Conservapedia - do you like it? Is it better than wikipedia?

Italy
January 3, 2008 1:28pm CST
Conservapedia ( http://www.conservapedia.com )is born as a conservative alternative to Wikipedia, judged too much anti-conservatives by the builders of Conservapedia. Conservapedia doesn't pretend to be impartial, it's cleared that all the articles are from the point of view of conservative people. Do you like it? Is it better than wiki? Or even if you don't like it , do you think it's a good idea to voice conservative opinions? For me, I'm not conservative at all and while some articles are interesting I can't agree with a lot of them (see the voice of Homosexuality: I couldn't bear to read the whole article) but I think it's an interesting point of view.
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• United States
3 Jan 08
Yikes, I just checked out that website, and it kind of puts me off/scares me! Wikipedia may have some more liberal view points, but I think that in general it is fair and unbiased. When a subject is somewhat controversial (for example homosexuality) the authors stay factual, giving the numbers and history, and not putting any judgment on the subject. The conservapedia seems to be primarily about judging the subjects, rather than simply informing about them. If that's an encyclopedia, then The National Enquirer is a legitimate newspaper - Ha!!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
3 Jan 08
In some cases Wikipedia can be fair, but in many other cases its just crude, boorish, childish and insulting (even resulting in namecalling, baseless opinions, and "accidental" misspellings for some people's names and backgrounds).
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• Italy
4 Jan 08
I agree with allilou. Even if Conservapedia is an interesting point of view maybe it shouldn't be an encyclopedia because encyclopedias are made to tell facts and not opinions.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
5 Jan 08
Then with that thinking, Wikipedia shouldn't be an encyclopedia either for its bias, mistakes and some disgusting tactics done to some biographical entries and subjects.
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
I just checked it now. To be honest, although it's true that it might be an interesting point of view, the voice of homosexuality really turned me off to the whole thing. Ok, it's upfront and tells us its bias from the beginning but I guess conservative is not really my cup of tea - never was LOL
• Italy
4 Jan 08
Yeah "Homosexuality" made me stare at the screen for 5 minutes LOL. Conservative is definitely not my cup of tea either :)
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
5 Jan 08
LOL it was pretty bad huh?
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@Writerbob (572)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I think it's a great addition. Liberalpedia and Libertarianapedia should not be far behind! Wiki was never an authoritative, objective source to egin ith, so the more the merrier I say.
• Italy
13 Jan 08
Is there a Liberalpedia around? I don't think is a good idea, to make an "encyclopedia" full of biased opinions, even if I like that kinds of opinions. If I want to read some biased news I read a left oriented newspaper
@owlwings (38849)
• Cambridge, England
13 Jan 08
Well. it's "interesting". At least you know where they are coming from. As someone said, a Liberalopedia (not to mention a Catholicopadia and an Islamopedia ... maybe even a Paedophilopedia) should not be long in following. Anyone can fling statistics at a wall and the magical thing is that the ones they want to see will stick! Just what is meant by 'Trustworthy' in that context, though?
• Italy
13 Jan 08
yeah, you and andrechan are right. Statistic are made to be interpreted in the way you want. I think Conservapedia is interesting bu "encyclopedia" is too much a big word for it.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
13 Jan 08
There are plenty of wikis out there and some of the sites have links to other wikis, wikis of the day, or wikis to see as part of the sidebar of the site. I've seen wikis ranging from Memory Alpha(Star Trek), to Final Fantasy, to Gunapedia(if it still exists...). Hope that brings at least a chuckle or two for the readers.