It must be true...

United States
February 23, 2009 5:46pm CST
...it said so on Wikipedia! How much do you believe what you read on Wikipedia? Teachers tell us not to believe this source, but it's so tempting to believe what you read from the site!
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• Philippines
24 Feb 09
i use wikipedia too, but when i submit things for my research wikipedia isn't my source. Because just like you, our teachers suggest us not to rely on that site.. Coz not everything in their are facts and true.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
24 Feb 09
For general information it's probably a good source. A good place to start in a way. But no, it's absolutely not reliable. Everybody can edit it. Although it might sound right and eloquent and well rounded, no, it's still not necessarily true. I'm especially suspect when it comes to information on people like politicians and actors as well as historic and other events. Too many people are tempted to mess with it. It's a good start for a quick reference, but one should always try and verify the information elsewhere.
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• United States
23 Feb 09
I do use Wikipedia for research on my articles on other sites. I have a tendency to just skip over the technical parts because I wouldn't know whether it was true or not. I then compare with a couple of other sites such as libraries, universities, etc. to weed out the more relevant information.
@x_revenge (285)
• Greece
28 May 09
quite frankly I'm not THAT big a fan and I don't trust it THAT much but its the first site I go to look up something...
26 Feb 09
for me wikipedia is the one of the best source of information. it helps also people to gather information for their studies or research work
@Musicial (471)
26 Feb 09
Wikipedia is a good source for information and alot of it accurate but sometimes you do get false information on pages, I suppose its because it can be written and edited by any member of the public in the world and if you got a grudge against someone you can destroy their reputation with wikipedia.