is the information given in wikipedia is coorect

India
October 19, 2012 12:57pm CST
very badly i felt today some thing wrong information in wikipedia. i was browsing the details of ANGINA PECTORIS in wikipedia. bbut in that it says that there are two types of angina. but the real is 5 types.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
19 Oct 12
I would think so, A site that that does many things to make sure hte info. is right.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
21 Oct 12
In some cases on Wikipedia, the information is only as good as the honesty or reliability of the person who wrote the article. It is impossible for them to fact check every article and they admit is as such. There are times when they post that some information needs to be verified.
• India
21 Oct 12
the what u are saying ? wikipedia havenot verifying the information before uploading
@owlwings (38861)
• Cambridge, England
21 Oct 12
Wikipedia have a panel of editors who will, eventually, see every article uploaded but they do NOT check everything in detail. Their main concerns are: 1) Good English/other language; structure and formatting of the article must follow their Guidelines 2) Impartiality. Articles which are not (or appear not to be) strictly impartial will be marked with a caveat and an invitation to improve the article. 3) Adequate references. Any statements made must be supported by references. A note will be posted inviting the author/other authors to improve the references. The very comprehensive Policies and Guidelines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines tell you exactly how Wikipedia articles should be written. The Five Pillars page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars is a brief overview of what Wikipedia is and seeks to do.
@owlwings (38861)
• Cambridge, England
19 Oct 12
Perhaps you did not read far enough. The article on Angina Pectoris mentions 3 classifications (not two types). The disambiguation article on Angina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angina_%28disambiguation%29 mentions EIGHT conditions to which the term "Angina" may be applied. Wikipedia is variable in its reliability. The articles may be written by anyone (or by more than one contributor) and may not necessarily reflect the descriptions of medical textbooks. They can usually be taken to be relevant to people looking for general information, rather than to students of a particular discipline. While Wikipedia take considerable pains to ensure that information is as accurate and as well-documented as possible it makes no claims to be authoritative. Personally, I regard Wikipedia as a convenient starting point only. It often contains useful and reliable links with more information on the subject. It can often be seen from the links given what audience the article is aimed at.
• India
21 Oct 12
thanks for the information. maybe its my mistake. so can i believe the information of wiki pedia?
@owlwings (38861)
• Cambridge, England
21 Oct 12
I suggest that you read the short article here: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/is-wikipedia-reliable.html and also Wikipedia's own article on reliability: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia Everyone must judge for him/herself how reliable Wikipedia is for their own needs. You use it entirely at your own risk!
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Yes. Some info at Wikipedia because if you try to see a Wikipedia of something or someone, you will notice that everyone is allowed to edit as long as you have account. you can try to see the strengths and weakness at their information guide. I remember few years ago, 1 Philippines singer complained because his songs are changed into titles that are disgusting. That's the only time I realized that Wikipedia can be edited by different contributors/editors. So when you check at that site, make sure to have 2nd, 3rd or even more back up research to confirm. :)
@anklesmash (1417)
21 Oct 12
The quality of the information on wikipedia is highly variable due to the fact anyone can contribute to pages.To be fair quite a lot of the information is of very high quality and is written by people genuinely knowledgeable about the particular subject.However it is possible that some of the information could be biased and not properly researched.And unlike other websites it do sent have as much editorial control over the information that goes onto the the site to ensure its validity.That's why at college and now at uni we are taught to only use Wikipedia as a starting point for research.We use Wikipedia as a place to get background information and links to more academic sites.