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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    And that is it. It is shut down. It happened while I was reading it! LOL
    GOOD. Wikipedia is NOT a legitimate information source for most important things so far as I'm concerned. Now maybe someone will actually have to go to a LIBRARY and pick up a BOOK or go somewhere that has actually been researched and fact-checked in order to get their information for the next 24 hours.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    GOOD. Wikipedia is NOT a legitimate information source for most important things so far as I'm concerned. Now maybe someone will actually have to go to a LIBRARY and pick up a BOOK or go somewhere that has actually been researched and fact-checked in order to get their information for the next 24 hours.
    It's a great place to start about any knowledge.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    All I am saying is that if the internet dies, we lose the porn. BIG DEAL.
    Lol, I do hope you are kidding...!

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    It's a great place to start about any knowledge.
    It certainly is enough to get started but it's not a serious source of information. It should be used more as a directory to find the actual source rather than the source itself.

    Amazingly enough, there are other sites out there which can and should be used instead of Wiki:

    Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    World Book
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    It's a great place to start about any knowledge.
    No, not really; because then when you look at other sources of REAL information, you end up having to try to figure out which one is Right and which one isn't.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Amazingly enough, there are other sites out there which can and should be used instead of Wiki:

    Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    World Book
    EXACTLY.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It certainly is enough to get started but it's not a serious source of information. It should be used more as a directory to find the actual source rather than the source itself.

    Amazingly enough, there are other sites out there which can and should be used instead of Wiki:

    Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    World Book
    A study was conducted by Nature in 2005 that showed Wiki's accuracy is comparable to that of Britannica. Actually, a plethora of studies have been conducted on the reliability of Wiki that there is even a Wiki page on it....lol.
    Reliability of Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds.

    UPDATE: see details of how the data were collected for this article in the supplementary information.

    UPDATE 2 (28 March 2006). The results reported in this news story and their interpretation have been disputed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. Nature responded to these objections .

    One of the extraordinary stories of the Internet age is that of Wikipedia, a free online encyclopaedia that anyone can edit. This radical and rapidly growing publication, which includes close to 4 million entries, is now a much-used resource.
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...l/438900a.html



    Nonetheless, I agree with you. I view Wiki as a great platform to use, but not necessarily an authority of knowledge.
    Last edited by Antiderivative; 01-18-12 at 09:51 AM.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    That's why I've been vandalizing the Wikipedia pages for Elbonia, Latveria, and Narnia every chance I get to include lurid descriptions of their WMD programs and human rights abuses.
    The Narnian child soldier abuses are well documented.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    A study was conducted by Nature in 2005 that showed Wiki's accuracy is comparable to that of Britannica. Actually, a plethora of studies have been conducted on the reliability of Wiki that there is even a Wiki page on it....lol.
    Sorry, but I will ALWAYS question the reliability of ANY source of information that does not REQUIRE a burden of proof before printing something. With the fact that almost anyone can add, remove, or modify things on Wikipedia it is NOT a reliable source of information for most things, so far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Sorry, but I will ALWAYS question the reliability of ANY source of information that does not REQUIRE a burden of proof before printing something. With the fact that almost anyone can add, remove, or modify things on Wikipedia it is NOT a reliable source of information for most things, so far as I'm concerned.
    Good for you since I never advised otherwise.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Time to bust out Encarta '95.

    Seriously though, Google has replaced their doodle with a blackout and Reddit is also blacked out for the day. If we could just get Facebook on board Congress would have to shut down their phone lines.
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