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 Why do people laugh when you use Wikipedia as a source?

Answer You should probably never use any encyclopedia as a reference. Not Wikipedia, not Brittanica. Instead, you should cite primary or secondary sources like a research paper or a textbook, depending on... Read More »
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How can people use wikipedia as a source?

They imagine it actually has correct info. They don't bother to check a primary source and just use it as a cheap shortcut to avoid having to think about answers.If I see someone quoting big chunks... Read More »
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Why do people on here use wikipedia.org as a source?

Ill be honest. . .it is so much easier. It tends to be a summary and even though it isnt realiable normally they have sites as references that you can go to that are. It makes a good starting point.
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Why do a lot of people site wikipedia as their "source"?

Yeah, a lot of people feel that way. A lot of my professors are in love with Wikipedia and tell us to use it as much as we want, while others feel the way you do. The reason usually cited for using... Read More »
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Why do people use "Wikipedia" as a reference source?

Some of you miss the point. An encyclopedia is SUPPOSED to be a source of FACT not opinion. It is NOT an encyclopedia!
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