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    I've been brooding over this problem the last few weeks, thinking of an appropriate solution. I was thinking maybe I'd let people post links to Wikipedia, but only if they provided a secondary citation, but then, what's the point of posting links to Wikipedia at all? Consequently:


    I'm sorry to be so blunt, but I'm just restating what everyone already knows. Wikipedia is an unreliable source. (source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5 ... people this list could go on forever!)

    But the last straw was this article about counter-culture icon Timothy Leary. Sure we all know that wikipedia proudly proclaims that they don't have any unified editing process (not to mention a total lack of oversight or review), but one claim in this article was completely without merit or base. And while that "fact" has subsequently been removed -- some nonsense about Timothy discovering a primary color -- it was the straw that broke the camel's back.

    If you post a link to Wikipedia your post will be hidden, or your thread moved to the garbage chute. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

    • CommentAuthorPanescapee
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2006 edited

    As a school teacher, I applaud the choice to disallow citations to Wikipedia. It has its uses, but fact checking is not among them.