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With Wikipedia accuracy, the question is "is it reliable/accurate enough for x?" A bet over a beer? Sure. A basic orientation on a topic? A lot of the time, yes. Knowing enough about a politician to decide whether to vote for them? Depends on how comprehensive the article is, but usually, yes. To support a key plank of argument in your Ph.D thesis? Hell no. To remove your own appendix? Definitely not. If you have to know with 100% reliability whether or not some particular celebrity is gay or not... yeah, perhaps not. But then, generalist encyclopedias were never really intended for that purpose.
Is Wikipedia, in general, inaccurate? If not, why is it believed to be so? - Quora
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