<b>Do you trust Wikipedia?</b>

Favourited

TiffaneeDandyDonOzSurferSofiaPartyOfOneSukiesnowThinkerbellprimeiroBub
Do you trust Wikipedia?

Top Comment

Depends on the page.

Usually if I'm doing broad research I'll use Wikipedia as a starting point to get general information and then use that to find scholarly sources that explore more narrow topics in more depth. The citations at the bottom of Wiki pages tend to be good places to find resources like articles and authors on the subject

+666 See / Add Replies

Wunderscore Wunderscore

Comments

I don't use it...

If i need to use an encyclopedia, i'll use one that can't be edited by users...
Just give me the facts..

+556 Reply

DandyDon DandyDon

Depends on the page.

Usually if I'm doing broad research I'll use Wikipedia as a starting point to get general information and then use that to find scholarly sources that explore more narrow topics in more depth. The citations at the bottom of Wiki pages tend to be good places to find resources like articles and authors on the subject

+666 Reply

Wunderscore Wunderscore

Not necessarily. I have no idea how it vets its information on any given subject, but I tend to think there is a bias when it comes to worldviews, ideologies, etc. that may favor Secular Humanism/Progressivism tastes over opposing tastes via omission. Whether intended or not, I cannot say.

+222 Reply

Howler Howler

With a grain of salt.

+555 Reply

Sofia Sofia

Wikipedia is not, in and of itself, a citable or reliable source. It is often a great place to start delving into a subject, though, because of the sources cited at the bottom, as well as the external links section, which sometimes has links to archived webpages and other links not easily found in a web search.

+555 Reply

Bozette Bozette

No, not by itself.

+555 Reply

ozzyboy ozzyboy

Wikipedia is accurate in general. Anyone can write or change an article, but there's also a lot of hardcore Wikipedia editors who throw a hissy fit whenever a post isn't totally accurate.
Some people like to say Wikipedia is all fake, and anyone can write articles when something they say has been disproven with a Wikipedia article.

+444 Reply

Thedudeyouhatetomeet Thedudeyouhatetomeet

only when its cited

+555 Reply

TomboyJanet TomboyJanet

As much as I'd trust anyother information source.

+222 Reply

PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

For straightforward matters of fact, which is what I usually use it for, I have found Wikipedia to be very reliable.

+222 Reply

Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

Please login or create an account to make a comment.

Sort comments by: Replies Date Score Loves

Find out your friends' opinions

Amirite is the premier opinion-based social network where people from all around the world discover, debate and discuss today's hottest issues. Share your perspective to the world and interact with like-minded individuals on breaking news, hot topics and controversial issues now!

With that many angles, the discussions on Amirite will open your eyes to a panoramic view of your world that you won't get anywhere else, allowing you to see the big picture and discuss it.

Every opinion matters on Amirite.

Sign up to have your opinion heard!

It only takes a second.
Connect with Facebook, Twitter or Google.

or create an account with your email...

Sign Up Already Have An Account?

Login to your Amirite account...

Login Forgot Your Details? Need An Account?

Enter your email address and we'll email you your account details.

Send Details Back To Login Form

Login using...

Login

Forgotten username or password?
We'll send you your username and a new password.

Email Address

Login

Sign up to have your opinion heard!

Show posts as Grid List

By creating an account you indicate that you have read and agree to abide by our rules.

Create My Account