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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109151

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Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?


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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109171

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jodiaz wrote:
Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?
I used Wikipedia a lot.
But the info on Wikipedia can be changed, oftentimes by biased people who barely do any research.
Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good alternative.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109190

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?
I used Wikipedia a lot.
But the info on Wikipedia can be changed, oftentimes by biased people who barely do any research.
Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good alternative.
Ik but you can just check the sources.


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jodiaz wrote:
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Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?
I used Wikipedia a lot.
But the info on Wikipedia can be changed, oftentimes by biased people who barely do any research.
Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good alternative.
Ik but you can just check the sources.
Not many people do that.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109258

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Wikipedia is not an acceptable source because it's not an actual encyclopedia. It's community run. I do find Wikipedia useful to find sources though.

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Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109358

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sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.


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sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
I used to use it a lot, tbh.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109419

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jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Wikipedia's legitimacy is not questioned because of the information on it, but rather the premise that it is community-based and not compiled and vetted through the various phases that an Encyclopedia is.

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SGirven wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Wikipedia's legitimacy is not questioned because of the information on it, but rather the premise that it is community-based and not compiled and vetted through the various phases that an Encyclopedia is.
People can and will twist facts. It is only those who research genuine information that will be satisfiedby their findings.
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jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Rarely.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109448

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
I used to use it a lot, tbh.
I haven't had to use it much but if I ever need it I know it's a reliable source to turn to. I used it for my research paper in 8th grade and plan to use it this school year too.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109462

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
SGirven wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Wikipedia's legitimacy is not questioned because of the information on it, but rather the premise that it is community-based and not compiled and vetted through the various phases that an Encyclopedia is.
People can and will twist facts. It is only those who research genuine information that will be satisfiedby their findings.
Why in the world will people just change things if it doesn't help other people?
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109463

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Rarely.
They still do it tho....


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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109492

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jodiaz wrote:
Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
SGirven wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Wikipedia's legitimacy is not questioned because of the information on it, but rather the premise that it is community-based and not compiled and vetted through the various phases that an Encyclopedia is.
People can and will twist facts. It is only those who research genuine information that will be satisfiedby their findings.
Why in the world will people just change things if it doesn't help other people?
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109573

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
SGirven wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
Wikipedia is open for people to edit it. Though it might be reliable enough to find out who some historic figure's spouse was (but not necessarily because someone can easily say that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene), it is not reliable enough to use for school. I agree with Khriz about Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good source. The website is britannica.com
If it's wrong they change it back to what is real.
Wikipedia's legitimacy is not questioned because of the information on it, but rather the premise that it is community-based and not compiled and vetted through the various phases that an Encyclopedia is.
People can and will twist facts. It is only those who research genuine information that will be satisfiedby their findings.
Why in the world will people just change things if it doesn't help other people?
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That's people for you.
I don't think people do that for the sake of doing that...


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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109594

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jodiaz wrote:
Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?
I used Wikipedia a lot.
But the info on Wikipedia can be changed, oftentimes by biased people who barely do any research.
Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good alternative.
I use both when doing research.


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I don't think people do that for the sake of doing that...
Believe me, they do.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109856

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?
I used Wikipedia a lot.
But the info on Wikipedia can be changed, oftentimes by biased people who barely do any research.
Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good alternative.
I use both when doing research.
For some reason I always wanted to read an encyclopedia.
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Why do most teachers not allow this? 1 year 3 months ago #109947

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
jodiaz wrote:
Why do most teachers not want kids using Wikipedia as a reliable source for things? It is reliable and you can see all the sources that Wikipedia uses. Ever thought about that?
I used Wikipedia a lot.
But the info on Wikipedia can be changed, oftentimes by biased people who barely do any research.
Brittanica Encyclopaedia is a good alternative.
I use both when doing research.
For some reason I always wanted to read an encyclopedia.
Brittanica's there for ya.
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