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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:14 AM
Response to Reply #43
53. It needs a peer review system
Or an official cross-checking system, or something of the kind. This could actually be a good project for a philanthropist or some such, if any still exist... Wikipedia could be fantastic if its information could in some way be considered irrefutable as fact.

As is, it's merely conveniently useful. Completely reliable?

No way. Not yet.
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  -Wikipedia bans Stephen Colbert tocqueville  Aug-03-06 07:05 PM   #0 
  - Harsh. But fair.  aquart   Aug-03-06 07:06 PM   #1 
  - Is Wikipedia run by Americans?  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-03-06 07:07 PM   #2 
  - I bet they did  zreosumgame   Aug-03-06 09:54 PM   #35 
  - Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Atman   Aug-03-06 10:17 PM   #38 
     - can i get an AMEN!  NuttyFluffers   Aug-04-06 01:20 AM   #57 
  - Wikipedia is based in St. Petersburg, Fla., & was founded by an American.  JohnLocke   Aug-03-06 10:55 PM   #46 
     - Yeah? So? The point about it being a genuine/good /unbiased  Mind_your_head   Aug-04-06 01:46 AM   #61 
  - I don't even know why anyone would look at that site,  Lautremont   Aug-03-06 07:07 PM   #3 
  - because on many issues,  antifaschits   Aug-03-06 07:09 PM   #7 
  - But why should you have to? If the Brittanica is handy, stick with it.  Lautremont   Aug-03-06 07:41 PM   #26 
  - Maybe if you're publishing, but Wikipedia covers topics Britannica  Vidar   Aug-03-06 07:53 PM   #28 
  - What if your topic isn't in Britannica?  Redneck Socialist   Aug-03-06 11:08 PM   #48 
  - A study found wikipedia is as accurate at Enc. Brit  JackNewtown   Aug-03-06 09:33 PM   #30 
  - I like it...  cynatnite   Aug-03-06 07:10 PM   #10 
  - It's good for a quick look up  tammywammy   Aug-03-06 07:13 PM   #16 
  - Actually, you should look at it.  SmokingJacket   Aug-03-06 07:41 PM   #25 
  - I've found it's reliable for cut-and-dry stuff  NYC Liberal   Aug-03-06 09:44 PM   #33 
  - So, basic information you should know anyway is reliable?  Atman   Aug-03-06 10:20 PM   #39 
     - No, not necessarily "basic information you should know anyway."  NYC Liberal   Aug-03-06 10:48 PM   #44 
     - No, for obscure, largely irrelevant to most folks, information...  Redneck Socialist   Aug-03-06 11:11 PM   #49 
  - Because it has relatively accurate and up-to-date information  blurp   Aug-03-06 10:14 PM   #37 
  - Because for pop culture or other obscure topics it can be...  Redneck Socialist   Aug-03-06 11:06 PM   #47 
  - Thank you Stephen Colbert!  Book Lover   Aug-03-06 07:08 PM   #4 
  - Ooooh, now I'm SURE they'll be put ON NOTICE!  htuttle   Aug-03-06 07:08 PM   #5 
  - No, they will be "Dead to him!"  Fuzz   Aug-03-06 07:13 PM   #14 
  - ROFL!!!  CatWoman   Aug-03-06 07:09 PM   #6 
  - Release the Bears!  ThoughtCriminal   Aug-03-06 07:09 PM   #8 
  - Wiki is the best source for finding obscure facts about the porn industry.  Jara sang   Aug-03-06 07:09 PM   #9 
  - And goatse, too  cynatnite   Aug-03-06 07:12 PM   #13 
  - And everything you need to know about pro rasslin  DefenseLawyer   Aug-04-06 12:27 AM   #56 
  - Good. Wikipedia has had this problem before...  DRoseDARs   Aug-03-06 07:11 PM   #11 
  - That's exactly his point  itsrobert   Aug-03-06 07:15 PM   #17 
  - I like how he drew parallels with the misrepresentations about Iraq  Lisa   Aug-03-06 07:25 PM   #20 
  - But, as others have pointed out it can be reliable if you utilize other...  DRoseDARs   Aug-03-06 07:34 PM   #24 
  - But why not just use "the other sources?"  Atman   Aug-03-06 10:39 PM   #43 
     - Because relying on ANY single source would get you a lower grade...  DRoseDARs   Aug-03-06 11:29 PM   #50 
     - Go bite me and get on with yours.  Atman   Aug-03-06 11:37 PM   #51 
        - i disagree about obscure topics, too.  NuttyFluffers   Aug-04-06 01:37 AM   #60 
     - It needs a peer review system  kgfnally   Aug-04-06 12:14 AM   #53 
  - welcome to DU!  fishwax   Aug-03-06 07:46 PM   #27 
  - It's a very stupid system!  Juniperx   Aug-03-06 07:18 PM   #18 
  - Oh, right. Colbert can't be trusted  Juniperx   Aug-03-06 07:11 PM   #12 
  - We wouldn't tombstone Colbert, would we?  KamaAina   Aug-03-06 07:13 PM   #15 
  - their "information" on political issues is so biased  ComerPerro   Aug-03-06 07:21 PM   #19 
  - their lucianne goldberg entry has been whitewashed dozens of times  Adenoid_Hynkel   Aug-03-06 10:22 PM   #40 
  - Wikipedia SURE or is this one of the "open to debate" posts?  McCamy Taylor   Aug-03-06 07:26 PM   #21 
  - "Stephencolbert" isn't blocked at this time. (NT)  Tesha   Aug-03-06 07:26 PM   #22 
  - ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!1111  LSK   Aug-03-06 07:33 PM   #23 
  - How can they be sure that "Stephencolbert" is Stephen Colbert? n/t  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Aug-03-06 08:31 PM   #29 
  - The edit to the George Washington entry  JackNewtown   Aug-03-06 09:35 PM   #31 
     - The show isn't live. nt  Kingshakabobo   Aug-03-06 10:30 PM   #42 
     - Ah, good point  JackNewtown   Aug-04-06 12:11 AM   #52 
     - VERY INTERESTING...because Colbert's show is TAPED.  Atman   Aug-03-06 10:51 PM   #45 
        - He looked at the airing schedule for the network  kgfnally   Aug-04-06 12:16 AM   #54 
  - For a while, I didn't see the genuis in Stephen Colbert. I really didn't  lectrobyte   Aug-03-06 09:41 PM   #32 
  - I saw the genius, but at first, didn't think he was funny at all  AnnInLa   Aug-03-06 09:49 PM   #34 
     - And you just KNOW he'll mention this suspension  kgfnally   Aug-04-06 12:18 AM   #55 
  - LOL!  peekaloo   Aug-03-06 10:11 PM   #36 
  - That is a well earned Stinking Badtch of Honor!!!!!! Yay Colbert's Balls!!  spacelady   Aug-03-06 10:25 PM   #41 
  - This thread wouldn't be complete without this classic toon.  Hatalles   Aug-04-06 01:28 AM   #58 
  - LOL!!! n/t  WernhamHogg   Aug-04-06 01:52 AM   #62 
  - The articles on Wiki are only as good as their sources  killbotfactory   Aug-04-06 01:34 AM   #59 
  - Wikepedia is bullshit  Evoman   Aug-04-06 02:10 AM   #63 
     - Wikipedia on "Bullshit"  antifaschits   Aug-04-06 07:14 AM   #64 

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