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000ike
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8/5/2011 1:17:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The question is "who has more reliable sources", not "who has more sources". It's pretty frustrating seeing debates tipped over just because the other guy had 5 different dictionary websites and 3 wikepedias. Can we vote responsibly please?
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Ore_Ele
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8/5/2011 1:19:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/5/2011 1:17:23 PM, 000ike wrote:
The question is "who has more reliable sources", not "who has more sources". It's pretty frustrating seeing debates tipped over just because the other guy had 5 different dictionary websites and 3 wikepedias. Can we vote responsibly please?

I know that some people don't like Wiki, but if you notice, Many Wiki articles have hundreds of sources to back up every other sentence in them, while something from FOX or MSNBC will have... none (at least none that you can check).

Though personally, I don't do the sources unless there is a clear difference in source quality.
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Tim_Spin
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8/5/2011 1:27:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/5/2011 1:19:45 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/5/2011 1:17:23 PM, 000ike wrote:
The question is "who has more reliable sources", not "who has more sources". It's pretty frustrating seeing debates tipped over just because the other guy had 5 different dictionary websites and 3 wikepedias. Can we vote responsibly please?

I know that some people don't like Wiki, but if you notice, Many Wiki articles have hundreds of sources to back up every other sentence in them, while something from FOX or MSNBC will have... none (at least none that you can check).

Though personally, I don't do the sources unless there is a clear difference in source quality.

Sometimes if I read something in Wikipedia, I'll look at the bottom for the original source and use that instead since no one like Wikipedia for some reason. It's the same information, it's just from a medical website or something instead.
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