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Wikipedia Information very questionable!!

I was doing research today for a blog. I was looking for pictures from it. That is was this site is good for. . Out of curiosity I checked on the token I was working on. One of the people a Saints information was so wrong I wrote them. As a student of The Ministry. I knew this story backward and forward.. It's written down. They said this Saint and followers left Ireland to Iona. Wrong very wrong. This Saint was thorn out of Ireland never to look back at the land of his birth and home and love. When he went back to Ireland his eyes were blindfolded till he arrived back at his adopted home Ionia. His crime was the first case of Plagerism. When he came before the King of Ireland he was banished. Now I ask you how can you get history so wrong. I don't know but also found many mistakes. The Fugio Cent it states was made in Philadelphia. The mint was not built yet. So be careful . Use other sources. That's two mistakes in two days not counting the others!!

1 year ago

I hear a lot of people say that wikipedia isn't very reliable, but I personally haven't had any problems with it. But usually when I want an answer I like to check several different resources just to be sure

1 year ago

I frequently find problems with Wikipedia. Why is that? Because it is "crowdsourced". That means that anyone can write anything and it will stand until someone catches it. Then they have to have the motivation to actually correct what was written. When I was teaching college. I wouldn't allow my students to cite Wikipedia. Its an intellectually lazy way to do your research and as Mike says will misinform you. About the only thing I use Wikipedia for is to go to the sources they do list to read, along with doing my own research and finding my own resources. Take pride in your research and learn the skills to be a good researcher. Those skills are applicable to any situation in life.

1 year ago

I am also a memer of the National Park Travelers Club, and they have a national park wiki that is crowdsourced, but only by members who know the right answers. It might be cool if the ANA had a similar one that is filled out by members, because I enjoy researching and writing on things.

1 year ago

This is why I avoid Wikipedia for pretty much everything.

1 year ago

@ cent searcher..... Well we have the Redbook. That eliminates the need for that

1 year ago

Re-read BAMA's reply. Well put, Sir. You beat me to it.

1 year ago

When researching I first attempt looking to the source. In the case of much older topics I search the digital archives from the Numismatist link on this site or the NNP (Newman Numismatic Portal). There are countless digitized original documents and articles of the time. Not to mention all of the official mint records. Just bring a shovel and light source.

1 year ago

It's a joke. You YN's might want to avoid listing it as a source. Sam has written about it here. Not a fan.

1 year ago

There are seven different sites to look up information. Some are a spin-off of Wikipedia the one I like is Britannia. The draw back it's 69.00 a year. But for great facts checked by experts  this is a leading g contender. There are more another sells for 39.00 a year info just as good. I put in my browser other sites for information  besides wikapedia. Reading that introduction you will not go near Wikipedia again. Besides 69.00 is cheaper than any coin now for.sale.at the mint

1 year ago
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