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Offline C5Allroad

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A world without Wikipedia....
« on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 14:28:42 »
How many high schoolers won't be able to finish their history essay last minute? How many college students will typing essays?
Oh the calamity!
We would actually have to look **** up!

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 14:31:41 »
I went through the entirety of my schooling without ever even knowing wikipedia existed.


We actually did book reports in the library, you know, with real books.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 14:43:28 »
a world without wikipedia is a world where my estonian friend doesn't post homoerotic literature in encyclopedia articles

it's also a world where i'd get nothing done at school
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 14:51:43 »
I went through the entirety of my schooling without ever even knowing wikipedia existed.


We actually did book reports in the library, you know, with real books.
I can't complete my project the shorter way.
I have to sort 200 species into phylums, then class, and order.
Complete pain in the ass without wiki

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 15:23:36 »
Kids these days won't know not being able to cite wikipedia
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 15:29:47 »
Kids these days won't know not being able to cite wikipedia
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 16:01:18 »
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 16:05:40 »
We actually did book reports in the library, you know, with real books.

...and real information that was accurate. Something Wikis miss a lot. Especially, with more esoteric subjects.
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 16:38:05 »
We actually did book reports in the library, you know, with real books.

...and real information that was accurate. Something Wikis miss a lot. Especially, with more esoteric subjects.

Most wikis are actually quite accurate.  I dont know why people like to jump on the wiki hate bandwagon
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 16:40:16 »
We actually did book reports in the library, you know, with real books.

...and real information that was accurate. Something Wikis miss a lot. Especially, with more esoteric subjects.

Most wikis are actually quite accurate.  I dont know why people like to jump on the wiki hate bandwagon
Seriously. People forget that each page is reviewed by experts
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 16:44:16 »
No hate at all. It's just a resource for basic knowledge.

I have found errors in Wikis several times. And the ones that are accurate only offer a very basic understanding of complex or very detailed subjects.

   
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 16:46:35 »
Seriously. People forget that each page is reviewed by experts

Where did  you get that from? Wiki? ;)
Seriously, that's sad if true because I have fixed basic errors in Wikis (on Wikipedia) myself and I wouldn't call myself an expert in those subjects (but my info was correct.)
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 17:01:13 »
Wikipedia is horrendous, and I wouldn't use it for anything other than a very basic outline of an unfamiliar subject whilst disregarding anything specific or any figures, or for some sort of pop-culture trivia information.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 17:04:50 »
Well hopefully people are writing whole papers off of the information, but for general outlines a cursory glance of it is helpful
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 18:11:52 »
I go on for basic ****.
Like the classification for phylum Chordata and such.
If I need more in depth, I got straight to other sites.
I've seen errors  in wikipedia. I wasn't calling it a perfect site for all knowledge lol.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 18:20:10 »
I use wikipedia when I need to know what episode I'm on when I pick up a tv series after not watching it for a long time.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 20:12:48 »
man you know how wikipedia is great?

The links at the bottom.

You see every fact in there is supposed to be cited form somewhere else. Just go and look up whatever topic you need, and hit up all those paged for info.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 20:55:51 »
Research using 5 year old encyclopaedias, probably using out of date information, but there again, so were most of the teachers :p
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 21:45:41 »
Well I've never really gone on that site... Lol

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 21:47:34 »
no wonder we're falling behind.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 22:22:14 »
I knew a girl who got caught because she straight up took paragraphs from wikipedia in her reports.

She was dumbfounded as to why she was being reprimanded for plagiarizing and pulled the race card.

"I don't see what the big deal is! My dad took tons of information from wikipedia for his thesis!!"

The guy has a bloody PhD and teaches at a university!

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 01:57:05 »
What is scary is not a world without Wikipedia per se, but a world without free, open source, trustworthy documentation about nearly any subject known to mankind.
The fast encroachment of commercialization and dying of the free press is pushing a stake further into the heart of sources like Wikipedia each year.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 03:43:34 »


What is scary is 2014...

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 07:45:56 »
Everybody that uses Wikipedia (what, 98% of us?) should Paypal them $5 every once in a while.

Pretty painless and money well spent.
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 08:59:11 »
I gave them much more than that, a few years ago. Then I discovered the dark side of Wikipedia.
People who have their own fiefdoms over articles making chances impossible. Articles that couldn't be written because someone had discarded the topic as bogus and locked it. etc.
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 09:09:45 »
I gave them much more than that, a few years ago. Then I discovered the dark side of Wikipedia.
People who have their own fiefdoms over articles making chances impossible. Articles that couldn't be written because someone had discarded the topic as bogus and locked it. etc.

It has to be this way. This is how any limited consciousness works. At the human scale, it seems oppressive, but it's not, it's mere at the edge of what disconnected hive nodes are capable of.

Eventually, AI will take over to validate and integrate the culmination of human intelligence.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 06:34:45 »
How many high schoolers won't be able to finish their history essay last minute? How many college students will typing essays?
Oh the calamity!
We would actually have to look **** up!

I rely on it for information and i would probably go insane

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 10:55:20 »
How many high schoolers won't be able to finish their history essay last minute? How many college students will typing essays?
Oh the calamity!
We would actually have to look **** up!

I rely on it for information and i would probably go insane
Thus proving his point.

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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 07:52:46 »
No Wikipedia?
World Book Encyclopaedia with its year books would still be in publication.
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Re: A world without Wikipedia....
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 09:21:47 »
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