[Wikipedia-l] Re: in response to your article "Librarian: Don't use Wikipedia as source" in the Post-Standard

phil hunt zen19725 at zen.co.uk
Sat Aug 28 17:10:08 UTC 2004

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 16:16:43 +0200, Marco Krohn <marco.krohn at web.de> wrote:
>I agree with most of what you wrote, but I think it is a mistake to believe 
>that we have any kind of review system which is on par (wrt error 
>elimination) with a real peer review. At least my experience is that the 
>probability for finding a mistake in Wikipedia is by far higher than for 

Yes, and so is the probability of finding true information. The en 
Wikipedia has more text and articles than Britannica, and thus 
contains more information. Yes, some of that information in either 
is going to be wrong, which is why it's always useful to check on 
the web (or in books) for other sources of information.

"It's easier to find people online who openly support the KKK than 
people who openly support the RIAA" -- comment on Wikipedia
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