On a more serious note ( B flat?)...
many good points made about wiki in this thread. Agree with CFB on teaching kids the skills to judge fact/fiction/bias. Agree with others, most of the ones I've read in areas of some personal expertise are quite good. A few poor ones, but usually the short ones that just have not gained much input.
It's one of the few places you can go, and get current info that at least has a good chance of getting input from all sides. You still have to sort t out, but it's better than the opinion pieces and sound-bite journalism we get elsewhere. And the discussion page can be very interesting reading (or not).
And the good ones do provide references - that's better than some Nobel Prize winners I can think of
In another forum, I was using wiki to defend a point, some others jumped all over that. I replied that everything I stated had a reference, and they can wade through those papers to see if there was any error in anything I said. No takers...
Yep, I like wiki. For all it's faults, I don't see anything like it. - ERD50