Well yeah - we've had it drummed into us at school that wikipedia is unreliable and that we shouldn't use it.
My view of it is actually the opposite. I think it's better than a lot of other tertiary sources in that it has a wider range of input from a whole lot of different perspectives, rather than being written solely by one author or a company. It better represents the macro world view point, or common knowledge. There's also the fact that the authors have no financial gain - so anything written is purely for the betterment of the article.
Of course, vandalism can be a problem - but it's usually cleared up so quickly with all the wiki stalkers around that it's rarely an issue (for me, anyway).
Anyway that was really off topic... _________________ There are certain moments where some people should just be left unknown.
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