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#1 Shaun

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 05:19 PM

Wikipedia.

I came across this useful website a few weeks ago and I use it quite a lot. Basically, if you want to know anything about anything simply do a search!

For example, type in 'Glasgow University" and look at all the information you get!

It's amazing!

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE(fearfactor47 @ Mar 29 2005, 06:19 PM)
It's amazing!

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Yes, Wikipedia is great biggrin.gif

The maths articles are generally very helpful, and easier to understand than some other sites.

Plus it's possible to waste absolutely ages reading lots of interesting articles tongue.gif

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 06:06 PM

Yep I've done that!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:16 PM

wikipedia is great

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:18 PM

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Plus it's possible to waste absolutely ages reading lots of interesting articles tongue.gif

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that is true biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:19 PM

I'm disgusted! at Bred! for closing my pointless wikipedia poll! :@

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:24 PM

Go to www.pointlesspolls.com next time you feel the urge to make one then.
Please vote for me! (Brendan Howard, 5th from bottom, only 1 vote required): http://answers.polld...m/poll/2330393/

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:27 PM

NO!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:28 PM

What's great about wikipedia is that everyone can edit/add to it. It's also carefuly monitored so that no crap gets on it.

My friend edited an article by addin' in a few fale comments here and there... the next day they were removed. ohmy.gif

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE(John @ Feb 1 2006, 10:27 PM)
NO!

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Is there a similar site for pointless posts? (excluding this post...obviously).

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE(bred @ Feb 1 2006, 10:24 PM)
Go to www.pointlesspolls.com next time you feel the urge to make one then.

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links broken......hey!!!!! wait a minute! You made that up!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE($D$2 @ Feb 1 2006, 10:28 PM)
What's great about wikipedia is that everyone can edit/add to it.  It's also carefuly monitored so that no crap gets on it.

My friend edited an article by addin' in a few fale comments here and there... the next day they were removed.  ohmy.gif

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they show no mercy!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:32 PM

hehe, i was too ignorant to click on it!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE($D$2 @ Feb 1 2006, 10:28 PM)
What's great about wikipedia is that everyone can edit/add to it.  It's also carefuly monitored so that no crap gets on it.

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I wouldn't say "no crap gets on it". Some crap is obviously harder to detect than others, especially if you don't know much about the topic at hand. However, there's certainly some inaccurate/very subjective "information" in some of the articles.
Please vote for me! (Brendan Howard, 5th from bottom, only 1 vote required): http://answers.polld...m/poll/2330393/

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:34 PM

FAO John and Scott

http://www.gametalk.com/talk/pointless/
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE(bred @ Feb 1 2006, 10:32 PM)
QUOTE($D$2 @ Feb 1 2006, 10:28 PM)
What's great about wikipedia is that everyone can edit/add to it.  It's also carefuly monitored so that no crap gets on it.

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I wouldn't say "no crap gets on it". Some crap is obviously harder to detect than others, especially if you don't know much about the topic at hand. However, there's certainly some inaccurate/very subjective "information" in some of the articles.

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I suppose. However, many specific articles (e.g. science articles which are filled with jargon) are less prone to see innacuracies because usually only people knowledgable in the subject will edit. People that don't understande the subject will probably not put innaccuracies in it if they doon't know what is going on

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:44 PM

Wikipedia is the first place I go when I want to know something smile.gif

Wikibooks is good too!

I'd say I could learn more with an hour on Wikipedia/Wikibooks than with an hour at university! ohmy.gif
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:15 AM

Yeah, it does get abused though sadly:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4520678.stm

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:20 AM

QUOTE(pseudotoxic @ Feb 1 2006, 10:44 PM)
Wikipedia is the first place I go when I want to know something smile.gif

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me too

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:03 PM

Yeah, it's really annoying if people change articles to have false information in them. I was looking up the "Ten Abominations" and someone had changed one of the things to "wearing a hat," needless to say, I didn't put that in my essay. I still prefer just using good old Google for finding stuff, it's much more reliable.





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