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Pretty Like Drugs
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March 17th, 2007 at 06:57am
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Pretty Like Drugs:
Don't they cite references? Unless they're inaccurate too, how can you argue with them? I personally have never found Wiki biased, nor have I been told not to use it.

HOWEVER.

They did get Davey Havok's birthday wrong (off by a year, methinks), as Joel Deffries found out when he went on air with false information and was made to look like a phool by Davey himself. Stats like that are absolutely crucial in interviews if you want to look like a pro Cool

Well, just because they site sources doesn't mean those sources are accurate or even real. Wikipedia can be very helpful at times when you're studying something no one has the need to distort an opinion about. Like informative articles about animals or something, those are typically ok as long as some idiot doesn't add totally abstract things in, On more political, contreversial issues it tends to be more opinionated, which isn't always a bad thing as long as you look somewhere else to get the other side of the argument before you form your own views.
Which is why I said, "Unless they're inaccurate too." And this is also why one should always check the credibility of their sources.
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Mibba
March 21st, 2007 at 09:44pm
I've been wary of Wikipedia ever since it told me that Kurt Cobain died because Courtney Love poisoned him. Rolling Eyes
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March 22nd, 2007 at 01:22am
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I've been wary of Wikipedia ever since it told me that Kurt Cobain died because Courtney Love poisoned him. Rolling Eyes
It could be true seeing as no-one knows what happened. It's just one of the many ways people say he died. And that certain writer thought it went that way. And yes I know he was shot but it could of been Love's poison that caused him to go crazy/depressed enough to shoot him or let someone else.

On a subject as controversial and objectionable as that, yes. I don't trust Wikipedia but on a topic like a band or a city, I'd trust it as much as I'd trust any other site.
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March 23rd, 2007 at 02:47pm
you should never write an essay or termpaper by using Wikipedia. But you can use it to get an idea of your subject and where to research for better sources!
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March 23rd, 2007 at 10:57pm
Did you that you can't edit George W. Bush's profile thingy? Obivously you know why. Not that I would want to anyway though.
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March 23rd, 2007 at 10:58pm
Love:
you should never write an essay or termpaper by using Wikipedia. But you can use it to get an idea of your subject and where to research for better sources!


I wrote a paper with it, but my teacher told me I could. It was a pointless paper anyway.
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March 24th, 2007 at 03:37pm
Love:
you should never write an essay or termpaper by using Wikipedia. But you can use it to get an idea of your subject and where to research for better sources!
Everyone uses Wiki in my school, including me, but mostly because Croatian Wiki is a trusty source Con But honestly, you can see what is a lie and what isn't on Wiki. And eventually if people mess to much with certain pages you cant add them anymore.
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Mibba
March 25th, 2007 at 07:54pm
It is pretty useful. And it helps with other stuff like say you need to learn about a band.

Some of the definitions are in there are worded really stupidly, if yah get my drift.

Like, when you're really trying to find some information on a person they have: "So and So: Extremely hot dude."

So it's not the best but can be useful.
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March 26th, 2007 at 05:15am
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It is pretty useful. And it helps with other stuff like say you need to learn about a band.

Some of the definitions are in there are worded really stupidly, if yah get my drift.

Like, when you're really trying to find some information on a person they have: "So and So: Extremely hot dude."

So it's not the best but can be useful.
Oh I hate personal comments. When I write papers for school I always have to throw those things out. Once I found a good text with detailed facts, but it was so nationalistic. I had to cut out half of it.
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Mibba
March 26th, 2007 at 07:27am
Oh that sucks. Hopefully next time you find one that isn't typed up so badly. =]
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March 28th, 2007 at 03:59pm
Diet Coke and Mentos:
Love:
you should never write an essay or termpaper by using Wikipedia. But you can use it to get an idea of your subject and where to research for better sources!


I wrote a paper with it, but my teacher told me I could. It was a pointless paper anyway.


at university (where I am) you arent allowed to use it as a source.
in school I guess they aren't that strict and the papers aren't as ecademic
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March 30th, 2007 at 10:47pm
I think that some subjects could have unrealiable info ... but the stuff on like random things like ..... Kenya for example ... no ones going to put stuff that isnt true about that
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Mibba
March 31st, 2007 at 01:52pm
Yeah, that's what I think as well. Someone stuff is really noticible that it's fake.
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April 1st, 2007 at 10:12am
yeah you cant rely on it but like i said its useful to get a first idea of things.
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