Is wikipedia a dependable source of information!!!!

@Dadexter (438)
Pakistan
November 1, 2007 4:21am CST
I have been noticing for quite some days now!!!that there is a lot of information on wikipedia which is incorrect!!!!....as it is edited by the users and there is no difficulty in getting its membership!!!!can we realy trust wikipedia!!!! what should be done to remove this incorrectnes!!!!!!!!!!
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• India
25 Nov 07
i always take help from it
@Dadexter (438)
• Pakistan
26 Nov 07
yeah you take help from wikipedia!!!....but that ain't the question.....the Question is whether Wikipeida is RELIABLE or NOT
• India
1 Nov 07
yes its not a good idea to allow any one to edit the information.....Or they should ask people to rate the answer given by the members and depending on the rating it can be included in wikipedia....
@Dadexter (438)
• Pakistan
1 Nov 07
well agreed to some extent!!!!...i believe that the information should be sent to experts on that knowledge and they should review it and then upload the info in the website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• Pakistan
1 Nov 07
yup man wikipedia is a dependable source of information because it gives un biased info about any topic u search and it gives u a bundle of other necessary information and also other related links that may help u to proceed further
@Dadexter (438)
• Pakistan
1 Nov 07
Well....i am not against Wikipedia!!! infact I also use it to get a lot information....what's more!!! I myself am a memeber of it!!!!...and no doubt a lot of info in it is unbaised!!! However, there is a lot of information which is not correct!!!!....plus I have pointed out the incorrect information in the talk page also!!!!!!but its been quite some time now!!!and its not changed!!!!!!!! I have found errors in only the information that I needed and had a little prior knowledge of!!!!!!!!!......but wikipedia has got!!!!!!!!!millions of different topics and there should definately be a lot of errors in many of them!!!!!!!!!!...Thus I believe wikipedia is not reliable!!!!!!!!!!though a good enough source to get free and basic info!!!!!!!!
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 Nov 07
I occasionally use wikipedia when I don't really need serious information but just want a vague idea about something... basically when it's not that important to me that it be exactly correct, but I just want to get a feel for something. However, I wouldn't use it for any kind of serious research, and I'd think other people would know better than to do so as well. I'm not sure there's really a way to fix it. The inherent flaw in a user-edited system is that sometimes people will add misinformation. There's not a lot you can do about it. It can be useful as a starting point to learning about something, but it's never going to be a really reliable resource for serious information.
@Dadexter (438)
• Pakistan
1 Nov 07
you man!!!! it looks like there aren't much ppl who rely on the info provided by wikipedia.....thanks for replyin
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
1 Nov 07
In Wikipedia there is no cencorship in uploading data and editing and updating those, so it's quite possible to have distorted facts. I think, the users should be more judicious in sharing information since this is viewed and copied by the children and others for important projects. I feel, not all should have the liberty to upload data here. Only a few with proper expertise i special fields should be allowed.
@Dadexter (438)
• Pakistan
1 Nov 07
yeah right pal!!! i agree more than a 100 percent with ya!!!! thanks for responding