Whenever I want to look up something...wikipedia is always the first thing to pop up....I'll read the whole thing...as well as read other websites that say alot of the same...but when I try to show someone a great description instead of pasting from several websites I'll paste it from wikipedia...then I get the whole WIKIPEDIA isn't a valid source BS.
Why is it not a valid source? instead of hoping around 10 different websites...I can go to one and covers alot of the same thing.....so who the hell came up with it's not a valid source???
or is it people don't like to get correct information so they just say wikipedia isn't a valid source??
I was researching Islam and was using wikipedia as well as other websites but whenever I would find something I didn't understand I would use wikipedia to try to clarify it...and then I would get the whole wikipedia crap.
Can someone please expalin???? Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Jan. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I think a prime example is if you look of polio on wikipedia it use to say (i don't know if it still does) while talking about the vaccines that one can pick up polio "...when monkeys fly our of your butt and turn blue..." Yep. That's how you get polio alright!
I think it's a good place to get some basic information if you aren't debating or writing a paper, but over all, especially on hot button topics, it's not that great.
Answer by Inle_Rabbit at 9:26 PM on Jan. 4, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2009
It can be, you just have to look for disclaimers. Wiki is really good about letting you know when their information is not sourced or is biased.
Answer by logansmomma2007 at 9:48 PM on Jan. 4, 2009
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