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Re: Capitalization

Postby jackitaylor » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:44 am

speaking of online research, the things I've been looking into . . LOL I sometimes think that if I were being watched, they would be seriously concerned about what i might be doing haha

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Re: Capitalization

Postby rob-lost » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:10 am

You ARE being watched.

Hear that heavy-sounding engine outside? They're coming, jacki...

Heheh.
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Re: Capitalization

Postby Lbeauchesne » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:08 am

I've always said, that, if my laptop was seized, my Google search history (or even just some of the bookmarks) could see me up on charges of murder :lol:
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Re: Capitalization

Postby ostarella » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:28 am

omg yes. Snipers, air force bases, torture, poisons, burglary, ways to disappear - yeah, not good... :shock:
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Re: Capitalization

Postby jackitaylor » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:25 pm

THEY are watching me rob, through the electric outlets! hahaha

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Re: Capitalization

Postby pls » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:49 pm

Any fool can post to Wkipedia. That's why it's not credible. I've posted there myself several times.

However, if an article does list primary sources, those are the most useful aspect of the site. Anything else - it's just hearsay, whether true or not.
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Re: Capitalization

Postby ostarella » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:55 pm

[quote="pls"]Any fool can post to Wkipedia. That's why it's not credible. I've posted there myself several times.

However, if an article does list primary sources, those are the most useful aspect of the site. Anything else - it's just hearsay, whether true or not.[/quote]

The biggest problem with Wiki is that when you try to verify the info on other sites, it turns out they're actually just quoting Wiki. I've had to develop a habit of verifying the source's sources - very aggravating and time consuming.
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Re: Capitalization

Postby rob-lost » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:30 pm

[quote="ostarella"]The biggest problem with Wiki is that when you try to verify the info on other sites, it turns out they're actually just quoting Wiki. I've had to develop a habit of verifying the source's sources - very aggravating and time consuming.[/quote]
You guys are gonna turn me into mike. :::PHBTPTBHT!::: (Official Bloom County spelling of a raspberry).

This sounds like just paying attention to me. Back when I was in High School, before all that Interwebs stuff, I was taught, "Just because someone wrote it in a book, don't make it true."

Always apply some "sniff test" to anything you read.
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Re: Capitalization

Postby ostarella » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:57 pm

[quote="rob-lost"]
This sounds like just paying attention to me. Back when I was in High School, before all that Interwebs stuff, I was taught, "Just because someone wrote it in a book, don't make it true."

Always apply some "sniff test" to anything you read.[/quote]

Oh yes - I always try to have at least 2-3 sources - but when you think you have that and then discover they're just quoting an unreliable one... On to the next site, and the next, and the next... :roll:

What really bugs me is that so many sites do this - as if Wiki were a "real" source instead of an open invite for people's opinions and agendas...
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