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Updated: 2009-11-26T05:18:31.540-05:00

 



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2009-11-22T07:29:49.578-05:00

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This has been said before but the problem is one o...

2009-06-05T18:05:02.529-04:00

This has been said before but the problem is one of accountability. Unfortunately, there are ways to game this system. For one thing - to get attribution one need only quote someone else without regard to the accuracy of it's information, so you can't defend against it. Like in a Wikipedia entry about "Woogies" a statement could be said "ABC Newspaper said "



Who in there right mined would use wikipedia as a ...

2006-08-17T14:01:00.000-04:00

Who in there right mined would use wikipedia as a source? You don't cite a encyclopedia, you site the guy that said it! Wikipedia is only useful for getting the jist of something or finding useful links to primary reseach material from which to source. Yes kids should not be allow to use wikipedia as a source, if they do they don't understand what a refreance is and are in need of more teaching



Daniel-You did a great job covering the bases, but...

2006-03-28T00:01:00.000-05:00

Daniel-

You did a great job covering the bases, but left out one much needed point.

On occasion we have head butted with a Wikipedia admin or self proclaimed volunteer editor in regards to content and notability. Most of these individuals are acting as traffic cops itchy to write a speeding ticket if you go 1 mile per hour over the posted speed, or one mile per hour under.
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I think the problem is the FUD. I noticed this la...

2006-03-08T18:14:00.000-05:00

I think the problem is the FUD. I noticed this last year some time when a Britanica editor started sniping at Wikipedia. He had some good points in the weaknesses of Wikipedia but his fundamental emphasis was on "Oh My God No One Controls It!".

Most people are just much more comfortable with authority, even if it's



It's fascinating how people will grab onto one pie...

2006-03-07T22:55:00.000-05:00

It's fascinating how people will grab onto one piece of the picture(?) and not let go, and not look up to see what else might be relevant.
"wikipedia has errors, so don't use it as a resource"; "if you found something on the web, it has no value" (I'm still trying to explain to one friend that an old Webster's dictionary is NOT the ultimate authority on mammalian classification...)




Yes, it is a flawed research tool, but no less fla...

2006-03-07T16:39:00.000-05:00

Yes, it is a flawed research tool, but no less flawed than using the internet in general. If teachers want to direct students to certain specific sites to use, that's one thing, but if a teacher will allow a student to roam the internet for source material, banning the Wikipedia is just silly.

Working as an academic Pagan, I am inundated by poor sources of information. Some of them