The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104107   Message #2127968
Posted By: redsnapper
17-Aug-07 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wicked Impediment on WikiPedia?!
Subject: RE: BS: Wicked Impediment on WikiPedia?!
One advantage of Wikipedia is exactly that it is open access allowing a wide range of users to read, edit and track entries providing a kind of informal peer review. That could sometimes have some advantages over resources compiled and edited by a restricted group. Mr Griffith's automated tool could be an important contribution to that process. I agree though that nothing should be taken at face value and that Wiki entries should always be cross-checked against other references. I have found in my area of work that Wikipedia entries can sometimes be better than other sources.