After doing a quick word-search of SDMB for “Wikipedia”, I find it has been mentioned hundreds of times (not surprising) but I can find no recent thread discussing its merits. If this has already been discussed, please tell me and I will drop the subject.
Now, I have been told by some people that Wikipedia is sooooo full or errors and so inaccurate that some teachers and college professors forbid its use as a research tool.
Personally, I find there are many, many, many worthwhile articles. They have millions of entries, including articles in every major language. While I can only read English, French and German, I have almost always been favourably impressed by what I see.
Is Wikipedia really as bad as some people claim? Does anyone have any examples of gross errors? Let’s talk.