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 Why is Wikipedia taken seriously as a source of information?

Answer It is all about sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:V… - "Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it".What really matters is how you pick up th... Read More »
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Does any think Wikipedia is a valid source of information?

Those who think Wikipedia is a valid source of information are mostly those people who haven't examined its coverage of topics they actually know something about. For example, if a Civil War histor... Read More »
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Is wikipedia a reliable source for information?

No, because the information is input-ed by average people like us. Some people will list a citation of a credible resource when they type info in wikipedia and some people do not list a citation or... Read More »
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Is Wikipedia a reliable source of information?

Yes and no.The word "reliable" has a particular connotation: that one can simply rely on that source and prima facie (without further evidence) expect it to be true.Wikipedia has a lot of great con... Read More »
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Is Wikipedia really a good source of information or not?

Quality is not a black and white picture. It's a spread from the ridiculous and laughable (try searching for what the "Time Cube" guy thinks sometime) all the way through to excellent material publ... Read More »
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