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Wikipedia & Q's

Post by scphilli » Tue May 12, 2009 8:16 am

Further driving home the point why no one should rely on wikipedia for writing questions (especially uncited wiki entries):

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090512/ ... dia_hoaxer

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Wikipedia & Q's

Post by Charbroil » Tue May 12, 2009 8:41 am

Wasn't the issue more that journalists didn't pay enough attention than Wikipedia failed? Not that you should use uncited Wiki entries to write questions (or as an exclusive source for anything else), but like Wikipedia said, they did remove the quote three times within minutes or hours (as mentioned in the article)--pretty good, I think, for an article about a relatively* obscure composer.

*Music isn't my area of expertise, and I know that Jarre did do a number of important compositions, but my point is that he's not Bach or Handel or even Grieg or Shostakovich--someone widely known outside the music community.

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