It came as no surprise to me when I came across an article that stated a study shows how
interesting screwed up things are on the Wikipedia web site concerning “edit wars”.
Anyone who knows Wikipedia knows that the information there is not always accurate. In fact, there are many times when article information presented is just flat out wrong (Note: Feel free to post a comment if you’ve ever encountered this on Wikipedia). I’m not talking about Wikipedia vandalism (which still happens quite a bit), but rather that the information presented on many articles simply isn’t correct.
I have never recommended Wikipedia to anyone as a primary source of information. Yes, I do at times use that site as reference material when posting articles here, but only if I am reasonably sure the linked article contains accurate information.
If you’re conducting research, my suggestion is simply this: Don’t use Wikipedia as your only source of information. Google is your friend here to find other places for reference sources.
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