Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another one from Christian Brady, Wikipedia won't let an author correct his own Wikipedia page as a matter of policy

http://targuman.org/blog/2012/09/11/wikipedia-again-avoids-facts-by-policy/

I keep advising against the use of Wikipedia for anything controversial (i.e. controversies that matter, as opposed to whether or not Captain America could beat Wolverine in a fight). This is another reason.  Even if we factor in bias primary sources beat secondary sources most of the time unless the primary sources can be proven beyond all doubt to be fraudulent.  That's a basic point about doing the best research you can.  If you're looking up wiki-anything it's like Megatron trusting Starscream.  Sure, technically you could do it and not have some plot against your life but you better not gamble ono the idea that he'll never let you down. :) Letting Megatron down is practically Starscream's destiny.

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