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Old 12-14-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Agree. I am NOT a fan of Wikipedia but I do use it to look up dates or little facts, like the other day. Watching Jay Leno and he said something about someone's kids. I thought "this dude cannot have kids to say something like that", Google > Wikipedia > Jay has no kids.
Things like that can be trusted but otherwise I almost always skip the Wikipedia link.
I'm with you. . .I go there primarily to check dates of birth and to see if someone is still living.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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Wikipedia is known to have an extreme liberal bias and nothing on it can be trusted. Especially the sections on climate change and evolution.
Do I detect a bit of bias here?

Hmmm, page 16.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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I'm getting quite a chuckle from this thread. Specifically the mention of the owners of Wiki having an agenda and anyone being able to add whatever they want, true or not.

Yet the same people who wrote these comments will rely completely on a history book from the library.
Ironic, isn't it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Wikipedia is a good place to find source material that is used as citations, beyond that I'd be careful about what you use.
This is my take on Wikipedia. The material is good enough to get you started, give you some input on the topic, check the citations at the bottom of the page for further research. Just as you would with any other reference. Follow the links, then follow the links.

If I'd had the internet as a reference tool when I was in school I might have been more interested.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I made some corrections for some basic non controversial information for an industry I've persoanlly been involved in for 20 years and my family has been involved in since 1920. All were removed, that was my first and last contribution. They are still wrong to this day.
Yes. Exactly.

Personal experience, and being a system expert on a topic, is discarded in favor of 'political correctness' or some other thing. I can not exactly put my finger on why or the motive.

To say 'political correctness' seems to draw politics into it, which I am not sure is 100% correct either.

'World view' maybe but to what end? And whose world view?
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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Wikipedia is biased
They are also quite stupid!!

They recently started FORCING SSL!!!!!! (https)

FOR WHAT??? ALL THE STUFF ON THIER SITE IS PUBLIC INFO


Totally stupid... SSL is only meant for BANKING SITES!!! (financial,etc) -- Its not needed for sites like thiers!!!!


People have totally lost it...... They put SSL on a site that does not need it!!
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:08 PM
 
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They are also quite stupid!!

They recently started FORCING SSL!!!!!! (https)

FOR WHAT??? ALL THE STUFF ON THIER SITE IS PUBLIC INFO


Totally stupid... SSL is only meant for BANKING SITES!!! (financial,etc) -- Its not needed for sites like thiers!!!!


People have totally lost it...... They put SSL on a site that does not need it!!
Wikipedia and most content-oriented sites absolutely do need SSL to be successful in this competitive climate.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I cannot believe Dude111 is ANTI-SSL?!?!?! Are you kidding me?? You must not totally understand what it's for.
It's much more then just for banking sites. It's a safe way to transmit data...all data.

I'm surprised you aren't demanding every site use SSL.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Because SSL doesnt stop anyone!!!!

The govt can STILL SEE all SSL traffic..... Who are you cooperating with?? -- You dont know......... Its all just BS to lock stuff down even more and give them total control!!
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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Because SSL doesnt stop anyone!!!!
You're anyone. How do you obtain the private key?
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