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    Ok,Has enyone noticed that Wikipedia barley ever has eny straight facts on the website?They just let enyone type what they want on it,and to prove it,last year or so I went on there and wrote a several paragraph summery of the after-life of the flouting head we know as Robert Mitchum..I seriously did...

    Does enyone agree that Wikipedia should post straight up facts with a reliable source?

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    This is common knowledge... that's why you can't cite wiki for anything in school, and you'd be pretty dumb to use it otherwise.
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    The funny thing is I had to do a science project for school where I have to read a stack of papers that had facts about Egypt,then I had to write a report about it.But when the teacher gave me and my friends the stack of papers I noticed that it said that it was printed from Wikipedia and I started to laugh so hard.

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    Hah, you should have copy'n'pasted from Wikipedia, then you would have had a semi valid argument about why you used it :P
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    Wikipedia is the first place I go to catch plagiarists.
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    Back before Wikipedia was widely known, it wasn't so bad. I wrote a paper about Tourette Syndrome in my first year of college. As I had no idea what Wikipedia was at the time, I used it a lot and got a pretty decent grade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder1234 View Post
    Hah, you should have copy'n'pasted from Wikipedia, then you would have had a semi valid argument about why you used it :P
    I was gonna! But I decided not to cuz I had a bunch of work to do that day and by the time I was done and I was home I was tierd and did'nt feel much like it enymore and the computer was being repaired that day enyway so I could'nt get on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder1234 View Post
    This is common knowledge... that's why you can't cite wiki for anything in school, and you'd be pretty dumb to use it otherwise.
    My lecturer said that it was alright to use Wikipedia. I did, but I didn't only use Wikipedia. I got the second highest grade possible on that report.
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    It's pretty accepted that wikipedia can be a double-edged sword. As long as you check up on the sources for facts you think may be in question, or are important enough to get right, then it's just fine.

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