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Old 08-17-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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Makes you wanna go, "Hmmmmmm."

Can you rely on Wikipedia entries after reading this article?
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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I don't really rely on Wiki. Hope others take the info to heart...if it is as reliable as Wiki.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:05 PM   #3
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As Katie mentioned, and I agree, I dont rely on any definitions from that site.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
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I only believe Wikipedia when it agrees with me!

Seriously, it's not like it's the Britannica, where every entry is checked and then checked again. OTOH, it (Wikipedia) does have good information for those subjects that are not politically or morally charged. It's always good to remember the old adage, "consider the source".
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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You have no way of knowing which entries have been doctored. Any boob with a warped sense of humor could modify any entry.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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Wikipedia should be taken with a gain of salt and double checked…but still, it is often a great source of info because it is cared for, in the most part, by people passionate about the data they provide. And it is peer checked to some degree.

We could all enter info into it right now, and if I saw Katie’s technique for a chuck roast on Wiki (aluminum foil, CoM and onion soup), I’d be inclined to think it was right…and since I’ve tired it many times since I learned it, I know it’s right. So, grain of salt and double check….but the same can be said about most sources of info these days.
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:28 AM   #7
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like i said in another thread, it's a great resource when you're trying to explain yourself.

this sounds like a bit of a witchhunt, against wiki. most things in it's database are fairly easily recognized facts.

of course subjects that reside in or at least have grey areas can be spinned by weirdos and red sox fans, umm, sorry, redunundant.

i've found some questionable "definitions" in regards to historic events and facts/figures, but then, history is only the victor's perception.

but, for the most part, i've found it to be a very useful tool for everything from getting basic info the be able to do more research, to defining unknown terms that are so new to our culture that there's not much reliable info on them in any form.

you have to be an idiot to believe anything you read right away, anyway.
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I tend to use it for the bibliographies at the bottom, and then search from there, it`s a nice platform to take off from.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:06 AM   #10
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like i said in another thread, it's a great resource when you're trying to explain yourself.

this sounds like a bit of a witchhunt, against wiki. most things in it's database are fairly easily recognized facts.

of course subjects that reside in or at least have grey areas can be spinned by weirdos and red sox fans, umm, sorry, redunundant.

i've found some questionable "definitions" in regards to historic events and facts/figures, but then, history is only the victor's perception.

but, for the most part, i've found it to be a very useful tool for everything from getting basic info the be able to do more research, to defining unknown terms that are so new to our culture that there's not much reliable info on them in any form.

you have to be an idiot to believe anything you read right away, anyway.

People don't look up 'fairly easily recognized facts'. They look up stuff they don't know.

Sadly, some people are idiots or Yankee fans.
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