by Duluth News Tribune
September 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Every seven years or so, I ask Jimmy Wales to fix something on Wikipedia. Every time, he graciously obliges, even if I haven’t been so polite in asking.
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Maybe you don’t quite get the concept of Wikipedia Robin. You can go in and change anything you want. You don’t have to bother Mr. Wales to do it.
If you have any IT guys left you can ask them and they can explain it to you.
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Robin, I agree with you that the article is horribly less than it could be. I’m sure there’s plenty of history about the DNT….I just don’t know where most people in the public could find it. Wikipedia may not always be 100% accurate and I’d never cite it in an academic paper, but it’s a wonderful place to go when you’re just wondering about something.
By the way, I just headed over to Wikipedia and read your comment on the talk page. About 2 months ago, I updated the front page image on the article that you mentioned. That was bugging me too.
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The author of Ecclesiastic was wrong about one thing. Wikipedia really is something new under the sun. If you are looking for information it’s a good place to start. But if that’s all the further you go you risk being misinformed.
That’s Ecclesiastes of course.
David, hence me saying “Iâ€™d never cite it in an academic paper, but itâ€™s a wonderful place to go when youâ€™re just wondering about something.”
I’d never use it when I’m seriously researching something or need to be 100% sure about a fact. But I DO use it frequently just to look up something I’m curious about. Additionally, you can find links to many other reputable, reliable sources to learn more about the topic.
Bedbugs: Theyâ€™re here, and hungry …. I think that about says it
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