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I think that Wiki is a great overview source. I often use it just to establish a basic understanding of what I am writing about.
But I do agree, for highly controversial or technical issues, Wiki is not always on the ball.
Originally posted by plexus
So how do you explain the factual accuracies in most Wikipedia articles when compared to say.. a common Encyclopedia?
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
I'm in school....and we are not allowed to cite Wikipedia at all for anything we do.
I think it is a great starting point for research....but I believe there are a zillion other sources that can be and should be used.
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
Wiki is a pretty darn good source for top level info,
Wiki is kind of like Cliffs Notes.
You will NOT pass the mid term using wiki
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Though it may not be the end-of-discussion source for the academics at ATS or elsewhere but if every post contributed on this board had the factual and research level of Wiki as a minimum wouldn't you agree that would be a raise of standards in these forums?
Originally posted by PhantomLimb
We all know that Wikipedia entries can be changed by anyone with an account on Wikipedia's site. So, why is it such a common source?