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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.
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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.
    Wikipedia is great launching point to a number of credible sources. Just go to the footnotes on the bottom and click the link to the information you are looking to confirm. This is a great way to find legitimate sources for any topic.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    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.
    No! Not my facebook!

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Not sure how up-to-date this is, but I found a site that shows how each representative leans on SOPA/PIPA:

    Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP? | SOPA Opera | ProPublica
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    Google jumped on the bandwagon. Check it out:

    https://www.google.com/
    I just logged in today, and noticed this.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Not sure how up-to-date this is, but I found a site that shows how each representative leans on SOPA/PIPA:

    Who in Congress Supports SOPA and PIPA/PROTECT-IP? | SOPA Opera | ProPublica
    Did you see all the old guy establishment DC idiots that are supporting this piece of **** legislation?

    Hatch, McCain, Reid, Udall, Sessions, Schumer, Wasserman, OMG--Rubio?, Alexander, Blumenthal, Coburn, Cornyn, Feinstein, Durbin, King, Inhofe, Leiberman...

    I just dont think these people realize the negative impacts of the legislation they drafted. Its a terrible piece of legislation and the unintended consequences would be censorship of the internet like nothing we have seen. What nimrods.

    In particular I cant believe Rubio, Kyl, King, Cornyn, Coburn and Grassley are supporting this abomination. The rinos, yeah I can believe it.

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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.
    Run a test then. Go change any Wikipedia article to something incorrect. Then see how long it takes for it to be corrected. When I was in high school, we were writing a report on a book and someone in our class changed what was written for the book. It was fixed within the hour. It definitely should not be used as the only source of information but it is a very good stepping stone as well as great way to find answers quickly.

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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.
    My minor is in art history and my masters in photography. I happen to find wikipedias artcles on photography to be very accurate.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Did you see all the old guy establishment DC idiots that are supporting this piece of **** legislation?

    Hatch, McCain, Reid, Udall, Sessions, Schumer, Wasserman, OMG--Rubio?, Alexander, Blumenthal, Coburn, Cornyn, Feinstein, Durbin, King, Inhofe, Leiberman...

    I just dont think these people realize the negative impacts of the legislation they drafted. Its a terrible piece of legislation and the unintended consequences would be censorship of the internet like nothing we have seen. What nimrods.

    In particular I cant believe Rubio, Kyl, King, Cornyn, Coburn and Grassley are supporting this abomination. The rinos, yeah I can believe it.
    I giggled at Ron Paul and Nancy Pelosi being next to one another in the "oppose" category when I loaded the page. I wonder if pigs grew wings for a second.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    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.
    Hey stop this talk. I need facebook.
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