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Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#41 14 years ago
KadajMy source is no longer there, it was a Wikipedia article that stated he died of cancer and suicide and his father was a government agent and a load of other crap, which I took to mean that it was all crap.

WIkipeadia alone is not a reliable source, certainly not when the articles there have no reliable source they are based on or were you can check upon. :p

It *can* be reliable but as with anything don't base everything off one source.




colonel_bob

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#42 14 years ago
Großadmiral DönitzWIkipeadia alone is not a reliable source, certainly not when the articles there have no reliable source they are based on or were you can check upon. :p It *can* be reliable but as with anything don't base everything off one source.

I wrote a research paper with Wikipedia as one of my cited sources this past school year. :lookaround:




Kadaj

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#43 14 years ago

Großadmiral DönitzWIkipeadia alone is not a reliable source, certainly not when the articles there have no reliable source they are based on or were you can check upon. :p

It *can* be reliable but as with anything don't base everything off one source.

Heh, that was my point, the wikipedia article was obviously a load of crap, and it included things about the kid committing suicide.




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#44 14 years ago
I wrote a research paper with Wikipedia as one of my cited sources this past school year.

And I know about a lot of teachers who would burn your paper for that. :p Even if it's correct "I heard it from an anonymous person" (most of the material on wiki) is not a reliable traceable source and if it includes links to sources it's better to check those sources out. As part of a several sources it can't do that much harm though but it's best to use sources such as books or dedicated internet sites. Though yes, everything may be biased or contain (willingly made) errors or facts that are not mentioned or twisted.




colonel_bob

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#45 14 years ago
Großadmiral DönitzAnd I know about a lot of teachers who would burn your paper for that. :p Even if it's correct "I heard it from an anonymous person" (most of the material on wiki) is not a reliable traceable source and if it includes links to sources it's better to check those sources out. As part of a several sources it can't do that much harm though but it's best to use sources such as books or dedicated internet sites. Though yes, everything may be biased or contain (willingly made) errors or facts that are not mentioned or twisted.

Well, it was one out of five... it helped a little, but didn't really contribute anything major to my paper. Wikipedia articles usually are at least interesting, though.




Chris

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#46 14 years ago

Controversial, sometimes, but damn interesting.