Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePreschool · 4 months ago

Why do extremely stupid people use Wikipedia? Wikipedia is full of unverified nonsense, original research, and NPOV violations.?

Update:

Everything on Wikipedia that isn't in Britannica is suspect for extreme inaccuracies. They get rated only for a small set of core curriculum items, not their overall accuracy. Especially when it comes to talking about science based on research papers (since most Wikipedians are illiterate and never read past the abstract before claiming a paper says something it doesn't)

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
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    Because they're too stupid to do actual research, so they blindly believe whatever idiotpedia tells them to believe.

  • alexis
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    It is right on most things, I find. It doesn't lie about Japan being a country of Asia, for example.

  • 4 months ago

    Seems fine to me. Why do you care what people use??

  • 4 months ago

    Anyone can create a Wikipedia page to insult or use false information about someone, a lot of the things on there isn't true but most of it is true and made by people who know what they are putting on there.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Wiki's not as bad as people make it out to be. In my field and others, it offers many excellent articles, written by educated professionals.

    Moreover unlike many other sites, Wiki articles can be corrected by people who know what they're talking about. If you find an error elsewhere, you can notify the site owner, but there's no guarantee it will be fixed.

    Finally, while I don't accept Wiki article as sources in my classes, they do give student references and external bibliography that they can find in libraries and read for themselves.

    Original research is a GOOD thing, dear. That's what scholars do. It's something that should be encouraged.

    • 4 months agoReport

      You're obviously a drop out, otherwise you'd be literate.

  • 4 months ago

    I don't use it for politics, but I have used it for general info in which bias would serve no purpose.

  • 4 months ago

    Wikipedia contains some real jewels and a lot of garbage of the type that inhabits facebook. Which of these one picks reflects education and IQ. Idiots avoid the jewels (which they are incapable of understanding and assume, therefore, that what is written is garbage but WE know where the REAL garbage is).

  • 4 months ago

    because its right 99% of the time

    But, it's horses for courses

    If you are looking up facts for a term paper, why not use wikipedia?

    If you are working on your doctorate, go to other sources

    saying 'it's stupid' just makes you look like a poseur,

  • 4 months ago

    It’s one of the best websites

  • 4 months ago

    but Wikipedia has great info on every TV show...

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