luckygehrig wrote:Wikipedia has been pretty much banned by my University. If anyone turns in a paper and makes the mistake of citing Wikipedia, it's a guaranteed zero. I like to use it as a quick guide when starting internet research to perhaps point me in the direction of some helpful websites.
Also, does anyone else watch the Colbert Report? He's telling people to get on there and change stuff all the time.
My university pretty much banned it as well. Professors hate it and basically ignore any information that comes from the site. It's definitely handy for quick info though.
It seems pretty accurate. I use it to look up random stuff sometimes and then follow that with a Google search if I want to verify. Obviously nothing can be 100% accurate but if you want a quick fact, then it's pretty reliable as long as you verify the info with another source.
in10s wrote:Listening to Mike and Mike this morning, around 9:15 or so and found out from Peter Gammons that he is a decendent of Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. Went on the web around 9:35 to see what I could find, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gammons already has this:
In an appearance on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Monrning on March 2, 2007, Peter revealed that his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was Ethan Allen, one of the founders of his native state of Vermont.
Wikipedia is amazing! My favorite tool on the web.
You're right, Wikipedia is amazing and I will defend it to the death!
Yeah I defend it against all the teachers who say, "Well, users can edit it."
Yea, well they put it back within a matter of minutes or even seconds.
It is amazing and I don't know what I'd do without it.