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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146520 on: August 16, 2019, 08:27:57 am »

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« Reply #146521 on: August 16, 2019, 08:51:54 am »

Maybe Wikipedia is a fnord to some people, I don't know.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146522 on: August 16, 2019, 09:15:32 am »

In highschool I was taught wikipedia was not a credible source.

it wss the devil, and some teachers took a grade point off for daring to even cite it.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146523 on: August 16, 2019, 09:30:02 am »

Thatís why you go to the references on Wikipedia and cite them instead.
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« Reply #146524 on: August 16, 2019, 09:34:15 am »

A fnord is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.

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« Reply #146525 on: August 16, 2019, 09:44:25 am »

In highschool I was taught wikipedia was not a credible source.

it wss the devil, and some teachers took a grade point off for daring to even cite it.

It's usually reasonably credible, but not always, especially on divisive issues.

You definitely can't cite it, because it changes. The best you can do is a link and an access time, but that's still a bit jank because there's no guarantee that a future reader will be able to access it as it was at that time. The whole point of a citation is that someone reading whatever you wrote needs to be able to go "naaaah, that's a load of crock", check your reference, and either get rekt or transfer their grudge from you to the original purveyor of misinformation. Or some other reasonable motivation to look at your source material, like curiosity.

Anyway the point is that citing a Wikipedia page is like citing "The New York Times". What issue? Which article? By what author? The citation barely conveys any information. I'd be very tempted to dock points for citing Wikipedia, too. Hector's dead right: cite the same thing as Wikipedia cites. In fact, for a good explanation of why Wikipedia shouldn't be cited, read Wikipedia's citation guidelines. :P
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146526 on: August 16, 2019, 11:42:25 am »

Haha yeah, citing Wikipedia is literally citing "Somebody on the internet said".  In most cases it's citing "Somebody on the internet said X Journal said" - so yeah, you should just cite the journal.

It's a useful compilation of citations and usually-correct information, but it's inherently unreliable.
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« Reply #146527 on: August 16, 2019, 11:48:12 am »

Well, usually Wikipedia is good as a jumping off point.  By the time I was regularly expected to cite my work I had access to various databases I was expected to pull from.

Never had to do too much in the way of citing physical works, and even though my university had a 9 story library I only ever used it to have sex in tbh.  Kind of regrettable, but . . . internet.
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« Reply #146528 on: August 16, 2019, 12:26:22 pm »

In the library? Isn't that noisy?
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« Reply #146529 on: August 16, 2019, 12:54:52 pm »

I mean, nine floors and all the various 'quiet rooms', bathrooms, staircases, elevators, and utility rooms is a lot of rooms.
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« Reply #146530 on: August 16, 2019, 12:57:49 pm »

As long as you don't involve the books in the intercourse....

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« Reply #146531 on: August 16, 2019, 12:58:13 pm »

I mean, nine floors and all the various 'quiet rooms', bathrooms, staircases, elevators, and utility rooms is a lot of rooms.
No no no, he said story, not storey. It was a library with only 9 novels in it.

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« Reply #146532 on: August 16, 2019, 02:35:08 pm »

As long as you don't involve the books in the intercourse....
Or rather, if you do, just go ahead and tear up some useless pages or something, say you accidentally damaged them, and pay for a replacement, rather than leave a surprise for the librarians to eventually deal with. Water damage and its equivalents are among the worst and hardest to deal with things that can happen to a book, so give appropriate reparations for anything you inflict on them. Please bibliofuck responsibly.
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« Reply #146533 on: August 16, 2019, 02:43:53 pm »

My uni library had a 12 floor open atrium and a diving team!

... at least until they put up the big metal screens
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146534 on: August 16, 2019, 04:06:19 pm »

In the library? Isn't that noisy?
Not as much as you'd think. I know of one that has to periodically hire on extra security to root out a persistent prostitution ring.
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