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    Wikipedia bans the Daily Mail as a source for being 'unreliable'

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    YEAAAAHHH

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    Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More information at one's hands than at any other point in history, largely free of political point-scoring and bias, constantly updated and free to everyone with an Internet connection.

    It's amazing.

    The Mail on the other hand is a hateful rag designed primarily to titillate and enrage those with empty lives....but Martin Samuel is a decent writer so there's that.

    Good on Wikipedia.

    The irony X)

    Although Tbf I don't blame them one bit. I don't know how they're (DM) still printing "news".
    Edited by: "A1512" 9th Feb

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More … Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More information at one's hands than at any other point in history, largely free of political point-scoring and bias, constantly updated and free to everyone with an Internet connection.It's amazing.The Mail on the other hand is a hateful rag designed primarily to titillate and enrage those with empty lives....but Martin Samuel is a decent writer so there's that.Good on Wikipedia.



    He's genuinely the only reason I visit the site, though I'm still having to get used to his new debate format.

    I wish they would ban the Guardian as well thats another source of crap opinionated "news" just from the other side of the coin.

    BBC next hopefully.

    Daily Star is the only credible source these days

    tea and kittens for the win
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    Only good thing about the Daily Mail is the crossword.

    RuudBullit

    Only good thing about the Daily Mail is the crossword.



    There's lots of cross words usually about the EU and migrants, that's why I love it.

    Seems about right.

    How can I upvote this

    Pmsl X)

    DarkEnergy2012

    Daily Star is the only credible source these days


    I know like todays report of a nuclear blast just off the English coast, I nearly crapped myself only to click the Google news link and be taken to the star, to find out its 100 miles away in another country and wasnt even in the nuclear part, of the facility, it was probably the microwave or toaster in the canteen! Lol Your text here

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More … Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More information at one's hands than at any other point in history, largely free of political point-scoring and bias, constantly updated and free to everyone with an Internet connection.It's amazing.The Mail on the other hand is a hateful rag designed primarily to titillate and enrage those with empty lives....but Martin Samuel is a decent writer so there's that.Good on Wikipedia.



    "Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More information at one's hands than at any other point in history, largely free of political point-scoring and bias, constantly updated and free to everyone with an Internet connection."


    You almost got me there until I realised no Cambridge Graduate would recommend Wikipedia. Oh wait...

    Fred.Smith

    "Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More … "Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More information at one's hands than at any other point in history, largely free of political point-scoring and bias, constantly updated and free to everyone with an Internet connection."You almost got me there until I realised no Cambridge Graduate would recommend Wikipedia. Oh wait...


    So, why would no Cambridge graduate recommend Wikipedia. Don't tell me that you've taken a survey of all Cambridge graduates and not a single one would recommend Wikipedia! oO

    RonChew

    So, why would no Cambridge graduate recommend Wikipedia. Don't tell me … So, why would no Cambridge graduate recommend Wikipedia. Don't tell me that you've taken a survey of all Cambridge graduates and not a single one would recommend Wikipedia! oO


    He read it on Wilipedia, must be true.

    Hear it from the horse's mouth rather than any of the above:-
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Academic_use
    .
    Obviously, this MISC is not academic at all, which includes my comments, your humble prisoner of Misc.

    RonChew

    So, why would no Cambridge graduate recommend Wikipedia. Don't tell me … So, why would no Cambridge graduate recommend Wikipedia. Don't tell me that you've taken a survey of all Cambridge graduates and not a single one would recommend Wikipedia! oO



    'twas merely a quip angry Ronald, try not to be so uptight all the time. Anyway where's HEadWArD these days? You covering his shifts for him?

    Fred.Smith

    'twas merely a quip angry Ronald, try not to be so uptight all the time. … 'twas merely a quip angry Ronald, try not to be so uptight all the time. Anyway where's HEadWArD these days? You covering his shifts for him?


    A quip. And there I was thinking that it was a snide comment about another member. I must be confusing you with someone else who does that sort of thing, for which I do apologise.

    I can't shed any light on your friend's whereabouts. Was he not at last night's party?

    RonChew

    A quip. And there I was thinking that it was a snide comment about … A quip. And there I was thinking that it was a snide comment about another member. I must be confusing you with someone else who does that sort of thing, for which I do apologise.I can't shed any light on your friend's whereabouts. Was he not at last night's party?



    "Was he not at last night's party?"

    "And there I was thinking that it was a snide comment about another member. I must be confusing you with someone else who does that sort of thing"

    oO

    Fred.Smith

    "Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More … "Wikipedia is one of the most wondrous things about modern life. More information at one's hands than at any other point in history, largely free of political point-scoring and bias, constantly updated and free to everyone with an Internet connection."You almost got me there until I realised no Cambridge Graduate would recommend Wikipedia. Oh wait...



    I assume you're talking about Wikipedias validaity as a source and you're right that it isn't acceptable in itself. The sources it cites are perfectly valid in most cases though.

    The point you've missed is that I never once spoke about its suitability as an academic source.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    I assume you're talking about Wikipedias validaity as a source and you're … I assume you're talking about Wikipedias validaity as a source and you're right that it isn't acceptable in itself. The sources it cites are perfectly valid in most cases though.The point you've missed is that I never once spoke about its suitability as an academic source.



    "The sources it cites are perfectly valid"

    Are they? And your evidence for this is? I'm pretty sure I've seen many citations to work published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Sun, RT, Press TV, Daily Mirror and The Daily Express to name but a few.

    Fred.Smith

    "The sources it cites are perfectly valid"Are they? And your evidence for … "The sources it cites are perfectly valid"Are they? And your evidence for this is? I'm pretty sure I've seen many citations to work published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Sun, RT, Press TV, Daily Mirror and The Daily Express to name but a few.


    Do any of them speak English ?
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