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  • You have been referred to this page to warn you that the preceeding link is a link to the valuable-but imperfect Wikipedia.
  • For those of you who don't already know, Wikipedia is an "open source" encyclopedia. This means that anyone can write & edit the entries -- whether they actually know anything about the topic or not.
  • Many of Wikipedia's entries are excellent. Some are misleading, slanted, biased, inflamatory, or outright wrong.
  • The basic message: buyer beware! Wikipedia can be a terrific starting point for learning about a new topic, but never bet too much on its accuracy.
  • Links:
  • Wikipedia's own guidelines for people writing entries.
  • A Wikipedia page commenting on the accuracy of Wikipedia: Wikipedia in Schools.
  • A study published by scienticif journal Nature arrives at relatively positive evaluation of Wikipedia.
  • A story from the New York Times: Snared in the Web of a Wikipedia Liar

Feel free to link to this page if you think you need to issue a Wiki-Warning.
Chris MacDonald