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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Citing Wikipedia and Nazis Reply with quote

If someone says you can't cite Wikipedia, let them know that a Harvard professor included a Wikipedia citation in a (soon to be) published paper.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll just sigh and shake their heads and the conversation will become about how education isn't what it used to be.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
They'll just sigh and shake their heads and the conversation will become about how education isn't what it used to be.


This is so true.

Also, the nature of the paper is possibly relevant. If the paper is about wikipedia, a wikipedia citation might be uncontrovertibly appropriate.

Seriously though, it's all about Harvard grade inflation.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about some music nonsense, and is in no way about Wikipedia. And this isn't some scrub, it's a good professor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
It's about some music nonsense, and is in no way about Wikipedia. And this isn't some scrub, it's a good professor.


I agree with you, but it will take the average semi-Luddite technophobe on the street approximately 12 parsecs to figure out that wikipedia is, at the very least, a moderately respectable source.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is this in Gaming?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
Why is this in Gaming?


very good question...

...and we're back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's the part about the Nazis?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The people who say you can't cite wikipedia are nazis.

Also: hi, how are you doing?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you're never supposed to cite encyclopedias. At least that's the explanation that I've heard. (I guess citing the internet masses isn't the primary problem Heh.)

Hi. I'm ok. Not much happening over here. At the risk of excessive embarrassment: that thing for my advisor is still going on. Heh. In other news, I will probably be attempting to make my way to Boulder in a week or two. (Once that advisor thing is definitely done.) I'm also on Season 5 of The West Wing. Apparently they didn't kill Zoe. So how's everything with you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently they didn't kill Zoe.


I wish they had... she's such a little bitch.

"Ever since you got that pipe, you've just been the biggest bitch!"
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

epb wrote:
Hi. I'm ok. Not much happening over here. At the risk of excessive embarrassment: that thing for my advisor is still going on. Heh. In other news, I will probably be attempting to make my way to Boulder in a week or two. (Once that advisor thing is definitely done.) So how's everything with you?


Meh. Not much happening, indeed. Apparently life gets lonely when everyone you know moves away.

To Boulder for a visit or forever?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Meh. Not much happening, indeed. Apparently life gets lonely when everyone you know moves away.

To Boulder for a visit or forever?


She's visiting for a couple weeks.

Look, DOOMCom should take a trip, have a party, something like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, I keep saying that shit. Florida. Let's do it.

But really, I'd hop a plane somewhere for DOOMCom.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
But really, I'd hop a plane somewhere for DOOMCom.


I gotta say, I'd probably do the same.
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