I know not to trust wikipedia but when did we hear this?

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I know not to trust wikipedia and I'm not, but I'm just wondering when this something like this pop up because I've never heard this before. A possible spoiler if remotly true.

     
  2. eagc7

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    that thing its true,
     
  3. Chopperface

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    Some time back they did say that. Don't worry.

    Also, Wikipedia isn't a bunch of lies. They have references and links to where they got their information. I swear I told that to a teacher once so many times.
     
  4. Cyber Star

    Cyber Star Why so Geewun, Loser?

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    i love wiki, never did me wrong. and that info was out for awhile now, i believe it is confirmed true too
     
  5. Rogzilla

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    But anyone can edit things, not cite their sources and it can remain uncaught for quite a while. Of course, even when they do cite their sources, you can never be sure if they understood the information (as it can be taken out of context) or if the information they are linking is reliable. Its great in theory, but, to put it simply, humans are d-bags.

    And if a teacher told you that you couldn't use wikipedia...they were right.
     
  6. Chopperface

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    Yes, I know. :\ But if the information is coming from somewhere reliable, like CNN, USA Today, Fox, Bay's Website, or something like that, best chances are that it's legit.

    Yes, the teacher was right, but just for the sake of standing up to as bitchy as a teacher she was, I argued it. :D 
     
  7. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    Oh you can definitely use Wikipedia. Use it as a starting point, and if you are at all dubious of any information you come across, check their source, and decide if you think it's trustworthy. You just shouldn't treat it as a primary source in itself. If you have to give a list of references you use in a project, it's better to reference published material first hand.

    In my experience, mistakes and deliberate misinformation/general mischief account for a very tiny fraction of what's on there. Certainly less than 1%. there's actually not as many d-bags about as you might think. And if you do come across mistakes or vandalism, fix it yourself.
     
  8. jamjam101

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    maybe they will bust a cap in Fox's ass
     
  9. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    If anything, Wikipedia tends to be actually more reliable than most of those.
     
  10. boxerperson

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    ROFLMAO. Ok. This made my day. Thank you chopperface.
     
  11. Autobot_Wall-E

    Autobot_Wall-E The Musical

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    People have to realize that it is ok to trust Wikipedia if you check the sources that were listed with the info. If there is no listed source than you can assume whatever but if there is one, check it out... it may be true.
     
  12. Blitz.

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    I typically don't look at the wiki unless I'm looking up some really old info as anything that's about a movie still in production is rather questionable
     
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    i never trust the wikipedia
     
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