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#31 ahhell

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:19

Wikipedia is long past it's prime. It was a good idea in the early days of the Internet.
I'll never donate money to them


#32 Brian M.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:24

Honestly? Nope. I just did a quick search through my internet history - and in the last year, there are 5 Wikipedia pages I've visited.

One page view every 10 weeks on average doesn't really justify a donation IMO :p. I just don't really find it to be a proper source of information - I've gotten used to looking in more reliable places.

#33 Marshall

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:25

No website has ever donated to me, so ...


Why must everything be about money?

How about the fact that such sites "donate" information and increase your knowledge on a subject?

What about Neowin? Surely they've "donated" something back to you, such as entertainment, information, tech news, laughs or just a good way to pass time.

#34 Mulrian

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:25

Wikipedia is long past it's prime. It was a good idea in the early days of the Internet.


Yeah because it isn't still the 6th most visited website in the world....

#35 Systematic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:35

I donated $10 to them a year ago or so.

#36 Dot Matrix

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:38

You asked, and I say no.

I'm a broke college student. My money is spent on gas, food, and rent.... And beer. Wikipeida will survive without the spare $0.25 I have laying around.

#37 ahhell

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 13:43

Yeah because it isn't still the 6th most visited website in the world....

So?
Being popular doesn't make it good. The fact that it can be edited by everybody is a double edged sword.
Pretty much EVERY site has a wiki of some form or another anyway.

#38 Setnom

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:44

What more reliable alternatives to Wikipedia are there? I'd like to bookmark them.

#39 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 19:40

Donate? What's this word you speak of?

#40 tsupersonic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:24

What more reliable alternatives to Wikipedia are there? I'd like to bookmark them.

For my type of field, peer reviewed articles from journals, books, and such. Never rely on wiki as a source - many teachers/professors won't allow the use of wiki as a source. Also, use multiple sources of information, if possible.

#41 44MLX

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:27

The free-rider problem

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:30

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#43 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:31

I am surprised. I think that you are just not curious enough about anything or just dont care.


I have donated, and I use wiki at least once a week! I look up information about anything that comes up in my daily life that i do not understand.

I use it a lot for food stuff/plans/animal/medicine/chemicals/authors/movies/games/conditions/brands/fashion/cars/cities/countries/historical figures/ ETC ETC ETC !!!!

ANYTHING that comes up in my outing/reading/internet - i can quickly lookup in wiki. does not matter if it is 100% correct... it usually very helpful to give me an idea about something that otherwise i would have ZERO information about.

#44 Elessar

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:39

Nope, and I never will. It's like the 4th most visited site on the ENTIRE internet. A site that popular that isn't trying to at least breakeven is just ridiculous. Honestly, an unobtrusive ad on the top (think 728x90 banner) or something on the left of the page just below the "Languages" section would be fine.

#45 Enron

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:52

What more reliable alternatives to Wikipedia are there? I'd like to bookmark them.


I have an entire encyclopedia on CD-ROM. It's a 1993 edition. Runs on Windows 3.1 and tells me everything I ever needed to know. Who cares about some dumb wikipedia?