I also know there can be many errors. I do not know how many people are employed there to go over each article
(and in many different languages to boot), so I would imagine it may take a while to correct an error.
I do take what I read on Wiki with a grain of salt.
wikipiedia is a good place to start looking for information. If it speaks the truth and you research what it is saying it can be a great tool. You
just have to use it as a stepping stone or compass in search for truth. However I agree using it as a source isn't good.
Nah...the falsities and errors are common and sometimes I have seen them go for ages unfixed. Hence why all my professors refuse to let us cite wiki
because it isn't scholarly and not reviewed by competent authority.
Thanks everyone. Yes, typically I see wiki as a starting point, I have no problem with someone looking at to "get the gist" (as someone mentioned).
I was/am/can be again frustrated that many use it as the almighty source on knowledge and some believing that it is infallible. Thanks again.
Funny thing about Wiki is that people always complain about it yet most people still use it anyway. It is all a matter of searching your desired
info, then backing it up by continuning your search! I love Wiki. It is very accessible, quick and easy. I still read as I am a literature
and history nut already and given that I usually know most of what I am searching for, it does not matter to me. I think people just need to break
down and realize that Wiki is not that bad.
And how about checking the references or the external links they have for more info? Does not take much work.
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