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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Brawny, May 8, 2007.

  1. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Meh, spurred by a thread in here and a teacher.. I will ask your opinion about it. (the almighty source)

    So..... We were doing research on the apocrypha. We had full access to the interwebs but couldn't use Wikipedia because it's "unreliable". Quote from stupid teacher, "Your Uncle Frank could add anything he wanted to on wikipedia."... :rolleyes:

    By the end of the class, he had approved a site called www.kencollins.com among other geocity and angelfire sites. :crazy: :yikes:

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    Add whatever you want to rant about too! (as long as it's relevant to wikipedia lol)
     
  2. TacosNeverDies

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    If you ask me, not many internet sources are truly reliable.

    Can you use wiichat.com as a reference?
     
  3. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Wikipedia is fine. We cannot use it for academic studies for obvious reasons, but it's fine as a starting point, especially when it provides links to useful and collaborated information.

    Also, at least it usually tells you when an article is under bias etc...
     
  4. FR.

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    Our teacher said that too:

     
  5. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Not completely true though. (at fr)

    Also, his "uncle frank could have started kencollins.com" that's the part that pisses me off the most.

    Also, the AP history book used around the country (us) was written by 2 people and edited by one...... Let alone millions, by millions.
     
  6. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I personally find some of the information on Wikipedia to be quite useful. It all depends on what you are looking for and how you look for it.
     
  7. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    I always use Wiki but sometimes I try find a source to match what they say too, if their on the same lines as each other then it goes okay with me lol!
     
  8. FR.

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    @Brawny: Well, if it's a smaller page, then you can edit it. If it's a large page, then it's locked for editing.
     
  9. Gymdawg

    Gymdawg ~I Spy Hypocricy~

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    I hate stupid people, especially stupid authority figures.
     
  10. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Yep, that's the general point. ^.^
     

  11. you dont hate me do you?!?!?!?!?

    :incazzato:
















    ;)
     
  12. mr_resi

    mr_resi AKA:Skarecrow

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    If anything wikipedia is the most reliable because anyone can edit it to addd new info, and it get so much traffic that if someone flames its edited right away.
     
  13. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    wikipedia is perfectly fine
    unless you see something along the lines of [cititon needed] or something like that
    all the info on wiki besides thoughs have sources
    tell your teacher that
     
  14. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    @mr resi. Exactly my point. Doubters take that the other way though...
     
  15. Napalmbrain

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    I use Wikipedia more than I should. Most of my lecturers will say it's unreliable. For all its flaws, it's still quite convenient. In my experience, whenever I've used the internet to help me complete a uni assignment, it tends to be good old Wikipedia that turns out to be the best source of information (or at least, the one easiest to understand).
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    The bad part about this attitude that wikipedia is unreliable, is academic's lack of acknowledgement that actual texts may have factual inaccuracies too. For example, "Video games: a popular culture phenomenon" Written by renowned Arthur Asa Berger stated that Pokemon was created in the 1970's. Likewise, an academic book entitled "From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games" didn't actually have a Mortal Kombat character on the cover, but instead a character from virtua fighter.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    i constantly use teh wiki. Wiki FTW
     
  18. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Ha ha, those books don't sound liberal as crap. :lol:

    BTW: using MY definition of liberal. As previously discussed, there should be a disclaimer that you might interpret said comment differently than intended.
     
  19. Gymdawg

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    Loose, you're not an authority figure, you're a woman...
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  20. ohhhhhhh snap!!!

    i just got pwned
     

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