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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:26 am 
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I know that theres a lot of people around me and on this forum that are not very fond of wikipedia claiming that a lot of things are false thats on there...ive personally never find anything that seemed like it was telling lies ...but then again im mostly checking out facts about bands or people i like or want to know more about ...

can someone show me some examples (or evidence :wink: ) of what lies thats been/is written ?

and is there a better site then wiki ?

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The problem with wiki is anyone can come along an edit a page and insert some fact they believe or have heard which may or may not be true.

It is then left to 'experts' to come along a correct such things.

Overall, I find wiki to be pretty good and certainly a good starting point. They are many printed encyclopaedias that are full of inaccuracies so there is no perfect solution.


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It's impossible to judge anything that's so huge... but the classical music pages were, on the whole, LESS ERONEOUS THAN NEW GROVE. You still better be an expert on the subject you're looking into, or such an ignorant that it doesn't matter anyway.

I love Wiki's lists. There's no puzzle encyclopedia that can beat the facility with which you can look for a French surrealistic painter with a name of 6 letters.

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Ringo wrote:
The problem with wiki is anyone can come along an edit a page and insert some fact they believe or have heard which may or may not be true.


True, but many pages are backed up with factual verification cited from books and extremely reliable websites, and articles that are "featured" are carefully scrutinized based on their standards of quality writing and verifiable references.

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I prefer Uncyclopedia, where the information is more factual.

Frank "Violent" Zappa (December 25, 1066 – September 11, 2001) was a Toronto Boxer/Poet/Philosopher/Satanist/Porn Star and also the inventor of something called music. He is one of the first, if not the first human, to be born. He is a very influential musician, composer and porn star. Contrary to popular belief, he does not actually play guitar, he just imagines the notes.


http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa

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I get all of my information from FOX news.




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Welsh man wrote:
I prefer Uncyclopedia, where the information is more factual.

Frank "Violent" Zappa (December 25, 1066 – September 11, 2001) was a Toronto Boxer/Poet/Philosopher/Satanist/Porn Star and also the inventor of something called music. He is one of the first, if not the first human, to be born. He is a very influential musician, composer and porn star. Contrary to popular belief, he does not actually play guitar, he just imagines the notes.


http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa


I don't find Uncyclopedia to be all that funny. Conservapedia, however, is fucking hilarious! :twisted:

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Ringo wrote:
The problem with wiki is anyone can come along an edit a page and insert some fact they believe or have heard which may or may not be true. It is then left to 'experts' to come along a correct such things.

Some people who criticize wiki for that believe whats in the bible :roll: .
I'd like to see the bible / koran have a wiki makeover.
"jesus walked on water (citation needed)" etc blah.
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