Is Wikipedia 100% fact?

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  1. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    just wanna know if im makin a fool of myself, by quoting wikipedia :p
     
  2. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    Although a lot of the information on there is from reliable sources, it cannot be said to be 100% fact as each page is open to be edited by anyone.
     
  3. sotalex

    sotalex man your battlestations

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    yeah it's reliable but if you're writing a science based article, you can't use wikipedia...
     
  4. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    naa, just stupid pub facts :p and i know its edited, because of what someone wrote about eksman... lol
     
  5. Lunos

    Lunos Active Member

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    nah

    and that eksman thing was jokes. also the pendulum one :D
     
  6. Textbook

    Textbook BUTTER

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    NastyLimbCheat Active Member

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    nah its not i got slated loads by my tutor at uni for referencing some
     
  8. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    HaHa same.
     
  9. EWOKS

    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    mc ethixman is a Drum and Bass musician born in the shape of a Broccoli, South East Vegetable, London in 1980 ...

    need i say more ..
     
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    *SweetPea* LADY VINYL

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    There is a website though, which is meant to be the opposite of wikipedia, and everything on it is utter bullshit!!!
    t's quite funny though. Apperantly Courtney Love is some kind of bible bashing -do gooder. :)
     
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    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    who re-inforced kurts cobains breakdown with sheer lunacy
     
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    yea http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Main_Page
     
  13. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    i know wiki isnt all fact. but damn, the shits useful

    id say its 75% accurate
     
  14. Sammy Dexcell

    Sammy Dexcell Stop editing my profile Smarty!

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  15. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    when you search jump up i am one of the key artists haha..

    EDIT: not anymore :( lol
     
  16. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    haha i remember addin to that!
     
  17. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    :word:

    i've never been told off for using it in essays as a reference but i've never directly quoted from the pages, and always double checked facts/stats before using them, it's a good place to check tho as most pages have links at the bottom to the original sources or other useful material

    first place i usually check if i wanna find something out, basic common sense will tell you when something aint right tho
     
  18. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    exactly, things like swine flu on wiki would probably be far fetched. but everytime I wiki an artist weather it be James Brown or Monet. i get very accurate information