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 Posted: Tue Jul 25th, 2006 02:03 am
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Grumpy Geezer

Joined: Thu Sep 1st, 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
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I notice many people, on this board and others, have no problem using  Wikipedia as a source. That, of course, is up to them and up to the readers to judge how reliable it is. I'm curious how others feel about it though.

My personal opinion: as the father of a few kids, the youngest 17, they are/were forbidden to use it as a source. As a matter of fact, they knew it was a week's grounding if they used it as a source in a school paper. That may be harsh, but the developer of Wiki himself has publicly asked people NOT to use it as a source because of its unreliabilty. On top of that, many college professors will now flunk a student for doing so.

So what do others think about using Wiki as a source?

Last edited on Tue Jul 25th, 2006 02:05 am by javal1

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