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GingerFascist August 12th, 2016 3:53pm

Do you use Wikipedia for your information or do you avoid it?

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sydwel
08/12/16 11:22 am

I use it quite a bit, but only for general overviews of things I have a personal interest in. I would never use it as a final source for a research paper or anything like that.

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susanr Colorado
08/12/16 10:33 am

"Use" in a sort of "trust but verify" sort of manner. I don't automatically assume what I find on Wikipedia is correct, and I would never use it as a primary source for scholarly work. But I do often use it as a go-to source for initial information about a subject, or a quick explanation of something I already understand pretty well, for someone else, so I don't have to reconstruct the facts myself. But I inspect the information to make sure it jibes with what I consider to be true. And if it seems prudent, I check out the cites sources.

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dylan1776
08/12/16 9:51 am

Use they site sources at the bottom making it credible usually I just use those but I use the wiki itself too

shoeless Texas
08/12/16 9:26 am

If I need quick info on something in pop culture, it's fine. Otherwise, I avoid it.

GingerFascist Ireland
08/12/16 9:28 am

Agreed I'm the same way.

monkees19 New Jersey
08/12/16 9:25 am

It depends on what I'm looking up but I find that most of the time it's right.