• Sao Paulo, Brazil
29 Nov 08
Hello, greyy21! Yes, Wikipedia is a big community that can be edited by anybody. You can go there and edit any information. But I still trust it. If you read about the things in there, it is easy to find which informations are edited and which are not. And, in the same way that there are people editing just to mess the informations, there are people who edit just to fix what have been messed. And the owners will ban those who edit just to mess the community. Not a 100% reliable place to research, but still you can find lots of useful information in there. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
• United States
29 Nov 08
Yeah, "Wikipedia is unreliable because anyone can edit it" is a really common thing for good number of people to say. While I do enjoy Wikipedia a lot, it is understandable though. Anyone and everyone with an account can edit Wikipedia and it is not always the most credible information that gets put on there. That's why teachers won't allow it as a source for writing papers. It seems like some people though like to ignore the fact that a lot of stuff on there is cited from very good and reliable sources. I know that when I've updated things on there, citing my information is something I always like to do. Not only to let people know that the information is credible and I'm not just making it up, but to help the site look better too. But yeah, being it is what it is, it is always a good idea to follow up with additional sources. Other than that, I love Wikipedia.
28 Nov 08
i have heard the same, that wikipedia is not all that reliable because it is written by a bunch of people that may not know all the facts. i have always found it to be helpful when i am doiing research though. but i dont use it as my main source for information.