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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You realize that they have a large amount of paid employees who monitor changes to articles, right?
    There is also a large amount of paid employees who work in Congress, it doesn't mean they do their job well.

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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
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    Citing Wikipedia in HS and undergraduate level courses is acceptable. It will get you bombed out of graduate classes.

    However...what is 'reliable'? Most news sources are as slanted and biased as the information put into Wikipedia. Generally, if the information is in Wikipedia it can be sourced.

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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by coronado View Post
    not to mention all the anal-retentive people with ocd who guard certain articles zealously.
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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    I say: other. I know that the entries entered by me or my friends are not to be trusted.

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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Citing Wikipedia in HS and undergraduate level courses is acceptable. It will get you bombed out of graduate classes.
    Not really. Primary and secondary schools across the country are generally rebelling against Wikipedia, and rightly so. Also, I cannot really think of the last time any of my college professors would allow Wikipedia entries.
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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    Depends Chelle.
    Don't quote unless its source is cited. Verify the source.
    If in doubt cross reference with Snopes.
    Hiya Alvin.

    I mostly use it as a starting point to look up general information, but I rarely use it as a source for anything of importance and I never cite information from it when I want to present factual evidence.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    i think wiki is pretty good at stopping vandalism, i once wrote an article about my friends nose, it only lasted 10 minutes, but it was pretty damn funny
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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not really. Primary and secondary schools across the country are generally rebelling against Wikipedia, and rightly so. Also, I cannot really think of the last time any of my college professors would allow Wikipedia entries.
    Perhaps. I know of some that do...again...provided that they can demonstrate that the Wikipedia article is properly sourced and cited.

    I dont really know how anyone can rebel against Wikipedia. Especially since it is such a commonly used source of data. If people completely discount wikipedia then they for sure ought to eliminate any and all periodical references due to bias. And journal articles also dont pass the non-bias test as 'peer reviewed' simnply means the author got a handful of like minded 'experts' to sanction their comments...

    Come to think of it...I cant recall a text book (non math or stats related) that has not been written without some sort of slant or bias.

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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    i think Uncyclopedia is the best source
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    Re: Is Wikipedia a reliable source?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i think Uncyclopedia is the best source
    I like wookieepedia, myself. I use it in all of my debates.
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