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? asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 2 months ago

Do yahoo responders have a duty to try and make sure their answers are correct and supportable?

It has been claimed that the editors on Wikipedia are not reliable historians and scholars, and are just amateurs.

The claim was pertaining to a question regarding the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism_in_the_... .

However, i am not going to go through every source in the notes, but, the first two sources are from historians notable enough to have their own wikipedia pages, and the third source is the Holocaust Encyclopedia.

(2)  Avraham Sela - Avraham Sela is an Israeli historian and scholar on the Middle East and international relations. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avraham_Sela .

(3) Jeffrey C. Herf (born April 24, 1947) is an American historian. He is Distinguished University Professor of modern European, in particular modern German, history at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Herf .

(4) Holocaust Encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_Encycloped... .

Surely responders on question and answers sites have a duty to attempt to support their opinions, beliefs, studies, research with source or citation et cetera? 

Whilst i appreciate that Wikipedia is not "always" right, and checking the source might be a good idea, i would still say that using Wikipedia is a source, is a lot better than answering a question with no source whatsoever.

Especially when the answer can be so easily contradicted by actually pulling out the sources?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    95% don't care they are either here to abuse or tell lies

    i prefer the truth and being helpful

  • 2 months ago

    you're joking, right? 

    I've read the most ridiculous nonsense in my life here..........

    and then other idiots award it the BEST answer. 

    No one here answers questions  seriously anymore.....and if they do, they are wasting their time. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Like you not everyone will "go through every source in the notes" and others will actively misrepresent their sources by taking them out of context (as you frequently do) and create a misleading article.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Anyone can be a wikipedia contributor. And any contributor can write whatever they want. However, usually the more responsible contributors outweigh the bad and make the proper corrections. 

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  • 2 months ago

    No, there is no such duty other than not being a troll.

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