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it really isn't, just look up the editing wars that happen every time a woman does anything wikipedia-worthy

truth of the matter is wikipedia's editing policies are so laughably cliquish that it ironically destroys its credibility
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the biggest scam of all time was convincing kids that wikipedia, a free source of unlimited information, isn’t reliable when there’s literal sources at the bottom & a strict editing p…
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also, it's less that it isn't a valid source rather than it's not an accredited source; wikipedia doesn't get peer-reviewed, wikipedia isn't held to any editorial standards beyond whatever regulations they have, which for any academic field is vital

it's less about gatekeeping and more about ensuring the consistent reliability of the information in there.

remember that trusting unaccredited sources is how you get "freedom eagle dot cuck says vaccines make children gay"

I think the bigger issue at hand is that we're never really taught HOW to do research anymore, until like, very late in college.

Of course people will gravitate to wikipedia when every other source is impossible to find without already knowing it exists.

I realize this may not be what people who follow me expect when my display name is "big booty bimbo bunny babe"

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