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Postby Babylon5 » Sat May 13, 2006 8:54 pm

Zarkow wrote:Wikipedia is made up of you and me, i.e. ordinary users (and a big bag of to many power-hungry admins), so the info is rarely directly from the horses mouth, if ever.

So only ever take wiki-entrys for what they say on historic events, never current or future.


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Postby flash_blade » Fri May 19, 2006 4:05 pm

I'm in!
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Postby mack9179 » Sun May 21, 2006 6:20 pm

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Postby Luigi300 » Tue May 23, 2006 4:56 am

Babylon5 wrote:
Zarkow wrote:Wikipedia is made up of you and me, i.e. ordinary users (and a big bag of to many power-hungry admins), so the info is rarely directly from the horses mouth, if ever.

So only ever take wiki-entrys for what they say on historic events, never current or future.


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Postby Gravitron » Tue May 23, 2006 9:53 am

Wikipedia is lame.
Its users are lamers.
Accuracy and facts are its victims.
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Postby Babylon5 » Tue May 23, 2006 5:43 pm

Well, I have my laptop back. Yay.
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Postby xyzyxx » Tue May 23, 2006 7:09 pm

Yay.
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Postby Babylon5 » Wed May 24, 2006 3:56 pm

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Postby Dimension Jump » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:28 am

Are the beta applications now closed or can people still sign up for if more testers are needed in the future?
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Postby aaronh » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:46 pm

This looks like a pretty cool game so far
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Postby Azati Prime » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:48 am

Gravitron wrote:Wikipedia is lame.
Its users are lamers.
Accuracy and facts are its victims.

Wikipedia is just as accurate as Britanica for scientific facts. Much of it is actually correct. If you're researching anything important you should always confirm it but I've used it for a lot of projects.
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Postby xander » Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:52 pm

Azati Prime wrote:Wikipedia is just as accurate as Britanica for scientific facts.

Which is why, if you are writing a paper, you should never cite an encyclopedia. They are often a useful place to begin -- they summarize a topic, and provide citations to primary sources (or at least to sources that cite primary sources). The Handbook of North American Indians, published by the Smithsonian years ago, is a great place to start research -- the articles in this encyclopedia like series are all written by experts in their geographical areas. I would never cite The Handbook in a serious paper, however. It, like all other encyclopedias, is not there to provide in depth information for research.

Having said that, I am disinclined to trust Wikipedia for anything even remotely controversial. The editors do their best, but there is no one that can actually be held accountable if information is incorrect, or vandalized. There is too much potential for misinformation (especially in politics -- how many Congressional aides are tasked with editing their bosses Wikipedia entries?).

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Postby shinygerbil » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:12 pm

Wikipedia, at least to my eyes, is just an ego pimping ground with a lot of biased articls, but some usefulness in its basic information (i.e. starting points, but nothing more).
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