I'm starting this thread because it constantly comes up with one of our resident communists that Wikipedia is "an accurate resource." There is a mountain of proof that it is not, and I'm posting some of them here. The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia Wikipedia cited as lacking legitimacy The next one bears posting a full link, since it shows an example of what's really wrong with Wikipedia and how its unreliability could never be duplicated with legitimate resource sites and publications. The key fact is, there is no oversight on Wikpedia. Anyone can post any time for any reason with any collaboration being required or editor approving the post. Wikipedia is fraudulent in claiming to be an "online encyclopedia" as such a claim implies responsible research, editing, and oversight. Wikipedia has none of those things, and while it might be a source for information that can be followed up on with legitimate research, even that use is highly questionable. If students can't use it for research and term papers, why do members here think it is a legitimate source of "proof" for anything? It's not, and should be ignored.