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MVP sbszine has raised the possibility that he may like Wikipedia.

Here is a thread for folks who have an overall positive appreciation of Wikipedia to share their feeling, thoughts and experiences.
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what do you have against Wikipedia - I think it's a good place to obtain basic information and start your research on a subject.
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Wikipedia is like true, pure love. Not physical and you don't have to pay for it.
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In my area of expertise I'm perpetually impressed that Wikipedia is an accurate basic resource.

I donate $100 a year and get much more value out of it than that.
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I'd pay a lot to have wikipedia wired into my brain.
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Who doesn't like wikipedia? Flat-earthers and creationists?
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One does have to be careful about using it as a single source for something one is not already familiar with. However, generally it has quite good information and is readily accessible.
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It's a terrific resource as long as your subject is not political.
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jeremycobert wrote:
It's a terrific resource as long as your subject is not political.

youre a terrific commenter as long as the subject is not political
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For topics which are non-technical, non-controversial, and not too obscure, it's a good basic resource. Whenever expertise or lack of bias are needed, it becomes unreliable.
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While it has plenty of inaccuracies, it's still by far the most convenient, complete, and relatively reliable repository of human knowledge accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. When someone mentions something I know nothing about, I like knowing I can get a quick basic understanding of the subject on Wikipedia.
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Re: Share your positive evaluation of/feelings about Wikipedia here
Does that EVEN "contained" 'moi'? W-H-O-S-E 'node'! surprise
 
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Oh great, some troll decided to edit out the poll because they didn't like the data, how very wikipedia.
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Well, I found out about the works of Joss Whedon beyond Firefly there. But the SJW/atheist/materialist bias in their editing is obvious.

Go to any topic dealing with science, politics, the paranormal, the sneering bias is glaring.

Hell, even under Joss's entry, for awhile, his answer to the question of whether there is such thing as God, "No." "Is your final answer?" "No, and that is point of all this," vanished.

Then reappeared after several months.

It is one source. And its usefulness varies greatly with the topic. But it can give you a launch platform for more and better research elsewhere.

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Rightwingers are so scared of the masses having access to real information and actual truth that they have their own bubble version (brought to you by Phyllis Schlafly's kid!):

http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page

I remember about a decade ago one of the local firebreathing Rush-Limbaugh-wannabes in our local radio media market ranted about how he didn't trust Wikipedia. It was a beautiful piece of old-man-yelling-at-cloud stuff.
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cool You just now "reminded" 'moi' upon this "OZ preproduction sample" 'figurine' I got awhile ago. "Limited to 2500 Pieces" yet it 'comprised' "articulated portions" and how does this work out then?
 
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fightcitymayor wrote:
Rightwingers are so scared of the masses having access to real information and actual truth that they have their own bubble version (brought to you by Phyllis Schlafly's kid!):

http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page

I remember about a decade ago one of the local firebreathing Rush-Limbaugh-wannabes in our local radio media market ranted about how he didn't trust Wikipedia. It was a beautiful piece of old-man-yelling-at-cloud stuff.


Wait...right wing bubbles are bad, yet left wing bubbles are ok?

I'd look at the results of the last election and guess again.
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Well, I found out about the works of Joss Whedon beyond Firefly there. But the SJW/atheist/materialist bias in their editing is obvious.

Go to any topic dealing with science, politics, the paranormal, the sneering bias is glaring.

Hell, even under Joss's entry, for awhile, his answer to the question of whether there is such thing as God, "No." "Is your final answer?" "No, and that is point of all this," vanished.

Then reappeared after several months.

It is one source. And its usefulness varies greatly with the topic. But it can give you a launch platform for more and better research elsewhere.



I'm kind of curious what the Atheist bias is? I have to admit I've never read entries on the site that would broach those topics so I'm not sure. If it's atheists trolling religion centered listings then yes that would be bad. If it's an evolution topic that fails to mention ID? That's what the ID listing is for.
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it's pretty good, for basic info and for endless perusing of unknown factoids.
 
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tstone wrote:
Well, I found out about the works of Joss Whedon beyond Firefly there. But the SJW/atheist/materialist bias in their editing is obvious.

Go to any topic dealing with science, politics, the paranormal, the sneering bias is glaring.

Hell, even under Joss's entry, for awhile, his answer to the question of whether there is such thing as God, "No." "Is your final answer?" "No, and that is point of all this," vanished.

Then reappeared after several months.

It is one source. And its usefulness varies greatly with the topic. But it can give you a launch platform for more and better research elsewhere.



I'm kind of curious what the Atheist bias is? I have to admit I've never read entries on the site that would broach those topics so I'm not sure. If it's atheists trolling religion centered listings then yes that would be bad. If it's an evolution topic that fails to mention ID? That's what the ID listing is for.


Anything that doesn't give "I read it in the bible" or more accurately "someone told me that they read it in the bible and I trust them" equal weight to "here's what people who spent their entire lives studying physical reality think is probably true" is "sneering" and or "atheist bias". The demand is literally that their ignorance absolutely 100% is as good as your knowledge and must be treated as such.
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rcbevco wrote:
tstone wrote:
Well, I found out about the works of Joss Whedon beyond Firefly there. But the SJW/atheist/materialist bias in their editing is obvious.

Go to any topic dealing with science, politics, the paranormal, the sneering bias is glaring.

Hell, even under Joss's entry, for awhile, his answer to the question of whether there is such thing as God, "No." "Is your final answer?" "No, and that is point of all this," vanished.

Then reappeared after several months.

It is one source. And its usefulness varies greatly with the topic. But it can give you a launch platform for more and better research elsewhere.



I'm kind of curious what the Atheist bias is? I have to admit I've never read entries on the site that would broach those topics so I'm not sure. If it's atheists trolling religion centered listings then yes that would be bad. If it's an evolution topic that fails to mention ID? That's what the ID listing is for.

Here's a list (from The Conservapedia!)
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rylfrazier wrote:
rcbevco wrote:
tstone wrote:
Well, I found out about the works of Joss Whedon beyond Firefly there. But the SJW/atheist/materialist bias in their editing is obvious.

Go to any topic dealing with science, politics, the paranormal, the sneering bias is glaring.

Hell, even under Joss's entry, for awhile, his answer to the question of whether there is such thing as God, "No." "Is your final answer?" "No, and that is point of all this," vanished.

Then reappeared after several months.

It is one source. And its usefulness varies greatly with the topic. But it can give you a launch platform for more and better research elsewhere.



I'm kind of curious what the Atheist bias is? I have to admit I've never read entries on the site that would broach those topics so I'm not sure. If it's atheists trolling religion centered listings then yes that would be bad. If it's an evolution topic that fails to mention ID? That's what the ID listing is for.


Anything that doesn't give "I read it in the bible" or more accurately "someone told me that they read it in the bible and I trust them" equal weight to "here's what people who spent their entire lives studying physical reality think is probably true" is "sneering" and or "atheist bias". The demand is literally that their ignorance absolutely 100% is as good as your knowledge and must be treated as such.



No. It is honestly representing a topic and not selectively editing based on your own biases and tastes.

Don't be a dick.
 
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Who doesn't like wikipedia? Flat-earthers and creationists?

I guess count me among the Flat-earthers and creationists. It's mostly muddled crap brought to you by people who mostly have little background and a great deal of bias.
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Wikipedia has a similar misinformation rate to professional encyclopediae. It's a great way to get a survey of a topic.

It's been that way for years. It was loose before, but time has refined it.

Hating wikipedia is a good sign that you're a bit out of touch!
 
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Terwox wrote:
Wikipedia has a similar misinformation rate to professional encyclopediae. It's a great way to get a survey of a topic.

It's been that way for years. It was loose before, but time has refined it.

Hating wikipedia is a good sign that you're a bit out of touch!


To Britannica? Rand mcnally? Hell a claim. Prove it.
 
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