Personally I think wikipedia is perfectly quotable, provided that when
you quote it, you refer to the actual page you quoted and not one that
may have been updated since. To do this, click on the history tab, and
select the most recent date. The page that the latest date link points
to, would stay the same, even if someone changed the main article.
Saying that you cannot quote something in wikipedia because it may
change, is like saying you can´t give instructions for OOo, because
the devs, may change the way something works making your instructions
incorrect. The solution: state the version number eg. OOo1.1
On 7/12/05, Stephen Reilly <leydar at gmail.com> wrote:
> To get back to the original question if I may. Encarta is also
> available online (ref. wikipedia.org
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encarta :) Interestingly they appear to
> be attempting a hybrid of open/closed contributions "Early in 2005,
> the online Encarta started to allow users to edit articles. Articles
> are not immediately updated. User edits are submitted to Encarta's
> editors for review, copyediting, and approval." AFAIK this was the way
> nupedia was supposed to work before wikipedia took over. Interestingly
> enough "When a user uses the copy and paste function of Microsoft
> Windows on Encarta on more than five words, Encarta automatically
> appends a copyright boilerplate message after the paste." That's
> weird, further: "Encarta is also notorious for drastically reducing
> the quality of images copied using the built-in image copy menu option
> and adding a copyright notice at the bottom, often covering up
> important details. A known work-around is use of the print-screen key
> and pasting into an image editing program." Encarta online costs $4.95
> per month for full access, restricted access is free.
>> The point being wikipedia is being suggested as a replacement for
> encarta, not for Brittanica. From what I can gather about encarta I
> think it's more than adequate for that. I've had a quick look and if
> wine doesn't do it for you then I can find no way of running your
> encarta cd/dvd on linux, sorry. If you really want to use it consider
> a dual boot.
>> Google is still the best online encyclopedia, since the demise of taoma that is.
>> <invitado> i want to know if there is some "encarta" on linux
> <Nermal> man ?
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