[citation][nom]fearless1333[/nom]I don't know about anyone else, but I have yet to find one inaccurate piece of information on Wikipedia for all the years I have used it. Personally, I trust Wikipedia more than I trust my teachers.[/citation]
For factual things like the atomic weight of carbon, it's always correct. But for very recent things like news or celebrity tabloids, things like that that are usually hazy, it can have some errors (or at least things that are open to interpretation). A good way of gauging how trustworthy the info is is to see how long it's been on the site without having been edited. The longer it's been there, usually means the more trustworthy it is.
[citation][nom]TheBigTroll[/nom]wikipedia is dam reliable, until you go to articles that are bound to get crapped on[/citation]
Don't they lock some of the articles to prevent vandalism? Name an article that is currently being "crapped on".
I consider wikipedia to be one of the most reliable sources of information that exists because it is the collaborative effort of many experts. Your encyclopedia probably does not have the same level of collaboration. Teachers/professors still will not let you cite it, but as another reader remarked, Wikipedia is more reliable than most (if not all) professors and or experts.
Wikipedia is great for:
-Getting a general grasp of something
-Getting into the nitty gritty of something
With Wikipedia, you no longer have to look for sources, since you can go to a Wikipedia page and all the sources are at the bottom, and you can use those. Wikipedia has been very accurate and objective for the many years I've used it.