so, in nearly every thread with a "serious" dicussion (yes, insert internet serious business pic here) there is some sort of wikipedia quote and some other guy that thinks he has to sound intelligent and brings on the usual "wikipedia isnt a source, blablabla"
1. i am a student, and although everybody knows that wiki is not a citable source for papers, its still helpful. professors told me more than one time that they also start on wiki if they research something. easy way to get an overview over something.
2. just a little story. back in HS, i thought it would be hilarious to fuck with this international knowledgewebsite and added wrong info. i wrote that this guy
(karl moik, he moderated a german folk show) died during a hoe/drugs/alcohol orgy in spain. what shall i say? less than 1 hour, this stuff was deleted, and the school ip was blocked a while (kinda big thing if you can imagine)...
BOTTOM LINE: dont try to look intelligent by flaming on wiki. everybody uses it and i would give a hand for 95% of the info there. of course you have to be careful on things like hitler, holocaust, health care bill, 9/11 or so, but in general its way better than people say.
i know this wont change anything, but i feel like ranting.
oh btw, this wont work without quoting wiki at least one time