posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:30 PM
Tests rating Wikipedia against other encyclopedias show it to actually be pretty reliable, but it's true it can't be a primary source of info for
the reasons cited above. It is very good for factual information, i.e.: Info on cities, geography, and other stuff that is not controversial. But if
you get into anything the least bit political, whether it's global warming or, say, a biography of Bush, then it winds up being a sick joke. There
are people who take it upon themselves to be watchdogs over certain issues and will be quick to re-edit if someone makes a change not to their liking.
So, when it is good it is very very good; and when it is bad, it is horrid.