How reliable is Wikipedia?

How often do you find Wikipedia's information to be correct?

  • Never

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 10%

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 20%

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • 30%

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 40%

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 50%

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • 60%

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 70%

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • 80%

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • 90%

    Votes: 5 27.8%
  • Always

    Votes: 5 27.8%

  • Total voters
    18

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
I recently used some info from Wikipedia to defeat someone in an argument, and his response was that "Wikipedia is always wrong". So, how often is Wikipedia right? It's never let me down before.

Anticipated FAQs
1)
  • Q:Who were you arguing with?
  • A: I don't see how that matters.
2)
  • Q: What were you arguing about?
  • A: That still doesn't matter.
 

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
ShyGuy27 said:
I recently used some info from Wikipedia to defeat someone in an argument, and his response was that "Wikipedia is always wrong". So, how often is Wikipedia right? It's never let me down before.

Anticipated FAQs
1)
  • Q:Who were you arguing with?
  • A: I don't see how that matters.
2)
  • Q: What were you arguing about?
  • A: The correct pronunciation of "meme".
I never would have asked either of those questions(especially the first), but I find Wikipedia to ALWAYS be correct. All those school teachers say "ZOMG EVERYBODY AND ANYBODY CAN EDIT IT! DOOO NOOOT TRUUUST WIIIKIPEEEDIAAA" and try to brainwash us, but what they don't know, is that practically every article is being watched by at least one person, if not many. Wrong information doesn't last long there.
 

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
ShyGuy27 said:
Halvin said:
I never would have asked either of those questions(especially the first).
*shrugs* Someone would have.
Just watch when somebody does. :D
 

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
Free Loader said:
I put in 90 percent, but it's probably more like 99 percent. Even if something is wrong, it just happened to be wrong the second you went to it. If you refresh it once, someone will have come along and fixed it.
Pershishely.

edit: According to the polls, Wikipedia is now %97.5 percent reliable.
 

Smiddle

Power Star
Toadbert101 said:
Wikipedia is reliable. Ive noticed they have a "simpler English" section in their lingo's. xD
Why is that funny?

~~~~~~~~

To expand my previous post, I meant that an article on politics might not be as reliable as an article on some German pop group's fifth album.
 

BEEEEEAAARRRS

how about a rousing game of pool
Smiddle said:
Toadbert101 said:
Wikipedia is reliable. Ive noticed they have a "simpler English" section in their lingo's. xD
Why is that funny?

~~~~~~~~

To expand my previous post, I meant that an article on politics might not be as reliable as an article on some German pop group's fifth album.
Because most of Wikipedia is complicated gibberish.
 
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Nerdy Guy

Guest
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
 
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Nerdy Guy

Guest
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
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Retired Wiki Staff
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D

Also, I'd say they're 80% right; I've found quite a few mistakes with dates.
 
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Nerdy Guy

Guest
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D
The chocolate version is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acid_rain&diff=247375597&oldid=247255927, if you want to look at it.
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
Nerdy Guy said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D
The chocolate version is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acid_rain&diff=247375597&oldid=247255927, if you want to look at it.
Why can't someone vandalize the MarioWiki with Hershey bars? D:

j/k
 

BEEEEEAAARRRS

how about a rousing game of pool
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D
The chocolate version is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acid_rain&diff=247375597&oldid=247255927, if you want to look at it.
Why can't someone vandalize the MarioWiki with Hershey bars? D:

j/k
No Mars Bars.
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
Toadbert101 said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D
The chocolate version is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acid_rain&diff=247375597&oldid=247255927, if you want to look at it.
Why can't someone vandalize the MarioWiki with Hershey bars? D:

j/k
No Mars Bars.
Trolls are that kind though.
 

BEEEEEAAARRRS

how about a rousing game of pool
Stooben Rooben said:
Toadbert101 said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D
The chocolate version is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acid_rain&diff=247375597&oldid=247255927, if you want to look at it.
Why can't someone vandalize the MarioWiki with Hershey bars? D:

j/k
No Mars Bars.
Trolls are that kind though.
Aha, wha
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
Toadbert101 said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Toadbert101 said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
Stooben Rooben said:
Nerdy Guy said:
ShyGuy27 said:
Nerdy Guy said:
I remember one time vandels changed all the word "acid" to "chocolate" on the Acid Rain page. I was doing a report on Acid Rain at that time. :'(
By god, I hope you were smart enough to not write a report on Chocolate Rain.
I was, I printed the page out before the it was vandalised, so I used that. I just saw it was vandalised the day after I printed. So I was safe.
I bet a report on Chocolate Rain would be cool. Especially if it would explain how it would be possible. :D
The chocolate version is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acid_rain&diff=247375597&oldid=247255927, if you want to look at it.
Why can't someone vandalize the MarioWiki with Hershey bars? D:

j/k
No Mars Bars.
Trolls are that kind though.
Aha, wha
...*facepalm*
 
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Nerdy Guy

Guest
Wikipedia is a good place to find picture, though.
Like this one:
 

SmartGuy

A complete wanker.
Wikipedia is always right, except when spammers are about, but it's always dealt with, that's why I picked 80%
 
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