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Thread: "Political dirty-tricksters are using Wikipedia"

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    "Political dirty-tricksters are using Wikipedia"

    ive seen it used as a "source" in debates here and other places before, and have never liked it for this very reason.

    http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/sil...iconvalley_rss

    "ATLANTA (AP) - Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be altered by anyone with a computer, has proved remarkably useful for pulling political dirty tricks.

    Political operatives are covertly rewriting -- or defacing -- candidates' biographical entries to make the boss look good or the opponent look ridiculous."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlestonPhan
    ive seen it used as a "source" in debates here and other places before, and have never liked it for this very reason.

    http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/sil...iconvalley_rss

    "ATLANTA (AP) - Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be altered by anyone with a computer, has proved remarkably useful for pulling political dirty tricks.

    Political operatives are covertly rewriting -- or defacing -- candidates' biographical entries to make the boss look good or the opponent look ridiculous."

    Wikipedia is constantlly monitored and fixed rather quickly.. And if you dispute the validity of something, you can tag it.. You can even tag an entry for bias.

    Wikipedia is an excellent source of information.
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    There was an episode on 60 minutes a few weeks ago on Wikipedia. From a scientific standpoint, experts in the fields compared Wikipedia to Britannica and found an equal proportion of errors in each. Britannica disputed the merits of the study, but whatever. To the lay person, most of the info is probably accurate enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkapePhin
    Wikipedia is constantlly monitored and fixed rather quickly.. And if you dispute the validity of something, you can tag it.. You can even tag an entry for bias.

    Wikipedia is an excellent source of information.

    not according to the article i linked. it is an excellent source of peoples opinions on a given topic. nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlestonPhan
    not according to the article i linked. it is an excellent source of peoples opinions on a given topic. nothing more.

    The Article even states that Wikipedia blocked editting features for those entries that were being abused quickly.. Believe me, Wikipedia is pretty damn good about correcting errors or abuses.. I tried to add something to the Chuck Norris entry and it got removed almost instantaneously...

    It is most CERTAINLY not an opinion site.. It remains the most useful reference site on the net.. If you want to you use one article that mentions abuse by some politicos for your "distrust" of wikipedia go right on ahead, but you will be missing out.. Wikipedia is one of the best things to happen to the internet.

    evisions made by Capitol Hill staffers became so frequent and disruptive earlier this year that Wikipedia temporarily blocked access to the site from some congressional Internet addresses.
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    wiki is a handy reference and should not be taken as gospel. the trade offs are worth it for the purposes of, say a message board.

    i have read through the non POV disputes and such. most of it just bickering or nonsense
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