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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-05 11:55 AM
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47. This topic is timely. FWIW, I read recently the RW had discovered wiki...
and there were some serious RW efforts going on to re-write some wiki sections to comport with RW views on things. Perhaps the article is just another attempt to discredit wikipedia for the same reasons?

I think for online purposes wiki is a great source. There's info there that you couldn't find easily with google searches.

Wow! Ron Reagan is talking about this RIGHT NOW! On MSNBC! Talk about coincidence!
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  -Snared in the Web of a Wikipedia Liar ckramer  Dec-03-05 09:55 PM   #0 
  - Serves him right: His son is a tabloid jagoff for MSRNC.  Jim Sagle   Dec-03-05 10:29 PM   #1 
  - Who is John Seigenthaler, anyway? eom  Demoiselle   Dec-03-05 10:31 PM   #2 
  - He founded the First Amendment Center.  Lars39   Dec-04-05 03:26 PM   #22 
  - By your logic, because Al Gore's son is a jagoff, Gore should be smeared  Psephos   Dec-04-05 12:15 AM   #7 
  - read about this...  rayofreason   Dec-03-05 10:39 PM   #3 
  - What would you do? What could you do?  depakid   Dec-03-05 10:46 PM   #4 
  - Yeap, the guy is a whining crybaby. n/t  stevietheman   Dec-03-05 11:20 PM   #5 
  - I would complain to a New York Times journalist, of course!  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-04-05 12:32 AM   #11 
  - Gee, who would think an encyclopedia anyone can edit would ...  Neil Lisst   Dec-03-05 11:52 PM   #6 
  - The thing is, who actually quotes from Wikipedia or cites it as a source?  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-04-05 12:18 AM   #8 
  - I'm glad to see someone else say that! I mean, why not Fortune  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 12:19 AM   #9 
  - You have to admit that the info at Wikipedia enjoys superior vetting  greyl   Dec-04-05 12:40 AM   #12 
  - No, even the National Enquirer is superior on accuracy.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 01:00 AM   #13 
     - Was the definition of "vetting" incorrect?  greyl   Dec-04-05 01:12 AM   #14 
        - It's not a specific entry, but the quality of the product.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 10:52 AM   #16 
           - Wikipedia is a real source...  Finder   Dec-04-05 11:13 AM   #17 
           - I can't imagine any grad program accepting Wikipedia ...  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 03:11 PM   #18 
           - Nor would they use DU...  Finder   Dec-04-05 03:16 PM   #19 
              - Perhaps if you had an advanced degree, you'd feel differently.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 03:24 PM   #21 
                 - Sounds like you have a bone to pick...  Finder   Dec-04-05 03:34 PM   #24 
                    - sounds like you're an apologist for them  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 03:52 PM   #25 
                    - Not an apologist but I will defend the open source concept....  Finder   Dec-04-05 04:44 PM   #33 
                       - It relies on amateurs to edit, as I'm sure you must be aware.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 05:23 PM   #34 
                          - A bit judgemental, no?  Finder   Dec-04-05 05:37 PM   #37 
                             - It's "judgmental," and being accurate isn't being judgmental.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 05:45 PM   #38 
                    - keep in mind  Rich Hunt   Dec-04-05 06:15 PM   #41 
           - Key words - "Wikipedia is a source for getting leads"  MH1   Dec-04-05 03:59 PM   #26 
              - Glad you get it...  Finder   Dec-04-05 04:05 PM   #28 
              - I agree that it can be a source of leads to real sources.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 04:18 PM   #29 
                 - Who uses it as a source and in what medium?  Finder   Dec-04-05 04:32 PM   #32 
                    - I'm sure it's fine for your purposes.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 05:27 PM   #35 
           - as someone who has used it as a reference online  Rich Hunt   Dec-04-05 06:12 PM   #39 
           - well, fine, but...  Rich Hunt   Dec-04-05 06:27 PM   #43 
           - You provide no evidence to back up your statements?  greyl   Dec-05-05 11:26 AM   #46 
  - Frequently it's dead-on right.  igil   Dec-04-05 10:34 AM   #15 
  - It's good for a quick reference though.  ContraBass Black   Dec-04-05 08:08 PM   #45 
  - Kit Seelye's next article:  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-04-05 12:29 AM   #10 
  - Wikipedia is a great first source  darkism   Dec-04-05 03:22 PM   #20 
  - and you wonder why a bachelor's degree doesn't mean anything  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 03:29 PM   #23 
     - It is a good source in research...not cites but research.  Finder   Dec-04-05 03:59 PM   #27 
     - We can agree on that.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 04:19 PM   #30 
     - Actually, that's not true at all  depakid   Dec-04-05 04:22 PM   #31 
     - Actually, it's very true.  Neil Lisst   Dec-04-05 05:32 PM   #36 
        - I think the term "source" is causing a bit of misunderstanding...  Finder   Dec-04-05 06:14 PM   #40 
        - Of course you're not going to cite wiki  depakid   Dec-04-05 07:55 PM   #44 
     - IT'S FOR ONLINE REFERENCE  Rich Hunt   Dec-04-05 06:22 PM   #42 
  - This topic is timely. FWIW, I read recently the RW had discovered wiki...  Wordie   Dec-05-05 11:55 AM   #47 
     - And maybe LW attempts to rewite history?  Coastie for Truth   Dec-05-05 06:28 PM   #48 

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