Why is wikipedia so successful if it is not considered a reliable source?

Answer How do casinos get repeat customers even though you almost always lose all your money? Because they're addictive.Wikipedia is addictive, too. It is designed to be addictive. Whether you only go to ... Read More »

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Should Wikipedia be considered a reliable source?

Very reliable for every day reference.However, it is not currently acceptable to cite wikipedia in formal research, papers, etc..

Is considered a reliable source at Wikipedia?

For most purposes, yes. Always be careful with opinion pieces though

Why Wikipedia considered a reliable source if everyone can edit it?

I don't know about you, but I never considred Wikipedia a reliable source for anything. Yes, you can edit Wikipedia entries, as long as you don't run afoul of the Wikischutzstaffel. Allowing anyone... Read More »

Can Wikipedia now be considered a reliable source for academic work?

If academics were ever borderline about Wikipedia, they're now decidedly against it. They would laugh at your assertion that "now it has gained a fairly solid reputation of being reliable for sourc... Read More »