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Is wikipedia trustable

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blotz

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« on: March 28, 2013, 06:50:09 PM »
tell why you think it is

a lot of teachers say "no wikipedia" and "anyone can change it"
but it is properly staffed, so isn't it like trustable??

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 07:09:45 PM »
Ehhh. Wikipedia isn't exactly the most trustable source on the internet. But this is the internet we're talking about here XD
And if it is staffed then that would be good, because it would be more trustable, like you said
I need to be more relaxed in EE, don't I?

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 07:23:13 PM »
it's on par with britannica in terms of accuracy apparently

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 07:52:58 PM »
There's also usually a gold mine of sources at the bottom of the page which usually are very trustable and citeable.

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 09:43:35 PM »
And if it is staffed then that would be good, because it would be more trustable, like you said
it's not an anarchy no

It's kind of funny how serious they are about what goes on the articles...

And if you make a false edit someone will have noticed/reverted it within 5 minutes.

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 02:39:49 AM »
Some articles are trustable and some aren't, but if you want to find out whether they're trustable you'll usually need to check their sources.
I don't use Wikipedia as a source, but like Fiah said, the articles often have many sources you could use. I use it to get an overview of things, find sources and expand vocabulary on an area so it becomes easier to search for.

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 03:08:47 AM »
I need to be more relaxed in EE, don't I?
Yis yu shuld cuse none here is sirius.


Only Bla, maybe Yqt and Naru, but they're exceptshuns

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 04:17:41 AM »
Hey, I'm serious 51% of the time. . .

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 08:22:25 AM »
Hey, I'm serious 51% of the time. . .
Fiah doesnt count

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 09:12:52 AM »
It is trustable, usually only the obscure articles have little credibility because they're mostly built from the writer's own knowlege. Not to say that the knowlege could be wrong, just that there's nothing to back it up with.

On that note, I present to you my favourite piece of obscure vandalism on Wikipedia.

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 01:23:25 PM »
brittanica on average has 2.6 errors per article
wikipedia on average has 3.5 errors per article

additionally, wikipedia's articles are usually longer

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 02:36:32 PM »
brittanica on average has 2.6 errors per article
wikipedia on average has 3.5 errors per article

additionally, wikipedia's articles are usually longer
[Citation needed]?

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 03:52:09 PM »
sorry bla it was an article about factuality of encyclopedias and i don't have the exact URL at this moment because it was about two months ago i am so terribly sorry

EDIT: GRR!!!

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 04:36:10 PM »
I think it was a joke partially

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 11:16:06 AM »
^[citation needed]

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Re: Wikipedia
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 11:30:55 AM »
[citation needed]