reply to post by tsurfer2000h
Straying even more off the original intent of the thread's OP, but what the heck!?
I am not entirely convinced that Wiki is all THAT bad, as a source. Its only Achilles Heel may be that it is "accessible for edit" by any Tom, Dick
or Harry who chooses to do so....but, it is self-correcting, when BAD or FALSE info is posted, and when articles are altered maliciously.
Meanwhile, yes....I guess until corrected, the BAD info might be spread around...but it does get corrected.
Plus, Wiki adapts and improves, with time, and with new (confirmed) information, as it occurs.
HOWEVER....when cited, it is best to try to find deeper sources, as well, if possible. Just, some Internet Search Engines keep going to Wiki first,
so it's a matter of convenience. AND, it is nicely presented, and easy in many ways, compared to slogging through other sources.
I try to balance, personally, when good stuff is equally easy to find....in casual Internet searches.
Another point to remember is: THE INTERNET is NOT the ONLY place to find information!!!! I cannot emphasize that enough. When we discuss, in this
forum, in this format, it is most convenient, but by NO MEANS THE ONLY source out there!!!
I often suggest getting to a library, especially for ATS members who may never have set foot in one. READ, and learn, is my advice. The Web is
handy, but therein is its curse, too.....