Originally Posted by Salku
Isn't wikipedia a community based site?
Well the thing that a research can do well is if you had experience with that certain subject/topic. We do not know if our sources are true unless we try it out ourselves. Hell Wiki can say fire is not hot, but cold. You try it out, HELL it frigging hot!
See the beauty about Wikipedia is that it links you to other sources. When researching Wikipedia is a good place to get a quick overview of the topic before diving in deep. When you dive in, then you use the links at the bottom for sources. If said link does not work, then you turn to Google/Yahoo for your search on that particular portion of your research.
Wikipedia only serves as a quick understand and a link hub. But you must have criticism only anything you read regardless if it's on the net or in a book. Books are NEVER 100% accurate unless it has to do with math. But even then, there are typos.